As a developing country, Nigeria has quite number of issues that most of the country’s population can’t overlook. But there are some exceptional people who decided to face the problem and focus also on the opportunities that the country has to offer, and these 5 Inspiring Nigerian Youths Under Age 30 have become the trail blazers in all kinds of industry, music, engineering , business, sports and many more.
1. Segun Ijiwande.
Meet Segun Ijiwande widely called as Shegzy Kool. Segun is an English Language graduate. He is also a designer and the Chief Executive Officer of Shegzy Kool Aesthetic. ShegzyKool Aesthetic is a fashion house which accommodates a wide range of classic fresh and innovative designs that include Corporate Suits, Jeans, Native Wears, Linen Suits and Clothing, Funky Blazers, Customized T-Shirts and a myriad of other styles.
He holds prime advantage in a versatile range of portfolio offerings, serving as a delectable Fashion Designer, Apparel Consultant, Costume Manager, Creative Director and Modeling Manager to a host of audience in the corporate, fashion and creative beauty and artistic fields, fulfilling its vision to be a top designing outfit with astute creativity to meet the fashion desires of every client.
Segun knew that right after his high school he was going to be a fashion designer. He was into modeling and designed his cloths for casting. Since people usually fell in love with his designs, he also began to design for them and that was it.
He has provided first class services to both corporate and artistic clients such as Mamuzee, Buddy Agbedah (Salsa Naija), Awele (This Day), David Eko (Woodlands, VI), Benita Okogie (A top artiste and model, Chi Foods), Ayeni Samson (MAERSK Nig Ltd), Tosyn Bucknor (Top Radio), LKT(Mr Alaye), Art quake, Tu- face, Vector, Ayuba, Switch (Dynamix) just to mention a few, who all can testify of our continuous outstanding performance and service delivery.
2. Jennifer Uloko.
Founder of Yanga Beauty, Jennifer Lisa Uloko is a Business Administration graduate from Igbinedion University in Nigeria. Already, she is a licensed makeup artist. There’s quite a bit about her feat online, but her foresight, planning and conviction are the key things that struck us about her trajectory (from scratch, she built a business specializing in beauty and skincare products).
Every successful entrepreneur must have a passion that drives them, a staunch belief that keeps them pressing on, even when things get really tough.
Jennifer says her passion had always revolved around beauty and skincare – anything that would help people look good.
3. Joseph Ukpong.
Joseph Ukpong, 23 is the owner of Ceunitonc farms. Ceunotic is a poultry business which focuses on breeding chicks for egg and meat purposes. His passion: ‘I got trained in the poultry business at a young age. While I was living with my uncle who was into poultry farming, I used to help him out with minor activities on his farm. Every day I would follow him to the farm; it was always fun time for me. I was quite observant; I used to monitor all the operations of his poultry farm. It was there I got my first-hand knowledge and experience and developed passion in poultry farming.
4. Gbenga Dada.
Gbenga Dada, 24, an accessory designer and Philosophy graduate, is the Chief Executive Officer of Artsmith Collections. His passion: ‘I’ve always been fascinated by beautiful, handmade creations; I would stare for long minutes at aesthetic statues, abstract paintings and fashion items in lifestyle magazines. Somewhere along the line, I took a step towards making my passion an enterprise by learning how to string beads from a kind church member who noticed my keen interest in fashion.’
5. Sunday Ogbu.
Sunday Ogbu, 30, is the Managing Director, Henry Blessing Global Ventures – a communications niche dealing with the repair of handsets, selling telephone accessories. His passion: ‘I decided to run my own business because there are not enough jobs in Nigeria. I cannot depend on government to survive and I cannot be wasting my time and future searching for jobs that are not there. I told myself that I could create a job for myself.’