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Thessalonika Arzu-Embry: Home-Schooled at Age Four, Became a Public Inspirational Speaker at 6 and Earned her Bachelor’s Degree at 11

Thessalonika Arzu-Embry: Home-Schooled at Age Four, Became a Public Inspirational Speaker at 6 and Earned her Bachelor’s Degree at 11

Thessalonika Arzu-Embry is definitely not your regular 17 year old. Wise, energetic, with an IQ higher than Einstein’s, Miss Arzu continues to push boundaries, but that’s just where the story begins. The genius has always had a remarkable educational journey. She was ...

Lovelyn Okafor

February 12th, 2016

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Amalkher Djibrine Souleymane; Empowering Women & Youth in Chad through Nirvana

Amalkher Djibrine Souleymane; Empowering Women & Youth in Chad through Nirvana

On Konnect Africa, the emphasis has always been on doing the much and the best you can to improve that situation that boggles your mind, because we have understood that nothing can withstand the power of one focused and determined person. On #ImpactThursday we follow the ...

Heidi G. Frontani

February 11th, 2016

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When the Problem Becomes the Big Idea. Meet Jamila Mayanja: CEO of J Mobile Laundry Services

When the Problem Becomes the Big Idea. Meet Jamila Mayanja: CEO of J Mobile Laundry Services

How do you perceive women? As powerful forces for change or simply future housewives? On #EntrepreneurTuesday Jamila Mayanja makes a case for the virility and versatility of young African women. “People in Africa perceive women as stay-at-home mothers who should be ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 9th, 2016

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A Konnect Africa Interview with Oluwafunto Koya-The First Prize Winner of the I Know a Nigerian Star Competition 2015.

A Konnect Africa Interview with Oluwafunto Koya-The First Prize Winner of the I Know a Nigerian Star Competition 2015.

It’s been an awesome time out with our Nigerian stars, the winners of the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star (IKNS) writing competition. The purposeful trio that came, saw and emerged victorious- Somtochukwu Metu, Dina Yerima and Funto Koya. The lovely and inspiring Funto ...

Lovelyn Okafor

February 8th, 2016

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Fast and Serious – How to be a Winning Entrepreneur

Fast and Serious – How to be a Winning Entrepreneur

The times have changed. The days of words such as patience, perseverance and process are being relegated to the background. ‘Fast’ is the name of the game with things being done and accomplished at the speed of thought. Sending a message via postal services is ...

Kizito Okorowu

February 6th, 2016

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Rides for Lives: A Mobile Hospital Saving Lives in Uganda & the Story of Christopher Ategeka

Rides for Lives: A Mobile Hospital Saving Lives in Uganda & the Story of Christopher Ategeka

#ImpactThursday spotlights a young Ugandan, Christopher Ategeka and the amazing work he is doing by providing mobile healthcare in rural Uganda. Shaped by the tragedies of his childhood, Christopher is taking steps to ensure that no one in current- day Uganda has to undergo ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 4th, 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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A Konnect Africa Interview with Yerima Dina, the Second Prize Winner of the I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition.

A Konnect Africa Interview with Yerima Dina, the Second Prize Winner of the I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition.

Last week, it was Somtochukwu Metu, the third prize winner of the I Know a Nigerian Star writing competition. A really inspiring interview I assure you. Today, it’s the elegant Dina Yerima, the second prize winner sharing great insight on a range of issues. Her winning entry

Lovelyn Okafor

February 1st, 2016

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Ejikeme Patrick Nwosu- Converting Urine to Flammable Gas

Ejikeme Patrick Nwosu holds an invention patent right of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for his research work on conversion of urine into flammable gases. The inventor has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure and Industrial Chemistry from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka in ...

Lovelyn Okafor

January 29th, 2016

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A Konnect Africa Interview with Somtochukwu Metu- 3rd Prize Winner of the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star Competition

A Konnect Africa Interview with Somtochukwu Metu- 3rd Prize Winner of the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star Competition

This #InterviewsMonday, we got up close with the winners of the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition; young and amazing Nigerian stars who are blazing the trail in their spheres and are on track in their pursuit for the highest mark of excellence. Somtochukwu Metu

Lovelyn Okafor

January 25th, 2016

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Phillip Garjay Inis- Liberian Change Agent, Impacting Africa

Phillip Garjay Inis- Liberian Change Agent, Impacting Africa

Born in the early 1980s in Bomi County during a period characterized by political turmoil, Phillip Garjay Inis’s childhood was riddled with chaos, disruptions, challenges and uncertainties. Many times, during the heat of the civil crises in Liberia, he faced daily the ...

Heidi G. Frontani

January 21st, 2016

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Nathan Haddish Mogos- How to Flourish as an African Writer in the Diaspora

Nathan Haddish Mogos- How to Flourish as an African Writer in the Diaspora

Even in the diaspora, the African light shines brilliantly and her seeds blossom, towering in their different fields and making the continent proud. Nathan Haddish Mogos thrives in his own niche, a rising African writer passionate about his continent. From Oslo, Norway, ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

January 18th, 2016

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5 Ways To Achieve Results And Exceed Your Goals in the New Year

5 Ways To Achieve Results And Exceed Your Goals in the New Year

The New Year is here. It seems like yesterday we welcomed the new year. See how the days are flying past. I don’t know if I’m the only one who has noticed this. You may had high hopes for 2016, made plans, set goals but if you have not put in place a system that helps you ...

Ruth Zubairu

January 16th, 2016

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Guled Adan Abdi- Somalian Whizz Kid in whom the President Delights.

Guled Adan Abdi- Somalian Whizz Kid in whom the President Delights.

Guled Adan Abdi, towers in strength and hope, unlike many children his age, despite the many curves and bolts that life has thrown at him. He lives with his two siblings and mother in a poor neighbourhood in Somali. In 2002, Guled’s father disappeared and was later presumed ...

Lovelyn Okafor

January 15th, 2016

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Soni Methu- CNN’S Power Lady and her Inside Story

Soni Methu- CNN’S Power Lady and her Inside Story

Based on her experience, Soni Methu acknowledges that an important key to success is being at the right place at the right time. Like many successful career women, Soni Methu had her little beginnings, making a name as an actress in low-key theatre and TV productions, ...

Lovelyn Okafor

January 12th, 2016

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: One Way To Make The Most of 2016

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: One Way To Make The Most of 2016

It’s 2016! I thank God we are alive to see this great year. January as usual comes with – – emotional reactions to seeing the new year… “yeah we made it…” –  many many pledges and resolutions… “I must lose 15kg this

Uduak Ubak

January 10th, 2016

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Abraham Attah- From Street Vendor to Movie Star.

Abraham Attah- From Street Vendor to Movie Star.

Premiered at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals, Cary Fukunaga’s screen adaptation of Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation has received impressive reviews from top movie critics, some of whom have predicted an Oscar Nomination for the movie and

Lovelyn Okafor

January 8th, 2016

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Reaching out to the Less Privileged, My Story – By Quinnet Umukoro

Reaching out to the Less Privileged, My Story – By Quinnet Umukoro

 The importance of including a dance competition in a party for kids cannot be overemphasized.  As a matter of fact, it can be tagged as the highlight of the event. So, when the Master of Ceremony beckoned on some selected few to come up stage and showcase their dancing ...

Guest Blogger

January 7th, 2016

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Juliet Anammah- Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jumia Nigeria, Africa Internet Group (AIG)

Juliet Anammah- Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jumia Nigeria, Africa Internet Group (AIG)

Juliet Anammah sits at the helm of Africa’s leading shopping platform, Jumia Nigeria as the Chief Executive Officer. A B.Pharm holder from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Juliet boasts over 24 years of professional work experience with six years at senior executive level.

Lovelyn Okafor

January 6th, 2016

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How To Land Your Dream Job! An Interview with Akindele Afolabi – Experienced HR Consultant, Career Manager & Author

How To Land Your Dream Job! An Interview with Akindele Afolabi – Experienced HR Consultant, Career Manager & Author

Good day Africa, Trust you have gotten into the swing of 2016 and enjoying the ride. I have and I am having a blast. Today, we present to you our very first interview for the year and we have on our hot seat, a very experienced Consultant in the Human Resources field. He ...

Arise Arizechi

January 4th, 2016

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Alex Okosi- Media Trailblazer and the Senior Vice-President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMNA)

Alex Okosi- Media Trailblazer and the Senior Vice-President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMNA)

Young, passionate and enterprising, Alex Okosi sits at the helm of Viacom International  Media Networks (VIMN), formerly MTV Networks Africa as the Senior Vice-President and Managing Director. Born in Enugu Nigeria and the youngest of seven children, Okosi left home at age ...

Lovelyn Okafor

December 23rd, 2015

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Dr. Opeyemi Enoch- World’s First Scholar to Solve a 156 Year old Mathematical Problem?

Dr. Opeyemi Enoch- World’s First Scholar to Solve a 156 Year old Mathematical Problem?

In the words of Nelson Mandela, it is impossible until it is done. And that exactly is the case of Opeyemi Enoch, the Nigerian professor who claims to have provided proof for the Riemann Hypothesis solution, a feat no one has been able to achieve for the past 156 years. A ...

Lovelyn Okafor

December 18th, 2015

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Missing Person – Martin Udogie

ANNOUNCEMENT: Missing Person – Martin Udogie

Greetings Africa, This is a public announcement. One of our friends in Konnect Africa is missing. His name is Martin Udogie, a Entrepreneur with expertise in Publishing, Media and Writing. He runs one of Nigeria’s most successful radio shows – the Fidelity SME ...

Arise Arizechi

December 17th, 2015

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Peace Ruzage: Inspiring Rwandan Women in a Post-Genocide Era

Peace Ruzage: Inspiring Rwandan Women in a Post-Genocide Era

Interested in discovering ways to help humanity? Follow our #ImpactThursday and read amazing stories. Peace Ruzage returned to Rwanda and an informal gathering of women in her house birthed Aspire Rwanda, a not for profit organization which inspires and trains less ...

Heidi G. Frontani

December 17th, 2015

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You Can Now Borrow Airtime! Thanks to Julian Kyula-Group CEO and Co-founder of Mobile Decisioning (MODE)

You Can Now Borrow Airtime! Thanks to Julian Kyula-Group CEO and Co-founder of Mobile Decisioning (MODE)

Julian Kyula is the Group CEO and Co-founder of Mobile Decisioning (MODE), Africa’s emergency prepaid airtime payments firm. Like many startups, Mobile Decisioning (MODE) started small in April 2010, now 5 years later, the baby startup has grown into a behemoth and ...

Lovelyn Okafor

December 16th, 2015

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