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My Thoughts, Opinions, Insights & Experiences about Entrepreneurship in Africa, and generally…

5 Powerful Ways To Fight Procrastination And Kill It Forever

By |2017-03-01T17:21:02+01:00December 19th, 2016|Get Inspired!, The Blog|

image credit: Do you really want to fight procrastination? I’ll show you how. But first, a chilling real-life story that shows just how procrastination works on many of us. In November 2006, Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy, suddenly fell ill and died three weeks later from the deadly effects of a slow-acting poison. In the [...]

The 3 Most Powerful Revolutions Shaking Up Africa Right Now — You Should Read This!

By |2017-07-21T13:40:32+01:00September 12th, 2016|Get Inspired!, The Blog|

Photo credit: The average age of Africa’s political leaders – presidents, prime ministers and monarchs – is 65 years. I couldn’t believe this at first, so I had to crunch the numbers myself. However, the average age of the entire African population is 19.5 years. To give you a clearer picture, up to 85 [...]

Africa is a Country! Finally, We Could Become The United States of Africa

By |2017-03-01T17:21:08+01:00August 1st, 2016|Get Inspired!, The Blog|

Africans are typically unforgiving of people who refer to Africa as a country. Anyone who cannot see that we are a continent of 55 distinct, independent and sovereign countries -- each with its own president, army and national flag -- is clearly ignorant, right? In truth, there are no ‘Africans’? But there are Nigerians, Kenyans, [...]

How Nigeria’s Hard Economic Times Could Awaken A Sleeping Giant

By |2017-03-01T17:21:10+01:00June 27th, 2016|The Blog|

A few weeks ago, this article of mine was published as an opinion piece in Business Day, one of Nigeria's leading newspapers on business, economy, and markets. Although its message focuses on Nigeria's current economic travails, its lessons hold true for every country in Africa. Here's the full article: ---------- Nigeria is considered the ‘Giant of [...]

Last week, I was featured on CNN! Here’s the full story, and the Video too…

By |2017-03-01T17:21:10+01:00June 13th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, The Blog|

Over the last few weeks, CNN Money released a string of featured stories as part of its documentary series on Nigeria, titled: ‘Nigeria: An Economy Divided’ Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is in the spotlight for 'good' reason. My country’s economy is on the brink of a recession, largely due to the slump in global crude [...]

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, Thank you for ‘Free Basics’ in Africa. But, We’ll Keep Our Eyes On It!

By |2017-03-01T17:21:11+01:00May 23rd, 2016|The Blog|

photo credit: Reuters/Dado Ruvic About a week ago, Nigeria – Africa’s largest economy and most populous country – became the 40th country in the world, and the 22nd in Africa, to join Facebook’s Free Basics. With over 15 million active users (and growing), Facebook is very popular in Nigeria. Actually, it’s more popular than the [...]

Is Africa Still Rising? Yes. Actually, We’re Just Getting Started!

By |2017-03-01T17:21:12+01:00May 9th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Home & Personal Services, The Blog|

On 13th May 2000, The Economist magazine ran a front cover that notoriously labeled Africa as ‘The Hopeless Continent’. In its eyes, Africa was a forsaken place -- ravaged by war, famine and disease. Just a decade later, the tune had changed. In 2011 and 2012 respectively, The Economist and Time magazine released editions with resplendent displays of the ‘Africa Rising’ [...]

The 7 Demons You Must Defeat Before You Can Succeed In Business

By |2017-03-01T17:21:20+01:00March 28th, 2016|Get Inspired!, The Blog|

What does it really take to be successful in business? Why do some people succeed in business, while others stutter, stumble and fail? Think about it for a moment. Successful entrepreneurs come in all forms, shapes and sizes. They don’t particularly fall into any specific categories that make them special. Let’s take a look at [...]

This Is The Shocking Reason Why 100 Million Young And Educated Africans Are Jobless

By |2017-03-01T17:21:22+01:00February 22nd, 2016|Get Inspired!, The Blog|

Every year, over 10 million young Africans graduate from university and other institutions of higher learning. Sadly, given the precarious situation of unemployment on the continent, more than 50 percent of this young, bright and hopeful generation may not find gainful employment in the next five years. Unemployment is a nagging problem across Africa; it’s [...]

Want to become a successful entrepreneur in Africa? Don’t get an MBA! Here’s why…

By |2017-03-01T17:21:27+01:00November 2nd, 2015|The Blog|

I met Taju at a local business event a few weeks ago. During our short conversation, he shared a shocking experience he had during a job interview with a top local bank in Nigeria. Taju has an MBA from a Nigerian university, and as he expected, this credential would give him a strong competitive advantage in the [...]