Leading PR & rating agency, Avance Media has announced finalists for the 3rd edition of its prestigious annual ranking focused on young people dubbed: 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians.
According to Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media, this year’s list features young people who have made remarkable contributions towards their respective fields which has extended impact to other young people across Nigeria and beyond.
Public voting has also commenced on ng.avancemedia.org to determine the influence of the nominees in their categories and in the overall ranking.
Previous editions have been won by Actress Funke Akindele (2016) & Footballer Victor Moses (2017).
Some notable personalities nominated include: Wizkid, Davido, Ubi Franklin, Grace Ihejiamaizu, Japheth J Omojuwa, Tonye Rex Idaminabo, Victor Moses etc
After launching the initiative in Ghana in 2015, Avance Media has been able to partner various organisations across Africa to extend the ranking to Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania & DR Congo and is expected to announce a global ranking in 2019.
Below is the list of nominees represented in their respective categories.
1. Akinwande Durojaye (JustBrandIt)
2. Chichi Nwoko (Kwese Free Sports Nigeria)
3. Ink Eze (Aso Ebi Bella)
4. Kene Rapu (Kene Rapu)
5. Michael Ugwu (Sony Music Western Africa)
6. Obinna Okwodu (Fibre)
7. Obinwanne Okeke (Invictus Group)
8. Stanley Uzochukwu (Stanel Oil Group)
9. Tania Omotayo (Ziva Lagos)
10. Ubi Franklin (Made Men Music Group)
1. Adekunle Gold (Musician)
2. Beverly Naya (Actress)
3. Davido (Musician)
4. Falz (Musician)
5. Kenny Blaq (Comedian)
6. Kizz Daniel (Musician)
7. Olamide (Musician)
8. Sambasa Nzeribe (Actor)
9. Simi (Musician)
10. Wizkid (Musician)
LAW & GOVERNANCE
1. Abdullateef Olasubomi Abdul (Lawyer)
2. Adamu Garba (Politician)
3. Barr. Bamidele Olamilekan (FOR LEKAN BAMIDELE & CO)
4. Bashir Ahmad (PA – President of Nigeria)
5. Chidera Okolie (Lawyer)
6. Chike Ukaegbu (Presidential Candidate)
7. George Ugwuja (APC)
8. Ikechukwu Uzoma (United Nations)
9. Ossai Ovie Success (PA – Governor, Delta State)
10. Tonye Rex Idaminabo (ADC Candidate)
LEADERSHIP & CIVIL SOCIETY
1. Bello Bala Shagari (National Youth Council)
2. Japheth J Omojuwa (Activist)
3. Michael Ajayi (Enactus Nigeria)
4. Niniola Soleye (Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) Health Trust)
5. Oluwaseun Ologun Williams (ECOWAS Youth Council)
6. Samson Itodo (Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement)
7. seun Oluyemi (Y! Productions)
8. Seun Onigbinde (BudgIT)
9. Uwabor Joshua (Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards)
10. Zuriel Oduwole
1. Adenike O. Adebayo (Blogger)
2. Adetola Anita Adetoye (Beauty Consultant)
3. Ereme Abraham (Social Media Influencer)
4. Fola David (Painter)
5. Joyce Jacob (Joyce Jacob Beauty)
6. Nancy Isime (Model)
7. Olori Supergal (Blogger)
8. Tolani Alli (Photographer)
9. Tomi Adeyemi (Author)
10. Victor Ebiye (Social Media Influencer)
1. Adeola Fayehun (Keeping It Real With Adeola)
2. Adesewa Josh (OAP)
3. Eromo Egbejule (The Africa Report)
4. Idia Aisien (OAP)
5. Maria Okanrende (OAP)
6. Moet Abebe (OAP)
7. Osagie Alonge (Pulse Nigeria)
8. Osi Suave (OAP)
9. Rosemary Ajuka (OAP)
10. Tisan Bako (OAP)
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & ACADEMIA
1. Alex Iheanacho (Money Sense Africa)
2. Collins CK Chiemezie (The MADE Woman Foundation)
3. Grace Ihejiamaizu (iKapture Networks)
4. Ife Durosinmi – Etti (Author)
5. Joseph Agunbiade (Univelcity)
6. Olasupo Abideen (Brain Builders International)
7. Rahmon Ojukotola (Rahmon Ojukotola Foundation)
8. Teslim Opemipo Omipidan (OldNaija.com)
9. Tobi Obasa (Davtonlearn)
10. Tope Ogunsemo (Krystal Digital)
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
1. Adeoye Ojo (Sureremit)
2. Oluwatobi Oyinlola (IoT Evangelist)
3. Chris Kwekowe (Slate Cube)
4. Dr. Moses Enokela (SonoCare)
5. Elo Umeh (Terragon Group)
6. Iyinoluwa ABOYEJI (Flutterwave)
7. Nkechi Okwuone (Code for Nigeria)
8. Silas Adekunle (Reach Robotics)
9. Tunde Kehinde (Lidya)
10. Victor Ugo (Mentally Aware)
SOCIAL ENTREPRISE & PHILANTHROPY
1. Abimbola Omotoyosi Ogunmekan (WarriorStory.ng)
2. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin (Pearl Africa Foundation)
3. Adepeju Jaiyeoba (Brown Button Foundation)
4. Bukola Bolarinwa (Sickle Cell Aid Foundation)
5. Busari Bisayo (Project One Productions)
6. Hauwa Ojeifo (She Writes Woman)
7. JohnBosco Onunkwo (JohnBosco Onunkwo Foundation)
8. Vivian Sonny-Nsirim (Young Moms Support Initiative)
9. Wadi Ben-Hirki (Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation)
10. Williams Uchemba (Williams Uchemba Foundation)
1. Ahmed Musa
2. Alex Iwobi
3. Evelyn Akhator
4. Kelechi Iheanacho
5. Mikel Obi
6. Odunayo Adekuoroye
7. Oluwatobiloba Amusan
8. Quadri Aruna
9. Simidele Adeagbo
10. Victor Moses
The 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians initiative is spearheaded by Avance Media in partnership with Jagari Designs, COSDEF Group, 1000 African Voices, My Naija Naira, Cliq Africa, VIPI State & WatsUp TV
Young Osu Guy Named “Cash” Kicks Off 2019 With A Brand New Car | PHOTO
CASH, A young osu based guy who has been working very hard since last year surprisingly has kicked off osu by getting himself a brand new car.
This surprise came up just this afternoon after he posted a photo of him by his car.
Famously know as “Cash” he was able to get his name on the car as its number plate whereby he was seen by his car.
He got himself a 2015 Hyundai which costs about $15,300.
See photo of cash and his car below.
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The government of Czech Republic has offered to pay Nigerians and other migrants €4000 (1.6m) to encourage them to leave their country and return to their homes.
A report by RemixNes, a Czech-Republic based newspaper, the offer is under a programme that focuses particularly on migrants from Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Mongolia, Russia, and Vietnam that wish to voluntarily leave their country.
The programme tagged ”Returns” established by the Czech Interior Ministry would assist immigrants with transportation costs and integration in their country of origin, including accommodation, household equipment or domestic animal expenses.
”Anyone who voluntarily leaves the country and promises not to return not only to the Czech Republic but to the EU will be eligible for the money. Allocation for the program amounts to 60 million CZK, 75 percent is to be covered from the European Asylum, migration and integration fund. Each individual could get funds ranging between 40,000 and 100,000 CZK. First funded returns should be processed in the third quarter of 2019.” the report read.
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Tech giant Huawei‘s massive new campus, which is designed to look like a group of European cities, has left people in awe.
The campus in the Chinese city of Dongguan recreates a wide swathe of Europe, from faux Italian towers to artificial lakes and classical palaces. It also has its own tram system.
The campus is split into 12 “towns,” which are areas where employees work. Each town is named after a European city. There are towns including Paris, Granada, Verona, and Bruges.
The campus is still being built. So far 8 out of the 12 towns have been completed.
The nine square kilometer facility can house up to 25,000 employees. 17,000 employees are currently located on the campus. There are over 50,000 employees at Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters.
Huawei’s Dongguan campus is so big that a tram operates to transport employees between different towns. There’s also a bridge that connects the different parts of the campus on different sides of the lake. The bridge is a replica of the Freedom Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, CNBC reports.
More photos below.
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