MEET AFRICA’S HOTTEST NEW FASHION DESIGNERS

We have long moved on from the idea of African design being simply Africa centered. In the past couple of years it has made it onto catwalks in Paris, New York, Milan and beyond. And of course, as with any competitive market, there will always be new talent changing the game. In African fashion today, […]

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MEET LORNA RUTTO: FROM BANKER TO WASTE MERCHANT

The modern job market doesn’t promise miracles, and in this depressed economic environment, job hunting will soon be desperately out of fashion. Things are frankly getting out of hand and ridiculous rumours are being repeated by our government bureaucrats, some of which are mere dreams. Never mind the mumblings, governments don’t have the slightest idea […]

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MEET TOP KENYAN TV PRODUCER ALISON NGIBUINI

Alison Ngibuini got the kick to venture into business after her employer moved offices. After eight years working for some of Kenya’s leading advertising agencies, Ngibuini had acquired immense experience on how brands are created, positioned and sold to customers. She never thought about entrepreneurship until the company she was working for shifted offices from […]

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ADVICE FROM DR EDDAH GACHUKIA, FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF THE RIARA GROUP OF SCHOOLS

Dr Eddah Gachukia is the founder and director of the Riara Group of Schools. Gachukia acquired a small kindergarten 40 years ago which has grown to include two primary schools, a girl’s secondary school and a university in Nairobi, Kenya.   In 1974, Dr Eddah Gachukia and her husband Dan took over a small kindergarten […]

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MEET GINA DIN KARIUKI: FOUNDER, C.E.O GINA DIN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS (GDCC)

Gina Din Kariuki is the founder and the chairperson of Gina Din Corporate Communications (GDCC), which will be turning ‘Sweet 16′ in October this year. The 51-year-old Public Relations guru is popular in the social and corporate circles and her elegance, beauty and dashing style have always captured my attention every time we meet. When […]

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MEET MICHAEL MUTHIGA: THE ANIMATOR MAKING HIS MARK IN KENYAN ADVERTISING

Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, Michael Muthiga loved watching cartoons and was curious about how his favourite shows were made. Without access to the internet, he had limited information about animation and it was only once he was in high school that his art teacher introduced him to illustration and 3D animations.   “It is […]

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8 GHANAIAN ENTREPRENEURS SHARE THEIR BUSINESS ADVICE

DAVID OSEI – CO-FOUNDER AND C.E.O DROPIFI: Company description: Dropifi is a web messaging platform which replaces the ‘contact us’ form on websites with a real-time widget that streamlines the communication process and eliminates spam. The company was named Best IT Startup in the world in the Kauffman Foundation’s Global Startup Open for 2012. “It […]

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KENYA RANKS 4TH IN AFRICA IN NUMBER OF MILLIONAIRES

Despite the continent’s strong economic growth over the past decade, the majority of Africans still struggle to make ends meet. That is not to say however, that Africa lacks wealthy people. UK-based New World Wealth recently released a report that ranks African countries according to their number of millionaires. Unsurprisingly, the continent’s largest economy, South Africa, […]

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ISABEL DOS SANTOS: HOW AN AFRICAN ‘PRINCESS’ BANKED $3 BILLION IN A DECADE

LAST DECEMBER Isabel dos Santos commemorated her tenth wedding anniversary to Congolese businessman Sindika Dokolo with a party. Subtlety wasn’t on the menu. She jetted in dozens of friends and relatives from as far as Germany and Brazil, who joined with hundreds of local guests in Angola for three days of lavishness, including a bash […]

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MEET KENYA’S PETE MURAYA, C.E.O SURAYA PROPERTY GROUP

Pete Muraya is the CEO of Suraya Property Group. The trained architect ventured into property development in 2003 and has built a successful real estate firm in Kenya. 1. What was your first job? I was hired as a clerk after high school. I earned US$10 a month. My job was to help people register […]

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SURAYA PROPERTY C.E.O, PETE MURAYA GIVES FIVE TIPS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

Founder and CEO of Suraya Property Group, Pete Muraya, is one of Kenya’s most successful entrepreneurs. After decades doing business, and seeing his share of failures, Muraya has learnt how to achieve success. He shares his top five tips. 1. Be passionate To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be passionate about the business in […]

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2 KENYANS IN FORBES’ LIST OF AFRICAN INTERNET MILLIONAIRES TO WATCH

Africa may not yet have an Internet billionaire, but there are a handful of savvy African entrepreneurs who’ve built 7- and 8-figure fortunes by identifying and taking advantage of the opportunities on the continent’s web space. Here’s a basic truth: In the next five to seven years, there’ll be an unprecedented explosion of Internet millionaires. […]

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KENYAN YOUTH WHO HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE

Leadership takes courage, charisma and a pretty number of marbles rolling around in your head. Age is not a factor here, so if you think you have what it takes, and are courageous enough to take to the podium and sell your policies, by all means do it. FLAMBOYANT YOUTH LEADER BABU OWINO, 24 From […]

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7 AFRICAN CEOs WHO WERE DROPOUTS

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein  The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get anywhere if you are willing to work. This is a popular quote from Oprah Winfrey. I agree with with […]

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