While growing up in Bangui, the capital of war-torn Central African Republic, Gabino Guerengomba and his family would strive to fully utilize the electricity when it came on for just four hours every day across the entire town. The rationing was because Enerca, short for Energie Centrafricaine, the national energy utility company had to be creative seeing as he electricity […]

Dr Etiobhio Samuel is a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur, a medical doctor and a fine artist entrepreneur who found his passion for drawing on a sick bed in his second year in University. Right after the 12 weeks’ training from the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, Dr. Samuel received a call from the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the […]

Have you ever had the need to get rid of trash in your car but couldn’t find any trash bag in sight? Most of us have. Today, we will like you to meet our entrepreneur, Matthew Agoro, CEO of Transafty. He has created the right product to solve this problem.   TEF: How did you get your idea or concept for […]

This Tony Elumelu entrepreneur has walked through hell and high-water. From being unemployed to being a janitor earning N10,000, to owning of a mobile kitchen and now an employer of 36 staff. Meet the TEF Entrepreneur who catered to over 1,000  people at the TEF Forum 2016 TEF: How did you get your idea or concept for the business? What […]

Adeyinka Adeyemi is the CEO of Happy Coffee and was selected as a Tony Elumelu entrepreneur in 2015. Listen to her share why she left Chicago and came to Nigeria to run her coffee business  

2016 TEF Entrepreneur, Babajide Ipaye took some time out to figure out what the Founder Tony O. Elumelu would like and took a bold step to design a customised product for him. We caught up this enthusiastic entrepreneur and found out more about him TEF: How did you get your idea or concept for Keexs? Babajide Ipaye: Keexs started out […]

On this week’s episode of Winning Wednesday, we have our entrepreneur, Muhire Louis-Antoine from Rwanda. Muhire is the CEO of Mergims, a company that enables Rwandans in diaspora to prepay relatives’ basic needs in Rwanda, via mobile apps and a website. Our entrepreneur received his seed capital and in a year, he is now in the largest FinTech accelerator program in Switzerland. […]

In Zambia, 21-year-old entrepreneur Njavwa Mutambo co-founded a logistics startup with the help of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and incubator BongoHive I kind of have a unique history, I like to believe. I was born on Friday the 13th. My father passed away when I was three and my mum when I was seven, so my whole life I have lived knowing that I am here […]

Our entrepreneur this week could not imagine herself doing anything outside her passion for Fashion. So, she thought about the best ways to generate an income from her passion. She heard about the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship programme and in her words, “it brought her business to life.” This week on Winning Wednesday, we have Byenda from Zambia and she’s […]

The Toronto Star called it ‘an obsessive idea’. And the mayor of the city of Toronto at the time – David Miller – endorsed it, tweeting a video of him training. Why was Fadesola Adedayo, a 25-year old Canada-trained civil engineer coming to Nigeria to complete the extraordinary feat of running 17 marathons in 17 days covering 11 states and […]