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  • 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 …

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  • Hoda Kouakou Steve

    Hoda Kouakou Steve

    While he was at the ideation stage for his business, Hoda Kouakou Steve applied for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme. Being a part of the programme enlightened him to better understand his idea; structure it and to formalize the company. The seed capital enabled him to launch business activities and conduct various tests on …

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  • Akapko-Lado Gbagbode Edouard

    Akapko-Lado Gbagbode Edouard

    Having completed his graduate studies in Technology, Akapko-Lado Gbagbode found that there was a lack of processing machinery in African countries, and often the purchase of these machines from outside was expensive and required costly external expertise in the event of breakdowns. After his selection as one of the beneficiaries of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship …

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  • 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 …

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    Abdoulaye Cisse

    With a background in Computer Engineer oriented Artificial Intelligence, Networks and Telecommunications, Abdoulaye Cisse is improving the ways in which humans and goods move around in his country, Mali. This innovation was inspired by an occurrence in which he found himself unable to find any means of transport to get to his house which was …

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    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 …

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  • 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 …

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    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 …

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  • TEF Alumni RACCINE SAR

    Racine Sarr

    One of the many ways small businesses can grow is through cross-continental trade, and Senegal’s Racine Sarr is at the forefront of Africa’s growing e-commerce sector. His enterprise, Shop Me Away is a home-grown platform for people to import and export from other continents. For Racine, connecting products to users is a way to support …

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  • African Entrepreneurship Digest (November Edition):

    Nana Amoako-Anin

    Nana Amoako-Anin is the Founder of Bliss Yoga Accra, one of the few full-service yoga studios credited with popularising yoga in Ghana.

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