The Next Titan Africa 2023: Unleashing Malawi’s Entrepreneurial Potential – 21st May Application Deadline.

The Next Titan Africa, the continent’s premier entrepreneurial reality TV show, has announced its 2023 edition and is inviting applications. The show is a ground-breaking initiative backed by Tingo, a leading African Fintech and Agri-Fintech company, which aims to foster entrepreneurship across Africa. For aspiring entrepreneurs brimming with innovative business ideas, the grand prize of $100,000 offers an unprecedented opportunity.

At the forefront of promoting this enterprise are Mide Akinlaja, Executive Producer of The Next Titan Africa and James Woods-Nkhutabasa, Tingo representative and senior executive. Both recently visited Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, to engage with the local media and galvanise potential applicants.

Mide Akinlaja and James Woods-Nkhutabasa

“The Next Titan Africa is more than just a competition,” said Woods-Nkhutabasa. “It is a platform to empower, inspire, and ignite the entrepreneurial spirit within our talented youth. We believe that by investing in these young minds, we are investing in the future of Malawi and Africa at large.”

Akinlaja, elaborated on the goals of the project, “The Next Titan Africa is more than just a platform; it’s a launchpad for the next generation of African entrepreneurs. We’re not just looking for business ideas; we’re seeking visionaries who will challenge the status quo, disrupt traditional markets, and set new standards for innovation across the continent.”

The reality TV show has been running for 9 years with a sole focus on Nigeria and this version will be the inaugural season of The Next Titan Africa, aptly tagged ‘Changemakers’, which will spotlight young entrepreneurs from four nations: Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, and Malawi. The selection process demands applicants to be citizens of these countries, aged between 21 and 35, and ready to bring forth their passion for innovation and change.

Following regional auditions and a rigorous bootcamp, 20 finalists will enter the Titan House in Lagos, Nigeria. Here, over 12 intensive weeks, they will live together, facing varied entrepreneurial challenges. Their business acumen will be tested through weekly tasks, with evictions based on their performance.

Woods-Nkhutabasa added, “These 20 entrepreneurs will represent the indomitable spirit of Africa. They are the torchbearers of progress, the visionaries who will shape tomorrow. The Next Titan Africa is an opportunity for them to showcase their talents on a continental stage and what an opportunity it is for our youthful women and men.”

The grand prize winner of The Next Titan Africa will secure a significant boost for their business venture with $100,000. The first, second, and third runners-up will also receive a boost for their entrepreneurial dreams, securing $10,000, $6,000, and $4,000, respectively.

Akinlaja further highlighted the broader impact of the initiative, saying, “Our mission with The Next Titan Africa is to empower young entrepreneurs and foster a culture of innovation and resilience. By offering these driven individuals the resources, mentorship, and exposure they need, we aim to catalyse economic growth and social change. This is more than a competition – it’s a transformational journey.”

The application process is a rigorous six-stage journey that includes Registration, Auditions, Regional Virtual Bootcamp, Bootcamp in Lagos, stay in the Titan House, and the Grand Finale.

Candidates are expected to follow the show’s Instagram page @thenexttitan_africa and complete the registration form on the official website:, outlining their innovative business ideas.

Woods-Nkhutabasa concluded, “This is our call to the changemakers of Malawi. Let’s transform this nation and Africa as a whole through the power of entrepreneurship.”

Malawi’s future entrepreneurs are encouraged to seize this chance and apply via the official Next Titan Africa website. The stage is set for Malawi’s changemakers. Let the entrepreneurial games begin! Akinlaja, echoing these sentiments, affirmed, “We are excited to witness the journey of these promising individuals, as they leap towards realising their business dreams. Africa is ready. The world is watching. Let’s make history together.”

Malawi’s future entrepreneurs are encouraged to seize this chance and apply via the official Next Titan Africa website – deadline of application is 21st May, 2023. The stage is set for Malawi’s changemakers. Let the entrepreneurial games begin!

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