Okagbare ranks 26th as Ogunlewe places 75th on Top 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians 

After a voting process which ended Jan. 20 to vote your favourite Young Influential Nigerians to be ranked in the Top 100 nominated by Advance media.

The official list has been released and 7-time National Champion and Olympic Bronze-turned-Silver medalist, Blessing Okagbare is ranked 26th while 2-time National Champion and Union Bank ambassador, Seye Ogunlewe occupies 75th position on the list.

Leading Nigerian Actress and Producer Funke Akindele Bello who plays a lead role in popular TV series Jenifa’s Diary tops the list as the most voted for Influential Young Nigerian.

     Funke Akindele Voted 2016 Most Influential Young Nigerian 

The ranking which features 100 young Nigerians between the ages of 15 to 40 was launched by Advance Media in 2016 and drew participation from over 80 countries from across the world who voted for the 100 nominees to make up the final ranking.
MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah extended his appreciation to all who participated in the voting process and encouraged all young Nigerians making strides to make the country better for all to continue their good work and inspire more Nigerians to become change agents.

Former Chelsea midfielder and 2016 Rio Olympic Bronze medalist John Mikel Obi toped the Most Influential Young Nigerian (Sports) placing overall 9th.
Other sports personalities on the list are; Asisat Oshoala (25th), Victor Moses (28th), Ahmed Musa (29th), Alex Iwobi (38th), Kelechi Iheanacho (39th), Peter Odemwingie (87th) and Samson Adamu (100th).

It’s a good thing that our sports men and women in Nigeria are being recognized for their achievements.

The 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians is an initiative of Avance Media in partnership with ReputationPoll.com, Barcity Media, Evergreen Initiative, EOD Partners, Jagari Designs, CELBMD Africa, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, iCare Hub Africa, Global Skills Exchange, Core Foundation and Project Know Thyself International.

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