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Funke Akindele Voted 2016 Most Influential Young Nigerian

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,
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.

  1.       Funke Akindele
  2.       Linda Ikeji
  3.       Jimi Tewe
  4.       Tara Fela Durutoye
  5.       John Obidi
  6.       Damilola Oluwatoyinbo
  7.       Tolu Ogunlesi
  8.       Muna Onuzo
  9.       John Obi Mikel
 10.   Chude Jideonwo
 11.   Omojuwa Japheth
 12.   Yasmin Belo-Osagie
 13.   Suleiman Sani Bello
 14.   Bashir Ahmad
 15.   IK Osakioduwa
 16.   Toke Makinwa
 17.   Akin Oyebode
 18.   Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq
 19.   Ahmed Adamu
 20.   Aisha Augie-Kuta
 21.   Tonye Rex Idaminabo
 22.   Mofolusade Sonaike
 23.   Mark Essien
 24.   Innocent Onah
 25.   Asisat Oshoala
 26.   Blessing Okagbare
 27.   Jason Njoku
 28.   Victor Moses
 29.   Ahmed Musa
 30.   Hadiza Bala Usman
 31.   Sim Shagaya
 32.   Basket Mouth
 33.   Chidiogo Akunyili
 34.   Clarence Peters
 35.   Bosun Tijani
 36.   Bankole Cardoso
 37.   Yemi Alade
 38.   Alex Iwobi
 39.   Kelechi Promise Iheanacho
 40.   Mai Atafo
 41.   Asuquo Ekpenyong
 42.   Dayo Israel
 43.   Uche Pedro
 44.   Don Jazzy
 45.   Seyi Taylor
 46.   Empress Njamah
 47.   Wizkid
 48.   Richard Nyong
 49.   Abayomi Awobokun
 50.   Toju Foyeh
 51.   Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade
 52.   Seun Osewa
 53.   Oluseun Onigbinde
 54.   Ladi Delano
 55.   Shade Ladipo
 56.   DJ Xclusive
 57.   Dr. Kelechi Anyikude
 58.   Grace Ihejiamaizu
 59.   Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
 60.   Ebi Atawodi
 61.   Kayode Oladapo
 62.   Kola Aina
 63.   Mark Okoye II
 64.   Isaac Balami
 65.   Akideinde Oyebowale
 66.   Toyosi Akerele
 67.   Omotola Jalade
 68.   Ola Orekunrin
 69.   Abiola Olaniran
 70.   Chioma Agwuegbo
 71.   Prince Nnamdi Ekeh
 72.   Toolz
 73.   Olalekan Olude
 74.   Amaka Osakwe
 75.   Seye Ogunlewe
 76.   Hon. Engr Obinna Kingsley Onwubuariri
 77.   DJ Cuppy
 78.   Mercy Johnson
 79.   Deji Adeyanju
 80.   Davido
 81.   Adekunle Ayeni
 82.   Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi
 83.   Nasir Sa'idu Adhama
 84.   D'Banj
 85.   Nkechikwu Azinge
 86.   Stephenie Enaife-cooker
 87.   Peter Odemwingie
 88.   Bukky Karibi-Whyte
 89.   Kamil OLUFOWOBI
 90.   Otto Orondaam
 91.   DO2dTUN
 92.   Shola Molemodile
 93.   Hon. Kasim M. Kasim
 94.   Alex Ekubo
 95.   Gossy Ukanwoke
 96.   Hon Ayodele Obe
 97.   Folawe Omikunle
 98.   Ehiz
 99.   Oluchi Orlandi
 100. Samson Adamu

The 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians is an initiative of Avance Media in partnership with, 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.


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