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5 African Business Leaders to be on the Lookout for on Social Media

Apart from having well-known business leaders as role models, one way to interact and stay in touch with them is to follow them on social media sites.

These high-profile entrepreneurs utilise the platforms to teach and encourage would-be entrepreneurs since they have a wealth of business knowledge.

Would-be entrepreneurs, therefore, look up to established individuals who have achieved success in different industries.

Not just any entrepreneurs, but those making positive differences around the globe and contributing to the continent.

If you are thinking of who to emulate, here are some African Business Leaders you can follow on Social Media.

Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri is a Nigerian lawyer with a strong presence on social media, particularly Twitter. He uses these platforms to talk about politics, business, money management, and professional progression, among other topics.

In one of his Instagram posts, he discussed the value of social media and why it’s crucial to set up social media accounts for children at a young age.

He said, “Social media is the new currency in today’s and tomorrow’s world. Create social media profiles for your kids. Manage it for them, and grow their followers. When they are 16 and develop good judgement, release it to them as a starter pack for their brand marketing success.

It gives them the platform for entrepreneurship and the visibility to sell and excel. The education system is designed to teach your children how to be employees. It is your duty to teach them how to be entrepreneurs and bosses”.

Gregory Rockson

He is the CEO and Co-Founder of mPharma, a Ghanaian health IT firm establishing a network of community pharmacies throughout Africa.

Despite not being a medical student, he founded the firm in 2013 alongside Daniel Shoukimas and James Finucane.

mPharma collaborates with drug companies, service providers, and third-party players to provide products and services that enhance patients’ access to high-quality pharmaceutical products across Africa.

Under his administration, the company has raised millions of dollars from investors. The company also expanded to Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Gabon, Rwanda, Malawi, and Ethiopia.

Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca Enonchong is the founder and chief executive officer of AppsTech, a technology company. The Cameroonian entrepreneur has well-noted works that promote technology on the continent.

One of these is Africa Technology Forum, a non-profit organisation committed to assisting African technology entrepreneurs.

Rebecca was a member of the Foundation’s board of directors and the board of Venture Capitalists for Africa (VC4Africa).

She was also a member of the Digital Advisory Panel for the UK Department for International Development, the UN’s Women Global Advisory Committee, and the UN ICT Task Force.

Rebecca has won several awards from prestigious organisations such as the World Economic Forum.


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Onyeka Akumah

Treepz, one of Africa’s largest shared mobility firms, is co-founded and led by Onyeka Akumah, a Nigerian technology entrepreneur.

Onyeka Akumah was the CEO of Farmcrowdy before launching Treepz in 2019. He has played a role in establishing several IT and e-commerce enterprises in Africa, where he held positions and contributed to their success.

He now serves on the boards of many prominent digital businesses in Africa and North America.

Tony Elumelu

Tony Elumelu is a Nigerian businessman, economist, and philanthropist. He has given young Africans the capacity to aspire and fulfil their aspirations with his thought-provoking posts on his social media accounts.

He is worth following as he serves as a business coach and role model, helping many would-be entrepreneurs to get to their full potential through his Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Tony’s Instagram has a lot of followers as his quotes and videos serve as a means of motivation. It also provides a peek into the life of the business tycoon.

In 2020, Elumelu was listed as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.


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