Accepting Applications: Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund for emerging African storytellers ($2000 funding)

Are you an emerging artist or storyteller on the pulse of entrepreneurship in Africa? Apply for the Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund

The Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund calls for application from emerging artists, journalists and content creators including bloggers, bloggers, and podcasters whose work offers a more contemporary and authentic narrative of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in Africa.

The Fund will award grants worth between $500 and $2000 to each selected participant.

Names after patron, African business leader and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, the project is jointly funded by Heirs Insurance and Heirs Life Assurance.


Applicants must be aged between 18 and 35 years and living on the continent or in the Diaspora.

They must have a platform or portfolio of work that shifts stereotypical narratives about youth and entrepreneurship in Africa.

Projects Funded

The Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund is awarded to content creators in two categories: Media and Arts.

Media includes Bloggers, Bloggers and Journalists. Examples of projects: A series of published articles identifying innovative tech entrepreneurs, a vlog that showcases entrepreneurs in underrepresented areas, a blog that shines the light on new African innovation.

Arts grants will be made to photographers, filmmakers, sketch artists, painters, and digital artists. Examples of projects: A lighthearted, comedic short film telling the story of an 11-year-old budding entrepreneur, a photography series of Africa’s Top entrepreneurs etc. 


  • June 30, 2022: Applications Open
  • July 29, 2022: Application Deadline
  • August 31, 2022: Shortlisted Candidates: Informed
  • September 23, 2022: Successful Applicant Announcement

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund 2022. Application Deadline: July 29, 2022

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