About Chike Okoli Foundation


The Chike Okoli Foundation is a non-profit organization established to further the ideals of Late Chike Edward Okoli, A talented Lawyer and budding entrepreneur who died as a result of an undetected coronary artery disease, five days after his 25th birthday. The Foundation was set up to promote the passion of his life (Entrepreneurship) and to combat the cause of his death (cardiovascular diseases.) The main focus at COF includes ensuring that every young Nigerian will be fully Knowledgeable about the dangers of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), and the available preventive measures and treatment options as well as adequately equipping every young Nigerian with entrepreneurial skills to enable him/her set up and manage a profitable business of his/her choice. This is our own poverty reduction strategy to complement the efforts being made by Government at different levels. The Foundation has reached out to more than 11 million people across Nigeria and set out to tackle this problem by raising awareness among the Nigerian population, principally the youths. It targets the broad population through various informative channels that include radio, newspapers, brochures, posters and the internet.


The VISION of Chike Okoli Foundation

The VISION of Chike Okoli Foundation is that every young Nigeria will be fully aware of the dangers of cardiovascular disease (CVDs), and equipped with entrepreneurial skills to support the building of a healthy and prosperous nation.


The MISSION of Chike Okoli Foundation

Our Mission is to foster lifestyle adjustments and an entrepreneurial culture among Nigerians by promoting business education and creating awareness about cardiovascular Health.


We've Reached
Out To over



Across Nigeria


more than



people donated




Volunteers in Nigeria


What We Do


Chike Okoli Centre For Entrepreneurial Studies

Chike Okoli Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (COCES) is a mission borne out of a heartfelt vision to re-train, re-tool, and re-skill, a Nigerian youths to make them more relevant in an increasingly contracting global economy.


Rag To Riches

This is an annual event organized by the Centre to mark the international day against poverty. The Centre has hosted four editions of Rags to Riches Seminar. Distinguished and well acclaimed Entrepreneurs constituted as resource persons to share their own experience and encourage Entrepreneurship, which has been the goal for enterprise and bedrock to eradicating poverty.


Community Outreach Programs

Since inception, the Foundation has reached out to more than 11 million youths across Nigeria. It targets the population through various informative channels that include radio, newspaper and regular community outreaches.


Annual Heart & Soul Gala

The Heart & Soul Gala is an annual social event organized by the Chike Okoli Foundation to mark its anniversary. It is also targeted at raising awareness about the foundation’s core projects, as well as soliciting support for the sustainability of COF’s projects.




Dr. Stella Okoli, OON

Chairman, Board of Director,
Chike Okoli Foundation

Mr. Emeka Okoli

Chairman, Emzor Pharmaceutical
Industries Limited

Mrs. Uzoma Ezeoke

Executive Director, General Duties/Finance Emzor Pharm. Ind. Ltd

Prof. (Mrs) Nkiru Uzodike

Former Head of Dept, Private and Property Law, University of Lagos

Prof. Mrs. Jane Ajuluchukwu

Consultant Physician/Cardiologist Senior Lecturer LUTH

Chief Mrs. Taiwo Taiwo

Social Entrepreneur Chairman, Aart of Life Foundation

Dr. Alex Otti, (Ugwu Aro)

Former Managing Director Diamond Bank Plc.

Chief Sir Emma Bishop

Okonkwo, OFR
Chairman, Ekulo Group Company

Mazi Sam I. Ohuabunwa, OFR, MON

Managing Consultant, Starteam Consult Ltd

Chief Evelyn Oputu

Founder, Ovie Brume Foundation