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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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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: The Practise of ‘Omugwo’ AKA After-Birth Care in Nigeria

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: The Practise of ‘Omugwo’ AKA After-Birth Care in Nigeria

‘Omugwo’ is an Igbo word  that is used to describe the practice in which a nursing mother and her baby is taken care of by a close family member. In most cases it’s done by the mother or mother-in-law except in the case where they are not available then another ...

Uduak Ubak

September 19th, 2015

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Interview with Tolu and Ayokanmi Binutu: Nigeria’s Fascinating Visual Art Entrepreneurs

Interview with Tolu and Ayokanmi Binutu: Nigeria’s Fascinating Visual Art Entrepreneurs

Greetings Africa, It is another Konnect Africa Interview. We trust you are doing well. Today, we feature our interview with two amazing brothers, Tolu and Ayokanmi Binutu, Founders of Pencils and Brushes Artworks. They love the Visual Arts and are doing business with art, ...

Arise Arizechi

September 14th, 2015

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Sponsored Post: New App from Jiji.ng, Nigeria’s Classifieds Website

Sponsored Post: New App from Jiji.ng, Nigeria’s Classifieds Website

Are you looking for a job or any study program for the future? Now you can relax a bit because Jiji.ng is a new Nigerian classifieds website, which offers not only a huge amount of different things but also a variety of services. Here, you can find everything related to ...

Konnect Africa

September 11th, 2015

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An Interview with Ekundayo Odele: How She took her First Steps in Business Consulting

An Interview with Ekundayo Odele: How She took her First Steps in Business Consulting

Bonjour Africa, It is great to be back with you. Today, we share our interview with a very rugged Entrepreneur. The hard-working and dynamic Ekundayo Odele provides Consultancy services in the areas of Business Strategy, Marketing, Recruitment and Human Resources. In this ...

Arise Arizechi

August 24th, 2015

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9 Year Old Nigerian Girl Writes a Book on Terrorism: Her Name – Splendour Joe King

9 Year Old Nigerian Girl Writes a Book on Terrorism: Her Name – Splendour Joe King

The routine of a nine-year-old girl in the days we live in is not far from the following – watching Disney Channel, dressing her dolls, helping her parents with some chores at home and possibly doing her homework, but a certain nine-year old by the name of Splendour ...

Guest Blogger

August 11th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Who Knows the Health Benefits of Locally Grown Food in Nigeria?

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Who Knows the Health Benefits of Locally Grown Food in Nigeria?

Nutrition has become an essential and popular topic these days. This is because of the many diseases associated with bad nutrition and unhealthy life styles. Also responsible is the fact that in recent times, many more people are aware of their appearances and want to look a

Uduak Ubak

August 8th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Law Enforcement in Nigeria – Any Hope?

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Law Enforcement in Nigeria – Any Hope?

A sign on a market gate read, “motorcyclists are not allowed beyond this point, failure to comply attracts a fine of 2500 naira”. As I watched with interest wondering what would have caused the market authorities to come up with such a law, I knew it was highly ...

Uduak Ubak

August 2nd, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Excellence in Nigeria and The Value of Human Beings

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Excellence in Nigeria and The Value of Human Beings

Still musing about Excellence (click here to see my earlier post on this subject) especially that which affects the way we treat other humans. I was hanging out with some friends and swapping stories about life in general when somehow we started chatting about hospital ...

Uduak Ubak

July 12th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog : Summer in Nigeria?

Uduak Ubak’s Blog : Summer in Nigeria?

It’s the month of June and for Nigeria, the rains are here. For some, this is bad news as it spells floods, bad roads with pot holes, licking roof and all. For others, it’s the best season of all characterized by cold nights, dreamy weather (meant for ...

Uduak Ubak

June 20th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Arise, O Compatriots. Let’s Make Nigeria Better!

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: Arise, O Compatriots. Let’s Make Nigeria Better!

Finally the 29th of May 2015 has come and gone, and there is a new government in Nigeria. It’s been a long journey reaching this point. For most people, life as they know it has been slow because of the many uncertainties the country has faced. Businesses have been ...

Uduak Ubak

June 6th, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: The Origin and Beauty of Pidgin English in Nigeria

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: The Origin and Beauty of Pidgin English in Nigeria

Listening to the radio can really be an interesting thing to do especially when in traffic. It’s like the much-needed company you need to take your mind off the traffic situation especially if the program aired is an interesting one. Personally, there are some stations

Uduak Ubak

May 23rd, 2015

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Uduak Ubak’s Blog: My Fuel Scarcity Blues

Uduak Ubak’s Blog: My Fuel Scarcity Blues

It’s the start of another weekend and I’ve got my long to-do list that had nothing to do with queuing at the petrol station but then again, fuel scarcity just happens without prior notice. As I take my place in the long queue guessing that my car will probably be the ...

Uduak Ubak

May 9th, 2015

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John Offiong’s ‘Ballot Not Bullet’ Initiative – Towards Peaceful Elections in Nigeria

John Offiong’s ‘Ballot Not Bullet’ Initiative – Towards Peaceful Elections in Nigeria

Nigeria goes to the polls in March 2015 and political activities have overtaken the land. A young Nigerian named John Offiong desires to see violence-free elections and has come out with an Initiative he calls “BALLOT not BULLET”.  He spoke to KonnectAfrica.Net ...

Arise Arizechi

February 14th, 2015

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The African Radio Drama Association Presents, ‘Rainbow City’

The African Radio Drama Association Presents, ‘Rainbow City’

Rainbow City- Episode 1 The Rainbow City radio drama which is conducted in Pidgin English introduces us to a community of co-tenants and neighbours living in the ubiquitous tenement ‘face-me-I-face-you’ cluster of one room apartments with shared facilities and conveniences. ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

July 11th, 2014

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It Is High-time We Waged War!

It Is High-time We Waged War!

Moral decadence has hitherto been a hydra-headed demon that bedevils every facet of the Nigerian society. It is not unconnected with several culminating factors. But for the dearth of value system in the contemporary family unit, which serves as the microcosm of the larger ...

Guest Blogger

February 15th, 2014

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Press Release: NaijaStories in Paperback: Make Reading Fun Again!

Press Release: NaijaStories in Paperback: Make Reading Fun Again!

Naija Stories is an imprint of NS Publishing Ltd, a new publishing and marketing company dedicated to developing and distributing Nigerian written content through eBooks, paperbacks, audio, websites, mobile apps and other channels. NS Publishing believes that by nurturing ...

Konnect Africa

December 17th, 2013

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The King Exalted; Don Moen, Frank Edwards & Nikki Laoye Live in Rivers, Nigeria!!!

The King Exalted; Don Moen, Frank Edwards & Nikki Laoye Live in Rivers, Nigeria!!!

House on the Rock-The Heritage House-Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria invites you, yes you…to a worship experience-The King Exalted- on the 8th of December, 2013 by 4.30pm at Plot F23, Sani Abacha Link Road, GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. When the praises go ...

Konnect Africa

November 25th, 2013

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The #IKnowaNigerianStar Writing Competition…Entries Close 15th October!!!

The #IKnowaNigerianStar Writing Competition…Entries Close 15th October!!!

We at Konnect Africa, the publishers of KonnectAfrica.net, an online, pan-African magazine that celebrates Africa and the great achievements of Africans in this era are delighted to announce our first (1st) Writing Competition with the Topic – “I Know a Nigerian ...

Konnect Africa

October 9th, 2013

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A Konnect Africa Interview: Meet Nnodim Blossom; Compere, Writer & Social Media Innovator

A Konnect Africa Interview: Meet Nnodim Blossom; Compere, Writer & Social Media Innovator

I met Nnodim Blossom on Twitter, and I immediately knew she was up to a world of good! The Compere and Writer who is deeply passionate about using Social media for Social Good and Advocacy, is the convener of ‘AdoptATweep’- probably the largest offline event in ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

September 23rd, 2013

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The Stowaway Saga: Is Our Reward System Lop-sided?

The Stowaway Saga: Is Our Reward System Lop-sided?

I stumbled on a Guardian Newspaper of Thursday 12th September, 2013 –in my job-seeking days no Thursday Guardian went by unnoticed- and there was a picture of Daniel Oikhena our famous stowaway, looking very handsome and beaming between a very cheerful Edo State Governor, ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

September 21st, 2013

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Inspirational Music Video from TY Bello – Greenland

Inspirational Music Video from TY Bello – Greenland

Hello Africa, Today, We have a great inspirational musical video for you. It is from the multi-talented Nigerian musician, photographer and philanthropist, TY Bello. The song is titled Greenland. Enjoy it. Cheers

Konnect Africa

August 14th, 2013

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A Chat with Fashionista Ugonna Omeruo; Creative Director of HSE of Nwocha- A Made in Nigeria Fashion Label

A Chat with Fashionista Ugonna Omeruo; Creative Director of HSE of Nwocha- A Made in Nigeria Fashion Label

I am so excited to feature Ugonna Omeruo who is the Founder and Creative Director of HSE of Nwocha; a renowned fashion label that is transcending the shores of Africa. The first fashion designer to be interviewed on KonnectAfrica.Net, we uncover the layers to discover the ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

July 29th, 2013

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TY Bello; Speaking Hope through Music & Pictures

TY Bello; Speaking Hope through Music & Pictures

Who has dark-eyes, full brows, big hair, raspy alto voice, uplifting songs and exceptional photography skills? The one and only TY Bello; a Nigerian musician, photographer and philanthropist. The University of Lagos alumni initially blew us away a decade ago when she debuted

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

July 25th, 2013

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Arc. Kunle Adeyemi: Rebuilding Lives, One Project at a Time

I never really gave much thought to architects and architecture as a much younger person. I never thought of them as world-changers or people with the ability to make much of a difference in other people’s lives, professionally speaking. I mean, they dealt mostly with ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

July 18th, 2013

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