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10 Successful African Entrepreneurs On Twitter

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Only a tiny handful of Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders have embraced Twitter, using the micro blogging platform to share business advice, personal experiences, news updates, opinions and lunch pictures; but mostly words of wisdom.

All Africa.  Here is the list compiled and commented by Forbes.

@Strive Masiyiwa
Executive Chairman and Founder of the Econet Wireless Group, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Widely acknowledged as one of Africa’s most influential business leaders and philanthropists. Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder The Tony Elumelu Foundation.


Founder of Mara Group@marafoundation; Astronaut representing Africa; YGL 2012 @YGLvoices


Vimal Shah of Kenya is CEO of Bidco Oil Refineries, the largest manufacturer of edible oils in the East African region.


Kirubi is the founder of Tiger Haco Industries, Kenya’s leading producer of fast moving consumer goods.


Reginald Mengi, Executive Chairman of Tanzania’s biggest media group IPP LIMITED, Dar es salaam, Tanzania.


MeTL Group CEO. Member of parliament. Mohammed Dewji has also an interesting personal website.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ·


Aluko is a cofounder of Atlantic Energy, a Nigerian oil exploration company. He is also a cofounder of the Made In Africa Foundation.


Njeri Rionge is one of Kenya’s most successful businesswomen. She is a cofounder of Wananchi Group, East Africa’s leading home entertainment operator. It is a fully vertically integrated media and telecoms group.

The 25 year-old Kenyan venture capitalist is the founder of DSGVenCapa firm that makes seed investments in the tech, media, agribusiness, consumer and hospitality industries.