John Boyega, Mo Abudu, Anthony Joshua, among 27 UK’s most powerful people

27 people of Nigerian ancestry are among the most influential and powerful black people in Britain.

According to the UK’s annual Black Powerlist which honours outstanding men and women in various sectors from African and African-Caribbean heritage in Britain, the awardees are black people who are changing lives and making a difference in their environment

The award ceremony, which is in its 12th year, has the likes of Media executive Mo Abudu, actor John Boyega and boxing champion Anthony Joshua

Others of Nigerian descent who made 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.

The rest of the honoraries are as follows:

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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