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Billionaire Tony Elumelu Opt For Roasted Corn By The Roadside

Billionaire Tony Elumelu opt for roasted corn by the roadside

Nigerian billionaire and C.E.O, Tony Elumelu had recently shared a video of himself as he stopped by the roadside to buy roasted corn. In the video shared on his Instagram page, Tony Elumelu, who is the chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), merely stepped out of his car alongside his bodyguards and walked up to a woman selling roasted corn by the road side to patronize her.

The popular entrepreneur priced the corn and nibbled it the local way even while the seller was still getting it ready for him. Interestingly, the 56-year-old Tony Elumelu had met with the Senegalese president earlier in the day. This shows sheer humility.
Here is the post from the billionaire's Instagram handle: @tonyoelumelu

"Jollof is nice but some days we sample roasted corn along the Lagos expressSome cravings die hard" #TOEWay #roastedcorn  #cornlove  #jollofwars #streetfood

Many Nigerians commented surprise and were amazed at what Tony Elumelu did. The wealthy businessman is especially known among Nigerians for hid philanthropist acts as he has been empowering young Africans through his Tony Elumelu Foundation. The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is an African non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Tony O. Elumelu and headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, based on his belief that, with the right support, entrepreneurs can be empowered to contribute meaningfully to Africa's prosperity and social development.

The Foundation is intent on charting a new course for African philanthropy and does not operate merely as a grant-awarding organisation. It is a pioneer member of the Global Impact Investment Rating System (GIIRS). The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) was founded in 2010 by Nigerian businessman Tony O. Elumelu and positioned as a 21st-century catalytic philanthropy. As a primary driver of Africapitalism, the Foundation is committed to the economic transformation of Africa by enhancing the competitiveness and growth of the African private sector, through a push for entrepreneurship.

The Foundation aims to promote excellence in business leadership and entrepreneurship across Africa. One of its driving aspirations is the improvement of the competitiveness of African economies. Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu (born 22 March 1963) is a Nigerian economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation. Elumelu holds the Nigerian national honours, the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) in 2003. He was recognised as one of "Africa's 20 Most Powerful People in 2012" .