Entrepreneurs in Africa

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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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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Kaakpema Yelpaala and his Access.Mobile are Improving Healthcare in Uganda

Kaakpema Yelpaala and his Access.Mobile are Improving Healthcare in Uganda

“I believe that in African markets you can come up with solutions that solve problems in a pan-Africa or global way.”- Kaapkema Yelpaala Imagine a world where medical personnel can electronically record basic patient information into cloud-based software, and then ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

September 8th, 2015

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Freeman Osonuga, Nigerian Doctor Named as the First Black African to Travel to Space.

Freeman Osonuga, Nigerian Doctor Named as the First Black African to Travel to Space.

“If a young person from a poor and disadvantaged background like me can be among the 30 short-listed finalists and eventually go to space, truly, nothing is impossible to those that believe” Freeman Osonuga dreamt, believed and achieved! Today, several news ...

Lovelyn Okafor

September 2nd, 2015

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Dr Askwar Hilonga- Providing Safe Drinking Water for Rural Communities.

Dr Askwar Hilonga- Providing Safe Drinking Water for Rural Communities.

A high achiever is not one who merely discovers the problems in his society, but one who is able to proffer long lasting solutions to the challenges he identifies in the society. Dr Askwar Hilonga is indeed a high achiever who has efficiently addressed one of his country’s ...

Lovelyn Okafor

July 31st, 2015

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Meet the 5 young Nigerian Graduates who invented the Auto-zik Formula 1 Car.

Meet the 5 young Nigerian Graduates who invented the Auto-zik Formula 1 Car.

Here at Konnect Africa, we share amazing stories each day of great men, women and children who despite the odds stacked against them continue to push the limits, carve their names on the finest bricks and inspire fellow Africans to be all they were created for. Today we ...

Lovelyn Okafor

July 15th, 2015

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Osine and Anesi Ikhianosime- Nigerian Teenage Tech Gurus, Doing the Phenomenal.

Osine and Anesi Ikhianosime- Nigerian Teenage Tech Gurus, Doing the Phenomenal.

Who says teenage is just about chocolates, dresses and soccer? Meet Osine and Anesi Ikhianosime, amazing Nigerian teens  who are delightfully shifting the boundaries and doing the amazing. They are really not your regular teenagers, for them fun is about creating codes  and ...

Lovelyn Okafor

June 18th, 2015

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Seun Osewa: Nigeria’s Tech SuperHero and Founder of Nairaland

Seun Osewa: Nigeria’s Tech SuperHero and Founder of Nairaland

If anyone deserves to be awarded with a lifetime achievement award in the Nigerian Tech Space, it should be none other than Seun Osewa, the Founder of Nairaland. Nairaland, arguably Africa’s largest forum is an online community that is ranked 7th in Nigeria on the Alexa ...

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June 12th, 2015

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Ashley Uys- Africa’s Top class Biotechnologist and his Outstanding Innovations.

Ashley Uys- Africa’s Top class Biotechnologist and his Outstanding Innovations.

Ashley Uys is the managing director of three fast growing African based establishments; Real World Diagnostics, Medical Diagnostech and OculusID. A biotechnologist, Ashley has found his niche at the point where science and business converge. He founded his first company, ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 16th, 2015

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Rebecca Enonchong- Championing Africa’s New Technology Movement.

Rebecca Enonchong- Championing Africa’s New Technology Movement.

You know how we love to share the stories and awe inspiring achievements of our great continent’s power women; the crop of Africans who have gone the extra distance to create the unimaginable and sow seeds of hope in the lives of others. Rebecca Enonchong is one of such ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 9th, 2015

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Kalenga Kamwendo- Zambia’s Youngest Pilot, Living the African Dream.

Kalenga Kamwendo- Zambia’s Youngest Pilot, Living the African Dream.

20th birthdays are often remarkable; a delightful elevation from teenage to adulthood. For many young people, it appears to be the official age to be admitted to the league of “big boys”, where you are qualified to take certain decisions, and probably own a horse. But For ...

Lovelyn Okafor

March 19th, 2015

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Martha Njeri Chumo; The Self-Taught Techie & Founder, ‘The Dev School’ Kenya

Martha Njeri Chumo; The Self-Taught Techie & Founder, ‘The Dev School’ Kenya

Sometimes, not getting what you want can be the best thing for you; and as Martin Luther King Jnr quoted, ‘We must expect finite disappointment but never loose finite hope.’ How do you deal with disappointment? Does it make you despair or re-consider your options? Are you ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 1st, 2014

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Exams Anyone? Chukwuwezam Obanor Has Got You Covered With PrepClass.com.ng

Exams Anyone? Chukwuwezam Obanor Has Got You Covered With PrepClass.com.ng

Hello Africa! Top of the week! Do you think you have seen it all? Experienced everything the use of internet technology has to offer ranging from online shopping to health apps, transport and concierge services, and performance meters? You haven’t; not when young Africans ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

November 17th, 2014

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How Can an SMS Help an Unborn Baby in Africa? Ask Alain Nteff!

How Can an SMS Help an Unborn Baby in Africa? Ask Alain Nteff!

In the part of West Africa where I come from, there seems to be this trend of thought concerning the educational process; we have been bred to believe that until we complete our educational training and present a degree certificate to the world, we are not good for much ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

October 14th, 2014

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Sophia Bekele-Eshete: Restructuring Africa’s Social, Political and Economic Landscape

Sophia Bekele-Eshete: Restructuring Africa’s Social, Political and Economic Landscape

  Ethiopia, women growth, international business and technology are all up on Sophia Bekele-Eshete’s list of growing interests. But somehow she has found a way to sum all her interests in one word; AFRICA!!! She is undoubtedly one of the female veterans who have stood in the

Lovelyn Okafor

July 24th, 2014

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Zibusiso Mkhwanazi; the Avatar King and His Astounding Initiatives.

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi; the Avatar King and His Astounding Initiatives.

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a digital entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Avatar, a South African Digital Marketing Agency that has branches in over 26 African countries. This highly enterprising African is also the founder of the ...

Lovelyn Okafor

May 13th, 2014

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Nic Haralambous Loves Mobile Technology, E-Commerce and Socks?

Nic Haralambous Loves Mobile Technology, E-Commerce and Socks?

“I have spent the last ten years building start-ups, failing, learning and succeeding.” Words on marble by Nicholas Nic Haralambous, Mobile Specialist, Fashion Designer, Start-Up Consultant and Entrepreneur. When Henry Ford said, ’Failure is only the opportunity to begin ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

April 30th, 2014

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Meet Mubarak Muyika, The Young Web Pro That is Set to Change The World.

Meet Mubarak Muyika, The Young Web Pro That is Set to Change The World.

Mubarak Muyika was not a conventional school boy, the kind that depended on Dad and Mum for almost everything, from food to underwear. Not that he detested such luxury, but life didn’t just let him have it. Orphaned at the age of 11, Mubarak knew he had to brace up and face ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 29th, 2014

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Nadege Iradukunda’s Bio-Gas Innovation has brought Hope to Rwanda.

Nadege Iradukunda’s Bio-Gas Innovation has brought Hope to Rwanda.

Like most young people born in her part of the town, Nadege Iradukunda didn’t have many privileges; but unlike most of them, she had a burning desire to make a difference and to be a source of hope and courage to her people. Unwilling to be tossed about by the waves and ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 17th, 2014

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This Is Juliana Rotich & She Might Just Change the World Through Tech!

This Is Juliana Rotich & She Might Just Change the World Through Tech!

“What are you fixing?” “What are you making?” “Who are you helping?” As head of the Computer Club in a Kenyan high school, it is entirely possible that Juliana’s passion for all things tech was interwoven in her genes from birth. As if to buttress the point, Juliana studied ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

April 16th, 2014

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Kodjo Afate Gnikou- is the Inventor of the World’s First Functional 3-D Printer From E-waste.

Kodjo Afate Gnikou- is the Inventor of the World’s First Functional 3-D Printer From E-waste.

Our dear Africa is fast growing into a technology hub and a meeting point for great innovators and world class entrepreneurs; with the likes of Karuiki Gathitu, William kamkwamba, Lorna Rutto, and the endless list of others who have vowed never to retire until Africa reaches

Lovelyn Okafor

April 15th, 2014

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Micheal Macharia- Redesigning the Face of African Technology.

Micheal Macharia- Redesigning the Face of African Technology.

“Reputation is everything. Manage your reputation at all costs. Keep pressing on and ensure you are passionate about your business endeavour. Please note that failure is part of life. The challenge is to think positively about it, look for the learning, wake up and keep ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 1st, 2014

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South African Vinny Lingham is a Global Entrepreneur & Young Global  Leader

South African Vinny Lingham is a Global Entrepreneur & Young Global Leader

We all have a place in life, a unique place reserved for us; loaded with every benefit needful for our journey through life. But not everyone finds this place. Some don’t, because they are distracted by the irrelevant,but many others don’t, because they are simply ...

Lovelyn Okafor

March 27th, 2014

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