Meet the 4 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Nigeria (Forbes 2017)

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In no particular order, below are the 4 Nigerians that appeared on 2017 forbes list of 30 most promising entrepreneurs under the age of 35…

1. Chude Jideonwo & Adebola Williams

Founders, Red Media

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Jideonwo (32) and Williams (31) are co-founders and Partners of RED – a leading full service media-content, communication and Development Company in Nigeria.

RED is a network of four media companies focused on Africa’s youth: Red Media Africa, a Public Relations company working in West Africa for Facebook, Uber, Union Bank and Heineken; Generation Y!, a TV and online content company with one of Nigeria’s most popular online newspapers and The Future Project , a social enterprise that hosts Africa’s biggest youth social change event, The Future Awards Africa.

2. Onyekachi Ekezie, Nigerian

Founder, Kaptain Foods

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Onyekachi Ekezie, 33, is the founder of Kaptain Foods, a Nigerian food processing company that produces a range of pre-cooked and packaged ready to eat tomato stews using locally grown fresh produce and spices.

3. Nichole Onome Yembra

Managing Partner, GreenHouse Capital

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

Venture Garden Group is a holding company of financial technology entities dedicated to innovative and data-driven solutions. GreenHouse Capital, which launched formally in April 2016, began investments in startups since 2014 under the VGG umbrella.

4. Aigbe Omoregie

Founder, Intercontinental Paints

The 34 year-old Nigerian entrepreneur is the founder of Intercontinental Paints, a fast-growing paint manufacturing company based in Lagos. He founded the company in 2006 with a little over $100 in savings, and the company has employed more than 50 people since its inception.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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