Eight Nigerians have been listed, among other global influencers, in the 2019 `Forbes 30 under 30 list.’
Forbes 30 featured 300 trailblazers from 20 industries with an average age of 26.8.
In the list, over 55 percent are founders or co-founders while 19 per cent includes immigrants from 57 countries.
Nigerians who made the list include Taofeek Abijako, Kayode Ojo, Obi Omile Jr, Adegoke Olubusi, Tito Ovia, Dimeji Sofowora, Olaoluwa Osuntokun and Emmanuel Acho.
Taofeek Abijako is a 20-year-old designer who started his men’s streetwear brand when he was a high school teenager.
Kayode Ojo is a 28-year-old photographer who has had solo shows in Paris, Berlin, New York and Dallas.
Communication expert, Obi Omile Jr. is the co-founder of the Cut, a technology platform that allows users and barbers to schedule and manage appointments.
Meanwhile, Adegoke Olubusi, 25, Tito Ovia, 25, and Dimeji Sofowora, 26 are founders of Helium Health a platform used by 5,000 doctors, with data from 500,000 patients across West Africa.
Olaoluwa Osuntokun, 25, is the co-founder of Lighting Labs which has raised $2.5 million to turn bitcoin into a more viable form of payment by making smaller transactions more cost-effective.
Also, Emmanuel Acho, 28, serves as the youngest national football analyst for ESPN and runs a charity that has built a hospital in Nigeria.