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5 Nigerians Among Forbes 30 Most Promising Young African Entrepreneurs for 2016

Forbes has released a list of the most promising young African entrepreneurs under 35 for 2016. Abiola Olaniran, who made the list last year, reappears in this year’s list. He is joined by 4 other Nigerians.

1. Ogunlana Olumide & Chukwuwezam Obanor


The duo who are 24, founded Prepclass, a Nigerian academic solutions company. Prepclass offers online test preparation software, full-length tests and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) experience. Their company also provides private tutoring within Lagos, which is aimed at meeting individual academic needs. Their company is generally funded by both Venture Garden Group and CRE Venture Capital.

2. Kasope Ladipo- Ajai


29 year old Ladipo-Ajai is co-founder of Omo Alata – a Nigerian company that processes and sells Nigerian spices and peppers. It’s flagship product is called Omo Alata Pepper Mix. She won the 2015 “She Leads Africa Pitch Competition”.

3. Abiola Olaniran



Olaniran, 27, is CEO of Gamsole, which is a gaming company based in Nigeria, but driven on Kenyan seed fund. The company was founded in 2012 and has, quite incredibly, had its games downloaded over 9 million times globally on the Windows app store.

4.Olatorera Oniru


Olatorera Oniru is the 28-year old founder of – a Nigerian online retailer of fashion products, health & beauty products and home-goods. Dressmeoutlet stocks more than 1,000 products from premium designers globally. Dressmeoutlet ships worldwide and currently enoys patronage in different states across Nigeria, Uganda and the United States of America. The company, which currently employs more than 20 full-time employees, has received funding offers from notable investors, including Nigeria’s Tony Elumelu.

Click here to view the full list on Forbes.


Written by PH

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