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SME 100 Africa celebrated Nigeria’s Top 25 most Innovative Entrepreneurs under the Age of 25



Nigeria’s Top 25 under 25 Entrepreneurs Award held in Lagos over the weekend, 4th August.  The 25 Under 25 Entrepreneurs Awards is an annual award ceremony by SME 100 Africa aimed at Identifying, recognizing, celebrating and supporting some of Nigeria’s most innovative entrepreneurs under the age of 25. These are innovators, influencers, trendsetters, inventors, entrepreneurs etc who are doing phenomenal things and contributing to social economic development in Nigeria.

The goal of the 25 Under 25 Entrepreneurs Awardsis to stimulate entrepreneurial culture among young Africans. According to the Executive Director of SME 100 Africa. Charles Odii, 0ver 3000 entries were received from different fields of endeavor.

These includes Agriculture, Creative Writing & Content Creation, Fashion, Performing Art, E-commerce, Environment, Housing & Interior Décoration, Beauty & Makeup, Food, Professional Services, Health & Skincare, Media & Communication,Arts, Craft & Culture, Event Planning, Finance & Fintech, Cyber Security & Technology, Education, Sports, Energy & Sustainability, Music, Tourism & Hospitality, Social Entrepreneurship , Software & Design, Photography, Active Citizenry & Government Engagement and Manufacturing & Logistics. 

The 3000 nominations were then shortlisted to 100 based on the following Metrics.

  1. Impact in Society,
  2. Scalability of business
  3. Company registration with CAC.
  4. Annual Turnover.
  5. Age and Nationality of the entrepreneur etc.

At the end of the day, one winner was declared in each of the 25 categories out of 4 nominees per category.

The awards ceremony was well attended by influencers, young entrepreneurs, business owners, innovators, nominees and captains of industries.  Actor and MC, Akah Nnani and Seyitan Atigari were the event anchors. Pastor Ituah Ighodalo gave the Keynote Address at the Awards.

In his address, Charles Odii also noted that the award aims at changing the narrative on African youths. “In the past, the continent may have been associated with backwardness and economic under-progressiveness but this generation of youths are changing that. He encouraged the young entrepreneurs to be pertinent in their ventures”

See below the Full List of Awards Winners

Category Name Of Business Name Of Founder
Agriculture Honey Dynasty Goodness Ekwueme
Creative Writing & Content Creation Scion Magazine Femi Babbs
Fashion Zikorah Africa Blessing Odoemena
Performing Arts Lanaire Aderemi
E-Commerce Sparkle Global Precious Eniayekan
Environment & Interior Design Luxedos Designs Tiana Tolorunloju
Beauty & Make-up Shanyi Organics Grace Okoli
Food & Drinks Sweet Tingle Ltd Oyinkansola Makinde
Professional Services Pen Impactwriting & Publishing Ent. Chiamaka Obiagbaoso
Health & Skincare Dara Naturals Amanda Afolabi
Media & Communication Cliq Media Fiyin Gambo
Art, Craft & Culture Beadorned By Yettie Yetunde Salimon -akande
Event Planning Estib Events Ifeoluwa Ibiyemi
Finance & FinTech Bridgebooks Sylvia Udemeh
Technology Fresible Fred Oyetayo
Education Project 17 Amokeodo Ibiyinka
Sport Mary Love Edwards
Energy & Sustainability Eco Barter Rita Idehai
Music Ozzmanic Music Worldwide Oswald Okojie
Tourism & Hospitality Lagos Life Tomiwa Talabi
Social Entrepreneurship Book Drive Cu The Regal Set Covenant University
Software & Design Orbit Brothers Communications Anthony Anigbogu
Photography The Unpublished Gallery Umar Faruq
Active Citizenry & Engagement Executives Helping Initiative Asobale Dare
Manufacturing & 


Wii Create Oreoluwa Shonibare


Bellanaija is a media partner for Nigeria’s 25 under 25 Entrepreneurs Award

1 Comment

  1. by_stander

    August 9, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Where there no Lawyers and Accountants on this list?

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