Nkem Okocha is the founder of Mamamoni- a Fintech Social Enterprise that empowers rural and urban slum women with vocational/financial skills and mobile loans.
Since 2013, she has impacted and empowered almost 6300 women in several rural communities and has won several awards for her work with women in Nigeria.
She received a certificate in entrepreneurship from the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, Inspired by her widowed mum’s struggle to feed and educate the family, she founded Mamamoni, a social enterprise that is addressing community transformation by empowering women to carry on small businesses.
She is the 2016 winner of the LEAP Africa Social Innovators Programme (SIP) by Union Bank.
She was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She started her tertiary education at Auchi polytechnic and later proceeded to Lagos State University where she bagged a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance. She also has a certificate in business and entrepreneurship from Northwestern University.
She is very passionate about lifting women out of poverty and her company aims to break the cycle of poverty in Nigeria and given out over 100 micro-loans. Before starting her company, she worked as a Customer Service Representative for the then Intercontinental Bank and the now Access Bank Plc. She went further to become the Managing Director at Novine Koncept Ventures before starting Mamamoni.