Stephen Akintayo’s story shatters the myth that you need a lot of capital to start a business and become an entrepreneur. In this conversation, Stephen shares powerful messages on the importance of creating wealth for Africa, leveraging technology to unlock the potential of the continent, and the importance in investing on “informal” means of education to attain better financial literacy.
Stephen Akintayo: The Key to Unlocking Africa's Potential is Business
This episode features Edwige Takassi, from Togo and co-founder of the trademark “Terroir d’Afrique” ‘Soils of Africa’ in English. Their mission is to leverage Africa’s natural heritage to promote African local production and consumption of natural products such as tea, coffee, honey and oils.
It features Christiane Sungu and Lucrece Wasolua-Kibeti who tell us about their social initiative Krowned, whose mission is to empower young girls though haircare and equip them with the confidence to succeed. Why hair? Because it is key for building our confidence, they say.
Muna Lobe, founder of AYA Consulting, talks about the importance of supporting creative artists, the power of storytelling for stories to transcend non-African communities, as well as renaming, redefining and reclaiming African Arts and Culture by their communities.