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Nigerian youth joins others at ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ summit

The CEO of Akotex Nigeria Limited, Henrich Bankole Akomolafe, and other young entrepreneurs, founders and creators were in attendance at a four-day Summit organised by…

The CEO of Akotex Nigeria Limited, Henrich Bankole Akomolafe, and other young entrepreneurs, founders and creators were in attendance at a four-day Summit organised by Forbes meant for “connecting, learning, teaching and building” in Detroit, USA.

The 2019 ‘Forbes Under 30 Summit’ had notable speakers like Serena Williams, Sophia Bush, Olivia Munn, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner and Kevin Durant.

The event also had a music festival featuring The Chainsmokers, 21 Savage and Normani in addition to a startup hub featuring 150 exhibitors.

The 27-Year- old Akomolafe who was listed in Forbes 30 under 30, Africa, told Daily Trust that the experience from the summit was very impactful and educating.

Akomolafe, who runs an elevator manufacturing company in Nigeria, stated that “The programme is all about bringing together young entrepreneurs who are ready to change the world from different continents. It is about understanding what entrepreneurship means. It was about how to explore, use strategies to be successful.”

Akomalafe, who alongside the founder of Icreate Africa, Jaja Bright, visited the Michigan State House of Representatives said his plan is to “come back home and see how I can replicate what I have learnt”.

He said he was invited by a 24-year-old lawmaker, Jewell Jones and “this made it more interesting for me, getting to know that governance isn’t just for the older citizens.”

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