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
2017 Watchword

It’s 2017! 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......

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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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13
Dec 2016
How to Make the most of Startup Grind

Your network influences your networth. StartUp Grind is a global startup community for entrepreneurs that hosts monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries. This month, there would be an end of the year party to celebrate entrepreneurs in Lagos. How do you take advantage of this event to improve your business? We started this article telling you that your network = Money if you know how to use it. StartUp Grind is a perfect place to expand that network and improve your income. SAY Hello and Smile: Walk up......

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13
Dec 2016
startup grind

It is time to unwind as Startup Grind hosts its end of the year meetup, tagged “the Networking party“, on Saturday, December 17th, 2016. Generally, Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs through monthly events. To enumerate, Speakers at past Lagos meetups include: Tayo Oviosu of Paga Marek Zmyslowski of Jovago Jeremy Johnson of Andela Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter of Iroko. The Lagos Chapter Director, Uwem Uwemakpan, said the event would be a time for Lagos entrepreneurs to bond and learn.......

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28
Nov 2016
Meet Adeola Bojuwoye, a Tech Entrepreneur with a passion for Africa

Adeola Bojuwaye has always had the entrepreneurial drive from when he was a child. He made caps, CD shelves, sold recharge cards and run computer training courses in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Although his father turned down the opportunity to invest in his computer training school due to lack of experience, that didnt deter him one bit. In 2010, he and his co-founder got their first opportunity to build a real world solution. They developed a software to help address the operational issues at a small property firm in Stockport.......

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15
Nov 2016
That important legal agreement to safeguard African Founders, co-Founders, and Start-ups

From over 5 years of practice, I have noticed one extremely important legal agreement that most start-ups in Africa are either unaware of or haven’t fully taken advantage of. This agreement is referred to as “the Vesting Agreement”. Quickly, before we go into the nitty-gritty of a vesting agreement, I will like to explain what a “vesting” is and what are “vesting agreements or clauses”, strictly in the context of its functionality to an African start-up. Vesting is a process by which benefits, privilege, authority, rights, or interest in......

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13
Nov 2016
Meet Jean-Patrick Ehouman, the Ivorian Entrepreneur who loves to gives back

Jean-Patrick Ehouman is an Ivorian Tech Entrepreneur and rising african leader working on global issues in Africa. He is concerned by local softwares and apps and also african content. Basically a software architect, he is running Akendewa, a tech NGO and Tech Hub he started in 2009 and where his team and him are engaged in producing community apps (health, election, social engagement, …) and teaching young Africans how to use technologies for entrepreneurship and culture of peace. His organisation is the biggest tech community in Francophone Africa with......

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10
Nov 2016
Young entrepreneurs in West Africa partner the Commonwealth to redefine the African single story

From October 25-27, 2016, young entrepreneurs from the Commonwealth countries of Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone gathered at the Ford Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria, to discuss the challenges facing young entrepreneurs in West Africa, and work towards the creation of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs-West Africa (CAYE-WA). Within the Commonwealth, there have been concerted efforts by various leadership bodies to encourage youth entrepreneurship. The Secretariat has supported the creation of Commonwealth Alliances of Young Entrepreneurs, starting with Asia in November 2011, which has now spun off into......

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