“There are other people who can do it too. We chose you”

“What is the single statement or phrase that made a major positive and profound impact on your life?”, asked a friend Paa Kofi Tinagyei on Facebook. My response was, “There are other people who can do it too. We chose you”. It was first job as Television show host and presenter. I look back now and what … Continue reading “There are other people who can do it too. We chose you”

Overcoming Africa’s energy gap

In June 2019, http://www.res4africa.org hosted its 7th Annual Conference “Overcoming Africa’s Energy Access Gap” for the first time in the African continent. The event marked a few special occasions: “Usually held in Rome, this is the first annual conference that takes place on African soil; it is also our first official event as RES4Africa Foundation after officially transitioning from … Continue reading Overcoming Africa’s energy gap

Teen Pregnancy in Kenya

Adolescents aged between 15 and 19 account for an estimated 14% of all births in Kenya. 63% of these pregnancies within this age demographic are unintended while 35% of the pregnancies end up in abortions Experts convened at a policy dialogue by The African Institute for Policy Development (AFIDEP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have … Continue reading Teen Pregnancy in Kenya

Applications for Jack Ma’s USD $10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative open

Founder of Alibaba Group Jack Ma (C),UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi (R),NaiLab Co-Founder Sam Gichuru (2nd R) and top TechPreneurs, in Kenya during his first visit to Africa (file photo/2017) The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) a prize competition founded by the Jack Ma Foundation in partnership with Africa regional partners has been officially opened … Continue reading Applications for Jack Ma’s USD $10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative open

Tony Elumelu Foundation selects 3,050 entrepreneurs from 216,000 applications for 2019 Programme

(L-R) Incoming CEO, TEF Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu; Outgoing CEO, Parminder Vir; Israel Ambassador to Nigeria, Shalom Ben-Shoshan; Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation(TEF), Tony Elumelu; Nigeria's First Lady Aisha Buhari; TEF Trustee, Awele Elumelu; Deputy Ambassador of Kenya to Nigeria, Yvonne Khamati and Chief Ebitimi Banigo of Okpoama Kingdom after the announcement of the 2019 African entrepreneurs … Continue reading Tony Elumelu Foundation selects 3,050 entrepreneurs from 216,000 applications for 2019 Programme

My Career Journey PRT 2b: The unprecedented, risky and blunt audition

"Journalistically speaking, I had no clue what I said or if I made any sense at all to the panel doing the audition...It turned out I had unknowingly spoken about some of the content in line with a show that the TV station, new at the time, had lined up as part of its daily … Continue reading My Career Journey PRT 2b: The unprecedented, risky and blunt audition

My Career Journey PRT 2: Double learning at University

"At University I spent a few hours, 2-3 days a week, mostly in the mornings at the Campus Radio station before or after I was done with my merchandising job (which paid for my course handouts and transport to University). Then from 4 or 5pm, I’d attend my Information Technology classes. I did that for … Continue reading My Career Journey PRT 2: Double learning at University

My Career Journey PRT 1: 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 lies an untapped ability, (some call it potential) to achieve whatever we set our minds to. When I … Continue reading My Career Journey PRT 1: Being Young and Adventurous

Philanthropy for Entrepreneurship key to economic development in Africa

For-profit businesses based in Africa and no older than 3 years? 1,260 spots for you, APPLY https://tefconnect.com The deadline for applications submission is March 1, 2019. Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Tony O. Elumelu , his wife and some of the beneficiaries at the 2017 TEF forum in Lagos, Nigeria. Philanthropy is one of the ways today's billionaires channel their … 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…