Entrepreneurs in Africa

How I Got into Fashion Accessories and Craft-making: Juliet Ogbonna Shares Her Story

How I Got into Fashion Accessories and Craft-making: Juliet Ogbonna Shares Her Story

Are you interested in Fashion Accessories and Craft-making? Then consider yourself lucky because in this edition of the #KAInterviews, we bring you our exclusive interview with the Founder/CEO of House of Ebony, a fast-growing African fashion accessories and craft-making ...

Arise Arizechi

January 19th, 2017

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How I Help Individuals & Coaches Create More Impact and Income Online: Richard Okere Jr. Shares His Story

How I Help Individuals & Coaches Create More Impact and Income Online: Richard Okere Jr. Shares His Story

Hello Africa, Welcome to another exciting edition of the KA Interview Series with Africa’s Rising Stars. Today, we have with us a very resourceful young man from South-East Nigeria who help coaches to make money. His name – Richard Okere Jr. In this interview, ...

Arise Arizechi

January 7th, 2017

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On Becoming Toke Makinwa And Ghostwriting A Book

On Becoming Toke Makinwa And Ghostwriting A Book

Toke Makinwa has written a new book. Except maybe she hasn’t. It all depends on what the definition of “written” is. On Becoming” the memoir by Media personality Toke Makinwa was launched on Sunday of November 27th 2016 at an intimate gathering held at The Wheatbaker Hotel, ...

Damilola Awosusi

January 7th, 2017

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How To Run A Podcast Platform: Samuel Adeoye Shares His Story

How To Run A Podcast Platform: Samuel Adeoye Shares His Story

Hello Africa, We have a rare breed of polymath in the house. He is a Civil Engineer who is in love with Podcasting; his passion for it is second to none. He is the Founder and Chief Trouble Maker (as he calls himself) of Podlobe, a podcast platform focused on impacting the ...

Damilola Awosusi

January 7th, 2017

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How To Write a Book – Minnas Tekeste Tell His Story

How To Write a Book – Minnas Tekeste Tell His Story

Are you looking for how to write a book? Then you are in the right place. You are welcome to another Konnect Africa interview. How are you doing? Today’s interview is with an horticulturist who doubles as a passionate writer and author. He is an Author of literary ...

Damilola Awosusi

September 12th, 2016

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The Inspiring Story of Adebola Williams and How He Took Responsibility for his Life

The Inspiring Story of Adebola Williams and How He Took Responsibility for his Life

“I knew I had to survive, because at an early age, I realized that my life is my life and that if it got messed up, it was my life. So I made a conscious effort to make it better.”  Those were the very words of the man who is fondly called ‘Debola ...

Kizito Okorowu

July 12th, 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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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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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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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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Nigerian Tech Entrepreneur, Simeon Ononobi, Charges Nigerian Startups – “Start Thinking of Solving Global Problems”

Nigerian Tech Entrepreneur, Simeon Ononobi, Charges Nigerian Startups – “Start Thinking of Solving Global Problems”

I met Simeon Ononobi at an event for Entrepreneurs tagged #TheIncubators. He was there with his beautiful wife, Madonna and they were the Special Guests at the Event. They blew us away with their perspectives on business and what they have done so far that has brought them ...

Arise Arizechi

March 29th, 2016

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Too Lazy to Work? How Anda Maqanda Failed… and Succeeded in Building AM Group

Too Lazy to Work? How Anda Maqanda Failed… and Succeeded in Building AM Group

If at first you don’t succeed, pick yourself up and try again… Yesterday, this question occupied my mind; is it possible to fail honourably in this cut-throat generation where everyone is competing with everyone else? Today, I answer my own question as I relay the ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 23rd, 2016

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How ICT is Driving Online Food Delivery in Liberia: The CookShop.Biz Story

How ICT is Driving Online Food Delivery in Liberia: The CookShop.Biz Story

It’s #EntrepreneurTuesday!!! When technology meets food, what happens? CookShop happens! Cookshop.biz is an online platform that lets you browse and order food from the best restaurants in Monrovia, Liberia via your mobile phone or computer. It’s the brainchild ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 2nd, 2016

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Co-Founder of Vivo-ActiveWear Wandia Gichuru and Her Passage to ‘Entrepreneurdom’

Co-Founder of Vivo-ActiveWear Wandia Gichuru and Her Passage to ‘Entrepreneurdom’

Making the transition from a career to a business owner is not always the easiest of passages. On #EntrepreneurTuesday we follow the journey of Wandia Gichuru a former World Bank Executive who is blazing a trail in providing affordable health and fitness  clothing in Kenya. ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 15th, 2015

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Karidas Tshintsholo: Founder of Fashion Label Push Ismokol & His hustle for Economic Advancement

Karidas Tshintsholo: Founder of Fashion Label Push Ismokol & His hustle for Economic Advancement

Karidas Tshintsholo shines bright on #EntrepreneurTuesday. A university undergraduate, he has founded two thriving businesses -at twenty- and continues to aspire unto greater heights. Karidas believes that failure is one of the ingredients needed to produce a grounded ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 8th, 2015

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Anzisha Prize Winner Chris Kwekowe is Revolutionising Employability Through Slatecube

Anzisha Prize Winner Chris Kwekowe is Revolutionising Employability Through Slatecube

Happy New month!!! It’s incredible that December 2015 is here already!!! On #EntrepreneurTuesday we feature one of the young and the restless; the new breed of techpreneurs rearing to change the world through tech. Enjoy! He was chosen from a highly competitive pool to ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 1st, 2015

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Eric Kinoti and Shade Systems: How Tent-Manufacturing Became a Million-Dollar Business in Kenya

Eric Kinoti and Shade Systems: How Tent-Manufacturing Became a Million-Dollar Business in Kenya

It’s #EntrepreneurTuesday and our featured entrepreneur has this to say: “Think big, start small, start now!!!” His success has gained lots of recognition globally and he is on the boards of several prominent East African companies. He is the Kenyan youth ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

November 10th, 2015

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Brian Owango is the Pioneer Of Contemporary Mixology in Kenya and the CEO of Aqueous Mobile Bar

Brian Owango is the Pioneer Of Contemporary Mixology in Kenya and the CEO of Aqueous Mobile Bar

You know it is #EntrepreneurTuesday so prepare to learn something new. It is trite to say that we can never really measure the impact of our words, actions, challenges and victories on those around us, those who observe us from a distance, and those who look up to us. When ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

November 3rd, 2015

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Haired Up! Ngozi Opara and the Heat Free Hair Movement for the African Woman.

Haired Up! Ngozi Opara and the Heat Free Hair Movement for the African Woman.

It’s another exciting #EntrepreneursTuesday! From the shores of Nigeria, across the teeming, rising continent of Africa, and far beyond our borders, the natural hair movement is exactly that; a movement that is redefining the concept of beauty, as it relates to a woman

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

October 27th, 2015

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From Rock buns to Rockstar: Isaac Oboth is Building a Global Media Empire

From Rock buns to Rockstar: Isaac Oboth is Building a Global Media Empire

Filmmaking has always, and I suspect, will always fascinate me, and on #EntrepreneurTuesday, we follow the story of a young Ugandan filmmaker who took a chance that paid off and has continued to pay off handsomely. Isaac  Oboth  is the recipient of the Young Achievers Award ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

October 20th, 2015

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The Entrepreneurial Journey of Adenike Ogunlesi: CEO Ruff ‘n’ Tumble.

The Entrepreneurial Journey of Adenike Ogunlesi: CEO Ruff ‘n’ Tumble.

After one week as a law matriculant at the Ahmadu Bello University,  she packed her bags and never returned. No, she does not have a degree in the proper sense of the word, but she has undertaken courses on Business Management, Customer Service and Branding at the Lagos ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

October 13th, 2015

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Sylvia Oreshola Blyden: The Only Female News Publisher in Sierra Leone

Sylvia Oreshola Blyden: The Only Female News Publisher in Sierra Leone

Good morning! On #EntrepreneurTuesday, we serve you the satisfying meal of a woman who has ensured that her entrepreneurial pursuits serve a definite purpose in her society; disseminating the right informations and going behind the scenes to uncover the truth. She is the ...

Heidi G. Frontani

October 6th, 2015

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White Collar to Green Collar: Alex Elphinstone and Yield Uganda are Partnering with SmallHolder Farmers in Uganda

White Collar to Green Collar: Alex Elphinstone and Yield Uganda are Partnering with SmallHolder Farmers in Uganda

Do you need to understand the passions, motivations, successes and challenges of Entrepreneurs across Africa? Then, #EntrepreneurTuesday is right up your alley. Africans are coming to the realisation that farming and Agriculture  are bedrocks of a strong  economy, and some ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

September 22nd, 2015

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A Law Career Vs Organic Foods: Kenya’s Ann Mbugua Turns the Page in a most Appetizing Way!

A Law Career Vs Organic Foods: Kenya’s Ann Mbugua Turns the Page in a most Appetizing Way!

I can almost taste it. I can almost smell the appetizing aroma. I can almost feel my teeth grinding its crunchy bones to bits. No, you are not on the wrong site! Its #EntrepreneurTuesday, and this entrepreneur has got my digestive juices working overtime! People tend to have

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

September 15th, 2015

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