One of Nigeria’s leading contemporary urban musician, Iyanya Mbuk popularly known as Iyanya is among 50 young people identified to have the potential of leading Cross River State and Nigeria.

Other well known youngsters are Affiong Williams, who last year was profiled as one of Africa’s best under 35.

Others are Xerona Duke, daughter of the amiable visionary political leader Donald Duke, Obinna Nwachuya; Custodian of Sluxia and popular blogger and CEO of Calabar Blog, Mr. Hope Obeten.

The book, “Future Leaders: Young People to Watch” is a biographical compendium of young men and women not more than 35 years who are excelling in their careers and have strong potential to form the crux of future leaders in the state.

The 50 young leaders were selected from hundreds of nominees in a rigorous exercise through wide consultation with critical stakeholders that work with with young segment of the population, like the CBN EDC project, professional associations and churches.

The compendium would be made public May 25, 2017 as part of the grand finale of the celebrations of Cross River at 50 at the Transcorp Hotel by 11am.

The event which will attract the creme la de creme of society will also feature the Legacy Awards to deserving individuals and corporate organizations who have bequeathed legacies.

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