Summy Smart Francis

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Summy Smart Francis is a Nigerian entrepreneur, philanthropist. he is the current president and founder of Africa's Young Entrepreneurs.

Mr. Francis started his first business venture at a young age of 14 where he worked at his Father's hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. At 17 the challenging task of managing one of the branches (Mullard Hotel) was handed down to him.[1]

Summy Smart Francis Founded the Africa's Young Entrepreneurs, (A.Y.E) the World's largest entrepreneurship network with over 12.6 million members in 20 African Countries as well as the United States and Great Britain, that links the diaspora with continental investment opportunities continuing to impact their economies enormously.

Mr. Francis is the Executive producer of Africa's Biggest Entrepreneurship Reality TV Show. The A.Y.E Reality TV show, produced in Nigeria and airing across Africa on MNET and terrestrial TV stations in Nigeria.

A.Y.E through the AYEEN program has empowered several thousands, with grants, equipment, specialized skills training, mentorship and a platform to network and showcase their businesses to the world. Annually, A.Y.E under the leadership of Mr. Francis identifies and empowers thousands of innovative businesses and ideas. Mr. Francis is also the Director General of the Empower Borno Project that focuses on the economic redevelopment and empowerment of the internally displaced people of Borno State, Nigeria a project that is gradually receiving Continental and Global recognition as a catalyst for a lasting solution to their economic challenges caused by the insurgency.

He is the Creative Director of MegaMindz Creation, Chairman and Chief Investor of SSF Investments and he sits on the board of several companies as a Non-executive Director.

He is a recipient of several awards and certifications both in Nigeria and Globally. some of which are : Entrepreneur of the year 2015 (SA Business awards South Africa), Innovative personality of the year 2016 (Nigeria Innovations award), Most Inspiring Nigerian Personality (Nigeria Community Excellence Award 2017 South Africa) A devoted Christian, Visionary, Writer and Philanthropist.


  1. "Summy Smart Francis I". Africa's Young Entrepreneurs. Retrieved 2017-09-02.

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