EXCLUSIVE: Tony Elumelu Speaks with Richard Quest on ‘Quest Means Business’.

‘Every year, we identify one thousand Africans and give them a non-refundable seed capital of $5000 each, we train them, mentor them and set them free. We train them because we have seen that if you give someone capital without preparing the person, they won’t succeed. Through what we do at The Tony Elumelu Foundation, […]

Positive Leadership: Democratizing Opportunity

I sat down with Jean-Philippe Cortois of the Positive Leadership Podcast with Microsoft to discuss Positive Leadership. Originally hosted here, I share my thoughts on democratizing opportunity as well as pushing Africapitalism for economic prosperity. Below is the full transcript of my interview. JEAN-PHILIPPE CORTOIS: Hello, I’m Jean-Philippe Cortois, and this is Positive Leadership, the […]

Tony Elumelu @60: Celebrating Africa’s Icon of Entrepreneurship

By Chidiebere Nwobodo On the eve of Tony O. Elumelu’s birthday—22nd March, 1963, not even Suzanne Elumelu; his mother, knew she was about to give birth to a child of destiny that would later become iconic persona in the world of business, investment and philanthropy. This precious baby—an angel on assignment, was named Onyemaechi, which […]

US Africa Leaders Summit: Wrap Up

The #USAfricaLeadersSummit 2022 was ambitious and exhilarating. A series of high-impact engagements between Africa and the United States of America, re-imagining our relationship. I spoke of the need formutual respect, mutual opportunity and mutual objectives. The Summit kicked-off with an event co-hosted by the Tony Elumelu Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, […]

A Full Circle.

This past week represents everything the Tony Elumelu Foundation stands for – our commitment to achieving inclusive, Pan-African and global impact; our dream, hope, and aspiration to raise the next generation of young and enterprising African changemakers; and our vision for a public-private sector handshake, one that would catalyse and accelerate Africa’s development. It has […]

TEF x UNDP: A Shared Vision.

When I first met Preeti Sinha, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), I was struck immediately by her passion, enthusiasm and advocacy for youth and entrepreneurship– and I knew I had an ally and a friend. Her mission is our mission at The Tony Elumelu Foundation. Months later, what started off as a […]