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Top 10 Nigeria Young Entrepreneurs Under The Age Of 30

WOW! See the Top 10 Nigeria Young Entrepreneurs Under The Age Of 30 . They can inspire you to forget your girlfriend and start doing something more functional.

Since the global economic downturn survival has not been easy for all and sundry. The economy is biting and it actually requires a strong and determined mind to survive.  With Massive unemployment in the country, relying on the government to provide employment to teeming unemployed youths is a dream that will be hard to actualize in the near future.

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Nigeria is a country that is filled with massive business opportunities. The inspiration that you will draw from these ten young entrepreneurs presented here will encourage in your struggle to survive.

You are filled with potential. All you need to do is to try and discover that God-given potential in you and work towards actualizing it through patience and determination.

Remember the saying, “where is a will, there is a way”. If your mates are making it, why can’t you? Let this thought spur you and be your drive. Do not relent till you see your dream actualized.

Nigerian Youths are currently making strides in innovation and entrepreneurship much like those of other nations of the world.

Hopefully this will gradually grow to the point that unemployment in the country will be fully tackled. There are a lot of notable Nigerian youth entrepreneurs that need emulating from.

However, we are particularly interested in these few for now. Here are the top 10 Nigeria young entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Happy reading …


Simi Fajemirokun,

Founder – ESFAJ and Partner

She is 30 years old and a graduate of Political Science and International Relations from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

ESFAJ & Partners was established three years ago as a management consulting firm that deals in research, data analysis, design and general business development.

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The ESFAJ & Partners as a consulting firm started due to the abhorrence the founder has on the way foreign firms provides Nigerian government agencies with mediocre solutions to our government agencies.

She had worked as a local consultant while working under a foreign firm which was where she drew the inspiration to start her own instead of doing majority of work for foreigners and being paid meagerly. The clients of the company is majorly government agencies and owners of the SMEs.



Dolapo Babalola, –

the MD, Dolapo Creations.

Dalapo Babalolo is 26 years old and a graduate of Tai Solarin University of education Ibadan. She was moved to start the business do to unemployment after her first degree and while doing her masters instead of staying idle.

Dolapo Creations are into jewellery making with the use of wire works and bead making. They design and make jewellery for brides, bridesmaid and individuals.



Mr. Peter Nsikan,

The CEO of Crystal Travels and Tours

Mr. Peter Nsikan is 29 years old and a graduate of Yaba College of Technology where he obtained an Ordinary National Diploma in Business Administration. Crystal Travel and Tours is a travel agency which assists clients who want to travel to the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and other countries of the world. They help them to obtain appointment dates for their visa interviews.

The work of the company is to assist their clients fill their application forms and also get them prepared for their visa interviews. They as well help clients to make hotel reservation, purchase their flight tickets and make taxi reservation in their supposed country of visit.



Titus and Tobias Igwe

Founders of Speedmeals

The two brothers are widely known as the Igwe twins. Titus and Tobias are 27 years of Age and joint owners of Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen.

The company is a food delivery services company in Nigeria. They had a humble beginning. After the death of their father in 2009, the twins took over the responsibility of their father to take care of their mother and their other seven siblings.

They began with office assistants and while working as office assistants they were often sent out by their fellow staffs to purchase food for them.

It was while doing this they were inspired to start mobile kitchen to cater for the needs of the majority of staffs who haven’t the opportunity of having good meal while in the office.

They began the business in 2010 with N50, 000, and within a space of 1 year made recorded RIO of roughly N3 million. They have currently trained many Nigeria on basic catering and baking techniques, to allow them to set up their own businesses.



Bankole Cardoso

CEO of Easy Taxi Nigeria.

25 years old Bankole Cardoso is the founder of the Nigerian operations of EasyTaxi. EasyTaxi is a taxi mobile App that was established in Brazil in 2012 by German technology startup, Rocket Internet GmBH. Easy Taxi  is designed to link taxi drivers to prospective customers.

The app allows the taxi drivers to order for a taxi and establish their point of pick-up through mere mouse click. EasyTaxi in return forwards to the passenger an affirmation of the name and phone number of his driver for him to make physical contact with the driver immediately.

Cardoso previously worked with Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the Carlyle Group in New York before setting up his own in Nigeria.



Uche Pedro

The CEO and Founder of a popular Nigeria Website BellaNaija

Uche Pedro is 29 years old and a Nigerian media entrepreneur.

The Media Company is a popular and trending media organization specialized in crafting online articles and content for Nigerians and Africans as a whole.

The site is a top lifestyle, entertainment and fashion website. It enjoys over million visits every month.



Chude Jideonwo & Adebola Williams,  Founders of Red Media/ The Future Project

Jideonwo and Williams together founded Red Nigeria. Red Media Company is a top full service media-content, communication and Development Company.

The company as well owns The Future Project (TFP). The Future Project is a tactical social venture/change communications organization which hosts the yearly Future Awards.

The future award is Nigeria’s most significant awards for exceptional Nigerian Youths.



Ola Orekunrin

Founder and CEO of Flying Doctors

Ola Orekunrin is a medical doctor and a healthcare entrepreneur. She is 25 years of age and the founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria. Flying doctors is West Africa’s first Air Ambulance Service Company.

The company provides emergency helicopter, airplane ambulance and evacuation services in Nigeria and some countries within the West African Sub-region.


Oluwaseun Osewa 

Founder and CEO of Nairaland

Nairaland is Africa’s top most online forum. It was established in March 2005 as a general purpose discussion forum.

The site currently has over 1 million registered users. It is the most popular Nigerian website used by Nigerians both home and abroad together with foreigners who want to obtain information regarding Nigeria.

Prior to the establishment of Nairaland, Oluwaseun Osewa has operated a web hosting business, which did not succeed.


Opeyemi Awoyemi, Olalekan Olude and Ayodeji Adewunmi

Founders – Jobberman

These three are the co-founders of Jobberman, Nigeria’s largest job search engine and aggregator. Jobberman was established in August 2009, and is currently enjoying more than 50,000 unique visitors every day. The site makes use of simple but revolutionary technology to connect qualified personnel to the job opportunity that is suitable for them. They are currently gaining world recognition.

Your Thoughts!

This article was created to serve as a source of inspiration to other young Nigerians. You can then see that age is not a determining factor to wealth. The floor is open and it’s now up to you to say what’s on your mind. Use the comments section below.

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  1. i’m greatly inspired by this piece on young Nigerian entrepreneur, i am a consultant also an entrepreneur, please how can i meet or be part of this entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

  2. Martins Bakoshi, founder and ceo,Mahteeni collection. He’s a 200 level undergraduate of statistics at ABU,zaria. 19 years of age! He designs and sew male nd female clothings,with ankara and jean,sweat pants,shirts ,etc. Check him out on his fb page-mahteeni collection. Tnks

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