These 10 inspirational Africans transitioned into entrepreneurship before age 25

Mohammed Awal Jul 22, 2020 at 12:00pm

July 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Mohammed Awal

Mohammed Awal

July 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Rapelang Rabana

The Anzisha Prize has inducted 10 inspirational African business leaders into its Hall of Fame for 2020 in a bid to celebrate their contributions to fighting unemployment on the continent. 

The honorees are a diverse group of five female and five male entrepreneurs whose transitions into entrepreneurship started before the age of 25.

They are from various industries and represent six African countries, which include South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Cameroon, and Egypt.

The Anzisha Prize has celebrated young entrepreneurs and believes that successful transitions from school to entrepreneurship are under-invested over the past decade.  

The names on this list exemplify the Prize’s longstanding belief that more young people should choose entrepreneurship to help lessen youth unemployment on the continent.

“As the youth unemployment rate increases and young people battle to find gainful employment, we want to ignite conversations about the support needed for young people to pursue entrepreneurship as a career choice. 

“Educators, parents, investors, and policymakers have the power to influence the decisions of young people to view entrepreneurship as an option,” Melissa Mbazo – Ekpenyong, Deputy Director at Anzisha Prize, said in a release.

Meet the entrepreneurs below:

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