My Career Journey PRT 1

Joy Doreen Biira (File Photo) Being Young and Adventurous "I get quite a number of emails asking to share my story, mentorship requests and some seeking advice. I thought to share where it all began for for me. The very beginning" - @JoyDoreenBiira In each one of us lays this very untapped ability, some call it potential, to achieve … Continue reading My Career Journey PRT 1

Philanthropy for Entrepreneurship key to economic development in Africa

For-profit businesses based in Africa and no older than 3 years? 1260 spots for you, APPLY https://tefconnect.comThe deadline for applications submission is March 1, 2019. Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Tony O. Elumelu with some of the beneficiaries of the $100M 10 year programme Philanthropy is one of the ways today's billionaires channel their wealth to improve … Continue reading Philanthropy for Entrepreneurship key to economic development in Africa

A Musician, and new to the game? This could help…

I recently followed a conversation on twitter where Kenya's Record Artists were asking for increased airplay of their music across media stations under the hashtag #playkenyanmusic.The argument is that media stations both Radio and TV are playing more foreign music than their own talents' music. Fair argument seeing as the possibility of listening to Cardi … Continue reading A Musician, and new to the game? This could help…

#BiiraOnline: Being compassionate

Being compassionate simply means feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others. #Compassion should however begin with us, our very own selves before giving this feeling to others. There is nothing as sad as being #compassionate towards others when while you’re by yourself, all you feel for yourself is hate. That’s why the Bible says … Continue reading #BiiraOnline: Being compassionate

Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana to attend TEF 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the organiser of Africa’s biggest entrepreneurship-focused event, has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its 4th  edition of the Entrepreneurship Forum. The forum that has since inception attracted the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs and the broader entrepreneurship ecosystem is expected to host Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ghana's President Nana … Continue reading Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana to attend TEF 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Dear Mr. President my 2cents on #OTT & #SocialMediaTax in Uganda

Dear Mr. President, Your statement on reactions from OTT and Social Media Tax has been well received.  you do mention quite a number of things regarding why Uganda’s GDP tax ratio is so low (14.2%) - Very solid issues you raise. Your Excellency Sir, It is the sole duty of the tax collecting body URA, … Continue reading Dear Mr. President my 2cents on #OTT & #SocialMediaTax in Uganda

Hair Care: I Keep it real simple

Following my previous post (Mother's Day post ), I’ve been asked what hair products I use? And if my hair is Natural? How I maintain the mane? Well, Yes, my hair is natural (did the big chop in 2014 and several other mini chops before I let it grow again). Before I say what hair … Continue reading Hair Care: I Keep it real simple

Mother’s Day 2018

Happy #MothersDay to all the mothers, expectant mums and all who play the role of a mother in whichever capacity regardless of their gender... For those aspiring to be Mothers - May God bless us to be them, may we raise the children to be what we pray to God to make them, may they … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2018

Business: What would USD$5,000 do for your young business?

United Bank for Africa Plc Group Chairman Tony Elumelu visited Kenya and held talks with the President of The Republic of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. The talks were part of his Africa tour of countries that UBA is present. During the Meeting with  President Kenyatta, Mr. Elumelu expressed the banks intention to align it’s local strategy with the … Continue reading Business: What would USD$5,000 do for your young business?

Inspiration: A dream doesn’t become reality through magic

Growing up, my perspective on life has always been that there is always a reward for each and everyone of us when we put our minds to achieving something, anything. Our God-given abilities can in fact exceed our very expectations when our minds are in the right place at the right time. The reason our … Continue reading Inspiration: A dream doesn’t become reality through magic