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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Linkages Through Language: Omokolawola Lamikanra

Linkages Through Language: Omokolawole Lamikanra They say that business and entrepreneurship run in your veins. That’s certainly true for Omokolawole Lamikanra, who started out on his entrepreneurial journey before his tenth birthday! Also known as ‘Lami’, this Nigerian lawyer and businessman recently moved to the UK where he is busy [...]read more

Very Puzzled: Patrick Savi Adom

J: Hi Patrick. Please tell us a bit about who you are and what you do. P: I’m Patrick, I’m 40-something years old and I live in London. I was born in Ghana and grew up there until I was seven, when I moved to the UK. I’ve spent most [...]read more

In Tribute to Africa: Michelle Dybele

In Tribute to Africa: Michelle Dybele Living by Inspiration - says Michelle Dybele when we ask her what her life motto is. She is an actress, film producer, and entrepreneur of Central African heritage and in this interview, she shares a few insights about her journey and living out this motto. [...]read more

Let The Good Times Begin: Esther Bolekia

Let The Good Times Begin Esther Bolekia “KNOWING THE HISTORY OF A PERSON, CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHY YOU MAKE CERTAIN DECISIONS” – ESTHER BOLEKIA SAYS ASKED ABOUT HER ORIGINS AND HOW IT ALL BEGAN. Born in Spain with ancestry from Equatorial Guinea, Esther is a road engineer, founder and [...]read more

Shakira Akabusi: Strong Like Mum

Shakira Akabusi: Strong Like Mum Shakira Akabusi is a pre and postnatal fitness expert. A daughter of an Olympic medalist Kriss Akabusi, there’s no wonder that sports and fitness were always a vital part of Shakira’s life. A motivational speaker, writer, and mother of two, she’s also a founder of [...]read more

Bringing African-inspired Fashion to Your Ears: Mohéna DIWOUTA

Bringing African-inspired Fashion to Your Ears: Mohéna DIWOUTA ROOTENCIAL met the radiantly smiley Mohéna Diwouta, the creator of an African-inspired jewelry business known as OHEA. She created the company in June 2011 while working full-time as a press officer in Paris. Although Mohéna was born and spent her childhood in [...]read more

Finding African roots through literature: Pamela Ohene Nyako

Finding African roots through literature: Pamela Ohene Nyako Pamela Ohene Nyako has always been captivated by history. When she was young, she devoured books about ancient Egypt and Greece, learnt about the Holocaust from her German grandmother and was drawn to black history, including learning about legendary American civil rights [...]read more

Africa’s Natural Wealth: Priscilla Omouendze

Africa’s Natural Wealth: Priscilla Omouendze “We have incredible wealth here in the Congo Basin,” says Priscilla Omouendze, the Gabonese founder of natural cosmetic product company N’kira. “But people don’t value what we have, they don’t believe in it much.” Priscilla launched her natural cosmetics firm in 2016, which uses plants [...]read more

Learning how to fail in order to succeed: Bisila Bokoko

Learning how to fail in order to succeed: Bisila Bokoko Bisila Bokoko is a leading businesswoman, inspirational speaker and philanthropist. But on her journey to success, she first had to learn how to fail. And it was these failures – from a struggling wine business to being fired from a [...]read more