Tag Archives: Africa

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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Running to Rome!

“Redefining your limits is what makes great athletes — and great entrepreneurs.”— Unknown October 2013 found me on my way to Rome for the 2nd Rome Forum organized by the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance  – a network of highly educated young … Continue reading

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Wennovation Hub Emerges as SAP/Ashoka Global Competition Finalist: VOTE NOW

The “Wennovation Hub Initiative” has been selected as a finalist in the SAP/Ashoka ‘The Power of Small Competition‘. The flagship creation of US-Nigerian business incubator ‘LoftyInc’, the Wennovation Hub was one of 11 finalists selected from more than 370 innovations submitted globally, tackling various … Continue reading

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How ‘Afropreneurs’ will shape Africa’s future- CNN Feature

So my work got featured recently on CNN. See below; How ‘Afropreneurs’ will shape Africa’s future (CNN) — His full name is Idris Ayodeji Bello, but you might just call him “Afropreneur.” That’s the buzzword adopted by the young Nigerian … Continue reading

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Making the Case for Youth Leadership in Africa!

313 delegates, 512 Livestream viewers, 750 GooglePlus Hangout participants, 13 speakers, and 6 sponsors! With the theme “Building Capacity for a New Generation: The Case for Youth Leadership in Africa”, the 2012 Oxford University Pan Africa Conference held on 5 … Continue reading

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Making the Case for Youth Leadership in Africa – 2012 Oxford Pan Africa Conference is here!

Register now! An article I co-authored on the conference

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Off to Cape Town:Roundtable Discussion with Honorable Trevor A. Manuel and Africa’s Social Entrepreneurs

The next few weeks are already showing up to be hectic, which is why when I drew up my study plan for my April exams, I myself doubted if I was ever going to abide by it with all the … Continue reading

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An Afternoon with an m-trepreneur –Nick Hughes- Founder M-PESA (Mobile money platform)

I got a chance to spend some time with Nick Hughes this afternoon at the Said Business School over lunch. Organized by the Skoll Centre for social Entrepreneurship, he was here to meet with students to discuss the future of … Continue reading

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Why are you getting a degree in Global Health?

Why do you need a third Masters degree?  You mean you left a job in an oil company to go back to school? Are you a doctor? How does your past education and experience tie in with this degree? I … Continue reading

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Tweets from Rome: Weaning Africa off Aid; One Enterprise at at Time

In response to my recent call in the Huffington Post for less focus on Aid to Africa, and rather an increase in support for investments and enterprise, there were a lot of cynical comments, and other more respectful responses.  I … Continue reading

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God Bless America, God Help Africa! – Of Rome, Afropreneurship, and Lost Passports

September 1, 2011 was not meant to be like any other day prior to it.  Even I knew that, and had eagerly awaited the day. After all, it was going to be the first day of my post-Chevron career.  After … Continue reading

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