Two (2) Young Entrepreneurs That Have Made Great Impact in Nigeria

The list of the two (2) young entrepreneurs that have made great impact in Nigeria can be likened to some of the great inventors such as Steve Jobs, Jeff P. Bezos, Bill Gates, Jack Ma, etc. Steve Jobs was never the richest entrepreneur in the world but in terms of success, he is up there in the top two of his generation. He made big impacts.

So, a successful entrepreneur is an entrepreneur who has made a big impact in a chosen line, made money while building a lucrative business.

Becoming successful and rich is the dream of many people. While some are dreaming and hoping to become successful and influential, there are others who are living that dream. Most of them through hard work, determination, commitment and persistence they have been able to find success.

That is why we have decided to share a list of the most successful entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Hoping that it will inspire everyone who is dreaming.

Most of the successful entrepreneurs listed here did not always find it easy. They went through a tough time. They kept going and succeeded. While everyone might not have the same luck and fortune, we can all find inspiration in others. The inspiration that can help us become the best we can.

Cut across real Estate, financial services, manufacturing, media, tech, green tech, agriculture and fashion, these two (2) young entrepreneurs featured on this list are impatient to change Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Together, they represent the entrepreneurial, innovative and intellectual best of their generation.

Two (2) Young Entrepreneurs That Have Made Great Impact in Nigeria

Of all the long list of very rich entrepreneurs in Nigeria today, there is the special anointing on the new-generational two (2) young entrepreneurs that have made great impact in Nigeria and not only as only wealthy and popular but also that they currently serve as role models to the young kings and queens in the street of the country.

Temitope Ogunsemo

Young Entrepreneurs That Have Made Great Impact

Nigerian-born Temitope Ogunsemo, 33, is the founder of Krystal Digital, a fast-growing educational technology company that specializes in the creation, development and deployment of customized and service oriented software applications for educational institutions in Nigeria.

Founded in 2010 in Lagos, Krystal Digital’s flagship service, MySkool Portal, a web-based application for School Information Management System designed for proper storage and documentation of school data, has been adopted by more than 50 Government-owned High schools in Nigeria, and has more than 65,000 active student users. Krystal Digital now has more than 150 employees and annual revenues of more than $3 million.

Gossy Ukanwoke

Young Entrepreneurs That Have Made Great Impact

Education entrepreneur, Gossy Ukanwoke, 30, is the founder of BAU Executive Education which provides Executive Education Programs to professionals, executives and graduates looking to develop business and leadership skills online and on-campus.

His holding company, BAU R&D has completed investments in two Nigerian traditional Universities.

He is also the President of EduTech Nigeria, an tech company that works with universities to automate the online student lifecycle from recruitment to graduation by helping African traditional universities take their on-campus degree programs online through the implementation of the best of technology, process management, recruitment, admissions and advisory.

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Oluwatobi Ajayi

Oluwatobi Ajayi, 30, is a co-founder and CEO of Jetvan Automobiles Limited, the largest authorized dealer of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in Nigeria.

He started his career at Mercedes-Benz Nigeria where he became the Head of division (Commercial vans) at 24. In 2015, he pulled together a group of investors and founded Jetvan which sells more than 500 vehicles every year.

Harold Okwa

Nigerian-born entrepreneur, Harold Okwa, 30, is the founder of Vestates, a luxury real estate agency based in Abuja.

He is also the founder of Jetseta, a company that provides easy and affordable access to private air travel and helicopter shuttle services through a mobile app that seamlessly connects travelers to private aviation providers at attractive fares worldwide, on the go.

Nasir Yammama

Yammama is the founder of Verdant, an AgriTech value chain company that seeks to support rural crop farmers for improved food production using mobile phones. The company offers mobile agricultural extension, market information, managerial support, and access to financial services to smallholder farmers.

Obinna Okwodu

Obinna Okwodu, a 27-year-old MIT grad and ex-Morgan Stanley Investment Bank analyst, is the founder of Fibre, a real estate booking start-up in Lagos that allows middle-income tenants the option to pay monthly. Renting residential real estate in Lagos, Nigeria could be a hassle.

Not only are houses overpriced, Landlords typically demand potential tenants to pay up to 24 months years rent upfront. As a result, Fibre is growing fast and is gaining popularity with many middle-income earners in Lagos.

Ronke Bamisedun

Ronke Bamisedun, 30, is the founder of BWL Agency, a leading boutique Public Relations agency based in Lagos, Nigeria. BWL Agency has advised multinational companies such as Pandora, Moet Hennessy, Pernod Ricard and Universal Music Group as well as many non-government organizations. BWL Agency is also the exclusive affiliate for Grayling in Nigeria.

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