Two Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs I recently Met that Inspired Me

14th February 2017 in Tony Elumelu entrepreneurship

Today, I received at my office Zion Oshiobugie @theacademicmentor_ , a Tony Elumelu entrepreneur based in Warri, a teacher and motivational speaker.


10 years ago Zion was a houseboy.


He decided to turn his life around. Today, he is an educator investing in the lives of children in his local community. In 2015, Zion received seed capital from the Tony Elumelu Foundation to expand his business. He now runs multiple centers across Delta State, Nigeria.


I was very impressed by this young man’s zeal and singularity of purpose. It goes to show that when you put your mind towards accomplishing something, the universe will conspire to make it happen.

I also met Tochukwu Nwafor a tech entrepreneur with some truly revolutionary ideas – and a 2016 Tony Elumelu entrepreneur.


I’m very proud of these two Tony Elumelu entrepreneurs that I met today. They have already accomplished a lot so far, and I can’t wait to see what else life has in store for them.


Young Africans need stepping stones. The @tonyelumelufoundation will continue to give hope and economic opportunity to them. ‎