Africa’s Business Heroes announces Top 20 Finalists


20 Entrepreneurs around Africa have been selected for Africa’s Business Heroes 2022.

21,000 entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries applied for the 2022 Africa’s Business Heroes Competition. After a rigorous screening and evaluation process, and in-depth interviews, the Top 20 finalists have been identified.

The individuals are nationals from 11 countries, 10 sectors, are 50% female. The finalists are all inspirational, successful, and impactful changemakers!


Here’s the list of the Top 20 

1. Abimbola Adebakin – my-Medicines Pan African Limited from Nigeria

2. Amadou Daffe – Gebeya Inc

3. Ayman Bazaraa – Sprints.

4. Amena Elsaie – Helm

5. Elia Timotheo – East Africa Fruits Co.

6. Dr Sadiyo Siad – Hano Academy

7. Flavien Kouatcha Simo – SAVE OUR AGRICULTURE SARL

8. Elmarie Pereira – Memeza Shout (PTY) Ltd

9. Matsotso Vuso – Nyamezela Metering

10. Francine Munyaneza – MUNYAX ECO

11. Nadia Gamal El Din  – Rahet Bally

12. Melissa Tafila – Conexus Proprietary Limited

13. Oluwatomi Solanke – Trove Finance

14. Okey Esse – Powerstove Energy

15. Rahmah Aderinoye – Rashak Farms and Agro Allied Limited

16. Prince Agbata – Coliba Waste Management Services Limited

17. Shona Mcdonald – Shonaquip Social Enterprise

18. Shaarad ‘Sha’ Maharaj – TradeBRICS Pty Ltd

19. Tunde Adeyemi – D-Olivette Global Enterprise

20. Tesh Mbaabu – MarketForce Technologies

ABH What’s Next?

In September 2022, the top heroes will undergo a rigorous due diligence process which, combined with their Round 2 scores, will help us determine our Top 15 heroes. The Top 15 finalists will then flown into Kigali, Rwanda for ABH first in-person semi-final since 2019!

ABH’s panel of esteemed judges will then determine the Top 10 Business Heroes of 2022 after a marathon day of pitches on the 30th of September.

The Grand Finale and culmination of this year’s exciting competition will take place at the end of November.

Learn more about ABH’s Top 20 Heroes. 


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