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Bolarinwa, Ogra, Ajomale-McWord Make Under-40 List of 100 Most Influential People of African Decents


Aisha Raheem Bolarinwa, Experience Founder and Vision Director of Farmz2U, a food and agricultural technology startup that helps farmers farm better using data; O’Tega Ogra, the Group Head/GM, Brands and Corporate Communications at BUA Group and Kola Aina, Chair, Federation of African Law Student and the Founding Partner at Ventures Platform, a venture capital fund firm, were among 13 Nigerians who made it to the Global Top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) 2022 edition.

A global civil society initiative in support of the UN International Decade for people of African descent under 40, MIPAD identifies and recognises outstanding individuals worldwide across the four core categories of politics and governance, business and entrepreneurship, media and entertainment, activism and humanitarian endeavour.


The 2022 list was released during the MIPAD 2022 Recognition Week, following the opening of the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City in the United States of America.



Kamil Olufowobi, Chief Executive Officer of MIPAD reiterates that the recognition is not an award show but a recognition platform of the positive contributions of people of African descent under 40 years of age. Other Nigerians who made the list include: AbdulJabar Oyekan, co-founder of Yahshud; Akah Nnani, Actor & TV-Host; Jeremiah Ogbodo, celebrity stylist and reality TV star; Ayotunde Fabamwo, Director, House of Twitch; Efa Iwara, Actor; Emmanuel Nwobodo; Muhammad Suleiman, National Youth Leader, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Omawunmi Ogbe Managing Partner, GLG Communications; Prince Deji Ajomale-McWord, Secretary General of the World Sports Tourism Council, and Tari Taylaur, Politician, Youth Party Nigeria.


The Diaspora-based Nigerians on the list include Angelica Nwandu, the founder of the Shade Room (USA); Damola Adamolekun, first Black CEO of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro; Efe Ukala (USA), Founder, ImpactHER; Evana Oli (USA), Co-Founder, Beautiful Curly Me; Francesca Uriri, Global DEI Communications at Meta (USA); Tara Peaches Enahoro (USA) is an Entertainment Law Attorney. Damilare Ogunleye, Co-founder of FoodLama, a $1 billion food chain (UK); Linda Ayoola, Head of Africa and Services at Apple (UK), Oluwatobi Aigbogun (UK), Visionary at Global Citizen and Raphael Sofoluke who is the Founder and CEO of UK Black Business Show, UK Black Business Week.


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