Now here is the Avance Media 2016 list for the 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians.
The list which reflects the achievements of young Nigerians throughout the year 2016 was streamlined in 10 distinct categories which represents key sectors across Nigeria’s economy.
The list has a gender equity of 34 women and 56 men. This will serve as a source of inspiration to young people around the world.
According to Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media, the initiative which was previously only launched for Ghana is embarking on a continental agenda of leading in sprouting the works and achievements of young people whose immerse contributions are sidelined and Nigeria happens to be part of the first set of countries involved in the ranking.
In rating who becomes the 2016 Most Influential Young Nigerian, the general public is being invited to vote for their most impactful youth on ng.vancemedia.org.
After public votes ends on 20th January, 2017, winners will be announced according to their respective categories before the young person voted as the Most Influential Young Nigerian for 2016 will be announced.
Below is the full list of the 2016 100 Most Influential Young Nigerian in their respective categories.
Suleiman Sani Bello
Law & Governance
Hon Ayodele Obe
Hon. Engr Obinna Kingsley Onwubuariri
Hon. Kasim M. Kasim
Mark Okoye II
Nasir Sa'idu Adhama
Leadership & Civil Society
Hadiza Bala Usman
Tonye Rex Idaminabo
Dr. Kelechi Anyikude
Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi
Personal Development & Academia
Science & Technology
Prince Nnamdi Ekeh
Social Entreprise & Philanthropy
John Obi Mikel
Kelechi Promise Iheanacho
Avance Media is also successfully replicating the same ranking in Kenya, South Africa, Cameroon and Ghana as they partner with various local and international organisations to honour young people across the continent.
The 2016 ranking is in partnership with Reputation Poll, Barcity Media, Evergreen Initiatives Jagari Designs, CELMBD Africa, My Naija Naira, Just Elect, EOD Partners, Africa Youth Awards, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, iCare Hub Africa, Global Skills Exchange, Core Foundation and Project Know Thyself International.
Related: See the 2016 list of 100
Most Influential Young Kenyans by
Source: Avance Media