• Adebimpe Oni

    Adebimpe Oni is the founder of D’Rose recycling, an eco-friendly company that upcycles solid waste like old tyres, bottles, plastics into recycled furniture suitable for homes, offices, playgrounds, studios, etc. Adebimpe Oni’s company seeks to address the challenge posed by the tons of plastics and tyres which end up in the ocean on a yearly basis …

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  • Bosun Tijani

    Bosun Tijani is a Nigerian entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Co-Creation Hub, a technology innovation centre that provides a cushy nest for Innovators and Creatives solving pressing social problems in Africa. In 2012, the Tony Elumelu Foundation provided CcHUB with a $100,000 investment to support the development of Bosun’s Hub. Since then, Bosun has …

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  • Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

    Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

    Bilikiss is the founder of Wecyclers, a for-profit social enterprise that collects recyclable rubbish from households in Lagos. Once the rubbish is sorted, her company sends SMS messages back to the household, informing them of how many points they have earned for trading in the rubbish. Her solution is a rewards-for-recycling model that incentivizes people …

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  • Oluseun Onigbinde

    Oluseun Onigbinde is a Nigerian entrepreneur and open data analyst popularly known as the co-founder and CEO of budgIT, a Nigerian civic startup. Oluseun Onigbinde is a fiscal transparency advocate and a firm believer in the power of Open Data. In 2012, he was awarded the Future Awards Prize for Science and Tech Innovation and …

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  • Dare Odumade

    Dare Odumade is the co-founder of Chekkit is a Nigerian-based startup that uses blockchain technology to help users verify the authenticity of products before consuming them. Since launching, Dare and his team have impacted/protected over 80,000 lives. This is measured from the number of consumer product authentications they have registered.

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  • Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze

    Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze is an entrepreneur-accountant with a zest to increase the sustainable growth rate in SME’s within Africa. She has over 11 years of experience on bookkeeping, finance and business consulting from several banking and finance organisations. A Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax practitioner, in 2015, she introduced a virtual and retail tech- accounting …

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  • Jubril Odulana

    Jubril Odulana is a medical doctor and the founder of Doctoora, a real estate company in healthcare operating an online marketplace for health-related products and services. His company, Doctoora, is focused on increasing access to quality healthcare by enabling health professionals setup private practice with ease and connecting patients, to these quality healthcare practitioners. His …

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  • Uchenna Nnodim

    Uchenna Nnodim is the Founder of, a cryptocurrency exchange platform and, an online academy for training developers. Since he launched, they have signed up 30,000 users within their first year of launch and have transacted over 3 million dollars in this same period.

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  • Chidi Ohammah, CEO of Sevenz Healthcare

    Chidi Ohammah

    With the lockdown implemented across Africa and the world, Nigerian-based Chidi Ohammah, CEO of Sevenz Healthcare and a Tony Elumelu Foundation entrepreneur devised an innovative way for people to get tested from the comfort of their homes. With KompleteCare’s team of over 15,000 doctors and technology, individuals can easily check for symptoms of COVID-19, undergo a …

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  • Nkem Okocha - Mama moni

    Nkem Okocha

    With a mission to eradicate poverty through economic empowerment of poor women, Nkem Okocha set up Mamamoni, a social enterprise that is addressing community transformation by empowering women to carry on small businesses. Loan recipients get low-interest loans in return for signing up for a system designed to create impact on financial inclusion and children’s …

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