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President Welcome Note

I t is a great disarming truth and a humble one too that young people are the great contributors and back-born of any top-notch economy on earth. When we think of the most advanced and developed countries, we think youths, we think innovation and these two have greatly transformed and sustained countries like America, Japan, China, Germany to mention but a few. Ipso facto we need to engage and support the Nigerian youths and empower them to do exploit. I strongly believe that with YEN platform we can collectively build a world-class economy for Nigeria through national and grassroots talent harnessing, unity of purpose, effective communication and youth entrepreneurship development.

YEN as a platform will selflessly and relentlessly continue to promote youth entrepreneurship development and healthy competition that will create jobs, wealth and security to enhance the development and growth of our Nigerian economy into a world-class one.


Adenike Ogunlesi

His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II
Ooni of Ife

Prof. Pat Utomi

Prof. Pat Utomi
Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership


Adenike Ogunlesi

Mrs Nike Ogunlesi
CRO/Founder Ruff Tumble

Nnamdi Ezegbo

Mr Nnamdi Ezeigbo
Founder & CEO Slot

Mrs. Audrey Joe Ezegbo

Mrs. Audrey Joe Ezegbo
Co-founder/ED Falcon Corporation LTD

Organisation Brief

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OF NIGERIA (YEN) also known as Association of Youth Entrepreneurs of Nigeria was founded as the umbrella body for Nigerian young entrepreneurs to promote and support youth entrepreneurship development in Nigeria.

Our Vision

T o be the voice of Nigerian young entrepreneurs, advocating for entrepreneurship and economic development through our overall growth strategy, consolidation and creating sustainable employment through entrepreneurship development activities.

Our Mission

T o promote and support youth entrepreneurship development as means of achieving sustainable innovation, employment generation, economic growth and development in Nigeria.

Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN)

What We Do

All the programs of Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) are focused on the Nigerian youth with the sole aim of harnessing their talents for the economic development of Nigeria. Our programs include:

  • Advocacy.
  • Funding.
  • Mentorship & Business Clinic Solutions.
  • Capacity Building & Development.
  • Entrepreneurship Development.
  • Advisory Services.
  • Skills Acquisitions.
  • Training & Consultancy.
  • Industry Research & Information Bank.
  • Trade-Fair & Exhibitions.
  • Professional Networking.
  • YEN Awards.
  • Economic and Entrepreneurship Summits, Conferences, workshops, seminars, town hall meetings, Annual Lecture Series and others.
  • Entrepreneurship Social Events.

Why We Do It

  • To curb the alarming rate of poverty and unemployment amongst Nigerian youths.
  • To reduce the over dependence of youths on the government.
  • To curb social vices, youth restiveness and enhance peace and unity.
  • To enhance and promote entrepreneurship culture and ecosystem in Nigeria that will create sustainable wealth.
  • To support the development of Nigerian economy (GDP) into top-notched economy.
  • To immensely contribute to the actualization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • To create new generational business leaders that will impact Nigeria and the world with disruptive innovations.
  • To create social and economic impact to Nigeria and the world at large.
  • To harness the talents of the youths and give them a clear future.

Aims & Objectives

  • To empower, support and encourage young Nigerians in the participation of entrepreneurship through access to finance, mentorship, entrepreneurship training, networking and technical support.
  • To selflessly champion the cause of young entrepreneurs at the local, regional and national level, through engagement with governments, the media, the public, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • To raise and build future world-class entrepreneurship leaders that will create positive impact to Nigeria and the world socially and economically.
  • To collaborate with relevant government institutions and other organizations in proffering solutions to issues affecting young people in business in Nigeria.
  • To connect, unify and build the capacity of young entrepreneurs across Nigeria, so as to drive trade, advocate for change and enhance the entrepreneurship culture and ecosystem.
  • To be positioned as the sole representative of Nigerian young entrepreneurs in all negotiations’ and consultations with governments and their agencies on matters of policy affecting the conduct and practice of business and entrepreneurship in Nigeria.
  • To promote and protect the professional interests of all members of the organization.
  • To set and improve the standard of services being rendered by entrepreneurs to the general public and as well establish and maintain good relationship with the members of the public.
  • To advocate for policies conducive for creating a strong entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem.

We Are Resourcefulness Innovation Passion Integrity Selfless Service Excellence & Team-work

Our Impact

Our Impact have been felt in the lives of the over 70,000 young Nigerians we have directly empowered to be job creators and be useful to themselves and the society. This is helping to curb crime and hooliganism in our country Nigeria and we enjoin corporate organizations and eminent Nigerians to support the government in their mission to eradicate poverty and unemployment.

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