It’s that time of the year again when I review the outgoing/outgone year and pick out the ten most influential people in my life for the year. The list came out late because I had a hard time picking the final ten – yep.

This Year

I’ve got a 50/50 list here – Anosi, Badmos, Chude, Cheta and Tobi are here again but everyone else is new on this list.

This year, it was difficult reducing this list to just 10 people because I felt really blessed by quite a few people. I want to thank all of you for all you mean to me, I sincerely appreciate it, more than you know.

This year was better for me, on a very personal level than last year and I have most of you to thank for that. From the scoldings to the encouragements, the push to do more and be a better person, all of you played your part and I am grateful.

To all these people who are not part of the official List of Ten but also played a part (honourable mentions) – Lucia E, Mrs B. Oyalowo, Ebun O, Tunmise O, Tomiwa T, Daphne A, Aphoe L, Titilope A, Olamide E, John E, Ore A, Eva OJ, Femi O, Sandra O, Emeka E, Emmanuel C, and Uju O.

Below is this year’s list, and in alphabetic order:

  • Ajayi, Rosemary
  • Alaran, Oluwaseun
  • Ashan, Deborah
  • Ayodeji, Oluwagbemisola
  • Badmos, Shuaib
  • Efemuaye, Enajite
  • Imhoitsike, Anosime
  • Jideonwo, Chude
  • Nwanze, Cheta
  • Soyombo, Oluwatobi