If you count Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, among your closest friends, conversations about how to grow wealth when the "Africa rising" narrative has faded away are more important than ever. And entrepreneur Tony Elumelu is in it for the long haul, despite the waning sentiment.When he started the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme after he left the banking industry in 2010, Elumelu had a clear mission: to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa in 10 years and invest US$100m in training and mentoring them.Elumelu, who is also the chairman of Nigerian-listed United Bank for Africa (UBA) and hospitality group Transcorp, believes he can develop Africa by empowering other countries on the continent."If I, and other successful Africans, don’t step up and help replicate and multiply ourselves by helping to create 1,000 other Tony Elumelus and UBAs, and maybe Africa’s Steve Jobs, the continent will not achieve its development aspirations," says Elumelu.He says one ...

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