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Adeboye, Dangote Among Most Productive Nigerian Personalities; Odunlade, Don Jazzy and Others Shine

Creativitys 06/26/2020

There's no bias to the Nigerian Personalities on this list. Being Productive is all about capabilities to do lot of work, enhance and make impact on others life. The Criteria for being productive is not singular, it involves quite some measure which includes physical success, financial status, Life impact and Societal influence amidst many. Since Money alone can't make you productive, this list is therefore compiled from different sector of the Nigerian Government. The list cuts across Religious setting, Entertainment Industry, Technology, Politics and Business Orientation.

Here are the top five most productive Nigerian Personalities:

1. Pastor E.A ADEBOYE

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The first person on the list is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Papa Adeboye. He is also the President of Christ the Redeemer Ministry (CRM). He is a preacher and an academician at the same time. He holds a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics. The Renowned Man of God was once a lecturer in Nigerian Universities like University of Lagos and University of Ilorin before He finally moved into Full Time Ministry of God's Work.

Currently, he has over billions of congregation with his churches planted in 197 countries across six continents. Apart from the religious section, he has other sectors in his ministry. This includes an approved Nigerian University, REDEEMER'S UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ( RUN) with an estimated 2000 staffs on the Payroll. The university has produced responsible citizens and great academicians in the past and now.

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His Spiritual Ministry has over thousands of Full Time pastors employed to offer Full Time service to God and being paid monthly for keep up. There are also sets of Pastors who are engaged on Part- time basis. He has more than million spiritual children who are top celebrities and personalities in Nigeria and the World at large.

The Ministry he oversees has produced notable Nigerian clerics like Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of Trinity House, Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly and Pastor Tony Rapu among others

Some of his spiritual children include Professor Yemi Oshibajo (Vice President), Bishop David Oyedepo (Founder, Living Faith Church), Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, and many more Ministers, Commissioners of Police, Head of Service in Nigeria. His Influence in Nigeria and the World at large cannot be underemphasized. Many assumes he is currently the most influential person in Nigeria.

He received an international recognition in 2008 when he was rated among 50 Most Influential Persons in the World.


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Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian businessman who is the founder and chairman of Dangote Group, an industrial business group which has spread it tentacles across Africa. He has an estimated net worth of US$8.3 billion, as of May 29, 2020 making him the 162nd wealthiest person in the world and the richest person in Africa.

He is a multi-productive businessman who has carved his niche in various sector. He made this list due to his hard working, thirst to impact lives and employment capabilities he offers. He is the biggest employer of labour in Nigeria and Africa at large with the establishment of his Sugar Refinery, Salt Refinery, Cement Factory as well as the Oil Refinery project.

Apart from being productive and empowering lives and creating employment, he is also a philanthropist. The Dangote Foundation pumps out billions of dollars yearly to Nigerian communities to help fight natural disasters, disease challenges, and engaging the poor.

He's also seen as an important personality in the Nigerian Politics. The Federal Republic of Nigeria conferred on him the honour of the Grand Commander of The Order of Nigeria (GCON)


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The entertainment industry can't be neglected because it is one of the industries that makes so much impact in the day to day activities of Nigeria. Michael Collins Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy is a Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of Mavins Records Label with great talents signed under it.

His impact in the music industry has been so significant. He has produced many young and talented individuals including Reekado Banks (Next Rated Award winner), Korede Bello (Godwin Crooner), DNA, Tiwa Savage, Rema and others.

It was his Influence that has got his signed artiste productive including Rema and Reekado who won the Next Rated Awards respectively under his record label. The First Lady of Nigeria Music Industry, Tiwa Savage was also a product of his Label effort

He is sure deserved to be on the list because he has affected so many lives in the music Industry. The Mavins Boss is also a philanthropist who touches lives outside the music world.

4. Jim Ovia

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Jim Ovia is the founder of Zenith Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in Nigeria. He is the chairman and largest individual shareholder with a stake of slightly more than 9% stake. He also owns prime real estate across Nigeria, and mobile telecom operator Visafone, which has 3 million subscribers.

The Zenith bank has branches in more than 30 states of the federation with an estimated staff of 153,000 including contract workers. This is an assertion of how productive the Nigerian has been, the impacts he has made and employment opportunities being created in the Federation.

He is currently the ninth richest man in Nigeria and sits 37th in Africa.

5. Odunlade Adekola

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Odunlade is a Nigerian actor, singer, film-maker, producer and director, born and raised in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He is an important personality in the Entertainment Industry. He started his journey to the peak when he won the Best Actor Award in 2014.He also won City PeopleEntertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (2009), City People EntertainmentAwards Best Actor of the Year (2011), City People Entertainment Awards BestActor of the Year (2014), City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of theYear (2015), African Magic Movie Award for Best Actor, African Magic MovieAward for Best Existing Actor in the movie, Pepeye Meje, let us also remind youthat he recently won AMVCA 2018 Award as the best comic actor of the year in amovie. A million baby, a movie which has got over 10 nominations within andoutside Nigeria just because of the award winning actor, Odunlade’s delivery inthat movie. Ever since then, he has been so consistent and hardworking.

Odunlade is the President andCEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Productions where he teaches, trains and builds aspiring stars, upcoming actors and actresses. It is believed that majority of the young and newly discovered talents in Nollywood are a product of Odunlade. Some of the trained actors who came to Limelight through him includes

Tunde Owokoniran, Eniola Ajao, Bukola Adeeyo, Ibrahim Oladapo, Tunde Komolafe

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