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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.

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.

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


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 
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


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

For More information kindly visit ng.avancemedia.org or email [email protected], +233242307379

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