A young Nigerian Entrepreneur, Computer Programmer, Internet Entrepreneur and CEO of Publisheer, Chidi Nwaogu, won the Most Needed Company in Africa Award at the just concluded 2018 African Entrepreneurship Award organized by Banque Marocaine Du Commerce Extérieur (BMCE) Bank of Africa, a large Commercial Bank in Morocco. The Award whose goal is to close the huge gap in start-up funding, rewards new technologies, new business models as well as new attempts aimed at solving existing problem needing attention in African region.
Chidi’s company, Publisheer is a digital publisher company focused on meeting the growing needs of independent African writers and musicians from low-income communities, emerged out of over 4,900 companies in all regions of Africa reviewed by a team of 400 mentors. Thousands of entrepreneurs from all the fifty four African countries who put in for the Award were made to go through questions and answer sessions about their idea, market, scalability and sustainability, receiving free mentoring and individual scores. The exercise which took place between the months of March and May saw Publiseer emerging the winner of the said category.
After starting two Internet companies and eventually selling them to American companies, Chidi Nwaogu who co-founded Publisheer with his twin brother, Chika Nwaogu. Before establishing Publisheer, Chidi was a writer whiles his twin, and his brother, Chika was a music director. For years, they couldn’t find any who didn’t demand money. Publiseer is the digital publishing company for the third world that has helped a lot of musician get recognition.
Chidi who is a finalist for a full scholarship at MEST Africa’s graduate-level entrepreneurship program, has embarked on various giant strides this year, including emerging as a finalist at the Harvard Business School 2018 New Venture Competition.
The prestigious award offers $1 million to all eligible African entrepreneurs with extraordinary businesses or idea.