20-year-old Nigerian among finalists for $75,000 Anzisha Prize

by Stanley Azuakola

A Nigerian, Mahmood Oyewo, has made the shortlist for the 2012 Anzisha Prize.

The prize which is sponsored by The African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation is apremier award for Africa’s young entrepreneurial leaders.

Through the Anzisha Prize, talented young entrepreneurs in Africa whose businesses and social ventures have made a positive impact in society are recognized.

The Nigerian finalist, Mahmood Oyewo, is one of thirteen finalists selected from a competitive initial pool of 270 young entrepreneurs from 23 African countries. Oyewo, 20, is the founder of MobiQube and developer of RubiQube, a cross-platform (iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile) mobile app platform for the burgeoning Nigerian mobile market.

All thirteen finalists will travel to Johannesburg on 24th August to compete for a share of the $75,000 prize money. The winners will be announced on 29th August, 2012.

More information about the Anzisha Prize is available online on the prize’s website.

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