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|Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by scholes0(m): 10:55pm On Aug 08, 2015|
Nigerians are making waves in every field of Human endeavor, whether home or abroad, that is an indisputable fact.... This is a list of some top-notch Nigerian Inventors, Innovators and entrepreneurs currently making a lot of progress. Feel free to include more people you are aware of.
1: Ayodeji Adewunmi, Opeyemi Awoyemi & Olalekan Olude
Creators of Jobberman
Nigeria / ICT / Employment
While many believe Nigeria’s high rate of unemployment is caused by a lack of jobs, there is another critical issue – closing the gap between talent and opportunity. This is what Ayodeji Adewunmi and his fellow co-founders are trying to accomplish through Jobberman, a Lagos-based, pan-African online job search engine. Jobberman was started by three entrepreneurs – Ayodeji Adewunmi, Opeyemi Awoyemi and Olalekan Olude – during their last year of university. The trio held a common interest in addressing Nigeria’s unemployment issues and quickly joined forces to develop the innovative platform. Today, backed by a powerful private equity firm, Jobberman has blossomed into West Africa’s most popular job site, with over one million jobseeking professionals and 23,000 employers as of June 2014.
2: Kunlé Adeyemi
Makoko Floating School
Nigeria / Architecture
Makoko is one of the poorest areas in the Nigerian megacity of Lagos. Perched right on the edge of the massive Lagos,Lagoon, it is often prone to flooding, and thus many homes are built on wooden platforms that sit above the water.
3: Cyprian Emeka Uzoh
Chip Interconnection Technology
Nigeria / Device Hardware and Device Communication Technology
A technologist, scientist and prolific inventor, Cyprian Emeka Uzoh holds more than 300 semiconductor patents worldwide and is co-author of more than 35 publications in scientific journals. He is a pioneer in the field of computer electronics and has discovered, co-developed and co-implemented various critical elements and technologies, which have led to the successful implementation of copper interconnect technology at companies like the IBM Corporation. Uzoh is also responsible for the bottom-up metal plating process in submicron features, a critical technology used across the breath of the semiconductor industry in today’s cell phones, laptops, servers and super computers.
4: Oyekunle Ayinde Olukotun
Nigeria / ICT
Fellow of the globally acclaimed Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Professor Olukotun is a pioneer of multi-core processors – a foundation of the IT revolution of the past three decades. In the mid-1990s, Olukotun and his colleagues argued that multi-core computer processors were likely to make better use of hardware than existing designs. In 2000, while a professor at Stanford, Olukotun founded Afara Web systems, a company that designed and manufactured multi-core, SPARC-based computer processors for data centres.
5: Nnedimma Nkemdili Okorafor
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing
Nigeria / Literature
Nigerian-American, Nnedi Okorafor, is one of the most successful sojourners in the world of science fiction and fantasy literature. [b]Okorafor has received global recognition for the creative blend of African culture, science fiction and magical realism that she brings to life in her books. [/b]Several of her novels and short stories have received awards and positive reviews. Among them, her novel Zahrah the Windseeker has won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature and her novel Who Fears Death won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.
6: Okechukwu Ofili
Nigeria / Literature / ICT[/b]
With one innovation Okechukwu Ofili has provided an effective solution to two of Nigeria’s biggest literary headaches: the deteriorating reading culture and a lack of access to indigenous literature. Ofilli’s Okada Books is an easy-to-access online bookstore and mobile app that makes thousands of Nigerian books available to readers on their personal computers or mobile devices. Ofilli, an author and engineer, says that Okada Books seeks to harness the power of the mobile phone to make it easier and cheaper for Nigerians to read. His application currently has over 8,000 books, 27,000 users and 316,000 downloads. Okada Books was named the “MTN App of the Year” for 2013.
7: Justus Nwaoga
Mimosa Weed Solar Energy
Nigeria / Power/ Renewable Energy
Professor Justus Nwaoga is a Nigerian man with a mission. He is the chief engineer in the Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Department at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and has turned a common weed (Mimosa Pudica) into a potentially viable source of solar technology.
8: John O. Dabiri
Advancements in Medicine
Nigeria / Science and Technology
John O. Dabiri (born 1980) is a biophysicist, professor of aeronautics and bioengineering, and dean at the California Institute of Technology at such an impossibly young age. Born to Yoruba immigrants from Nigeria, He is best known for his research of the hydrodynamics of jellyfish propulsion and the design of a vertical-axis wind farm adapted from schooling fish. He is the director of the Biological Propulsion Laboratory, which examines fluid transport with applications in aquatic locomotion, fluid dynamic energy conversion, and cardiac flows, as well as applying theoretical methods in fluid dynamics and concepts of optimal vortex formation.
9: Ndubuisi Ekekwe
Advancements in Medicine
Nigeria / ICT
Ndubuisi Ekekwe represents the perfect blend of science, technology and entrepreneurship - the ethos of African innovations. Professor Ekwekwe started his first business – Ultinet Systems – fresh out of university, by selling computers to university lecturers and professors. Although the business was successful, he decided to go back to school. During his time at Johns Hopkins University, Professor Ekekwe conducted research around creating artificial human organs such as the retina, cochlea and the brain. A holder of two doctoral and four master’s degrees, Ekekwe is a pioneer in technology in Africa.
10: Dr. Oluyombo Awojobi
Awojobi Clinic, Eruwa (ACE)
Nigeria / Health
n a rural area of Nigeria where, as elsewhere on the African continent, high-quality machinery and electricity are not easily accessible, Dr Oluyombo Awojobi built a clinic that delivers quality care using techniques and improvised devices, constructed right on site.
11: Yemi Adesokan
Nigeria / Health Technology
US- based Nigerian born researcher, Yemi Adesokan, put his country's name on the map of nations of innovation.
12: Chinedu Echeruo
Nigeria / Tech Entrepreneur
Chinedu Echeruo, formerly an analyst at investment banks and hedge funds founded HopStop in 2005. Echeruo is now Chairman of the Board for HopStop. HopStop.com provides free customized public transit directions, as well as other related features and information relevant to public transit. Users can get step-by-step public transit, walking, taxi, biking, and hourly car rental directions based on the travel options selected (departure time, transportation mode, more walking vs. more transfers, etc.).
13: Ayokunle Adeniran
Nigeria / Science and Technology
A few weeks ago, the Internet was buzzing with photos of what was tagged the ‘Nepaless Iron’. It was very intriguing, and as you can imagine, we wanted to get in behind the story. The ‘Nepaless Iron’ is actually called the ‘Iron Rhino’ and is the innovative brain child of a Nigerian Engineer, Ayokunle Adeniran. A graduate of Covenant University, ‘Sean’ as he is fondly called by his friends, works as a mechanical design engineer in the United States, and has found a way around having to wait for the ‘NEPA’ before getting nicely pressed outfits. The Iron Rhino is a gas powered device which is portable and easy to use. should expect to see the product on our shelves.
13: Tunde Kehinde
Jumia, Nigeria's No1 Online retailer
Nigeria / Business / E-Commerce
JUMIA is a Nigerian online shopping site for a wide range of items, and one of the largest online market places in Africa. The business was founded in 2012 by Tunde Kehinde and Raphael Afaedor with funding from Rocket Internet. As of 2015, Jumia has warehouses in ten other countries, including: Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire, Uganda, Ghana, United Kingdom, Tanzania and Angola. In 2013, the business received $35 million in Series B funding from Millicom to contribute towards its expansion in its domestic market and the move into a new 90,000 square foot warehouse located in Lagos.
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|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by Sibrah: 11:14pm On Aug 08, 2015|
See that NEPALESS Iron! No big grammar. Just identify a problem and solve it. Very soon we will a laptop version that uses a 120 Naira butane canister to run for 2 weeks, and it will be the end of programmers having raining dry seasons.
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|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by Teempakguy(m): 11:16pm On Aug 08, 2015|
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by RobinHez(m): 11:21pm On Aug 08, 2015|
I hope to make it to that list too...!
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|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by Ehimenboy(m): 12:16am On Aug 09, 2015|
Notably, the fields are from Technology (esp ICT,) Literature and Health.
But, that UNN man amuses me... 'Engineer at Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry...'. A mention of four quite distinct fields; one man!
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|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by ojkalito(m): 12:21am On Aug 09, 2015|
i knw dis thread go make FP but i no wan comment
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by YonkijiSappo: 2:02pm On Aug 09, 2015|
I feel Inspired!!
Grabs a paper and starts enumerating things I could do with my life .....
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by Seun(m): 5:35pm On Aug 09, 2015|
Is Dangote not innovating?
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|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by RobinHez(m): 5:46pm On Aug 09, 2015|
Sorry but that got me laughing...
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by RobinHez(m): 5:49pm On Aug 09, 2015|
Seun:Uhm...I think he's made a name for himself. These guys are to be on the watchlist.
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by Ololanla: 6:09pm On Aug 09, 2015|
The list is not completed. My name is not on it nah. Op do the needful.
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by prelinctus: 6:10pm On Aug 09, 2015|
Good, but Op, why exactly should we watch out for them?
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|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by Seun(m): 6:26pm On Aug 09, 2015|
RobinHez:The Jobberman guys are awesome but what are we watching them for at this point?
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|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by Dharniel(m): 6:30pm On Aug 09, 2015|
it's really a great invention...
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by RobinHez(m): 6:46pm On Aug 09, 2015|
Seun:Yeah..that's a case of people with 'like-minds'
Hmm...that's what I don't understand. Maybe the Op should change the title of the post...or maybe he wants Nigerian's to be aware of their 'own'.
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|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by scholes0(m): 6:53pm On Aug 09, 2015|
it is mostly an innovators list.
Jobberman guyz are still innovating.
And another point of the whole thread, is not mentioning all the already well known 'Big wigs" Dangote, Otedola and co....
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by Nobody: 6:56pm On Aug 09, 2015|
#to look out for, we are looking. Some are still cooking, just a mile more.
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by Nobody: 6:58pm On Aug 09, 2015|
Sibrah:We are waiting, preferably from your stable.
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by McLove(m): 7:24pm On Aug 09, 2015|
Seun Osewa the founder of the platform where you post this nko?
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|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by scholes0(m): 7:26pm On Aug 09, 2015|
Abi na why I neva make front page yet ni?
Make I add am join? lol j/k
cc: 1forall , CrazyMan , Seun, Lalasticlala , FOD , naijacutee , puskin
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by McLove(m): 8:24pm On Aug 09, 2015|
scholes0:like seriously, this should be on front page nah
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by YonkijiSappo: 8:28pm On Aug 09, 2015|
Lol, I was serious bro.
See my mates doing one thing or the other and making +ve contributions.
Anyways.... what I need now is starting capital.
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by RobinHez(m): 8:32pm On Aug 09, 2015|
YonkijiSappo:ok...i pray u make it too.
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|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by Shininstar30(f): 10:13pm On Aug 09, 2015|
Seun pls in God's name help me, I get banned whenever I try creating a thread and I see other people creating the similar threads as what I keep getting banned for. Pls help me cos it really frustrating. Thanks.
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|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by scholes0(m): 10:23pm On Aug 09, 2015|
That is the spam bot's doing, no one is banning you.
Make sure you put most of your post in a single list like I have done with this thread.
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by Shininstar30(f): 11:11pm On Aug 09, 2015|
I got banned when I tried it. The most frustrating of it all is I get banned too when I reply to peoples' post. Pls help
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by Vstuffs(m): 12:43am On Aug 10, 2015|
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by jashar(f): 4:02pm On Aug 10, 2015|
my life must make sense ooo... I wish more young people would see this, read it and be inspired. Get their minds of s..e.x and dig deeper to find their core that would bring value to this world and glory to God.
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by darkid1(m): 8:47pm On Aug 11, 2015|
Love that nepaless iron, looking at it, it seems like no biggie, but it really is...thanks to my hibron brother. I love CU...all this are really inspiring, not walking up to nairaland and seeing '80 old man rapes 8 year old girl' those things are very depressing
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|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by scholes0(m): 10:00pm On Aug 11, 2015|
Because they could become household names in a few coming years.
|Re: Top 14 Nigerian Innovators To Watch Out For. by YonkijiSappo: 6:59pm On Aug 12, 2015|
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