The Curious Case of Adele

By Ojie Imoloame:   I sat in my hotel room yesterday after a long day of work and an evening of all the aqua delights that Abuja has to offer. Then I saw the headlines ‘Adele’s ’25’ Shatters Records’. Billboard is reporting that according to Nielsen Music, Adele’s ’25’ has sold over 3 million units…

Pushing against ‘Impossible’: Mayowa’s Final Push

Many young people are burdened by big dreams. Burdened because, life tends to give reasons why big dreams are not practicable. For this reason, when Nike tells us that ‘impossible is nothing’, we would rather listen to circumstances that affirm otherwise. You see, I too have sacrificed several dreams at the altar of rationalism. Against…

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…

Choose Your Glasses | Choose Your Cause: Wild Soul’s Business Model

The future is shaping more towards socially sustainable business, which is my own meaning of social entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs now setup businesses with a social model, Marc Battipaglia and Andres Beker are one of those. They founded Wild Soul a luxury sunglasses brand that promises t o donate $5 to charity for every pair sold. The brand’s website…