8 years old Temi (the creative) and Tami (the scientist) are the twin minipreneur founders of the "MIMI's" social enterprise brand which they founded when they were 7 years old with the launch of Mimi's Mocktails & Juices. In addition to the Mocktails, they are completing the process of launching the Mimi's Academy, Mimi's Essentials and Mimi's Adventure Series. Their passion to create multiple businesses is fueled by their desire to make a difference. They take part of the profits and also donations from their businesses for their Mimi's Give Back initiative where they pay school fees, provide school supplies, etc for children from low-income families in Nigeria.
TEMI & TAMI ( HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD)
6-year-old Moyinoluwa Oluwaseun who operates under the brand name Ariyike is a renowned photographer and the creative director at Ariyike Photografy. She developed keen interest in photography from the moment she understood how powerful a camera is. The beautiful girl started taking pictures when she was barely four years old using the camera her grandmother bought for her. Oluwaseun who hails from Ekiti state has had the privilege of shooting high profile events and personalities. She was the recipient of Kidpreneur of the Year Award in 2017 and has featured as Guest on so many media platforms including Guardian Newspaper.
MOYINOLUWA OLUWASEUN ( ARTS & CREATIVE PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR )
Rasheed Omidiji is a 10 years old talented footballer, who currently plays for FC Den Bosch Academy in the Netherlands. Rasheed started playing football at the age of four. He is the younger brother of Nigerian Super Falconet, Sophia Omidiji, who has been influential in his football development. Big in stature, the young attacker, also known as ‘Sheed the Beast,’ has an eye for goal and possesses great strength, vision, speed and technique which has won him many laurels.
RASHEED OMIDIJI ( SPORT PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR )
8 years old Ethan and 7 years old Zoe Olayeni are CEOs of The 'Junior' arm of Pompoms & Tassels, an Eco-friendly company that transforms waste materials into new, colourful and artistic life. Upcycling which is the creative reuse of materials without lowering the value is what they call what they do.They have made bags from old and unwanted Jeans, Throw pillows from fabric scrap, Flower Vases from old Jam Jars and Wine Bottles, Paper craft from old magazines, Wall Art from cable spools and other things.
POMPOMS & TASSELS ( MOST INNOVATIVE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR )
Sensational kid-entertainer, Naomi Peller popularly known as Naomi, granddaughter to the world-renowned magician Professor Peller is a multi-Instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and aspiring Actress who is undoubtedly a complete entertainer and a force to be reckoned with. Naomi's debut single "Believe" gained widespread acceptance in the UK and Nigeria and garnered attention for its encouraging and positive message. The video, shot in London, features Naomi and several cameo appearances from her friends. Despite Naomi's young age, she has worked with the best in the music industry including Wiz Kid, 2Baba, Davido, Airboy and many more.
NAOMI PELLER ( MUSIC PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR )
Internationally recognized 8 years old Nifemi Oyetayo, who currently makes handmade fashion accessories and daily beauty needs is the CEO of Lovely Beauties by Niffy, a young, vibrant, growing business targeted at lovers of beauty, fashion and accessories. The brand warehouses everyday fashion jewellery, hair accessories infused with indigenous fabrics and everyday beauty products such as hand-creams and lip shimmers. She creates her versatile pieces from beads, crystals and wires. In recognition of her creative prowess, Niffy has been featured on The Morning Show on Arise News and Guardian Newspaper as a kid entrepreneur.
NIFEMI OYETAYO ( CREATIVITY AND ENTERPRISE )
Have you seen the Glo Television advert that featured a little girl telling Godons the real names of Flavour or the little girl in the Google Advert that wasn't interested in football? That little face belongs to Diana Egwuatu, a model and an actress. 5 years old Diana Egwuatu also known as kid model diana fell in love with pictures and acting from when she was 3 years old. Diana has modelled for lots of designers and brands including Globacom, Google (both presently airing on TV), Fraicheur Nigeria, Bash House of Denim and many more. She has also featured in many films like Sleeved Captain English and others. Diana is, also the recipient of the Heritage Bank Global competition.
DIANA EGWUATU ( MOVIE PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR )
Daara and Demilade Olaniyan, aged 11 and 8 respectively are two enterprising sisters and CEOs of “The Dream Basket Delights”, a Sweet Treats and Delights company, specializing in custom cakes, pies, finger foods, light meals and a variety of deserts. Daara and Demilade have been featured on several media platforms and publications, which include The Guardian Newspaper as “Kid Entrepreneurs” in the Business Segment of the Publication. Also, the resourceful sister duo have been interviewed on EbonyLife TV’s flagship show “Moments Nigeria” on DSTV Channel 165.They won the award for the “Most Independent Kid Entrepreneur Prize” at the KENT Fair, in 2017. Other Award features include Nunu Milk PLC, a PZ Cussons brand for Food and Nutrition as Nunu Smartkids and the Kids of the Cosmos (KOTK), a US based Children’s school supply and story brand inspired by kids and their achievements.
DAARA AND DEMILADE OLANIYAN ( ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR )
11years old Oluwalayomi Ogungbe is a researcher, a social media personality and founder of Bobo FM News, a lifestyle and entertainment blog. His passion for independent research and computer knowledge applications birthed the Bobo FM news blog which was created under 15 minutes and has attracted lots of traffic since inception. In 2017, Oluwalayomi was the recipient of Greensprings Independent Research Awards and has been a consistent recipient of mathematics award
OLUWALAYOMI OGUNGBE ( SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR )
9 years old Alexandra West is the CEO of Lexy Fashion House, a fashion outfit that specializes in making Ankara prints sunglasses, hairbands and slippers for children and adults. In April 2017, she made her first product sales at the Kids Entrepreneur Business Fair and sold out all her products. Since then, she has exhibited in more and more fairs. In August 2017, she won the prize for the Most Innovative Business Idea at the KENT fair
ALEXANDRA WEST ( FASHION PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR )
10 years old multi-talented Super-kid DJ, DJ Young Money is a multi-award-winning entertainer who Governor Ambode of Lagos State called the Future of African Entertainment. His song Mama Africa, dedicated to all mothers in Africa got him a nomination slot at the prestigious Afrima Award. Named as the youngest DJ in West Africa, The Akwa Ibom decent who signed a Multi-Million naira deal with one of Nigeria’s fastest-rising Entertainment outfit, K-Nation Entertainment in 2016 was also the official Disk Jockey at Tinubu's Birthday and he has performed at several high profile events and shows.
DJ YOUNG MONEY (ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR )
6 years old Paryss Steve-Harris is a creative writer, inspiration speaker and the author of the children book “The Magic Bird and the Dancing Hen”, an amazing work of fiction for 3-7 years old with an interesting plot about a magic bird that can transform into a hot air balloon and a dancing hen that lays beautiful gold eggs. Motivated by her mother's promise to help her print and sell the book to everyone she knew, Paryss took the book which started as a school project for the school’s graduation ceremony more seriously by adding new stories until the book was finished, and then she got an animator to bring her story to life. Paryss has been featured on several media platforms including Guardian Newspaper.
PARYSS STEVE-HARRIS ( AWARD FOR CREATIVE WRITING & SOCIAL IMPACT )
Daniella soje is a 10 year old multiple award winning artist and CEO of "Daniella Art Studio" who uses Toothpick, Match sticks and Beads to make lovely amazing designs. She is the first Nigerian Child to organize a tooth pick collage art exhibition and she has sold over a thousand copies of her artworks. she was recently awarded the Most Creative Business Idea at the Kid entreprenur fair( Kentfair) and also won the Best Creative Kid Entrepreneur by ACE Award
DANIELLA SOJE ( CREATIVE PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD )
Gabriel Babatimilehin Daomi is a multi-Award winning teenage inventor who was “nearly written-off academically. Against his father's wish to becoming a lawyer, Timilehin created a niche for himself as one of the youngest inventors in Africa. His inventions include: Hydraulic-Powered Prototype of Lagos State 4th Mainland Bridge, Digital Mini Microscope, DC Phone Power Bank, DC/AC Vacuum Cleaner, Mini Radio Transmitter, Spinning Decorate Light, and lately a Hydrogen Separator that allows you power your generator and cooking gas at home with water
GABRIEL BABATIMILEHIN DAOMI ( AWARD FOR INVENTION AND TECHNOLOGY )
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