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Inspiring a New Generation of Farmers in Somalia, Jama of Hadi Farms Shares His Story.

Majority of the people of Somalia are pastoral nomads. Camels (the traditional currency of prestige and wealth), sheep, goats and some cattle are raised in large numbers across the plains and range lands of Somaliland provide both daily subsistence and the economic backbone of the country. With an estimated 60 per cent of the population […]

TEF Prize Winner Francis Ayomoh is Leading an Agenda for Universal Health Coverage for All

Building the next generation of Africa’s leaders is both an organisational mission for the Foundation and a personal conviction of Founder, Tony Elumelu. One way we have been able to fulfil this ambition is through mentoring and the promotion of academic excellence and entrepreneurship, via the Tony and Awele Elumelu Prize. The Elumelu Prize was […]

Chris Kwekowe is Tackling Unemployment and Talent Management with Slatecube

Chris Kwekowe is not your regular 24 year old! At 19, this Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur alongside his brother founded Microbold, a company focusedon providing  business solutions for SMEs and large scale enterprises, offering an extensively innovative approach towards providing technology solutions for business, education, family and even technology enthusiast. However, Microbold is not what rings […]

Ifedayo Durosinmi-Etti is Shaping her world through Parliamo Bambini

This week in Davos, Switzerland, the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting gathered global leaders and players to discuss and develop a shared narrative to improve the state of the world.  Beyond the annual summit by WEF, the WEF also seeks to replicate change through hubs across the world via the Global Shapers Community, a […]

Scaling Impact: TEF and ICRC Partner to Empower More Entrepreneurs

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) signed a memorandum of understanding to empower 200 entrepreneurs from Nigeria’s North East and Niger Delta regions. This partnership aims to holistically address, through innovative interventions, the economic plight of communities affected by armed conflict or violence and further help us […]

Philippe is Creating Impact Beyond Adversary through SPJ

Factional fighting between the government and its opponents remains a drag on economic revitalization in countries across the world, Central African Republic is not left behind in this as crisis across the country has been longterm and characterised by sporadic surges of violence against a backdrop of state disintegration, a survival economy and deep inter-ethnic […]

‘’Africapitalism begins with you!’’ – Riziki Jailos Messa

With conviction in the philosophy of ‘’Africapitalism’’ and the believe of founder, Tony O. Elumelu that “no one but African can develop them Africa”, Tanzanian entrepreneur and CEO of Jagrin,  Riziki Jailos Messa has offered free finance consultancy services to the TEF 2017 entrepreneurs. Riziki writes on his decision to help: Apart from being an […]

Maureen Ideozu is on a Path to Improving Export Policy

Government policies have a tremendous effect on a country’s ability to be competitive, yet not many governments in developing nations have the necessary resources to develop investment-friendly policies that will trigger economic growth. This can be one of the biggest barriers to the sustainable growth of a high-quality private sector. Recognizing this reality, The Tony […]

On Track to Impact 1 million Agropreneurs – Meet Ayodeji Balogun of AFEX

With an early start to trading, Ayodeji Balogun started learning trade and business operations as a teenager through his family business. At thirteen he consummated his first business venture, a transaction which at today’s value is worth $4,000 and managing his family owned commodities trading business with turnover in excess of USD15 million, he further […]

Oluseun Onigbinde: Driving Public Service Accountability Through BudgIT

Iwoye-Ilogbo, a small village, approximately 60km from the Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, desperately needed help. 429 children in Iwoye-Ilogbo in sweltering heat huddle in two classrooms to take their daily lessons. Afraid of vandals and thieves in an insecure environment, they mount their furniture on their heads in the morning from the homes and also […]