Innovation is allowing frontier markets like Nigeria leapfrog the advances of the 20th century, and run full speed into the 21st century. Newly emerging frontier economies can establish rules as they go along that are relevant for the world we live in today.
I have been hustling since I was a kid like I was a man of 35 – Olamide, Voice of the Streets Hear me out. The context matters. Olamide is a Nigerian rapper, arguably one of the biggest hip hop artists in Nigeria, you can read his bio here and sample his music here. Music, […]
I have the good fortune to interact with local, regional, and global networks that are focused on building sustainable companies thereby creating lasting social change. I have spent the greater part of the last year trying to understand the barriers that limit our ability to integrate disparate networks into a singular construct that work in […]
In no Nation in the world does technology have the potential to unleash an unbounded future like Nigeria Nigeria has always been a country of potential. I grew up in the 80s fresh from the first oil boom. Our nation was awash with cash, and tickets to New York were $180 (round trip). Nigerians garnered […]
Debate is healthy, some arguments are necessary, defamation is damaging If I had a dollar for every time I have heard someone gripe about other people in the local start-up scene I’d have enough to double my seed fund. I’ve read all sorts of comments — from charges that label some as “Empire builders”, to […]
I’d rather invest in an entrepreneur who has failed before than one who assumes success from day one. — Kevin O’Leary We live in the internet age. Everyone wants something yesterday, and some entrepreneurs expect success to come quickly because they have a good idea. Why not? After all there are many supposed examples of […]