Dr. Ola Orekunrin

Dr. Ola Orekunrin (@naijaflyingdr), 27, a medical doctor, a trainee helicopter pilot and an entrepreneur and founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria,  West Africa’s first air ambulance service which provides urgent air ambulances services to leading health institutions, insurance and private companies in Lagos Nigeria. Dr. Ola started studying Medicine at the University of York in England when she was 15 years and became a medical doctor at the age of 21.

Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo (@chude), 29, a Nigerian lawyer, award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur  and the co-founder of Red Media Africa, a leading marketing and corporate communication company that is subsidiary of the Red Media Group. Chude also founded EnoughisEnough Nigeria, one of the country’s foremost civic participation groups. He chairs the Public Relations & Communications Committee, and in that position has secured buy-in from national and international media including CNN, BBC, Radio France, Reuters, The Associated Press, amongst others. 

Tunde Kehinde

Tunde Kehinde (@tunedaay), former co-founder of Jumia Nigeria, Rocket Internet’s largest online store in Africa where people can purchase and browse through a wide range of electronics, fashion, home appliances, kid’s items and more. He and his co-founder Raphael  took over reins of the ecommerce startup mid-2012 with a multimillion-dollar investment from Berlin-based Rocket Internet. Tunde is a trained business person from Harvard and currently reported to be starting a new company called NewCo. 

Esther Agbarakwe

Esther Agbarakwe (@EstherClimate), 29, a social entrepreneur and founder of the Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition and an international climate change campaigner with experience working on environmental sustainability, social and environmental policy analysis, biodiversity conservation, justice and reproductive health and rights. She currently works as a communication advisor for the Association for Reproductive and Family Health.

Martin Nwike

Martin Nwike (@MartinNwike), 34, a real estate and technology entrepeneur is the founder of media and peer to peer currency exchange site TradeNAIRA. He is also the founder of multiple online platforms such as as well as the nigerian wholesale distributopn company Wigmore Wholesale. He has multiple business interests in Nigeria, Ghana, UK and the USA.

Nichole Onome Yembra

Nicole Onome Yembra (@MsNicholeYembra), 29, is the Chief Financial, Risk and Investment Officer for Venture Garden Group (VGC) and a Managing Partner at GreenHouse Capital; VGC’s investment arm.

Aigbe Omoregie

Aigbe Omoregie (@aigbeomoregie), 34, is the founder of Intecontinental Paints, a fast growing paint manufacturing company based in Lagos. He founded the company in 2006 with an initial capital base of ₦18,000 and has employed over 50 people since its inception.

Uche Pedro

Uche Pedro (@uchepedro), 35, is the founder and CEO of BellaNaija, a media tech brand known for entertainment and lifestyle content and its niche for wedding affairs.

The award-winning young entrepreneur was honoured with the Forbes Woman New Media Award for 2019 in March. 

Ayodeji Adewunmi, Opeyemi Awoyemi and Olalekan Olude

Ayodeji Adewunmi (35), Opeyemi Awoyemi (31) and Olalekan Olude (35) are the three entrepreneurs that founded the recruiting firm as undergraduates at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in 2009.

The company has grown to become Nigeria's number 1 recruitment platform helping employers and jobseekers solve their recruitment and employment challenges respectively.

Temie Giwa-Tubosun

Temie Giwa-Tubosun (@temite), 34, is a Nigerian-American health manager, founder of LifeBank (formerly One Percent Project), a business enterprise in Nigeria working to improve access to blood transfusions in the country.

In 2018, the company won MIT Solve Global Challenge in health category and looking to start on-demand delivery of oxygen monitoring equipment like pulse oximeters, routine, scheduled delivery of oxygen to replenish depleted hospital stock in Africa's most populous nation.