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Every year, SME100Nigeria one of Nigeria’s fastest growing platforms for young entrepreneurs; recognizes and celebrates 25 Nigerians under the age of 25 who are doing phenomenal things in Nigeria and contributing to socio-economic development of the country.

The Nominee reception and awards ceremony held on Saturday, 26th of August at the Terra Kulture Arena in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The ceremony which was well attended by young entrepreneurs, business managers, innovators, inventors and captains of industries was hosted by Akah Nnani and Seyitan Atigarin. It was an evening of inspiration with words of wisdom and encouragement from Lois Sankey, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, and Tonye Cole.

There were also musical performances by Saeon, Jeff Akoh, Ric Hassani and other talented young artists in the Nigerian creative industry.

The keynote speaker was Segun Ogunsanya, CEO Airtel Nigeria who was represented by Emeka Oparah, Head Corporate Communications, Airtel.

Emeka Oparah in his address advised young entrepreneurs to continue to strive in their various ventures and employ ethical practices that will set their businesses apart from others. He also spoke on Airtel’s commitment in contributing to entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

The Executive Director of SME100 Nigeria, Charles Odii in his welcome address spoke on the goal and aim of the awards. “The goal of this award is to stimulate an entrepreneurial culture among our youths. We identify young people doing phenomenal work across the country, and shine the spotlight on them so that all others can see them and aspire to set up businesses as well.” He said.

He said:

The goal of this award is to stimulate an entrepreneurial culture among our youths. We identify young people doing phenomenal work across the country, and shine the spotlight on them so that all others can see them and aspire to set up businesses as well.

The selection of the finalists was cut down to 100 from 3,500 nominated candidates across the 25 categories of the award. The final 25 winners were decided by the Global Advisory Board of SME100Nigeria based on set down criteria and online voting.

See the full list of the award winners below:

Active Citizenry & Government Engagemen

Maryam Laushi – Not too young to run

Agriculture

Chibuzo Aloizeuwa – ACE Palace Farms

Arts, Craft & Cultur

Jekein Lato-Unah – Artiste

Beauty & Makeup

Garos Bot – Botz Pretty Looks

Creative Writing & Content Creation

Georgette Monnou – Unspoken Words

Cyber Security & Technology

AfroTech Girls – AfroTech Girls

E-Commerce

Abiola Chris-Amusan – Rings Nigeria

Education

Omozino Eguh – Yudimy

Energy & Sustainability

Jennifer Uchendu – Susty Vibes

Environment, Housing & Interior Décor

Buogo Obi – WoodDesignes

Event Planning

Chinyere Uzuh – Qwint Perfect

Fashion

Desiree Iyama – Desiree Iyama

Finance & Fintech

Joshua Chibueze – PiggyBankNG

Food

Aliyu Abubakar – QuickShak

Health & Skincare

Precious Obiako – Spotlight Skincare

Manufacturing & Logistics

Natalie Obi – Ethereal Olores Co.

Media & Communication

Gidado Shuaib – Youths’ Digest

Music

Tuke Morgan

Performing Arts

Ebiye

Photography

Rotimi Okungbaye

Professional Services

Stephanie Eze – Mintville

Social Entrepreneurship

Zayyad Nasidi – ZNM Foundation

Software & Design

Omimi Okere – Qontent

Sport

Georgia Oboh

Tourism & Hospitality

Sikemi Ifederu – Tambollo

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