Piggy Bank, AfroTech Girls, ZNM Foundation, Tambollo, Others Win SME100Nigeria Award 2017

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Every year, SME100Nigeria one of Nigeria’s fastest growing platforms for young entrepreneurs; recognises and celebrates 25 Nigerians under the age of 25 who are doing phenomenal things in Nigeria and contributing to socio-economic development of the country.

This year’s Nominee reception and awards ceremony held on Saturday, 26th of August at the Terra Kulture Arena in Victoria Island, Lagos.

A total of 3,500 candidates were nominated across the 25 categories of the award, which was then cut down to 100. The final 25 winners were decided by the Global Advisory Board of SME100Nigeria based on set down criteria and online voting.

According to the Executive Director of SME100 Nigeria, Charles Odii, “the goal of this award is to stimulate an entrepreneurial culture among our youths. We identify young people doing phenomenal work across the country, and shine the spotlight on them so that all others can see them and aspire to set up businesses as well.”

See the full list of the award winners below:

  • Active Citizenry & Government Engagemen

Maryam Laushi – Not too young to run

  • Agriculture

Chibuzo Aloizeuwa – ACE Palace Farms

  • Arts, Craft & Cultur

Jekein Lato-Unah – Artiste

  • Beauty & Makeup

Garos Bot – Botz Pretty Looks

  • Creative Writing & Content Creation

Georgette Monnou – Unspoken Words

  • Cyber Security & Technology

AfroTech Girls – AfroTech Girls

  • E-Commerce

Abiola Chris-Amusan – Rings Nigeria

  • Education

Omozino Eguh – Yudimy

  • Energy & Sustainability

Jennifer Uchendu – Susty Vibes

  • Environment, Housing & Interior Décor

Buogo Obi – WoodDesignes

  • Event Planning

Chinyere Uzuh – Qwint Perfect

  • Fashion

Desiree Iyama – Desiree Iyama

  • Finance & Fintech

Joshua Chibueze – PiggyBankNG

  • Food

Aliyu Abubakar – QuickShak

  • Health & Skincare

Precious Obiako – Spotlight Skincare

  • Manufacturing & Logistics

Natalie Obi – Ethereal Olores Co.

  • Media & Communication

Gidado Shuaib – Youths’ Digest

  • Music

Tuke Morgan

  • Performing Arts

Ebiye

  • Photography

Rotimi Okungbaye

  • Professional Services

Stephanie Eze – Mintville

  • Social Entrepreneurship

Zayyad Nasidi – ZNM Foundation

  • Software & Design

Omimi Okere – Qontent

  • Sport

Georgia Oboh

  • Tourism & Hospitality

Sikemi Ifederu – Tambollo

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