Tony Elumelu at an Investors Webinar

5 Key Steps to Improving Nigeria’s Business Environment.

I was happy to deliver remarks at the Investors Webinar organized by the Bureau of Public Enterprises in collaboration with the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission with the theme “The International Perspectives of Nigeria’s Business Environment”. I expressed my confidence in the opportunity that the country provides and emphasized the need to de-personalise investment opportunities and focus on the overall impact the investments

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Tony Elumelu & President Emmanuel Macron

A Reimagined Africa – France relationship

In 2018, I hosted H.E. President Emmanuel Macron in Lagos.  We share some fundamental ideas in common – the urgency of economically empowering our youth, the potential of entrepreneurship, using technology for good – and for all – a focus on execution, the need to do things now. As part of the President’s visit to Nigeria, we gave a platform

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Letter to the next generation

Young African, You are brave, you are resilient. You are savvy, you are entrepreneurial, and unlike the generations that have come before you, you are much hungrier for success. You call your ambition, “your hustle”, and you have several of them because you are tireless and eager to achieve financial independence – no matter how elusive it appears. You are

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5 Years of Spreading Luck – Everyone Needs a Little Help

In business, the role luck plays in success and personal achievement is rarely discussed. If luck is mentioned, it is done with slight condescension, and usually dismissed as a product of hard work, not deserving significant attention. While hard work is paramount – and I have written extensively about the importance of working hard – history and my own experiences

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I received this Letter from a Mentor of the Tony Elumelu Foundation

Earlier this week, I received the letter below from a mentor of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme – Mrs. Fatima Aliko Mohammed. In this appreciative letter, she extols our entrepreneurship programme, and highlights the role the Foundation is playing in creating value not only Nigeria, but across Africa. Fatima’s mentee, Abimbola, is one of our 2015 entrepreneurs, who according

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Open Letter to African Entrepreneurs

To all of Africa’s aspiring entrepreneurs, I commend your courage and determination to build a business in the face of constraints that inhibit the viability of your startup and significantly threaten its survival. Last year, over 20,000 of you participated in a series of surveys we conducted to ascertain the key challenges you faced as you doggedly pursue your entrepreneurial

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