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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Airopay partners with Africa's young entrepreneurs on the AYEEN2017 program

Airopay an online payment solution is proud to announce its partnership with Africa's largest entrepreneurship network, A.Y.E on its annual empowerment program popularly known as AYEEN (Africa's Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Program). 
The program that has empowered thousands of Nigerians across the nation also boast of been the world's largest reality TV show. The program which is to kick off this month with the screening process will engage thousands of nigerian entrepreneurs, starts up and business owners giving them a platform to pitch their ideas or businesses to A.Y.E business expert. The program which proceeds to the business auditions conducted by international business experts, will be televised on over 10 TV stations in Nigeria including Africa Magic.

Speaking about the partnership, the CEO of AIROPAY; Mr. Charles, said “as a brand, AIROPAY  believes in the objectives of the AYEEN initiative. The AYEEN platform is an opportunity for entrepreneurs, MSME and other business minded nigerians to showcase what they have to the world for possible investments”. As a Nigerian owned company, part of our Corporate Social Responsibility this year is  focused on youth empowerment, job creation  and economic development in Africa.” A.Y.E & the AYEEN program already have a platform for us to achieve this.

The CEO also commended the executives of the Africa's Young Entrepreneurs for their bold interventions in grooming the next architects of Nigeria’s economic growth.

President of the non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the growth of entrepreneurs in the African continent(A.Y.E), Mr. Summy Smart Francis, said that the program will serve as a platform to impact millions of youth via television and online media across Africa. “It will give opportunity to existing and startup entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas and plans to a panel of foreign and local experts as well as give millions of entrepreneurs in Africa a platform to gain tremendous business knowledge and advice from these experts. Successful applicants will be given grants, mentorship, specialised skills scholarship and training”, Mr. Francis said.

Speaking at the occasion, the Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Nigeria (AYEEN) National Head, Mr. Olubunmi Oluwadare bemoaned the insincerity of the Nigerian Government and the lack of support from most corporate bodies to entrepreneurs in Nigeria. He decried the politicization of the various empowerment programmes initiated by governments at all levels. Mr. Oluwadare urged the Government to use existing platforms, like AYEEN, to execute the various empowerment programmes so that it can effectively impact on the target beneficiaries who are the authentic entrepreneurs.

Speaking on the production partnership of the entrepreneurship reality television show, the General Manager of Wazobia TV, Emad Ahmad, promised to deliver top notch production and transmission quality to the large army of entrepreneurs, startups and positional business owners across Africa. He further promised prime time broadcast of the show on Wazobia Max.

The reality TV show will transmit in the 4th quarter of 2017 on terrestrial, satellite and continental television channels watched across various electronic media channels in Nigeria, Africa and beyond on partner media channels which include NTA, Wazobia Max, STV, TVC, All M-Net African Magic Channels, BRTV, Rave TV, etc. The show will also stream on the A.Y.E. online platform which boasts of over 61million viewers across the 36 State of the federation and across Africa.

AYEEN 2017 promises to be very innovative and highly engaging. The following events will mark AYEEN 2017:
Regional screening across Nigeria: Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Enugu, Calabar and Asaba
A wider tv audience and spread through additional media partners
Enhanced production quality as a result of our co-production with wazobia max
More online viewership as the program will be accessible from the new A.Y.E app

The 2017 events will conclude with a glamorous conference/grand finale to be held at the end of the year at the Lagos Oriental Hotel Grand Ball room. The event will be graced by dignitaries and other notable business giants across the continent.

The opportunity now beckons on all promising Nigeria entrepreneurs and business startups. To register for AYEEN2017, visit

Send an email to or call 080 600 40620 to become a sponsor/ partner.

To register for AYEEN2017; visit


Anonymous said...

this is a sensible company supporting sensible projects kudos to the ceo #linda take note

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Onyeka 1 said...

Right step in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

i love these guys

bolanle_alao said...

positive partnership, where is the Nigerian govt to support such initiative,respect to airopay

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Anonymous said...

where is mtn,glo and these other companies who only support stupid things.

Jacob said...

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Kemi said...

Airoplay has my respect, this is what companies/banks should be looking at !

Anonymous said...

Come to think of it.dis are the kind of programs that should be suppprted.Sister Linda take note

Anonymous said...

Weldone.Its time other organizations like Etisalt,Mtn,payport etc partners with this guys to help our young enterpreneurs as well as growing our economy positively.

Eguavoen Osamwonyi said...

Criminals, all the money they collected from all those who registered last yr where is it... J18 Form Scam... If he nor b Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, he nor fit b Tony Elumelu Foundation. Dis program is a big cordinated scam. They collect money from people dat register n never gv them feedback after d screening carried out by young/small boys n girls, who know nothing about business... Aunty Linda pls u guys should post my comment o, let pipo know wats hapening.

Ikenna_Ogbona said...

looks at this fools comment, clearly you work for tony elumelu and his greedy platform that takes a share in every business they support. i spent over 20,000 naira on the tony elumelu program...what did i get from it? absolutely nothing.just a complete waste of time.At least with ayeen i know at least 3 people who got grants.When jesus came he didn't heal everyone,not every business can get grant,live with it!

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