Every year since 2013, Forbes releases list 30 African entrepreneurs under the age of 35, who are making giant strides in business, and impacting the continent with their disruptive ideas.
Over the years, young business people from Nigeria have made the list of promising African entrepreneurs, and this year is no exception.
Below are 5 Nigerians on the 2017 list:
The 34year old is the MD/CEO of , a fast growing paint manufacturing company based in Lagos, Nigeria. He the company in 2006 with an initial capital base of eighteen thousand N18,000, and it has since grown to employ over 50 people. He is also the MD of Dutch Construction Limited, convener and founder of the Young CEO Initiative and publisher of the Young CEO magazine.
Nichole Onome Yembra
Nichole, 29 is the Chief Financial, Risk and Investment Officer for Venture Garden Group (VGG), and a Managing Partner at , the investment arm of Venture Graden Group.
Venture Garden Group is a holding company of financial technology entities dedicated to innovative and data-driven solutions, and GreenHouse Capital, which launched formally in April 2016, began investments in startups since 2014 under the VGG umbrella. Since she joined the VGG and Greenhouse Capital teams, Nichole has guided the formal legal structure of the fund and led the investment into 8 new ventures in 2016, raising the group to the 14 companies it has today.
Onyekachi Ekezie, 33, is the founder of Kaptain Foods, a Lagos-based food processing company. The produces a range of pre-cooked and packaged ready to eat tomato stews using locally grown fresh produce and spices.
Chude Jideonwo and Adebowale Williams
Jideonwo (32) and Williams (31) are the brains behind the RED media empire. RED is a leading full service media-content, communication and Development Company in Nigeria behind well known brands such as YNaija.com, one of Nigeria’s most popular online newspapers and The Future Awards, Africa’s biggest youth social event.
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