#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key for feeding 9 billion people by 2050, says World Food Prize Laureate Akinwumi Adesina

Africa holds the key to feeding 9 billion people by 2050, Adesina says during Norman Borlaug Lecture Calls for land tax for unused agricultural land or underutilized agricultural land Africa holds the key to feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the President of the African Development Bank and 2017 […]

Tonye Cole, Osayi Alile, Mimi Onalaja, Ayo Thompson, others step out for AccelerateLabs Launch 

Tonye Cole, Osayi Alile, Mimi Onalaja, Ayo Thompson, and others were among the influential personalities at the official launch of Accelerate Labs powered by Microsoft Nigeria in partnership with The Future Project. The event was held yesterday at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Accelerate Labs is an initiative to support socially-inclined, high-profit and competitive businesses among young entrepreneurs in the country. Themed […]

New wave of designers take rein at Africa Fashion Week London 2017

by Rachel Ogbu (UK desk) At least 15 countries were represented on the Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) catwalk this year. The first show started off with George Adesegun’s immaculate womenswear collection which included fabrics inscribed with the ancient secret symbols of the Nsibidi Secret Sect of South Eastern Nigeria.  Structured day suits, evening gowns, silks […]

In conversation with Kemi Ogunsanwo founder of the African-inspired stationery brand, Gazelle London

At seven, Kemi Ogunsanwo received her first journal -a battered, faux leather empty book, but she felt a surge of excitement at the prospect of filling its untouched space with her thoughts, feelings, and an overactive imagination. Twenty years later, she’s filled the pages of over thirty diaries, countless notebooks filling those journals with dreams, […]

Union Bank supports creative arts, takes Love & Recession to the stage.

Union Bank partnered performance art production company, iOpenEye Production to present the stage play Love & Recession to creative arts lovers on May 9, 2017 in Lagos. Inspired by Femi Osofisan’s popular stage play, ‘The Engagement’, Love & Recession serves to celebrate the dynamism and resourcefulness of Nigerians in times of economic slowdown. According to […]

Blend And Dexterity: All Hail Nigeria’s Best Bartender

L-R: Head of Reserve, Diageo, Joe Nazzal; Winner, World Class Nigeria 2017, Kelvin Oduntan; Managing Director, Guinness Nigeria, Peter Ndegwa; Senior Brand Ambassador, Diageo – East Africa, Douglas Duncanson; Portfolio Director – Diageo, Adenike Adebola. Diageo, the parent company of Guinness Nigeria Plc and the world’s leading premium drinks business hosted its maiden World Class […]

Red Media Africa wins Gold SABRE Awards for PR Campaigns

by Rachel Ogbu Red Media Africa, a leading PR & Communication company focused on providing solutions to brands in Africa, has been announced winner of the Gold SABRE Awards for Public Relations Campaigns. Red Media Africa led the Western Africa category for its sterling work on Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s inaugural visit to Nigeria in 2016, while […]

Ghanaian Entrepreneur Announced as Sub-Saharan African Laureate at Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards 2017

by Rachel Ogbu Cartier today announced Ghanaian entrepreneur, Salma Abdulai, as the 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards Laureate for Sub-Saharan Africa. Salma received her award at the programme’s annual ceremony, held in Singapore for the very first time. Salma Abdulai’s Unique Quality Product works with farmers, particularly women, in producing and processing of Fonio. The […]