Features
[Startup Interview] Jerry Oche, CEO, Growsel, Nigeria
05-29-2018 | 12:42:00
Growsel is a Nigeria based Agritech startup that is working with farmers to simplify activities from farm to folk using ICT.


[Column] Rahmon Ojukotola: Is Africa ready for working in the cloud?
05-28-2018 | 12:52:00
Cloud computing has made a positive impact on development targets in Africa. The Cloud enables Africans to access storage capacity they would otherwise be unable to afford for free with services such as Google drive or Dropbox.


Nigerian Banks must deploy technology to adapt to regulatory changes and risk management - SAS
05-15-2018 | 10:33:00
As one of the most regulated industries in the world, banks are under pressure to not only comply with constantly changing regulations but also to modernise their systems.


[Column] Oyinkan Adewale: Women Entrepreneurs in an Emerging Economy- Running a Bankable Business
04-19-2018 | 11:49:33
In 2017, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was 0.83% (compared to a decline of 1.58% in 2016). In the second quarter of 2017, the country officially emerged from a recession which had lasted about a year.


[Interview] Funke E. Adeniji, Founder, Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative, UK
04-09-2018 | 10:27:26
The Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative (WESIE) was founded in 2012 by British/Nigerian Funke E. Adeniji, who began playing basketball in her teens, working her way up from collegiate level basketball in the UK to division 1, the UK’s premiere league for women.


[Startup Interview] Rahmon Ojukotola, Founder, StartCredits, Nigeria
03-26-2018 | 09:12:00
StartCredits is a Nigerian financial technology startup that is redefining borrowing by offering competitive terms that reduce interest rates while advancing transparency.


[Interview] John Enoh, CEO and Co-Founder, Beeptool, Nigeria
03-14-2018 | 14:14:00
BeepTool Communications, a Nigerian fintech and VoIP company has been positioning itself to change the landscape of mobile communication and connectivity inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa by offering low cost ICT solutions to remote areas that have traditionally been locked out of conventional network coverage.


[Column] Jens Ischebeck: How to save money with remittances to Africa
02-05-2018 | 11:23:05
International money transfers to Africa are rising. There are good reasons for that. With the choice of the right online money transfer provider you can save yourself a high amount of remittance fees!


[Startup Interview] Olalekan Akinseye, CEO, HFC Clothing Ventures, Nigeria
01-29-2018 | 12:56:00
Olalekan Akinseye runs a clothing entity in Nigeria that is tapping the evolving nature of fashion and the apparel industry to champion the war on cancer. He spoke to Africa Business Communities about the milestones and ambitions of the venture.


[Interview] Ibijoke Maxwell, Host/Executive Producer, The JoMaxwell Show, UK
01-22-2018 | 10:27:00
Ibijoke Maxwell is the Nigerian/British host of the Jo Maxwell Show, a show designed to give exposure to the African community in the UK media.


[Column] Idowu Oyebanjo: 2017- A year of mixed fortunes for Nigeria’s power sector
01-11-2018 | 11:14:00
2017 had its ups and downs and the power sector was no exception. The year started with a generally low mood in terms of the quantum of power generation available for distribution from none to a peak of 5,222MW on 18th of December, 2017.


[CEO Interview] Babafemi Awofala, Financing Specialist, Brickstone Partners, Nigeria
01-04-2018 | 10:47:00
Babafemi Awofala is a professional with experience in advising companies and governments on private investments in energy, real estate and infrastructure, including structuring and executing mergers and acquisitions.


A guide to Africa’s key markets in 2018
01-02-2018 | 10:34:00
For bond investors, Africa was a happy hunting ground last year. Its local-currency and dollar securities easily outperformed those of emerging markets overall as investors piled into a continent offering high yields and starting to recover from the commodity bust of three years ago.


[Startup Interview] Utibe Uko, Founder, UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre, Nigeria
12-18-2017 | 12:20:00
Utibe Uko has his mind and eyes set on luring more youth into farming through his enterprise UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre that besides working in vegetable cultivation, is partnering with young people in Nigeria through Agribusiness Cooperative Development.


Top five business risks for West Africa in 2018 - Control Risks report
12-18-2017 | 12:16:45
As Nigeria exits the recession of 2017, investor sentiment across West Africa is likely to experience uplift in 2018. Still, political uncertainty ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections and on-going security concerns are among the key risks for businesses operating in the region.


[Startup Interview] Tobi Oludayomi, CEO, Studio 14, UK, Nigeria
10-30-2017 | 10:49:00
Tobi Oludayomi has for the last five years built from ground up, Studio 14 into a powerhouse that now works with high profile clients across Western and the West African market.


Nigerians seek next level shopping experience - Nielsen findings
10-16-2017 | 09:53:00
Despite Nigeria’s retail sector being dominated by independent formats like Open Markets and Kiosks in terms of absolute store numbers, modern trade formats like Supermarkets and Hypermarkets are stepping up to fulfil the needs of consumers.


[Startup Interview] Oladunmade Otitoola, Founder, RentYourHall, Nigeria
09-25-2017 | 12:14:00
Oladunmade Otitoola, an entrepreneur and beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program in 2016, is founder of RentYourHall, Nigeria. Africa Business Communities poses him some questions on development of the startup.


[Column] Tony Elumelu: Why Africapitalists will build a continent’s future
09-21-2017 | 06:45:00
Africa is a place of real business opportunity that the world should be alive to. I know, having built businesses that now operate in 20 African countries and through creating a program over 10 years that is funding and mentoring 10,000 African entrepreneurs.


[Column] Jeremy Potgieter: M2M key to unlocking economic inclusivity and innovation in Africa
09-18-2017 | 10:52:40
As more financial service providers adopt machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, it is becoming ever more apparent that these solutions are vital to economic inclusivity and innovation on the African continent.