The Editorial Board of Y!/YNaija.com, the online newspaper for young Nigerians, has announced the 100 most influential people in Nigeria.
The carefully curated list is a perfect mix of individuals who have greatly impacted the Nigerian society in different fields of endeavour including religion, governance, media, technology and more.
The 2016 list includes President Muhammadu Buhari; Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God; Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man; Dr. Sylvia Adebajo, seasoned public health physician; Mo Abudu, the EbonyLife TV Chief Executive; Jason Njoku, iROKO TV founder, and others.
"This is the definitive list of those who call the shots in various sectors of the Nigerian society. Every single individual on this list have pushed boundaries - refusing to bow to limits imposed by gender, education, or a slowing economy. Theirs is a story of sheer grit, success, innovation, and inspiration - stories that we owe our readers to tell," said Isime Esene, Managing Editor, YNaija.com
The Y!/YNaija.com 100 Most Influential Nigerians represent a select group of individuals who have most visibly influenced the Nigerian society by extending the frontiers of innovation and inspiring a generation.
YNaija.com is a network of premium media brands committed to an evolving generation of Africans. Established in 2011, with a vision to provoke thought, inspire action and stimulate growth; it has become the leading media platform for young Africans with reach across West, East and Southern Africa, influencing policy, opinion and leading on issues across sectors with a focus on governance, culture and technology.