Meet the Nominees for the Top35-Under35CEO Awards



On Dec. 3rd 2013, we started working to finalise the nominees’ list for the Top35-Under35CEO Awards. We were surprised by the quality of nominations we received from different parts of Africa as this is the maiden edition. (We also received nominations from people in the US, UK, Australia, India etc. Some were even requesting we make it global.)

We’ve taken our time to select the best from all the nominations we received. Here are the young entrepreneurs that made the list:

(NOTE: Our nominees for the 2013 Top35-Under35CEO Awards are listed in alphabetical order. Winners will be published on Dec. 28th 2013, here on and on our media partners’ site.)

Under35CEO Most Enterprising Students

Adelard Kakunze (Burundian), Co-founder/CEO at Burundi 3.0

Adetayo Tolulope (Nigerian), Founder of

Amin Swai (Tanzanian), Founder/Director at OnSpot Magazine & Aspire Youth International

Gideon Byamukama (Ugandan), Founder/CEO of Hello World

Gonjetso Chinyama (Malawian), Founder of & Twenty2 Creative

Ibrahima Yves Ghislain TCHOUANTE (Senegalese), Founder of P’Taxi & Carapid

Khalad Shady (Egyptian), Founder of Mubser

Kibirige Apollo Kasujja (Ugandan), Founder of Numb3r

Kokie Nkposong (Nigerian), Founder/CEO of Kokie’s World of Gifts

Linda Iheme (Nigerian), Founder of International Initiative for Youths Inspiration, Growth and Development [IIF-YIGAD]

Offor Hope Jeremiah (Nigerian), Founder of Nigerian Youths Action Project Initiative

Takunda Ralph Michael Chingonzo (Zimbabwean), Co-founder of Neolab


Under35CEO Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs

Adekunbi Adeoye (Nigerian), Founder of SESEWA

Ameer Sherif (Egyptian), Founder/CEO of BasharSoft

Amin Swai (Tanzanian), Founder/Director at OnSpot Magazine & Aspire Youth International

Daniel Macharia (Kenyan), Founder/CEO of East Africa Institute of Certified Studies

Denis Nyakach (Kenyan), Founder of Amazing Kisimu

Flavia Murugi (Kenyan), Founder of Wayback Coaching & Little is More Outreaches

Gbemisola Emmanuella Adeniji (Nigerian), Founder of Appu Travels Ltd

James Bayanai (Zimbabwean), Founder of Zimbabwe Youth Development Foundation Trust

Jeremy Akpomera (Nigerian), Founder of DEPTHS OF MOTION DANCE COMPANY

Joy Ndlovu (South African), Founder of Ndlovu Holdings

Kelo Okeke (Nigerian), Founder of Giddimint

Kiprono Gilbert (Kenyan), Founder of Sigowet Consulting Ltd

Lanre Dahunsi (Nigerian), Founder of

Mahmood Oyewo (Nigerian), Co-founder of MobiQube

Manige Merabu (Ugandan), Founder of Youth Empowerment in Enterprise Development Uganda

Melody Okwuazu (Nigerian), Founder of THE INCREDIBLE PRODUCTION

Oghenero Ogheneovo (Nigerian), Founder of T-Shirt Factory Nigeria

Olanrewaju Dahunsi (Nigerian), Founder of

Oyewunmi Olatoye (Nigerian), Founder of SummitAntiAsthma

Rosabill Satha (Malawian), Founder of JARDS Products

Sphephard Dude (Zimbabwean), Co-founder of Amavulindlela Ultimate Records(AU Records)

Stephen Akar (Nigerian), Founder of Stema Projects and Contacts

Sunday Ibor Omori (Nigerian), Founder of Youth Action and Hope Organization (YAHOrg)

Wale Olajumoke (Nigerian), Founder of Finem Ventures & Concise Value


Under35CEO Best New Startup Founders

Austus Ofmat Nwame (Nigerian), Founder of Tackle Your Obstacle

Ayoola Ajebeku (Nigerian), Co-founder/CEO of Nearest Locator

David Apaflo (Nigerian), Founder/CEO of Shelze Consulting

Dominic Nsikan (Nigerian), Founder of TechClass Inc

Edison Gbenga Ade (Nigerian), Founder of AgroPro

Elvis Austin (Nigerian), Founder/CEO of SpellAfrica Initiative

Emmanuel Tokunbo Darko (Ghanaian), Founder of Babaoo Foods Ltd

Hule Aondokator (Nigerian), Founder of Kator Hule Enterprises

Linda Iheme (Nigerian), Founder of International Initiative for Youths Inspiration, Growth and Development [IIF-YIGAD]

Marouane Itou (Algerian), Founder/COO at MegaComp

Nwachukwu Lucky Kelechukwu (Nigerian), Founder of International Youth Council, Abuja Nigeria & Gender Equality and Empowerment Project

Olatorera Oniru (Nigerian), Founder of Gibes Africa

Olufuwa Tayo & Dele Bakare (Nigerian), Founders of

Ruyonga Juliet (Nigerian), Founder/CEO of HAME LTD

Sam Wakoba (Kenyan), Founder of

Uche Okoli (Nigerian), Founder/CEO at Reel Radio


Under35CEO of the Year

Ashley Uys (South African), Founder of Meidcal Diagnostech

Bunmi Otegbade (Nigerian), Co-founder of Generation Enterprise

Eric Muthomi (Kenyan), Founder of Stawi Foods & Fruits

Evans Wadongo (Kenyan), Founder of SDFA

Grace Ihejiamaizu (Nigerian), Founder of & RYPE Initiative

Joel Mwale (Kenyan), Founder of Skydrop Enterprises

Laetitia Mukungu (Kenyan), Founder of Africa Rabbit Centre [ARC]

Ludwick Phofane Marishane (South African), Founder of HeadBoy Industries

Olusola Amusan (Nigerian), Founder of Olusola Amusan Company [OAC] & The Advancement

Kiziah Philbert (Kenyan), Founder of Sponsor-A-Child Kenya [SPAC] & Hunger Below Zero


Media Partners:



Onspot Magazine

Spread Media


You might also like

Comments are closed.