Emmanuel Agida is a vibrant young Nigerian Entrepreneur, Youth Leader, an Outstanding Public Speaker, a writer & Philanthropist.
Emmanuel Agida was born into the family of Mr Pius Agida(late) and Mrs Eunice Agida on the 12th of August 2003 into a one room apartment in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.
He hails from Benue State but was bred in Lagos where he had both his primary and secondary School Education. As an outstanding student he was placed on scholarship all through his secondary School.
At age 13 he authored two bestseller books:’ ‘Pathway to Heavenly Places’ and ‘Success Compendium’. He has over 10 publications in media form to his credit at the moment.
He began his political career as the Special Assistant on Media to the Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs Osun State in May 2021, becoming Nigeria's youngest political appointee at the age of 17.
Before his political appointment, Emmanuel Agida served as the media manager to the Director of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, Coca-Cola Nigeria.
On April 18th 2022, Emmanuel Agida was appointed an Ecowas Youth Ambassador by the Ecowas Youth Council, thereby becoming the youngest ambassador to be appointed in West Africa at age 18.
At age 15, Emmanuel Agida had already published his first two books titled “Success Compendium” and “Pathway to Heavenly Places”
Emmanuel Agida is committed to fighting hunger, building a sustainable society and driving communal change, he does this through the Emmanuel Agida Foundation where he distributes foods to widows and the less privileged in rural communities.
He is a recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his many strides and achievements in the area of Youth Development and Philanthropy.
In August 2019, Emmanuel was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Barrack Obama’s founded Young African Leaders Initiative in recognition for his Philanthropy and exceptional Leadership spirit.
He his also a recipient of the Nelson Mandela Leadership Award of Excellence and Integrity.
Other Awards and Certifications to his Credit are:
•Member, Charted Institute of Arbitrators
•The Deeper Life Student Outreach National award for Excellence.
•International Health Certification from Intelycare Nursing Institute, United State Of America.
•Impactifield Exceptional Youth Award 2020.
He currently undergoes a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Benin and a Certificate in Global Politics from the International Business Management Institute, Berlin, Germany.
Emmanuel Agida, Popularly known as ‘The Achiever’- is the Lead Director and host of virtual talk show- “Chat With The Achiever”. A program that has played host to high profile guests from the Entertainment and Media Industry, Business and Entrepreneurship, Politics and Governance amongst other industries.
Guests on the show in recent times have been: Bishop Feb Idahosa (President, Benson Idahosa University), Nigeria’s foremost entertainer – Mark Angel, Commissioner for Health, Cross River State, DR. Betta Edu and other popular Celebrities as Victor Osuagwu, Koffi Tha Guru, Felix Ugo Omokhidion, Francis Duru, Paul Play Dairo, Nomcebo Zikode among other awesome personalities in the country and abroad.
In his zeal for capacity building and leadership mentorship, he launched the Achievers Hub Africa in 2020, -an organization which he envisions would see to the birthing and building of the next generation of Young African Leaders, with a focus on raising world class leadership laurates who would influence and change the world by what they know and how they do things.
Being an active member and an executive of the Young African Leaders Initiative Network (YALI) founded by Former President Barrack Obama, (whom during inception was the youngest member of the network at age 14), it is no surprise that Emmanuel is giving back to the society with his many years of diligent study and learning the ropes has taught him
In March 2021, Emmanuel Agida through his organization, The Achievers Hub Africa held a virtual summit that hosted 15 international and local speakers across 3 countries of the Globe with over 1000 audience stream at the end of the summit. The summit was graced with the presence of such high profile personalities as Amaka Onyemelukwe - the Director, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, Coca-Cola Nigeria; Nigeria’s foremost Billionaire, Dr. Stephen Akintayo, Shola Animashaun - official photographer of the Headies Award, Hon. Olubukola Olaboopo - Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Osun State, among other reputable personalities of international repute.
His Oratory and interactory skills (which has been in full glare), where noticed and this endeared him to the heart of the Osun State Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs – Mrs Olubukola Olaboopo, who was also a guest at the event; bringing him the juicy offer of the Special Assitant, Media, Public Relations and Visual Communications to this amiable personality, making him the youngest political appointee in the History of Nigeria at the age of 17.
In December 2019, at a convention organized by the World’s Largest Entrepreneurship Network, Africa’s Young Entreprenuer, at age 15 Emmanuel was privileged to work closely with the Executive Governor Of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu and Nigeria's Minister for Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare as a Media Aide of the organization to both Personalities.
On January 18th 2020, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Christian Ministry, Pastor W.F Kumuyi requested to meet Emmanuel Agida and 3 other youth delegate after they participated and emerged winners at the Deeper Life Student Outreach National Talent Exhibit where he was privileged to present his authored books to the G.S and was described as an excellent youth by the G.S.
On May 24th 2021, Emmanuel was inducted as a principal member of the media and information board, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Affairs, Osun State where he diligently served as a media adviser to the board that chaired the media coverage of major event in the state including the international children’s day 2021 that had the executive governor, his deputy and other executives of the state in attendance.
Emmanuel Agida is a recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his strides and achievement in the area of youth development, human capacity development and charity.
In August 2019, Emmanuel was awarded a certificate of excellence by Barrack Obama’s founded Young African Leaders Initiative in recognition of his Philantrophy and charity works in Emmanuel Agida Foundation. He has five different award certification in different categories as the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) African Change Maker. Other awards and Certifications to his Credits are: Impactifield Exceptional Youth Award for 2020, Deeper Life Students Outreach National award for excellence, International Health Certification from Intelycare Nursing Institute, United State Of America amongst others.
Emmanuel Agida's central message is "rising beyond limit". He lost his dad at age 3 and yet stood strong in times of difficulties.
His thrive to succeed despite challenges and odds have brought him to stardom as he his still in the business of achieving success
If given an opportunity to advice young people, he tells them to put God in everything they do and pursue their dreams.