How Tomisin Adeshiyan brings Payment Security to Online Transactions with Nigerian Fintech Vesicash

Meet Tomisin Adeshiyan, co-founder of Vesicash, a company that is focused on providing payment security for people in online transactions, with their flagship product being a digital escrow service that allows people to make sure that they get the value that they’ve paid for. The idea for the business stems from a personal need of…

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How Blessing Achu Empowers Designers in Lagos With Fashion Business Accelerator 360 Creative Hub

In this interview meet Blessing Achu, the founder of 360 Creative Hub in Lagos Nigeria. With her business she provides a co-working space for fashion designers, aka a co-sewing space, she brings together young designers with professionals in the field and she runs a fashion design accelerator that helps young designers understand the business of…

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How Simon Mokgotlhoa and Lesego Ndlovu Started BallTalent to Give Local Sport Talents Global Exposure

In this episode meet Simon Mokgotlhoa & Lesego Ndlovu, the founders of BallTalent, an online application that showcases young talents in sports and let’s international scouts and clubs, get information like videos and stats on local players.  The two of them came up with the idea when they saw many young talented people in their neighbourhood…

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How Kamal Yakub is opening up mechanized farming to smallholder farmers with TROTRO Tractor in Ghana

Meet Kamal Yakub, co-founder of TROTRO Tractor, sometimes called the ‘Uber for tractors’ in Africa. TROTRO Tractor is an agricultural technology company that makes it possible for smallholder farmers to access agricultural machinery services ranging from tractors to combined harvesters, planters etc. as well as post harvest machinery, like shellers and treshers. Why that is…

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How Sinenhlanhla Ndlela is serving scoops of Love with vegan ice cream brand Yococo in South Africa

Meet Sinenhlanhla Ndlela, foodpreneur and founder of Yococo, an artisanal vegan ice cream brand in South Africa with the mission of serving love in scoops, all the while doing their best to be good guests to planet earth.  After quitting her job, realising that the 9 to 5 grind, that barely allowed her to cover her rent was not how…

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How Ifeanyi Umejei is trying to solve the electricity problem in Nigeria with ICE Commercial Power

In this episode, meet Ifeanyi Umejei, co-founder of ICE Commercial Power in Lagos, Nigeria. He and his co-founders are on a mission to solve the power problem in Nigeria through solar micro grids. By creating these grids for SME’s, small and medium enterprise clusters, they are able to provide power for businesses, saving them money, allowing them…

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How Mamoudou Touré turned Typha from a Problem into a Solution with HABIDEM in Mauritania

Meet Mamoudou Touré, agricultural engineer by training, who with his friend and business partner, turns the plant Typha into a material for construction with their business HABIDEM in Mauritania. In the south of Mauritania there is a lot of Typha and it presents a challenge as it is spreading rapidly and blocking irrigation channels for the…

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