Desayo Ajisegiri, a Nigerian tech entrepreneur, has won a two-year scholarship to the Harvard Business School from the Seven-up Bottling company.
The scholarship is part of the company’s resolution on contributing its quota to Nigeria’s progressive growth and development.
Since 2011, 7up has supported and celebrated young and promising Nigerian graduates through its prestigious 7up Harvard Business School Scholarship Program.
This year’s recipient is Desayo, who receives a fully-funded MBA program at the prestigious Harvard Business School.
Desayo comes from a modest background.
From humble beginnings, she fought her way to complete a degree at Howard University, Washington DC.
Desayo graduated from the school with Summa Cum Laude honours.
She has also worked hard to impact the world through a fusion of entrepreneurial and humanitarian initiatives.
This included investing in a detergent that fortifies clothes and turns them into a mosquito repellent to help prevent malaria.
She also set up a micro-investing firm, Trove.
Trove allows Nigerians to invest in U.S stocks from the comfort of their homes using their phones.
Desayo Ajisegiri follows in the footsteps of other young, brilliant and deserving Nigerian youth who received the scholarship.
Past recipients include Misan Rewane (2011), Olujimi Williams (2012), Mayowa Kuyoro (2013), Oluwasola Olaniyan (2014), Bankole Makanjuola (2015), Chidozie Ibekwe (2016), Ahmed Alimi (2017), Ulunma Izejiobi (2018), Anyanwu Maureen Uzoamaka (2019), and Abdul Rahman Buhari (2020).