On this list, Confluence Youths Initiative For Change CYIC reviews 10 outstanding young persons between the ages of 20-35 in Kogi State.These young people have been credited because they have demonstrated effective management capabilities, creativity, positive impact on there society in one way or the other and have also painted a good picture of the state to the outside world in the year 2015.
CYIC celebrates, recognizes, and wishes them the very best as they push forward in their various endeavors in 2016. In no particular order, here are the AmazingKogi 10 Outstanding Young Persons in 2015:
Femi Abiodun Ojo
Femi Abiodun Ojo is a young experienced and successful business executive who currently manages the biggest chain of Oil & Gas companies here in Kogi state. Femi who is also a product of UniAbuja is successfully taking the business management game one step at a time, he has been able to set a new standard for the possibilities in business across Kogi state especially for youths and we recognize him for this.
The 3rd day of October 2015 will always be a day to remember by the people of Kogi state, especially those with physical disability as Kogi born Nollywood actress Ajanigo Simeon gave them a reason to stay alive and stay hopeful via the unveiling of her Ajanigo Bliss Foundation (ABF) for people with physical disability.
The Actress who had lots of her top colleagues in the industry there to support her, gave out lots of wheel chairs and clutches to people with physical disability. This act of kindness, concern and love for people with physical disability in Kogi state, has earned her a spot on our list as one of the 10 outstanding young person in Kogi state for the year 2015.
If there is one non indigene who truly deserves to be on this list, its Grace fm OAP Dayo Owoyele popularly known as Dayo Skills. The OAP has found his way into the hearts of every class in the society. He is also perceived as one of the most Influential young persons in Kogi state. Consistently dishing out inspiring thoughts and helping as much young people as he can with his position as an On Air Personality either on social media,on air or off, has earned him a large number of followership in the state. Today, Dayo Skills is unarguably the most popular OAP in Kogi state!! Being on this list is a well deserved one.
The beauty Queen turned entrepreneur is the young amazon behind one of the most recognized and probably the most consistent Philanthropic foundation in kogi state. Wuraola Gold Foundation since its inception in 2013 has continued to cater for the less privileged widows and orphans within Kogi state. In the year 2015, Wuraola Gold Foundation celebrated her 2nd year anniversary with the #Food4aMillion project.
This act of kindness and the successful launch of a business venture “House of Gold Luxury” in the year 2015 is why the 2012 Miss Kogi (Wuraola) made our outstanding young persons of the year 2015 list!
Popularly known for his #Trek4GEJ campaign which saw him walking from the country’s capital city of Abuja all the way to Otueke in Bayealsa state to support and commend former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. Oladele is one young man who in 2015 believed in a cause and held on tight to it despite mixed reactions of both criticisms & support from various parts of the country and even abroad when he decided to kick off this campaign.
His constructive criticisms on various societal issues, passion for positive activism and obvious love for politics as a young person, has earned him a slot on our list this year!
Tom Makolo is one Nollywood fast rising Actor and film-maker who has managed to carve a niche for himself at home (Kogi state) and the Nigerian movie industry at large. His ability to perfectly interpret any character has recently landed him a lot of movie roles in the movie industry.
The year 2015 was indeed a great one for this young but talented Actor, Film maker,MC and Presenter. From movie production to events, campaigns and what have you? Being an ambassador for youths in Kogi state is a general knowledge to all as Thomson Makolo has been involved in a lot of youth related activities in Kogi state especially in the Year 2015.
Beauty and elegance are two things you can’t take away from Queen Habibat Aliyu. This year, the 2013 Miss Kogi took her game further by contesting at a nationally recognized pageant “Queen of Aso 2015”. After a rigorous battle with other beautiful ladies from other parts of the country, Habibat emerged 1st runner up and was crowned as the “Queen of Aso Tourism 2015” this is definitely an image booster for the state and we celebrate with her! Queenbeebat as she is popularly called is also known for her philanthropic endeavors in Kogi state, especially towards Orphans, beggars and the homeless on the street.
Talk music production in Kogi state and the North central at large,then the name “Flamez” will definitely pop up anytime, anyday. David Ocheje who titled himself the “Anuba 1 of Africa” is a graduate of the University of Abuja. Flamez is one young professional music producer and sensational singer who has managed to carve a niche for himself in the music industry over time, especially in this part of the country.
Muhammed Sa’id is the CEO of the popular creative media outfit “MOH City Digital” the company responsible for a large number of the creative graphics designs we see around, especially in Kogi state. Mohammed Sa’I’d’s long term experience and professionalism in graphics has earned him diverse clients ranging from individuals, Photographers, Movie directors to corporate bodies and even high profile celebrities in Nigeria. It is also worthy to note that MOH is the only Techie who made our 2015 (10) outstanding Young Persons in Kogi state list.
Olobayo Babatunde (Kefchild)
Twitter – @kefchild
Olobayo Babatunde, popularly known as Kefchild is one of the hottest fast rising act in the Nigerian Music industry at the moment. His blend of unique voice and perfect delivery has got people moving to his tunes anyday. Despite being based in Lagos, Kefchild has found a way to maintain a very credible and strong presence back here in Kogi state. He recently created a platform for talented upcoming acts in his home town Kabba, Kogi state and this initiative is expected to impact and support large number of talented young people in the state at large.
This list was compiled by Confluence Youths Initiative for Change (CYIC) under the AmazingKogi Project and carefully reviewed by outside bodies before publication. Like our page on Facebook: CYIC