Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund 2022 (up to $2000 fund)

Application Deadline: July 29 2022

Application Deadline: July 29 2022

The Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund calls for applications from emerging artists, journalists and content creators. This involves bloggers, loggers and pod casters whose work offers a more contemporary as well as an authentic narrative of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in Africa.

Just like a great entrepreneur takes an idea and turns it in to a profitable business, a great artist finds amuse and turns it in to something relatable, intriguing and timeless.

Celebrating and sharing stories of entrepreneurs comes in many forms, ie: a photo, drawing or painting of an inspirational figure can tell a thousand stories and transcend a thousand languages. The Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund is particularly keen on supporting storytellers telling an interesting, unique story about Entrepreneurship in Africa.

This project will be sponsored by the two insurance companies Heirs Insurance and Heirs Life. These are insurance subsidiaries of Heirs Holdings, a pan-African investment group with a portfolio spread across 20 African countries and three continents. They aim at fulfilling their mission to improve lives and transform the continent, while unlocking the potential of our African youth to change the narrative of Africa.

Project fund categories

This fund is awarded to content creators in two categories:


This includes Bloggers, Vloggers and journalists.

Example of projects:

  • 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 innovations.


 Involve photographers, filmmakers, sketch artist, painters, and digital artists.

Examples of projects,

  • A lighthearted comedic short film telling the story of an 11-year old building entrepreneur,
  • A photography series of Africa’s top entrepreneurs.

All recipients of this fund will have their work presented to Mr.  Elumelu, Heirs insurance and Heirs life team.


  • Grant opportunity is open to Africans living on the continent and Africans in the Diaspora.
  • A young artist or storyteller who is aware of the entrepreneurial climate in Africa
  • Aged between 18-35yrs
  • One with a platform or portfolio of work that shifts stereotypical narratives about youth and entrepreneurship in Africa.

All candidates should apply only once, using their best idea to apply


  • Grants for each chosen participant will range between $500 and $2000 from the fund.

Applicants will be involved in a selection process and contacted by 31 August 2022. Additionally receipts of the Tony Elumelu Fund must complete their projects by October 2022

Apply now,Click here for details.

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