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It's time for The Quest Finale! We have finally reached the end of this series, which also marks the end of our 2021 application season.

This episode is jam packed with announcements and great news.

We start off with an insightful chat with the revered Fred Swaniker who shares his insights on youth entrepreneurship and the value of young people.

Then we chat with Thokoza Mjo, our program lead from the Anzisha Prize. She breaks down the selection process and shares the value of the fellowship program.

Last but not least, we announce the selected Top 26 Fellows for the 2021 Anzisha Prize Fellowship Program.

Congratulations to our Top 26 fellows of 2021!

Let the Quest Begin...

In this episode, Didi and Mfundo explore the region of Southern Africa. 

First up is Masello from the Free State in South Africa. She runs Starlicious Enterprises, an agricultural venture specialising in livestock. 

Then we head over to the tiny country with a big heart - Malawi. Here we meet Martin who runs Sollys Energy. He makes and distributes affordable solar power solutions to his community. 

We close things up in style by visiting Renata from Namibia who is making sure her customers look their best with her fashion and design brand, RS Clothing.

This week we are in West Africa.

First up is Toheeb from Nigeria. He is teaching and giving young Africans such as himself, access to in-demand digital skills.

Rebecca from Sierra Leone is up next and she keeps her customers feeling good with her natural beauty products.

Last but not least we visit Tabe from Cameroon who runs a tutoring academy that helps students excel in their academics.

The Quest continues this week in East Africa.

First up is Viola who runs a social enterprise that teaches refugees the fundamentals of farming so they can sustainably take care of their families.

Martin is in agriculture and he produces and sells horticultural fruits and vegetables to his community.

Lastly we visit Landy who runs a bioenergy business that converts organic food waste into energy.

It's time for The Quest Finale! We have finally reached the end of this series, which also marks the end of our 2021 application season.

This episode is jam packed with announcements and great news.

We start off with an insightful chat with the revered Fred Swaniker who shares his insights on youth entrepreneurship and the value of young people.

Then we chat with Thokoza Mjo, our program lead from the Anzisha Prize. She breaks down the selection process and shares the value of the fellowship program.

Last but not least, we announce the selected Top 26 Fellows for the 2021 Anzisha Prize Fellowship Program.

WHAT IF YOUR FAVE IS SELECTED?

Each episode will follow our hosts as they meet the entrepreneurs, validating their business models, understanding what makes them tick and deciding who will join the fellowship.

Each entrepreneur that is chosen for the 2021 Fellowship will receive:

  • Three years of venture building support from a dedicated team of professionals and consultants
  • Added benefits and services such as cash stipends, short educational opportunities and tools for the efficient running of their businesses
  • Cash prizes awarded to the top performing businesses at the end of their second year in the program

Access to The Quest will show you where these entrepreneurs started and why they were selected for the Anzisha Prize!

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WHO WILL BE LEADING THE QUEST?

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Didi Onwu and Mfundo Mbanze are our show hosts and they will lead us on the Quest to find this year's Top 26 for the 2021 fellowship.

Didi, aka The Cultural Hybrid, is from Nigeria. With a passion for unearthing Africa's hidden gems, she brings her infectious energy and a unique curiosity for storytelling. South African born Mfundo, our trusty cinematographer, steps in front of the lens alongside Didi to show us what these very young entrepreneurs are capable of.

Together, they will embark on this Quest, uncover talent, celebrate stories, and have fun along the way.

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