Sanusi Lamido, Peter Obi, Bukky Shonibare, Wizkid are nominees for YNaija.com Person of the Year 2016 – Voting starts now!

The editors of Y! – TV, Magazine & Online – announced the shortlist for the 2016 Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year.

The YNaija.com Person of the Year is in its sixth year and is awarded to the individual who has most visibly influenced the Nigerian society for good in the past year, breaking new boundaries or consolidating on gains – and driving the advancement of the public, especially young people.

Peter Obi

                                                                                        Peter Obi

Artiste, Wizkid; Borno governor, Kashim Shettima?; The Nigerian Techie, and The Chibok Girls are among the 10 nominees selected for this year’s award.



Others are Peter Obi, AY Makun, Bukky Shonibare, Dapo Olorunyomi, ?Emir Muhammadu Sanusi, and The Nigerian Paralympic team.

Bukky Shonibare

                                                      Bukky Shonibare

Last year, citizen Josephine Ugwu, the honest airport cleaner who found and returned the precious sum of N12 million in cash was named Person of the Year.

The shortlist is announced following the decision of editors as well as feedback from readers and social media audiences. Voting commences today, Wednesday, 2 November and closes on 5 December, 2016.

See full profile of nominees here: http://ynaija.com/sanusi- wizkid-bukky-shonibare7- others-nominated-yynaija- person-year/

About YNaija

YNaija is the internet newspaper for young Nigerians, focused on the issues and ideas that matter for an evolving generation. It is an arm of the RED brand, which is the continent’s largest omni-media group focused on Africa’s youth.

About Red Media Africa

Red Media Africa (www.redmediaafrica.com) is the PR & Empowerment Marketing division under the parent brand, RED. It focuses on using inspiration, empowerment and action to help brands and organisations connect with their audiences, enhance their bottom-lines and lead in their industries. It has 6 major practice areas: Corporate Practice,  Technology Practice, SME Practice, Governance Practice, Faith Practice and the International Practice – with work for brands across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. RED owns the continent’s largest portfolio of youth media brands. Its Content Division holds brands across TV, radio, online and events including Y! Magazine,YNaija.com, Rubbin’ Minds, #YTech100 and the The RED Summit. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project, which projects include Africa’s leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, HowCanIGetInvolved.com and Aiki.ng, which is run in conjunction with Microsoft.?

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