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Nigerian artists and entrepreneurs bank on crypto-art
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Nigerian artists and entrepreneurs bank on crypto-art

At only 29, Nigerian pop-artist Osinachi has sold paintings on Microsoft Word for several thousand euros, or the equivalent amount in ether, a cryptocurrency often used to buy digital art. One of his works, "Becoming Sochukwuma", shows a black dancer wrapped in a tutu made of African fabric, dreadlocks tied in a bun, swirling on a computer screen. But what makes the painting truly unique is its endorsement with an NFT (Non-Fungible Token) - a set of data stored in a blockchain that is used as a certificate of ownership. The digital painting was sold in April for $80,000 worth of virtual money on the crypto-art market, a growing business in Africa's most populous country. Worldwide, NFTs, which serve as a unique identifier, have reassured collectors when buying online art an...
“If you Begin Carrying Family Problems and you’re not yet Strong, you will not Attain your Potential” Filmmaker Toka McBaror tells Entrepreneurs
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“If you Begin Carrying Family Problems and you’re not yet Strong, you will not Attain your Potential” Filmmaker Toka McBaror tells Entrepreneurs

Filmmaker Toka McBaror took to Instagram to warn entrepreneurs to avoid the temptation of carrying every family member's financial burden. He told entrepreneurs that he's speaking from experience. He went on to narrate the tale of a friend whose growth was stunted because of the weight he began carrying early in life, and likened his friend's situation to that of many struggling entrepreneurs. He added that he's not advocating for people to become stingy but said you need to be strong in order to carry the weight of other's problems. He said: "Family problem, friends problem will always be there with us. But you need to grow to a certain level before you carry load, so it won't hinder how tall you're supposed to be." He added: "If you don't plan well, your friends, your fam...
Success is not Measured by Money Alone – Omotola Jalade
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Success is not Measured by Money Alone – Omotola Jalade

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade has reacted to a Twitter user's disclosure of Elon Musk becoming the richest man in the world despite being an atheist. LIB reported that the 49-year-old entrepreneur's net worth hit $186bn (£136bn) at 10.15am in New York on Wednesday January 6, making him $1.5bn richer than Bezos who had held the top spot since October 2017. A Twitter user who reacted to the report, tweeted;   Elon Musk, an atheist, just became the richest man in the world. No tithes, no offerings, no breakthrough seeds, just innovation. If you like still drop your January salary as first-fruit seed. Omotola who served a response, stated that success is not measured by money alone as one can be the richest in the world and have no joy, purpose or fulfillment. She tw...
UNILAG Ranked 3rd Most Productive School In Africa In Educating Entrepreneurs
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UNILAG Ranked 3rd Most Productive School In Africa In Educating Entrepreneurs

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) was recently acknowledged as the third (3rd) most productive school in educating entrepreneurs in an online publication by Forbes titled: “If You Want To Start A Tech-Company In Africa, Go To College.” UNILAG was ranked alongside the University of Cape Town, South Africa, which took 1st place; Makerere University, Uganda, which came 2nd; University of Nairobi, Kenya, which came 4th and Stellenbosch University, South Africa, which took 5th place. The article further described the University of Lagos and the University of Nairobi as the “startup powerhouses of Nigeria and Kenya.” The article, which was written by Meghan McCormick, CEO & Co-founder of OZÉ and contributor on FORBESWOMEN, analysed the importance of education in entrepreneurship in ...
Nigeria Tops Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List For 2020
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Nigeria Tops Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List For 2020

Spread across categories like finance, tech, art, and sports, it features 30 young entrepreneurs in Africa who are innovating their respective industries. Every year, Forbes Africa releases a list of top 30 under 30 young Africans who are doing amazing things for themselves and for their community. This year wasn’t any different and the publication released names of 30 Africans sourced from four categories featuring 30 in each: Business, Technology, Creatives and Sports. Nigeria makes up the majority of honorees in the list, shedding light on the entrepreneurial and can-do spirit of the young people in the country. South Africa and Botswana had four of their young entrepreneurs on the list. Ghana had three young people while Uganda had two of its young entrepreneurs on the list...
Entrepreneur Africa Awards 2019: Seyi Tinubu, Timi Dakolo, Mizwanneka Win Big
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Entrepreneur Africa Awards 2019: Seyi Tinubu, Timi Dakolo, Mizwanneka Win Big

On November 2nd, 2019, there was an atmosphere of beauty and celebration, as Africa's most exciting and competitive entrepreneurship award – The Entrepreneur Africa Awards (TEA Awards) – went down at Terra Kulture Arena, V.I, Lagos, Nigeria. At 5pm local time, hundreds of african male and female entrepreneurs and business associates, as well as celebrities, stormed the venue, clad in bespoke attires befitting of the prestige of the ocassion and exuding gaeity, panache, glamour and elegance. The Red Carpet was the first to feel the heat as cameras flickered and lights flashed in comemoration of the excitement leading up to the D-day. Over a dozen top leading media houses were on ground to capture all the highlights of Africa’s top entrepreneurship award. These included Silverbird TV, N...
Gov. Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman Submits List Of 16 Commissioners, 9 Are Women
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Gov. Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman Submits List Of 16 Commissioners, 9 Are Women

Nine women were among the 16 names nominated as commissioners by Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Mr. Rafiu Ajakaye said in Ilorin on Tuesday that their names had been forwarded to the House of Assembly for clearance. He said with the nine women on the list, the female gender would represent 56. 25 per cent, while men would be 43. 75 per cent of the coming executive council (exco). “With the inclusion of five women on the list of the fresh nominees sent to the Assembly, Governor AbdulRazaq has gone down in history as Nigeria’s most gender-friendly governor,” Ajakaye said. He said the inclusion of nine women in the exco was in fulfilment of the promise the governor made to compensate them for not having representatives in the...
Sanwo-olu Didn’t Abolish Wealth Creation Ministry – LASG
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Sanwo-olu Didn’t Abolish Wealth Creation Ministry – LASG

The Lagos State Government has denounced a report in a section of the media alleging that the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has abolished the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment. A statement issued by the Public Affairs Unit of the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment stated that the Ministry was created via an Executive Order (No. EO/AA.OI.2015) of June 17, 2015, to create sustainable wealth for Lagos citizens as well as promote and sustain entrepreneurship, through effective use of strategies and resources, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. The press release referred to Governor Sanwo-Olu’s speech at the inauguration which alluded to the importance of sustainable wealth for Lagosians, saying, “great opportunities for employment and wealth creation can...
Young African Entrepreneurs Will Change Narrative About The Continent – Osinbajo
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Young African Entrepreneurs Will Change Narrative About The Continent – Osinbajo

Africa's young men and women entrepreneurs will positively change the narratives about the continent, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this today in Abuja at the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum 2019 where he was keynote speaker. Describing this generation as the smartest that has ever lived, the Vice President further urged young African entrepreneurs to positively change the "one-dimensional narratives of Africa" through their skills, enterprise and vision. "Our continent continues to be defined by unsavoury and unwholesome stories, which do not often accurately represent the reality of life and opportunity. The people in this room are the perfect and long-awaited counterpoints to those one-dimensional narratives of Af...
Jim Ovia Expresses Optimism For More Investments In Nigerian Economy
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Jim Ovia Expresses Optimism For More Investments In Nigerian Economy

The Founder/Chairman of Zenith Bank, Mr. Jim Ovia has expressed optimism for more investments in the Nigerian economy. This is coming few days ahead of the second-quarter earnings season with investors keen on expected future earnings as a guide to positioning for investments in the Nigerian market. According to him, Nigeria is almost a virgin land, waiting for tremendous opportunities of investments in different sectors of the economy like banking, agriculture, and manufacturing, amongst others. Citing Zenith Bank as an example. Mr. Ovia added that Zenith Bank, which started with a $4 million investment, has grown to $16 billion, recording thousands of percentage increase.Politics Nigeria learned that he made this statement during an interview with CNN Marketplace, where he address...
Nigerian Multimillionaire Oilman Igho Sanomi Raises $1.5 Million For Cancer Research UK
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Nigerian Multimillionaire Oilman Igho Sanomi Raises $1.5 Million For Cancer Research UK

Nigerian multi-millionaire oilman Igho Sanomi has received a commendation from Cancer Research UK and the Bobby Moore Fund for his philanthropy towards bowel cancer research in the United Kingdom. At a recent Dining with the Stars Charity Event which held at One Whitehall Place in London, and which was graced by top British corporate executives, distinguished British MP’s and Sports personalities, Stephanie Moore MBE, co-founder of the Bobby Moore Fund, expressed her appreciation to the Nigerian business mogul for his company’s generous donations to the fund over the years. Since partnering as a sponsor of the Bobby Moore fund and Cancer Research UK six years ago, Taleveras DMCC, Sanomi’s Dubai-based oil trading company, has helped the organization raise more than $1.5 million. ...
Meet The Top Nigerian Instagram Entrepreneurs
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Meet The Top Nigerian Instagram Entrepreneurs

Social media has made it easy for sellers to reach out to their potential and existing customers via different platforms which includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even cross-platform messaging app, WhatsApp. Due to its photo and video-sharing service, Instagram is the most commonly used platform by vendors to market their goods and services. These entrepreneurs have carved a niche for themselves in their various fields. They offer products and services ranging from hair extensions, weight loss tips, sex enhancers, events planning, styling, photography and so on. In no particular order, here is a list of entrepreneurs whose names always ring a bell when mentioned: Damola Ladejobi (AskDamz) Damola “AskDamz” Ladejobi is a multi-award-winning weight loss and nutrition e...
What Tinubu Failed To Tell Buhari – Peter Obi
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What Tinubu Failed To Tell Buhari – Peter Obi

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, has described as gratifying, the recent warning of All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Bola Ahmad Tinubu, against the removal of Value Added Tax otherwise called VAT. Obi said that Tinubu’s warning which makes economic sense given the situation in the country was at variance with that of his party and goes to underscore the uncoordinated campaign they dished out to Nigerians. Read also: 19-year old Joshua Litza faces 7 years jail term for starving cows The VP candidate said in a statement from his media office on Sunday that the position of the PDP and the presidential candidate which was made loud and clear during the electioneering is that tax mu...
South-South Innovation Hub Unveils Free Legal, Accounting Services For Edo Start-ups
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South-South Innovation Hub Unveils Free Legal, Accounting Services For Edo Start-ups

The South-South Innovation Hub has unveiled free business support tool-kit, including legal and accounting services, for start-ups in Edo State and environs, to help young innovators and entrepreneurs formalise and scale up their businesses. Managing Director, South-South Innovation Hub, Oluwatobi Gege (left); and Edo State Focal Person, National Social Investment Programme; Osayuwamen Oladeselu, at the Innovation Hub, in Benin City. Managing Director, South-South Innovation hub, Oluwatobi Gege, disclosed this during an interview with journalists in Benin City, the Edo State capital. The South-South Innovation Hub is domiciled at the Edo Innovates complex, in Benin City, and is open to start-ups in the South South region. Gege explained that the third-party services will in...
Buhari Arrives Beijing, China
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Buhari Arrives Beijing, China

The president’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Alhaji Bashir Ahmad, who is on the president’s entourage to China, confirmed this on his twitter handle on Saturday. He wrote; “President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China to participate in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China — Africa Cooperation (FOCAC2018).” Buhari was accompanied to Beijing by his wife, Aisha, who is scheduled to participate in a spouses’ programme on China-Africa at the Great Hall of the People, with the theme: ‘‘Joining Hands for a Future of AIDS.’’ Also on the president’s entourage are four governors and four senators. Others are Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola,...
Kylie Jenner Now Richer Than Beyonce, as She Becomes Youngest Female Billionaire
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Kylie Jenner Now Richer Than Beyonce, as She Becomes Youngest Female Billionaire

Kylie Jenner, makeup business mogul, reality star and influencer is becoming the youngest self-made billionaire ever, ahead of Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire at age 23, according to Forbes. The youngest Jenner, who is on the cover of the August edition of the American business magazine, is on the ‘America’s Richest Self-Made Women’ list. The ranking, which is in its fourth year, collates America’s most successful self-made women entrepreneurs and executives as measured by their net worth. The 2o-year-old Kylie, who is the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters, is worth 900 million dollars and is tipped by Forbes to become the youngest billionaire in the world. The new mother of Stormi Webster came into limelight from her appearances in her family’s television...
Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Settle For $1 Each, Plus A $200,000 Program For Entrepreneurs
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Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Settle For $1 Each, Plus A $200,000 Program For Entrepreneurs

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, the two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for sitting without ordering anything, have reached a startling settlement with the city. According to a report from the Associated Press, the men have decided that instead of heading to court for being discriminated against, they only want $1 each. In addition to the sum total $2 payout, the city of Philadelphia will launch a $200,000 grant that will go toward a pilot program for high school students who aspire to be entrepreneurs. Starbucks has also offered to pay for college tuition for Nelson and Robinson. "We thought long and hard about it and we feel like this is the best way to see that change that we want to see," Robinson told the AP. "It’s not a right-now thing that’s goo...
Ministry, Firm Partner On Promotion Of Local Products
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Ministry, Firm Partner On Promotion Of Local Products

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, and the Nigerian Brands Carnival, have concluded plans to promote the patronage of made in Nigeria products, aimed at further boosting the nation’s economy. The collaboration is targeting about 774 brands from products cutting across homemade shoes, wares, appliances, bags among others in a seven-day exhibition to be held in Abuja soon and it is expected to bring together various entrepreneurs across the 774 local government areas in Nigeria. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, after a closed door meeting with the Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, the Project Coordinator, the Nigerian Brands Carnival, Adegboyega Ojuolape, said the collaboration would enhance smooth commercialisation of made in Nige...
Seven Nigerians Make List Of Top 20 World Richest Pastors
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Seven Nigerians Make List Of Top 20 World Richest Pastors

​Seven Nigerian pastors have made it to the list of top 20 richest pastors in the world and their estimated net worth in the latest release by Forbes. The list, which is a collection of men of God all over the world, sees the founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Brazil, Pastor Edir Macedo in number one. General Overseer of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo tops the lists of Nigeria pastors in the fifth position in the world ranking, while Pastor Enoch Adeboye occupies the sixth position. See full list of top 20… 1. Edir Macedo is a Brazilian pastor and preacher worth $1.1 billion. Macedo is the founder of Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. He is also the founder of Grupo Record and Record News. Macedo is the richest pastor in the world. 2. Ke...
Premium Bank Launches GH₵5m Credit Facility For Startups
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Premium Bank Launches GH₵5m Credit Facility For Startups

The announcement was made by the MD of Premium Bank, Kwasi Tumi, during a special business forum and networking cocktail held in honour of the 100 most outstanding startups in Ghana, who were announced as members of the first cohort of the Ghana Startup Club 100 at the recent Ghana Startup Awards. Leading SME focused commercial bank, Premium Bank, has announced a GH₵5 million integrated credit facility for members of the Ghana Startup Club 100 through its HelpStation initiative. The announcement was made by the MD of Premium Bank, Kwasi Tumi, during a special business forum and networking cocktail held in honour of the 100 most outstanding startups in Ghana, who were announced as members of the first cohort of the Ghana Startup Club 100 at the recent Ghana Startup Awards. In a speci...
What Successful Entrepreneurs Do Before 7 A.m
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What Successful Entrepreneurs Do Before 7 A.m

Successful entrepreneurs are a unique breed of individuals. They sacrifice a lot of things to ensure the smooth running of their businesses. In fact, they are very obsessed with being an entrepreneur. For them, they don’t joke with their morning schedule because if they start off the day on the wrong note, they may not be very productive or motivated. Hence, they ensure that they do not miss their morning routine. Jumia Travel, the online travel agency identifies the things successful entrepreneurs do before 7 am. They are prepared for the day They sleep early and wake very early to plan their day. This will prevent them from rushing out of the door every morning and also help them deal with stress. Eat a healthy breakfast A healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the d...
Obiano Tours First Ultra Modern 24/7 Filling Station In Anambra
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Obiano Tours First Ultra Modern 24/7 Filling Station In Anambra

According to a facebook user, Ifeanyi Aniagoh‎, the Governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano has toured the first 24 hour multi purpose filling station in Anambra In response to the“Aku Luo Uno" Campaign of the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, aimed at attracting Igbo entrepreneurs to invest in their homeland, an ultramodern luxury facility including the first 24 hour Filling Station in South East Nigeria has just been completed and will open for business in June. The state of the art facility, Stanel Oil, owned by Anambra born Stanley Uzochukwu is located along the Amansea Axis of the Awka – Onitsha Expressway just before the UNIZIK Main Gate in Anambra State. The facility“will run 24 hours with an underground capacity of 1.5million litres” that can serve the State f...
List Of Top Nigerians Remanded In Kuje Prison
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List Of Top Nigerians Remanded In Kuje Prison

In time past, Kirikiri Prison in Lagos used to be the most popular prison in Nigeria but today, Kuje prison in Abuja has undoubtably become more popular than Kirikiri. The reason is not far fetched. This is because the prison has played host and is currently playing host to quite a good number of prominent Nigerian politicians, entrepreneurs, activists, crusaders to mention but a few. Here is a list of prominent Nigerians that has slept in Kuje prison: 1. Olisa Metuh (National Publicity Secretary of PDP) 2. Abba Moro (Former Minister of Interior) 3. Charles Okah (A one time spokesperson of MEND and alleged mastermind of Independence Day Bomb blast in 2010) 4. Nnamdi KANU (Leader of the Indigenous People of Biagra, IPOB) 5. Raymond Dokpesi (Chairman of DAAR communications)...
Food Exportation: My Experience With NAFDAC
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Food Exportation: My Experience With NAFDAC

Now I know that one of the problem of exportation in Nigeria is caused by people or agency that are supposed to be supporting entrepreneurs. My sister and I visited NAFDAC office to make enquiry on cost of exporting foodstuff like Egusi, Ogbono and other native foodstuff. She has already package these foodstuff in a sack but was told to make enquiry at NAFDAC first. We got there and we waited for about 30 minutes before they called us. She began to narrate her plans and asked how much it will cost to be given license. The lady said the license will cost her N50 million for a start, imagine a business that the capital is not even up to N10 Million. These made my sister to rain abuses on the lady because she was so shocked on such exorbitant amount for a start. Another man cam...
Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg Visits Nigeria
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Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg Visits Nigeria

The Chief Executive Officer, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday arrived in Nigeria to understudy rising startups in the country. Mark Zuckerberg will be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria during his time in Lagos. In line with this, Zuckerberg’s first notable stop was at Co-Creation Hub (Cc Hub), in Yaba, Lagos’ Silicon Valley-style ground zero for start-ups. Over the years, Cc Hub has served as a start-up incubator and accelerator, housing successful start-ups such as BudgIT, a civic enterprise which focuses on accountability and transparency in government budgets. While at Cc Hub, Zuckerberg also met with young kids attending a summer coding camp.

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