Leo Stan Ekeh, founder of Zinox Technologies; Dr Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda, digital system expert and APC guber flagbearer in Plateau State; Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, CEO of Digital Realty Nigeria (formally Medallion Data Centres Limited); and Dr. Vincent Olatunji, National Commissioner/CEO of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) will lead the thematic openings at the 50 Most Valued Personalities (MVPs) in Nigeria’s Digital Economy holding in Lagos Thursday, March 21, 2024 inside the Providence Hotel, 12A Oba Akinjobi Way, Ikeja GRA.

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Organised by IT Edge News published in nearly two decades by Knowhow Media, the event recognises “pioneers, change makers, and steadfast leaders whose iconic commitment has kept the industry going in spite of numerous challenges,” says founding editor Olusegun Oruame.

IT Edge News is deemed one of the oldest, most consistent and largest curators of growth and trends in the industry in nearly 20 years,” added Oruame.

Part of the official statement reads: despite challenges such as inadequate infrastructure, cybersecurity threats, regulatory hurdles, and the digital divide between urban and rural areas, Nigeria’s digital economy is experiencing pulsating growth and transformation. This remarkable progress is fuelled by advancements in technology, internet connectivity, and innovation.”

The 50 Most Valued Personalities (MVPs)  in Digital Economy is touted as one of Nigeria’s most profound gatherings for 2024 and underscores “the underscores the challenges and progress in one of Africa’s most exciting transformative journeys into the New Economy, said Chairman of the Nomination Team for 2024,” Dr. Sola Afolabi who is also the Chairman of Baobab Think Limited.

Adding: “Their story across subsectors whether telecoms and mobile connectivity, e-commerce & fintech innovation, it hardware and software development, tech hubs and startups, emerging technologies; government policies & initiatives, among others is the true story of Nigeria’s digital economy.”

The IT Edge News’s archive of nearly 20 years bear testimony to your inspiring stride under the thematic gathering of ‘Celebrating Our Icons and Learning from the Challenges to Push Forward.’


Nominees for the  ‘50 MVPs in Nigeria Digital Economy’ 2024 meet five criteria that include their innovative contributions to the Nigerian digital economy; their leadership role as leaders in their respective digital space; their influence within the digital economy profoundly help to shape trends, policies, and practices that have contributed to the sector’s advancement and garnered recognition from peers and stakeholders alike.

Others are their impactful initiatives whether through startups, advocacy, or mentorship programs helping to empower others and driving meaningful change; and their vision and strategic insights that have helped to drive the digital transformation of Nigeria’s economy.

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