Posts in Development

Rags to Riches series: Episode 6 (Desmond Mabuza) Founder, Signature and Wall Street Restaurants

July 28, 2017

Rags to riches series feature entrepreneurs across Africa, who faced the odds to create something great. This is an unconventional feature. But then again, the most int... (more)

The Mind Behind the 'De'tayo Martins' Brand

July 27, 2017

The brand is De’tayo Martins. Founded in December 2013 by Aina Adetayo Adegbola, the brand tailor... (more)

Rags to Riches Series: Episode 4 (Fomba Trawally) founder, Kumba beindu and sons

June 16, 2017

The rags to riches series feature inspiring stories of African entrepreneur, who built an empire using a bootstrap system, i.e. started from scratch. The story is intended as an inspiration for the... (more)

Afrobeat (Femi Kuti) legend smashes world record for longest note on saxophone

May 15, 2017

on the 7th of may 2017,at the new Africa shrine. Femi kuti (@femikuti)broke the world record for the longest single note on a saxophone note. Set in 1997 by Kenny G, the record stood at 45 mins 37 ... (more)

Rags to Riches Series: Episode 2 (Geoffrey Kago) founder, Kaki Village Enterprise

April 21, 2017

The rags to riches started with the founder of the young shall grow motors. He is a Nigerian entrepreneur who built a good life from scratch. In this episode, we leave Nigeria as the topic of today... (more)

TEF Picks 1000 Entrepreneurs for 2017 Empowerment Programme

March 29, 2017

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has announced the final selection of 1,000 African entrepreneurs, for the 3rd cohort of the 10-year, $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.... (more)

The Many Dangers Entrepreneurs Face In Africa.

March 29, 2017

Africa, despite being the second fastest growing economy in the world, is still considered the one facing the highest risks concerning business development.... (more)

The Nigerian Naira - USD Tussle.

March 28, 2017

The dollar slipped further to N365 at the street market yesterday just as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced reduction for school fees, medical bills and travel allowances fr... (more)

How can Africans trade more with other Africans?

March 28, 2017

Western multinationals used cheaper labour in underdeveloped countries to manufacture products that relied on inputs from all over the world and technologie... (more)

The Next Big Thing In eCommerce

January 18, 2017

The “what is the next big thing in Africa” is usually the question posed in conferences and talks across the continent, not to sound like a prophet, but the answer is pretty obvious, it... (more)