Author Archives: Idris Ayodeji Bello

About Idris Ayodeji Bello

Afropreneur & Partner, LoftyInc Ltd (Operators of the Wennovation Hub) Leading expert in deploying technology and innovation to drive public sector reforms and enabling good governance. Passionate about bringing about positive change in Africa through innovation and entrepreneurship!

Mark Zuckerberg’s First Coming….To Nigeria

It is no longer news that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder was in Nigeria this week. The visit which came as a surprise to many ( I heard the rumours a few days earlier but couldn’t confirm till he got into … Continue reading

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Lasgidi- Lagos, the Home of Hustle

I have spent the greater part of the last six months in and out of Lagos working on old and new hustles. It’s a city I have grown to love and hate in almost equal measures. Attractive as it is … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Fear of Growth

“There will never be a perfect time to do something that stretches you. That’s true whether you are starting a marriage, having your first child, changing careers, or wrestling with any number of challenging goals. That’s not a license to … Continue reading

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Dying Slowly

By Martha Medeiros You start dying slowly if you do not travel, if you do not read, If you do not listen to the sounds of life, If you do not appreciate yourself. You start dying slowly When you kill … Continue reading

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Take your turn, because it’s rarely given!

I finally got my copies of Seth Godin’s new book – What to do when it’s your turn – today, and it’s so interesting that I immediately jumped into it. I find particularly interesting his story on “being stuck on … Continue reading

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Balancing Contentment and Ambition

We all struggle with being content with what we have achieved, and yet not falling into the zone of complacency. There is always the danger that desiring to achieve more may leave you unhappy with what you have already achieved. … Continue reading

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How not to respond to Ebola- Idris Bello for CNN

  Editor’s note: Idris Ayodeji Bello is a Houston-based entrepreneur and global health advocate. The views expressed are his own. (CNN) — There is no word more reviled in America than “Ebola,” especially since the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, … Continue reading

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Ebola in the US: Are we letting fear win?

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/ebola-in-the-us-are-we-letting-fear-win-9814193.html As it is my usual practice after work, I went to the gym on October 1, 2014. This being a gym I frequent, I am known well to the gym’s staff. On this fateful day, I was met at … Continue reading

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Navarro College; Stop Ebola, Stop Stigmatization!

Listen to my Radio France Interview below: Unless you live under a rock, you are probably aware of the ongoing Ebola epidemic  which has affected multiple countries, with some having widespread transmission (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone), and some with … Continue reading

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Featured in August 2014 Vanity Fair Magazine ‘Spotlight on African Entrepreneurs’

http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2014/08/harambe-entrepreneur-alliance-africa-startups Harambee is Swahili for “Let’s pull together.” And the flourishing Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance lives up to its credo. The brainchild of 31-year-old Okendo Lewis-Gayle (second from left)—born in Costa Rica, raised in Italy, educated at Southern New Hampshire University—the organization targets African-born … Continue reading

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Buffett’s annual letter: What you can learn from my real estate investments

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5 Lessons Running a Half-Marathon Taught Me!

Today, I completed the Chevron/Aramco Houston Half-Marathon in a time of 2 hours and 21 minutes. I am deeply appreciative of your support as I transitioned from someone unable to run a mile less than 8 months ago to completing 13.1 miles … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 8,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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My Book of Senegalese Stories: Reflections on Gorée, An Island of no return

“Visitors, in your grievous smile, I like to read the victory of love”  The above quote by the late Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye – founding primary curator of the Slave House of Gorée Island summarizes the mix of my emotions as … Continue reading

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My book of Senegalese Stories; ‘Run like a Happy African’ edition

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or … Continue reading

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