Young Entrepreneurs were not left out recently as Franco- Nigerian Chamber of Commerce gave start ups the opportunity to an share idea, games and pitch session.
Founder of Tradr.ng Chidi Oguegbu, The author of Pitch Mastery, Chioma Ogbudimkpa, Founder of Planet3r Ajoke Lasisi shared real experiences with the entrepreneurs.
Out of 9 contestants Favour Adeleke won the Pitch Competition smiling to the bank with 1000 USD prize and gifts.
ABOUT THE WINNER
Adeleke Favour Okikijesu is an award-winning farmer who is highly experienced, passionate, optimistic, and knowledge-driven. He is the founder of Qiqi Farms. He possesses first-class communication skills as well as a deep love for nature and has over 10 years experience in farm management and production. His devotion to agriculture motivated him to establish a platform that makes healthy food options available to people across five states in Nigeria. In the last five years, Favour has continued to develop himself and his farming techniques to serve his customers with highly nourishing products while growing his brand exponentially to feed at least 1% of the Nigerian population by 2025.
With a team of 10 people, he is building the next generation of knowledge-driven farmers, who will be intentional about the creation of value through the implementation of more advanced strategies in agriculture. He continues to share his knowledge by empowering other young men and women (trained 800 people both online and offline and has 500 farmers within his network) who are willing to be part of the agricultural value chain and unlock its limitless potentials to create jobs and opportunities for people. With a strong dedication to making a noteworthy impact in society, he continues to work toward building a brand that gives back to society by subsequently reducing the high rate of hunger and malnutrition in Nigeria building a hale and hearty nation.
QUALIFICATIONS AND AWARDS
Mr. Adeleke is a graduate of the Covenant Capital business school and a member of prestigious networks such as Nourishing Africa, Jci, Fate Foundation, The Next Economy, The entrepreneurship assembly, Awp.
Favour and his organization has bagged many awards and certifications including the following;
Winner of the EkoYouth Summit in partnership with EbonyLife place, TFA and Access Bank.
Winner or the Franco Nigerian chamber of commerce and industry entrepreneurship competition in 2021
Bagged the JCI award as one of the top ten creative entrepreneurs in Nigeria in 2021.
They also bagged the Business study Group award as the Agriprenuer of the year in Nigeria in 2021
Their organization was nominated for 25 under 25 Awards Class of 2020 under Agriculture(Aug 2020
Nominee at The Entrepreneur Africa Awards Class of 2020 under Agriculture (Aug 2020
Nominee the African change makers Awards class of 2021 under Agriculture
1st winner at the Franco Nigerian chamber of commerce and industry entrepreneurship competition
2nd winner at the Unicaf entrepreneurship competition and affican Award
They came third in the National enterprise challenge competition in Nigeria hosted by OXFAM, NEC, and EDC.
To find out more about Adeleke Favour Okikijesu, follow him on any social media @favourthelagosfarmer or follow his brand accounts @QiqiFarms on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.