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YiPAfrica 2018 SHOOTING STARS 100



Congratulations to everyone who made it into the 1st edition of YiPAfrica’s Shooting Stars 100, a list of inspiring Nigerians doing great things nationwide, either by contributing to organizational growth, entrepreneurs or entrepreneurs across all industries both in the formal and informal economic ecosystem, those who are inspiring people to do and be a better version of themselves, contributing to moving the country forward against all odds.

These everyday Nigeria’s deserves our recognition, our support to appreciate their sacrifices daily to be and do better for the Nation.

Below is the list of successful recipient who emerged through recommendation, fact checked and certified by a group of jury.

Creative Arts

Uche Ugo

Adetomiwa Ogunnusi

G.T Festus

Health / Wellness

Dr. David Uzochukwu

Dr. Victor Ekong 

Dominic Mudabai

Samuel Nwatu

Dr. Debo Odulana

Dr. Nduka Chris


Baaj Adebula

Ijeoma Grace Agu

Chris Okagbue

Aaron Sunday

Samuel Perry (Broda Shaggy)

Lasisi Elenu

Atobajeun Gbolahan (Suave)

Edosa Uwadiae

Ginger-Eke Toochukwu

Duke Elvis

Raheem Moses Oluwaseun (Troms)

Okpalaebube Jude Chukwuemelie 

Somto Eze

Advocacy / Empowerment

Nela Duke

Adetunji Adeniran

Gusi Tobby Lordwilliams

Victor Ushagwu

Jude Feranmi

Suen Dosumu

Aiyede Edith Onize

Temitope  Awelewa

Agatha Samari

Alex Osele

Kehinde Olofintuyi

Rosemond Edem

Kwamu Eunice Kunkei

Emmanuel Somto

Fowe Oluwatomidimu


Chris Kwekowe

Israel Ihaza 

Jackson Nyoho

Chukwuebuka Nelson

Kehinde Daniel

Adegoke Awalade-Ologbenla

Queen Onyekwere

Aremu Raphael 

Charles Ogunjemilusi

Oluwaseun Shonaike

Wilcox Onyemekeihia

Science & Tech 

James Oyanna

Kelvin Oyanna

David Akinsanya

Lukman Jaji


Emmanuel Etim

Ahmed Buhari

Chike Ukaegbu

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour

Oluwatosin Odunfa

Opeyemi Afolarin

Hospitality / Travel / Tourism  

Taylor Odeje

Harold Wilcox

Gbolabo Gibbs Adebakin

Chen Emmanuel

Omotayo Babatunde Ajide

Adedamola Idowu

Stephen Kobams

Business / Finance  

Temitope Mudabai

Izuchukwu Anoliefo

Victory Ijegbai

Iheanacho Jerome Obiako

Oladayo Akibu

New Media

Abayomi Ladipo

Isabella Akinseye

Adeyemi Olowa

Harry Itie

Chukwueggo Kelvin


Folarin Durosimi-Etti

Victor Okwologu

Osamudiame Etubu

Richie Uanseru

Kehinde Olabanji

Femi Johnson

Kenneth Akan

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[MUST READ] Wait! Before You Vote Atiku —- Musa Mohammed



While the clamour for change in government from President Mohammodu Buhari to Atiku Abubakar may have been something that has taken over the national discuss and rightly so as the elections draw near, it may be noteworthy to pause and reflect on the character of the prospected replacement.

The big question on our mind should be can we trust Atiku? What really is the new thing he is coming to offer bearing in mind he was once the number two citizen of this great nation for 8years? If we insist the position of a vice president is not as powerful as the president, haven’t the achievements of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo knocked out such narrative?

The Nigerian vice president has proven times without number that he is as useful as the president of Nigeria and records are there to show for it. Where are the achievements of Mr. Atiku?

If you ask Nigerians, most of what they would remember about his days in office would be the national assets he sold to his colleagues and the long running battle he had with his principal, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

Aside from the fact that there should be no vacancy in Aso Rock, Osinbajo is more presidential than Atiku. Don’t take my words for it, below were some of the things his then boss said and wrote about him chronologically.

2003 “I regret picking Atiku Abubakar as my vice”.

2004 “I can no longer work with Atiku, his integrity is in question “.

2005 “Atiku cannot be trusted “.

2006 “Atiku cannot escape justice over corruption cases “

2007 “Do not vote Atiku he is corrupt”.

2008 “Atiku is a corrupt leader”.

2009 “Nigerians can never forgive Atiku”.

2010 “Atiku is not an option to leadership in Nigeria “.

2011 “I have never seen a leader as greedy as Atiku “.

2012 “Nigerians should pray for leaders imbued with integrity not Atiku “.

2013 “Atiku should apologize to Nigerians over his political sins”.

2014 No political party with the aspiration to assume leadership should think of Atiku”.

2015 “Nigeria has grown beyond a corrupt leader like Atiku”.

2016 “I will never reconcile with Atiku “.

2017 “I never knew Atiku was this corrupt ” “I can never be on the same page with Atiku. God forbid!”.

2018 January to August “God will not forgive me if I support Atiku “.

2018 August “Atiku has the capacity to save Nigeria’s economy from collapse”.

If such verdicts could come from Obasanjo who was his direct boss, what doubts should Nigerians have in rejecting such bad market and move on to the next level with the present administration bearing mind that Obasanjo once said, “As an engineer, I know a point I can use tractor to hit and a storey building would come down within few minutes, but it would take years to erect such.”

Nigeria is undergoing transformation. The administration of president Mohammodu Buhari has used his first term to lay a good foundation for him to start building on in 2019 and it only make sense to key in.

God bless Nigeria.

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Nigerian Professionals Getting Involved In 2019

Gbemileke Ajayi



A group named Nigeria First Professionals has joined the fray of the country’s political landscape, lending it’s voice to the 2019 campaigns.

According to a member of the group, Mr. Sola Fajobi, it has become imperative for true proffessionals to take active part in determining how their country is run, and move away from the docile disposition of the past.

Mr. Fajobi further said it will be incumbent on Nigerians to take a critical look at the resources available to politicians and public officials, and what they’ve either done with it, or what they’re able to do with it.

He added that the Nigeria First Professionals group will assess the issues on ground, consider results, and establish the yearning of Nigerians in order to determine which candidates can best deliver them, and then help the electorate make informed decisions.

According to Mr. Andy Akporugo, another member of the group, the need to facilitate Good Governance should be very dear to every discerning professional, especially as Nigeria was overdue for being counted amongst the world’s most remarkable countries.

Nigeria First Professionals is made up of top Executives and professionals from major walks of life, including Media, Medicine, Law, Aviation, Engineering, etc.

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Man Shoots Wife, Two Sons To Death In Edo State

Gbemileke Ajayi



A 35-year-old man, simply identified as Uwaila, has killed his wife and two sons.

He was arrested in Benin, the Edo State capital, for reportedly shooting his wife and two sons to death.

According to PM News, the incident happened on Sunday morning at Ovbiogie Village in Ovia Northeast Local Government Area.

The suspect, who said his wife accused him of having girlfriends, said that his wife threatened to also go out with other men.

Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and came back to see that his wife locked herself and his sons inside one of the rooms.

He said he shot through the door and the bullet hit them on the bed.

Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosun, who visited the scene said the suspect would be charged to court after investigation has been concluded

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were said to have evacuated​ the corpses to undisclosed mortuary.

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