Seye Olurotimi of MSME Africa Emerges 2021 FATE SME Journalist
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
The founder and publisher of MSME Africa, Mr Seye Olurotimi, has become the 2021 FATE SME Journalist.
The respected media practitioner was bestowed with the honour at the FATE Foundation 2021 Annual Celebration and Events held recently.
The award is meant for a journalist within the Nigeria MSME/entrepreneurship space who must be attached to a media house. Entries for the award must have been published between December 2020 and October 1, 2021.
Mr Olurotimi, who is also a Marketing Communications and SME Branding expert, is passionate about enterprise development and has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and is the convener of the prestigious MSME Dialogue and also a member of the MSME Community of the practice of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG).
Speaking on the award, Mr Olurotimi expressed his appreciation to “FATE Foundation for this recognition and I consider it a call to do more.”
“I am dedicating this to the over 41 million MSMEs in Nigeria who despite all odds are weathering the storm, displaying grit and resilience while coping with the peculiarities and challenges of our business environment,” he further said.
“I started MSME Africa in the thick of COVID-19 and lockdown in May 2020. The idea was to provide timely information and details about opportunities to MSMEs, startup and entrepreneurs.
“The vision has since grown bigger and in 18 months, [we have received] two awards, [recorded] 274,038 users of the platform, [have] a thriving community of entrepreneurs, [had] meaningful collaboration and many more, yet, and we are just starting,” he enthused.
MSME Africa is Africa’s leading news media, opportunities, capacity building, business articles and resources platform for small business owners.
The platform aims to be a major voice for MSMEs in Africa, fostering the culture of entrepreneurship, building the capacities of entrepreneurs and influencing policies on issues that affect entrepreneurs, startups and MSMEs.
MSME Africa attracts daily traffic from budding entrepreneurs, business leaders, founders, CEOs, directors, industry icons, as well as other players and stakeholders within the MSME ecosystem.