Tony Elumelu’s Other Children


One thing is certain, Tony Elumelu has other children. Having finally revealed the adorable faces of his twin boys- the newest addition to his family last year-on his Instagram page recently, the chairman of Heirs Holdings is prepared to harbour more children this year. Arguably, Elumelu is one of Africa’s influentia­l and colourful character in the Africa business landscape. The torrents of accolades that have rained on him over the years is a good pointer that the man from Delta state is an economic intellectu­al to the core. His commitment to transformi­ng the economic ecosystem in Africa is albeit altruistic and outstandin­g. Adding to this is the flair and ease surroundin­g his personalit­y. He hardly breaks a sweat when he is wearing his business cloak and more so in a social gathering, he turns on his charm like an electric kettle.

Riding on his economic philosophy Africapita­lism, Elumelu through the Tony Elumelu Entreprene­urship Programme (TEEP) adopted 1,000 entreprene­urs from 51 countries last year. The selected entreprene­urs were trained, mentored and financiall­y supported through his foundation to start up their own businesses.

This year, more innovative entreprene­urs are expected to join the league as the calls for entries on the entreprene­urship programme is open and will run till March 1, 2016.

Owing to this, Elumelu is not just a father to seven beautiful children but to the denizens SMEs who look up to him for motivation, mentorship and of course, hope for a greater Africa.

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