The British Council in Nigeria has announced the winners of the 2016 Enterprise Challenge, an online competition designed to promote the development of entrepreneurial skills in Nigerian youth.
The winners were selected following a three days intensive bootcamp which saw 20 brilliant minds participating and taking part in capacity building sessions offered by the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Keturah Ovio-Onoweya, the founder of Qeturah, an e-commerce company fostering sustainability of people, culture and economy in the African creative space, and Sophia Ike-Onu, founder/CEO of The5kShop won the top prize of the challenge.
Obi Adiuku-Brown, the co-founder of Insight Africa Consulting won the much-coveted Samsung Prize.
All three winners will receive grants, training and mentoring session with Richard Branson, a globally recognized mogul and President of the Virgin Group.
In addition, they will meet with and be mentored by entrepreneurs working in similar sectors in Nigeria and the UK.
The challenge was organized in partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Zenith Bank and new partner, Samsung.
At the first cycle of the challenge, 2 winners emerged. They received grants of NGN1.5 million each, and attended capacity building sessions at the prestigious Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship.