Nigerian tech executives, Odunayo Eweniyi and Damilola Odufuwa have been honored in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2020 “Bloomberg 50“, its annual list of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who have changed the global business landscape in measurable ways over the past year.
The Feminist Coalition co-founders were named alongside Singer Billie Eilish, Uruguay’s President Luis Lacalle Pou, Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, Former United Nations economist Abdalla Hamdok, American physician Anthony Fauci, among others.
The Bloomberg 50 highlights inspirational innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who are changing the game in quantifiable ways – from finance to fashion, entertainment to manufacturing, biotech, philanthropy and almost everything in between.
Eweniyi and Odunfuwa were lauded for their contribution to the #EndSARS movement, an anti-police brutality campaign through their organization, Feminist Coalition.
The tech entrepreneurs who are committed to championing equality in Nigeria began the “13-member group, which includes journalists, activists, lawyers, and creatives, and had thrown its support behind a long-running call to disband a national police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, with a history of abuse.
Even as the police unit was disbanded, the protests gained steam after government met demands with violent crackdowns which resulted in the coalition using social media to mobilize 600 lawyers to give legal aid to hundreds arrested.
The Bloomberg 50 honorees are celebrated in a special issue of Bloomberg Businessweek across all platforms showcasing leaders in business who merit recognition and applause for their achievements in the business scene.
I’m in this video. I’m so geeked out! https://t.co/wlljpYRT9I
— Tech Bro (@OdunEweniyi) December 3, 2020