Two-thirds of young Nigerians are unemployed or underemployed. Most of them want to find work and build a future for themselves. A few start-ups and entrepreneurs are looking for ways to unlock Nigeria's huge potential. Nigeria is one of the fastest growing countries in the world – and one of the youngest. Half of all Nigerians are under the age of 19, but there are few job opportunities available to them. Even those who do have a job earn barely enough to survive. Many families remain trapped in a cycle of poverty. Children and young people often have little choice other than to follow in the footsteps of their parents and take up the same profession. We paid a visit to startups and entrepreneurs who want to change that. They’re supporting education and equality, and fostering targeted investment, online platforms, and cooperation with local communities. Can they succeed in awakening the potential of young Nigerians who want to work and thrive – and help them become a driving force in Africa? A film by Thomas Lemmer and Flourish Chuckwurah.
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