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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

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Editor Mutiyat Ade-Salu shares 2 ways to support your start-up in the new year.   Happy Holidays! While most people are thinking of what gifts to give or receive, entrepreneurs are thinking about how to raise money for their next venture in the new

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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

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Guest contributor and former soccer player Emmanuel Adewole brings his insight to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation editorial for Applause Africa.com. The most common verb in entrepreneurship is perhaps the word BUILD—she built a business from scratch out of her backyard; he is building a business from

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I've been waiting to see this day for 15 years -- and in some ways, my whole life. I've loved history ever since I was a little boy. Growing up in the oppressive shadow of Jim Crow, my teachers would ask me to cut out

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Fashionistas far and wide are gearing up for the fourth edition of African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT). One of the city’s most anticipated fashion events, presented by the Fashion Ready Foundation, AFWT brings together student and high fashion designers, fashion industry professionals, and attendees looking

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African dance and music have certainly evolved over the years. The traditional African dance is gradually making way for more modern dance moves. In Africa, the African dance transformation seems to be happening among Nigerians; and now, Nigeria’s film industry is making history with the

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From July 7th-10th 2016, Pan-African media company, Face2Face Africa will honor pan-African achievement at the 5th year anniversary of Pan-African Weekend. Themed The Year of Gold, this year’s festivities will include a private VIP reception, a networking mixer, the F.A.C.E. List Awards, and a closing

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She Leads Africa (SLA) is a dynamic community striving to help African women on the continent and in the Diaspora achieve their professional dreams. Since its foundation in 2014, SLA has set its vision on becoming the #1 destination for smart and ambitious businesswomen.   From June 2nd

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