• 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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  • Daniel Oulai: The Future of Agro-Economics

    It is often said that change begins with one person who has an idea and Daniel Oulai is a glaring example. Hailing from a small village in Côte D’Ivoire, Oulai saw a need in his immediate environment and even without proper funding or resources, decided to rise to the occasion. He spoke to the Tony …

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  • Abdullateef Olaosebikan: A Tale of Boldness and Ingenuity

    Inspired by inconsistencies in the prices of tomatoes in Kaduna State, Nigeria, this entrepreneur was motivated to venture into the tomato processing business in 2015. Today, Abdullateef Olaosebikan is a successful agricultural entrepreneur with numerous awards and achievements to his name. Here is an account of his entrepreneurial journey and the birth of his business …

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  • Valerio O. Thompson Boco: The African Educationist

    Valerio O. Thompson Boco has nurtured a burning desire to impart knowledge in the next generation for many years. From his humble beginnings in Equatorial Guinea where he trained teenagers in his neighbourhood on the weekends for free, he has gone on to establish his own educational startup social enterprise known as CPEVS Training Institute. …

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  • How Afrimash is Leveraging Technology to Help Nigerian Farmers Find Quality Goods

    Each year over 300,000 youth graduate from Nigerian Youth Corps (NYSC), a mandatory service established by the government, and enter into the job market with high hopes of landing their dream job. For many graduates, this dream rarely includes aspirations of working on a farm. However, for Dr. Ayoade Oyedotun, Nigeria’s booming agriculture sector was …

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