rising africa- cheers to the crazy ones

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#CheersTo is an initiative by Mara Foundation to identify and celebrate the amazing entrepreneurs in Nigeria and across Africa who have made a difference in our lives. Read through these amazing stories and get inspired.


  • #CheersTo is an initiative by Mara Foundation to identify and celebrate the amazing entrepreneurs in Nigeria and across Africa who have made a difference in our lives.
  • The following slides will take you through the lives of a few crazy ones. Get ready to be inspired!
  • Mike Adenuga is not just a visionary leader but also an exemplary entrepreneur who has come a long way in lifes journey. #CheersTo Mike Adenuga, a man of abundant positive energy and immense personal drive.
  • #CheersTo Dr Ola Orekunrin whose vision, determination and hard work brought a massive overhaul in the emergency care services of Nigeria.
  • Seye Kehinde is a fearless and ardent businessman who has transformed CityPeople from being called a junk magazine to being known as a reputable society magazine. #CheersTo his undeterred determination.
  • #CheersTo Chude Jideonwo & Adebola Williams for changing the face of Africas Media Industry
  • Susan Mashibe has rightly proven that if you can dream about it, think of it, study it, live it, breathe it and take action on it, then you can and will own it. #CheersTo her.
  • Entrepreneurs are not made in a day. Chidi Anyaegbu has come a long way. He has struggled and worked diligently to be at the position he is today. #CheersTo him for his stupendous levels of achievement.
  • Opeyemi Awoyemi, Olalekan Olude and Ayodeji Adewunmi, founders of Jobberman.com have proved that if you have the idea and the skills then nothing can stop you from achieving your goals. #CheersTo them for turning their dream into reality.
  • Thula Sindi completed his studies from London International School of Fashion after which he landed his first job as head designer at Vlisco, a Dutch textile company. He quit shortly to launch his eponymous clothing label. #CheersTo Sindi for believing in and living his dreams.
  • Christian Ngan is not just the founder of Madlyn Cazalis but also of Goldsky Partners advisory where he offers expertise on financial projects, on contracts in the public sector and also to mentor and coach young entrepreneurs. #CheersTo Christian Ngan for his commendable work.
  • #CheersTo Eric Kinoti who left his stable job life and took the rough terrain of entrepreneurship. He has successfully walked his journey from being a cashier to a well-known businessman.
  • Ashish Thakkar accomplished what only a few attain in their lifetime. He is not only a successful entrepreneur who built his empire from scratch, but also an astronaut-in-waiting. He was honoured as 2012 Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum. #CheersTo the rock star!!
  • #CheersTo Seun Osewa, who founded Nairaland.com in March 2005 as a general purpose discussion forum with a bias towards issues of interest to Nigerians. The site took off successfully and now it has close to 1 million registered users and is the most popular Nigerian website today. Seun Osewa is an inspiration to many who are waiting to make a mark in entrepreneurship.
  • Mara Foundations Ambition We enable, inspire and empower ambitious entrepreneurs in Africa. With the support of our Mara Mentors we will: Inspire millions of young people in Africa to become entrepreneurs. Teach entrepreneurs new skills. Enable entrepreneurs to turn business ideas into a reality. Guide business owners to grow businesses and hire (more) employees. Empower entrepreneurs by providing a platform to showcase their business and build their network.
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