The commodity super-cycle that characterized ‘Africa Rising’ has come to an abrupt end. It is time to get to the serious business of nation-building.
As a category, luxury fashion used to be the domain of old European atelier and fashion houses. The most popular names, the most recognized brands and the most talented designers were either from, or often found their way to Europe. But as the modern era unfolded,
I recently spoke with two entrepreneurs about the lack of support they’re seeing Nigerian startups receive from potential Nigerian investors, as well as Africans in general. While Boyede Sobitan - founder of Oja Express - hails from Chicago, Abolade Lawal is the co-founder of Scholar X
Last year, the Yoruba culture took center stage as Laolu Senbanjo’s artwork was seen in Beyonce’s Lemonade and inspired a whole new dialogue about the Yoruba pantheon from Brooklyn to Cuba to Istanbul. The Yoruba-Cuban twin duo Ibeyi also took over our timelines with their