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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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Not-For-Profit but For-Passion. Social Entrepreneur Njideka Harry and the Youth for Technology [YTF] Foundation

Not-For-Profit but For-Passion. Social Entrepreneur Njideka Harry and the Youth for Technology [YTF] Foundation

On #ImpactThursday serial social entrepreneur and changemaker, Njideka Harry floats our boat as we observe the strides her Youth for Technology Foundation has made over a 15-year period. “Social entrepreneurs are a unique population – we’re driven by ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 10th, 2015

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Amy Muoneke-Inspiring African Women Leading Tech Start-ups in Nigeria

Amy Muoneke-Inspiring African Women Leading Tech Start-ups in Nigeria

Choosing happiness ultimately leads to making the right decisions in life and in business. Carmudi, which is Nigeria’s leading online vehicle marketplaces, is currently run by one of Nigeria’s most fascinating Managing Directors, Amy Muoneke. Amy has decided to share her ...

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December 9th, 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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A Konnect Africa Interview with Dr. Olufemi Elias- Legal Adviser and Director at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

A Konnect Africa Interview with Dr. Olufemi Elias- Legal Adviser and Director at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

Hello Africa! It’s a Konnect Africa Interview with Dr. Olufemi Elias, Legal Adviser and Director at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague, Netherlands. For more than two decades, Dr. Elias has served within academic and international ...

Lovelyn Okafor

December 7th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: 10 Sure Ways to Stay Healthy and Avoid Extra Weight During The Holiday Period

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: 10 Sure Ways to Stay Healthy and Avoid Extra Weight During The Holiday Period

It’s that time of the year again –  parties, parties, and more parties… and of course with parties come food, lots of mouth-watering dishes, enough to break your ‘healthy living’ resolve. To stay healthy and avoid the extra weight, you must plan

Uduak Ubak

December 5th, 2015

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Treasure’s Blog: Did You Say you Are a Fresh Graduate?

Treasure’s Blog: Did You Say you Are a Fresh Graduate?

There’s a long-held dancing tradition in my school in Nigeria. I cannot tell if that annual display of excitement is common to Ladokites, Akokites, FUTArians, UItes, Unilorites and other survivors of the Nigerian Education Firing Squad. But in the Obafemi Awolowo University,

Guest Blogger

December 5th, 2015

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Naadiya Moosajee of WomEng…Grooming the Next Generation of Female Engineers in Africa

Naadiya Moosajee of WomEng…Grooming the Next Generation of Female Engineers in Africa

Who knew that women Engineers were becoming an endangered species? On #ImpactThursday we delve into the life and passions of South African Civil Engineer Naadiya Moosajee who co-founded a non-profit organization, WomEng to help develop the next generation of female engineers

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 3rd, 2015

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Jimoh Ibrahim- Master Strategist and World Class Business Tycoon

Jimoh Ibrahim- Master Strategist and World Class Business Tycoon

Born on February 24, 1967 to Alhaji Yakubu and Omofemiwa Jimoh in Igbotako in Okitipupa, Ondo State, Jimoh Ibrahim grew up a very hardworking and courageous young man. He began his education at St. John’s School, Igbotako and Community Grammar School, Igbotako from which he ...

Lovelyn Okafor

December 2nd, 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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An Interview with Frank Wornyo: Inspiring African Entrepreneurs via podcasts

An Interview with Frank Wornyo: Inspiring African Entrepreneurs via podcasts

Good day Africa, It is another Konnect Africa Interview. Indeed, it is great to be alive. Today, we have on our hot-seat, a Ghanaian-born entrepreneur. He is focused on helping African Entrepreneurs overcome their challenges and grow their businesses into profit zones using ...

Arise Arizechi

November 30th, 2015

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Nigeria’s Wellington Jighere Emerges World Scrabble Champion.

Nigeria’s Wellington Jighere Emerges World Scrabble Champion.

When a hobby grows into a passion, there’s just no limit to how much greatness it can yield through a determined soul. For Wellington Jighere, scrabble was just an awesome game which soon translated into a golden pursuit; one he could deny himself good sleep for. Today ...

Lovelyn Okafor

November 27th, 2015

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Congratulations To the Winners of the I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition 2015!!!

Congratulations To the Winners of the I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition 2015!!!

It has been a roller coaster ride since the I Know a Nigerian Star Competition kicked off on October 1st, 2015. The entries were long-listed, then shortlisted, then voted upon. Four days after voting commenced, we are pleased to announce our winners!!! Applause please. They ...

Konnect Africa

November 27th, 2015

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Marguerite Barankitse and Maison Shalom: Changing the Lives of Orphaned Children & Communities

Marguerite Barankitse and Maison Shalom: Changing the Lives of Orphaned Children & Communities

On #ImpactThursday Marguerite Barankitse and her organisation, Maison Shalom is touching the lives of children and communities in Burundi. Marguerite Barankitse, better known as Maggy, was born in Ruyigi, Burundi. She lost her father at a very young age and grew up with her ...

Heidi G. Frontani

November 26th, 2015

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Olugbenga Ogunbowale is a Nigerian Star

Olugbenga Ogunbowale is a Nigerian Star

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star writing Competition!  This time around, the crowd had gathered to watch the scene, it was unbelievable. Buyers and sellers in the market looked on in amazement, ...

Konnect Africa

November 23rd, 2015

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Abdullahi Tosin is a Nigerian Star

Abdullahi Tosin is a Nigerian Star

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star writing Competition! Stars light up the dark night. Stars ignite hope in hearts frail and lost in the midst of fear and uncertainty. I recall vividly that very ...

Konnect Africa

November 23rd, 2015

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John Mela Panguru is a Nigerian Star

John Mela Panguru is a Nigerian Star

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star writing Competition! Do I believe in stars? No, except the ones that appears on dark nights, billions of light years away, twinkling in eternal distances waiting ...

Konnect Africa

November 23rd, 2015

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Chukwuebuka Henry Nwosu is a Nigerian Star

Chukwuebuka Henry Nwosu is a Nigerian Star

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in the 2015 I Know a Nigerian Star writing Competition! Beside the university mosque, opposite Eni-Njoku and Alvan Ikoku undergraduate halls is the Peter Odili postgraduate hall; the only good ...

Konnect Africa

November 23rd, 2015

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Olochenemi Omata is a Nigerian Star

Olochenemi Omata is a Nigerian Star

Use the Facebook ‘Like’ Button to vote for this entry as the winning article in the 2015, I Know a Nigerian Star Writing Competition! The Fourth of September 2015, was another normal Sunday. I and my sister were making up, tying our head ties and talking about how late we ...

Konnect Africa

November 23rd, 2015

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I Know a Nigerian Star: The Top 5

I Know a Nigerian Star: The Top 5

First there were one hundred and sixty-six [166], then there were thirty [30], then there were ten [10]… It was indeed a tough call for our indefatigable judges even though they had a great time reading and drawing inspiration from the loads of amazing entries. Now, it

Konnect Africa

November 23rd, 2015

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An Interview with Matthew C. Martino – Aviation Consultant, Entrepreneur, Author and Social Impact Proponent

An Interview with Matthew C. Martino – Aviation Consultant, Entrepreneur, Author and Social Impact Proponent

Hello Africa, It is another Konnect Africa Interview. We trust you are doing great. Today, we feature a young Entrepreneur of Zimbabwean descent. He has his hands in a number of pies… a consultancy for young pilots, a startup that majors on apps and web development ...

Arise Arizechi

November 23rd, 2015

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The #IKnowANigerianStar Writing Competition …TOP 10 Shortlist

The #IKnowANigerianStar Writing Competition …TOP 10 Shortlist

And finally, the 20th of November 2015 is here!!! As promised, below are our top 10 finalists for the I Know a Nigerian Star Competition in no particular order:   Somtochukwu Metu Yerima Dina Uzoh Michael Samuel Osho Emmanuel Otori Kuby Iyanga Onyidoh Henry Oluwafunto ...

Konnect Africa

November 20th, 2015

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Haben Girma- Harvard Law’s First Deaf-Blind Graduate and her Passion for Advocacy

Haben Girma- Harvard Law’s First Deaf-Blind Graduate and her Passion for Advocacy

For Haben Girma, life is golden and full of amazing opportunities and possibilities. Eventhough she doesn’t get to see the sunrise or hear the chirping of the birds, Girma is strengthened by the beauty of her dreams and the joy of being able to help other differently abled ...

Lovelyn Okafor

November 20th, 2015

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Momodou “Inkeh” Bah is Gambia’s Youngest Elected Person and an Advocate for the Less Privileged.

Momodou “Inkeh” Bah is Gambia’s Youngest Elected Person and an Advocate for the Less Privileged.

On #ImpactThursday we discuss an unlikely personality; A Politician. Momodou “Inkeh” Bah was born in Sintet Village in the west coast region of the Gambia on the 24th of October 1984. He was raised on his parents’ farm. He attended St. John Bosco’s Primary School in Sintet ...

Heidi G. Frontani

November 19th, 2015

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Seun Omobo- First African Chairperson of the International Pharmaceutical Federation – Young Pharmacists’ Group (FIP-YPG)

Seun Omobo- First African Chairperson of the International Pharmaceutical Federation – Young Pharmacists’ Group (FIP-YPG)

Seun Omobo sits on the executive board of sections of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). A lady of many parts and grace, Seun is a Pharmacist, public health practitioner and also a Consultant at the World Health Organization (WHO) where she offers Technical ...

Lovelyn Okafor

November 18th, 2015

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