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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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Dr. Toyin Falola is the Champion of African Studies

Dr. Toyin Falola is the Champion of African Studies

Toyin Omoyeni Falola was born 1953 in Ibadan, Nigeria. In the 1960s, he dropped out of high school to join a peasant rebellion that protested high taxation and the ill treatment of farmers. During and after the rebellion, young Toyin kept wondering why it was that some, ...

Heidi G. Frontani

September 10th, 2015

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Princewill Omorogiuwa- Nigerian Entrepreneur, Creating a pan-African Education Solution.

Princewill Omorogiuwa- Nigerian Entrepreneur, Creating a pan-African Education Solution.

Princewill Omorogiuwa is the founder of Simon Page College of Marketing, a top-notch marketing training school, with branches in Ghana, Nairobi and Nigeria. Simon Page provides professional qualifications and postgraduate courses in marketing accredited by the Chartered ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 28th, 2015

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Amnah Ibuni is Creating Opportunities for Women in Tanzania

Amnah Ibuni is Creating Opportunities for Women in Tanzania

Amnah Feisal-Amin Ibuni is a young Tanzanian woman who was born in 1987 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. When her father passed away when she was only eight years old she and her family moved back to Tanzania. Growing up in Zanzibar, Amnah was distressed when she witnessed many of ...

Heidi G. Frontani

August 25th, 2015

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Wonder Twins, Paula and Peter Imafidon- Breaking World Records.

Wonder Twins, Paula and Peter Imafidon- Breaking World Records.

You know how it is with stars, they shine ever so brightly; never hidden and always giving the world a beautiful outlook. That’s exactly how it is with Paula and Peter Imafidon, the indomitable duo set to reshape the world. At 8, they set a joint world record when they ...

Lovelyn Okafor

July 17th, 2015

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How First-class Engineering Graduate, Ufot Ekong Broke a 50 Year Record.

How First-class Engineering Graduate, Ufot Ekong Broke a 50 Year Record.

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy ...

Lovelyn Okafor

May 21st, 2015

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Saheela Ibraheem-The Amazing Harvard Teen, in whom the Obamas Delight…

Saheela Ibraheem-The Amazing Harvard Teen, in whom the Obamas Delight…

“If you are passionate about what you do, and I am passionate about many things, especially math and science, it will work out well,” A lot has indeed worked out well for this extraordinary teenager. When she was 15, Saheela Ibraheem made headlines as one of the youngest ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 21st, 2015

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Naomi Chol- 16 Year old Refugee and her Awe-inspiring Exploits.

Naomi Chol- 16 Year old Refugee and her Awe-inspiring Exploits.

The obstacles in her way were not enough to dampen her resolve or smother her humongous dream. Naomi Chol is an amazing 16 year old, who is in love with the future she sees, a future where the sick and dying are given another chance to live a good life, and the youths ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 14th, 2015

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Harold Ekeh- The Most Wanted Teen! He has been Accepted into all Eight Ivy League Schools.

Harold Ekeh- The Most Wanted Teen! He has been Accepted into all Eight Ivy League Schools.

Beware people, there’s a new kid on the block! While we are still reeling from Esther Okade’s dazzle, another marvel shows up, all dressed and ready to take the world in a whip. Harold Ekeh made no formal announcements about his arrival.  He is just a cool kid with an ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 7th, 2015

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Esther Okade- The Precocious Ten Year Old University Student.

Esther Okade- The Precocious Ten Year Old University Student.

A first look at her and you may be quick to regard her as a child who knows little or nothing about life or any other thing, but then you would be wrong. Esther Okade is not your typical kid, she is a marvel wrapped in a small package. At ten, Esther has travelled the ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 2nd, 2015

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Cephas Nshimyumuremyi- From Chemistry Teacher to Award Winning Entrepreneur.

Cephas Nshimyumuremyi- From Chemistry Teacher to Award Winning Entrepreneur.

“Don’t think that you need a lot of capital. Start with little, but use the knowledge and the environment that you already have.” Cephas Nshimyumuremyi understands that the effective leader is not the one that spends time telling his followers what to do, but the one ...

Lovelyn Okafor

March 26th, 2015

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How Patrick Awuah Founded The Renowned Ashesi University in Ghana

How Patrick Awuah Founded The Renowned Ashesi University in Ghana

Hi, Thanks for stopping by to read this post. We are delighted to have you on our website. So, how are you doing? Today, we share with you a story written by our friend, Heidi G. Frontani, Ph.D. She tells the inspiring story of Patrick Awuah and how he founded the renowned ...

Guest Blogger

February 19th, 2015

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Elizabeth Kperrun- Preserving the Rich African Heritage through Storytelling.

Elizabeth Kperrun- Preserving the Rich African Heritage through Storytelling.

Whatever happened to the good old days? The days children cheerfully gathered under trees to listen to good old didactic tales and danced to rich cultural tunes? Have they been blown away with the fierce wind of technology and the memories, wrapped up and tucked away with ...

Lovelyn Okafor

February 13th, 2015

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Kolawole Olajide- Funda Founder, Taking Education to the People.

Kolawole Olajide- Funda Founder, Taking Education to the People.

“We bring together the problems we’ve seen in different parts of Africa and we are all trying to create together solutions to the problems we have experienced in different parts of the continent,” Well, that’s what it’s all about; discovering problems and ...

Lovelyn Okafor

February 3rd, 2015

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Gossy Ukanwoke- Nigeria’s Mark Zuckerberg?

Gossy Ukanwoke- Nigeria’s Mark Zuckerberg?

  Gossy Ukanwoke is the founder of Beni American University (BAU), Nigeria’s first private online university, established in 2012. At 23, and laden with concern for the declining state of the African educational sector, Gossy took the challenge to reinvent the wheel and

Lovelyn Okafor

January 16th, 2015

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Humphrey Musila – Building a Better Kenya via African Tutor

Humphrey Musila – Building a Better Kenya via African Tutor

Despite many miles away from Kenya, as a young leader, I feel that I have a responsibility to build a better Kenya for everyone. The time for sitting down and waiting for manna from heaven is long gone.

Guest Blogger

January 12th, 2015

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How Justus Uwayesu Rose From the Garbage Dump to the Halls of Harvard.

How Justus Uwayesu Rose From the Garbage Dump to the Halls of Harvard.

The antecedents of his birth didn’t in anyway offer many options. Justus Uwayesu was only 2 years old in 1994 when the untold fate that befell most Rwandans at the time bore an indelible mark in his life. He lost his parents that year, during the genocide. His father ...

Lovelyn Okafor

November 6th, 2014

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Susan Kigula- Once Condemned, Now a Beacon of Hope for Many.

Susan Kigula- Once Condemned, Now a Beacon of Hope for Many.

What do you imagine to be the greatest loss in life? Ever thought about this? Each time I ask this question, I get answers like; a terrible health condition, illiteracy, lack of money or death like most are made to believe. But none of those truly answers it. Norman cousins ...

Lovelyn Okafor

September 18th, 2014

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Maud Chifamba- Africa’s Youngest University Student.

Maud Chifamba- Africa’s Youngest University Student.

What’s a helpless orphan girl to do? Stricken but not vanquished, denied but never discouraged… Maud Chifamba can best be described as an African wonder; a young and helpless teenager who has defied adversity and pain to break boundaries and set records. Born November 19, ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 19th, 2014

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Preye Tambou: Will this ‘Book Advocate & Author’ make it onto the Forbes or The Times Magazine Lists?

Preye Tambou: Will this ‘Book Advocate & Author’ make it onto the Forbes or The Times Magazine Lists?

The young author whose bibliography includes ‘Heroes in Many Trials’( 2009), ‘The World is a School’, ‘Readership Edges’, ‘The 17 Dynamic Readers’, ‘The Joy of Reading’, ‘Stretch To Success’, ‘Execute Your Dreams’, ‘From Backstage To Platforms’, ‘Fame Must Not Kill Your ...

Guest Blogger

June 4th, 2014

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Donald Patrick Bambara- The Young Change Maker, Set to Reface Senegal.

Donald Patrick Bambara- The Young Change Maker, Set to Reface Senegal.

Inspired by his dream, Donald set out on a mission to reface Senegal. He was disturbed by the lack of waste management systems in his community, which was gradually reducing the streets of Dakar to dump sites. Donald Bambara joined a team of students who shared the same ...

Lovelyn Okafor

May 20th, 2014

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Evans Wadongo is Shining the Good Light in Africa..

Evans Wadongo is Shining the Good Light in Africa..

A simple source of light can make a huge difference in the world; it can brighten the night of the depressed, save a languishing soul and give a future to hopeless youths. And what would you call the bearer of such light? A life saver and hope giver. That is exactly what ...

Lovelyn Okafor

February 18th, 2014

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Fred Swaniker has Discovered What it Takes to Make Africa Prosper

Fred Swaniker has Discovered What it Takes to Make Africa Prosper

He is a Ghanaian entrepreneur, business consultant and educator. The CEO and a co-founder of the African Leadership Academy, a residential, second-level educational institution located outside Johannesburg in South Africa. Fred was born in Ghana to extremely hard working ...

Lovelyn Okafor

December 10th, 2013

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Professor Pius Adesanmi; Award-Winning Writer, Activist and Academician

Professor Pius Adesanmi; Award-Winning Writer, Activist and Academician

If you are an avid reader of online news and blogs aimed at discussing the polity in Africa, specifically Nigeria, then you may have stumbled across the name of Professor Pius Adesanmi; a poet, literary genius and cultural critic. Professors are getting younger and younger, ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

March 7th, 2013

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Who Will Tame The Sahara? Dr. Jibunoh Newton!!!

Who Will Tame The Sahara? Dr. Jibunoh Newton!!!

When Nigerians think or fantasize about leaving the shores of Africa, they imagine luxurious trips to Dubai, the UK or the US. They romanticize about phenomenally acquiring a first-class ticket and enjoying a pleasure-soaked fiesta all the way to their destination. Perhaps a

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

March 4th, 2013

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