10 Steps in Starting a Business: Lessons from the Informal Sector in Uganda

A few months ago in the summer, I decided to leave England to do some consulting work in Africa. Most people go to Nigeria, Kenya or Ghana; and so I decided to go for something different even though I am Nigerian. In order to get a different perspective. I’ll be sharing a few of my experiences.

Learning From Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets

Today, I joined with other Nigerians to celebrate the success of Nigeria’s u-17 team, at the just concluded u-17 World Cup in Chile. On the way to the finals, ‘our boys’ recorded great victories – most notably the defeat of perennial heavyweights: Brazil. Our boys did us proud, their scintillating football, warming them into the…

Why Whatsapp Is Worth $19billion

As seen on money.cnn.com What is WhatsApp? WhatsApp is a mobile messaging service that functions as a kind of a social network. WhatsApp users can send messages to one or many recipients at the same time, and they can even share their locations. In many ways, WhatsApp’s users are just the kind of customers Facebook…

‘ Why We Don’t Sell Ads ‘- Whatsapp Founders

As seen on Whatsapp’s blog   Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. – Tyler Durden, Fight Club Brian and I spent a combined 20 years at Yahoo!, working hard to keep the site working. And yes, working hard to sell ads, because…

Apple Inc. Buys Nigerian Born Chinedu Echeruo’s Hopstop.com For $1 Billion

Following up from our piece on him, please find below: As seen on Africanleadership Apple has acquired Chinedu Echeruo’s HopStop.com, The Wall Street Journal’s publication, AllThingsDigital reports. Founded in 2005, HopStop.com makes mobile applications for both iOS and Android that covers over 300 cities and that helps people get directions or find nearby subway stations…

CEO Of Lekki Gardens On CNBC Africa

Over the last couple of months, there have been an increased amount of interest in a new RearEstate developer called Lekki Gardens. Rather than play in lucrative upper middle market to prime market sector, they decided to dominate the often neglected lower middle market to low income housing sector of Nigeria. This brings me to…