Speakers

Jumoke Dada
Jumoke Dada - CEO, Taeillo Furnitures

In 2016, she used her project money to produce a specially designed furniture piece for an exhibition but didn’t make any reasonable sale. Her mother had to bail her out after the failed investment to complete her school project. Today, her furniture business, which specializes in urban furniture using African-inspired designs, is worth millions of dollars and she has shipped thousands of pieces within and outside Nigeria.

 

Jerry Mallo Jerry Mallo – CEO Bennie Technologies Ltd.

25-year-old Jerry Mallo has manufactured Nigeria's first carbon fibre luxury sports car, which was unveiled at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, in November 2019 before dignitaries and industry experts.  Jerry is a young Nigerian Fabrication engineer who believes in homegrown solutions, and during COVID-19, with support from the Plateau State government, his company manufactured a locally produced ventilator. He says there is still so much to unleash!

 

Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru (Pretty Lady Farmer) – CEO Honeysuckles PTL Ventures

Mosunmola is an agribusiness entrepreneur who is passionate about food, farming and ensuring Nigeria attains national food security. Her flagship project is developing her multi-million-dollar 700-hectare farm projects in the southwestern region of Nigeria. She has served as a youth consultant ambassador and advocate to the African Union Commission (Youth Division), she is an Ashoka Fellow, Goldman Sachs 10,000 women Scholar, Young Global Leader - World Economic Forum, and has served two Ministers of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria as Senior Technical Adviser on Youth and Gender. Wow!