Nigerian professional footballer and Chelsea FC skipper, Victor Moses has been voted the 2017 Most Influential Young Nigerian in one of the most credible and respected annual ranking polls organized by international reputed rating establishment, Avance Media.
Victor Moses who takes over from Actress Funke Akindele, [the 2016 Most Influential Young Nigerian] plays as a winger for Premier League club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team. He has gained over 20 caps for Nigeria since his debut in 2012 and has played in their winning campaign at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, as well as the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has played for West Ham United, Stoke City, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Wigan Athletic and still plays for Chelsea.
The poll which drew public participation from over 90 countries also voted Motivational Speaker, John Obidi, Templars Law Associate, Kenneth Okwor, Founder of Ambassadors of Africa, Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola and Arsenal Skipper, Alex Iwobi among the top 5 most influential young Nigerians respectively.
Co-Founder of She Leads Africa, Yasmin Belo-Osagie was also voted as the Most Influential Young Nigerian Woman.
Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media says he hopes the annual polls will inspire young people to create a positive environment that will encourage other Nigerian youths to excel in their various endeavours.
See winners in the various categories below:
Business – Adebola Williams, Red Media Africa
Entertainment – Frank Edwards, Musician
Law & Governance – Kenneth Okwor, Lawyer
Leadership & Civil Society – Victoria Ibiwoye, One African Child
Lifestyle – Bayo Omoboriowo, Photographer
Media – Toke Makinwa, OAP
Personal Development & Academia – John Obidi, Speaker
Science & Technology – Eyo Bassey, Payporte
Social Enterprise & Philanthropy – Yasmin Belo-Osagie, She Leads Africa
Sports – Victor Moses, Chelsea FC
Below is the Official 2017 Ranking of Avance Media’s 50 Most Influential Young Nigerians
Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola
Nnamdi Stan Ekeh
Toolz – Tolu Oniru
Dr Echefu Ikechukwu Bright
Mohammed Ibrahim Jega
Imrana Alhaji Buba
Adetola Anita Adetoye
Chaste Christopher Inegbedion
Stella Dimoko Korkus
Olufemi Olukayode Adeyemi
Runcie C.W. Chidebe
David James Egwu
Andre Blaze Henshaw
Tonye Rex Idaminabo
Nuhu Ibrahim Alabura
Muhammad Sani Abdullahi
Jane Michael Ekanem
Hon. Samaila Suleiman