23
Jan 2017
5 Lessons I learnt from the SLAY Festival

Yesterday was fun. I always wanted to attend Coachella but the opportunity never showed up, so when I heard she leads Africa was having a Coachella type event that was focused on business and self-development,  I was ecstatic. I pulled out my vintage shirt dress that I got from SoulOrange Vintage and my West World shorts. I matched it up with my Old Testament sandals. Threw on a Tote bag and marched to the venue. The environment was not the greatest but my mind was fixated on what I......

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18
Jan 2017
Make money for free - The Afropreneur

This title sounds a bit misleading, because nothing worthwhile comes easy, but down the next lines you’d be glad you read it . This is not one of those get rich schemes, it is not online magic, pyramid schemes or MMM (the new craze in Nigeria). I was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the First Africa Startup Digital Accelerator last week and while preparing I realized how lots of people have great ideas but are still broke. It’s not just entrepreneurs, it applies to corporate workers, leaders......

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16
Jan 2017
How to create a Brand Persona for your Brand

You are an entrepreneur and you have identified a need and created a solution to it, how then would you get to the people you are creating the product for? This what creating a brand persona does for you. Sometimes, actually, most times you need to know these people beyond just their need for your product. You need to know their personality, age, where you can find them, what they do, what their challenges are as individuals, who they are, who they want to be and many other information......

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14
Jan 2017
Meet Olatorera Oniru, intent on Building an Online Fashion Empire

Olatorera Oniru is an assiduous entrepreneur passionate about all things Africa. As CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com, she is currently leading initiatives to realize a pinnacle in Africa’s history whereby we would rely less on importation and innovate more with natural resources and citizenry capabilities. A member of The National Scholars Honor Society USA, Olatorera flourished her career working for two Fortune Top 5 companies namely Bank of America Merrill Lynch and General Electric. She also worked for one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, Lars Magnus Ericsson, as a global......

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14
Jan 2017
TAX GUIDE FOR COMPANIES IN NIGERIA

Do you sometimes get overwhelmed by the numerous taxes that you need to pay and need some clarification? You might have even missed or mixed up the due dates for filing and remitting the returns, thus incurring severe penalties. We have put together a simple guide to provide the most basic information you need to have handy with respect to the various taxes. This however does not replace the need for professional advice as tax matters may often require different interpretations and application depending on the peculiarity of the......

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13
Jan 2017
Resources and Tools to Help You Name Your Business

This article was shared from articles.bplans.com and we thought it would be of value to you!!! If you’re starting a business, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is what to name your new company. While the way you choose to register your business will impact the choices you have when it comes to picking what to name your new business, sometimes you may need a little help with the initial brainstorming. I’ve compiled a list of tools and resources for helping you name your business, from name generators to......

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12
Jan 2017
Introducing Ayissi, One of Africa's most creative Fashion designer

We would love to introduce you to Ayissi Nga Jospeh-Marie, creator of the Brand Wazal! Ayissi has just announced his new collection for 2017 called “Ova Tété” This collection is inspired by a Cameroonian slang ‘ova’ which means bigger and noble person. And Tété which refers to chic and bourgeois. In addition, the word chic here is used to describe the amazing and modern appearance of the clothings. Meaning those who patronize him have good taste. The materials used in this collection are of the best quality, including first choice wax......

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10
Jan 2017
What's your watch word for 2017?, Words from the Founder

Happy New Year!!! There’s been a lot of talk during recent days, in the press and on social media, about how awful 2016 was. On a political level, there were random changes that brought the Political unrest In Gambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopa, the social unrest in South Africa, and the credit crunch in Nigeria. There were terrorist attacks in Nigeria while the situation in Somalia and Sudan remains bleak. But this perspective is by no means the whole story. We also witnessed extraordinary feats and accomplishments......

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27
Dec 2016
Caesar Vulley, The Ghanian Social Entrepreneur with the passion for Africa

Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, Caesar a Social Entrepreneur with a passion for improving health, supporting education, and alleviating poverty. He is  a proud Bucknell University alumnus and the founding president of Nested Savings, a nonprofit organization working to alleviate poverty in Africa via the execution of environmentally friendly initiatives that build economically resilient communities. The Nested Savings program  trains families in northern Uganda to keep chickens for egg production and provides a marketplace where they can exchange those eggs for income. The project aims at building......

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25
Dec 2016
The Lagos Entrepreneurship Landscape

The year 2016 is rounding up, and the population of Lagos is estimated to be over 20 million people, unarguably the largest city in Africa! Lagos is synonymous with ‘hustle’, the sound of horns blaring, people making deals at all corners of town, traffic and unending movements, parties and hangouts. Little wonder it is fondly called the city that never sleeps. It is the dream destination for businesses and entrepreneurs which has led Lagos to have the highest GDP for any city in Africa. It is often said that......

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