This is an award ceremony recognising and celebrating micro and small businesses including start-ups that are transforming industries that impact millions of lives everyday in Nigeria.

Industries include:

  • Agriculture
  • Technology
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Photography
  • Media and communications
  • Food & Drinks
  • Manufacturing & Logistics
  • Professional services
  • E-commerce
  • Music
  • Finance and Fintech
  • Sports
  • Arts & Culture
  • Beauty & Make-up
  • Fashion
  • Creative writing & Content Creation
  • Event Planning
  • Health & Skin Care
  • Environment & Interior Decor
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Software & Design
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Active Citizenship & Govt Engagement
  • Performing Art
  • Education

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The founder(s) must not be older than the age of 27 as at the time of receiving the award and the company must have been in existence for at least 3 years.
  • The founder must be a Nigerian.
  • The company must be contributing to social economic development in Nigeria.
  • The line of business must be ethical and in accordance to the Nigerian laws.
  • The business must be duly registered under the cooperate affairs commission of Nigeria.