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“The starting point to acquiring passion will be basic interest.” – Kene Rapu

Kene Rapu is a qualified lawyer with an LLB law degree from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and a Master’s Degree in Fashion Entrepreneurship from the London College of Fashion, United Kingdom.

Kene’s company is described the No.1 Nigerian footwear brand championing local production, established in 2011 and has played a significant role in changing the face of ‘Made in Nigeria’ footwear.

In 2016 she was selected by the Tony Elumelu Foundation as one of 1000 African Entrepreneurs whose idea could “change Africa”, in 2017 as one of 100 ‘Most Influential’ women in Nigeria by Leading Ladies Africa and most recently listed in the prestigious Forbes Africa ’30 under 30’ class of 2018, in the business category.

Kene Rapu is the founder and CEO of ‘Kene Rapu’. Watch this 2-part episode on Under 40 CEOs below:

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About Under 40 CEOs on Television

The acclaimed television show Under 40 CEOs launched on TVC Entertainment and TVC News on the 9th of October, 2015 and subsequently launched on Silverbird Television Network on the 13th of January, 2016 and has spotlighted inspiring young business leaders aged 40 and under from East, West and South Africa. In addition to the channels above, the series has also aired on or currently running on Africa Magic Family, DBS, ITV Benin, ITV Abuja, RSTV and GHOne reaching a cumulative average viewership of 2.2million people every week.
Under 40 CEOs seeks to research, celebrate and expose the business leaders of the not-so-distant future and tell the stories of these young business leaders in Africa with a focus on the journey, the process and their proposed destination.
With over 100 episodes recorded till date, and serial entrepreneur, Familusi Akin Babajide, Mr FAB as the host, Under 40 CEOs has since gone on to inspire and motivate millions of would-be young business leaders across Africa to take action and join in the rebuilding and re-shaping of the African continent.
Under 40 CEOs currently has a social media following of over 300,000 and growing with a cumulative social media content reach of over 14.3million.

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