Entries by Godwin

African entrepreneurs reveal the toughest situations they’ve had to deal with

How we made it in Africa asked some of the continent’s most dynamic entrepreneurs to share the toughest situations they’ve found themselves in as business owners, and how they overcame these challenges. 1. Tumi Phake, founder and CEO, Zenzele Fitness Group Zenzele Fitness Group is a South African gym management business which operates fully-equipped health clubs […]

A salute to the Cameroonian tech entrepreneur: Tonje` Bakang

Tonje` Bakang is an exciting innovator who created an Afrostream that represents the black audience. His idea is to bridge the gap in lack of content concerning black films and shows wherein other streaming services fail to offer. Afrostream is a video-streaming company, which is increasingly becoming the next Netflix for African and African-American audiences. […]

Betty Irabor shares Inspiring story of how Mai Atafo left his 7-Figure Job to Follow His Heart at Genevieve Magazine

CEO of Genevieve Magazine Betty Irabor has shared how designer Mai Atafoleft his high-paying job for the role of fashion editor at Genevieve Magazine. In an Instagram post titled: “This is how to be INTENTIONAL,” Irabor wrote about how when Atafo first approached her and she said she couldn’t afford him. He however told her it wasn’t about […]

How A Former Wheel Barrow Hustler Made Over $1 Million From Just $200

Poor beginnings never defines the future of any man or woman. It only shows the reality of their starting point, highlights the type of efforts they’d need to put in, and shows them, through the story of others likewise, that a man or woman’s life accomplishments not only lies in his or her decision to […]

These are the top 10 African Countries to invest in 2018

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has released its 2018 edition of Where to Invest in Africa. The report assesses the economic outlook and investment opportunities in Africa. In this seventh edition, there are significant changes in the top 10 African nations to invest in and some warnings for the future economic outlook across the continent. According to Nema […]

Here’s what’s happening to African jobs – in 5 charts

Africa’s young people are much more likely to have passed through the continent’s formal education systems than their predecessors. With that comes a challenge for leaders of business and government to provide them with the opportunities to apply their skills. More than that, to ensure their skills can help them thrive in the changing world […]

[Girls & Woman] These powerful African scientists are changing the world

As the UN states, both science and gender equality are crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Yet, despite efforts to ensure gender parity in science, discouragingly, the proportion of women in science, technology, engineering and maths — STEM — is quite low and reports of gender […]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Talks Beauty, Femininity and Feminism

Perhaps the most unexpected fashion icon of the year has just added another glossy credit to her name. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian-born novelist and feminist known for novels like “Americanah” and “Purple Hibiscus”; recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, the O. Henry Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award (among others); and author of […]

Feyi Olubodun on what international brands get wrong about the African consumer

“I argue very strongly that sophistication and westernisation don’t mean the same thing. You can be sophisticated and not be westernised.“ “For the past couple of years the recession in Nigeria has been rough. Lots of agencies closed down and those that didn’t were in the negative for quite a while,” says Feyi Olubodun on […]