Young Entrepreneurs

Voices of African Women Entrepreneurs – I Am My Own Biggest Challenge

The AWP Network met with Ronke Lawal, Founder of RSL Management Services and business mentor at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Lawal has served as a business mentor since June 2013. Her company, RSL Management Services specializes in marketing, brand development, and PR services. The company offers a unique service to businesses committed to increasing the sales …

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Moremi Initiative for Women\’s Leadership in Africa

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop, and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and …

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A Young African on What Entrepreneurship Means to Her

A young African participates in our photo essay series and shares with us what entrepreneurship means to her. Name: Akachi Nwoke Business Name: Visages Parfait Beauty Place Location: FCT Abuja, Nigeria What does Entrepreneurship mean to you: Entrepreneurship to me, means freedom. I am a young university graduate and a makeup artist from Nigeria. I share my story …

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A Young African on What Entrepreneurship Means to Him

A Young African participates in our photo essay series and shares with us what entrepreneurship means to him. Name: Ahmadu Abdullah Location: Kuje, FCT Abuja, Nigeria What does Entrepreneurship mean to you: Entrepreneurship to me, means creativity. When people think of entrepreneurs, they think of someone in an office setting but this definition for me, includes the common …

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My Voice Matters: Young Africans Tell their Entrepreneurial Stories

Name: Adebayo Adelekan Location: Lagos, Nigeria Why did you start your business:  I didn\’t start this business. My name is Adebayo and I am inspired by Elizabeth Ojelua, CEO of Sure-Lift Tranx – a shoe manufacturing company. The story that I am about to share, will inspire you and everyone out there. This story tells me that there …

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My Voice Matters: Young Africans Tell their Entrepreneurial Stories

Name: Nanna Oghenereke Augusta Location: Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria Why did you start your business: I started Reqe Designs because fashion is my passion. My business allows me to do more for myself and the people around me. For me, being an entrepreneur is about bringing people-based solutions to the forefront. For me, it’s not about …

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My Voice Matters: Young Africans Tell their Entrepreneurial Stories

Name: Hussain Zaguru Abdulqadir Location: Kaduna, Nigeria Why did you start your business: It\’s been my childhood dream to start a video and film production company.  While pursing my first degree at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria,  I worked on the production of several Hausa films and drama series. Upon graduation, I went full swing into …

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My Voice Matters: Young Africans Tell their Entrepreneurial Stories

Name:  Bukola Dawodu Location: Lagos, Nigeria Why did you start your business: I started Benefits Aquarium when I could not find a job.  I hold a Master\’s degree in Marine Pollution and Management from the University of Lagos. I grew up with the mindset that whatever you build or create in favor of the environment (either directly …

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