The Nigerian serial Internet entrepreneur, Chidi Nwaogu, has been awarded the first place in the ‘Entrepreneurship’ category at the 2019 Africa 35.35 Awards, which seeks to recognize 35 people under 35 years old from the 16 African countries with outstanding achievements in their communities.
Nwaogu has received several honours and awards, such as pinning the winner spot on Young Leaders Award 2019, Biz Business Excellence Award 2019, Startup World Cup Nigeria Regionals 2019, ITU Innovation Challenges 2019, two-time winner of OD Young Person of the Month, and also placating the first spot in OD Impact Challenge 2019. He started his entrepreneurship at the young age of 16 by creating 9ja Boi Interactive, a video game development company that he co-founded, grew and sold two internet companies such as LAGbook, a social network that gained more than 1 M registered users in just 3 years, as he has been described as one of the ‘Young innovators making Africa great in 2019’.
Chidi Nwaogu and other laureates have been selected out of 350 nominees, and they will be awarded during a ceremony on the 25th of November this year in Accra, Ghana. Leading figures will attend the event, and along with the award for the first winner, a super prize of the ‘Young African of the Year’ will also be awarded during the ceremony.
Other winners in the Entrepreneurship category are Jorge Appiah of Ghana, Kimberly Addison of Ghana, and Saif Eddine Laalej of Morocco. Other Laureates of the Award include Halimatou Gadji of Senegal, Elijah Amoo Addo of Ghana, Affiong Williams of Nigeria, Aline Savadogo of Burkina Faso, Ansoumane Mory Mara for Guinea/Morocco, Daraja Haidara of Mali, Fatoumata Coulibaly Koné of Cote d’Ivoire/Burkina Faso, Chinemenma Umeseaka of Nigeria, Isabelle Vovor of Côte d’Ivoire, Funkola Odeleye of Nigeria, Modou Njie of Gambia, and Kuami Eugene of Ghana.