Posted On 01 Jan 2020
The BEN Television Report’s top Nigerians in Diaspora who control the levers of power across the business, entrepreneurship, social changes, politics, sports and the arts: from THE ordinary change agent to unpredictable advocacy, peace-building and global superstars.
There are more than 20 million Nigerians living outside the country and constitutes the highest remittance in sub-Saharan Africa with more than $25 billion per annum sent home and are found all around the world, with the United States and the United Kingdom having the highest numbers followed by few African countries and a considerable number in the Middle East, Canada, Malaysia, Australia and Brazil.
EXCLUSIVE – NIGERIAN PERSONALITIES IN DIASPORA.
This listing is not in any particular order.
The definition of Most Influential Nigerian is someone or something that has an impact on or shapes how people act or how things occur. A person who convinces others to listen and do what he suggests is an example of an influential person or a person that provides services.
The listing of Most Influential People awards & recognition program honours individuals in diverse fields and industries who are deemed by their peers and the senior executive of Modern Nigeria to be the most influential individuals in the diaspora and within their industries or communities, in terms of leadership, social responsibility, governance and impact. This program allows for readers to vote, nominate additions or substractions for their top or bottom choices.
Nigeria 🇳🇬 is in Africa . Nigeria has more than 250 diverse ethnic groups. Each individual listed belong to one of the several ethnic groups and cultures. What unites most Nigerians is the symbol of the Eagle. Strong and having the strength through their diversities.
|Number||Name||Gender||Career / Profession|
|1||Ade||Male||Broadcaster / Media|
|2||Adebayo Ogunlesi||Male||Plane & Aviation|
|3||Adeola Fayehun||Female||Keeping It Real With Adeola|
|4||Afolabi Andu||Male||Entrepreneur / Leadership|
|5||Agbani Darego||Female||Entertainment / Culture|
|6||Akeen Olajuwon||Male||Sport / Basketball|
|7||Akinwumi Adesina||Male||President AfDB|
|8||Akwaeke Emezi||Female||Author – Freshwater & Writer|
|9||Alistair Soyode||Male||Broadcaster / Media|
|10||Amina J Mohammed||Female||UN deputy secretary-general|
|11||Anthony Joshua||Male||Sport / Boxing World Champ|
|12||Ayo Akinfe||Male||Writer & Journalist|
|13||Chief Ganiyu Dada||Male||Entertainment / Leadership|
|14||Chimamanda Adichie||Female||Author & Advocate|
|15||Cllr Collins Nweke||Male||Politics & Governance|
|17||Debs Durojaiye||Female||UK Government Digital Service|
|18||Dr. Benjamin Anyanwu||Male||Health / Clinic|
|19||Dr. Kingsman||Male||Entrepreneur / Leadership|
|20||Eniola Aluko||Female||Sport and Advocate|
|21||Eunice Atuejide||Female||Fmr Presidential Candidate/Governance|
|23||Funa Maduka||Female||Content Development Netflix/Actor|
|24||Helen Grant MP||Female||Politics & Governance MP UK|
|25||Israel Adesanya||Male||MMA / Sport|
|26||Iyinoluwa ‘E’ Aboyeji||Male||TED & Entrepreneur|
|27||Kamaru Usman||Male||UFC Sport|
|28||Kate Anolue||Female||Politics & Governance|
|29||Kayode Ogundamisi||Male||National Commentator|
|30||Kenneth Gbandi||Male||Media and Leadership|
|31||Kikelomo Lawal||Female||Finance & Equity Fund|
|32||Kwame Onwuachi||Male||Culture and Social|
|33||Lola Mabogunje Visser||Female||Governance / Evaluation|
|34||Masai Ujiri||Male||Sport / Basketball|
|35||Njideka Akunyili||Female||Painter – selling more than $3m|
|36||Nnenna Nwakanma||Female||Chief Web Advocate WWW|
|37||Noble Igwe||Male||Social crusader/Media|
|38||NOO SARO-WIWA||Female||Writer and Traveller|
|39||Olajide Olayinka Williams||Male||Youtuber KSI|
|40||Otunba Dapo William||Male||Entertainment / Culture|
|42||Prof Kingsley Moghalu||Male||Leadership/Governance & Finance|
|43||Prof Nwadiuto (Diuto) Esiobu||Female||Industry Executive & Entrepreneur/ Science diplomat|
|44||Professor Princess Halliday||Female||Academics/Leadership|
|45||Reno Omokri||Male||Global Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur|
|46||Shola Ajani||Male||Traning and Career Development|
|47||Silas Adekunle||Male||Robotic and Entrepreneur|
|48||Skepta||Male||Gripe top artiste|
|49||Sunday Adelaja||Male||Religion / Leadership|
|50||Tiwa Savage||Female||Artiste Entertainment|
|52||Tope Lawani||Male||Finance & Equity Fund Helios Investment|
If you disagree with this listing, please send your nomination not later than 20th January 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The final list which may be longer or shorter than this will be announced thereafter. The international event will take place in London or Nigeria.
Wishing all our partners, viewers and stakeholders – a successful and prosperous 2020