Author Archives: Tope Adubi

  • Tony Elumelu Foundation Shortlists 5,240 African Entrepreneurs from over 81,000 Applicants for the First Stage of the TEF-UNDP Entrepreneurship Programme

      UBA Foundation to Host Business Pitching Competition in November to Select Final 2,100 Beneficiaries   Signing the TEF-UNDP Entrepreneurship Programme in Niger—Tony Elumelu, Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation and Ahunna Eziakonwa, UNDP Regional Director for Africa   Kicking off the partnership between the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to …

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  • TEFxUNDP announcement

    Meet the TEF-UNDP Shortlisted Applicants for Entrepreneurship Training

    Click here to see the full list of shortlisted applicants   FAQs 1.            How many applications were received in the TEF-UNDP Entrepreneurship Programme? Over 81,000 applications were received.  2.            When will the shortlisted applicants for the business training be announced? From over 81,000 applicants, the shortlisted applicants for the business training will be announced on October 8, …

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  • Serah Kassim, Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur

    Serah Kassim, the Fashionpreneur

    Meet Serah Kassim, the Nigerian Fashionpreneur At the very beginning: My love for fashion was born out of necessity, the need to “slay” on Social Night! As a teenager in boarding school, the Saturday Social Night gatherings were one of the few highlights of my week, I could take time off my studies to have …

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  • Chioma Ogbudimkpa, Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur

    This Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur is Creating a Niche in the Fashion Industry

    Little Lady Seamstress My mum had a fashion house back in the 90s and as a young girl, I was fascinated by the fabrics – the different colors and textures and the embellishments – the feathers and sparkly stones that she worked with so I invited myself into her workshop as a mini-apprentice, piecing together …

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  • Major world economies are becoming increasingly isolationist. Except those in Africa.

    Major World Economies are Becoming Increasingly Isolationist. Except Those in Africa.

    First published on Washington Post by Fareed Zakaria Fareed Zakaria shares with The Washington Post his views on Africa’s rising prominence and the role the private sector as well as organisations, such as the Tony Elumelu Foundation, play in driving this growth. The best word to describe the mood of the global economy these days …

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  • Elumelu Challenges Japan – “Partner with us in Empowering African Entrepreneurs”

    Elumelu Challenges Japan – “Partner With us in Empowering African Entrepreneurs”

      Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator Praises Tony Elumelu’s Private-Sector Led Approach to African Development President of South Africa, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa: “If you want really good returns, as Tony Elumelu said, come to Africa” Elumelu Champions Job Creation in Africa at Breakfast Meeting with President of Rwanda and UNICEF Executive Director Tokyo, Japan, August 29, …

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  • Elumelu Challenges Japan – “Partner with us in Empowering African Entrepreneurs”

    Founder’s Session at the TICAD 7 Plenary 3 Public-Private Business Dialogue

    Founder’s Remarks: Founder’s Session at the TICAD 7 Plenary 3 Public-Private Business Dialogue (August 29, 2019)   Good morning all; Our Host, H.E., the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe African Heads of States and leaders of the Africa Union; Mr. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Chair of AU, President of Arab Republic of Egypt; Mr. Muhammadu …

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  • Transcript: Tony Elumelu’s Keynote Speech at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development

    Transcript: Tony Elumelu’s Opening Remarks at the JETRO Japan Africa Business Forum

    Founder, Tony O. Elumelu’s Opening Remarks at the JETRO Japan Africa Business Forum in Yokohama, Japan August 29, 2019   Good afternoon all, First, I must thank Chairman Nobuhiko Sasaki of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) for organising this important event, and I specially commend his team for all the effort put into a …

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  • Meet Ayobami Adedokun, the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur Solving Energy Poverty Through Solar Inverters

    Ayobami Adedokun is Solving Energy Poverty Through Solar Inverters

    Meet Ayobami Adedokun, the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur Solving Energy Poverty Through Solar Inverters How it Started Globally, there is a call for renewable and sustainable energy sources to reduce the irreparable harm done to our environment by the use of fossil fuel and the need to create an alternate source for when fossil fuel runs …

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  • Tony Elumelu prononcera un discours luminaire à la TICAD au Japon

    Tony Elumelu prononcera un discours luminaire à la TICAD au Japon

    Tony O. Elumelu, Promoteur de la Fondation Tony Elumelu et Président de United Bank for Africa (UBA), prendra la parole lors de la septième Conférence internationale de Tokyo sur le développement de l’Afrique (TICAD), qui se tiendra à Yokohama, au Japon, du 28 au 30 août 2019. En tant que le premier champion de l’entrepreneuriat …

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