• March 1 Deadline Looms: African Entrepreneurs to Apply for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme

    The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, has announced its last call for applications into its prestigious 2019 Entrepreneurship Programme. The application portal launched on the 1st of January 2019 to close on the 1st of March, 2019.   Selected beneficiaries will join 4,470 current alumni and …

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  • Tony Elumelu Foundation Takes TEFConnect to Intra-African Trade Fair in Egypt

    Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s leading philanthropy empowering African entrepreneurs, was represented by a delegation at Afrexim Bank’s Intra Africa Trade Fair in Cairo, Egypt where TEFConnect – the largest digital networking platform connecting African entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, was unveiled to the public. Speaking on the panel “Making Intra-African Trade work for business – Views from …

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  • Tony Elumelu Foundation Appoints Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu as Chief Executive Officer

    …Elevates the Retiring CEO Parminder Vir to the Advisory Board of the Foundation  Left to Right: outgoing CEO, Parminder Vir; Incoming CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu   LAGOS – December 13, 2018: The Board of Trustees of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s leading philanthropic organisation empowering African entrepreneurs, announced the appointment of Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu as Chief Executive …

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  • Applications for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2019 Open 1st January on TEFConnect

      The Tony Elumelu Foundation will open the 5thEntrepreneurship Programme application cycle on Jan 1st , 2019 Applications will be hosted on the largest digital networking platform for African entrepreneurs, TEFConnect – tefconnect.com   On the 1st of January 2019, at 12am, WAT, the Tony Elumelu Foundation will begin accepting applications for the fifth cycle …

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  • Carine Bokovo: Living Healthy Through Assiba Fée

    Living in Benin Republic, Carine Bokovo was always worried about the nutritional diet of her the people in her immediate community. On approaching adulthood, after seeing firsthand what a deficiency in vitamins can do to the human body, she decided to take it upon herself to tackle this problem both for her family and her …

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  • Mahassin Quadri: The Brilliant Mind Behind CashMadam

    At the recently concluded Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) forum, a pitching competition was held which gave entrepreneurs around the African continent to pitch their businesses to an expert panel of judges. The founder and CEO of CashMadam, Mahassin Quadri, emerged the winner of this competition. She met with the Tony Elumelu Foundation team to speak …

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  • Prudence Okoilu: A Tech Genius on The Rise

    Turning passion into productivity is often easier said than done. However, in the life of Prudence Okoilu, the above statement has become a reality. Starting out by building websites from his hostel room in the University of Lagos, Nigeria, he has gone ahead to create multiple online platforms over the years. He shared his business …

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  • Abednego Jeremiah: Revolutionising Agriculture Through the Seldavine Tree Tracker

    Growing up in Kogi State, Nigeria, with parents who were both entrepreneurs, Abednego Jeremiah was exposed to the idea of business at a very young age. These experiences eventually led him into the Agricultural sector where he has established his business Kezzabed Farms Nigeria Limited. Recently, Jeremiah launched a new product called the Seldavine Tree …

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  • Jerome Ogu: Against All Odds!

    As a product of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Jerome Ogu (2015, Agriculture) was equipped with the tools he needed to take his catfish farming business to new horizons. Based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, jhonyx klassic Sec. limited contributes to the African agricultural sector by catfish breeding, smoke processing and dry processing of catfish for …

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  • Ebere Onyinyechi Ogbonna: Carrying on the Grain Legacy

    The Learning Process Growing up, Ebere Onyinyechi Ogbonna watched her mother invest her time and resources into the grain storage business and succeed. Given her early introduction to the business, it is no surprise that she decided to forge a path for herself in the same industry. In her own time, she took things a …

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