Success Stories

Olivia Onyemaobi’s Reusable Sanitary Pads is Keeping Young Girls in School

With a series of cruel, incredible and sour experiences over 9 years of childhood, Olivia raised a campaign against child sexual abuse in July, 2015, educating and rehabilitate children, especially the ones suffering from sexual trauma in Nigeria. Teaming up with volunteers, Olivia addressed, counseled and rehabilitated over 1500 girls in October, 2015. During which it […]

Victor Nkindi is Using the Power of the Media to Drive Civic Education in Rwanda

In 2008, following the deadline set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU),  Rwanda initiated a national digital migration, this move by his home country helped stir up the desire for 2015 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur, Victor Nkindi to start his digital media platform – Hooza. Victor Nkindi is a media professional and Senior Consultant at Hooza, […]

My9Lives is Changing the Art of Recruitment in Africa

For any company, large or small, one of the most difficult aspects of operations is the recruitment of the right employees. Identifying qualities that fit with your company’s culture will ultimately help you make the best hiring decisions to move your company forward, recognising this challenge, Ishara set up My9Lives to bridge the gap between […]

Inspired by Nature, Fuelled by Passion

Leaving her job with a Fortune 100 power company was not an easy decision to make but a necessary one to pursue her passion of exploring the Agro-beauty sector. Joycee Awosika is the MD/CEO of ORÍKÌ (a luxury skincare brand that fuses natural ingredients & scientific research to create extraordinary personal care products) and a 2015 […]

One Marketplace for Africa through Exportunity, the dream of Vital Sounouvou

Imagine an exclusive virtual market that organizes and manages B2C and B2B trade in Africa; A platform that allows producers to sell their production upstream, a platform where the biggest buyers in the world can place their orders with an African-stop shop. This platform exists today; it is and 2015 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur, Vital […]

Embarking on a Healthier Journey? This Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur Has Answers

“I realised I kind of lost myself in the process of marriage, having children and responsibilities” says Bunmi Fajuyigbe, founder of MyFigure8, the multichannel digital platform that is disrupting the wellness industry in Africa. More concerned with creating a platform that allowed women to take control of their health issues in a holistic manner, rather […]

Looking Good Never Got so Easy

The saying goes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in the mind of 2015 TEF Entrepreneur Tshepo Ngaleka beauty is also extremely good business. Her business Picadoo is an online one-stop-shop that promises customers they need never have a bad hair day again. Simply log on to give details of […]

From Passion to Impact: Here’s how Nnelie is building Med Tecma Group

As a child Nneile Nkholise spent weekends with her mother, trying to make wooden chairs, or build things using waste materials and she went on further to junior school in a school that included entrepreneurship in its curriculum. Nnelie’s says her love for entrepreneurship and business grew during her junior school years as she could […]

Meet the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs Selected for Mandela Washington Fellowship (YALI) 2017

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.  Former President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Sub-Saharan Africa.In line with our vision to create 10,000 […]

Meet the Selected 1,000 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs for 2017

Over 93,000 African Entrepreneurs applied from 55 African countries, more than doubling the number of applications received in 2017. Today, we announce the selected 1,000 Tony Elumelu entrepreneurs for 2017. See the full list here