The future is Africa! There’s no doubt about this.

On Nov. 4th 2014, we started receiving nominations for this year’s Top35-Under35CEO Awards. The caliber of nominees we received for this year’s awards shows that Africa is ready to be the solution to its most pressing socio-economic and political problems. Young people in Africa are creating solutions/businesses worth talking about. Below are the nominees for the 2014 Top35-Under35CEO Awards:

(NOTE: Our nominees for the 2014 Top35-Under35CEO Awards are listed in alphabetical order. Winners will be published on Dec. 30th 2014, here on


Most Enterprising Students

Ameena Shehu-Usman

Founder, Syl Couture


Assauten A. Abason

Founder, Youth Alive Network


Atevei Pimizi

Founder, Fly to Togo


Fortune Kwomo

Founder, De Rehoboths


Gabriel Chukwudi

Founder, Urban Syndicate Tailors


Humphreys Mponela

Founder, Igwe Foods


Gbolahan Talabi

Founder, Business Drive Services


Jeremy Akpomera

Founder, Depths of Motion Dance Company


Jorge Appiah

Founder, Creativity Group


Nolbert Muhumuza

Founder, Awamu Biomass Energy


Odita Oluwatosin

Founder, Beatpluz Conceptz


Ose Etiobhio

Founder, Magnum Arts


Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs

Charles Omof

Founder, Nobel Missions


Daniel Samari

Founder, StarryMedia


Ekele Abel

Founder, PaidTrends


Funmilayo Bolaji

Founder, Providence Spa and Wellness Services


Kate Berrisford

Founder, The Green Africa Directory


Miiro David

Founder, Milk for Wealth Project


Okello Alex

Motivational Speaker/Business Coach


Sesame Mosweu

Founder, OneTake (PTY) LTD.


Dimeji Falana

Co-founder, IT Vessel


Tajudeen Imam

Founder, TKFarms


William Makgaba

Founder, VoxoSpark


Zanele Mabaso

Founder, Young Social Entrepreneur Academy


Best New Startup Founders

Adeyinka Akinremi

Founder, Event Splash TV/Trailblazer (An Entrepreneurship Radio Program)


Ahouty Kouakou

Founder, NGO Action et Humanise


Daniel Philip Iroegbulam

Founder, Easy Planet/Kunami Planet


Ekele Abel

Founder, Trivoda Digital/


Ekenia Chifamba Chidodo

Founder, Shamwari Yemwansikanna Organisation


Gideon Byamukama

Founder, HelloWorld


Kasiemobi Abugu

Founder, Holy Trinity Poultry


Musimenta Godin

Founder, Kabale Charcoal Briquette Making Technology


Nolbert Muhumuza

Founder, Awamu Biomass Energy


Oluwayimika Angel Adelaja

Founder, Zahara Spa/Salon Fresh Direct Produce and Agro-Allied Services


Olumide Adeleye

Founder, Twim Infomedia Solutions LTD.


Peter Nguafac Temate Fougeh

Founder, Youth Voluntary Organisation


Taziona Mchira

Founder, Teren Investments


Tom Osborn

Founder, Green Char


Victoria Philips

Founder, IWAAF (The International West Africa Asylum Seekers Foundation)


Under35CEO of The Year

Bekeme Masade

Founder, CSR-in-Action


Ebere Ujam

Founder, 618 Consulting


Jumoke Awe

Founder, Feminine Care Development Foundation (FCDF)


Louis Kaptich



Margaret Davids

Founder, AG Davis Youth Development Network


Mark Essien



Olufunbi Falayi

Founder, Passion Incubators


Simeon Ononobi

Founder, Simple Pay


Tsonam Cleanse Akpeloo

Founder, TechCom Visions LTD

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