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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.

The ranking which was launched in 2016 by Avance Media has been won by Actress, Funke Akindele (2016) & Footballer, Victor Moses (2017).

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.

Sharing insights about this year’s polls, Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media mentioned; the ranking was instituted to highlight the works of young Nigerians who are contributing in diverse ways towards the advancement of development in Nigeria and across Africa.

Avance Media also runs same initiative in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, DR Congo, Ghana & Cameroon in partnership with various organisations and is expected to release a global ranking in 2019.

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 md@avancemedia.org, +233242307379

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