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His name is Laolu Senbanjo and he is changing the world, one painting at a time!

His name is Laolu Senbanjo and he is changing the world, one painting at a time!

Laolu took off early on the part to destiny. First, it was rocky, but he kept at it- one dream at a time. With a background in law, the young Nigerian artist started out as a human rights lawyer and a struggling visual creative in Nigeria. How does anyone combine legal ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 1st, 2016

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Joycee Awojoodu- First-Class Economist, Entrepreneur and Clean Energy Advocate

Joycee Awojoodu- First-Class Economist, Entrepreneur and Clean Energy Advocate

With several years of professional experience in the power sector, Joyce Awojoodu continues to push boundaries and rewrite the narrative of Africa. Born and raised in Washington D.C. USA, Awojoodu nurtured a dream to create a purely African brand with exceptional ...

Lovelyn Okafor

March 30th, 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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An Interview with Kelechi Nwosu: Poet Extraordinaire and Author

An Interview with Kelechi Nwosu: Poet Extraordinaire and Author

Hello Africa, You are welcome to another highly inspirational and impactful interview on KonnectAfrica.Net, Africa’s No.1 Inspirational Platform for African Youths. My name is Arise Arizechi. How are you doing? Today, we feature our interview with a young Nigerian ...

Arise Arizechi

March 28th, 2016

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Nandipha Mntambo- The Power and Amazing Dimensions of Unconventional Art

Nandipha Mntambo- The Power and Amazing Dimensions of Unconventional Art

How does one attempt to describe the depth, beauty and fierce yet subtle expression of a great art? How is anyone able to describe the amazing balance between the intensely gruesome and the oddly beautiful portrayed in artist Nandipha Mntambo’s work? It just leaves you ...

Lovelyn Okafor

March 23rd, 2016

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Oresegun Olumide- Redesigning the Face of Art

Oresegun Olumide- Redesigning the Face of Art

Olumide Oresegun is the new celebrity in town. He didn’t set out to be famous at first, but his gift made way for him and launched him into spotlight. A hyper-realism artist, Olumide makes efforts to not only entertain, but to also create scenes that the Nigerian people can ...

Lovelyn Okafor

March 18th, 2016

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IN MEMORIAM: Heidi Frontani and her Passion for Sharing Africa’s Success Stories

IN MEMORIAM: Heidi Frontani and her Passion for Sharing Africa’s Success Stories

I never actually met her…the amazing Professor who emailed me one day and asked to send her stories for publication on KonnectAfrica.Net. I was more than a bit wary, I must confess. What did an American Professor know about Africa and Africans? And how could she write about ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

March 17th, 2016

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Dr Alex Izinyon,SAN- Advancing the Nigerian Legal Profession

Dr Alex Izinyon,SAN- Advancing the Nigerian Legal Profession

Dr Alex Izinyon stands out as one of the exceptional legal forces that have remarkably advanced the Nigerian Legal system and currently drive change in the most amazing ways.. A leading Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Izinyon, received his PhD in arbitration in 2004 from the

Lovelyn Okafor

March 16th, 2016

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Deji Akinwande – World Class Researcher; Creating Solutions in Science and Technology.

Deji Akinwande – World Class Researcher; Creating Solutions in Science and Technology.

Deji Akinwande is an associate professor in electrical and computer engineering and the Jack Kilby/Texas instrument’s faculty fellow in computer engineering in the Cockrell school of engineering at the University of Texas. Akinwande graduated from Case Western Reserve ...

Lovelyn Okafor

March 11th, 2016

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Mike Mlomba- Taking the Bold Step, Building Mega Enterprises.

Mike Mlomba- Taking the Bold Step, Building Mega Enterprises.

From humble beginnings, Mike Mlomba has courageously moved the stakes to become one of Africa’s leading billionaires. As a student, Mlombwa struggled to keep himself in school from his meager savings. He was later able to purchase two second-hand cars in order to launch a ...

Lovelyn Okafor

March 9th, 2016

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An Interview with Beatrice Ndung’u: Youth Enthusiast, Digital PR Expert and Change Agent

An Interview with Beatrice Ndung’u: Youth Enthusiast, Digital PR Expert and Change Agent

Hello Africa, It is another Konnect Africa Interview, and we have an amazing lady in the house. This Kenyan beauty is the Founder and CEO of Young Media Foundation, an organisation that is focused on impacting the lives of young people across the globe. Her name ...

Arise Arizechi

March 7th, 2016

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Ruth Zubairu’s Blog : After The Hashtags, What Next?

Ruth Zubairu’s Blog : After The Hashtags, What Next?

Its appalling. The fact that people have taken to social media to vent their frustrations and force the hand of the government to action. The fact that we now use hashtags to bring to matters of duty and urgency to the attention of our leaders. What exactly is the place of ...

Ruth Zubairu

March 5th, 2016

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Boniface Mwangi-Through the Lens; Addressing Africa’s Challenges

Boniface Mwangi-Through the Lens; Addressing Africa’s Challenges

From Nairob Kenya, comes another bright beam on Mama Africa’s lovely face. Boniface Mwangi has been an awesome inspiration, addressing the problems in his homeland the best way he can. A photojournalist and firm advocate for the rights of the people, Boniface gave up his ...

Lovelyn Okafor

March 2nd, 2016

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A Konnect Africa Interview with the Inspiring Frances Okoro; Author of ’10 Steps to Walking in Purpose.’

A Konnect Africa Interview with the Inspiring Frances Okoro; Author of ’10 Steps to Walking in Purpose.’

Would you believe that this is the last day of the month of February? Only yesterday we said our ‘Happy New Years’ and today, two months are done! Our #InterviewMonday features the very inspiring tale of Frances Okoro, a lawyer and the author of ’10 Steps ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 29th, 2016

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Dear Entrepreneur, it’s Time to Work!

Dear Entrepreneur, it’s Time to Work!

It was a rainy Saturday. Looked like the heaven was on a crying frenzy. Inside was a different case entirely. Alex, both feet on the table, was a sight to behold. Suddenly, something occurred. The setting wasn’t a familiar one. Who were all these people? They seemed an

Kizito Okorowu

February 27th, 2016

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Misan Rewane is Changing the Dynamics of the Service Industry in Nigeria with WAVES [West Africa Vocational Education]

Misan Rewane is Changing the Dynamics of the Service Industry in Nigeria with WAVES [West Africa Vocational Education]

Its #ImpactThursday!!! When Misan Rewane completed her studies at Stanford University, she had one idea: To transform life opportunities for West African youth by offering employable skills training and career opportunities. The ship on which she would sail to accomplishment

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 25th, 2016

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From Top Model to Miner- The Journey of Tiguidanke Camara

From Top Model to Miner- The Journey of Tiguidanke Camara

How does one go from being a top model to a miner? From walking the run way on flamboyant heels to digging the ground in a pair of  ‘work man’s’ shoes? Passion! That’s simply how. Born and raised in Conakry Guinea, Camara began her modeling career at the young age of 14. ...

Lovelyn Okafor

February 24th, 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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A Konnect Africa Interview with Nkechi Harry Ngonadi – Amazing Fashion Designer and Founder, NHN Couture

A Konnect Africa Interview with Nkechi Harry Ngonadi – Amazing Fashion Designer and Founder, NHN Couture

Hello Africa, It is another Konnect Africa Interview. Today, we feature a Fashion Designer of a very very rare breed. In a short time, She has been able to combine her passion for decency and elegance in producing fabrics and simple designs for women. She has styled ...

Ruth Zubairu

February 22nd, 2016

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Abiola’s Blog: Dreams are Free but the Journey Is Not Free.

Abiola’s Blog: Dreams are Free but the Journey Is Not Free.

In case you don’t know there are dreams and there are dreams. There’s this story of a seventeen years old boy who had a dream and shared it with his half-brothers. But his half-brothers didn’t like him because of what he shared, so they couldn’t say a

Abiola O. Omodele

February 20th, 2016

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17 Year old Anzisha Fellow, Sirjeff Dennis Takes the Lead in Poultry Business

17 Year old Anzisha Fellow, Sirjeff Dennis Takes the Lead in Poultry Business

Living in the slums of Dar es Salaam, Sirjeff Dennis experienced really tough times, but none of the things he suffered had a hold on him. He had big dreams, and so he worked tirelessly, making no room for excuses. After completing high school, Dennis joined Tanzania’s ...

Lovelyn Okafor

February 19th, 2016

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Make 50 Million Children in Africa Smarter. How? Eneza Education Has Got the Blue-Print.

Make 50 Million Children in Africa Smarter. How? Eneza Education Has Got the Blue-Print.

Tech, coding, apps, software… until about a year or two ago, these terms used to seem like a load of hogwash- indecipherable, unknowable, unreasonable. Until I realised the enormity of influence embedded in those words and its power to change lives. On #ImpactThursday Kago ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 18th, 2016

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Agnes Mulewa Ng’ang’a-22 Year Old Millionaire CEO Creating Solutions

Agnes Mulewa Ng’ang’a-22 Year Old Millionaire CEO Creating Solutions

At 22, Agnes Mulenga stands tall as the Chief executive officer of International Brand Solutions (IBS), a company worth over 6 million Kenyan Shillings. It is a fast growing research market company with a uniqueness of rebranding existing brands to easily meet the market ...

Lovelyn Okafor

February 17th, 2016

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‘Africa is Rising Now,’ says Author Senikiwe Chanda Kgatlhegang as She Gives Us the Scoop on her New Book

‘Africa is Rising Now,’ says Author Senikiwe Chanda Kgatlhegang as She Gives Us the Scoop on her New Book

#InterviewMonday features Senikiwe Chanda Kgatlhegang from Botswana as she talks about her new book, ‘Tears Of A Bleeding Heart.’ KA: Welcome to Konnect Africa! If you weren’t a writer, what else would you be doing?  If I weren’t a writer I would be an ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 15th, 2016

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Kizito’s Blog: The Entrepreneur in Heels

Kizito’s Blog: The Entrepreneur in Heels

“She considers a new field before she buys or accepts it, expanding prudently and not courting neglect of her present duties by assuming other duties;with her savings of time and strength she plants fruitful vines in her vineyard.”-Proverbs 31:16 The general ...

Kizito Okorowu

February 13th, 2016

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