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.

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

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