Under Age 30 Nigerians Who Made List Of Global Influencers
Forbes 30 under 30 is a set of lists issued annually by Forbes magazine and some of its regional editions to recognise business and industry figures.
This year, the list featured 300 trailblazers from 20 industries with average age of 26.8.
Over 55 per cent of them are founders or co-founders.
Also, 19 percent of them include immigrants from 57 countries, and 38 of them identifying as first generation Americans.
Nigerians who made the list include Taofeek Abijako, Kayode Ojo, Obi Omile Jr, Adegoke Olubusi, Tito Ovia, Dimeji Sofowora, Olaoluwa Osuntokun and Emmanuel Acho.
Taofeek Abijako is a 20 year-old designer who started his men’s streetwear brand when he was a high school teenager.
Kayode Ojo is a 28 year-old photographer who has had solo shows in Paris, Berlin, New York and Dallas.
Communication expert, Obi Omile Jr. is the co-founder of the Cut, a technology platform that allows users and barbers to schedule and manage appointments.
Meanwhile, Adegoke Olubusi, 25, Tito Ovia, 25, and Dimeji Sofowora, 26 are founders of Helium Health a platform used by 5,000 doctors, with data from 500,000 patients across West Africa.
Olaoluwa Osuntokun, 25, is the cofounder of Lighting Labs which has raised $2.5 million to turn bitcoin into a more viable form of payment by making smaller transactions more cost effective.