Three young Nigerian women; Tosin Ajibade, Kemi Adetiba, Linda Ikeji made the YNaija’s definitive list for the most influential people in media under 40.
The #YNaijaPowerList is an annual showcase of those who have gone beyond their own careers and empires, to influence trends, leading on success, and driving people to action.
Asides the fact that the #YNaijaPowerList list pulls together those who hold the levers in Nigeria’s media space; it equally presents the platform to honour the most powerful young Nigerians who have excelled in the media industry.
Everyone’s favourite girl next door; Linda Ikeji has continued to build on the runaway success of her eponymous brand. Asides from taking delivery of a brand new luxurious mansion in highbrow Banana Island, Lagos, Ikeji’s blog continues to be the place to go for breaking news, celebrity culture and gossip. Indeed for millions of Nigerians, it is not confirmed gist until it has been picked up by Linda Ikeji. Her give back project, I’d rather be self-made helps young girls along their road to entrepreneurship.
Only Kemi Adetiba can gather formidable women like Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, TY Bello and Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah and get them to speak, confessional style about deeply personal life events. Her King Women series, yet to launch officially, got the Internet buzzing big time. Her music videos are almost always minor industry events. In recent times, Adetiba has worked on visual marvels like Lindsey Abudei’s Out the magazine and Sound Sultan’s Hello Baale.
Tosin Ajibade: You may recognize Tosin Ajibade as the curator behind the immensely popular OloriSupergal lifestyle blog but she has since capitalized on the leverage the blog’s success provides to make other power moves. In May, Ajibade gathered about 300 key new media players; encompassing brand custodians, agency representatives, social media influencers and celebrities to participate in the second edition of the influential talk shop, New Media Conference.
Other top media gurus on the list include; IK Osakioduwa, Osagie Alonge, Kingsley Ezeani, Toke Ibru, Uzodinma Iweala, Seyi Taylor and Perez Tigidam.