Anzisha Prize launches Reality Series "The Journey": A Groundbreaking Reality Series Transforming Africa's Entrepreneurial Landscape

The Anzisha Prize, a three-year fellowship program supporting young African entrepreneurs, is proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking reality series titled "The Journey." This captivating four-episode series aims to revolutionize the perception of very young entrepreneurs in Africa and inspire a new generation to embark on their own entrepreneurial endeavors.
19 July 2023
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The first episode of "The Journey": Getting the business is live and viewers can catch the series by visiting the official website of the Anzisha Prize at https://anzishaprize.org/the-journey/

  • Entrepreneurs stand a chance to win one of four grand prizes worth $10 000.
  • Winners will be announced at Entrepreneurship Education Summit in Africa on 10 August hosted at African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa.   

Johannesburg, South Africa – 20 July 2023 - The Anzisha Prize, a three-year fellowship program supporting young African entrepreneurs, is proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking reality series titled "The Journey." This captivating four-episode series aims to revolutionize the perception of very young entrepreneurs in Africa and inspire a new generation to embark on their own entrepreneurial endeavors.

In 2021, the Anzisha Prize identified 26 exceptional young African entrepreneurs who have demonstrated remarkable potential in their respective fields. Now, these talented individuals are embarking on their own unique journeys to scale their businesses and compete for the chance to win one of four grand prizes, each worth $10,000. The question remains: who will stumble along the way, and who will emerge victorious?

"The show offers an unprecedented glimpse into the challenges and triumphs faced by young African entrepreneurs. Each episode will intimately follow the journey of these ambitious individuals as they navigate the complexities of securing customers, refining business practices, and scaling their ventures,” says Didi Onwu, Managing Editor at Anzisha Prize.

The first episode of "The Journey" will introduce us to three exceptional entrepreneurs - Munyaradzi Makosa and Tafadzwa Chikwereti from Zimbabwe, and Jovia Kintu from Uganda. Together, they have created over 100 jobs, showcasing the immense potential of youth-led initiatives in driving economic growth and development across the continent.

Throughout the series, viewers will experience the gritty reality of entrepreneurship as these young talents strive to secure more customers, refine their business practices, and scale their ventures. While vying for the prestigious grand prizes, these entrepreneurs will also be on a personal journey of growth, exploring their leadership styles, seeking investments, and making strategic decisions that will define their futures.

The show is more than just a competition; it is a celebration of resilience, innovation, and determination. Each episode will feature entrepreneurs setting their own ambitious targets related to job creation, revenue growth, sales, and implementation of tools. They will be in a race against themselves, striving to surpass their own expectations and qualify for the grand prizes. It promises to captivate audiences with its compelling narrative and showcase the immense potential of young African entrepreneurs. Through this groundbreaking reality show, the Anzisha Prize hopes to foster a new generation of innovative and resilient young Africans who will shape the future of the continent.

The Anzisha Prize is delivered by African Leadership Academy in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. Through the Anzisha Prize, the organisers seek to increase the number of job-generative entrepreneurs fundamentally and significantly in Africa.

With so much at stake, tension will be high as viewers root for their favorite entrepreneurs to succeed. But even for those who may stumble along the way, "The Journey" will undoubtedly showcase the indomitable spirit of Africa's young entrepreneurs, inspiring countless others to embark on their own entrepreneurial endeavors.

The first episode of "The Journey": Getting the business is live and viewers can catch the series by visiting the official website of the Anzisha Prize at https://anzishaprize.org/the-journey/

For media inquiries, please contact:

Didi Onwu
Managing Editor
donwu@africanleadershipacademy.org
+27761789721

About the Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize is delivered by African Leadership Academy in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. Through the Anzisha Prize, the organisers seek to increase the number of job-generative entrepreneurs fundamentally and significantly in Africa. They believe that a key to doing so is to test, implement and then share models for identifying, training, and connecting high potential, very young entrepreneurs (15- to 22-year-olds) so that many more organisations have better collective success in creating a pipeline of entrepreneurs with the capabilities for scale.

About African Leadership Academy 

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of entrepreneurial leaders who will work together to achieve extraordinary social impact. Each year, ALA brings together the most promising young leaders from all 54 African nations for a pre-university program in South Africa with a focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, and African studies. ALA continues to cultivate these leaders throughout their lives, in university and beyond, by providing ongoing leadership and entrepreneurial training and connecting them to high-impact networks of people and capital that can catalyse large-scale change. For more information, visit http://africanleadershipacademy.org.

About the Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to enable young people in Africa and in Indigenous communities in Canada to access dignified and fulfilling work. It is one of the largest private foundations in the world with a mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. It was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. The Foundation is an independent organization, and its policies, operations, and program decisions are determined by its own Board of Directors and senior leadership team. It is a registered Canadian charity with offices in Toronto, Kigali, Accra, Nairobi, Kampala, Lagos, Dakar, and Addis Ababa. For more information, please visit: www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow Mastercard Foundation on Twitter at @MastercardFdn.

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