#YNaijaMedia100: Ebuka, Funke Akindele, Erica, Ikorodu Bois | See 100 Most Influential People in Media


Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe: With a passion for driving the growth of micro-electronics and robotics in Nigeria, Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe has become one of Nigeria’s leading critical thinkers, and a thought leader to young people looking to become engineers. He is the founder of the African Institution of Technology, an institute with the goal of championing the diffusion of technology in Nigeria. He is also the co-founder of Atlantic Americas, an engineering firm, handling major operations in most parts of northern Nigeria. He has written review pieces for Harvard Business, and was, in 2020, mentioned by the Guardian Newspaper as one of the 60 Nigerians in 60 Years Making “Nigerian Lives Matter.”

Oluwatosin Olaseinde: With a rich career in the finance sector, Oluwatosin Olaseinde is a woman whose passion for financial edification has become very pronounced. She is the founder of Money Africa; an online financial literacy program with courses that cover just about every financial sector in Nigeria. She is also the founder of Ladde, an online investment platform. She is on the 2020 list of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Finance & Economy. She uses the platform to educate young Africans on the stock market, the economy, inflation, asset classes, personal financial management and more.

Temi Popoola: This thought leader finds herself juggling through the professions of Conference Moderator, Lawyer, Journalist, and of course mentor. She is the founder of Voices and Faces, a company that provides services ranging from content strategy to brand consulting to leadership development. Having worked as a journalist for CNBC Africa and TW Magazine, she uses the experience she has garnered to educate the next generation of Africans on the use of media and technology in harnessing their skills. It is also worth mentioning that religion is a huge part of her brand as she is known to mix Christian theology in her teachings. She was listed as one of the top LinkedIn personalities in Nigeria and was on YNaija’s 2020 New Establishment list.

Rita Orji: With over 50 international and local awards, it’s easy to see why she is as highly regarded as she is. Rita Orji is a Computer Science Professor, a Canada Research Chair in Persuasive Technology, and the Director of the Persuasive Computing Lab. Some of the many accolades under her belt includes; Top 150 Canadian Women in STEM, member of Royal Society of Canada, STEM Diversity Ambassador, 2021 Top 100 Leading Nigerian Women, 2021 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Awards, and one of LinkedIn Top Voice. With all that she continues to accomplish, she has become a LinkedIn influencer, and a motivational speaker, albeit her quotes online seem very relatable to real time social issues.

Awa Ndukwe: With a little over a hundred thousand followers on LinkedIn, it’s no surprise that Awa Ndukwe is another entrant in this category who is listed as one of the top 50 personalities on LinkedIn in the past year. He is a Digital Brand Strategist, a brand coach and Business Development Consultant. He uses his social media platforms, particularly on LinkedIn to educate people about the inner workings of his profession.

Adaora Ikwuemesi: She is a multi-skilled professional with competences in Telecom, Consulting, Public Speaking, Writing and Human Resource. She is a globally certified HR expert and founder of Kendor Consulting Ltd, a HR Management Consulting firm. With a burning passion for the developing young talents with an interest for HR, she has become a mentor to many young people via her HR boot camp. Prior to founding her own organisation, she garnered enough experience and dexterity in the HR field that she led the HR department of two major companies; Interswitch Group and Transcorp Plc. She created the provision of the Nigerian Labour Act app and also the HR Nigeria platform, an online forum dedicated to the management and development of people.

Kayode Abass: Imprinting his impact on brands such as GOKADA, SellApp.me, Dale Carnegie Nigeria, Upbeat Centre, Jiji.ng, brands which as a result of his expertise and hard work saw significant improvement in their digital operations, Kayode Abass is a new media consultant who since the start of his career has worked to see brands attain their maximum potential. He is in the business of Product/Growth Marketing, Brand Management, and Digital Marketing. He is also in the business of influencing, as he uses his LinkedIn to educate young people on the Fintech market in Africa. He also seems to enjoy teaching people how to leverage the platform.  

Akinbamiro Akinniyi: With competences ranging from content marketing to marketing strategist to poetry, Akinbamiro Akinniyi is a highly skilled professional who can procure a solution to any problem a business might be faced with he has a passion for writing, as runs his own blog. He is a contributing writer on LinkedIn and a contributing writer on Opera news. In 2019, he was listed as one of the Top 50 Nigerians on LinkedIn. Last year, he was nominated for the Tech Times Africa Awards in the Content Creator Category. His philosophy in marketing lies in the ability to identify business opportunities regardless of the circumstance. A lesson he always tries to imbibe in his followers.

Chima Mmeje: Chima Mmeje specializes in the art of creating brand awareness for companies through SEO optimisation. She has dedicated so much blood and sweat to this one craft, so much so that it has yielded an amazing career. She is simply a talented SEO copywriter and the founder of Zenith Copy. She has worked for international brands like Wix, Remitly and Skillshare. She has also contributed to a number of blogs including Jeff Bullas Internet Marketing, Search Engine Watch and Hacker Noon. Combining her talent for writing and her extensive knowledge in SEO optimisation, she has taken to educating people about corporate practices and how to navigate a career in that space.

Rosemary Egbo: From writing about her day to day experience to writing articles about writing, to drafting talking points and motivational lessons from current events, Rosemary Egbo is a writer who can deliver an articulate piece on any thought that crosses her mind.  She is a Content Marketing Manager, a Freelance writer, speaker, and a Content consultant. She is passionate about relationships, entrepreneurship, sports, self- development and start-ups. Her work has been featured on platforms like BellaNaija, Business.com, The Good Men Project and more.

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