TEF Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 Travel Fellowship Application

The TEF Travel Fellowships provides financial support to journalists and photojournalists affiliated with African national or global media houses to attend the 2017 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum holding October 13-15, 2017. The TEF Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 will be the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs and other ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent. It will […]

First Female Head of UN Economic Commission for Africa: Vera Songwe

Originally posted here Announced in April by UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, Dr. Vera Songwe has become the first woman ever to head the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, UNECA is one of the UN’s five regional commissions, and was established in 1958 to encourage economic cooperation among […]

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 […]

Eric Sebasore is Driving Mentorship for Impact

The result of a 2004 informal research on why people go to University showed that people go to the University and other institution of knowledge to get tools that will help them find solutions of different problems that our society meet. Further to his findings in the research, Eric would discover that youth had a […]

Meet Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme Mentor, Iselle Akwoue

Iselle Akwoue took the leap into the unknown platform of being an entrepreneur when the oil crisis hit her country – Gabon. At that time most private companies had reduced their spend, and there was a major challenge of organisations been focused on daily management that they failed to see what you could be done […]

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: The Art of Negotiating

First published on Entrepreneur “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need” -You Can’t Always Get What You Want,  Mick Jagger & Keith Richards As I sat down to write this I tried to think of an appropriate quote on winning. I like to […]

Keturah Ovio Is Helping Nigerians Access High Quality Locally Made Products

First published on Konbini For all the noise about “buy Naija”, it’s important to note that good quality, made-in-Nigeria products are not that easy to find. Thankfully, Keturah Ovio is doing her best to change that. Keturah, a trained software engineer, is the founder and and CEO of Qeturah, an online marketplace that helps people find […]

Save the Date: The TEF Forum 2017

The TEF Entrepreneurship Forum is the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs and the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem from across the continent and world-wide. Last year’s event was a showcase of the innovation and potential that exists in Africa and this year’s event promises to feature some of Africa’s brightest entrepreneurial minds on and offstage. The Forum is held over two days […]