27 Nigerian-born Britons make UK Black Power list
Not less than 27 people of Nigerian descent were included among the most influential and powerful black Britons.
The annual list honours men and women of African and African-Caribbean heritage in Britain who are changing lives and making a difference in their environment.
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Mo Abudu, chief executive officer of Ebonylife TV, actor John Boyega and boxing champion Anthony Joshua are among those who made the list.
Now in its 12th year, the UK Black Powerlist honours outstanding men and woman in different sectors.
Other persons of Nigerian descent on the list are:
Nneka Abulokwe – IT and Governance Advisor
Joy Odili – Consultant plastic surgeon at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Emeka Okaro – Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London NHS Hospitals
Dr Ian Nnatu – Consultant Psychiatrist at Charing Cross Hospital, London and Medical Director at Cygnet Hospital Harrow
Nero Ughwujabo – Special Adviser to the Prime Minister
Kathryn Nwajiaku – Co-director at Development Results
Grace Ononiwu – Chief Crown Prosecutor at Crown Prosecution Service
Chuka Umunna – Labour Politician
Tunde Ogungbesan – BBC head of diversity and inclusion
Femi Oguns – Founder of the Identity School of Acting and Identity Agency Group
David Olusoga – Historian, filmmaker and joint creative director of Uplands Television Ltd
Dumi Oburota – Founder of Disturbing London
Ade Adepitan – TV presenter and wheelchair basketball player
Wol Kolade – Managing partner at Livingbridge
Tunji Akintokun – Director at Cisco leading mid-market sales and partnerships for Africa
Bukola Adisa – MD, head of RCSA design and execution, chief controls office at Barclays
Yinka Shonibare – Artist
Duro Olowu – Fashion designer
Chi-Chi Nwanoku – Musician, professor and founder of Chineke! Orchestra
Chris Ofili – Artist
Sandie Okoro – Senior vice president and general counsel at World Bank Group
Ebele Okobi – Facebook’s director of public policy for Africa
Professor Funmi Olonisakin – Vice president and vice principal international at King’s College London
Richard Iferenta – KPMG partner and head of challenger banking