Leading Nigerian Actress and Producer Funke Akindele has been voted as the 2016 Most Influential Young Nigerian in a public ranking poll by reputable rating establishment, Avance Media.
Funke Akindele who plays a lead role in the TV series Jenifa’s Diary in 2016 made lot of waves in the entertainment industry swept more accolades as she also got voted the 2016 Most Influential Young Nigerian in the Entertainment Industry as well as the Most Influential Young Nigerian lady on the ranking.
The ranking which features 100 young Nigerians between the ages of 15 to 40 was launched by Avance Media in 2016 and drew participation from over 80 countries from across the world who voted for the 100 nominees to make up the final ranking.
Following Funke keenly on the ranking are Blogger Linda Ikeji, Motivational Speaker Jimi Tewe, Tara Fela Durutoye and John Obidi
Below are also the Young Nigerians voted as the Most Influential in their various categories related to their field of work:
Business: Suleiman Bello – CEO, Sublime Group
Sports: Mikel John Obi – Footballer
Media: Linda Ikeji, Blogger
Lifestyle: Tara Fela Durutoye – CEO, House of Tara
Entertainment: Funke Akindele, Actress & producer
Law & Governance: Tolu Ogunlesi – SA New Media, Presidency
Social Entreprise & Philanthropy: Muna Onuzo, Gazzelle Academy
Leadership & Civil Society: Akin Oyebode, Exec. Sec, LSETF
Personal Development & Academia: Jimi Tewe, Motivational Speaker
Science & Technology: Mark Essien – CEO, Hotels.ng
MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah extended his appreciation to all who participated in the voting process and encouraged all young Nigerians making strides to make the country better for all to continue their good work and inspire more Nigerians to become change agents.
Below is the Official 2016 Ranking of Avance Media 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians.
Tara Fela Durutoye
John Obi Mikel
Suleiman Sani Bello
Tonye Rex Idaminabo
Hadiza Bala Usman
Kelechi Promise Iheanacho
Dr. Kelechi Anyikude
Mark Okoye II
Prince Nnamdi Ekeh
Hon. Engr Obinna Kingsley Onwubuariri
Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi
Nasir Sa’idu Adhama
Hon. Kasim M. Kasim
Hon Ayodele Obe
The 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians is an initiative of Avance Media in partnership with ReputationPoll.com, Barcity Media, Evergreen Initiative, EOD Partners, Jagari Designs, CELBMD Africa, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, iCare Hub Africa, Global Skills Exchange, Core Foundation and Project Know Thyself International.