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Nasir is tackling security challenges through technology

After personally witnessing mayhem and pandemonium during crisis like ‘Bamuso’ in 1988, various forms of ‘Shi’ites’ clashes between 1990-2005, ‘Sunni-Shi’a’ clashes as a result of killing very young and famous cleric called ‘Dan’maishiya’ and many other battles between ‘Area Boys’ gangs that results in loss of lives and properties, Nasir Abubakar Daniya became so fearful […]

A Healthy Living is not Always a Smooth Ride but Smoothie Express has Changed This

In 2014, Omowunmi Akande’s partner and Co-Founder Smoothie Express Tracy had been trying to get on a smoothie detox with a goal of losing weight at the time but It was difficult keeping up with her detox as she had to wake up early to prepare her smoothies before leaving for work. Tracy struggled with […]

TEF 2015 Entrepreneur Lawan is Solving the Need for a Healthy Poultry Product

In 2013 Lawan Usman Ali was to celebrate his son’s birthday but and he faced with a NEED and then, a CHALLENGE. The need to find healthy and neatly processed poultry meat. The challenge? There were not many outlets where he could purchase this. This made him go through the process of buying live chickens […]

TEF Made Me Dream Africa – Frank Mugarura, TEF Hub Lead Rwanda.

March 22nd 2016, Selection announcement was a memorable days for Frank Mugarura on his journey as a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur but that cannot be compared to the excitement of been bestowed the mantle of leadership as Rwanda Hub Lead of Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur. Frank’s passion for entrepreneurship started early from his University days he says […]

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 Exportunity.net 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 […]