”Nigeria is blessed with intellectual resources, but we’ve been mentally conditioned to tapping the resources under our feet rather than those between our ears. Well, times have changed, and believe it or not, within the next four years, a Nigerian made phone will dominate…
Pearlena Igbokwe has been named the President of Universal Television, a subsidiary of National Broadcasting Cable (NBC), Universal Television Group. The Nigerian-born veteran Executive Producer is not only believed to be the first ‘Igbo’ to head a major US television studio, but also the first African-American female to assume the position.
This is an exciting time to live but the implications are that we are just at the start of a shift that has a long way to run. This is going to unfold for the next century. Many business and marketing habits don’t quite work like they used to.
#MyNaijaInspiration – Adenike Akinsemolu’s Social Entrepreneurship Story on Building a New Generation of Environmentally Conscious Student Leaders
Like many parts of Africa, Nigeria has a number of environmental challenges that need to be addressed by innovative thinking and action. The Green Campus Initiative is entrepreneur Adenike Akinsemolu’s solution to getting young people in the country thinking green and becoming eco-conscious citizens.
Naija Got Talent! 5 Nigerian Techies Make it to the US GIST Semi-Finals |Lets Vote to get them in the Finals!
It is a known fact that Nigeria is full of entrepreneurial talents, and lately our technology entrepreneurs have started gaining international reach.
This year, 5 entrepreneurs from Nigeria have scaled through to the semifinals of the global GIST Tech-I competition with 102 others from 135 countries.
“Technology matters in your business. Take the time to look for creative ways to leverage it to make your business more visible, efficient and profitable!”
The other day I was talking to a friend who runs a fast-moving consumer goods company, or what the experts call an “FMCG” company. He was surprised when I said to him, “I also consider myself to be in the FMCG sector; I discourage my people from seeing our business as a ‘technology’ business.”
In 2009 when Ehime Eigbe Akindele visited Nigeria on holiday from the US, she kept asking for where to buy Frozen Yoghurt and nobody could give her an answer. And just like that, the idea came to her: come start a FroYo business back home.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation announces TEEP 2016, the second annual round of the Naira 17bn (US$100m equivalent) Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) for emerging African entrepreneurs.