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Nigerian wins migration entrepreneurship prize  

Chidi Nwaogu, a young entrepreneur from Nigeria, has won the Migration Entrepreneurship prize organised by the Human Security Division (HSD) of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, FDFA. 

Chidi is one of the ten winners of the prize for entrepreneurs with social business solutions to reduce the vulnerability of migrants in countries affected by migration. Nigeria is a major origin, transit and destination country for irregular migrants. Nwaogu co-founded Publiseer, a digital platform that helps filmmakers, writers and musicians in Africa earn above the minimum wage. 

Winners of the prize were announced by Seedstars at its first online Seedstars Summit on the 3rd of April, 2020, with over 5,000 people in attendance. Seedstars is a Swiss-based private group of companies with a mission to improve people’s lives in emerging markets by leveraging technology and entrepreneurship.


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Photo caption: Chidi Nwaogu