The inaugural Africa's Business Heroes show was held in Accra, Ghana on November 16th 2019 in front of an audience of ~800 people featuring prominent guests as H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo (President of Ghana), H.E. Ban Ki Moon (8th Secretary-General to the United Nations); celebrities including Jet Li (Kung-Fu star) and Naomi Campbell (Supermodel).
Vying for the top prize
Importantly, the event was a master course in business education as our top judges provided participants and viewers the opportunity to look at business problems from a new angle. It also featured prominent local musicians and singers culminating with a song entitled “I want to be like Jack Ma” from up-and-coming Ghanaian artist: Dr. Laylow.
Judges’ Roundtable
In the final segment, each of the top 3 were invited to a one-on-one question and answer session with the top 4 judges. Following these sessions, Jack Ma announced the first, second, and third place winners. In addition to business metrics, top 4 judges evaluated finalists’ leadership qualities and ability to impact society broadly with their mission.
~ 800
4,700 +
Livestream Audience Members
Nationalities Represented in Audience
Jack Ma
Founder of Alibaba Group & Jack Ma Foundation
Strive Masiyiwa
Founder and Executive Chairman, Econet Group
Joe Tsai
Executive Vice Chairman, Alibaba Group
Ibukun Awosika
Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited
The show aired in over 47 countries, on DSTV, Startimes and Ghanaian TV Station: CitiTV.