Vote for Y! & Person of the Year


The editors of Y!TV, Magazine & Online announced yesterday, Monday 11th November 2013 the shortlist for Y!/ Person of the Year 2013, which winner will be announced in December this year.

The Y!/ Person of the Year is in its third year and is awarded this year to the individual who has most visibly influenced the Nigerian society for good in the past year, breaking new boundaries or consolidating on gains – and driving the advancement of the public, especially young people.

The editors announced there was no winner for its first edition in 2011. The 2012 winner was entrepreneur and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote. The shortlist was announced following the decision of editors as well as feedback from readers and social media audiences.

Voting commenced yesterday, Monday 11th November 2013 and closes on Sunday 15th December 2013.

To vote please click HERE

The Shortlist in no particular order
Omobola Johnson- Minister of Communications Technology
Aliko Dangote-The President, Dangote Group
Mike Adenuga Jr.- Philanthropist, Owner Globacom

Jason Njoku-Founder iRoko TV

Obiageli Ezekwesili- Co-Founder Transparency International

Sim Shagaya,- Owner Dealdey and Konga

Bola Tinubu- Politician

Akinwunmi Adesina-Agriculturist
Tony Elumelu-Entrepreneur
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala- Minister of Finance

As always, all 10 are Nigerians who have shaped and engineered society as we know it, and for good, over the past year,” said Chude Jideonwo, who is editor-in-chief for Y!/ “They have driven growth, created employment, inspired change across sectors and in some cases revolutionized entire sectors. We are excited to see who the final choice will be.”

There will be no award or ceremony for the Y!/ Person of the Year 2013. The winner will be notified formally and an announcement made to the public on Monday 30th December 2013.

About Y!/
Y!/ is a network of premium media brands – Y! TV, Y! Magazine,, Teen Y!,, Y! 2015, – committed to an evolving generation of Africans. Established in 2011, with a vision to provoke thought, inspire action and stimulate growth; it has become the leading media platform for young Africans with reach across West, East and Southern Africa, influencing policy, opinion and leading on issues across sectors with a focus on governance, culture and technology.

About RED
RED is an innovative media company focused on Africa with a vision to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media’s limitless possibilities. Built across tools and platforms, its Communication Division holds Red Media, Red Marketing and Red Media-SME Support; and its Content Division holds the Y! brands, including Y! TV, Y! Magazine,, Teen Y!,, Y! 2015, and the Y! Annual Black Ball/Y! 100 Most Influential List. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project Africa, which presents Africa’s leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and other projects including the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders and The Future Enterprise Support Scheme.

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