An Interview with Frank Wornyo: Inspiring African Entrepreneurs via podcasts

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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 online radio.

He shares with us how he started out and what he hopes to achieve with his big idea for African Entrepreneurs.  It is all yours to read, learn and enjoy. Read on….

Frank Wornyo

Tell us about the Founders of GetInspiredAfrica.Com : their names, ethnicity, education, base/location…

Get inspired Africa podcast was founded by Frank Wornyo, a Ghanaian-born American entrepreneur residing in the Washington DC metro area. With the help of some friends Gideon Darko Osei and Sarafina Apollos both of African descent.

You run GetInspiredAfrica.Com. How did it all begin? what was your vision when you started out?

After realizing the vacuum that exists between successful African entrepreneurs and aspiring African entrepreneurs, I decided to create this podcast to connect the two. African entrepreneurs both abroad and home face unique challenges, therefore it is important to provide unique solutions towards their specific needs.

Why did you choose audio as your format of reach African Entrepreneurs and what has been the response so far?

I decided to go with audio because it can be accessed on the go and on demand. My aim is to provide an on-demand podcast to all Africans, home or abroad irrespective of device they are using.

What are the three biggest benefits of GetInspiredAfrica.Com to your target audience and why?

  1. Hear the stories of successful African entrepreneurs directly.
  2. Motivate aspiring entrepreneurs and answering questions about challenges they might confront.
  3. Become the catalyst of business growth in Africa by fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among Africans both at home and abroad.

How have you effectively leveraged the power of social media to push your message?

Social media is a very important tool in reaching both our current and potential listeners. It is not static, so we constantly studying its dynamism to derive optimal efficiency from it for the benefit of our listeners.

Frank Wornyo

What are some of the major challenges you have encountered in obtaining interviews with African Entrepreneurs and how did you overcome them?

Since our interviews are conducted across continents, the time difference is a major hurdle. Also, many of the entrepreneurs we interview are on the go, so reaching them has proven very difficult. We overcome them by adapting, we change our tools, equipment and modes of operations as need be.

What do you enjoy most about running GetInspiredAfrica.Com? What is your inspiration? What keeps you going?

Hearing and sharing the stories of people who have overcome hurdles and challenges and built successful businesses is enjoyable and inspirational. Connecting these stories to aspiring entrepreneurs is uplifting. The feedback we receive from people around the world about our concept is what keeps us going.

Any mentors?

I read a lot of biographies and autobiographies. Learning from people who have pushed the boundaries and made great out of their lives is great motivator.

For you, Life is….

For me life is what you make it. It sounds cliché but I believe every word of it. You take charge of your life, makes changes to aspects of it you don’t like, going out and working hard to get what you want. Life is practice, what you keep practicing is what you will know and become.

Africa will rise when…..

… our human resources are developed and there is effective accountability.

What words of wisdom or advice would you like to leave with the youths of Africa? Inspire a young African in a sentence

Start something, start now!

Is there anything I didn’t ask that you’d like the readers of this interview to know?

Get inspired Africa is just the beginning, soon we will create the platform where many diverse podcasts will be hosted across the continent of Africa and beyond for Africans.

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us, Frank.

You are welcome.

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