Times and times again, Nigerians have proved to be a country blessed with many talents. With many Nigerians having been ranked among some of the top people in the world in several industries, it comes as no surprise that Nigerians are a very innovative and creative set of people.
Aside from the several young Nigerians making waves within the country, we are also blessed with some young enterprising individuals that are also making it big outside the country. These young people out there are doing the country proud by being among the very top in their various fields.
We have put together a list of the top five young Nigerians making it big in the diaspora. Take a look:
- Taofeek Abijako
This exciting young man made history last year by becoming the youngest designer to showcase a collection at the New York Fashion Week at just 19 years of age. Taofeek, based in New York launched his first brand in 2016 and has gone on to become one of the hottest male designers in the country. He attributes many of his designs to his Nigerian roots.
— More News (@MoreBranches) July 30, 2018
- Kayode Ojo
Kayode, also based in New York is a lifestyle and abstract photographer. At barely 28 years of age, this creative photographer has already had his works exhibited at different art gallery hows in place like London, Berlin and even Paris!
- Olaoluwa Osontokun
Moving into the tech world, we have Olaoluwa Osuntokun. This young Nigerian is the co founder and CTO of crypto firm Lightning Labs. Since 2017, Olaoluwa has helped his firm raise over $2 million, making him widely recognized as one of the most promising prospects in the industry.
Olaoluwa Osuntokun is the co-founder of Lighting Labs. L.L has raised $2.5 million to turn bitcoin into a more viable form of payment by making smaller transactions more cost-effective.#MCM#MeninTech#NigerianMeninTech#EzraPearlOnline pic.twitter.com/4yxVMBZ4FO
— Ezra Pearl Online (@EzraPearlOnline) January 21, 2019
- Emmanuel Acho
This former American Football player is the youngest national football analyst for sports giant, ESPN. He also owns a charity organization that has built a hospital here in Nigeria. He is based in Texas, USA.
— Burnt Orange Nation (@BON_SBNation) July 24, 2018
- Obi Omile Jr
Obi, a Nigerian communications expert cofounded and developed ‘The Cut’, an online platform thet enables users and barbers to schedule, manage and plan appointments. Since inception, The Cut has successfully connected millions of barbers and customers together, making it a front runner in the men’s grooming industry.
Congratulations to Obi Omile Jr. for making Forbes 2019 30 Under 30 list. Omile is a co-founder of the highly sought after app, the Cut, a technology platform that allows users and barbers to schedule and manage appointments through the app. #MotivationMonday @theHairCutApp pic.twitter.com/8gWIgHUgt6
— Umu Igbo Unite (@UmuIgboUnite) November 19, 2018
All these people listed above were featured in the 2019 Forbes list of 30 under 30.