MUTHONI NJOBA: “FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION MAY TAKE SACRIFICE, BUT IT’S WORTH IT!”

In the pursuit of her dream, Muthoni Njoba quit her cooperate job to follow her passion – to be makeup artiste. That didn’t go well with her family and friends and in spite of years of little signs of success – through sacrifice, hard work, and persistence – Njoba kept her eyes on the goal.

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MEET PETER MWANGI, GROUP CEO, OLD MUTUAL KENYA

Peter Mwangi is the Group CEO of Old Mutual Kenya, a position he took up in the last quarter of 2014. Prior to this he was the Chief Executive of Nairobi Stock Exchange and an investment manager at Centum. He is a chartered financial analyst who started his career as a lieutenant in the Kenya Air […]

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THREE (3) LESSONS I LEARNT FROM BILLIONAIRE CHRIS KIRUBI

Blogger: A day in a dog’s life When I first showed up at Capital FM for work I didn’t know what to expect but I knew what I wanted. I wanted to learn how to be successful. In my mind, there was only one man who I could learn this from, Chris Kirubi. This part […]

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THE SEVEN (7) QUALITIES OF THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL

What separates the highly successful from those who are “just getting by“? This is a question that a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs have when they are just starting out. You have read all the books and learned all the skills but your mindset and “know how” may not be quite there yet. Here is a […]

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THE 5 FEARS YOU MUST FACE TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR

Fear is a phenomenon and a key driver of human decision making. While some others get paralyzed and allow fear cripple them, others ride on it, leveraging the surge of emotions that come with it to make positive things happen. Robert Schuller says, “If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what […]

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MEET JAMES OMWANDO, CEO, KK SECURITY

James Omwando is the CEO of KK Group of Companies. The group provides private security services in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. James Omwando, CEO, KK Security 1. What was your first job? I worked as an election clerk. I was in high school at the time. After I […]

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WHY KENYAN TV REPORTER TURNED TO FARMING CHICKENS

For more than a year TV journalist Caleb Karuga wanted to get fired. The Kenyan entrepreneur says that while he was good at his job, his true passion lay in farming, but he did not have the courage to quit his job. Caleb Karuga, founder of Wendy Farms “I would pray with my wife every […]

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10 HABITS HOLDING YOU BACK FROM #SUCCESS

The path of success is often littered by our own trash, obstacles that we place ourselves. Habits, by definition are behaviors that are so ingrained that we no longer become conscious of them; actions that turn into autopilot. The power of habit is severely under-recognized as driving force toward success. When the incredible Brian Tracy was asked […]

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MEET #KENYAN TONY KIBAGENDI: HOW HE BECAME A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR

By the time Tony Kibagendi graduated from university with a degree in education, he was sure employment was not an option for him. After all, Kibagendi was already running several successful businesses and making more money than the government would offer a high school teacher. Kenyan Kibagendi made his first million shillings while in university after […]

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MEET ERIC KINOTI AT 29 EARNS SH150M A YEAR FROM SHADES SYSTEM EAST AFRICA

After creating two successful businesses in five years, this 29-year-old entrepreneur has come a long way from the days of selling eggs and food supplies to schools, to the day when a customer asked if he could supply a tent for an event. Eric Kinoti is the proprietor of Shades System East Africa – a […]

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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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10 QUESTIONS FOR CHRIS KIRUBI

Chris Kirubi is a leading entrepreneur and investor in East Africa. He first started in business by buying decayed properties in Nairobi, renovating the buildings, and then re-selling them for a profit. His property management company, International House Limited (IHL), owns and manages various residential and commercial buildings in Nairobi. Kirubi also controls, or has […]

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