Aigbe Omoregie

Every year since 2013, Forbes Africa has released a list of most promising entrepreneurs.

For the 2017 edition, these Africans have been described as being not just content waiting around for a proper career bump up the establishment ladder. Rather, their ambitions are much more profound and they are setting out to write their own destinies – establishing remarkable enterprises that will transform Africa and reignite its economies.

In no particular order, here are the five Nigerians who made the list:

1. Aigbe Omoregie

Founder, Intercontinental Paints

The 34-year-old Nigerian entrepreneur is the founder of Intercontinental Paints, a fast-growing paint manufacturing company based in Lagos. He founded the company in 2006 with a little over $100 in savings, and the company has employed more than 50 people since its inception.

Image: Twitter

2. Nichole Onome Yembra

Managing Partner, GreenHouse Capital

Nichole Onome Yembra, 29, is the Chief Financial, Risk and Investment Officer for Venture Garden Group (VGC) and a Managing Partner at GreenHouse Capital; VGC’s investment arm.

Nichole Onome YembraImage: Techpoint

3. Onyekachi Ekezie

Founder, Kaptain Foods

Onyekachi Ekezie, 33, is the founder of Kaptain Foods, a Nigerian food processing company based in Lagos. The company produces a range of pre-cooked and packaged ready to eat tomato stews using locally grown fresh produce and spices.

Onyekachi EkezieImage: Ono Bello

4. Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams

Founders, RED Media Africa

Chude Jideonwo (32) and Adebola Williams (31) are co-founders and Partners of RED — a leading full-service media-content, communication, and development company behind well-known brands like YNaija, Rubbin’ Minds and The Future Awards. The duo built the RED media empire before they turned 30.

Chude Jideonwo and Adebola WilliamsImage: Techpoint

Congratulations to these Nigerians! You can check the full list here

Speaking of which, here are the Nigerians who made the Forbes Most Promising List For 2016.

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