Afropreneur Spotlight


12
Apr 2017
Meet Yvette Ondachi, The Entrepreneur Revolutionising Agriculture in Kenya

What makes Yvette so special and inspiring to us? Why would she quits a well paying job and focus on a venture that had a high probability of failing? Why is she so passionate? Reading articles on her didn’t do enough justice to her personality and love for the African continent, we discovered so much when we had a chat with her. Yvette Ondachi is a Kenyan Agro-Preneur and the CEO of Ojay Greene, a company that works with smallholder farmers to remove the barriers that limit them and give......

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13
Feb 2017
George Neequaye

George Sylvanus Niikoi Neequaye, George Neequaye for short, is a Ghanaian serial entrepreneur with a big heart! He believes his goal on earth is to make life better for people. People who by no choice of theirs do not have a life they deserve. As a result, he became a social entrepreneur. Love is one of his guiding principles. Together with love, his talent of aestheticism through design and technology, he has touched numerous lives. George is a Designer (Experience Design, Interaction Design and Graphic Design), a Social Entrepreneur, a......

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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. As 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......

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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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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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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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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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24
Oct 2016
mathus lawson

Mathus Lawson is a dynamic and eccentric entrepreneur who recently sprung up in Benin. Mathus is a software developer. He identified the problem of easily locating good, services and places. Then, he solved it. He then proceeded to build Beninlogis. It is a location-based platform that enables citizens in Benin search for properties, services or products easily locate them virtually. Using Beninlogis is quite easy. The site includes a list of industries (agribusiness, commerce, shopping, culture, vents, restaurants, hotels, real estate etc.).  For example, If you select restaurants, the map automatically updates......

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25
Sep 2016
Meet Eromo Egbejule, the fearless Journalist

Eromo Egbejule is a Nigerian writer and journalist who writes on arts & culture, technology, business, human interest, conflict and the intersection with everyday living. His works have been published on various platforms including The Guardian, Reuters, Africa Check and The Africa Report and have also been translated into a number of languages including French & Spanish. Eromo is quite fearless and loves to go where the story is.  He was in Liberia to cover the ensuing situation when there was an outbreak of Ebola and recently embarked on......

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12
Sep 2016
Yusufa Sey, democratizing access to genetic information

Yusufa Sey is a Gambian entrepreneur now living in Denmark. He is a serial idea generator and business developer. His never say die attitude has made him delve into businesses ranging from starting an Agro-Forestry export company in West Africa, to facilitating deals on behalf of of Chinese investors in West Africa. His belief in a future where people have access to understanding their genetic predispositions towards things like sports injuries, their muscle recovery time, their unique stamina profiles led him to start a company called AthGene. The startup......

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