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Nelson Mfon

Nelson Mfon

Marketing Strategist at Xcene Research
Lagos, Nigeria

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.

Two meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.


Mentoring holds a special place in my heart because I firmly believe in the power of sharing knowledge and guiding others toward their professional goals. I am an alumnus of the Carrington Youth Initiative of the United States Consulate, and I can tell first-hand the power of mentorship and guidance where professional goals and aspirations are concerned. With over five years of experience in the dynamic realm of Marketing and Communications strategy, I’ve encountered various challenges, learned valuable lessons, and discovered innovative solutions. Now, I feel a deep sense of responsibility to pass on this knowledge to the next generation of professionals.

I work currently with a contract research organization committed to bringing clinical trials to a more diverse population in Sub-Saharan Africa. My interests lie in fostering a customer-centric marketing approach. Understanding the needs, preferences, and behaviours of consumers is paramount to developing effective marketing strategies. Throughout my career, I’ve honed my skills in content writing, SEO optimization, marketing, and content strategy by delving deep into market research, consumer insights, and data analytics. As a mentor, I seek to impart this knowledge to my mentees, guiding them in crafting campaigns that resonate with their target audience on a profound level.

As a mentor, I seek to empower individuals to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of marketing. This involves equipping them with not only the technical skills required for success but also the adaptability and resilience to navigate industry shifts confidently. My own journey through diverse sectors, including Social Impact, Healthcare, Fintech, Agrotech, marketing agencies, and Real Estate, has taught me the importance of versatility and agility in the face of change.

Mentor type

Spoken languages


Geographic focus

Mentorship motivation

  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up

My interest in mentoring stems from a desire to make a meaningful impact, empower individuals to thrive in the marketing landscape, develop essential soft skills, and contribute to the collective growth of the industry. I have benefited so much from mentors, and I believe it’s time to also give back. By sharing my experiences, insights, and lessons learned, I am hoping to inspire the next generation of marketing leaders to push boundaries, challenge norms, and drive positive change. I ultimately hope to inspire and support young professionals as they embark on their own journeys toward success and fulfilment in the field of marketing.