Samirah Bello


Samirah Bello is an avid volunteer with over seven years of experience in community development, and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. She has implemented numerous projects focused on education, children’s rights, domestic and sexual violence, youth and female empowerment, and governance. She is the product lead at Thrive Agric, a startup that aims to improve the agricultural sector in Nigeria through microfinance loans for smallholder farmers. Currently, Thrive Agric works with over 14,000 farmers across seven states in Nigeria. Samirah envisions a Nigeria and Africa, that is well-developed, peaceful, and where business innovation thrives. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Samirah plans to continue working to positively impact the lives of Nigerians through her work in agriculture, education, and governance.


Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication; Bayero University Kano