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What will your legacy be?


In 2035, Nigeria will be 75 years old – how will you shape your country's future? What will be your legacy?

Nigeria75 convenes a diverse group of leaders, aged 18-25, from across Nigeria to address the question: "What will the legacy of our generation be?” Because after all, you are the generation who will shape Nigeria when it reaches 75.

Nigeria75 is part of Legacy; a global campaign by Common Purpose, which invests in young people across the world so they can become a connected generation of leaders with a clear vision for what their legacy will be.

Would you want to connect with other amazing young leaders across Nigeria to make a difference in your country?

Do you want access to some of Nigeria’s senior leaders to have your say on some of Nigeria’s biggest challenges such as security, economic inequality, corruption and opportunities for young people?

Do you want to gain skills that will increase your employability and add to your resume?

If so, sign up for this free online program here!

Oluwaseyi Adeleke, Chicago200 Alumni

“Chicago200 has helped me understand what kind of leader I am, and the way I should think as I move through my leadership journey. Being able to discuss with young people around the city, I was inspired by goals, visions, and work many people have planned.”

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Why take part?

Nigeria75 is your opportunity to come together as a generation and think through what your generation’s legacy will be. As part of a highly diverse group of peers, you will tackle real social challenges facing Nigeria and develop Cultural Intelligence in the process – the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures.

What is the application process?

The application process for Nigeria75 involves answering one question which reflects your passion for leadership and your country. Please tell us why you should you be part of Nigeria75 highlighting the difference you believe you will make in your community.

What happens on Nigeria75?

You’ll join a group of 100 young people in Nigeria to tackle a pressing challenge your country’s faces. This year’s challenge is: How do we ensure that by 2035 Nigeria is a country where all young people are meaningfully included in the economy?

You’ll go out into communities/come together online to investigate issues, collaborate, hold difficult conversations and work up ideas. You’ll test, refine and either implement your ideas or present them to leaders in city/country.

Nigeria75 is intergenerational, giving you the opportunity to work with 20-30 established leaders from across country, who act as group advisors, speakers and immersion hosts. The established leaders benefit from seeing the world through your eyes - the next generation.


Daraju Foundation

Rooted deeply in our goal to serve, The Daraju Foundation has been created to expand the social responsibility of our parent company Daraju Industries Limited. Based on the ethos of our parent company to create a clean, proud and strong Nigeria, the foundation aims to propel communities forward by empowering its individuals.

Our purpose is to strengthen and add value to the communities that support Daraju. To achieve this, we have three key areas of focus; educating young minds, resourcing women and preserving the environment. Our first project, Building Walls Enriching Minds, focuses on renovating an all-girls derelict school building in Lagos State. Additionally, we are currently working on an initiative to help women distributors in the FMCG supply chain scale their businesses.


Programme dates: November 24–27 2020

Who can apply? Any Nigerian-national, resident in Nigeria aged between 18-25

How much does it cost? Nigeria75 is free