GABI Releases Top 100 Coaches in Africa 2024

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Africa is home to talented coaches within the knowledge industry. Their dedication, achievements, and resilience have impacted the continent’s intellectual landscape. Acknowledging a select few celebrates their accomplishments and inspires others. Success in coaching within the knowledge industry is not limited to a select few. Each coach plays a crucial role in shaping Africa’s intellectual ecosystem. The contributions of numerous coaches are indispensable in nurturing the next generation of thought leaders.


Below is the list of GABI’s Top 100 Coaches For 2024 and their profiles.


1. Lanre Olusola


Lance Olusola, also known as The Catalyst, is a prominent figure in the coaching and behavioral change industry. He is recognized as Africa’s Premiere Life, Mind, and Behavioral Change Expert, with a wealth of experience in coaching individuals and organizations to transform lives by changing mindsets.  Born on August 30, 1967, in Lagos State, Nigeria, he is the Founder and Chief Catalyst at the Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy.


With over two decades of coaching experience, he has pioneered the life coaching industry in Nigeria and established the first integrative coaching academy in West Africa. He has developed innovative performance models used globally to shift behavioral and cultural paradigms. Additionally, he is involved in various organizations and serves as an Executive Director at Ebony Life Television.


2. Emeka Nobis


Emeka Nobis is a Nigerian writer, coach, and consultant known for his work in personal development, leadership, and storytelling. He is recognized for his expertise in helping individuals and organizations unlock their potential, improve their communication skills, and achieve their goals.


Emeka Nobis is a sought-after speaker and author who has inspired many with his insightful writings and impactful coaching sessions. His work often focuses on empowering individuals to embrace their unique stories, develop their leadership abilities, and create positive change in their lives and communities.


3. Sam Adeyemi


Sam Adeyemi is a highly respected Nigerian pastor, author, and leadership expert known for his influential contributions to personal development and spiritual growth. As the founder and senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, one of Nigeria’s largest and fastest-growing churches, Sam Adeyemi has touched the lives of millions with his empowering messages of faith, hope, and transformation. With over three decades of experience in ministry, Sam Adeyemi is a sought-after speaker and thought leader, known for his insightful teachings on leadership, entrepreneurship, and personal growth.


He is the author of several bestselling books, including “Success Is Who You Are” and “Parable of Dollars,” which have inspired countless readers to unlock their potential and pursue their dreams with confidence and purpose. Beyond his role as a spiritual leader, Sam Adeyemi is also a passionate advocate for social change and community development. He is actively involved in various philanthropic initiatives aimed at addressing issues such as poverty alleviation, education, and youth empowerment.


4. Hilda Baci


Hilda Baci is a trailblazing Nigerian entrepreneur, Culinary Coach and philanthropist, renowned for her remarkable achievements in the business world and her unwavering commitment to social impact initiatives. As the founder and CEO of Baci Group, she has established herself as a leading figure in the fashion industry, with a portfolio of successful brands spanning clothing, accessories, and cosmetics.


Hilda is also a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment and gender equality. She is actively involved in various philanthropic initiatives aimed at promoting women’s education, entrepreneurship, and leadership development, providing scholarships, mentorship, and support to aspiring female leaders. Her dedication to social impact and women’s empowerment has earned her recognition as a trailblazer and role model.


5. Tara Fela-Durotoye


Tara Fela Durotoye is not just a lawyer; she has successfully diversified into the beauty industry as well. Her company, House of Tara International, has become a household name not only in Nigeria but also in the West African sub-region. Tara ventured into an industry that many consider part-time but emerged as a major player, making House of Tara International known not only for its quality makeup products but also for its commitment to empowering women. With a passion for entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment,


Tara Fela Durotoye has become a role model for aspiring female entrepreneurs in Nigeria and beyond. She is actively involved in various initiatives aimed at supporting women’s education, entrepreneurship, and leadership development, leveraging her platform to inspire and empower the next generation of female leaders.


6. Dr. Dipo Awojide


Dr. Dipo Awojide, also known as “Ogbeni Dipo,” is a prominent Nigerian educator, career coach, and social media influencer, recognized for his impactful contributions to youth empowerment and professional development in Nigeria. With a background in economics and finance, Dr. Dipo Awojide has dedicated himself to mentoring and guiding young Nigerians on their academic and career journeys. He is known for his practical advice and insights on topics such as academic excellence, career planning, and personal finance, which he shares through his popular social media platforms and online channels.


Dr. Dipo Awojide is the founder of BTDT Hub, an online platform that provides resources, mentorship, and support to young professionals seeking to excel in their careers. Through BTDT Hub, he offers a range of services, including career coaching, resume writing, and interview preparation, helping individuals navigate the complexities of the job market and achieve their career goals. In addition to his work in education and career development, Dr. Dipo Awojide is also a passionate advocate for youth empowerment and social change.


7. Iyabo Okuwobi


Dr. Iyabo Webzell, formerly Dr. Okuwobi, is a board-certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. With 28 years of medical practice experience, she owns and operates her practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Married in a Zoom wedding in April 2020, she resides in Atlanta with her husband, two daughters, and two stepsons.


Following the passing of her father in December 2015, Dr. Webzell embarked on a writing journey, publishing her first book, “Permanent Happiness,” available on Amazon. She has a second book soon to be published and is currently working on a third. As a blogger, she inspires readers on her website’s ‘Peace Place’ blog. Dr. Webzell is not only a motivational speaker but also a Life Coach for women, with speaking engagements at the United Nations. Her dedication lies in promoting happiness, personal fulfillment, and peace, especially among young women, aiming to inspire and motivate them to become future leaders and change-makers.


8. Catherine Onyejiaka


Catherine Onyejiaka is a notable Nigerian businesswoman and a TESOL/TEFL Communications coach certified to teach English Language anywhere in the world. As the founder and CEO of several successful ventures, Catherine Onyejiaka has made a name for herself as a dynamic and innovative entrepreneur. Her ventures span various industries, including real estate, hospitality, and retail, and have garnered acclaim for their quality products and services.


Beyond her success in business, Catherine Onyejiaka is deeply committed to giving back to her community and making a positive impact on society. She is actively involved in philanthropic initiatives aimed at empowering women, supporting education, and improving healthcare access in underserved communities. Catherine Onyejiaka’s passion for entrepreneurship and social responsibility has earned her recognition as a role model and mentor to aspiring business owners and young professionals in Nigeria. She continues to inspire others through her leadership, generosity, and dedication to creating opportunities for growth and prosperity in her country.


9. Dr. Vowero Otomewo-Oriakhi


Dr. Vowero Otomewo-Oriakhi is a Confidence Coach, Motivational Speaker, Female Empowerment Coach, Next Level Strategist, and Best-Selling Author. With extensive experience in mind management, counseling, and coaching, she specializes in online courses, seminars, and workshops for self-development, women’s health and lifestyle, passion and purpose mapping, and relationship counseling. 


In addition to her coaching background, Dr. Otomewo-Oriakhi is a distinguished Nigerian medical doctor, researcher, and advocate for healthcare innovation, particularly in obstetrics and gynecology. She is actively involved in healthcare advocacy, striving to address systemic challenges and improve healthcare accessibility in Nigeria. As a mentor and lecturer, she empowers the next generation of healthcare professionals to excel in their careers. Dr. Otomewo-Oriakhi’s dedication to advancing healthcare and personal development has earned her widespread respect and admiration in both medical and coaching communities.


10. Emily Wale-Koya


Emily Wale-Koya, a distinguished Nigerian entrepreneur, is renowned as the founder and CEO of The School of Personal Branding. This online institution revolutionizes entrepreneurship by empowering impact-driven individuals to establish online businesses from the comfort of their homes. A seasoned professional speaker and proud mother of four, Emily exemplifies excellence in both business and family life.


Her entrepreneurial ventures span diverse industries, including technology, finance, and hospitality, earning accolades for their unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Beyond her business acumen, Emily is deeply committed to philanthropy, particularly in advancing women’s empowerment and education. Emily’s dedication to entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment has positioned her as a trailblazer and role model in Nigeria. Her visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to creating positive change serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs and leaders alike, shaping a brighter and more inclusive future for generations to come.


11. Joy Eghebi


Joy Eghebi is a seasoned digital marketing expert with over 8 years of experience. She began her journey in 2012 as a blogger and YouTuber before shifting her focus to growing social media followings for celebrities. In 2017, she founded JACBELL MEDIA, a digital marketing agency in Lagos, where she serves as the founder. Joy is also the author of “Social Media Marketing Challenges and Solutions” and the founder of Legit Vendors Nigeria, a community supporting entrepreneurship development.


She established the JACBELL PUSH GROUP in 2021, empowering over 10,000 entrepreneurs with marketing skills and life-changing lessons. Joy’s vision includes expanding her content studio, mentoring youths through the MENTEE COHORT, and contributing to education and startups through THE JACBELL INITIATIVE. With a dedicated team, she continues to make a positive impact on businesses and lives.


12. Sola Adesakin


Sola Adesakin is a multi-dimensional Author, Speaker, and Finance Expert, bringing over 22 years of hands-on experience in personal and SME finance. As a Chartered Accountant and Personal Finance Coach, she empowers individuals through her blog and The Smart Stewards Academy, helping them transition from stress to rest and from debt to wealth.


As the Managing Partner of BookSmart Financial Solutions and the Founder of Smart Stewards, Sola leads initiatives to educate on personal finance management, especially for women. Through her Smart Investment Club, she has catalyzed financial freedom for many Africans worldwide, collectively investing over $2m in just 18 months. Recognized as one of Nigeria’s 100 Most Inspiring Women by The Guardian Nigeria News in 2020, Sola is also a recipient of the Women X Scholarship, an initiative of the World Bank and Pan Atlantic University for Female Entrepreneurs.


13. Tope Mark-Odigie


Tope Mark-Odigie, known as TMO, is a passionate coach dedicated to empowering individuals to thrive in love, health, and wealth. As a Wealth and Investment Coach, Financial Strategist, Entrepreneur, and Speaker, she brings expertise and insight to help people achieve abundance in all aspects of their lives. 


Alongside her coaching endeavors, she is a renowned makeup artist and TV presenter, co-hosting the popular breakfast TV show “Your View.”At the helm of REB360 Limited, a prominent real estate development company based in Lagos, Nigeria, TMO leads initiatives to transform communities through innovative projects. Additionally, she is the CEO of Ewabela, a thriving makeup studio and academy.


14. Omowunmi Akinnifesi


Omowunmi Akinnifesi is a certified life coach and Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistics Programming (NLP), with a diverse background in business and management. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Regional Planning from the University of Lagos and a master’s degree in Environmental Modeling, Monitoring, and Management from King’s College, University of London, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her coaching practice.


With certifications in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Business Analysis, and Project Management, Omowunmi is dedicated to helping individuals navigate traumas and mental health issues while catalyzing innovation and capacity development within organizations. She founded 360 Coaching Company, specializing in process improvement, customer engagement, and large-scale organizational change.


In addition to her coaching practice, Omowunmi is the Director at Elle Poise Limited, a PR and Branding consultancy, and Elle Tech Limited, an Environmental Consultancy practice. She also founded Global Women Africa, an NGO focused on empowering women.


15. Debola Deji-Kurunmi


Debola Deji-Kurunmi is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and transformational coach renowned for her ability to unlock potential in visionary leaders. As the Founder of IMMERSE Coaching Company, Executive Director at Ideation Hub Africa, and President at Kingdom Leaders Global Alliance, she has made significant contributions to leadership development and public policy advisory.


With certifications as a Visionary Leadership Coach, Gallup Strengths Coach, and Masteries Practitioner, Debola brings a wealth of expertise to her coaching practice. She is known for her impactful work in coaching, consulting, and capacity building, empowering individuals, institutions, and nations to reach their full potential. Debola is also an accomplished author, having written 21 books on leadership and empowerment. Her insightful perspectives and dynamic speaking engagements have earned her recognition and accolades in the field of leadership development.


16. Olajumoke Adenowo


Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo, born on October 16, 1968, in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, is a distinguished African architect renowned for founding her own architecture and interior design firm, AD Consulting, in 1994. With a BSc Hons and a Masters in Architecture from Obafemi Awolowo University, as well as completing the Chief Executive Programme at Lagos Business School, she is recognized as a chartered architect, arbitrator, and founder of the Awesome Treasures Foundation.


Throughout her academic and professional journey, Olajumoke Adenowo has garnered numerous awards and accolades, including Best Student in Design in both her BSc and MSc programs. She has also received awards for excellence in various subjects during her academic years. As a successful entrepreneur, she has grown her company, AD Consulting, from humble beginnings to a nationwide presence with a solid client base.


Olajumoke’s achievements extend beyond the realm of architecture, as she has been honored with prestigious awards such as the IDEA Award, Ekiti State Merit Award, and African Property Award. Her commitment to excellence and service has earned her recognition and respect both nationally and internationally. Married to Olukorede Adenowo, she continues to inspire others through her leadership, creativity, and dedication to making a difference.


17. Jennifer Awirigwe


Jennifer Awirigwe, widely recognized as “Financial Jennifer,” is a seasoned financial instructor and chartered stockbroker. As the founder of FinTribe, she leverages her background as a Chartered Accountant and certified Financial Educator to empower women across Africa to take control of their finances. Through FinTribe, Jennifer has cultivated a community of over 5,000 members spanning 25 countries. Her mission is to equip women with the knowledge and tools necessary to save, invest, and achieve financial independence.


18. Dr. Olumide Oladapo Emmanuel


Dr. Olumide Emmanuel, also known as the Common Sense Guru, is a mentor and coach dedicated to nurturing the next generation in various aspects of life. With a mission to cultivate Kingdom-minded and forward-thinking individuals, he extends his mentorship across business, ministry, marriage, relationships, and family life.


Renowned as one of the world’s foremost Relationship Experts, Motivational Speakers, and Wealth Creation Agents, Olumide Oladapo Emmanuel boasts over three decades of experience in transforming lives. 


19. Victoria James Atere


Veekee James is an award-winning fashion designer and the visionary behind the Veekee James Fashion Brand, renowned for its innovative designs and quality craftsmanship. As the Founder, she leads a team dedicated to exploring various aspects of clothing design and production for diverse markets.


In addition to her role as a fashion entrepreneur, Veekee James is also a professional fashion business coach, leveraging her expertise to empower aspiring designers and entrepreneurs in the industry. Beyond her accomplishments in fashion, she is also recognized as a professional makeup artist, content creator, social media influencer, and public figure, solidifying her status as a multifaceted talent in the Nigerian fashion scene.


20. Lanre Dabiri


Lanre “eLDee” Dabiri, known as an Afrobeats pioneer, is also a real estate coach and advocate for financial freedom through IT and real estate investments. As the General Manager at Coach Dabiri LLC, he brings his expertise to empower others in achieving their financial goals.


Born on May 23, 1977, and raised in Kaduna, Nigeria, eLDee’s journey spans both the music industry and the realm of IT. In 2002, he ventured to the United States to pursue a career as an IT Consultant, but his passion for music remained strong. The once music guru released solo albums like ‘Long Time Coming’ (2004) and ‘Return of the King’ (2006), earning recognition and awards, including the Nigerian Entertainment Award for ‘Best International Album.’

21. Vusi Thembekwayo


Vusi Thembekwayo, renowned as a venture capitalist, elite coach, and bestselling author, has left an indelible mark on the global business landscape. With a knack for transforming businesses and inspiring change, he’s earned recognition as a leading figure in entrepreneurship and leadership.


His extensive experience partnering with C-Suite executives and entrepreneurs has led to over 180 presentations across four continents and 38 countries since 2015. As a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies, Vusi’s insights have positioned him as one of Africa’s wealthiest young entrepreneurs, gracing the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine as the youngest African entrepreneur. Vusi’s magnetic presence and thought-provoking content have captivated audiences worldwide since 2002. His ability to inspire organizations, teams, and leaders to shift their thinking and embrace change has garnered acclaim from New York to Rio de Janeiro.


Widely regarded as one of the most influential young Africans, Vusi is sought after by global business leaders and media for his expertise in business development, policy, and macro-economic frameworks. His research-backed approach goes beyond motivation, empowering clients with practical tools to navigate uncertainty and thrive in the ever-evolving business landscape.


22. Amos Nghau


Amos Ngahu, founder of Money Clinic Ltd, is a financial coach, trainer, and author dedicated to helping others achieve financial freedom. With over 15 years of experience, he specializes in training on Financial Literacy and Personal Financial Management, working with organizations like Strathmore University, Kenversity SACCOs, and the Rotary Club of Nairobi Gigiri.


His passion for coaching on money matters stems from his own journey, which he shares in his book “Turnaround Solutions: A Personal Guide Towards Practical Financial Solutions.” Amos’s commitment to empowering others led him to establish Money Clinic Ltd, offering integrated training solutions to corporates and running programs like Money Gossip for young professionals and entrepreneurs.


Amos’s story is one of resilience and determination, from starting as a casual laborer to becoming a successful financial coach and entrepreneur. His mission is to live his life like a candle, burning to give light to others, and through his work, he continues to inspire and uplift individuals on their journey to financial wellness.


23. Ndaba Mandela


Ndaba Thembekile Zweliyajika Mandela, Founder of Africa Rising Foundation. Affiliation: Africa Rising Foundation. Ndaba Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela, is an accomplished author, mentor, spokesperson, entrepreneur, and political consultant. He was born in apartheid-era South Africa in 1982 and has dedicated his life to promoting positive change and community development.


Ndaba Mandela authored “Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela” (Hachette Books, 2018). He founded Africa Rising Foundation with the mission to promote a positive image of Africa globally through various platforms including programming, films, media, and social interaction. Ndaba Mandela is deeply passionate about carrying forward the legacy of his grandfather, Nelson Mandela, and motivating young people to engage in community development efforts. He encourages individuals to work for the change they wish to see in the world, echoing the message of his iconic grandfather.


24. Wandia Gichuru


Wandia Gichuru, CEO of Vivo Activewear, is also a certified life coach and business mentor. Passionate about elevating African brands, talent, and creativity, she co-founded Vivo Activewear in 2011. Born in Montreal, Canada, Wandia holds a degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a master’s in Business Administration from the University of Cape Town. Prior to entrepreneurship, she gained experience at Kenya Wildlife Service, Citibank, and various international organizations. Wandia’s leadership led Vivo Activewear to win the Kenyan Fashion Brand of the Year award in 2017.


25. Juliana Rotich


Juliana Rotich, a Kenyan information technology professional, is renowned for her work in democratizing technology access in Africa. She co-founded iHub, a tech space in Nairobi, and Ushahidi, an open-source platform for crisis information mapping. A TED Senior Fellow, Juliana developed Ushahidi in response to the 2008 Kenyan post electoral crisis, enabling marginalized communities to report and map violence. Born in Kenya, she pursued her graduate studies in the United States before working in the IT sector for a decade.


Juliana’s contributions extend beyond software development; she also co-created a battery-operated modem to ensure internet access during power cuts. Her efforts have empowered communities globally, with Ushahidi’s impact spanning over 160 countries, including disaster response in Haiti and Nepal.


26. Terryanne Chebet


Terryanne Chebet is an accomplished Entrepreneur and Media Expert, renowned for her expertise in Brand Strategy, Personal Branding, Media Training, and Broadcast Journalism. With over 17 years of experience in Broadcast Journalism, Public Relations, and Strategic Communications, she currently serves as the Strategic Business Development Lead at CNBC Africa. Chebet is highly respected as a speaker and moderator at local and global economic events. As a Senior Financial News TV Anchor, Editor, and producer, she has led several Business TV shows in Africa, covering diverse topics such as finance, economics, agriculture, ICT, and real estate.


Beyond her media career, Terryanne Chebet is dedicated to women’s empowerment. She is the founder of Africa’s Leading Ladies (ALL), a Facebook community with over 400,000 African women, providing mentorship, learning, and networking opportunities. Chebet also serves on the board of Girl Effect, Kenya chapter. Additionally, she is the founder of Keyara Botanicals, a prominent Kenyan skincare brand. Through her various endeavors, Terryanne Chebet continues to make a significant impact in the media industry and the empowerment of women across Africa.


27. Nigel MK Chanakira


Nigel Muranganwa Kudzai Chanakira is a Zimbabwean business mogul, philanthropist, and the founder of Kingdom Bank, which emerged as a leading indigenous financial services group under his leadership. With over 17 local and international business awards to his name, Chanakira’s contributions to the banking sector have been widely recognized. Currently serving as the Executive Chairman of Success Motivation Institute (Zimbabwe) in Harare, he is also known for his expertise as an African economist, entrepreneur, investment banker, and leadership development coach & facilitator. Chanakira’s dedication to business excellence and community development continues to inspire others in Zimbabwe and beyond.


28.Rinos Mautsa


Rinos Mautsa, a prominent Zimbabwean entrepreneur, is celebrated for pioneering Zimbabwe’s first call center and establishing key organizations in the customer management sector. As the Founder and CEO of Tech 24 Group, he leads the forefront of call center and software development in Zimbabwe. Rinos is also renowned for co-founding the Contact Centre Association of Zimbabwe (CCAZ) and the Chartered Institute of Customer Management, which operates across multiple countries. Additionally, he has played a significant role in advancing Zimbabwe’s Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) industry through his work with CCAZ and Tech24.


Beyond entrepreneurship, Rinos is actively engaged in youth development initiatives, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers and the United Nations Association of Young Professionals. Currently, he is collaborating with government stakeholders to establish the Government National Call Centre, aimed at creating employment opportunities for Zimbabwean youth. Rinos Mautsa’s multifaceted contributions continue to make a positive impact on Zimbabwe’s business landscape and youth empowerment efforts.


29. Ruthida Kajumba


Ruthida Kajumba, a renowned Author, Speaker, and certified Transformation Coach, specializes in Authentic Success and Fulfillment After Success. As the owner of Ruthida Crafts and founder of her eponymous coaching consultancy in Uganda, she is dedicated to empowering individuals to live their best lives. With certifications in Success Goals, Happiness, Life Purpose, and Public Speaking, Ruthida draws on nearly 20 years of life and entrepreneurial experience to guide clients towards inner peace, joy, and fulfillment in their everyday lives. Through her coaching and speaking engagements, she helps individuals redefine success, overcome overwhelm, and achieve meaningful happiness. Ruthida’s mission is to inspire others to discover their true potential and live authentically fulfilled lives.


30. Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa


Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa, a visionary Ugandan entrepreneur, leads CHIL Femtech Center, dedicated to using AI and digital tech for women’s health in Africa and the Middle East. Co-founder of the Chil group, she’s acclaimed for her pioneering work in tech startups. As Founder of Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab, she’s driving AI-driven e-oncology services for early cancer detection. Her impactful initiatives have earned her prestigious awards, including the Takeda Young Entrepreneur and Young African Entrepreneur Awards. Shamim also serves as Africa’s representative on the Commonwealth Youth Council Executive Committee, bridging young entrepreneurs with investors. Recognized by Bloomberg New Economy as a catalyst in 2021, she continues to inspire positive change.


31. Christopher Ategeka


Christopher Ategeka is a dynamic individual, excelling as an engineer, entrepreneur, author, impact investor, and philanthropist. He has founded successful companies in Silicon Valley and is deeply committed to empowering others, serving on the boards of nonprofits like YES Uganda and Health Access Corps. Chris is also involved in mentoring altruistic entrepreneurs and evaluating organizations for significant funding initiatives. 


His impactful work has earned him recognition on Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list and prestigious honors from organizations like Echoing Green and the World Economic Forum. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Chris holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering.


32. Anthony Dzamefe


Anthony Dzamefe, founder of Caveman Watches, has emerged as a beacon for aspiring young leaders in the corporate world. From humble beginnings of selling replica watches on the streets of Accra, Ghana, he has built his own brand of timepieces, symbolizing resilience and determination.


As the CEO of Caveman Watches and TimepieceGh, Anthony Dzamefe is a respected figure in the business community, recognized for his achievements. Born in Ho, Ghana, and educated at Saint Paul SHS and UPSA, where he majored in Business Administration and Management, Anthony’s journey exemplifies the pursuit of passion and creativity.


After gaining experience in the corporate sector, Anthony realized his need for greater freedom to explore his entrepreneurial potential. He bravely embarked on his own business ventures, eventually discovering his passion for wristwatches. Today, he stands as a multiple award-winning entrepreneur, business coach, author, and TEDx speaker, inspiring others to pursue their dreams with courage and perseverance.


33. Blessing Bliss Coab


Blessing Bliss Coab, also known as Teacher Blessing, is a dynamic individual making waves in both broadcast journalism and online education. As a broadcast journalist at EIB Network, she brings professionalism and expertise to her role. Additionally, she serves as an online English grammar coach, sharing valuable insights on common grammatical errors, elocution, and public speaking through her engaging social media videos.


With a rapidly growing following of over two million across various social media platforms, Blessing’s influence continues to expand, attracting thousands of new followers weekly. Beyond her media career, she is the CEO of Akoma Chillies, a successful black chili sauce (Shito) company based in Accra, Ghana. Her diverse job experiences have equipped her with a versatile skill set, including client service, project management, business development, video editing, and social media marketing.


Blessing is driven by a passion for problem-solving, goal achievement, and exceeding targets in all her endeavors. Her dedication to both her professional and entrepreneurial pursuits reflect her commitment to making a positive impact in her community and beyond.


34. Tricia Ikponmwonba


Tricia Ikponmwonba is a dynamic Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, known for her innovative approach to business and her commitment to driving positive change in her community.


As the founder and CEO of multiple successful ventures, Tricia has established herself as a prominent figure in the business world, with interests spanning various industries, including technology, finance, and healthcare. Her dedication to excellence and her passion for making a difference have earned her widespread admiration and respect. Tricia is also actively involved in philanthropic initiatives aimed at empowering women and promoting education and healthcare access in underserved communities. She continues to inspire others through her leadership, resilience, and unwavering commitment to creating a brighter future for all.


35. Stephanie Kadiri


Stephanie Kadiri is a Nigerian social entrepreneur and advocate for youth empowerment and education. With a passion for creating positive change and fostering innovation, Stephanie has made significant strides in the realm of social impact and community development. She is the founder of several initiatives aimed at empowering young people to unlock their potential and pursue their dreams.


Stephanie is also actively involved in advocacy efforts aimed at addressing pressing issues facing Nigerian youth, such as unemployment, education, and mental health. Through her work, she seeks to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders to create a better future for themselves and their communities.


36. Tiwalola Ogunlesi


Tiwalola Ogunlesi is a globally recognized coach specializing in positive psychology, international speaker, author, and the founder of Confident and Killing It. Through her purpose-driven organization and community, Tiwalola empowers women to awaken to their worth, become confident, unstoppable, and dare to live the life they desire.


Since its inception in 2018, Confident and Killing It has upskilled over 7000 women in London, NYC, Lagos, and collaborated with prestigious brands and organizations such as Google, Facebook, Deloitte, and UN Women UK. Tiwalola delivers engaging workshops, coaching sessions, and podcasts, equipping women with the tools to overcome fear, self-doubt, and program their minds for success.


Tiwalola’s journey from struggling with low self-esteem to becoming a confident leader inspired her to found Confident and Killing It in 2017. With her energy, enthusiasm, and charisma, she empowers others to trust themselves, speak up, and take action in life, addressing the Confidence Gap between men and women and championing change through positive, practical, and proactive media and experiences.


37. Dapo Onamusi


Dapo Onamusi is a seasoned Business Coach, Founder of Dafix Company, Nigerian technology entrepreneur and innovator, known for his groundbreaking contributions to the tech industry. With a background in computer science and engineering, Dapo has leveraged his expertise to develop cutting-edge solutions that address pressing challenges facing society. He is the founder and CEO of several successful tech startups, each focused on leveraging technology to drive positive change and improve lives. Dapo is also actively involved in mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs and promoting STEM education among young people. He continues to push the boundaries of innovation and technology, inspiring others to embrace the power of technology for social good.


38. Abiola Salami


Abiola Salami is a World-class Performance Strategist providing valuable insights to Top-class Career Professionals, Entrepreneurs & Politicians. He has trained over 5000 Leaders across Africa. He is a dedicated Nigerian educator and advocate for quality education and youth empowerment. With a passion for teaching and mentorship, Abiola has made significant contributions to the field of education, inspiring and empowering countless students to achieve their full potential. He is known for her innovative teaching methods, compassionate approach, and commitment to excellence. Abiola is also actively involved in community development initiatives aimed at improving educational access and quality in underserved areas. He continues to be a beacon of hope and inspiration for students and educators alike.


39. Temi Badru


Temi Badru is a multifaceted professional with expertise in public speaking, moderation, law, and media production. As an award-winning public speaker and conference moderator, she brings dynamism, humor, and engagement to her role. Temi has anchored high-profile events for various organizations, including multinationals, NGOs, and international bodies like the World Bank and the German Embassy. She is also a respected lawyer, influencer, and compere with over six years of experience in journalism, radio presenting, and TV production. Additionally, she is actively involved in volunteering with SOZO Networks NGO, where she trains young people in public speaking and leadership. Temi is the founder of Voices and Faces and has coached professionals and entrepreneurs to speak confidently in public.


40. Othman Abdulrasheed


Othman Abdulrasheed is a Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, known for his innovative approach to business and his commitment to driving economic growth and development. As the founder and CEO of several successful ventures, Othman has established himself as a prominent figure in the Nigerian business landscape, with interests spanning various industries, including finance, real estate, and technology. His dedication to excellence and his passion for entrepreneurship have earned him widespread admiration and respect. Othman is also actively involved in philanthropic initiatives aimed at supporting youth empowerment, education, and community development. He continues to be a driving force for innovation and progress in Nigeria.

41. Temitope Olukunle


Temitope Olukunle Okeseeyin is a highly accomplished HR-Tech Specialist and Global Talent Consultant, recognized for her expertise in freelancing, HR, and digital career development. As the Founder/CEO of University of Freelancing and Outnovately Africa, she empowers professionals and entrepreneurs to thrive in the global economy. With a focus on borderless careers and digital portfolios, Temitope has trained over 70,000 talents and authored multiple books on freelancing and productivity. She is also dedicated to bridging African talents with global opportunities through her company, Outnovately Africa, and her professional community, BORDERLESS PROFESSIONALS’. As a sought-after speaker and mentor, she inspires others to unlock their full potential and achieve their career aspirations. Temitope holds various certifications and memberships, including Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and Certified Management Specialist from the London Graduate School.


42. Kemi Ogunkoya


Kemi Ogunkoya is a distinguished leadership development strategist, management consultant, and author of “The Leadership Guardian.” She is an alumna of the Said Business School, University of Oxford, and a member of the Forbes Business Council. With nearly a decade of experience, Kemi has empowered businesses and professionals worldwide, assisting over 90 organizations and 7,000 executives in developing smart, visionary, and adaptive leadership skills. Her mission is to cultivate effective leaders globally and equip them with technology-driven competencies to excel in their roles and businesses.

44. Stephanie Obi


Stephanie Obi, an online course launch strategist and techpreneur, believes that the lack of representation is the biggest hindrance to women founding companies. To address this, her company has empowered thousands of women to start online course businesses through various training programs. 


Recognizing that many women face challenges with technology, Stephanie’s company developed TrainQuarters, an easy-to-use online business platform, to bridge this gap and enable women to create and sell their training products online.


Stephanie is passionate about female entrepreneurship as she sees it as a way to alleviate poverty in African households and empower communities. She believes that women, with their unique perspectives, can contribute innovative solutions to societal problems when they become founders.


44. Amos Ngahu


Amos Ngahu, founder of Money Clinic Ltd., is a financial coach, trainer, and author. He also runs Money Gossip, a program aimed at helping young professionals and entrepreneurs maximize their money and active years. Amos shares tips on tracking finances, wealth-building, and overcoming common money psychological barriers.


45. Eileen Laskar


Eileen Laskar, Founder and President of CDI-Africa Coaching Group, has successfully renewed her ICF-Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credential for the second term, making her the only MCC in the East and broader Central Africa region. With over 15 years of coaching excellence, Eileen’s commitment to advancing coaching in Africa is evident through her development of new programs and dedication to coaching practitioners’ growth and partnership with like-minded organizations. Her achievement reflects her passion for embedding coaching in African society and organizations, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to coaching as a profession and youth empowerment in Africa.


46. Foluso Gbadamosi


Foluso Gbadamosi is a visionary business leader leveraging technology to tackle business challenges and drive social development in Africa. With extensive experience spanning telecommunications, FMCG, financial services, and oil & gas, she advocates for technology literacy and sustainability across the continent. As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and co-founder of Serving with Love, she empowers individuals and communities to harness their strengths and embrace technology’s transformative power. Through her diverse roles and contributions, including serving on multiple boards and councils, she is shaping the future of technology and business in Africa. Her accolades, including the 2020 Social Good Awards and recognition as one of the 100 Most Inspiring Nigerian Women, underscore her commitment to empowerment, advancement, and humanitarian service.


47. Adnan Saani


Adnan Saani Dangotey is a Ghanaian entrepreneur, motivator, and advocate for financial freedom, known for his viral presence on social media. With a mission to empower 10 million individuals worldwide to achieve their financial goals, he emphasizes the transformative power of knowledge and paradigm shifts in unlocking one’s fullest potential. Through his platform, he inspires others to challenge their existing beliefs and break free from limitations on the path to financial independence.


48. Nyachomba Kariuki


Nyachomba Kariuki-Schofield is a Transformational Life Coach on a mission to help women feel fulfilled, live a balanced life, and set intentional goals. Certified in cognitive behavior coaching principles and positive psychology, she shares techniques, concepts, and tools with her clients. Nyachomba is dedicated to continuous learning and growth, investing in coaching, supervision, and mentoring, and applying positive psychology tools in her own life every day.


49. Juliet Obijiaku


Juliet Obijaku is a renowned elocutionist, public speaking coach, and founder of Ebasics Diction and Poise Academy. Her mission is to enhance speech and verbal communication skills for individuals, which she accomplishes through her company and various workshops and seminars. Obijaku has extensive experience in elocution, business communication, and ESL teaching, holding certifications in TEFL, Phonetics from UCL, B.Ed. English, and an MBA. She is dedicated to helping career and business executives master public speaking and improve their communication skills, making a significant impact in her field.


50. Atinuke Babatunde


Atinuke Babatunde is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in branding, research, media management, marketing, and strategy. She has held significant roles in big corporations like MNet Nigeria and Airtel Nigeria, showcasing her expertise in the branding and marketing space. Notably, Atinuke was appointed as the Academy Director for West Africa by MultiChoice, where she plays a pivotal role in driving the development of Nigeria’s creative industry through the MultiChoice Talent Factory. Her commitment to coaching and mentoring, especially focusing on young adults and women, is evident in her involvement with organizations like the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and her role as an adjunct lecturer at the Lagos Business School.


With a background that includes an MSc degree from the University of Lagos, an MBA from the Lagos Business School, and ongoing doctoral research, Atinuke Babatunde is a prominent figure in coaching, branding, and marketing, particularly emphasizing the empowerment of women entrepreneurs.


51. Banke Sotomi


Banke Sotomi is a distinguished figure in the realm of Leadership & Executive Coaching, wielding a wealth of corporate experience exceeding two decades. As a qualified commercial lawyer, she has traversed the corporate landscapes of both the UK and Nigeria, integrating her distinctive coaching practice with a distinctive synthesis of legal acuity and coaching prowess. 


Recognised by the Life Coaches Association of Nigeria and affiliated with esteemed bodies like the International Coaching Federation (|CF Nigeria Chapter) and European Mentoring & Coaching Council, Banke exhibits an unwavering commitment to instigating positive change.


In addition to her comprehensive skill set, Banke possesses notable expertise in leadership development. coaching. and training. Her influence extends to C-suite leaders, including Fortune 500 companies, where she has made substantial contributions. Her strategic acumen, problem-solving prowess, and innovative thinking stand out as key competencies that have consistently helped organizations with transformative and sustainable organizational culture change.


52. Zainab Baffa


Zainab Umar Baffa, founder of MAB Academy, is a trailblazing Wealth Creation and Knowledge Monetization Coach. With a laser focus on guiding individuals towards financial independence from the comfort of their homes, she has transformed the lives of thousands through her coaching programs. Zainab’s unwavering commitment to excellence and her passion for coaching shine through in every aspect of her work, inspiring clients across Africa to break free from financial constraints and embrace a life of abundance. Her dedication to empowering others is evident in the success stories of the countless individuals she has mentored, making her a beacon of hope for those seeking to realize their entrepreneurial dreams and achieve lasting prosperity.


53. Bola Oluwaji


Bola Oluwaji is a seasoned Coach, Consultant, and Speaker, renowned for her expertise in work-life balance and organizational empowerment. With over two decades of experience as a Management Consultant and Coach, she is the Founder of Work Life Global, dedicated to promoting work-life balance as a catalyst for social and economic empowerment.


Driven by a vision to see individuals and organizations embrace work-life balance for a better future, Bola believes that the benefits of balance extend across generations. As a coach and consultant, she tailors her consultancy services to address the unique needs of each client, ensuring optimal performance and well-being. As a dynamic speaker, Bola captivates audiences worldwide with her engaging and thought-provoking presentations on work-life balance, productivity, and well-being. Her compassionate approach and unwavering commitment to helping executives and leaders thrive have earned her a reputation as one of the foremost experts in the field.


55. Ugochi Ossai


Coach Gochi. An ICF Certified PCC Coach, a mentor to many, a transformational personal growth coach, and a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment. She has dedicated her life to bringing out the best in people and journeying with them to become the authors of their own destiny. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Coach Gochi is known for her unparalleled ability to guide individuals towards becoming their best selves. As a certified coach, team developer, educator, and mentor, she has worked with hundreds of people, helping them unlock their full potential and achieve their goals.


She founded the Invictus Living program. Invictus Living, a groundbreaking platform dedicated to empowering individuals to transform their lives and live with purpose. Invictus Living offers a comprehensive program focused on mindset upgrade, living your best life, and achieving personal growth.


55. Steve Harris


Steve Harris, is a renowned Business Strategist, Coach, Speaker, and Author known for his expertise in life and business strategy. He is often referred to as Mr. Ruthless Execution and is recognized as one of Nigeria’s leading High Performance & Business Coaches. Harris is the founder of EdgeEcution, a coaching business that has gained significant recognition for its strategic advice and consulting services for major organizations. 


With over 18 years of experience as a Management Consultant, Steve Harris is highly regarded in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for his executive coaching and business strategy skills. His influence extends beyond Nigeria, as he is also a trusted authority in the fields of Life & Business Strategy, making him a sought-after figure in the management consulting realm.


56. Stephen Akintayo


Stephen Akintayo is a highly influential figure in Africa, particularly in the realms of investment coaching and real estate. He is the Chairman of Gtext Holdings and the Founder of the Stephen Akintayo Foundation.


Akintayo is a member of the Forbes Business Council, an exclusive organization for successful entrepreneurs and business leaders globally. Known for his expertise, Akintayo has hosted renowned speakers like Robert Kiyosaki, Brian Tracy, and Les Brown, and has authored numerous books, including “Billionaire Habits for Entrepreneurs” and “Becoming a Billionaire Land Banker.”


His company, Gtext Holdings, encompasses various subsidiaries such as Gtext Homes, Gtext Land, and Stephen Akintayo Consulting, which offer services ranging from real estate to investment advisory and mentorship programs. Akintayo’s impact extends to hosting events like the Global Wealth Festival, where he shares insights with other industry experts like Grant Cardone and Dr. John Maxwell.


57. Fela Durotoye


Fela Durotoye is a prominent figure known for his work as an Executive Coach, Leadership Expert, Global Speaker, and Nation Builder. He is the Founder/CEO of the GEMSTONE Group, a Leadership Development Institution focused on empowering exemplary leaders committed to national development. Fela has received numerous awards for his leadership development activities and is an accomplished author with best-selling books on Amazon.


He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University and has pursued executive education programs at Harvard University and Yale University. Fela is also a certified leadership coach of the John Maxwell Team and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. His coaching framework, C.A.S.P.E.R, emphasizes Clarity, Alignment, Strategy, Planning, Execution, and Results, benefiting clients across various sectors of the economy.


58. Ibukun Awosika


Ibukunoluwa Abiodun Awosika, born on December 24, 1962, is a prominent Nigerian businesswoman, motivational speaker, and author. She made history as the first female Chairperson of First Bank of Nigeria. Ibukun’s career journey includes founding The Chair Centre Group, a leading furniture and security systems company. 


She is a graduate of Chemistry from the University of Ife, with notable achievements such as hosting the TV program “Business – His Way ” and co-founding the Afterschool Graduate Development Centre to combat unemployment in Nigeria. Ibukun serves on various boards, including First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Cadbury Nigeria Plc, and is recognized for her contributions to business and society, receiving prestigious awards like the FATE Model Entrepreneur Award. Additionally, she is actively involved in social issues, co-founding Women in Business and Management (WIMBIZ) and leading the Christian Missionary Fund.


59. Bankonle Williams


Bankole Williams is a renowned figure known for his expertise in various areas. He is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a UK Certified Life & Career Coach, and a Certified Management Consultant. Williams is the CEO of LYD Consulting and the founder of LYD Africa, and he is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. His unconventional and out-of-the-box thinking, coupled with his exceptional skills as a Consultant and Peak Performance Coach, have made him a valuable asset in helping organizations enhance their human capacity and achieve peak performance. Williams offers transformational resources to help individuals break limiting beliefs, maximize their potentials, and achieve their goals effectively.


60. Tosin Akaninyen


Toyin Akaninyene Udoabba, also known as Toyin Akan, is a prominent Nigerian female entrepreneur with extensive experience in advertising, sales coaching, and digital marketing. She is the CEO of Naijasalesmaker, an online sales academy aimed at empowering business owners in Africa by providing marketing strategies and sales expertise. Toyin’s entrepreneurial journey spans over 18 years, showcasing her dedication to helping businesses grow and succeed in the competitive market. Her profile on LinkedIn highlights her professional achievements, including certifications like MBA, PMP®, and CSM, underlining her expertise and commitment to supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through innovative marketing approaches.

61. Yetunde Bankole-Bernard


Yetunde Bankole-Bernard is a highly accomplished professional with diverse experience in the aviation, travel, tourism, and mental health industries. She is the Executive Director of Finchglow Group, a group of six companies in the downstream sector of the aviation, travel, and tour industry. Yetunde is also known as “The Identity Coach,” where she empowers individuals to reconnect with their true selves and find their next chapter in life, becoming their best and most deserved selves. 


In the mental health field, Yetunde works as the lead mental health coach at Vitality, where she supports individuals in their mental health journey. Her expertise lies in authenticity, self-awareness, self-discovery, attraction, confidence, inner wisdom, presence, and reinvention.


62. Dr. Addy Olubamiji


Dr Addy is a renowned career coach who specializes in empowering professionals, particularly new migrants to the UK, Canada, or the US. She is the Founder of STEMHub Foundation, the Owner of D-Tech Centrix, and has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and an honoree of the STEP Awards and RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants. Dr. Olubamiji focuses on career coaching, career change, and professional development, helping individuals transition careers and elevate their professional paths. Her work emphasizes battling common misconceptions around certifications and guiding individuals towards meaningful career choices. Dr. Addy Olubamiji’s expertise lies in providing confidence coaching and equipping professionals with the tools needed to succeed in their chosen fields.


63. Joyce Daniels


Joyce specializes in coaching and training in Presentation Skills, Public Speaking, Sales, Communication, and Team Building. As the founder of TALKADEMY, Africa’s Premier Training School for Masters of Ceremonies, she has honed the skills of over 300 MCs, ensuring they excel in their roles. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Joyce is not only a proficient coach but also a sought-after event host, having successfully presided over more than 1,000 high-profile events.


Her expertise extends beyond coaching and hosting, as Joyce is also a keynote speaker and an award-winning author. Her contributions to these fields have earned her recognition and respect, particularly within energy companies, financial services, diplomatic communities, multinationals, manufacturing and retail companies, NGOs, religious organizations, governments, and discerning individuals across Africa.


Joyce’s dedication to excellence in coaching, hosting, and public speaking makes her a valuable asset to individuals and organizations seeking to enhance their presentation skills, communication strategies, and overall performance.


64. Oyinkansola Alabi


Oyinkansola Alabi, known as the Emotions Doctor, is a pioneering researcher and Emotional Intelligence expert. She founded Emotions City, Africa’s top center for Emotional Intelligence, and has achieved numerous milestones, including being the first female founder of an Emotional Intelligence Academy in Africa and organizing the continent’s first Emotional Intelligence Week. With a Master’s in Psychology and certifications from prestigious institutions like Yale, Oyinkansola is highly qualified in her field.


As Principal at ED Negotiations and Emotions City, Oyinkansola works with leaders from various sectors and has made a significant impact globally. She has trained thousands of executives and transformed numerous organizations across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Nigeria, Oyinkansola is also a Goldman Sachs Scholar and a member of prestigious organizations like the Forbes Business Council and the International Coaching Federation (ICF).


Beyond her professional endeavors, Oyinkansola is also an accomplished author and musical artist, further showcasing her diverse talents and contributions to society. 


65. Paul Foh


Paul Foh is a renowned sales and exceptional customer service speaker from Nigeria. He is the CEO of Katalyst Consulting, a company focused on inspiring and coaching organizations and individuals to continually excel. With a National Diploma from the Niger State Polytechnic and a first degree in Business Administration with Marketing option from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Foh has broken through national and international media publications and spoken in several business fora, symposiums, conferences, trainings, and seminars. He is also the CEO of Sales Factory Africa, a media, subscription, and sales training company.


Foh is known for his eloquence and has spoken in various prestigious events, including TEDx and the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ NAICE. He has written four thought-provoking and inspirational books and shares weekly sales, persuasion, and personal development strategies, tools, and actionable tactics through his Substack newsletter. Foh is a graduate of the Robert Simic Coaching School Dubai, a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria, and a certified Life Coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner from Lanre Olusola Coaching Academy. He has helped over 30,000 business owners Achieveme great results in their businesses.


66. Olakunle Soriyan


Olakunle Soriyan, popularly known as PK, has carved a remarkable path of resilience and success, emerging as a prominent mentor, executive coach, and Chief Knowledge Officer. Despite encountering failures and setbacks, he has become a beacon of inspiration through his impactful speaking engagements globally. PK’s expertise spans various topics, including entrepreneurship, borderless ideas, and faith, and he is acclaimed for his best-selling book “A Love Affair with Failure.”


Renowned for his disruptive thinking and wisdom, PK empowers leaders, facilitates connections between investors and entrepreneurs, and mobilizes the African population towards innovation and personal growth. His speaking engagements, characterized by depth, humor, and practical concepts, attract diverse audiences worldwide and contribute to shaping the socio-economic and political destiny of Africans and the world at large.


67. Yvonne Chioma Ofodile


Yvonne Chioma Ofodile is a dynamic leader with over 13 years of experience in human resources, business development, and strategy within the oil and gas industry. She currently serves as the Managing Director at Zetile Oil and Gas, where she drives excellence and value across the entire value chain. Additionally, Yvonne is the founder of 360 Woman Africa, a non-profit organization focused on leadership and enterprise development for women in Africa.


Recognized for her impactful work, Yvonne has been listed as one of the Top 100 inspiring and influential women in Nigeria by Leading Ladies Africa. She is also a UK-certified Clarity and Business Coach, empowering women entrepreneurs and leaders to reach their full potential. As a mentor at the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs and a leading personal development coach in Africa, Yvonne is dedicated to fostering human capital development and business growth.


Moreover, Yvonne is a visionary leader who champions women’s empowerment through her Woman Skill development scheme, encouraging women to pursue their dreams and thrive in leadership roles. 


68. Funto Ibuoye


Funto Ibuoye is a dynamic CEO at Five28, specializing in interior design, architecture, and property development. With a background in accounting and brand management, she transitioned to entrepreneurship and founded Five28. Funto has been recognized as one of the most inspiring women in Nigeria by Leading Ladies Africa and Mogulettes Africa, as well as one of the 100 Most Impactful Women by The Richer Woman Inc.


Beyond her successful career, Funto is the visionary force behind Recalibrate Academy, a faith-based business coaching initiative aimed at raising kingdom-minded entrepreneurs. Through her books, coaching programs, and speaking engagements, she empowers individuals globally. Funto is also an accomplished author with six impactful books, including “RECALIBRATE” and “SMALL GIRL, BIG GOD.” She resides happily with her husband, Akinade Ibuoye (GaiseBaba), and their three children.


69. Austin Okere


Austin Okere is the visionary Founder and Vice Chairman of CWG Plc, a leading information technology company in Nigeria. His pioneering efforts have been instrumental in propelling the technology industry forward in Nigeria and across Africa. Beyond business success, Okere is known for his philanthropy and commitment to education, actively supporting initiatives to improve access to quality education.


As a thought leader, Okere shares insights on digital transformation and disruptive technologies, inspiring countless entrepreneurs and startups. He is a member of prestigious organizations like the World Economic Forum Business Council on Innovation and Intrapreneurship, demonstrating his influence in shaping global conversations on innovation and entrepreneurship. Through initiatives like the Ausso Leadership Academy, he continues to champion leadership development, emphasizing the importance of coaching in nurturing the next generation of leaders.


70. Niyi Adesanya


Niyi Adesanya is a prominent Nigerian motivational speaker, business coach, and performance strategist, renowned for his pragmatic and inspirational approach. With over 100 presentations annually, he’s one of Nigeria’s most sought-after speakers, having reached millions since 2005. Niyi has coached over 1,000 executives and trained more than 37,000 corporate professionals, including CEOs and public servants. He’s also impacted over 357,500 students in tertiary institutions across Nigeria.


As the CEO of FifthGear Plus, a management consulting firm, Niyi provides consultancy to top organizations, aiding them in optimizing their potential. He’s authored six dynamic books on public speaking, leadership, and peak performance, and his contributions have earned him accolades like Nigeria’sç foremost Performance Strategist (MEA Business Award) and Leadership Coach of the Year by Top 10 Magazine.


Niyi believes in the power of systems in building successful businesses but emphasizes the role of people in working on and through these systems for sustainable success. His annual Leadership Bootcamp attracts elite managers, supervisors, team leads, and business owners, equipping them with essential skills for effective leadership.


71. John Obidi


John Obidi is a highly influential figure in Nigeria and Africa, known for his expertise in new media consulting, personal development training, and online business consulting. He helps professionals achieve Authority Status in 90 days or less using social media. As the founder of Headstart Africa, a community of over 170,000 business and career professionals, Obidi’s impact extends far and wide. 


His work has been featured on various media outlets, including Channels TV, Wazobia Max, and TVC, where he discusses topics ranging from the importance of live streaming for businesses to tackling fake news. Additionally, he is an international speaker and author, recognized for his practical intelligence, transferable solutions, and innovative approaches in the workplace and marketplace.


72. Daniel Saprong


Daniel Sarpong, PhD, is a renowned figure known for his work in translational research focusing on health disparities. He serves as the Executive Director & Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Minority Health & Health Disparities Research and Education. Additionally, he is a sales coach, author, and global speaker, having trained executives from over 20 nations.


Sarpong is recognized for his expertise in tech product marketing, sales, and persuasion. Originating from Ghana, his impact extends globally, influencing thousands worldwide through his knowledge and experience in business and consulting.


73. Kwame A.A Opoku


Kwame A.A Opoku is a renowned futurist, global keynote speaker, investor, serial entrepreneur, and one of Africa’s leading minds on Web 3. He is known for his expertise in strategic foresight analysis, trends forecasting, and innovation consulting. With over 15 years of experience across 80+ countries, he has trained over 300 organizations and corporations and addressed over 500,000 individuals globally through his keynote presentations and training. Additionally, he is the CEO of Reset Global People, a leading communications, marketing, events, and SDGs-aligned agency, and the Founding President of the Institute of Future Learning. Kwame is deeply passionate about youth empowerment and is the driving force behind initiatives such as the Global SDGs Youth Summit. He is also a self-published author with 6 books to his name.


74. Joycee Awosika


Joycee Awosika, known as the process & structure guru, specializes in creating strategic structures for entrepreneurs and businesses through systems processes & SOP’s. With over 10 years of global experience, she has built scalable, impact-driven companies such as ORIKI, which includes wellness spas and product distribution in multiple countries. Leveraging her expertise, Joycee founded SOAR, an operations and business process consultancy aimed at building sustainable businesses for women and entrepreneurs. Her achievements have earned her recognition in top media outlets and speaking opportunities at high-profile global conferences. Joycee is also a dedicated mother and wife to entrepreneur Tola Awosika.


75. Nike Adeyemi


Nike Adeyemi is a global speaker, minister, and advocate for love and healing worldwide. As the president of Real Woman International Inc. and founder of The Real Woman Foundation, she empowers women and children through various initiatives, including shelters and orphanages. Nike’s impact extends globally through her TV broadcast, “Real Woman with Nike,” and her podcast, “Conversations with Nike.” She is also a respected leader at Daystar Christian Center and holds multiple degrees and certifications, including from Harvard Business School and John Maxwell Coaching. Nike is committed to inspiring authenticity, compassion, and empowerment in individuals and communities across nations.


76. Leke Alder


Leke Alder is a highly sought-after strategy consultant and polymath known for his expertise in branding and creative intelligence. As the Founder & Principal of Alder Consulting, he has introduced branding as a discipline to Nigeria and consulted on policy, politics, and business at the highest levels locally and internationally. His impressive career includes consulting on policy formulation for various government ministries and leading initiatives such as Nigeria’s image management program, the Heart of Africa project.


Alders’s impact extends beyond consulting to education and philanthropy. He has served as a panelist at prestigious conferences, lectured at esteemed institutions, and hosted a weekly radio business program. Additionally, his philanthropic efforts through the Leke Alder Foundation have positively impacted over 120,000 lives, supporting orphanages and raising funds through his creative endeavors.


77. Jimi Tewe


Jimi Tewe is a transformational specialist with nearly two decades of experience in HR consulting, executive coaching, and career development. He has made significant contributions to organizational development and culture change across various industries, including his role in driving talent acquisition and organizational design transformation at United Bank for Africa (UBA). Jimi’s authentic and insightful teachings have empowered hundreds of thousands of individuals globally, leading to the emergence of thriving businesses and accelerated professional growth.


As a management consultant, Jimi has leveraged his expertise in job analysis, emotional intelligence, and executive coaching to deliver impactful solutions for clients across diverse sectors. His contributions to the personal development space have earned him recognition as one of the most influential Africans in this field. Additionally, he is the author of nine books, including the bestselling “THINK.”


Through his foundation, Jimi is committed to raising one million people out of poverty by providing strategic capacity-building and financial empowerment programs. 


78. Mfon Ekpo


Mfon Ekpo is a distinguished CEO, executive director, and certified human behavior consultant known for her impactful work in training, coaching, and development. With a rich background in maritime and business law, journalism, and neuro-linguistic programming, she brings a multifaceted approach to her international speaking engagements and coaching programs.


Her accolades include being recognized as one of Nigeria’s most influential women by Leading Ladies Africa, as well as being appointed an Honorary Citizen and Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Arkansas, USA. Mfon’s commitment to youth empowerment and community development has been acknowledged by prestigious organizations such as the Harambe Entrepreneurial Alliance and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.


As an Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team and a mentor on the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, Mfon is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. Her extensive experience and notable achievements underscore her role as a transformational leader and advocate for positive change on both local and global scales.


79. Dr. Glory Edozien


Dr.  Edozien, PhD, is the Founder of Inspired by Glory Academy, empowering career women to excel in the workplace through visibility and thought leadership. With extensive experience in environmental management and a background in Real Estate and Planning, she brings a unique perspective to her coaching and consulting services.


Recognized as a LinkedIn Voice (Africa) for 2022 and named one of the top 50 women in Management in Africa, Dr. Edozien is dedicated to helping senior female executives achieve global recognition and career advancement. Her impactful work has garnered attention from prestigious organizations and media platforms across Africa, cementing her reputation as a leader in her field.


81. Dr Akin Akinpelu


Dr. Akin Akinpelu, an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council, is a distinguished Performance Coach, Development Consultant, and keynote speaker. With a mission to unlock the full potential of individuals and systems, he founded Akin Akinpelu Learning & Development (AAL&D), a renowned consulting and training firm.


His expertise has impacted over 700,000 individuals across various countries, spanning from Nigeria and Ghana to the USA and UAE. Dr. Akinpelu’s engagements range from consulting for prominent organizations like Guaranty Trust Bank and Stanbic IBTC to addressing pivotal events such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day and collaborations with the United States Consulate office.


Driven by his passion for knowledge and educational reform, Dr. Akinpelu holds multiple degrees, including an MBA from the University of Lagos and Ph.D in Educational Leadership and Strategic Leadership. His multifaceted background enables him to lead initiatives in both the corporate and educational sectors, serving as a project director for Volunteer Corps and contributing to the transformation of schools and learning systems in Nigeria.


Endorsed by global figures like Brian Tracy and John C. Maxwell, Dr. Akinpelu continues to play a pivotal role in the coaching community in Africa and the nation-building efforts of Nigeria, leaving a lasting impact on individuals and organizations worldwide.

81. Ekene Ajene Onu 


Ekene Onu is a former UNWomen Empower Women Global Champion and the visionary founder of Iconic Womanhood Circle, offering comprehensive retreats and networking events for executive women. With a background as a successful pharmacist, she’s now recognized internationally as a leadership strategist, diversity consultant, and women’s lifestyle coach.


Onu’s consulting work spans Fortune 500 companies, institutions like The Georgia Institute of Technology, and global brands such as Union Bank PLC and The Graca Machel Trust. She specializes in leadership training, executive development, and employee culture training, with a track record of utilizing substantial corporate educational budgets.


In addition to corporate consulting, Onu coaches executive women, focusing on self-mastery, feminine leadership, and authentic life design. She leads the Iconic Womanhood mastermind, a 12-month leadership accelerator preparing women for thought leadership and significant impact. Her boutique coaching and consulting firm stands out for its integration of “woo-woo” concepts like feminine energy and spirituality with concrete leadership frameworks. Despite the challenges, Onu’s dedication over nearly a decade has led to exponential success, marked by steady growth and increasing mastery as a business owner and coach.


82. Wemi Opakunle


Wemi Opakunle is a motivational speaker, writer, and life, career, and business coach dedicated to encouraging and empowering the human spirit. As an author and coach, she specializes in helping individuals rewire their emotions and minds for success, breaking through debilitating blocks, and designing the life of their dreams.


Wemi’s approach focuses on guiding individuals to overcome obstacles and find their purpose, enabling them to live abundantly at their highest potential. With her expertise, she has assisted leaders at Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and creatives in navigating challenges and achieving their goals.


Her insights and advice have been featured on various media platforms, including NBC News, Yahoo Finance, Glassdoor, and Thrive Global. Wemi firmly believes that everyone deserves the best that life has to offer and is committed to helping individuals attain their desired outcomes.


83. Spark Ogheneovie Ovadje


Spark Victory Ogheneovie Ovadje, also known as Coach Spark Ovadje, is a distinguished professional in the fields of system analysis, business analysis, system engineering, and IT training. With a background in Computer Data Engineering and Data Processing Management Techniques, he brings a wealth of expertise to his roles as an IT trainer and real estate consultant.


Coach Spark Ovadje is revered for his humility, integrity, and dedication to his craft, earning him the title of Nigeria’s National Real Estate Coach. He has been recognized as one of the top real estate trainers in Nigeria and Africa, receiving accolades for his contributions to the industry.


Beyond his professional endeavors, Coach Spark is deeply committed to community development and youth empowerment. He has facilitated numerous workshops and training programs, impacting over 7,000 youths with valuable skills in ICT, business management, and vocational training. With his passion for teaching and coaching, Coach Spark Ovadje continues to make significant strides in both the IT and real estate sectors, earning the trust and admiration of colleagues and mentees alike.


84. Seyi Abiodun


Seyi is an esteemed executive-level business consultant, trainer, and strategic executive, boasting over 13 years of expertise in corporate governance, administration, finance, and strategic planning. His diverse experience spans various industries, including Management Consulting, Insurance, Oil and Gas, and Manufacturing, where he has collaborated with top-tier business leaders.


Renowned for his commitment to empowering career professionals and entrepreneurs, Seyi is dedicated to enhancing financial literacy among young Africans through practical and accessible teaching methods. As an accounting graduate with advanced qualifications in business management and industrial relations, he continually pursues knowledge and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree.


A member of the NFEC’s Personal Finance Speakers Association, Seyi serves as a professional coach, finance content creator, and influencer, advocating for greater financial education worldwide. He firmly believes that everyone, regardless of income, has the potential to build a prosperous life, one step at a time.


85. Nancy Nnadi


Nancy Nnadi is a distinguished business and finance coach renowned for her expertise in guiding businesses from scarcity to abundance. As the CEO of Agunancy Nig. Ltd (aka Gidco Telecoms), a company she established over 15 years ago, and the Lead Coach at The Nancy Nnadi Company, she has trained over 5000 entrepreneurs. Her mission is to cultivate wealthy entrepreneurs through her unique business structure and finance coaching, empowering them to transition from scarcity to abundance using her signature “5 Wallet System.”


Dedicated to assisting small business owners, Nancy devotes her time to helping them manage and multiply their finances, fostering growth in their businesses through speaking engagements, coaching, and training sessions. Her expertise and dedication have earned her accolades such as the Business Coach of the Year 2020 by The Entrepreneur Award (TEA) and the MTN Award as the Best Sub-Trade Partner (STP) of the Year 2012. Additionally, she was featured as one of the “10 Wealth & Finance Experts to Watch Out for in 2021” by Yahoo Finance.


As a member of the board of directors at First Guarantee Health and Cititrust Financial Services Group PLC, Nancy integrates her faith into her work, leveraging biblical principles to inspire and guide entrepreneurs in their journey to success. With a background in Banking and Finance and certifications in Leadership, Innovation and Profitability, Board Performance and Effectiveness, and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Nancy advocates for business structures and empowers entrepreneurs to thrive in their ventures.


86. Dennis Agbeti


Dennis Agbeti is a highly esteemed executive coach, counselor, and the visionary founder of the 360° Elite coaching program. With his expertise in mental health strategies, he has transformed the lives of countless clients, enabling them to achieve remarkable results through his coaching and corporate training services. Through his program, Dennis specializes in empowering busy business executives, CEOs, and entrepreneurs to triple their productivity while living fulfilling lives aligned with their dreams.


At the heart of Dennis’s approach is the 360° Elite Coaching program, an intensive one-on-one coaching program tailored for business executives, sales professionals, HR managers, entrepreneurs, and CEOs. This comprehensive program not only focuses on achieving professional goals but also prioritizes mental health and well-being. As an executive coach and counselor, he stands as a beacon of support and empowerment for those seeking to thrive in both their professional and personal endeavors.


87. Dzigbordi Kwaku-Dosoo


Dzigbordi Kwaku-Dosoo is a Certified High-Performance Coach (CHPC), Business Strategist, Corporate Consultant, Human Skills Expert, and award-winning entrepreneur. With a diverse background in finance and entrepreneurship, she has made significant contributions to both the corporate world and the wellness industry.


Starting her career in finance, Dzigbordi gained valuable experience in retail banking and investment banking in New York before returning to Ghana to become the Head of Trade and Research Unit at Strategic African Securities. Transitioning into entrepreneurship, she founded various successful ventures, including Allure Africa, a renowned spa business, and Kanshi, an aromatherapy and body-care brand.


As the CEO of DCG Consulting Group, Dzigbordi continues to make an impact as a multi-passionate business leader, consultant, and public speaker. With 29 years of experience working with organizations across North America and Africa, she has established herself as a keynote speaker on global stages and hosted her own talk show, reaching audiences in 46 countries in Africa.


88. Golibe Ilechukwu


Golibe Ilechukwu is a renowned business speaker, entrepreneur, and leader known for his significant contributions to multiple companies worldwide. As the Founder of Sales School Africa, he educates company executives and individuals on strategies for achieving quantum business growth. With expertise as a DR Marketer and Copywriter, Golibe has played a pivotal role in generating millions of dollars in sales for businesses. His copywriting business surpassed the $120,000 mark in 2022, reflecting his exceptional success and dedication. Golibe’s mission is to empower young Africans to earn income remotely by writing for foreign businesses, leveraging his skills and experience in digital marketing.


Driven by a desire to help others overcome their fears and limitations, Golibe aims to assist over 50,000 young Africans in attracting clients, increasing their earnings, and leading fulfilling lives. With a background in Computer Engineering from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Golibe combines technical knowledge with entrepreneurial acumen to make a lasting impact. Outside of work, he enjoys exploring different countries and cultures, adding a touch of adventure to his life’s journey.


89. Susan Wanjiku


Susan is a finance and investments professional, personal finance coach, and certified life coach. She is the founder of The Legacy Hub KE, a comprehensive platform offering personal finance coaching, business coaching, and life coaching services. Susan’s journey began during a challenging period in her life when she faced job loss and significant debt. Through dedicated efforts and a commitment to personal finance education, she successfully became debt-free and built a solid investment portfolio, leading her to establish her coaching company full-time.


Having experienced firsthand the transformative power of actively managing finances, Susan is passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise with others. Through her coaching services, resources, and courses, she empowers individuals to take control of their financial futures, offering practical advice and tailored strategies to achieve financial freedom and success.


In addition to her coaching work, Susan is a respected keynote speaker, delivering insightful talks on financial literacy and personal development within African communities. She is dedicated to community empowerment and financial education, striving to help individuals and SMEs reach their full potential and leave a lasting legacy. Through her platform, Susan aims to normalize money conversations and empower others to secure their financial futures effectively.


90. Javnyuy Joybert


Javnyuy Joybert is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Community Skills Development Centres Group, a social innovation enterprise focused on designing solutions to address social challenges. With a commitment to tackling poverty in rural areas and improving access to skills for young people, the group aims to make a positive impact on communities by providing valuable training and support. Joybert’s leadership drives the organization’s efforts to create sustainable solutions that empower individuals and communities to thrive.


91. Shoana Cachelle


Shoana Cachelle is a dynamic entrepreneur, philanthropist, and motivational speaker, renowned for her impactful initiatives both in Liberia and beyond. After graduating from Temple University in 1999, she founded Cachelle International, a Photography and Graphic Design firm that has since evolved into various non-profit projects.


Shoana’s dedication extends to empowering talent through Cachelle Connection, supporting orphans with Cachelle’s School Of Promise, and fostering young women’s entrepreneurship through Cachelle Natural Hair & Makeup Salon. Additionally, she spearheads Cachelle Fearless Marketing Group, a leading media and advertising firm in Liberia. Throughout her career, Shoana has created employment opportunities for over 500 Liberians, organized creative arts camps benefitting thousands of children, and launched initiatives such as Social Biz 101 to assist entrepreneurs globally. Her memoir, “Who Said It Was Gonna Be Easy,” chronicles her inspiring journey of resilience and determination. 


Recognized for her leadership, Shoana has received numerous accolades, including being named a Women in Africa Laureate and one of the Top 100 African Women in Leadership. She continues to make a profound impact, dividing her time between Liberia and the US, inspiring others with her unwavering commitment to positive change.


92. Udo Maryanne Okonjo


Udo Maryanne Okonjo, a distinguished leader and CEO of Fine and Country West Africa, has dedicated her life to fostering authentic leadership and talent development. Raised in a family of excellence, Udo Maryanne began her career as a lawyer before embarking on a transformative journey in the real estate industry.


Her remarkable achievements extend beyond her professional success; Udo Maryanne’s true brilliance lies in her unwavering commitment to nurturing talent and empowering others to realize their full potential. Through her visionary leadership, she has established the ACE Business Club as a platform for aspiring leaders to thrive under mentorship and guidance.


93. Nyachomba Kariuki


Nyachomba Kariuki is a Certified Life Coach trained in cognitive behavior coaching principles and positive psychology techniques. She is dedicated to empowering her clients to achieve their goals and live life intentionally. As a student of coaching, Nyachomba invests in continuous learning, working with her own life coach and utilizing positive psychology tools in her daily life.


Based in Haarlem, Netherlands, Nyachomba coaches women from around the world, leveraging the power of the internet to connect with her clients. She is passionate about holding space for individuals to delve into self-discovery, prioritize their needs and desires, and create intentional plans for their lives, all through a straightforward and understandable process. Nyachomba Kariuki-Schofield is on a mission to support women in finding fulfillment, balance, and purpose in their daily lives.


94. Gabriel J Nissim


Gabriel J. Nissim stands at the forefront of Nigeria’s businesslandscape, acclaimed for his unparalleled expertise as an Executive Coach and Growth Strategist. With a distinguished reputation as a reliable advisor, Nissim’s insights have become invaluable to thought leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the complexities of the modern business world.


Nissim’s track record speaks volumes. As a high-performance coach, he has coached and trained over 6500 entrepreneurs, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and business executives across borders, empowering them to achieve remarkable growth and success. His strategic guidance has been instrumental in transforming businesses and individuals, earning him accolades as one of Nigeria’s foremost authorities in executive coaching and strategy consulting. As a trusted partner and advisor, he remains steadfast in his commitment to empowering individuals and organizations to achieve unprecedented level of success.


95. Praise Akinlami


Praise Akinlami is the driving force behind Profitify Consulting Ltd, showcasing his prowess as a visionary entrepreneur, sales and marketing expert, and advocate for financial freedom. Despite early life challenges, his entrepreneurial journey began in 2020, fueled by the need for financial self-sufficiency after his mother’s passing and his father’s retirement. 


Founding Profitify Consulting Ltd in 2022, Praise aims to ascend as a global marketing powerhouse with interests in renewable energy, entertainment, and more. His company has already made a significant impact on the digital world, striving to be a leading marketing firm with a diverse portfolio.


Balancing academic pursuits with business demands, Praise navigates entrepreneurial obstacles with resilience, shaping futures and inspiring others along the way. His commitment to empowering individuals and businesses reflects his holistic vision for positive change in society. As he continues to redefine the digital landscape, Praise Akinlami remains a beacon of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide.


96. Joke Coker


Joke Coker is the CEO/Lead Coach of Constellation Coaching Group LLC, a Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and Coach Trainer. With over 30 years of successful corporate experience, she held C-level positions in MTN Nigeria Communications, Guaranty Trust Bank, and MoneyGram International. Mrs. Coker also served as an Executive Director in Afribank International PLC before transitioning to coaching.


She holds a BSc degree from UNILAG, an MBA from Cranfield University (UK), and an MSc in Psychology from Arizona State University, USA. Mrs. Coker is a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, and the Forbes Coaches Council, an exclusive, invitation-only council for outstanding global coaches. Additionally, she contributes to various International Boards, including Shelter Origins (formerly Habitat for Humanity, Nigeria).


97. Treasure Kalu


Treasure Kalu is a seasoned Sales and Marketing expert with over 10 years of experience, based in Nigeria, Africa. As a premium Sales & marketing expert, he specializes in driving brand success through innovative marketing and sales strategies. Treasure’s expertise spans across diverse sectors, including consumer goods and technology, allowing him to adeptly navigate the dynamic digital landscape. Known for his creative thinking, analytical mindset, and exceptional leadership abilities.


Treasure has helped numerous companies elevate their marketing efforts and achieve remarkable levels of profitability. As a Sales and digital marketing coach, he is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and empowering others to excel in their marketing endeavors.


98. Ifeoma Williams


Ifeoma Williams, based in Nigeria, currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at The Civility Institute, where she oversees coaching, training, consulting, and strategy implementation. With extensive experience in various roles, including Country Manager at Viacom International Media Networks Africa and Principal at Fruition Image Consultants Limited, she brings a wealth of expertise in personal image consulting, strategy, and business development.


Her educational background includes a Coaching Certification in Leadership and Team Stakeholder Centred Coaching from Marshal Goldsmith and an Image Consultant Certification in Image Enhancement from Aston & Hayes. Additionally, she obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from The Nigeria Law School.


Equipped with skills in leadership, management, coaching, fashion, and social media, Ifeoma Williams contributes valuable insights to the industry, making significant contributions to the organizations she serves.


99. David Adeoye Abodunrin


David Adeoye Abodunrin is a seasoned life coach and personal development expert with over 26 years of experience. Armed with an MBA from Hult International Business School, he specializes in empowering individuals, families, and organizations to achieve superior performance and success. With a background in Electronics & Computer Engineering and extensive experience in Information Technology, Telecommunications, and Cybersecurity, David brings a unique blend of expertise to his coaching and consulting endeavors.


His commitment to driving personal and organizational transformations underscores his passion for making a meaningful impact. As an Enterprise Agile Coach, David has leveraged Agile, Scrum, and Project Management knowledge to drive business process optimization, RoI, and tangible business results for clients across various industries. His track record includes assisting brands and organizations in achieving operational excellence, profitability, and superior customer experiences through the proper use of methodologies and tools like Sales & Consumer Psychology, Six-sigma, and Lean.


As a Life Coach and talented Neuro-Linguistic Programmer, David has achieved outstanding results using unique tools and techniques to drive personal and organizational transformations that last. He has a proven track record in assisting individuals to navigate into the future with time-tested, proven tools and techniques that guarantee tangible results in their businesses, careers, and personal lives. In addition to his professional endeavors, David serves as the Serving Overseer at Kairos Inspiration Network, an Apostolic Prophetic Ministry reaching out to Mankind for the fulfillment of purpose and direction.


100. Linda Uneze


Linda Uneze is the Managing Partner/Co-founder of Maurice Xandra Solutions, an HR consulting firm renowned for its expertise in facilitating and leading the implementation of HR change projects, interventions, and programs. With a rich background in organizations such as General Electric (Healthcare), NestOil, and MTN Nigeria, Linda brings a wealth of experience in turning concepts into profitable company strategies for optimal productivity.


In addition to her role at Maurice Xandra Solutions, Linda is the Convener of the Doing Business in Nigeria Conference, a platform designed to promote experience sharing among business leaders and professionals. Her vision for the conference is to equip potential investors, entrepreneurs, and professionals with the right knowledge of the business environment in Nigeria, fostering collaborations, partnerships, and growth.

With an MBA from Manchester Business School and a B.A from Anambra State University, Linda is highly qualified and certified by prestigious institutions such as the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Nigeria. She is also a certified Transformational Coach by Coach Masters Academy, Singapore, demonstrating her commitment to helping individuals become the best version of themselves.


Compiled by Joshua Firstborn.

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