A New Touch of Africa

Africans Masterminding Africa

Interview with Dr Rashid Sumaila: “When Africa calls, you’ve to go”

Dr. (Ussif) Rashid Sumaila is a Professor and the Director of Fisheries Economics Research Unit & the OceanCanada Partnership at the University of British Columbia (UBC).  He is the author of “Infinity Fish: Economics and the Future of Fish and Fisheries”  who specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such …

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Tommaso Menini: The fetcher of oil from arid lands

Tommaso Menini saw through very dry grounds and is now busy fetching oil from where few or nobody thought wealth could be made from. The tall looking gentleman is an ambitious conservationist who began work on arid lands about a decade ago in Karamoja-Uganda for economic development in Africa. The unstoppable dreamer continued in Kenya …

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Abai Schulze: Paving the pathways for economic opportunities in Africa

Bringing together the glamorous handcrafted products made by African artisans from the nooks and crannies of the continent, Abai Schulze has paved the pathways for economic opportunities in and for Africa.  In 2014, she founded ZAAF, a luxury handcrafted leather and accessories brand with one goal in mind — to empower artisans in Africa to …

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Joycee Awosika: An employer of labor through the power of Oríkì

Joycee Awosika is a true African entrepreneur breaking grounds through her unique wellness and luxury spa brand, ORÍKÌ. She launched a powerful brand called ORÍKÌ — a cultural phenomenon amongst Yoruba-speakers of West Africa — which literally has the touch of an African identity. Joycee is also an energy economist and has ever since, from …

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Margaret Komen: An inspiration to the young African generation

Why an inspiration to the young African youth thinking of success? Learning about the journey of Margaret Komen, one is greatly inspired not to give up on a dream simply because one has no start-up capital or a business experience. Like every crazy entrepreneur, Margaret Komen started with passion and no capital to capitalizing on …

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How Eben Ngula Quits Job to Build a Business from the Scratch

A lot of African entrepreneurs are from the school of hard knocks. Even after obtaining a college degree, they just return home to begin again. Such is Eben Ngula. It’s not a bed of roses after graduation. Getting employment is just another university admission process. Some get employed, others unemployable in that area, while others …

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The Man Who Remodelled The Face of Adamasingba

Adamasingba Stadium also known as Lekan Salami Sports Complex is a multi-use stadium in Ibadan, Nigeria, but mostly used for football activities.  Ever since it was built in 1976 with 8,000 capacity which was officially opened on 28 May 1998, the stadium suffered in the hands of mismanagement. After it was constructed, it was a …

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PAGA: The Next Big Thing In Africa

Eyitayo David Oviosu, simply Tayo Oviosu is the founder and CEO of Paga, a mobile payments company dealing with the digitalization of cash in emerging economies. Paga founded in 2009 now processes trillions of Naira today becoming a fintech giant from Africa spreading its wings outside the continent. With U.S. billionaire investor Tim Draper and …

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Franklyn Usouwa: The story of a storyteller engineering his way forward

Franklyn Usouwa is a Nigerian writer and the author of “A for Abortion” which was shortlisted for Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2021. He was born and raised in Lagos and currently studies Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Lagos. But Franklyn loves to tell stories. In and out of the laboratory, he finds …

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Ola W. Halim: A Fiction of Truth, Queer, and Freedom

Ola W. Halim: A Fiction of Truth, Queer, and Freedom

Ola W. Halim is a fiction writer, a poet, and a teacher in Edo State, Nigeria. He teaches English Language and Literature and was shortlisted for  TFCN Teacher’s Prize for Literature in 2019.  He writes far away from things frequently told, exploring the unimaginable. His “An Analysis of a Fragile Affair” was shortlisted for 2021 …

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