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Nigeria Tops Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List For 2020

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Spread across categories like finance, tech, art, and sports, it features 30 young entrepreneurs in Africa who are innovating their respective industries.

Every year, Forbes Africa releases a list of top 30 under 30 young Africans who are doing amazing things for themselves and for their community.

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This year wasn’t any different and the publication released names of 30 Africans sourced from four categories featuring 30 in each: Business, Technology, Creatives and Sports.

Nigeria makes up the majority of honorees in the list, shedding light on the entrepreneurial and can-do spirit of the young people in the country.

South Africa and Botswana had four of their young entrepreneurs on the list. Ghana had three young people while Uganda had two of its young entrepreneurs on the list.

Cameroon, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Sudan and Ivory had one young entrepreneur making the list.

Here are the Nigerians on this year’s list:

  1. Florence Otedola (DJ Cuppy), 27, DJ, Founder and Director, Red Velvet Music Group
    Industry: Entertainment
  2. Oluwatosin Ajibade (Mr Eazi), 28, Musician and Founder, emPawa Africa
    Industry: Entertainment
  3. Patrick Okorie (Patoranking), 29, Musician
    Industry: Entertainment
  4. Tracy Batta, 29, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Smoothie Express
    Industry: Food and Beverage
  5. Olajumoke Oduwole, 29, Founder and CEO and Senior Web Developer, KJK Communication Limited
    Industry: Tech / software development
  6. Swanky Jerry, 28, Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Swanky Signatures
    Industry: Fashion
  7. Davies Okeowo, 29, Co-founder and CEO, Enterprise Hill and Competence Africa
    Industry: Business Development
  8. Maryam Gwadabe, 29, Founder and CEO, Blue Sapphire Hub
    Industry: ICT
  9. Asisat Oshoala, 25,Footballer
    Industry: Sports

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Crayon Reveals How He Upgraded His Mother’s Status After 19 Years As A Fruit Seller

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Mavin Singer, Crayon took to Twitter to share a touching story of how he changed his mother’s status from being a fruit seller for 19 years.

In his tweet, Crayon revealed that his mother used to be the most popular fruit vendor on the streets of Iyana Iba, Lagos.

According to the singer, he was able to change her life and give her the life she deserves after signing a major deal with Mavin Records in 2019. His tweet read:

“My mum used to be the most popular fruit seller in iyana iba ask anybody of iya carrot that’s my mum. She sold fruits for 19 years straight on the same spot with her small table and things. I changed all that after I signed my deal back in 2019! Now she chilling. Glory to God!”

 

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“Let Davido Tap From My Anointing” – Peruzzi Reacts To Claims That He Writes Davido’s Songs

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Peruzzi Vibes has given fans the answer they’ve been waiting for.

Ever since the Majesty singer joined DMW in 2016, Fans have been hurling accusations at Peruzzi for being the brain behind all Davido’s hit songs. Recall how Peruzzi was trending on social media for writing Assurance and failing to fulfill the promises he made to Chioma when Davido’s kissing saga broke the net.

In a recent interview with Beat 99.9 FM, Peruzzi revealed that songwriting for other artists isn’t an unusual practice and shouldn’t be seen as taboo. When asked by OAP Osi Suave how feels whenever Davido drops a new song and people call him out for writing the song, he said:

“I feel like it is a normal thing when people say those things. I just came to the label and I came with a different type of fire, so it is only right that my brothers tap from the anointing.”

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Simi Finally Reacts After Getting Dragged For Her ‘Yummy’ Outfit

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Nigerian singer, Simi has replied to critics who found her outfit to be too revealing in the photos she posted via Instagram.

We earlier reported that the Duduke singer shared a recent photo of her herself rocking a hot, black bralette paired with a flowing jacket yesterday.

The pictures went viral and placed Simi on the social media trends table as netizens aggressively dragged her for dressing in such a manner.

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The dragging might have bothered the mother of one as she took to Instagram to her express herself in regards to her outfit. She stated that individuals aren’t expected to do things the way people want them done and only an Individual’s approval is valid.

While expressing genuine concern for the younger generation and their self-esteem, Simi encouraged everyone to love themselves and live the way they want.

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