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Africa’s Next Education Innovators: LEAP Transmedia
5 years ago

Africa’s Next Education Innovators: LEAP Transmedia

LEAP Transmedia is blazing trails as West Africa’s first communications company focused on developing television, radio, print, and digital content for children and their families. Beginning with a partnership using …
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Delivering Premium Concierge Services for Ghanaians Abroad at the Speed of Light
5 years ago

Delivering Premium Concierge Services for Ghanaians Abroad at the Speed of Light

Imagine it’s your mother’s birthday in Ghana and you want to send her a cake. Where do you start when you don’t know the best vendor, let alone that vendor’s …
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Kaymu Nigeria’s new CEO has big plans for its future
5 years ago

Kaymu Nigeria’s new CEO has big plans for its future

Sefik Bagdadioglu moved to Lagos, Nigeria in August 2015 to join Kaymu as the Managing Director. An avid economist, entrepreneur, and cyclist, Sefik has lived in Turkey, Canada, Tanzania, and …
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Time for a Taste of Ethiopia
5 years ago

Time for a Taste of Ethiopia

With rich, spicy stews and a variety of vegetarian-friendly dishes, Ethiopian food is one of Africa’s most famed cuisines. Now, New York City based chef Hiyaw Gebroyohannes’s start-up …
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From Frustration to Financial Freedom
5 years ago

From Frustration to Financial Freedom

Like many young South African men and women today, Thabo Kunene is frustrated.

He’s frustrated that there are not more quality education and employment opportunities available …
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New African Food Delivery App: OjaExpress
5 years ago

New African Food Delivery App: OjaExpress

What if you could get your favorite African ingredients from yams to egusi seeds to garri with the click of a button? New app OjaExpress hopes to revolutionize …
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My 9-to-5 Made Me Too Comfortable. So I Became an Entrepreneur.
5 years ago

My 9-to-5 Made Me Too Comfortable. So I Became an Entrepreneur.

Discovering Discomfort

I moved to China when I was 21 years old.

In May 2010 I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and that following …
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2015 She Leads Africa Winner: OmoAlata
5 years ago

2015 She Leads Africa Winner: OmoAlata

After a fierce competition with five other six inspiring and ambitious African women, Nigerian food and beverage start-up OmoAlata, founded by Kasope Ladipo-Ajai, emerged the victor. As the …
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Salon Talk with Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair
5 years ago

Salon Talk with Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair

Ngozi Opara, founder of Heat Free Hair, is a motherland mogul. The DC-based Nigerian entrepreneur is a leading provider of 100% virgin hair extensions designed to perfectly blend …
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Making Baobab Famous with Aduna
5 years ago

Making Baobab Famous with Aduna

Aduna is a health and beauty brand that uses superfoods like baobab and moringa to create superfood powders and energy bars for detoxification and revitalization. Co-founders Andrew Hunt and Nick Salter …
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