50 most Innovative Nigerian Youths in 2021

50 most innovative Nigerians in 2021

50 most Innovative Nigerian Youths in 2021

Millions of Nigerian youths have been doing exponentially well for themselves, the nation, and the global community. These Nigerian youths have been exceptional in their ability to identify some fundamental social, economic, and environmental problems both in the country and the international community… And also have put in some efforts, focus, commitment to render significant solutions to eliminate the problems or abate them. 

We at insight.ng love to call them innovative Nigerian Youths. Or insightful Youths in Nigeria… and in our culture of celebrating great Individuals who have been contributing to the progress and development of humanity, both in Nigeria and abroad, we have collected a list of 50 young Nigerians between the age bracket of [16 and 35 years old] who have been innovative in their respective industries and have been able to create some grand successes we can all recon with.

We cover industries like Business, Science and Technology, Politics and leadership, Civil service and law, Entertainment and  Sports, and several others.  

50 Most Innovative Nigerian Youth

S/NNameIndustry / SectorFirmeAge
1Olugbenga AgboolaFinTechCo-founder, Flutterwave35
2John ObidiInternet MarketingFounder, Headsta35
3Iyinoluwa Samuel AboyejiFinTechCo-founder, Flutterwave30
4Bella DisuTelecommunicationsExecutive Vice Chairman, Globacom35
5Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (Burnaboy)EntertainmentMusician29
6Ayodeji Ibrahim BalogunEntertainmentMusician30
7Shola AkinladeFinTechCofounder, Paystack34
8Ezra OlubiFinTechCofounder, Paystack34
9Iyinoluwa Samuel AboyejiFinTechCofounder, Andela, and Flutterwave30
10Oluseun OnigbindeFinTechco-founder and CEO of budgIT35
11Maya Horgan FamoduVenture Capitalist Founder, Ingressive Capital30
12Juliet EhimuanInternet technologyGoogle's Country Manager in Nigeria28
13Odunayo EweniyiFinTechCo-founder PiggyVest28
14Yele BademosiCryptocurrencyFounder, Microtraction and Bundle Africa30
15Temie Giwa-TubosuBankingCEO, LifeBank34
16Tito OviaHealth careCofounder, Helium Health28
17Jessica O. MatthewsVenture Capitalistco-founder, Uncharted Power33
18Dr. Olamide OrekunrinHealthcare and Venture CapitalistFounder, Founder Flying Doctors Nigeria35
19Kelechi IheanachoFootballerForward, Leicester City25
20Romeo OriogunAuthorAuthor,26
21Edmund OlotuFinTechCEO, G-Pay33
22Bankole CardosoTransportationCEO, EasyTaxi Nigeria32
23Oluwatosin OlaseindeOnline MagazineFounder, The Money Africa
24Adegoke OlubusiHealthCofounder, Helium Health29
25Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola (Dj. Cuppy)EntertainmentDJ29
26David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido)EntertainmentMusician28
27Folarin Falana (Falz)EntertainmentMusician31
28Oluwatomi SolankeSocial mediaFounder, iCreate Africa31
29Edirin EdeworWriterFounder, online publisher30
30Eyitayo OgunmolaSocial mediaFounder, Utiva32
31Fred OyetayoInternet TechnologyCEO, Fresible27
32Ire AderinokunFinTechCo-Founder, Buycoins31
33OLuwastobiloba OyinlolaVenture CapitalistIoT Evangelist, Itel29
34Ola BrownHealthFounder, Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Group
35Ayodeji OsowobActivistExecutive Director, STER29
36Tomi AdeyemiNovelist & Writing CoachAuthor, Children of Blood and Bones28
37George OmoraroMediaCEO, The Rage Group31
38Abubakar Sadiq FalaluFarmingCEO, Falgate31
39Ben EluanFinTechCo-founder, Flux23
40Nick IonitaFinTechCo-founder and CEO, Flux
41Hamzat LawalLegal PR actioner/activistFounder, Follow The Money34
42Stephanie CokerTelevision PresenterPresenter, MTV Base Africa32
43Jessica AnunaE-commerceFounder and CEO, Klasha29
44Akin JonesFinTechFounder, Aella Credit
45Abubakar FalaluFarming Founder, Falgates31
46Dimeji SofoworaHealth careCofounder, Helium Health
47Onyeka AkumahFarmingCEO, Farmcrowdy35
48Oluwatobi AjayiTransportationChairman/CEO, Nord Automobiles Limited32
49Fidelis OzuawalaBloggerfounder/CEO of Waploaded28
50Toyin OmotosoInternet MarketingCEO, Expertnaire



Insight.ng updates the list of the 5o most innovative Nigerian Youths every 6 months. I.e Januaries and Junes.

However, in special cases where a young Nigerian steals the limelight, we feel compelled to update the list as soon as we can. And this also applied to innovators on the list whose source of income is confirmed illegal by the appropriate authority.

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