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Nigerian youth wins UK parliament mentorship award

A Nigerian entrepreneur, Melody Fidel Okwuazu, has won the outstanding entrepreneur missionary award at the United Kingdom Investors Summit 2023 held at the Parliament House…

A Nigerian entrepreneur, Melody Fidel Okwuazu, has won the outstanding entrepreneur missionary award at the United Kingdom Investors Summit 2023 held at the Parliament House of Lords in London.

The award is a celebration of Melody’s entrepreneurial and philanthropic achievements in the areas of youth and start-ups mentorship, coaching, empowerment and grants disbursement spanning across Nigeria and Africa.

According to the organisers of the United Kingdom Investors Summit 2023, it is inspiring to award Melody Okwuazu, with the outstanding entrepreneur missionary award for his numerous accomplishments this year which include mentoring over 5,000 youths, financing and supporting over a hundred new businesses as well as the offer of academic scholarships to about 20 people.

Lead organiser of the United Kingdom Investors Summit 2023, Aswathy Sahadevan said, “We are proud of the works and impactful achievements of Melody who is contributing in no small way in developing and growing human capital, talents and business empowerment in Africa and the world at large.”

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Melody, who doubles as an awardee and guest speaker at the United Kingdom Investors Summit 2023, harped on using talents and skills monetization as veritable tools for youth empowerment.

He was quoted in a statement saying, “Skills and special talents have given Nigeria and Nigerians an edge in the areas of technology, sports, music, general entertainment and more.”

He added, “My strategy is quite different from handing out fish to the needy. I rather discover, coach and present empowerment grants to budding talents and start-up entrepreneurs in order to lead towards growth pathways.”

 

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