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Successful & Promising Business Leaders in Africa

Since May 2017 I have made a call for people to send promising business leaders in Africa,  and I’m assembling the African Entrepreneur and Business Leader List

In no particular order, meet the people who are making dramatic impact in entrepreneurship and business leadership in Africa.


Profiles of Outstanding & Promising Business Leaders in Africa – A:


 Akerele-Ogunsiji, One of the Promising Business Leaders in Nigeria


Akerele-Ogunsiji , (born Oluwatoyosi Akerele, 8 November 1983) is a Nigerian, Founder / CEO of Rise Networks, a Leading Social Enterprise in Africa, with a deliberate interest in Technology and its relevance to Youth and Education Development across Africa.

She is a respected inspirational and mindful young leader celebrated for National Leadership in the service of a larger cause. Akerele is also a worthy alumnus of the United States Government’s Prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program for emerging Leaders. First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Michelle Obama described her in June of 2011 as one of her personal inspirations in a televised address to America.



Toyosi received a 2nd Class Upper Bachelors’ degree in Civil Law from the University of Jos. Ogunsiji has studied Strategic Management at Executive Level at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School. Toyosi obtained a Certificate in Youth Inclusive Financial Services from University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA. Akerele-Ogunsiji holds a Certificate in Media Enterprise from Pan-African University. Toyosi also holds an Executive Masters’ Certificate in Project Management from The Project Management College, UK. She has also studied Digital Marketing Strategy at the UK Institute of Digital Marketing.

She is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, Author and Public speaker. Toyosi’s thoughts on leadership are clear in her first book, and other writings and interviews.

Alloysius Attah, Co-founder & CEO of Farmerline

Alloysius Attah, 27, Ghanaian. leads Farmerline, which works with thousands of small-scale farmers in Ghana to increase access to agricultural information, productivity and income. At five years old, Alloysius parents divorced so he moved to stay with his aunt, who was a small-scale farmer in rural Ghana. While staying there, he experienced the challenges small-scale farmers go through to produce food and support their families. Upon making it to college, he became determined to give back to the people who supported him.

In 2013 Alloysius founded Farmerline, a Ghanaian software company and social enterprise with offices in Kumasi and Accra, Ghana, and a current full-time staff of 23.

Farmerline builds mobile voice services that give prompt and improved agricultural information access and better communication channels for small-scale farmers and agricultural workers through their mobile phone in any local language.

Farmerline uses its technology to connect farmers to markets, finance, weather forecast, new farming tips, inputs dealers and equipment services. This helps farmers to increase their yield and income. Their vision is to help small-scale farmers across Africa to become financially prosperous and more entrepreneurial in their farming ventures.

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