Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the year 2013

JCI TOYP serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognizing these young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in this world. The honorees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. Their stories of discovery, determination and ingenuity inspire young people to be better leaders and create better societies.

Since 1983, JCI has honored nearly 300 individuals from 57 nations. Past recipients of national awards include such well-known personalities as John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Elvis Presley, Jackie Chan, Wayne Gretzky and many more, all named before the age of 40 and before they had achieved national prominence. Honorees selected in past years have represented the heights of progress in numerous human endeavors. Many have gone on to even greater achievements. All have continued to serve humanity in a great variety of ways.

Young men and women may be nominated in one of ten categories. The honorees will be selected by an international panel of distinguished judges. Up to ten honorees will be selected from all nominations received, regardless of category entered.

2013 Honorees

1 Funmilade Adeyemi Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishments
2 Ayodeji Adewumi Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishments
3 Obinna Ekezie Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishments
4 Kelvin Okafor Cultural Achievement
5 Segun Olaleye Cultural Achievement
6 Tolulope Sangosanya Moral and/or Environmental Leadership
7 Tina Okpara Contribution to Children, World Peace and/or Human Rights
8 Freeman Olamide Osonuga Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
9 Adeyemi Adesokan Scientific and/or Technological Development
10 Dr Ola Orekunrin Medical Innovation


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