Five Nigerians have been named in the Forbes Africa’s 2017 ‘30 under 30’ list”.
They are Nasir Yammama, Muktar Onifade, Edikan Udiong, Shakeela Tolasade Williams and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji.
Nasir Yammama, 27, founded Verdant AgriTech, a social enterprise to support rural farmers with mobile technologies for sustainable farming and improved food production in 2014.
Muktar Onifade, 26, founded VIZUVLGVDS, a fashion brand that focuses on contemporary African art. He has designed for celebrities such as Davido, Patoranking, Banky W, D’banj, Ice Prince, and Angela Simmons.
Edikan Udiong, 29, started Oleander House in 2012. She created Flat Tummy Teatox and Oleander House and has expanded an online health shop, owning other range of products.
Shakeela Tolasade Williams, 29, left her banking job to pursue a career in the hair extension industry and made a £150,000 turnover within the first two years of opening a boutique.
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, 26, started Flutterwave, a provider of technology and infrastructure solutions for digital payments across Africa.
Congratulations to these Nigerians.