Entrepreneurs in Africa

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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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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Beatrice Ndung’u: Where Media Meets Philanthropy

Beatrice Ndung’u: Where Media Meets Philanthropy

‘When life throws you lemons’, the popular adage says, ‘make lemonade.’ If it throws you tomatoes, make tomato stew, and if it throws you oranges, you already know what to do with those. Point is, life and living may be a bit of a ride, but there are ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

May 4th, 2015

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Felix Masi- Photo Journalist, Projecting the New Africa.

Felix Masi- Photo Journalist, Projecting the New Africa.

“I’m a strong believer in the growth of our continent and I’m not turning back. I want to be part of this success story. Through my lens I have seen and captured amazing dreams, hope and resilience. Africa is making huge leaps forward. So if you thought Africa was a poor ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 30th, 2015

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Caroline Mutoko- The Media Power Woman with an Unparalleled Drive.

Caroline Mutoko- The Media Power Woman with an Unparalleled Drive.

Caroline Mutoko can best be described as a woman with a nerve of steel. She is strong, focused and fearless, the very reason, her many followers can’t stop loving her. A quintessential radio presenter, Caroline is respected for her ability to handle tough issues and ...

Lovelyn Okafor

March 31st, 2015

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Atem Kuol: Sudan’s Budding Filmmaker

Atem Kuol: Sudan’s Budding Filmmaker

With a degree in Television and Video Technology, AtemKuol is a firm believer in the importance of education although of course, a degree is not a substitute for the thrill of doing the real thing, and for him, making films is it! Born in Khartoum, Sudan, his career as a ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

October 2nd, 2014

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Daring the Odds; Film Director Jean Pierre Bekolo Tells it Like It Is!

Daring the Odds; Film Director Jean Pierre Bekolo Tells it Like It Is!

Films tell stories –stories about love, romance, betrayal, humour, even politics. Daring filmmakers got the extra step; they dig deeper, uncover layers of lies and corruption; they present the stark raving truth about societal malaise. And they do not apologise for it. ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

July 17th, 2014

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Mothusi Magano; Best Actor in a Lead Role, Africa Movie Academy Awards 2014

Mothusi Magano; Best Actor in a Lead Role, Africa Movie Academy Awards 2014

The Africa Movie Academy awards [AMAA] passed with the expected glitz and glamour last week in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, West Africa, and of the many winners, none shone so bright as South Africa’s Mothusi Magano who clinched the coveted prize for ‘Best Actor’ in a Lead Role ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

May 28th, 2014

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Shirley Frimpong-Manso; Writer, Director & Movie-Maker Extraordinaire!

Shirley Frimpong-Manso; Writer, Director & Movie-Maker Extraordinaire!

I have always been interested in the entire gamut of theatre and film production, so you can imagine that it is with particular awe and reverence that I write about filmmakers particularly young, female filmmakers. They are gods in the part of town where I live! Introducing ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

May 21st, 2014

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Funmi Iyanda; The Multi-Talented Media Personality and TV Icon

Funmi Iyanda; The Multi-Talented Media Personality and TV Icon

Funmilola Iyanda stands or sits in a class of her own; no competition, no vanquished, no wannabes, no copycats. She just is. One of Nigeria’s most celebrated TV Personalities, Funmi Iyanda was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011, joining ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

May 19th, 2014

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Farai Gundan, The Serial Entrepreneur and Media Mogul Says; Africa is Rising.

Farai Gundan, The Serial Entrepreneur and Media Mogul Says; Africa is Rising.

Africa is rising. There is really no doubt about this but the question remains, how many people are willing and ready to preach this gospel?  Konnect Africa sure has got a team mate who is fiercely on the move, spreading the news from the peak of the mountains to the ends of

Lovelyn Okafor

March 11th, 2014

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Is Sandra Appiah Ashamed to be African? Not Anymore!

Is Sandra Appiah Ashamed to be African? Not Anymore!

Is Sandra Appiah ashamed to be African? Not anymore, but she used to be! Growing up in the Bronx in the United States, Sandra suffered mentally and emotionally as a result of racism from her African-American kin who were downright abusive. So intense was the ridicule that ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 26th, 2014

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Terryanne Chebet; The Business News Anchor with an Unbeatable Edge

Terryanne Chebet; The Business News Anchor with an Unbeatable Edge

Kenya seems to have more than its fair share of female media personalities, who knew? From Julie Gichuru to Patricia Amira, Terryanne Chebet is yet another ‘Top Cat’ in Kenyan media circles and beyond. Terryanne trained at the School of Information & ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

January 22nd, 2014

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Patricia Amira is one of Africa’s Top 40 Most Powerful Media Personalities

Patricia Amira is one of Africa’s Top 40 Most Powerful Media Personalities

Legacies. After you are gone, what will you be remembered for? Everyone will not be a freedom fighter or a world leader like Madiba; everyone will not be a bestselling author like Chinua Achebe; you may not even found a faith-based Media Company like Paul Crouch or be a ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 11th, 2013

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Anganile Mwakyanjala: Telling the story of an African Child through the Lens of a Camera

Anganile Mwakyanjala: Telling the story of an African Child through the Lens of a Camera

Witches? Wizards? Spells? Halloween? Yoga? Meditation? Have you ever been as exasperated as a helplessly trapped bush rat when most of the entertainment available for your child contains any or all of the above? A seemingly harmless animation about a dancing princess has a ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 4th, 2013

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Khanyi Dlomo; A Media Mogul Through and Through

Khanyi Dlomo; A Media Mogul Through and Through

This South African Media Princess seems to be the stuff that legends are made of. Born in 1975, Khanyi made history in 1995, when she was just 20 and a journalism student at the University of Witwatersrand. She was the first black News Anchor for SABC1, South Africa’s ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

September 25th, 2013

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Media Personality, Julie Gathoni Sumira Gichuru says The Time For Africa is Now!

Media Personality, Julie Gathoni Sumira Gichuru says The Time For Africa is Now!

It was once said that a builder must lay a foundation and this is exactly what Julie Gathoni Sumira Gichuru did. Born to Kenyan parents, the young woman strove for excellence at an early age. One would have taught that a degree in law would be enough to stop Gichuru from ...

Lovelyn Okafor

September 19th, 2013

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Biola Alabi- The face of M-NET Africa

Biola Alabi- The face of M-NET Africa

Ever beautiful and glaringly optimistic, this international business expert  is clearly at the top of her game, making waves and attracting international attention. She has had a rich work experience around the globe which has broadened her horizon and exposed her to ...

Lovelyn Okafor

June 26th, 2013

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Mannaseh Azure Awuni; Award-Winning Journalist and Champion of the Downtrodden

Mannaseh Azure Awuni; Award-Winning Journalist and Champion of the Downtrodden

He is daring; a freethinker, not bound by societal restrictions or limitations. His whole being yearns for justice; justice for the high and for the low. He is as versatile as they come; young though he is, he possesses abilities that belie his relative youth. Mannaseh Azure

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

May 14th, 2013

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Mac-Jordan Degadjor: For The Love of Tech

Mac-Jordan Degadjor: For The Love of Tech

Mac-Jordan Degadjor is a child of the new age. Totally immersed in the internet, technology, new media, social media and every other moniker by which it is known, the graduate of Management Information Systems (MIS) plans to own a business that focuses on a mobile technology

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

April 23rd, 2013

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A Moment On ‘Mo’; The Serial Entrepreneur And Talk Show diva

A Moment On ‘Mo’; The Serial Entrepreneur And Talk Show diva

She is a TV Producer and the pioneering hostess of the internationally acclaimed ‘Moments with Mo’, the first syndicated daily talk show in Africa. Most recently, she founded Ebonylife TV, Africa’s first multi-broadcast media and entertainment network. Before she was all of ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

April 15th, 2013

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Kelechi Amadi-Obi: The Lawyer And The Lens

Kelechi Amadi-Obi: The Lawyer And The Lens

He is a Lawyer turned photographer cum painter although he insists that before he was trained as a Legal Practitioner, he had artist blood flowing in his veins. His name is Kelechi Amadi-Obi and he is an award-winning photographer and Publisher of Style Mania Magazine. His ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

March 27th, 2013

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Isha Sesay!!!

Isha Sesay!!!

She is beautiful, talented and in a class all of her own. Men have admired her, women may have envied her, and colleagues respect her. Isha Sesay is an exclamation star on the Sierra Leonian landscape! The CNN Anchor is a seeming fixture on the international landscape. Isha ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 11th, 2013

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