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Tiwa Savage Reveals the Secret of Success

The Mavin artist is one of the biggest female musicians in Nigeria and Africa right now and has been on top of her game for years.It is safe to say that she definitely knows a thing or two about success. She went ahead to attract the attention of Jay Z who gave her a ROC Nation deal.
Read what she said about attaining success below........... Success is not by luck ... it requires strength, courage, a lot of sacrifices and can sometimes be a lonely journey
I'm here to WIN ... for myself, for the many people looking up to me, for my son
So help me God 🙏🏼
A moment during one of my many late night studio sessions captured by 📸 @i_amxela




"Africa is replacing China as the factory of the world"........Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria's VP, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo revealed that the continent will be the biggest manufacturing hub in the world....ahead of China.

He made this known when he was fielding questions from journalists at the ongoing World Economic Forum. Excerpts........

Q: How realistic is Africa replacing China as the factory of the world, how realistic is that? How do you look at the Marshall plan for Africa, is it something you think is credible?

Vice President: Let me begin with

Nigeria Stocks Receive Tremendous Boost From Foreign Investment

According to Bloomberg, the Nigeria stock market is experiencing a positive turn around. The market which received a huge blow years back, has been unable to bounce back; not with the slump in oil prices and the horrible state of the economy.

It has however

Mike Adenuga's Son, Paddy , Reveals How He Almost Bought Chevron Netherlands at 29

Son of one of Africa's wealthiest men, Mike Adenuga, Paddy Adenuga, has revealed that he almost bought Chevron Netherlands at age 29!!😦 He is sure one ambitious man....a fact he acknowledged....... One of the traits I took from my parents is that I am highly ambitious and find it hard to sit still!. According to him, he wanted to branch out from the family business (and invariably his father's shadow......this is me talking now😌).  Oh well....He confirmed it when he said......  I felt like for once in my 29 years, I wasn’t being judged solely by my last name but for my skill, merits and ability.
Read his story below. You might need coffee and cake for this one🙂........


It was October 2013, two years had passed since I had left the family business in Lagos, Nigeria and moved to London, England to start my own oil trading company. My time in the family business, as a director in the telecoms division and upstream oil & gas company was challenging to say the least but en…

Business Lessons Young Nigerian Entrepreneurs can Learn From Ikea Founder, Ingvar Kamprad

When news broke that the founder of furniture company, Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad had died, many people remembered him for not just changing the face of the furniture business in Europe, he was also one of the richest and most successful businessmen on the continent.

Reading through his life I learnt some things that were instrumental to the success of his business, that can still be replicated by Nigerians, Africans and businessmen around the world.


1) You can start Small

By small, I mean starting at a young age and starting with very little capital. According to his story, he started when he was very little.  Reports have it that

Meryl Streep Trade Marks Her Name

The 68 year old actress has filed an application with

Ikea Founder, Ingvar Kamprad, is Dead

Founder, Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad is dead. He died at the age of 91 in Sweden.

The entrepreneur delved into the world of

50 Cents was Paid in Bitcoins in 2014 and Has Made Millions From it

While the world is only just getting into the craze

Apple Expands to Film Making .......... Works With Damien Chazelle ,Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg

According to reports, technology giant, Apple, is looking to expand it's horizons to the small screen.

They are said to be in works for the production of a series of TV drama and they have recruited Oscar award winning movie maker, Damien Chazelle. He

Nigeria Legislative Arm Pass Bill for Nigeria Stock Exchange to be Publicly Listed

Africa's second largest sub Saharan capital market, only after Johannesburg,The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE),  has received

Tara and Fela Durotoye Speak at Stanford University

They both have to be Nigeria's power couple in the entrepreneurial world. While one is a motivational speaker, the other is the CEO of one of the most

Nigerian Companies Steal Ideas of Job Seekers Without Compensation?

So, for a while now, I have been hearing stories of how some companies in Nigeria allegedly advertise job openings with the intention of stealing the ideas of prospective candidates under the false pretext of

Nigerian Actress, Dorcas Shola-Fapson Accuses Taxify Driver of Harassment........Taxify Responds

This morning, Nigerian social media was agog with the story of how actress, Dorcas Shola Fapson was almost abducted by a Taxify driver.
According to the story, she was almost dragged into a building by the driver but fortunately for her, she had her pepper spray on him.
As expected, Taxify has responded to her allegation. 
More on the story and read what they had to say after the jump

The Entrepreneur Africa Celebrates 5 Nigerian Women

Nigerian blogger, Laila Ijeoma Ikeji is on the cover The Entrepreneur Africa. She joins other leading women; Toju Foyeh, tech entrepreneur, Anie Akpe, Agro business big shot, Ada Osakwe, and health entrepreneur, Dr. Ola Orekunrin. They

Jackie Aina wins NAACP Award

The popular makeup guru added a trophy to her awards when she was named the Youtuber of the year by NAACP.

The Nigerian born content provider has over 1.8million Youtube subscribers and shows no sign of slowing down.

She regularly reviews makeup brands and latest makeup application techniques and makes most of her money from adverts placed on the videos by Google. According to Africmv, she makes around $200 per day.
She also makes her money from partnership with brands like Elf and her most recent collaboration with Artist Couture.

She is definitely reaching for Boss Heights. Congrats to her.

Forbes 2018: Aliko Dangote is still the Richest African + Complete List of Africa’s Billionaires

For the 7th time in a row, Nigerian born business tycoon, Aliko Dangote has been named the richest man in Africa (and also the richest black man alive) by Forbes magazine.

The business tycoon whose main source of income is from his manufacturing of cement, has also diversified into fertilizer and oil.

The other Nigerian

World Bank and others to Provide Stable and Affordable Electricity to Nigerians

According to reports, Nigeria may soon have steady power supply at very affordable rates.

Excerpts..........
The Rocky Mountain Institute may have cracked the problem with their partners, the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency and the World Bank.

At a recent summit in Nigeria, the

Nigerian Men Be Like Kanye West and Gift Your Wives Shares and Bonds

We all know the Kanye and Kim are about the flashy life; expensive cars, jewelries, perfumes and the likes but the couple took a

Cari B Attains Boss Heights as she Makes Forbes’ 2018 “Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls”

Rapper and funny girl (you need to watch her early Instagram videos and LLNHHP to understand this) Cari B may have bragged about making money moves on her break out single Bodak Yellow, she went  ahead to back it up with action.

She is making money moves that has led her to boss heights as she has been named
one of Forbes’ 2018 “Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls” . She joins fellow rappers 21 Savage, Post Malone, Lil Pump, Playboi Carti and Tyler the Creator.
2017 was definitely her year as she made history as the only female to have the longest charting rap single top the Billboard top 100 chart. It occupied the number one spot for 3 consecutive weeks.

We Deserve Some Respect!!! 5 Times Black People Have Proven "Their Money is King"

Yep!!! Just like Helena said, the company intended this to give them free publicity and boy did they get it.
The problem is, this is not publicity. This is an insult. An unfortunate but deliberate insult. It is even more painful because it is coming from a company, at this time, that should know better.

Do they even have anyone of black descent on their team? I bet they don't....albeit deliberately.
It is even more worrisome because a white kid was given the sweatshirt with flattering words, solidifying the racist undertone people have gotten from it.

These companies keep on ignoring blacks and are most times insensitive when they formulate and develop brands.
In the world of business, money is king. Especially the type that exchanges hands to get your product. According to a study conducted by University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth, black spending power in the US was expected to reach $1.2 trillionin 2016 and $1.4 trillion by 2020

Let's count down 5 times,…

Oprah Winfrey Thinking of Running for President

Following Oprah Winfrey's powerful Golden Globe Speech,

Read Oprah Winfrey's Inspiring Speech at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards

This year's Golden Globes was less about the awards but more about the fight against harassment and discrimination against women in the work place.

One of the people who lent her voice is media mogul, Oprah Winfrey.

Read her speech while she received her Golden Globes' annual Cecil B. DeMillelifetime achievement award.
"Thank you, Reese. In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother's house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She

Bossing Like His Dad: Diddy's Son, Christian Combs is the Face of Dolce & Gabbana

Son of hip hop mogul,  Diddy, Christian Combs, has scored

Toke Makinwa vs Lagos Restaurant! Your Customer is King; Negative Effects of Bad Customer Service

The Internet was on fire a few days back when OAP and vlogger, Toke Makinwa revealed she was treated shabbily at a restaurant in Lagos.

The summary of what happened according to her is that she was treated shabbily because a fellow diner, obviously with more clout than her, asked that she should not be attended to.

Her story reminded me of what happened when I visited a saloon some years back.

They were attending to me. We agreed on a style and they had started doing the cornrows for the weave and in enters a lady. I noticed

Liberian born Skincare Mogul, Richelieu Dennis, Acquires Essence Magazine

Popular female targeted fashion and pop culture magazine, Essence, has been acquired by Liberian business man, Richelieu Dennis, from Time Inc. In my opinion, the deal is one that encouraged the  elevation of black women to own a seat at the table.

Richelieu is the founder of beauty and skin-care firm Sundial Brands. Sundai is the  parent company of popular brand, "Shea Moisture".

He however sold control of the skincare firm to  Unilever in November but remains its CEO.

Time Inc. initially acquired 49 percent stake in the 48 year old magazine in 2000 from founder Ed Lewis and purchased the remaining 51 percent in 2005.

While ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks will continue at the helm of the company, the all Black female executive team of the magazine will have an equity stake in the business.

According to Richelieu Dennis, the acquisition of the magazine serves as an avenue for "women leading the business to also be partners in the business".
“The strategic visio…

FIRS Boss, Tunde Fowler, Named Among 50 Most Influential Tax Personalities in the World

Nigeria's Federal Inland Revenue Boss, Tunde Fowler, has been named one of the 50 most influential tax personalities and institutions in the world by the International Tax Review.

This comes

Nigerian Army Partners With Innoson Motors

Officials of Nigerian army met with embattled officials of indigenous Nigerian automobile, manufacturing company, Innoson Motors.

When Star Power is Business!! DJ Khalead Joined Weight Watchers and Their Share Price Skyrocketed

Celebrity Dj, Dj Khalead has shown us time and time again that words are very powerful . He has also shown us that financial power is more about the right mindset and attitude.He exudes confidence not just in his work, but also in his paper. It came as no surprise that Weigth Watchers chose him to be the face of their latest product.

He is on their Weight Watchers' "Freestyle" brand which according to the company is their "simplest, most flexible Weight Watchers

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