50 most Innovative Nigerian Youths in 2021
Being innovative in Nigeria or as a Nigerian is no ABC task. It cuts farther than developing business ideas and implementing them. The Nigerian society is a very rigid and biased one, which makes innovation a very difficult task; challenging the norms people are profoundly attached to.
Innovation in Nigeria goes as far as identifying the socio-economic problems of the society, challenging them, drafting strategic solutions, implementing these solutions, and making these solutions sustainable sources livelihood for yourself and people.
To innovate is to stimulate an economy growth. To innovate is to make basic needs affordable. To innovate is to inspire people to live a better live. To innovate is to challenge dreadful norms and prove them wrong. To innovate is to make people happy.
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.
Who are the 50 most Innovative Nigerian Youths in 2021?
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.
The Nigerian youths on the list did not only beat so many odds, their success has earned them recognition on the international stage.
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/N||Name||Industry / Sector||Firme||Age|
|1.||Abubakar Falalu||Farming||Founder, Falgates||31|
|2.||Richard Akuson||Lawyer/Writer||Founder, A Nasty Boy||27|
|3.||Adegoke Olubusi||Health||Cofounder, Helium Health||29|
|4.||Akin Jones||FinTech||Founder, Aella Credit|
|5.||Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun||Entertainment||Musician||30|
|6.||Ayodeji Osowobi||Activist||Executive Director, STER||29|
|7.||Bankole Cardoso||Transportation||CEO, EasyTaxi Nigeria||32|
|8.||Bella Disu||Telecommunications||Executive Vice Chairman, Globacom||35|
|9.||Ben Eluan||FinTech||Co-founder, Flux||23|
|10.||Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (Burnaboy)||Entertainment||Musician||29|
|11.||David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido)||Entertainment||Musician||28|
|12.||Dimeji Sofowora||Health care||Cofounder, Helium Health|
|13.||Dr. Olamide Orekunrin||Healthcare and Venture Capitalist||Founder, Founder Flying Doctors Nigeria||35|
|14.||Edirin Edewor||Writer||Founder, online publisher||30|
|15.||Edmund Olotu||FinTech||CEO, G-Pay||33|
|16.||Eyitayo Ogunmola||Social media||Founder, Utiva||32|
|17.||Ezra Olubi||FinTech||Cofounder, Paystack||34|
|18.||Fidelis Ozuawala||Blogger||founder/CEO of Waploaded||28|
|19.||Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola (Dj. Cuppy)||Entertainment||DJ||29|
|20.||Folarin Falana (Falz)||Entertainment||Musician||31|
|21.||Fred Oyetayo||Internet Technology||CEO, Fresible||27|
|22.||George Omoraro||Media||CEO, The Rage Group||31|
|23.||Hamzat Lawal||Legal PR actioner/activist||Founder, Follow The Money||34|
|24.||Ire Aderinokun||FinTech||Co-Founder, Buycoins||31|
|25.||Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji||FinTech||Cofounder, Andela, and Flutterwave||30|
|26.||Blessing Okagbare-Otegheri||Athlete||Long Jumping and Short Sprints||33|
|27.||Jessica Anuna||E-commerce||Founder and CEO, Klasha||29|
|28.||Jessica O. Matthews||Venture Capitalist||co-founder, Uncharted Power||33|
|29.||John Obidi||Internet Marketing||Founder, HeadStart Africa||35|
|30.||Juliet Ehimuan||Internet technology||Google's Country Manager in Nigeria||28|
|31.||Kelechi Iheanacho||Footballer||Forward, Leicester City||25|
|32.||Maya Horgan Famodu||Venture Capitalist||Founder, Ingressive Capital||30|
|33.||Nick Ionita||FinTech||Co-founder and CEO, Flux|
|34.||Odunayo Eweniyi||FinTech||Co-founder PiggyVest||28|
|35.||Ola Brown||Health||Founder, Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Group|
|36.||Olugbenga Agboola||FinTech||Co-founder, Flutterwave||35|
|37.||Oluseun Onigbinde||FinTech||co-founder and CEO of budgIT||35|
|38.||OLuwastobiloba Oyinlola||Venture Capitalist||IoT Evangelist, Itel||29|
|39.||Oluwatobi Ajayi||Transportation||Chairman/CEO, Nord Automobiles Limited||32|
|40.||Oluwatomi Solanke||Social media||Founder, iCreate Africa||31|
|41.||Oluwatosin Olaseinde||EdTech||Founder, The Money Africa|
|42.||Onyeka Akumah||Farming||CEO, Farmcrowdy||35|
|44.||Shola Akinlade||FinTech||Cofounder, Paystack||34|
|45.||Stephanie Coker||Television Presenter||Presenter, MTV Base Africa||32|
|46.||Temie Giwa-Tubosu||Banking||CEO, LifeBank||34|
|47.||Tito Ovia||Health care||Cofounder, Helium Health||28|
|48.||Tomi Adeyemi||Novelist & Writing Coach||Author, Children of Blood and Bones||28|
|49.||Toyin Omotoso||Internet Marketing||Founder, Expertnaire|
|50.||Yele Bademosi||Cryptocurrency||Founder, Microtraction and Bundle Africa||30|
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 beyond expectation, we feel compelled to update the list as soon as we can. And this also applies to innovators on the list whose line of business confirmed illegal by the appropriate authority.
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