Nigerian singers, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, and Davido have been listed among the 27 Nigerians in Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30.
This list comprises of 90 young entrepreneurs considered to be promising and change-makers across business, technology and creative sectors.
Interestingly, Nigerian actors and actresses, models, filmmakers, and fashion designers were not excluded from the Forbes list. Other honorees also included actor-artiste Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, Joyce Jacob, founder of Joyce Jacob Beauty, fashion designer Adebayo Oke-Lawal, actress Beverly Naya, Sonia Irabor, and Tania Omotayo.
Then the business category also had eight Nigerians recognised. They included Ladipo Lawani, founder, L&L Foods; Emmanuel Ademola Ayilara, 29, founder, LanaWey Investment Limited; Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed Falalu, 28, founder, FalGates and Anita Adetola Adetoye, 26, founder, Anita Brows Beauty.
Eleven Nigerians are setting the pace in the world of technology across Africa. The honorees include Olaoluwa Samuel-Biyi, 27, co-founder, SureGifts and director, SureRemit; Mahmood Oyewo, 26, co-founder, RubiQube; Chris Kwekowe, 25, & Emerald Kwekowe, 21, founders, Slatecube and Sunkanmi Ola, 22, founder, Syracuse Digital.
Others are Kola Olajide, 26, co-founder, Bridge Labs; Leonard Stiegeler, 29, co-founder, Zanda, Jumia and director, Ringer Africa AG; Timothy Adeleye, 29, founder, Optiweb Communications; Maya Horgan Famodu, 27, founder, Ingressive; Ink Eze, 28, founder, AsoEbiBella and Obinna Okwodu, 27, founder, Fibre.