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/N||Name||Industry / Sector||Firme||Age|
|1||Olugbenga Agboola||FinTech||Co-founder, Flutterwave||35|
|2||John Obidi||Internet Marketing||Founder, Headsta||35|
|3||Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji||FinTech||Co-founder, Flutterwave||30|
|4||Bella Disu||Telecommunications||Executive Vice Chairman, Globacom||35|
|5||Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (Burnaboy)||Entertainment||Musician||29|
|6||Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun||Entertainment||Musician||30|
|7||Shola Akinlade||FinTech||Cofounder, Paystack||34|
|8||Ezra Olubi||FinTech||Cofounder, Paystack||34|
|9||Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji||FinTech||Cofounder, Andela, and Flutterwave||30|
|10||Oluseun Onigbinde||FinTech||co-founder and CEO of budgIT||35|
|11||Maya Horgan Famodu||Venture Capitalist||Founder, Ingressive Capital||30|
|12||Juliet Ehimuan||Internet technology||Google's Country Manager in Nigeria||28|
|13||Odunayo Eweniyi||FinTech||Co-founder PiggyVest||28|
|14||Yele Bademosi||Cryptocurrency||Founder, Microtraction and Bundle Africa||30|
|15||Temie Giwa-Tubosu||Banking||CEO, LifeBank||34|
|16||Tito Ovia||Health care||Cofounder, Helium Health||28|
|17||Jessica O. Matthews||Venture Capitalist||co-founder, Uncharted Power||33|
|18||Dr. Olamide Orekunrin||Healthcare and Venture Capitalist||Founder, Founder Flying Doctors Nigeria||35|
|19||Kelechi Iheanacho||Footballer||Forward, Leicester City||25|
|21||Edmund Olotu||FinTech||CEO, G-Pay||33|
|22||Bankole Cardoso||Transportation||CEO, EasyTaxi Nigeria||32|
|23||Oluwatosin Olaseinde||Online Magazine||Founder, The Money Africa|
|24||Adegoke Olubusi||Health||Cofounder, Helium Health||29|
|25||Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola (Dj. Cuppy)||Entertainment||DJ||29|
|26||David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido)||Entertainment||Musician||28|
|27||Folarin Falana (Falz)||Entertainment||Musician||31|
|28||Oluwatomi Solanke||Social media||Founder, iCreate Africa||31|
|29||Edirin Edewor||Writer||Founder, online publisher||30|
|30||Eyitayo Ogunmola||Social media||Founder, Utiva||32|
|31||Fred Oyetayo||Internet Technology||CEO, Fresible||27|
|32||Ire Aderinokun||FinTech||Co-Founder, Buycoins||31|
|33||OLuwastobiloba Oyinlola||Venture Capitalist||IoT Evangelist, Itel||29|
|34||Ola Brown||Health||Founder, Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Group|
|35||Ayodeji Osowob||Activist||Executive Director, STER||29|
|36||Tomi Adeyemi||Novelist & Writing Coach||Author, Children of Blood and Bones||28|
|37||George Omoraro||Media||CEO, The Rage Group||31|
|38||Abubakar Sadiq Falalu||Farming||CEO, Falgate||31|
|39||Ben Eluan||FinTech||Co-founder, Flux||23|
|40||Nick Ionita||FinTech||Co-founder and CEO, Flux|
|41||Hamzat Lawal||Legal PR actioner/activist||Founder, Follow The Money||34|
|42||Stephanie Coker||Television Presenter||Presenter, MTV Base Africa||32|
|43||Jessica Anuna||E-commerce||Founder and CEO, Klasha||29|
|44||Akin Jones||FinTech||Founder, Aella Credit|
|45||Abubakar Falalu||Farming||Founder, Falgates||31|
|46||Dimeji Sofowora||Health care||Cofounder, Helium Health|
|47||Onyeka Akumah||Farming||CEO, Farmcrowdy||35|
|48||Oluwatobi Ajayi||Transportation||Chairman/CEO, Nord Automobiles Limited||32|
|49||Fidelis Ozuawala||Blogger||founder/CEO of Waploaded||28|
|50||Toyin Omotoso||Internet Marketing||CEO, 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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