Forbes Magazine has released its 30 Under 30 list for the year 2020. Out of the list, five Nigerians were celebrated for their achievement across different industries in Europe.
A number of young people remove all doubt and stereotype people believe about young people as they are able to achieve great feats despite their youth.
Forbes Magazine has made it a tradition to celebrate these youths through the 30 under 30 list and we are glad to note that some Nigerians made the list. See five of them below:
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At a time of great global uncertainty, it can be hard to see a path forward. But we hope our fifth annual Forbes Under 30 Europe list delivers a much needed dose of optimism. We aim to highlight the young visionary leaders brashly reinventing business and society. From a Finnish duo turning used coffee beans into sneakers to a Dutch team designing solar powered cars, the ingenuity and creativity Europe’s young entrepreneurs shows that the best is yet to come. This year’s list is the result of thousands of international nominations, months of investigative reporting and the seal of approval from our panel of expert judges. The result: 300 young visionaries boldly redefining ten industries across 32 European countries. Meet them all at the 🔗 in bio.
1. Deborah Somorin: This 26-year-old is the founder of Empower The Family, which helps disadvantaged teenagers succeed by providing housing, childcare and education.
2. Christianah Aderenle: This 25-year-old is a London based designer who has defied all odds despite being deaf. Aderenle started her fashion eyewear brand and now has big named celebs like Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga and Beyonce as customers.
3. James Omisakin: 27-year-old Omisakin is a co-founder of Compare Ethics which is a shopping platform. The young man founded the startup with 29-year-old Abbie Morris.
4. Tomide Adesanmi: Adesanmi is the cofounder of a company called Circuit Mind. The 29-year-old’s company aims to create software that produces circuit board designs.
Black Britain- Forbes ‘30 under 30’
Founder of a electronic solutions company. Tomide’s company provides circuits for engineers, cutting down the time clients would use in creating their own. pic.twitter.com/Qvx3qKxKrx
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5. Dave Orobosa Omoregie: The 21-year-old musician has fast become a sensation in the UK and his debut album titled Psychodrama won the album of the year at the 2020 Brit Awards.
Black Excellence Showcased In Forbes 30 Under 30 European List with @Santandave1 amongst others honored
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Many have shared some of these misconceptions on social media, which have further heightened people’s fears and panic among many.