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The Entrepreneur Africa Awards 2019: Seyi Tinubu, Timi Dakolo, Mizwanneka, Others Win Big

On November 2nd, 2019, there was an atmosphere of beauty and celebration, as Africa’s most exciting and competitive entrepreneurship award – The Entrepreneur Africa Awards (TEA Awards) – went down at Terra Kulture Arena, V.I, Lagos, Nigeria.

At 5pm local time, hundreds of african male and female entrepreneurs and business associates, as well as celebrities, stormed the venue, clad in bespoke attires befitting of the prestige of the ocassion and exuding gaeity, panache, glamour and elegance. The Red Carpet was the first to feel the heat as cameras flickered and lights flashed in comemoration of the excitement leading up to the D-day. Over a dozen top leading media houses were on ground to capture all the highlights of Africa’s top entrepreneurship award. These included Silverbird TV, NTA, Sun Newspaper, Kent TV, RedCarpetOnTV, BlackBulbTV, The Nation Newspapers, Kaftan TV, several blogs, etc. 25 different award categories were keenly contested by about 180 official shortlisted nominees, out of a total of 1, 200 different businesses and entrepreneurs who first made the general nomination entries.

In his welcome remarks, the CEO/Founder of The Entrepreneur Africa (organizers of the premium event), Mr. David Agu said the Awards ceremony and Business Dinner was all about celebrating the growth of entrepreneurship in Africa and promoting businesses and brands that need it the most. Mr. Agu said The Entrepreneur Africa is passionately committed towards the continued creation of an entrepreneurship-conscious Africa, adding that this remains one major catalyst to Africa’s growth and development. High points of the event were the moments the winners of various award categories were announced. The excitement that was thrown into the atmosphere at this event was better experienced than told. Winners for the night cut across more than 5 African countries including Ghana and Tanzania but were clearly dominated by Nigerian entrepreneurs. Another major highlight of the event was when the winner of Young Entrepreneur of the Year was announced and bestowed with over N6.5million worth of prizes, sponsored collectively by The Entrepreneur Africa, Mr. Seyi Tinubu, SalesRuby, and Leadspace. Winners of Top 10 Startups of The Year also received gifts worth N100,000 each.

See the full list of winners below:
1. Business Person Of The Year: Seyi Tinubu
2. Outstanding Female Entrepreneur of The year: Ichechi Okonkwo (CEO, Victoria Crest Homes)
3. Business Coach of The Year: Solomon King
4. Event management Brand of The Year: Reenart World Events
5. Food Business Brand of The Year: Go Fruiti Nigeria Ltd
6. Indigenous Global-Standard Company Of The Year: Auxell Int’l  Co. Ltd
7. NGO of The Year: Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative
8. New Media Brand Of The Year: MediaAfrica Films
9. Real Estate Marketing Group of The Year: Real Estate Millionaires
10. Social Media Business Influencer of the Year: Naomi Osemedua
11. Tech Startup of The Year: Eonsfleet Prosolutions Limited
12. The Entrepreneur Africa Prize For Agriculture: ePoultry Nigeria
13. The Entrepreneur Africa Prize For Creative Arts: VUDOH
14. The Entrepreneur Africa Prize for Education: Adedeji Michael (CEO, Nerata Media Solutions)
15. The Entrepreneur Africa Prize For Fashion Business: Hair By Wanneka
16. The Entrepreneur Africa Prize For Innovation: Novaji Introserve Ltd
17. The Entrepreneur Africa Prize For Movie Business:  Mike Ezuruonye
18. The Entrepreneur Africa Prize For Music Business: Timi Dakolo
19. The Entrepreneur Africa Prize for Youth Empowerment: Achenyo Helen Asimegbe
20. Travel and Hospitality Brand Of the Year:  Bella Maria Travels
21. Young Entrepreneur of The Year: Kenneth Obayuwana (CEO, Krixtobax Ltd)
22. Realtor Of The Year: Funke Kehinde
23. Real Estate Developer of The Year: Nedcomoaks Limited
24. Top 10 Startups of The Year:
a. Abike Fabrics
b. Kahdsole designs
c. Lartays Recipe
d. Couture By Isemini
e. Farm6ix
f. Vicroyal Brainery
g. Uzzycakesnbakes
h. Ninety5 Bespoke
i. Rahdas Diamond Services
j. House of Kez

At the end of the event, the over 500 guests, Nominees, and Winners couldn’t hide their total satisfaction as they took to social media to appreciate The Entrepreneur Africa for organizing Africa for such an amazing event.

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