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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

CategoryName Of BusinessName Of Founder
AgricultureHoney DynastyGoodness Ekwueme
Creative Writing & Content CreationScion MagazineFemi Babbs
FashionZikorah AfricaBlessing Odoemena
Performing ArtsLanaire Aderemi
E-CommerceSparkle GlobalPrecious Eniayekan
Environment & Interior DesignLuxedos DesignsTiana Tolorunloju
Beauty & Make-upShanyi OrganicsGrace Okoli
Food & DrinksSweet Tingle LtdOyinkansola Makinde
Professional ServicesPen Impactwriting & Publishing Ent.Chiamaka Obiagbaoso
Health & SkincareDara NaturalsAmanda Afolabi
Media & CommunicationCliq MediaFiyin Gambo
Art, Craft & CultureBeadorned By YettieYetunde Salimon -akande
Event PlanningEstib EventsIfeoluwa Ibiyemi
Finance & FinTechBridgebooksSylvia Udemeh
TechnologyFresibleFred Oyetayo
EducationProject 17Amokeodo Ibiyinka
SportMary Love Edwards
Energy & SustainabilityEco BarterRita Idehai
MusicOzzmanic Music WorldwideOswald Okojie
Tourism & HospitalityLagos LifeTomiwa Talabi
Social EntrepreneurshipBook Drive CuThe Regal Set Covenant University
Software & DesignOrbit Brothers CommunicationsAnthony Anigbogu
PhotographyThe Unpublished GalleryUmar Faruq
Active Citizenry & EngagementExecutives Helping InitiativeAsobale Dare
Manufacturing & 


Wii CreateOreoluwa 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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