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
On December 3, 2016 more than 400 exquisitely dressed individuals gathered at the Florence Gould Hall in New York City in New York City to celebrate Africans who have impacted and inspired the African community. The 6th edition of this annual Award ceremony was hosted
Remember when I wrote about music artists giving their music away for free to gain followers who would then buy tickets to their concerts and become their marketers? Well, I’ve sort of become one of those followers. I began following a social media entrepreneur who
On November 18 - 21, the Wharton Africa Business Forum (WABF) will host its 24th annual conference, the longest running student-organized Africa-focused business discussion. With this year’s theme: “My Africa Network: New Partners for New Solutions”, WABF will be a platform for a diverse array of