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Nigerian Tech Entrepreneur wins 7-UP 2021 Harvard Business School scholarship

Nigerian Tech Entrepreneur wins 2021 Harvard Business School scholarship. Desayo Ajisegiri, a Nigerian tech entrepreneur, has won the Seven-Up Bottling Company Limited (SBC) Harvard Business School Scholarship Program.
This was disclosed by SBC via a statement issued on Monday and seen by Nairametrics.
According to the company, the development is its contribution to Nigeria’s progressive growth and development.
It stated, “This year’s recipient, Ajisegiri, comes from a modest background. Having been inspired by the tenacity and courage of her mother, she sailed through adverse circumstances to graduate from Howard University, Washington DC with Summa Cum Laude honors and has dedicated herself to impacting the world through a fusion of entrepreneurial and humanitarian initiatives that solve current global challenges.
“During her time in college,  Desayo who had been a quarterly survivor of malaria found a way to prevent malaria by investing in a detergent that could fortify one’s clothes, serving as a repellent and insecticide to dangerous mosquitoes. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for solving problems also led her and her friends to start up a micro investing platform – Trove, that allows Nigerians invest in U.S stocks from the comfort of their homes while on their phones.”
Managing Director, SBC, Ziad Maloouf, said, “We believe in the transformational difference great leadership has on a country. One person can make a huge difference in the trajectory of a people and their development. That’s what this scholarship is about. We are on a mission to inspire people to create exceptional ideas.” 
“Desayo has proven her mettle and passion for people and development, as evident in her work to enhance the financial status of Nigerians. We believe we have identified a leader Nigeria will be proud of. By contributing to her story, maybe we can do our part to change the wider narrative about Nigeria.”
Speaking on the importance of the unique initiative, the Chief Corporate Services Officer, Yemi Faseun, emphasised the multiplier effect of leadership. He said, “We cannot change the world all at once; however, we can change our world one person at a time. The 7up Harvard Business School Scholarship us the opportunity to do that. We wish our 2021 winner, Desayo, the best and look forward to the remarkable impact she would have on the country.”
Abiola has spent about 14 years in journalism. His career has covered some top local print media like TELL Magazine, Broad Street Journal, The Point Newspaper. The Bloomberg MEI alumnus has interviewed some of the most influential figures of the IMF, G-20 Summit, Pre-G20 Central Bank Governors and Finance Ministers, Critical Communication World Conference. The multiple award winner is variously trained in business and markets journalism at Lagos Business School, and Pan-Atlantic University.

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