• Chinedu Emenalo

    After several years in the banking sector, it was easier for Nigerian-born Chinedu Emenalo to identify the challenges around financial service faced by customers. With this, Chinedu and his colleague – who would become his co-founder – decided to launch a startup. Kobopay, to offer a more seamless platform for affordable financial services at a …

    More  →
  • Taiwo Awusinu

    Taiwo Awusinu

    A graduate from Lagos State University, Taiwo Sagbo Awusinu is an entrepreneur whose passion for entrepreneurship has enabled him to run a pig production and pork processing industry and Agro consultant film. His deep interest in agriculture and its value chains was inspired by his family’s affiliation with the sector. At the Tony Elumelu Foundation …

    More  →
  • timothy williams

    Timothy Williams

    From the first day he came across the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme application in February 2019, Nigerian Timothy Williams, a teacher, agri-business enthusiast, business plan writer and Agric-business consultant, knew it was the right fit for his vision. He read everything about the foundation and the programme; the criteria and requirements for application and …

    More  →
  • Olayinka Bello

    Olayinka Bello

    Olayinka Bello’s entrepreneurial mission was to change the mindset and impression of Nigerians towards Nigerian-made products by using chemistry as a yardstick. His dream of having a footwear brand first occurred at his primary school graduation, when his father bought him a pair of oversized moccasin shoes. As a result of this, he wore the …

    More  →
  • silhouette headshot women

    Risikat Temidayo

    On the completion of her undergraduate studies, Risikat Temidayo realized that there was no white-collar job that interested her and as a result, ventured into the business of producing soaps and cosmetics. Her business, Composite Ventures 66 Nig ENT, is a passion project she was able to refine through the Tony Elumelu Foundation Programme in …

    More  →
  • Mark Danbaba Jacob

    Mark Danbaba Jacob is an entrepreneur in printing and embroidery services. Having faced the challenges of lack of specific equipment, Mark applied for the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme in other to buy an embroidery machine to meet the demand of our customers. Currently, Mark’s company M.J Danbaba Global Links Limited is expanding operations to a second …

    More  →
  • Chimezie Nicholas Chukwunta

    Chimezie Nicholas Chukwunta is the founder of 4Figure, a company working on the prototype of the first cross-cultural communications-and-learning app in Nigeria. He has been able to catalogue about 30 basic phrases from 10 Nigerian languages including but not limited to Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba. They are also cataloguing more than 30 Nigerian delicacies and trivia questions …

    More  →
  • Uchenna Agbo

    In 2019, Uchenna Agbo got admitted into the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme with Nollywood Insider, a business idea he decided to explore as an offshoot of his main company Okike Media. After going through the Programme, Uchenna pivoted into an application that provides a digital village where creatives can meet with hiring companies and get hired …

    More  →
  • Shadrach Akpan

    Shadrach Akpan is the founder of Wheatstone Gates, a company devoted to providing clean and affordable solar energy solutions to Households and Companies across Nigeria. The company says they were able to generate a revenue of N4,300,000 between Jan 2020 – June 2020, with N3,900,000 generated as revenue within May 2020 and June 2020, a …

    More  →
  • Harun Abubakar Ibrahim

    Harun Abubakar Ibrahim is the founder of Haigha Tech, a company that provides a one-stop automated solution for trade and industry. The company caters to various sizes and fields of organizations with different products and services to meet their preferred requirements. Haigha Tech began its business operation as a hardware and software solutions providing company …

    More  →


We have made changes to our Privacy Policy to better protect your personal data! Please review and understand our updated Privacy Policy

I agree to the updated Privacy Policy. I understand that the use of my personal data by the Tony Elumelu Foundation will be in accordance with the updated Privacy Policy.