Nominations Are Open For JCI Nigeria Ten Outstanding Young Persons of 2018

After an extraordinarily successful 2017 edition where Nigeria made history with two honorees in the global top ten, JCI Nigeria has now announced the commencement of public nominations for the 2018 edition of its Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of the year honours.

Every year since 1983, Junior Chamber International, a nonprofit global community of 200,000 young persons from over 100 countries, has recognized individuals under 40 years of age, who have done exceptional work and created positive change in various fields of endeavor such as Medicine, Humanitarian, Environment, Science, Business, Arts, among others.

According to the 2018 Committee Chairman for JCI TOYP Nigeria, Oluwatoyin Atanda,

“JCI celebrates young persons who are driving positive impact in their various communities, while inspiring others to greatness and to building a better world. This is the guiding principle behind the annual JCI TOYP event. We call on Nigerians to help us identify, by nominating, young outstanding citizens who have excelled in various categories, so we can together celebrate these Citizens In Action.”

Of the ten Nigerian honorees from 2017, Adepeju Jaiyeoba and Imrana Alhaji Buba remarkably appeared on the international stage at the JCI TOYP World event in the Netherlands last November, making it the first time that two Nigerians will appear on the global top ten in the same calendar year.

The process for JCI TOYP 2018 begins with public online nominations currently ongoing at, after which a long list of nominees will be carefully selected from the pool by a panel of distinguished judges. This stage is then followed by public voting, which eventually reveals the final 10 individuals who will receive the much coveted JCI TOYP Nigeria 2018 honours.

Past JCI TOYP recipients in Nigeria include Nduka Obaigbena, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ndidi Nwuneli, Ray Ekpu, Linda Ikeji, Rotimi Amaechi, Daddy Showkey, Shina Peters, Kanu Nwankwo, Japheth Omojuwa, and many others.

You can visit to nominate citizens under the age of 40 who have been exceptional in their various endeavours and deserve to be celebrated amongst the outstanding young Nigerians of 2018.

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