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MEET 5 YOUNG AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS

ETOP IKPE

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Etpo has been a businessman and entrepreneur for a long time; he was once the CEO of DealDey, the African “Groupon” a popular Company in the State and a former director of Konga, one of the largely E-Commerce companies in Nigeria.

Having had this experience he founded Car45 an E-Commerce business, Nigeria’s largest marketplace for used vehicles. Cars45 runs local inspection centers in strategic locations across Nigeria that helps customers value and sell their cars within 45 minutes. Cars45 once raised $5 million USD in Series A.

NKOSANA MAZIBISA

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Nkosana a Zimbabwean who out of the desire to help his country Zimbabwe founded his Public Relation Firm Mazibisa Inc. and a Food Restaurant “Taste of India”. Business is not a challenge for Nkosana, he has been preparing right from High School, he is a young entrepreneur who is vast in knowledge of Managing, Developing and Controlling relationship between Companies and their Clients; his firm has provided services in Consultancy to different companies.

Nkosana was once awarded by Forbes Africa Magazine as one of the 30 most promising young entrepreneurs on the continent.

OLUWATOBI AJAYI

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Oluwatobi is the founder of Jetvan Automobiles Ltd. the authorized dealer of Mercedes Benz Sprinter Buses in Nigeria. He was born into selling cars; his father was the founder of Squadron Motors who sells Peugeot and Mercedes Benz.

Oluwatobi who had always love Mercedes Benz while growing up founded Jetvan briefly after working with Mercedes; Jetvan sells luxurious high-end classy Mercedes Benz Sprinters with the niche to create a comfortable and quality minibus for transporters.

ABUBAKAR SADIQ MOHAMMED FALALU

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Sadiq is a Kaduna based young famer who founded FalGates a mills rice company. Haven seen the low rate of production and high level of importation of rice into the country with Nigerians consuming about Seven million tons per year and about 5.5 millions imported he decided to measure up through production.

FalGates rice milling has a capacity of 15 tons per day and with a total annual capacity to produce over 5,000 metric tons and a variety of rice products.

He also has a large capacity of labour with over 30 employees at his factory in Kaduna and 150 at his Farm in Kebbi and Niger. Sadiq is a graduate of Swinburne University of Technology, Australia with a degree in Management and Master’s degree holder in Entrepreneurship at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) in 2014.

TAOFEEK ABIJAKO

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Taofeek is a creative fashion designer and illustrator he’s the founder of “Head of State” a renowned brand. The name Head of State was inspired by the song “Coffin for Head of State” by Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Head of State was created on the principle of furthering the philosophy thoughtful, inconspicuous, and honest designs”

Taofeek is a talent who major in Art installation, Painting, Furniture, and Product Designing, his fashion brand produces wide-necked sweatshirts, cropped half-zips, fitted jeans and loungey basics.

He’s works is a reflection of who he is and is background, Taofeek took after his father who was a trained fashion designer that deals with local garments.

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