This category contains the interviews with AfricaX Changemakers.

AfricaX Changemaker Interviews

How Oduwa Agboneni reinvents a male dominated industry with Nenis Auto Care in Lagos, Nigeria

In today’s episode, we speak with Oduwa Agboneni, the founder of Neni’s Autocare in Lagos. Actually, Oduwa was already a serial entrepreneur before starting her own car repair shop in the bustling Yaba district of Lagos.  She had worked as an engineer for a telco company, started a side hustle doing online ticketing and reservations and then built a travel…

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AfricaX Changemaker Interviews

How Murendeni Mafumo started Kusini Water, a Water Business with Social Impact, in South Africa

In this episode, meet Murendeni Mafumo, the founder of Kusini Water, a social impact water business in South Africa.  Kusini Water makes water purification and distribution systems from locally sourced materials such as Macadamia nut shells and uses renewable energy to supply clean water to communities most affected by the lack of access to safe…

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AfricaX Changemaker Interviews Evariste Aohoui PARO-CI AfricaX Interview Blog Thumbnail

How Evariste Aohoui leveraged Co-Creation to build PARO-CI, an e-waste management company, in Abidjan from scratch

An Ashoka Fellow and previous French Teacher, Evariste Aohoui started PARO CI in 2011 because he was tired of how dirty Abidjan was. Initially, they did small and specific activities like cleanups as volunteers, taking the opportunity to sensitise people about keeping the environment clean. Later on is when they started to focus on e-waste…

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AfricaX Changemaker Interviews Wiatta Thomas - Dare to Innovate and Aquafarms Africa

How Wiatta Thomas helps launch dozens of privat sector impact businesses through their non-profit incubator Dare to Innovate in Conakry, Guinea

Wiatta was born and raised in the United States of America, but has her roots in Liberia and Sierra Leone. During her last year in university, she took three courses (Ecology, Sociology of Economics, and African Economics) that significantly changed the course of her life. It is during this time that she realised that the…

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AfricaX Changemaker Interviews Richard Brandt Codetrain Interview Picture Art

How Richard Brandt started Codetrain, Ghana’s biggest Code School, from his kitchen table

Richard Brandt started Codetrain, Ghana’s biggest commercial coding school from his own kitchen after quitting his freelance role as a consultant, to focus on teaching young Africans the coding skills full-time and matching them with companies for employment opportunities. In our interview with him, he shares about the beginnings of his journey into entrepreneurship and…

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AfricaX Changemaker Interviews Naomi Tulay-Solanke Community Health Initiative Liberia

How to start a sanitary pad industry from scratch in Liberia – with Naomi Tulay-Solanke | Interview

Naomi Tulay-Solanke is the case in point, that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it. Pregnant at the age of 14 in Liberia, she experienced stigmatisation, naming and blaming. Social expectations were, that she would drop out of school. Naomi however, decided to prove everybody wrong. “I always knew that I was going…

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