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  • Kgomotso Tlhokwane

    Kgomotso Tlhokwane

    Kgomotso Tlhokwane’s dream was to change the world in the little ways she could and make a difference in her industry and Bostwana. She was able to do that through the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Her selection as a Tony Elumelu entrepreneur significantly influenced her ability to increase staff strength and achieve more. The Business Management …

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  • Lawrence Mmari

    Lawrence Mmari

    Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Lawrence Mmari has always been passionate about someday becoming an entrepreneur. However, although he was a graduate, he had no prior knowledge of business management until he encountered the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme. Through the programme, he was better equipped with the necessary skills to successfully run his …

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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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  • Avotriniaina Stannie

    In July 2020, Madagascar born Stannie Avotriniaina launched a little factory named Mahatsara, with the aim of producing dried fruits and vegetables, but have more products like arranged rhum with dried fruits. Through the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, Stannie has been able to sharpen her entrepreneurial skills to the benefit of herself and her …

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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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  • Justin Niyigena

    Justin Niyigena

    From the 2017 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship programme, Rwandan Justin Niyigena learned how to cultivate valuable network and business leadership skills through the series of training to grow his poultry farming enterprise, Breeding Hens LTD. With only 2 years of experience in his agri-business, the seed capital also helped him run his business professionally. His …

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  • Lombola Lombola 

    Lombola Lombola is the founder of Bamboo express, a company that makes furniture from ecofriendly bamboo. Lombola Lombola started the company to empower the youth and women locally. Bamboo Express is solving the problem of deforestation, youth unemployment, and lack of income alternatives for rural women. They run a youth apprenticeship program and purchase 90% of …

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    Chazha Garde

    Chazha Garde created InPlay to provide an indoor entertainment complex to foster social interaction through active playing amongst children from one to twelve years of age. In addition, InPlay currently extends its business with nanny services and organisation of external parties. Chazha was a beneficiary of the TEF-AFDB partnership in 2019

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