From the West to the North, Unoma Azuah visits 9 African countries to tell a daunting story (Part 1)

by Unoma Azuah   From West Africa to North Africa by Bus (itinerary): Lagos to Accra, Accra to Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou to Bobodoulassa, Bobodoulassa to Siakasso, Siakasso to Bamako, Bamako to Nouakchott, Nouakchott to Noudhbou. Timeline: 6th July—depart Lagos at 7am 6th July —–arrive Accra at 10pm (Ghana) 9th July—–depart Accra at 2pm 10th July—–arrive Ouagadougou […]

She’s making it up as she goes: An exclusive interview with Tara Fela-Durotoye (From the magazine- Issue 13)

by Wilfred Okiche   The intrepid Tara braved a new world, plunging into the unknown of the beauty industry in Nigeria with little more than sharp wits and determination. More than a decade later, her reward is apparent – a brand successful beyond possible imagination, and the fulfillment of pioneering a new way. A business […]

One week in Lagos- A diary ( From the magazine- Issue 10)

by Elnathan John ”I am paying and the girl in the black hijab appears again, stares again, this time with a smile.” Tuesday. Off to Lagos. Two meetings and some hustling. As always I will go out of my way to drink in Lagos. My excitement is embarrassing sometimes. On the plane. About to disembark. Naija guy […]

Onomarie Uriri brings us Church unusual (From the magazine- Issue 3)

by Onomarie Uriri “At a time when it was hard to eke out a living in a country that was spiralling downwards, these pastors with their messages of prosperity, healing and riches were welcomed by the vast majority of people. “ THESE DAYS, the House of God is no longer a place just for worship and holiness- it’s […]

Sean Obedih: Say hello to Corporate Venturing, Africa

by Sean Obedih   There is nothing like a good idea whose time has come. I am talking about corporate venture capital in Africa. You know the gist, but let’s recap. Africa accounts for 14 percent of the world’s population, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and has a growth rate […]

Tolu Ogunlesi: Around Europe on a shoe-string ( From the magazine- Issue 3)

by Tolu Ogunlesi “Travelling across 10 European cities in two-and-half weeks on a budget screaming ‘modest!’, the author returned home with a fistful of tales.” How did I end up in Europe in the first place? I’d been invited to Berlin by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt(House Of World Cultures), to participate in  month […]