The Lagos Feel

By Mitchell Aghatise Lagos is a vibrant mix. Many people regard themselves as Lagosian. Some are Lagosians by birth, others by naturalisation. To be truthful, some are Lagosians merely by association. One sympathises with this struggle to acquire the ‘cool factor’ in being termed a Lagos boy or more colloquially, a ‘Gidi girl’. However, these…

How a Chinese Billionaire Built Her Fortune

BY David Barboza As seen on NY Times Zhou Qunfei is the world’s richest self-made woman. Ms. Zhou, the founder of Lens Technology, owns a $27 million estate in Hong Kong. She jets off to Silicon Valley and Seoul to court executives at Apple and Samsung, her two biggest customers. She has played host to…

Rich getting richer, poor getting poorer? Africa’s inequality struggle

As seen on CNN By Milena Veselinovic (CNN)Fast cars thunder down tree-lined avenues. Luxury yachts sway in the sparkling marina, while diners in trendy beach-side restaurants clink Champagne glasses, enjoying the gentle ocean breeze. This isn’t Miami or the French Riviera, but Luanda, the capital of Angola. The city is a poster-child for the extraordinary economic…

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…