coconutAfrican Start – Up: A FirstBank SMEConnect Initiative, in partnership with CNN.

So Much About Coconut!

Did you know that Nigeria can currently boast of 265,000 metric tonnes of coconut production, coming in at the 18th position of the world coconut production country index? As a country that is bestowed with a vast rain forest zone fertile for a crop that is non-indigenous to it, the nation can compete favourably in an increasing market with so much potential in Africa.

At the age of 19, Adowarim Lugu Wazuri founded Wazuri Enterprise. At one point, her company was the biggest coconut sales and distribution company in Ghana. She currently owns 90 acres, enabling her to supply 7,000-8000 pieces of coconut to customers each week. Already nominated for numerous awards for her achievements, she is changing Ghana’s coconut business.

Are you in the business of agriculture? “WE CAN HELP WITH THAT”


FirstBank is the No.1 SME enabler that champions SME development in Africa through FirstBank SMEConnect.

African Start – Up is a FirstBank SMEConnect Initiative, in partnership with CNN.

Every Wednesday from 17h CET or 5.00p.m. Nigerian time.


African Start-Up is sponsored by FirstBank

In association with CNN