Anzisha Prize Announces African Youth Entrepreneurship Award Media Prize Finalists for 2016

October 21st, 2016 by

This year the Anzisha Prize is introduced for the first time the Media Prize, to challenge media professionals to turn the spotlight on the leaps taken by young change makers across all African regions. Journalists were invited to submit their portfolio of published work on African youth entrepreneurship for consideration and 3 media prize have been chosen for consideration.
The 2016 Anzisha Prize Awards Media Prize Finalists are:

ndegwaNdegwa Kahihu
TV Presenter, Kenya
Age: 20

Name of Broadcaster: TVC
Link to website: http://tvc.co.ke/official/
Example of work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hrcy5J3hZQ

About TVC:
Television Cosmopolitan (TVC) is a newly launched digital television station dedicated to adding value to people’s lives through high-quality educational programming and services that inform, educate, entertain, and inspire audiences in Nairobi and beyond. TVC plans to serve its audiences with an array of local content including; news, public affairs, children’s, educational, reality and entertainment programming.

Profile:
I produce and host a show on youth entrepreneurship that is broadcasted on TVC called ‘Young Business’. Young Business is a business talk show where I interview young entrepreneurs about their ventures and get insight into their entrepreneurial lifestyle. Occasionally, I shoot special editions where I host business executives from top tier companies for mentorship and deeper insight into the business world.
 
oluwaseunOluwaseun Oyeniyi
Journalist, Nigeria
Age: 30

Name of website: Enterprise54.com
Link to website: http://enterprise54.com/
Example of work: http://venturesafrica.com/features/rebooting-school-the-andela-story/ 

About Enterprise 54:
Enterprise54 is an entrepreneurship news and magazine site founded to inform, network and empower African entrepreneurs. As a social enterprise, this publication aims to develop entrepreneurial capacity by publishing actionable advice and incisive opinions from leading authorities on subjects as varied as management, branding, execution, finance, technology et al. This site also reports the latest entrepreneurship news and events, and the freshest stories from startups and entrepreneurs across the continent.

Profile:
Currently, I’m the founder and Editor-in-Chief of enterprise54.com, a pan-African entrepreneurship news and resource site. We have about 2,050 young entrepreneurs subscribed to our newsletter which is laden with opportunities for grants, how-to articles, news and inspiring success stories. I write articles on the platform and on freelance basis, for other online media platforms. I’m currently in discussion with CNN Africa digital lead Stephanie Busari on a feature about the successful young men growing online sports betting in Nigeria.

mmabathoMmabatho Motsamai
Blogger, Botswana
Age: 24

Name of Website: The Afrolutionist
Link to website: www.afrolutionist.com
Example of work: http://afrolutionist.com/2015/12/01/the-art-of-life-maximization-with-tiburce-chaffa/

About The Afrolutionist:
The Afrolutionist is an online platform which dialogues on the holistic development of Africa. We range from socio-political and economic issues, highlighting Africa’s innovators and ingrain our history in the art and culture space online. Our blog creates a platform that allows like-minded individuals to learn, build and create a new breed of a stimulated and enlightened young Africa. 

Profile:
I am the Founder and Director of Afrolutionist. In the sect of youth entrepreneurship, I profile youth entrepreneurs across the continent and Africa’s Diaspora and highlight various entrepreneurs who are successfully engaging in creating new innovative frontiers in their respective fields. The Afrolutionist has become a media solution to various organisations that are in line with creating a culture of entrepreneurship in Africa.Currently, we are organizing entrepreneurship week in Botswana in partnership with Udugu Botswana, Seedstars Gaborone and World Federation of Young Investors for the first week of November, and also are the founding organizers of Botswana Youth Jobs Fair – an organization aimed at creating job readiness of youth as well as capacity building for entrepreneurs.

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