RICHES ATTAI

Riches Attai is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Winich Farms @winichfarms– a start-up he launched with his brother and co-founder Attai Winner. Winich Farms is currently referred to as one of the top players in Nigeria’s Digital Agriculture. Impacting on the lives of over 4,000 small-scale farmers already since inception across 6 states (Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Delta, Akwa Ibom and Lagos) and still counting. Winich Farms has created and is leading an indigenous production of food with the goal of having a country that is food sufficient with the introduction of ‘Winich Farms Parboiled Rice’, working to impact positively on the lives of 100,000 small scale farmers in Nigeria in the next 5 years and engage at least 3 million Nigerian youths to participate in Agriculture through technology. He was named one of Nigeria’s 20 Innovators 2019 in the recent Orange Corners program by the Kingdom of Netherlands and Fate Foundation and one of the Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in Nigeria this recognition is for his outstanding achievements, entrepreneurial demonstrations and impact as a young African. Riches born on December 12th 1993 Graduated from the University of Benin, Nigeria.

JEOFFREY OKOLO

Jeffrey Okolo has distinguished himself in social entrepreneurship at a young age. Over the years, he has garnered key experience in all forms of traditional and new media, and has translated that practical experience into successful youth campaigns which cumulates his work at The Future Project, a Lagos-based non-profit organisation. He believes in the ability of the youth to influence the future of Africa through innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and leadership development. He also believes that a combination of resources, both human and intellectual will boost societal growth and stability, transforming the African society without dependence on the government or public sector. He strongly believes there is a need for youth inclusion in all spheres of the political-economy so as to harness global opportunities that will engender development for the country as a whole. As is seen in the partnerships and alliances that he has built over the years, he recognizes the need for synergy in order to achieve developmental goals. He has been a constant voice and presence in many activities within Nigeria that focus on development even at the grassroot level such as YMonitor (www.ymonitor.org), Accelerate Labs (www.acceleratelabs.ng ), YNaija (Ynaija.com) The Future Enterprise Support Scheme (TFESS), the Young Writers Network, SME Support Clinic and Aspire Centre Youth Conferences. Through these initiatives he has been able to train over 4,362 youth across the 6 geo-political zones between 18-35years, especially those interested in running for public offices. His organisation has provided employment for over 1200 young people since inception through its enterprise programs. Currently, Jeffrey leads the team of The Future Africa Awards (www.thefutureafrica.com/awards ), Africa’s biggest annual youth event that identifies and rewards young African leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs and uses them as role models to inspire this generation of young Africans. \

HAUWA OJEIFO

Hauwa Ojeifo is a Fashion Designer, Financial Analyst, Life Coach, women empowerment activist and mental health activist who manages to make time and achieve great progress in everything that she sets out to do. But her work in mental health stands out as a passion and a very important activity in her life. Hauwa turned the negative energy she was receiving from people who she thought she could rely on for support into a fight to get out of her battle with mental health and help women and people in Nigeria find a safe space to deal with their mental health issues. In April 2016, she set up ‘She Writes Women’ which serves as a platform where other women and Nigerians could pour out their struggles dealing with mental health issues.

BENITA NNACHORTAM

Benita Nnenna Nnachortam has over 5 years of experience in the Media Industry. Benita just completed her time as a Special Assistant/ Official Photographer at the Ogun State Governors Office, where she focused on Documenting the Legacy of the Statesman Daily beyond the office premises as his Personal Photographer. She is also the Founder of BenTeller Media and Creative Director at KUTA Art Foundation. Benita holds a BSC in International Law and Diplomacy. She is committed to inspiring young people with her work and life, through Ben Teller Media for instance her team focuses on capturing and projecting stories on projects, programmes and people that promote Social Values & Development.

JOEL OGUNSOLA

Joel Ogunsola has strong passion for sustainable development, technology and social entrepreneurship. Professionally he serves as the founder/managing partner for Prunedge an enterprise technology solutions provider based out of Nigeria. Prior to him co-founding Prunedge he was the Microsoft Education Technical Advisor for Microsoft Nigeria where he worked for two years. He is the curator for TEDxAkure, an independently organized TED events. He also co-founded Ng HackerSpace, an open source hardware development community. As Microsoft Student Partner, he was one of the organizers of the Maker Faire Africa, Lagos, 2012 event, the first Maker Space event in Africa. A graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Joel founded Tech4Dev – a technology non-profit organization that seeks to create proactive and reactive solutions to the world’s greatest problems, with primary focus on public health, education & Civic engagement. He also most recently based on his passion for development across the African continent, founded a non-profit – Emerging Communities TechUp initiative; focused on helping to grow intentionally the technology ecosystem within emerging underserved communities across Africa, through a multi-dimensional approach.

AKINNUGS AYOBAMI

Akinnuga Ayobami is a Child Education Activist, Creative Entreprenuer, Business Analyst and Brand Image Consultant, who takes time to specially invest in Educating Young Children and Creating an environment for Young Creative Entreprenuers . He has over 7 years in New Media Industry. In 2017 he launched an education charity project “PROJECT 27” all for Child Education which has so far assited kids back to school in record time. Ayo holds a Bsc in Management Information System from Covenant University. Ayo intends to release a book soon with other CreativeEntrepreneurs like Tomiwa Talabi, Virtuosi, ChefLU MissTechy ,Lanre Shonubi, Yeychi, Seun Caleb, Pexxie amongst others. Ayo also acted as the Special Assitant to the Federal House of Rep Candidate(Accord) for Ogun State on New Media.

ETIMBUK IMUK

Etimbuk Imuk is a professional Agroconsultant and a pace setter. Within two years of founding Agroinnovation Business Hub, she has successfully trained more 5000 farmers and set up more 300 farms across the Nation. She has won a scholarship from Fate Foundation by Facebook, she has trained members of the Nigerian Association for Small and medium scale Enterprise (NASME). Also, has an article published with E/cronicon Agriculture Journal (an Agricultural journal in the USA). She is a member of various Agricultural professional bodies. Her contribution to wealth creation, reduction in poverty and food security deserves an award of this nature.

OLUWAGBEMI INIOLUWA

My name is Oluwagbemi Inioluwa a young African who is passionate about agriculture with over 2years experience in Agricultural technology. I hold a degree in agricultural extension and communication from the best university of Technology in Nigeria, also got trained on Sustainable agriculture at Songhai farms in the Republic of Benin. I currently run and manage a livestock retail production farm (premium farms ) which is transitioning into a fast food outlet.

ADIREFASHIONPLACE

Adirefashionplace is a brand that is based on bringing back the lost culture of African Nigerian fabrics popularly known as Adire tiedye and batik… Adirefashionplace make use of unconventional fabrics such as chiffon, silk, jersey and viscose for production instead of the regular cotton fabric.. Their fabrics are quite affordable and of very high quality, this brand has trained over 40 children, 20 youths and 10 women in Adire skills through trainings and seminars.

MALLAMI ADESEUN

My name is mallami Adeseun, I was born August 13, 1996 in the city of Ibadan , oyo state . I’m the founder of Blvckhair_ng, a Nigerian brand that produces protective hairstyles (crochet , braids and clip ins ) in Nigeria . I’m a graduate of Kwara state university where I studied tourism and hospitality and graduated in 2017 .

MADUKA EMMANUEL

Maduka Emmanuel is the cofounder/Managing Director of LifePro Food Mills, an innovative food processing company founded to tackle malnutrition in Africa. His company pioneered the innovative processing and packaging of Locust beans into their brand called Hiru which is widely consumed in Nigeria, U.S and U.K. He is a First class graduate of Agricultural Extension and communication and holds a certificate in Public Policy and Management from the Young Africa Leadership Initiative. He obtained an Executive Mini-MBA from Accra Business school and Not for Profit Leadership Management Certificate from the Lagos Business School. He is passionate about innovation, food & agriculture and is a tireless zero hunger advocate.

ANOZIE ONYINYECHI

Name of business: IAMYEYCHI I’m a blogger and content creator. I write about fashion, skincare and lifestyle. I help students become better creatives also.

OTOLORIN OLABODE

Otolorin Olabode is a writer, music journalist and blogger with a proven track record of providing solutions to the content needs of most brands. He’s a master at creating viral music stories that explains how things (which were oblivious to the music populace) are run in the music industry. In 2017, he became a contributor to foremost American news outlet, Huffington Post and his works have also appeared in various blogs and websites including PulseNG, BellaNaija, YNaija and Naijaloaded. Otolorin Olabode’s passion lies in the art of writing. It’s not enough for blogs to put out content, Olabode comes in to explain to readers why what happened, happened. People want to know why. And so he explains in that context.

DAVID OLUWAKOYA

We at OOD. BRAND are a relatable Content Creator, an Iconic Brand Influencer and a Social Media Growth Consultant. In the light of this, we run a platform called *#dailyrantwithood*, where by we sync with the public’s daily life experiences in words (either past or present).

VICTORY IHONGBE

Victory Ihongbe is a two-time Amazon bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Writer, Teen/Youth Coach, Public Speaker, Biochemist and Author of “Youthage: a blessing or a curse?” and “Having difficulties Selling? Try This!” She is the CEO of Vicroyal Brainery, a business brand duly registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with the objectives to help with book projects, online business consulting, business name registration and graphics designing. She is also the founder of Teens and Youths of Wonders Initiative(TYWI), a group aimed at helping teenagers and youths become outstanding in all spheres of life. Through her teachings and coaching programs, a lot of teens and youths have become more relevant. She has written tracts and her articles have been featured in blogs as well as the OTW magazine. She was also a quest on Rave TV where she talked about her book, “Youthage: a blessing or a curse?” Victory has spoken in many live events and online events. She is a volunteer for Home Advantage Africa, Voice of Change Network International Community and Health Impact Initiative.

GIDEON OLANREWAJU

Currently on an audacious mission of providing free quality alternative education to 10 million outof-school and vulnerable children in Nigeria over the next 10 years through technology, collaboration and innovation, Gideon Olanrewaju has built over 7 years transnational experience leading and working with diverse teams to facilitate access to quality education for disadvantaged learners in low-income communities and marginalised settings in Nigeria, South Africa and the United Kingdom. At 25, he is a 2 times United Nations Speaker, an Education Policy Analyst, a vocal Youth Activist for Quality Education and an Educational Development Practitioner with a proven track record of successfully building interventions that have reached over 11,000 children in under-resourced settings. As an International Education Specialist, he has an extensive track record in global youth leadership development and engagement having represented Nigeria and participated in several high-level consultations including the 2019 Global Education and Skills Forum Dubai, 2018 UNESCO NGO Forum Moscow, 2018 Education World Forum London, 2017 UNESCO NGO Forum Riyadh, 2017 World Youth Forum Sharm El Skeih, 2017 UNESCO-APEID International Conference Bangkok , 2016 UNCTAD Youth Forum Nairobi, 2016 UNDPI / NGO Conference on Global Citizenship Education Gyeongju and the 2015 World Education Forum in Incheon. Gideon is a 2018 UNESCO Young Leader in Africa, a Teaching Fellow/Certified Entrepreneurial Leadership Educator at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa and A Global Youth Ambassador with the Global A World at School International Campaign on Education. He is also a member of the Global Shapers Community, an Initiative of the World Economic Forum and a 2015 YALITechCamp South Africa Alumnus, a flagship program of President Barack Obama for young and outstanding African Leaders. Through AREAi, a non-profit initiative he founded in 2014, Gideon leads the design and implementation of quality alternative formal and non-formal educational opportunities for out-ofschool children. With this demonstrated experience in education activism for underserved communities and advocacy for effective public education systems for inclusion, equality and justice, Gideon has built substantial expertise in grassroots organizing, non-profit management and leadership, resource mobilization, curriculum design, and communications for development. In 2018, he founded the International Youth Coalition for Education with a mission to build the largest global community of high profile young leaders and youth-led organisations that demonstrate innovative, effective approaches and interventions to improving educational, learning and livelihood outcomes for children and young people across the world. With his interests cutting across civil society advocacy, educational policy analysis, girls’ education, right to education, youth civic engagement and innovative education financing, he has served at and consulted for several non-profit organisations and global education initiatives which includes Teach for Nigeria, TheirWorld, Global Partnership for Education, International Commission for Financing Global Education Opportunity etc. He holds a Bachelors in Biochemistry from Ladoke Akintola University, a Masters of Arts degree in International Education and Development from University of Sussex, UK as a recipient of the prestigious UK Chevening Scholarship and executive leadership certificates from the African Leadership, the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability and The United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

GLORY MADUAGWU

GLORY MADUAGWU is the Founder and Creative Director of Glow Reale HUB; a Soft Skills and Communication Consulting Organisation. Through Glow Reale Hub, Glory helps individuals, (children and adults) and institutions/ organisations create class and build 21ST century personalities by exposing and training them in a rich blend of ethics, etiquette and manners, character education and excellent communication skills so as to attain the peak of their career or academic success. Glory is also the convener of the ROYALTY INITIATIVE CONFERENCE; one of the most inspiring conferences in Nigeria; a conference set to encourage education and literacy amongst students in government owned schools with the basic focus on self esteem and discovery. She has empowered over 1000 government school students and has worked in partnership with 10 local governments in Lagos Nigeria to achieve this. She has featured in a good number of online newspaper publications such as: The Nigerian Tribune, The New Nigerian News, The World News, etc. Glory has trained hundreds of children and adults in the area of soft skills (etiquette and communication especially) which according to Forbes is a basic 21st century requirement to attain a good level of success in any career field or profession. She has identified with many international world changers and innovative minds that are set to change the current wild spread of lack of ethics and manners in the society and Nigeria generally, and has taken local and international certifications to master the art of Business Etiquette; International Etiquette, Hospitality Management, Soft Skills, Etiquette and Manners for children (character education), Leadership, Presentation Skills, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Child Psychology. She is currently running a Post Graduate programme in Education. Glory is a prolific and creative writer. She has authored 9 books on etiquette and manners, currently used in Schools in and out of Nigeria and during her free time, Glory writes content for finance institutions as she has a keen interest in personal finance management and investment. Glory holds a BA degree in English Language from the University of Lagos and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (ACIPMN). Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghlori_royalty/?hl=en Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/gmaduagwu Twitter: https://twitter.com/ghlori_royalty Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glory-maduagwu-acipm-38ba48113/\

 

ADEKOLA PRAISE

Praise Adedunmola Adekola is currently the CEO/Creative Director of Dunnys House of Innovation, a business that specializes in training and upcycling of solid wastes into sustainable eco-friendly products. The business which is positioned to solve social and economic problems as identified by the sustainable development goals. These include no poverty, Good health and well-being, decent work and economic growth, climate action and life on land. She holds a B.A(ED) in English Language from Ekiti State University, Ekiti, Nigeria. She has gained professional experience in the teaching profession with more than 7 years experience in teaching and school administration. Her experience ranges from her position as a class teacher to her current position as a School Director, Zion Height Model School. She is the present Curator of Global Shapers Community, Ibadan hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. She loves Volunteering. Her volunteering time has been impactful as she has acquired different skills and knowledge through them. She volunteers with Wecyclers (a recycling company); Precious Stone Foundation and UNILAG FM, among others. David Oluwatobiloba Adeyemi is an Innovator, Youth Industrial Leader and Adviser for Light Up Africa, International Global Network Ambassador and 2018 LEAP Africa Fellow. In recognition for his works and proactive contributions towards Nation Building, he was appointed Nigerian Heritage Icon Ambassador of Youth. David Oluwatobiloba Adeyemi is the Founder of Ecogenic Solutions which is a startup that recycles food wastes (fruits and vegetables) into eco-friendly and 100% safe domestic cleaning solutions. David works hand in hand with fruit and vegetable sellers around his vicinity which he exchanges their spoils for valuables. With this, he has been able to provide 26 Indirect Jobs and recycle over 700KG of Fruit and Vegetable Wastes. David who is a graduate of Microbiology, Ajayi Crowther University owns 18 patents and is seventy percent closer to an eco-friendly method of degrading plastic bottles in six months.

SUCCESS CHINEMEREM

Success Chinemerem Onuoha is a young creative artist. She is the owner :Yousplashdecors. Yousplashdecors is an Interior decor hand-craft brand with an aim to attain sustainable development goal 8- Decent work and Economic growth through creativity. Yousplashdecors also encourages posterity of handmade art. Success believes Happiness is Handmade. Each piece of art is crafted with thought and care to ensure uniqueness and effortless results. Yousplashdecors products are made using wool(yarns) and are eco-friendly. Within one year of launch, Yousplashdecors has trained over 30 women on skill acquisition program to create a sustainable means of livelihood from their immediate environment. Success aims to create direct impact in her immediate community, offering a source of income through artistic skills, adding warmth and smiles to homes and fostering appreciation of handmade art.

FREDA ANYAWU

Freda Anyanwu is the Creative Director of Kaycee’s Events an Event Management and production company specialized in the management of all kinds of events for both the corporate and social markets. She is a graduate of the prestigious Benson Idahosa University were she obtained her first degree in Computer Science Education. She is also a certified Event and Project manager. She has successfully managed events for both private and public organizations. Kaycee’s Events is based in Benin city in Edo state.

IGUEHI AIMIENWAUU

Age – 24 Company name – The Kahi Company I started the company because I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself. I wanted to create value and help people create memories that’d last a life time. It’s been such an incredible experience and I am so grateful I’m able to be impactful.

OLAJUMOKE AKINBORO

Olajumoke Akinboro is the Head Planner of Jummieplannedit Events, a budding event company based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is an Event planner/ Co-ordinator/ Manager who strives to stand out and curate excellently planned, well coordinated events on different budget while leaving the celebrants and guests with wonderful and forever lasting memories. She was first exposed to the beautiful world of event at a very young age of 6 by her mother. Jummieplannedit Events went into full operation in 2018, She recently co-started tour (individual and groups) management this year. She’s a graduate of Medical Laboratory Sciences from Babcock University as well as been licensed to practice in Nigeria by The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria. She is glad to have found clarity, purpose and passion under 25 years with the help of God by recognizing and providing available resources and opportunities. She looks forward to encouraging, mentoring and telling how She found this path by speaking to great young minds about purpose and making hay while the sun shines as the term “catch them young” was of great help in her present life. When Jummie is not planning events, she can be found providing health care, volunteering, researching on new findings, reading, cooking and surfing the internet.

ADEDOYIN ADELAKUN

Dedoyin Adel A fashion Designer- ShopadedoyinAde A chartered Administrator I appreciate hand skills and the art of manipulating fabrics. I have always enjoyed doing fashion We make all sort of dresses, wrap dress,bridesmaids, ready to wear and custom made. Our designs are strictly sketched by us. I decided to be a fashion designer/ entrepreneur because it gives a lot of exposure, you get to meet with new people(clients) and I’m passionate about learning I want to be assigned to tasks never handled before. What makes my business unique is my marketing strategy, my customer relationship, my prints and design.

ADEMEJI ESTHER

My name is ADEMEJI ESTHER MOJISOLA a graduate of Human Anatomy from LAUTECH ,Oyo state. I’m the creative director of TWOCROWNS a Fashion brand that creates unisex,unique and affordable designs.

ADENIPEKUN HARMONY

Company : Harmony Culturee What we do : Harmony Culturee is a Fashion brand that produces amazing couture pieces for both Male and female . This pieces are modeled after the lifestyle of our creative director infusing the personality of any given client to produce a mind blowing fashion experience that goes far beyond the expectations of each client. We are also involved in styling movies, music videos and photo shoots. We are purpose driven and are focused and we have a wide range of clientele base both home and abroad.

 

ADERONKE AZEEZ

Am mutiat azeez aderonke, creative director of house of famrah. Am 25years old and an indigene of oyo state. A graduate of business admin from lead city university Ibadan. UNIQUE SELLING POINT At house of famrah we are a company that looks into anything that deals with fashion ranging from fabrics,asooke,bridal accessories and so on. Our targeted clients are mostly party rockers with a budget,couple with a budget that we can easily work with. We notice in this period a lot of people face the problem of sourcing for fashion products within their budget so we make sure we help in solving their problems without inconveniencing them and at a very good quality rate. Our services are very important in all household because we gives the best with our quality at a best rate.

AIYEGBUSI AYOBAMI

I’m Aiyegbusi Ayobami, the current MD/C.E.O of Rainbow Chaussure Plus. An emerging fashion brand striving to attain international relevance by focusing on the manufacturing of handmade ties with accessories and high quality shoes with the ultimate goal being customer satisfaction. Our Instagram handle is @rainbowchaussure and @rainbowties_ng

DOSUMU FIBAFUNJAH

Dosumu Fibafunjah Ademola, Veterinary Medicine Student at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan is a tailor/ fashion designer/fashion illustrator at Faawcreations clothing brand. Born in 2016 at the age of 21, the brand was born out of a deep seated passion for orderliness and design thinking with the goal of providing the best tailoring quality with excellent customer service and experience. The brand excels at providing excellent bespoke tailoring, ready to wear pieces and fashion styling services. He’s working as the head tailor and Editor-in-Chief on “The Gentleman’s Guide” project. “I am in a race, not against the next man but against myself; to beat my last performance”, – Fibafunjah

JENNIFER BALOGUN

I am Jennifer Balogun, CEO House of Janab3ll3, I am into fashion we create Ready to wear outfits and also Bespoke tailoring for both Male, Female and children my favorite part of fashion is embellishing of fabrics or outfits

OSEME ROBERTS

My name is Oseme Roberts founder of Oseme Roberts Bespoke formerly known as sketch I’m an Aspiring business mogul ,Fashion designer and a stylist .

WETALU OBI

My name is Wetalu Obi, I’m 19 and a student of Chemical Engineering. I’m the founder and co-owner of W’s Bakeshop, a pastry store that specializes in cakes and baked goods. We make artisanal cakes and pastries that are all 100% handmade, natural/organic and delicious. Our Instagram page is @bakeshopofficial, and our 2 locations are: 7, Afolabi Ayorinde Street, Yaba. (Bakery) 47, Iwaya RD, Yaba (Store

 

 

ADEGOKE ADETUTU

YouGlow Naturals mission is to provide solutions to skin challenges and to give the skin that soft, clear, even, smooth, doting look and natural GLOW✨✨. To also make our customers whether Melanie or Caramel or Light skin to be confident and comfortable in their own skin. We are currently in 6 states of Nigeria which includes; Lagos, Oyo, Kwara and Abuja, Kano, Abuja Our products contain Alpha Hydroxyl Acid (Acid), Beta-carotene, Hydraulic acid and several Botanical ingredients that REJUVENATE the skin and then gives it a better look.

TEMITAYO JOHNSON-LALEYE

Temitayo JOHNSON-LALEYE Temitayo, (popularly known as TJL) is the Creative Director of TJL Signature, a brand that produces fashion accessories such as bags, unique jewellery pieces and lots more. In 2017, she founded TJL Signature, a leading Student Bag Making brand in Nigeria. With several years of experience as a student herself, she has learned the intricacies of durability and aesthetics in bag making, especially for school students. TJL Signature products are used all over Nigeria and countless customers can attest to the excellence of their products. A recipient of the Girl Courageous Award for Exemplary Leadership (2017), TJL is passionate about inspiring the girl child and empowering young people like herself with creative craft skills by training them at various youth empowerment forums across the city of Ibadan. Temitayo is a 300L student of the University of Ibadan. She is also the founding President of Unibadan Entrepreneurs Network, an organization poised to equip students on campus with entrepreneurial skills to turn them into 21st century wealth creators.

ADESANYA AYOMIDE

Adesanya Ayomide is the Lead Creative for Impressions Media; A rising film company set to revolutionize the movie industry

TOMILOLA AKANNI

popularly Tomato is a singer, songwriter and product designer who has a Bsc in Architecture from the University of Lagos. He was born on the 31st of May 1994, in Lagos, Nigeria. With major interest in music from a young age he joined the children’s, teenage and Adult choir at different stages of his life respectively and was at some point in a gospel boyband called ‘Destiny All Stars’ from his late secondary school days to his early University days. He specializes in the rnb,pop,dancehall genre and has a special affinity for the EDM genre and is working on merging it with afro beats to create a unique sound. For leisure, he plays the keyboard, reads and engages in several sporting activities. Catch up with him on Social Media; Twitter/Instagram : @tomatovibes

DAMILOLA OLUWAYEMI

Damilola Emmanuel Oluwayemi a.k.a. Daminator is a 22-year-old Choreographer/Dancer and Cinematographer from Ekiti state. He is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Covenant University, and started to take dance seriously in 2013 when he joined Reflections Global Dance Ministry. In 2015, Daminator began to build video editing skills with the help of online aids and internet tutorials and In 2018, he worked on a dance project to support the Super Eagles in their ambitious quest for glory during the 2018 Fifa World Cup. In 2019, he was nominated for an award in the best performing artists category during the Wings Awards Ceremony in Covenant University and he is currently working on a #Dance4Charity project, using dance as a driving force to reach out to the less privileged. Daminator hopes to build a dance empire that will impact the dance industry in Nigeria positively and prove that people can make a good living out of dance.

OGUNDIRAN SAMUEL

Ogundiran Samuel is a 21yrs old Nigeria professional photographer who currently work as a photographer for Nigeria’s First Agricultural Technology Company. Currently he has over 3yrs of photography experience and also shoots portrait, fashion, event, beauty, abstract and event photography. He currently assists TY Bello occasionally on professional shoots.

SIPO TOPE-OJO

I am Sipoloore Tope-Ojo , Founder and owner of STJPHOTOGRAPHY brand . I am a photographer who is keen about portraying Gods beauty in everyone using fashion, beauty , events , portraits , Fineeart , landscape portraits and street style as my medium of depiction. I’m a graduate of building technology from Covenant university . I see myself more as a visual artist because I love depicting emotions and sharing stories through my pictures . I’ve won some awards in covenant university such as the outgoing best photographer of the year 2019 and many more . I guess that’s all about me for now.

JAGO EMMANUEL

Jago Emmanuel is a certified, seasoned mental and personal development coach who has helped hundreds of individuals, develop their minds and maximize potentials through creative and innovative education in various spheres. He’s an award-winning public speaker and currently on the list of the 25 under 25 entrepreneurs in Nigeria. With his unique public speaking skill and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) experience, he has passed on high result generating messages and teachings with several testimonies attesting to its result from his audience and clients. He is a creative writer, thinker, and an educationist.

JOSHUA OKODUWA

Joshua Okoduwa is the founder of RESTRUCTURE AFRICA. A youth led nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty, improving educational resources, and improving the quality of lives in Africa indigenous communities. Restructure Africa is addressing the number of out of school children in low-income communities in Nigeria through education for sustainable development (ESD) & Global Citizenship Education (GCED). With an ambition to improve the access to blood products at the hospital level to combat blood shortage in Nigeria, he founded Love and Pint which supports patients in need of blood and encourages youth participation in voluntary blood donation. He is a Global Schools Advocate UN SDSN Youth, Young Professional Fellow – The Platform 2018, Reflex Media – Top 10 Community Development Persons for 2017 in Nigeria, YNaija 2019 New Establishment, & a nominee for the Creative Faith Academy Awards 2018. He is also a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, CivicUS and Open Source Leadership by Common Purpose UK. He believes education and health are the backbone of sustainable development of a country. It gives room for economic prosperity, peace, empowerment and opportunity for people to achieve their dreams and maximum potential.

 

MICHAEL ODAFE

I am Michael Odafe a nominee from Technology category and Software & Design category. This is my bio Michael Odafe is the CEO and Founder of the digital agency, Falt Incorporated. He is responsible for the development of apps and website for the agency clients. He has also successful launched two tech media products Faltweb (A tech blog) and Falt TV (a tech YouTube channel). He and hIs team are currently working on other products that will help make the world a better place.

ESE OGUMA

Ese Oguma is a 21 year old CEO of Athletic Heat Ltd. One of Nigeria’s foremost Athletics news site. The pioneers of Athletic Heat Track and Field Awards, the first track and field awards in Nigeria. As well as the founders of Athletic Heat Secondary school tour, first of its kind in Nigeria. Ese Oguma is a Professional Athlete and final year Business Management student of the University of Port Harcourt. He is also the sprint double champion (100m/200m) of the maiden edition of Lagos Secondary school sports game (Ibile), he then won a bronze medal at the National Junior Champions (200m). He has also racked up a bronze medal at the West African University Games as well as a silver at the Nigerian University Games for his school.

OLOLADE AKOGUN

Ololade Akogun, Founder/CEO of Fashionatelier.co and Fads.ng I’m passionate about two things- Fashion and Logistics. Having secured a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kwara state university, I pursued a masters degree in Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola university of technology. Fashionatelier started in 2016 as an online retail company with the mission to help people get high quality Fashion accessories at affordable prices. I recently founded a Logistics company, Fads.ng offering Logistics services to businesses within and outside Lagos Vision is to make all customer look and feel good about themselves regardless of their fashion budget.

 

DELOWO SHOKUNBI

Meet Delowo Shokunbi, a nominee in the category of SPORTS. Adelowo Shokunbi, a 19-year-old Chemical Engineering student that birth his brand, JSE (@junior_sports_management) and Kick Off Nigeria (@kickoff_ng) out of his passion for sports, with the focus of Rebranding & Reviving the standard of sports in Nigeria.

 

His brand had hosted 2 headlining athletics event in 2016 & 2018 and 2 headlining Football event tagged ‘Kick Off Lagos’ in 2018 & 2019

which featured a number of popular personalities in its All Star match like Olumide Oworu, Blaqbonez, Chike, Steve Chuks, Pamilerin Adegoke, Bello Kreb, Pexxie, Leo Da Silva, Jinmi Abduls and many others.

The sports category is sponsored by Zinovation Sport.

#zinovationsports #sports #sme100africa

 

MATILDA BEN-AGBO

 

Meet Matilda Ben-Agbo, a nominee in the category of BEAUTY AND MAKEUP. She @matie_b is a proficient entrepreneur, the CEO of TILDAxBEAUTY @tildaxbeauty who is very diligent with a high level of consistency in her Makeup Business which recently just began. She is also a graduate of Covenant University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

Matilda always had a huge passion for beauty and makeup in general but grew much stronger after training with the collaboration of MUD Nigeria and Zaron.  She indulges herself with lots of practice on several faces and supplies tips on little skincare. TILDAxBEAUTY is more like “Family” to her than just a business and that’s why it’s fan name is “Tildatribe”.

Her emphasis will always go back to God & her family who got her to where she is in the first

place and her biggest motivator.

 

 

 

EJIRO AJAMBI

Meet Ejiro Ajambi, a nominee in the category of PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. She is the founder of JEOVIL CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES.

Ejiro Agambi is an entrepreneur who has succeeded in greatly reducing the rate of unemployment for youths in Nigeria. Her Cleaning startup supplies cleaners, gardeners and janitors to educational institutes, financial institutions, Office complexes and Estates/ residential areas.

By the cause of her enthusiasm for the Cleaning industry which lead her to taking the bold step of setting a new Clean Standard for the world at such a young age, she has won the hearts and admiration of a lot of people as she is a mentor of many both from far and near. We are a huge fan of her work and personality.  They have recently extended to Ghana and we are very sure she will not stop this year (2019) without gaining foothold in the majority of African countries surrounding Nigeria.

 

 

1.      AGRICULTURE EDAFE OZERO
2.     ARTS AND CULTURE AYOMIDE ADEBOWALE
PRECIOUS NWOSUAGWU
CLAIRE IDERA NNANI
3.      BEAUTY & MAKEUP DOYINSOLA AFOLABI
KOLAWOLE OLUWASEUN
4.     E-COMMERCE AKINOLA FEYISAYO
DAMILOLA ABATAN
SHEBA GABRIEL ASUQUO
TOBI EYINADE
5.     EDUCATION CAMPUS TORCH
TEACHING EDGE
TEMILADE SALAMI
YETUNDE FADEYI
OLADUNNI
TENIOLA ADENIRAN
VIVIAN OYEKANMI
10. FASHION ADEDEJI MARTINS
CATHERINE EZEDI
OSEME ROBERTS
SIMILOLUWA OLUSANYA
CHIAMAKA IFEJIAGWA
11.   FINANCE & FINTECH CHIDINMA OKOLI
MEBELE IFECHUKWUDE
JOHN OKE
12.  FOOD & DRINKS HASSAN NURUDEEN
IFEOMA NWADIOKE
KELECHI OHIRI
MARTINS ADESEWA
OLUBUKOLA SOGBOLU
OMOLADE AJAYI
YETUNDE SIMBIAT
KIKI OSINBAJO
13.  MANUFACTURING & LOGISTICS ADEJARE BABATUNDE
AYOMIDE MUSTAPHA
KEMI JUBA
OKE AYOBAMI
SHITTU OMOBOLAJI
SIMI SOGBESAN
UMAR ADELODUN
ZAINAB AYOMIDE
14.  MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS AKPAN VICTOR DONATUS
NORA AWOLOWO
TOSIN AKINBO
NENE BEJIDE
15.  MUSIC KOREDE WHITE
ROZ SAEED
JOE BOY
KAMPBELL
REMA
16.  PERFORMING ARTS ANNA EKHAESOMHI
MARAJI
EBUKA MIC
17.  PHOTOGRAPHY AYOMITUNDE ADELEKE
IJEOMA AMAGWULA
TOBI BAKRE
ONADIRAN OLUWASEYI
SAMSON OKWORI
ABAYOMI ADEWUNMI
EMELE AUGUSTINA
HAUWA OJEIFO
18. SOFTWARE & DESIGN EVOLV AGENCY
19.  SPORTS CRYSTAL NZEWI
20.                        TECHNOLOGY ANUKAM VICTOR
MICHAEL ODAFE
AYODELE JONATHAN
OGUNWANDE OLUWOLE
21. HOSPITALITY & TOURISM CHIAMAKA OBUEKWE
ADAEZE VANESSA NNANNA
ODUNBAKUN ADIGN AND OKEREKE BRIGHT
CHIAMAKA OBUEKWE
ETIN-IYENE GODWIN AKPAN