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Uduak Ubak: One year after, Change in Nigeria still a Mirage

Uduak Ubak: One year after, Change in Nigeria still a Mirage

May 29th was the day we celebrated our Democracy Day and incidentally this year’s celebration officially marked the one year anniversary of the current Nigerian Government. So naturally, most people have been wondering how the one year stay of our “change” Government has ...

Uduak Ubak

June 19th, 2016

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POEM: Light in the Dark Alley of Confusion

POEM: Light in the Dark Alley of Confusion

In the presence of confusion There is frustration and depression O what man I am Finding tranquility in inequity That can never be but enmity I have searched to search Her face I seek to see But the guards of iniquity Thus, held me bound. Now, I see the agonious Joy That ...

Guest Blogger

June 15th, 2016

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The Rise and Rise of Audu Maikori: From Passion to Profit and Fame

The Rise and Rise of Audu Maikori: From Passion to Profit and Fame

Some people work hard and achieve great success. Some others are hardly working and wonder why fortune doesn’t smile on them. I know a young man who doesn’t just work hard. He also works smart and he has huge achievements to show for his efforts. Enter Audu ...

Arise Arizechi

June 15th, 2016

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Kizito Okorowu: How To Build a Trans-Generational Business Enterprise

Kizito Okorowu: How To Build a Trans-Generational Business Enterprise

Entrepreneurs don’t have to produce ‘sweat, tears and blood’. Most times it comes cheap but even cheap is built on the foundation of unadulterated hard work. This piece is centered on the entrepreneur himself and will no doubt impact on his business plans ...

Kizito Okorowu

June 14th, 2016

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Kizito Okorowu:  Dear Entrepreneur, Be A Child Again

Kizito Okorowu: Dear Entrepreneur, Be A Child Again

The general notion we have of the entrepreneur is usually one of brutal work weeks with little or no chill periods on weekends. I wonder who sold this notion to us and if we ever asked for a receipt or checked the product label. The greatest of entrepreneurs are usually ...

Kizito Okorowu

June 10th, 2016

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Africa’s Most Powerful Woman: Folorunsho Alakija

Africa’s Most Powerful Woman: Folorunsho Alakija

Alongside the most influential women on the planet such as presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and former talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Nigeria’s Folorunsho Alakija received the award of “Africa’s Most Powerful Woman.” Alakija was ahead of Liberian ...

Konnect Africa

June 10th, 2016

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How Patrick Bitature broke the Backbone of Poverty through Entrepreneurship

How Patrick Bitature broke the Backbone of Poverty through Entrepreneurship

I have been studying successful people for a long time. Today, I will be telling the story of a very very successful man from Uganda. He is the Founder and chairman of Simba Group of Companies, a conglomerate with investment in Telecom’s, mining, real-estate and ...

Arise Arizechi

June 8th, 2016

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From an Army Officer to a Multi-Millionaire – How Dr Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase Cracked the Code

From an Army Officer to a Multi-Millionaire – How Dr Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase Cracked the Code

The ability to persist on a given path regardless of setbacks, unexpected events and resistance; to continue steadfastly in spite of conditions is a trait common to those who made it. Dr Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase was born in December 31,1950 to Edo state parents. They were based

Arise Arizechi

June 7th, 2016

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Adeniruju Adedapo Treasure: The Gospel of Change, according to St. Internet

Adeniruju Adedapo Treasure: The Gospel of Change, according to St. Internet

The online community is growing very fast and might someday outnumber the world’s population – with over a billion websites now online. More so, it’s fast becoming an integral driver of development in today’s societies. This has positioned it as the fifth estate of a society

Guest Blogger

June 6th, 2016

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A Konnect Africa Interview with Justice Chengeta: Writer, Newspaper Columnist & Founder of a Charity Movement in Zimbabwe

A Konnect Africa Interview with Justice Chengeta: Writer, Newspaper Columnist & Founder of a Charity Movement in Zimbabwe

Hello Africa, You are welcome to another Konnect Africa interview. How are you doing? Today, we have on our hot seat, a young man with a large heart. He is a Writer, Newspaper Columnist and Founder of the Life Builders Visit, a charity organisation that is focused on helping

Arise Arizechi

June 6th, 2016

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Iyabo Oyawale: Conquer Yourself to Conquer Your Goals

Iyabo Oyawale: Conquer Yourself to Conquer Your Goals

If you’re goal-oriented, you’ve got to be prepared to conquer yourself first. That reminds me of this quote by Edmund Hillary. “It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” The message is apt. There’s no mountain anywhere. We are our own mountain.

Guest Blogger

June 5th, 2016

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Cobby Amoah- Building a Solid Foundation for the Future of Healthcare in Africa

Cobby Amoah- Building a Solid Foundation for the Future of Healthcare in Africa

Born in the Brong Ahafo Region but raised in Accra, Ghana, Cobby Amoah developed an interest in healthcare and technology at an early age, and has since honed his interest in both fields. In the United States, he runs a company called Obaa, whose goal is to use technology to

Lovelyn Okafor

June 1st, 2016

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A Konnect Africa Interview with Jaynyuy Joybert : Founder of The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa

A Konnect Africa Interview with Jaynyuy Joybert : Founder of The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa

Hello Africa, It is another Konnect Africa Interview. We trust you are doing well. Today, we bring you the interview with one of Africa’s finest minds. He is a Public Speaker and Empowerment coach. He is also the Founder of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership ...

Arise Arizechi

May 30th, 2016

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Youngest African-American Engineer, Brittney Exline and Her Passion for Change

Youngest African-American Engineer, Brittney Exline and Her Passion for Change

In 2007 at the age of 15 she made history as the youngest African-American female accepted into an Ivy League school, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Now 19, the whizz kid is still high in her game. She has made history once again as the school’s youngest engineer and

Lovelyn Okafor

May 28th, 2016

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Nadja Bellan-White- Career Woman, Amazing Mother and CEO of Ogilvy, Africa’s Largest Agency Network.

Nadja Bellan-White- Career Woman, Amazing Mother and CEO of Ogilvy, Africa’s Largest Agency Network.

Committed to delivering excellence, Nadja Bellan-White sits at the helm of Ogilvy Africa, the continent’s largest agency network. Like most African power women, Nadja towers brilliantly, having created a niche for herself in the marketing and advertising industry. With

Lovelyn Okafor

May 25th, 2016

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Economic Ideas Festival 2016 to be held in Lagos

Economic Ideas Festival 2016 to be held in Lagos

The Young Professional Economist’s Network – YPEN has confirmed Lagos as the host city for this year’s Economic Ideas Festival which will be held from 1-2 December, 2016 under the theme ‘Engineering an African led growth’. Being the second time the program is being ...

Konnect Africa

May 23rd, 2016

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Okon Joseph’s Blog: How to Win Your Way to Success

Okon Joseph’s Blog: How to Win Your Way to Success

During the course of my early life on my search for success. I tried so many principles, steps and laws of success from searching on google and books I read. Like Colin Powell will always say, “some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at ...

Okon Joseph

May 21st, 2016

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Joshua Nghaamwa- Self-Taught Teen Inventor, Creating ICT Solutions in Africa

Joshua Nghaamwa- Self-Taught Teen Inventor, Creating ICT Solutions in Africa

He saw the vision as a little boy, and he not only hoped that it will come true, he also worked relentlessly to bring it to fruition.  Growing up, Joshua took delight in piecing materials from scraps and turning them into highly needed items for his community. At age 18, the

Lovelyn Okafor

May 20th, 2016

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Brenda Katwesigye – Connecting Ugandans to Good Health Care.

Brenda Katwesigye – Connecting Ugandans to Good Health Care.

Brenda Katwesigye had a dream to become a medical doctor. From age 6, she thought of the contributions she could make to address the many health challenges in her community. The health systems in Kasubi, a suburb in Kampala where she grew up as a child left a lot to be ...

Lovelyn Okafor

May 18th, 2016

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From Business to Nursing- How Amaechi “George” Ozor Beat the Odds to Excel in his Career

From Business to Nursing- How Amaechi “George” Ozor Beat the Odds to Excel in his Career

George couldn’t have imagined that a mere Google search would transform his career path forever.  He had worked for years as a business man until the going became quite tough, needing him to re-evaluate his choices and options. He left his home in Nigeria to begin his career

Lovelyn Okafor

May 13th, 2016

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This is Sizakele Petunia Mzimela, the Power Woman Leading Change in the Aviation Industry.

This is Sizakele Petunia Mzimela, the Power Woman Leading Change in the Aviation Industry.

African women are consistently breaking new grounds and towering in all sectors across the continent.  One such power woman is Sizakele Petunia Mzimela, a South African Amazon who is shattering glass ceilings in the aviation industry as the first black woman to launch her ...

Lovelyn Okafor

May 11th, 2016

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Khadija Williams: From the Streets to Harvard

Khadija Williams: From the Streets to Harvard

Life may sometimes seem difficult, but we press on, knowing that the challenges we face are only for a time. And so, we look forward in hope, walking tirelessly with courage on the path of purpose, with our eyes, focused on the laurel on the hills. This indeed is the ...

Lovelyn Okafor

May 6th, 2016

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Caroline Esinam Adzogble -24 Year Old, Leading an Education and Technology Revolution in Africa.

Caroline Esinam Adzogble -24 Year Old, Leading an Education and Technology Revolution in Africa.

Dreams indeed come true! Caroline Esinam Adzogble is a living proof. From age 19, Caroline began having recurrent dreams of becoming an expert in education and technology. She not only held this dream close to heart, she also paid close attention to make the move as the ...

Lovelyn Okafor

May 4th, 2016

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Tetteh Nettey’s Journey from a Watchman to an Academic Force…

Tetteh Nettey’s Journey from a Watchman to an Academic Force…

Sometimes it’s difficult to see what God has in store for us when our world crumbles as we go through hardships. But what we should always remember is that when one door closes, another one opens. This aptly summarises Tetteh Nettey’s journey through life. Born to Maxwell ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 29th, 2016

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Olatorera Oniru- Nigerian Power Woman, Repositioning the African Fashion Industry

Olatorera Oniru- Nigerian Power Woman, Repositioning the African Fashion Industry

Olatorera Oniru is the CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com, a fast rising e-commerce platform positioned to take over the global market. The company aims to promote made in Africa brands and provide greater global visibility to the creativity, hard-work and perseverance of Africans. ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 27th, 2016

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