Advocacy work is hard tasking, unsexy and incredibly frustrating. But the results yielded are extremely rewarding and can make the world a better place. The annual #YNaijaPowerList enters its 5th year, as they bring you the most influential young Nigerians under 40 who are successfully making their voices heard and leaving a legacy to be proud of. From human and sexual rights activists to development leaders working in health and education, we are proud to announce our very own Philip Obaji Jnr. in the power 10.
See the full list in no particular order below;
Philip Obaji Jr
Philip Obaji Jnr’s 1 GAME campaign has shown courage and commitment in advocating for basic primary education for street children popularly called Almajiris in North-East Nigeria. For four years now, Obaji Jr and his volunteering team have been meeting with community leaders in North-East states of Borno, Yobe and Gombe to encourage parents to send their children to tuition-free public primary schools rather than to Almajiri Mallams. He was named Young Person of the Year at The Future Awards Africa event in 2015.
Ifeoma Adibe’s AYECI Africa is a non-profit organization on a mission to improve the prospects and living conditions of the most disadvantaged population in Africa, through a variety of interventions that expand access to education and employment opportunities. AYECI Africa has worked with various implementing partners and sponsors like Microsoft, Pearson to deliver on initiatives like The Educate-A-Community program, Play for Literacy and #1MillionGiftofLiteracy campaign.