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Inspiration Literature

Who Is The American Reader?

United States. A 25 year old Nigerian woman, a lithe intellectual with a penchant for literature, Uzomoaka Maduka felt there was a problem with current American reading culture. She and her friends, well-educated, and interesting 20-somethings found no literary journals which spoke to them. Maduka decided to fix this by launching a monthly literary magazine The American Reader gears towards readers between the ages of 22 and 35. more

Perspectives eCommerce

Ready To Shop Online?

Nigeria. Tunde Kehinde and Raphael Afaedor, the two 30 year old founders of Nigeria online retailer Jumia believe so. Started in 2012, today is the fourth most visited website in the country. Having expanded to Morocco, Egypt, Kenya and the Ivory Coast, they employ more than 1,500 people. more

Perspectives Recycling

Your Trash Is Your Business

Nigeria. Lagos faces a waste crisis. The capital’s 18 million inhabitants create a lot of rubbish and as the population grows so does the problem of how to manage all this waste. Social entrepreneur Bilikiss Adebeyi co-founded Wecyclers to fix the city’s waste management system. more

Perspectives Media

iROKOtv – Nollywood Movies For The World

Nigeria. When he could not find any Nollywood movies for his Nigerian mother in Great Britain, Jason Njoku had an idea that would not only bring him to Nigeria, a country he only knew from sporadic visits, but also turn him into one of the most successful startup entrepreneurs in Africa. He founded iROKOtv. more

Perspectives Media

The Busy Reporter

Nigeria. Mfonobong Nsehe is reporter for the American business magazine Forbes. He travels across Africa and chronicles the stories of successful enterprises and the entrepreneurs behind them. Read his indepth story about VConnect, one of Africa's hottest startups. more