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Victor Moses voted Most Influential Young Nigerian - BellaNaija

Nigerian professional footballer and Chelsea FC skipper, Victor Moses, has been voted the 2017 Most Influential Young Nigerian.

In a poll organised by Avance Media, the Super Eagle came tops, above media personality Toke Makinwa and Red Media’s Adebola Williams.

Victor Moses, who takes over from actress Funke Akindele (the 2016 Most Influential Young Nigerian), plays as a winger for Premier League club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team.

He has gained over 20 caps for Nigeria since his debut in 2012 and has played in the team’s winning campaign at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, as well as the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He has played for West Ham United, Stoke City, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Wigan Athletic and currently plays for Chelsea.

The poll which drew public participation from over 90 countries also voted motivational speaker, John
Obidi; Templars law associate, Kenneth Okwor; founder of Ambassadors of Africa, Louis Omolayo Adekola; and Arsenal skipper, Alex Iwobi among the top 5 most influential young Nigerians respectively.

Co-founder of She Leads Africa, Yasmin Belo-Osagie was also voted as the Most Influential Young Nigerian Woman.

Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media says he hopes the annual polls will inspire young people to create
a positive environment that will encourage other Nigerian youths to excel in their various endeavours.

See winners in the various categories below:

1. Business – Adebola Williams, Red Media Africa
2. Entertainment – Frank Edwards, Musician
3. Law & Governance – Kenneth Okwor, Lawyer
4. Leadership & Civil Society – Victoria Ibiwoye, One African Child
5. Lifestyle – Bayo Omoboriowo, Photographer
6. Media – Toke Makinwa, OAP
7. Personal Development & Academia – John Obidi, Speaker
8. Science & Technology – Eyo Bassey, Payporte
9. Social Enterprise & Philanthropy – Yasmin Belo-Osagie, She Leads Africa
10. Sports – Victor Moses, Chelsea FC

Below is the Official 2017 Ranking of Avance Media’s 50 Most Influential Young Nigerians

1. Victor Moses
2. John Obidi
3. Kenneth Okwor
4. Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola
5. Alex Iwobi
6. Yasmin Belo-Osagie
7. Frank Edwards
8. Olasupo Abideen
9. Toke Makinwa
10. Victoria Ibiwoye
11. Bayo Omoboriowo
12. Seun Onigbinde
13. Eyo Bassey
14. Adebola Williams
15. Falz
16. Nnamdi Stan Ekeh
17. Toolz – Tolu Oniru
18. Wale Olajumoke
19. Olamide Bada
20. Babatunde Oladosu
21. Ife Adebayo
22. Ayodeji Osowobi
23. Dr Echefu Ikechukwu Bright
24. Shola Akinlade
25. Tolu Ogunlesi
26. Yul Edochie
27. Femi Bakre
28. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
29. Ubi Franklin
30. Idris Akinbajo
31. Nkechi Okwuone
32. Osagie Alonge
33. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega
34. DJ Spinall
35. Davido
36. Wizkid
37. Noble Igwe
38. Samson Itodo
39. Imrana Alhaji Buba
40. Kelechi Iheanacho
41. Jamie Pajoel
42. Simi Fajemirokun
43. Bashir Ahmad
44. Adetola Anita Adetoye
45. Chaste Christopher Inegbedion
46. Zuriel Oduwole
47. Mark Angel
48. Stanley Uzochukwu
49. Olamide
50. Ehiz
51. Maraji
52. Denrele Edun
53. Hauwa Ojeifo
54. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
55. Toyosi Akerele
56. Chukwuka Onuwa
57. Fikayo Ogundipe
58. O’tega Ogra
59. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin
60. Uche Pedro
61. Stella Dimoko Korkus
62. Olufemi Olukayode Adeyemi
63. Runcie C.W. Chidebe
64. David James Egwu
65. Ebenezar Wikina
66. Nasir Yammama
67. Nneka Eze
68. Demola Adetona
69. Bamikole Omishore
70. Omotade Alalade
71. Muna Onuzo-Iyanam
72. VJ Adams
73. Nancy Isime
74. Wilfred Ndidi
75. Andre Blaze Henshaw
76. Tonye Rex Idaminabo
77. Nuhu Ibrahim Alabura
78. Bisola Borha
79. Abayomi Awobokun
80. Osi Suave
81. Aigbe Omoregie
82. Shola Ladoja
83. Olatorera Oniru
84. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi
85. Asuquo Ekpenyong
86. Jane Michael Ekanem
87. Maria Okanrende
88. Tekno
89. Ola Aina
90. Moet Abebe
91. Patoranking
92. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi
93. Freeman Osonuga
94. Runtown
95. Hon. Samaila Suleiman
96. William Troost-Ekong
97. Oscar Ekponimo
98. Victor Osimhen
99. Moses Simon
100. Henry Onyekuru

The 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians ranking is proudly organised by Avance Media in partnership with, My Naija Naira,, Abjel Communications, WatsUp TV,, The YCEO, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, CliqAfrica and CELBMD Africa.

1 Comment

  1. Douglas

    January 15, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Hian! BN, do you guys know the meaning of skipper at all or you just use words cos they sound tasteful? When did Moses become Chelsea’s skipper? Oma se o

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