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Success Stories

Lino Munionio: Thriving In The Face Of Adversity

Little Beginnings Influenced by the living conditions of the people in his immediate environment, Lino Munionio has always longed to improve the lives of the citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Growing up in a town called Kalemie and being the youngest of four children, he got involved in numerous activities which included writing […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Nuya’s Essence: Tanzanian Beauty Queen Finds Her Business Groove With Natural Skincare Products

Hellen Dausen wanted to be a professional model and she was serious about it. After graduating with a BSc. in International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship from the United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, she participated in the 2010 Miss Universe Tanzania beauty pageant and won. As the winner, she received a scholarship to study performing […]

TEF Alumni Gets Selected for the Obama Foundation Africa Leaders Program 2018

Over the course of the last year, President Obama has met with emerging leaders from nearly every corner of the globe to hear from young civic leaders and better understand how the Obama Foundation can support their work. From Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, India, Singapore and New Zealand — He has heard first-hand what resources and […]

Nathaniel Okwoli’s Booklify is Encouraging a Better Reading Culture

It has often been said that many Nigerians don’t read. While some have attributed the country’s low reading culture to a lack of interest, others, like Nathaniel Okwoli, believe it has more to do with a lack of access. In Nigeria, there are only 316 libraries for a population of almost 200 million, making access […]

Ifedayo Durosinmi-Etti Pays Her Knowledge Forward with the Launch of her new Book

It was a pleasure to support Ifedayo Durosinmi-Etti, in Lagos last Thursday, July 26th at the launch of her book “Accessing Grants for Startups”, which serves as a roadmap to funding opportunities for African entrepreneurs. Having benefited tremendously from her participation in various business development opportunities, Ifedayo has attempted to pay some of her knowledge […]

TEF Alumni Wins Silver Medal & £10,000 Cash Prize From the UK Royal Academy

The UK Royal Academy Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, is an internationally coveted award that seeks to identify talented sub-Saharan African engineers from across disciplines who are applying their skillset to developing novel solutions to critical challenges within their communities. This year, Ifediora Ugochukwu, an Alumni of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, received a silver medal […]