2018 Most Influential Young Nigerian

Davido Voted 2018 Most Influential Young Nigerian

Davido Voted 2018 Most Influential Young Nigerian: HKN Music CEO and Musician, Davido has been voted the 2018 Most Influential Young Nigerian in the 3rd edition of the annual ranking poll by international rating firm, Avance Media.

Davido who was nominated in the Entertainment category for his works in the showbiz industry across the globe got his massive endorsement after winning a well contested poll among 100 most influential young Nigerians nominated in diverse categories.

The multiple award winning artiste known in private life as David Adedeji Adeleke is a singer, songwriter and record producer.
The ranking which was launched in 2016 by Avance Media has been won by Actress, Funke Akindele (2016) & Footballer, Victor Moses (2017). Following keenly in the 2018 ranking are: Musician, Wizkid, Krystal Digital CEO, Tope Ogunsemo, Footballer, Ahmed Musa, and For Lekan Bamidele & Co’s, Barr. Bamidele Olamilekan who were voted among the top 5 most influential young Nigerians.

Media personality and host of Keeping It Real with Adeola, Adeola Fayehun who got the 9th position also got the nod as the 2018 Most Influential Young Nigerian woman during the poll.

Sharing insights about this year’s polls, Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media mentioned; the ranking was instituted to highlight the works of young Nigerians who are contributing in diverse ways towards the advancement of development in Nigeria and across Africa.
Avance Media also runs same initiative in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, DR Congo, Ghana & Cameroon in partnership with various organisations and is expected to release a global ranking in 2019.

Below are winners in the various categories:
1. Business – Ink Eze – Aso Ebi Bella
2. Entertainment – Davido – Musician
3. Law & Governance – Barr. Bamidele Olamilekan – For Lekan Bamidele & Co
4. Leadership & Civil Society – Bello Bala Shagari – National Youth Council
5. Lifestyle – Victor Ebiye – Social Media Influencer
6. Media – Adeola Fayehun – Keeping It Real With Adeola
7. Personal Development & Academia – Tope Ogunsemo – Krystal Digital
8. Science & Technology – Victor Ugo – Mentally Aware
9. Social Entreprise & Philanthropy – Vivian Sonny-Nsirim – Young Moms Support
Initiative
10. Sports – Ahmed Musa – Footballer, Al-Nassr FC & Super Eagles

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2018 Most Influential Young Nigerian

Below is the list of Avance Media’s 2018 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians
1. Davido – Musician
2. Wizkid – Musician
3. Tope Ogunsemo – Krystal Digital
4. Ahmed Musa
5. Barr. Bamidele Olamilekan – For Lekan Bamidele & Co
6. Ikechukwu Uzoma – United Nations
7. Alex Iwobi
8. Falz – Musician
9. Adeola Fayehun – Keeping It Real With Adeola
10. Ink Eze – Aso Ebi Bella
11. Vivian Sonny-Nsirim – Young Moms Support Initiative
12. Victor Ugo – Mentally Aware
13. Alex Iheanacho – Money Sense Africa
14. Bukola Bolarinwa – Sickle Cell Aid Foundation
15. Busari Bisayo – Project One Productions
16. Grace Ihejiamaizu – iKapture Networks
17. Williams Uchemba – Williams Uchemba Foundation
18. Ubi Franklin – Made Men Music Group
19. Oluwatobi Oyinlola – IoT Evangelist
20. Ife Durosinmi – Etti – Author
21. Abdullateef Olasubomi Abdul – Lawyer
22. Osagie Alonge – Pulse Nigeria
23. Adekunle Gold – Musician
24. Nkechi Okwuone – Code for Nigeria
25. Victor Ebiye – Social Media Influencer
26. Bello Bala Shagari – National Youth Council
27. Seun Onigbinde – BudgIT
28. Nancy Isime – Model
29. Tolani Alli – Photographer
30. Michael Ajayi – Enactus Nigeria
31. Tosin Ajibade – Olori Supergal Media
32. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji – Flutterwave
33. Simi – Musician
34. Japheth J Omojuwa – Activist
35. Moet Abebe – OAP
36. Mikel Obi
37. Fola David – Painter
38. Hauwa Ojeifo – She Writes Woman
39. Rosemary Ajuka – OAP
40. Abimbola Omotoyosi Ogunmekan – WarriorStory.ng
41. Chidera Okolie – Lawyer
42. Samson Itodo – YIAGA

43. Chichi Nwoko – Kwese Free Sports Nigeria
44. Collins CK Chiemezie – The MADE Woman Foundation
45. Kenny Blaq – Comedian
46. Akinwande Durojaye – JustBrandIt
47. Teslim Opemipo Omipidan – OldNaija.com
48. Adepeju Jaiyeoba – Brown Button Foundation
49. Tobi Obasa – Davtonlearn
50. Tania Omotayo – Ziva Lagos
51. Silas Adekunle – Reach Robotics
52. Oluwaseun Ologun Williams – ECOWAS Youth Council
53. Niniola Soleye – Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh – DRASA Health Trust
54. Victor Moses
55. Stanley Uzochukwu – Stanel Oil Group
56. Tomi Adeyemi – Author
57. Osi Suave – OAP
58. Adenike O. Adebayo – Blogger
59. Adesewa Josh – OAP
60. Adetola Anita Adetoye – Beauty Consultant
61. Tisan Bako – OAP
62. Chike Ukaegbu – Presidential Candidate
63. Joseph Agunbiade – Univelcity
64. Olasupo Abideen – Brain Builders International
65. Idia Aisien – OAP
66. Uwabor Joshua – Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards
67. Kene Rapu – Kene Rapu
68. Dr. Moses Enokela – SonoCare
69. Zuriel Oduwole
70. Bashir Ahmad – PA – President of Nigeria
71. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin – Pearl Africa Foundation
72. Kelechi Iheanacho
73. Elo Umeh – Terragon Group
74. Obinwanne Okeke – Invictus Group
75. Eromo Egbejule – The Africa Report
76. Chris Kwekowe – Slate Cube
77. JohnBosco Onunkwo – JohnBosco Onunkwo Foundation
78. Tunde Kehinde – Lidya
79. Ereme Abraham – Social Media Influencer
80. Adeoye Ojo – Sureremit
81. Maria Okanrende – OAP
82. Beverly Naya – Actress
83. Tonye Rex Idaminabo – ADC Candidate
84. Olamide – Musician
85. Ossai Ovie Success – PA – Governor, Delta State

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86. Kizz Daniel – Musician
87. Michael Ugwu – Sony Music Western Africa
88. Obinna Okwodu – Fibre
89. Rahmon Ojukotola – Rahmon Ojukotola Foundation
90. Adamu Garba – Politician
91. Joyce Jacob – Joyce Jacob Beauty
92. George Ugwuja – APC
93. Seun Oluyemi – Y! Productions
94. Quadri Aruna
95. Wadi Ben-Hirki – Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation
96. Evelyn Akhator
97. Sambasa Nzeribe – Actor
98. Odunayo Adekuoroye
99. Oluwatobiloba Amusan
100. Simidele Adeagbo

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The 2018 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians ranking was conducted by Avance Media in partnership with Blue Blazer International, VIPI State, Jagari Designs, COSDEF Group, 1000 African Voices, CliqAfrica, WatsUp TV, & MyNaijaNaira.com

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