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 […]

Heirs Holdings at 12: Executing the Dream

“The easiest thing is to do is to dream dreams; the more difficult thing is to actualise the dream.” – Tony O. Elumelu, CON 12 Years – So short a time; so much accomplished; and so much more to do! Our 12th anniversary is a moment for us all to look back and to look […]

Heirs Holdings Mid-Year Review.

“Business needs precision at Heirs Holdings we set bold targets – and we measure. This weekend, I convened Group senior executives at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja to track our mid-year performance. It was a time of passion, challenge, reflection – and celebration. Improving lives and transforming Africa is our mission. Our progress excites me. I […]

UBA Dubai – Another Giant Leap

Another step, another milestone, closer to our clear destination.Patience, persistence and possibilities – all were evident today.Delivering business expansion is thrilling. You learn about a new territory, the tastes and preferences of a new audience. But one question remains the same. Are you capable of meeting or exceeding these goals?Today, join me to applaud the […]

Creating Opportunities for African Creatives

Every day, I am blown away by the sheer talent that young Africans display in the world of business, music, fashion, film, technology, media, and many other fields. Our young ones are redefining history, placing Africa firmly on the map, and challenging the negative stereotype of our continent.     I have often said that Africa is a land of opportunities that is filled […]

One Year After; Celebrating Heirs Insurance and Heirs Life.

A year ago, Heirs Holdings entered the insurance market – we wanted to disrupt the sector, do what we have done before: democratize; catalyze; and deliver for our customers. Two insurance companies were born – general insurer, Heirs Insurance, and life assurer, Heirs Life Assurance.  And we commissioned the iconic Heirs Towers in Victoria Island, […]

Tony Elumelu speaks with Zain Asher on The Zain’s Network

Yesterday, I spoke with Zain Asher on the Zain’s Exchange. I shared the key drivers of growth for Nigeria’s economy and the African economy at large.   See below some key points I mentioned in the interview. The US has a key role to play in helping to catalyse economic development and prosperity in Nigeria. The […]