CHRIS KIRUBI’S ADVICE FOR SUCCESS: “It’s better to make a decision than no decision at all”

 “It is better to make a decision than no decision at all,” businessman Dr Chris Kirubi paraphrases Brian Tracy’s quote, a veteran motivational speaker and author from Canada. Dr Kirubi is speaking to a group of 14 graduates, who completed their studies this year at various universities in Kenya and Uganda and are being recruited […]

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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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FORMER DIASPORA, VAVA ANGWENYI DEFIES ODDS TO GROW HER OWN COFFEE BUSINESS

For the last four years, and despite many challenges and little support from the people around her, Kenyan Vava Angwenyi has dedicated her time and energy to building her own coffee company, Vava Coffee. For a long time colleagues in the industry did not take her seriously and assumed she would give up the ‘hobby’ […]

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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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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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BUSINESS AS DONE BY A MAASAI WARRIOR, OLE REIYIA

The Maasai Mara is one of Kenya’s most popular tourist destinations. Every year this wildlife sanctuary attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Numerous hotels, lodges and camps have been set up around the Mara to accommodate tourists. Most often they are owned and managed by foreign investors and big hotel chains, […]

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MEET BEN MAINA: HE QUIT HIS JOB TO BUILD SUCCESSFUL ONLINE BUSINESS – RUPU

At the age of 28, Ben Maina sits at the helm of an e-commerce business that has been described as the Groupon of Kenya. In 2010, Maina quit his job at an internet service provider (ISP) to co-found online discount shopping website Rupu. Rupu gives consumers discounts on goods and services in the form of deals […]

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AFRICA’S BILLIONAIRE, ASHISH THAKKAR IN WAR OF WORDS WITH DONALD TRUMP

Ashish Thakkar was recently in a war of words with U.S.  billionaire, Donald Trump over what he termed to be ignorant comments about Africa. Donald Trump had made a comment about President Obama’s recent announcement of a $7 billion electric power initiative by the United States, “Power Africa” designed to double access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Trump said […]

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TV PERSONALITY, JULIE GICHURU, TALKS ABOUT HER BUSINESS VENTURES

Julie Gichuru is best known for being a TV news anchor and group digital business manager at Kenyan media company Royal Media Services. Beyond the glitz and glamour of TV, Gichuru is also a successful entrepreneur, running an online fashion store called Mimi and production company Arimus Media. She has been recognised as one of […]

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KENYA’S LUPITA NYONG’O TO FEATURE IN HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

  Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o is definitely going places with her career as an actress. The former Face of Africa beauty who is a graduate of Yale School of Drama has featured in a couple of impressive Hollywood movies starting off with Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” which stars Hollywood big shots Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, […]

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WORDS OF WISDOM: YOUR ATTITUDE IS YOU GREATEST ASSET

‘If you choose to have a negative attitude, life will be negative towards you. A positive attitude is infectious to the people around you. . . listen to these Words Of Wisdom (W.O.W.) delivered by Loise Oburu – HR Resourcing Training Manager, Equity Bank during the 3rd Annual Education and Leadership Congress.  

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