Citizen Josephine Ugwu Is Y!/Ynaija.Com Person Of The Year 2015… Beats Goodluck Jonathan, Bola Tinubu, Attahiru Jega, Bishop David Oyedepo, Others To Take The Prize

By Red Media Africa
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The editors of Y! – TV and Online – today announced the Y!/ Person of the Year 2015 – and it’s Josephine Ugwu, the 36-year-old airport cleaner who returned N12m cash to its rightful owner.

The Y!/ Person of the Year is in its fifth year and is awarded this year to the individual who has most visibly influenced the Nigerian society for good in the past year, breaking new boundaries or consolidating on gains – and driving the advancement of the public, especially young people.

For the first edition in 2011 there was no winner. The 2012 winner was entrepreneur and Africa’s richest man, AlikoDangote. The 2013 winner was tech industry trailblazer, Jason Njoku and the 2014 winner was Obiageli Ezekwesili for championing active citizenship and entrenching the idea of the ‘Office of the Citizen’.

Nominees for the Y!/ Person of the Year 2015 were former President Goodluck Jonathan, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Attahiru Jega, Ibukun Awosika, Bunmi Akinyemiju and Kunmi Demuren, Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, Simdul Shagaya, and Bishop David Oyedepo.

There is no award ceremony for the Y!/ Person of the Year 2015.

READ the editorial making the announcement here:

About Y!/
Y!/ is a network of premium media brands – Y! TV, Y! Magazine,, Teen Y!,, Y! 2015, – committed to an evolving generation of Africans. Established in 2011, with a vision to provoke thought, inspire action and stimulate growth; it has become the leading media platform for young Africans with reach across West, East and Southern Africa, influencing policy, opinion and leading on issues across sectors with a focus on governance, culture and technology.

About Red Communication
Red Communication is a PR & Communication firm under the parent company, RED. An innovative media group focused on Africa, RED's vision is to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media's limitless possibilities. Built across tools and platforms, its Communication Division holds Red Communication, Red Marketing and Small & Medium, and YouthConnect; and its Content Division holds the Y! brands, including Y! TV, Y! Magazine,, Teen Y!, Y! 2015, the Y! Tech 100 and the Y! Annual Black Ball/Y! 100 Most Influential List. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project Africa, which co-presents Africa's leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and other projects including the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders and The Future Enterprise Support Scheme.