P.Diddy Donates $250k to NFTE As Nigerian Student Wins Entrepreneurship Challenge
The entrepreneur competition which was held at the Times Center in New York recently, was created by The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)-an organisation that empowers teens by educating them on how to be entrepreneurs had rapper and business mogul, Sean Combs, aka P.Diddy on ground to speak with the participants on how to run their own businesses and being self-made bosses.
At the end of the competition, Toheeb Okenla (Nigerian) and Jesus Fernandez, from South Holland, Illinois, beat out 38 teen competitors with their business plan for T&J Soccer. T&J Soccer is a manufacturing and retail business that sells soccer socks with pockets sewn into them for inserts that protect players’ shins during soccer games.
P.Diddy after having a private coaching session with the top finalists donated $250K to the NFTE group for supporting teen’s entrepreneurs, while Toheeb Okenla and Jesus Fernandez-Ortiz were awarded $25,000 for taking the first place.