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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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In this two-part series, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Editor Mutiyat Ade-Salu explores the ways in which entertainers are resurrecting the business motto “For Us, By Us” and why she’s giving this movement a new name: “Doing It For Ourselves”.   In last week’s article, I grappled with the

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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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Africans across the globe are documenting the daily realities of their cities  in a way that is refreshingly authentic and unapologetic. Instead of a reactionary narrative, this generation of African storytellers are presenting Africa as is: the good, bad, and ugly; and claiming it as

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  The recently coronated Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, a supreme leader of the Yoruba people of Nigeria will visit New York City on June 10, 2016 as part of the King’s US Tour and pledge to unify all Yoruba people.   During his

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Applause Africa celebrates the vibrant and colorful nation of Senegal today on their 56th year of independence from French colonial rule. Renowned for their griots, musicians, and cuisine (P.S. They invented Jollof!), Senegal has always been a global epicenter of African arts and culture. More recently,

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The new wave of tech and social entrepreneurship is booming African economies and rapidly reversing the brain drain. In a recent panel at the Harvard Africa Business Conference, we discussed the two major types of entrepreneurship moving the Continent forward: survival-driven entrepreneurship and opportunity-driven entrepreneurship. Survival-driven entrepreneurship (SDE) is

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