Forbes Africa 30 under 30: These are the Nigerians on the 2019 Forbes Africa’s 30 Coveted List

The Forbes Africa ’30 Under 30′ list has finally been published and it pays homage to the continent’s most innovative and change-making youthful leaders.

Forbes Africa 30 under 30: These Nigerians made it on the coveted list

The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list for 2019 was announced yesterday at the annual Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up in association with Kingdom Business Network (KBN) at the Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg.

This time around, the popular magazine extended the list from the standard 90 to 120 entries, making way for each of the four categories to house 30 names of Africa’s future change-makers.

The categories recognise youth leadership in business, technology, creatives and sport.

Forbes 30 under 30: Nigerians that made it to the list:
The list, in all categories, featured 24 Nigerians with 10 listed in technology category (the highest in Africa). The likes of BET’s Best International Act winner, Burna Boy, and Arsenal’s, Alex Iwobi led the front in their respective categories.

These are the Nigerians that were included:


Adeniyi Omotayo, 28, Nigeria, Founder & CEO Betensured Group

Ijeoma Balogun, 29, Nigeria, Founder & Managing Director of Redrick PR

Bright Jaja, 29, Nigeria, Founder & CEO of iCreate Africa

Henrich Akomolafe, 26, Nigeria, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Akotex Nigeria Limited

Oginni Tolulope , 29, Nigeria, Founder & CEO of Transfurd Limited

Barbara Okereke, 28, Nigeria, Cake Designer, Founder & Managing Director of Oven Secret Limited

Jessica Anuna, 27, Nigeria , Founder & CEO of Klasha

Charles Edosomwan, 29, Nigeria, Founder & Chief Strategist of TekSight Edge Limited

Adetola Nola, 29, Nigeria, Founder & CEO Veritasi Properties Limited


Alex Iwobi, 23, Nigeria, Footballer


Richard Akuson, 26, Nigeria, Founder & Editor of A Nasty Boy

Burna Boy, 28, Nigeria, Musician

Helen Chukwu, 25, Nigeria, Fashion Designer, Founder & CEO of Helen Couture

Abisola Akintunde, 28, Nigeria, Founder & Creative Director of MakeupbyAshabee and Beelashes


Evans Akanno, 29, Nigeria, Founder & CEO of Cregital

Fred Oyetayo, 25, Nigeria, Founder & CEO of Fresible

Damilola Olokesusi, 29, Nigeria, Co-Founder & CEO of Shuttlers Logistics Company

Chinedu Azodoh, 29, Nigeria, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer of Metro Africa Xpress (MAX)

Josh Okpata, 27, Tochukwu Mbanugo, 29, Nigeria, Founders of Eazyhire

Muhammed Salisu Abdullahi, 28, Nigeria, Co-Founder & Managing Director of eTrash2Cash

Silas Adekunle, 26, Nigeria, Founder of Reach Robotics

Joshua Chibueze, 26, Somto Ifezue, 28 and Odunayo Eweniyi, 26, Nigeria, Founders of PiggyVest

Uka Eje, 29, Nigeria, Co-Founder & CEO of Thrive Agric

Chika Madubuko, 27, Nigeria, Co-Founder & CEO of Greymate Care


Uzonna Anele
Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.


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