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Onyeka Akumah

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Onyeka Akumah is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy, a start-up he founded in September 2016 and is currently referred to as Nigeria’s 1st Digital Agriculture platform.

Farmcrowdy is focused on increasing food production, impacting on 50 000 small scale farmers in Nigeria in the next 5 years and engaging 2 million Nigerian youths to participate in Agriculture.

Prior to Farmcrowdy, Onyeka was the Chief Commercial Officer of Travelbeta.com, one of Nigeria’s leading online travel agencies with over 300 000 hotels and flights to over 900 destinations worldwide.

Previously, he was also the founder of a digital management business called ANOZIM Group with three subsidiaries focused on Internet Marketing, Online Publishing and Digital Media Sales clients including GTBank, Cheki.com.ng, TOTAL and Guardian Newspaper.

Akumah has been referred to as one of the leading creative Internet and online marketing entrepreneurs focused on building household names out of Internet businesses in Nigeria.

He has worked as the Vice-President of Marketing at Konga.com, Director of Marketing and Partnerships at Jumia.com, Online Marketing Manager at Wakanow.com, E-Marketing Coordinator for Deloitte in West, East and Central Africa, Online and Mobile Coordinator at Guaranty Trust Bank and Webmaster for British Council in Nigeria.

Onyeka graduated with a First Class/Distinction from the Sikkim Manipal University, India where he obtained his first degree in Applied Information Technology.

He has been nominated for several awards including winning the Digital Marketing Personality of the Year 2015 award from the Nigerian Technology Awards.

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