This is Nigeria

Recently, I was in the seaside state of Lagos, arguably one of Africa’s Largest Metropolis and Nigeria’s most successful state. As one of the smallest states in the nation, Lagos has distinguished itself as Nigeria’s most industrialized and developed state. While there, I had the opportunity to experience various cities such as Lekki, Ikeja, Ikoyi,…

Slow Death of Fiat Currency Fuels New Gold Rush

It was recently reported that Russia had heavily divested from American debt, with holdings falling by half in April 2018 according to data released by U.S. Treasury Department. The former Cold War Super Power is following suit with China and buying Gold. Readers will also note that China too has heavily divested from American debt…

Six African Quotes for Business (Wakanda Edition)

In 2017 we featured five African quotes for business, and our readers loved it.  This year we are going for round two with six African Proverbs for Business, the Wakanda Edition.  You will find meaningful proverbs from the tribes of successful Africans around the world!  We include sage from African tribes both old and new! …

A Community of Wealth: Africa and Growth

As Africa began to increase its economic position in the world, more attention began to accumulate in the region.  But as communications and technology made it easier for the world to better understand the state of African nations’ economic growth, an even grater query emerged.  How can nations replete with so much natural wealth have…

The Internet Is the New Word of Mouth

In my experience, there are lots of great entrepreneurs out there!  Great small local shops and markets populate the Washington, DC area, the Greater Los Angeles area and even small one-horse towns in the Midwest (where I’m from).  Often times these great places are only known by locals and very near proximity neighborhoods. Word of…

And This Is How I Fell In Love . . .

Stories about love always start with the moment lovers meet.  Mine will be somewhat different and somewhat the same.  If that is a contradiction, then so is love. Recently, I found a new African song to add to my Afrobeats collection, accept, this song is not Afrobeats.  It’s in the form of a traditional Zambian…

#AfriCapitalism: Does African Currency Matter?

Waiting to pay my bill in Ghana, I rummaged through my purse and my pockets.  Oh, no!  I hadn’t any more Ghana Cedis.  I was in the West African nation of Ghana, and I had run out of Cedis (the national currency).  All I had were dollars and at present there was no place to…

We Will Remember In Deeds

On days like this, always allude to our higher selves by going out to volunteer a few hours or getting together friends to help a Habitat for Humanity Project.  These are all admirable gestures, but by far we as professionals need to invest more.  Especially where it is really needed in our communities and cities. …

Part 5: The Music That Moves

Music is probably the only thing you can take from a moment in time apart from a memory.  It leaves indelible prints on the heart and mind.  From my trip to Accra I brought back Afrobeats . . . not as though I did not know about it or enjoy it in the past.  I’m…

Part 4 : The African Entrepreneur

The economics of business and social policy always happen to creep into my mind whenever I visit a new place.  It was no different in Ghana. I had a great opportunity to talk with everyday folks to find out their take on government, politics, money and business. Most Ghanaians I met, seemed fairly settled on the…

Part 3: Far from Kapiti Plain

The first day in Adabraka, Accra Ghana, I had a tour guide.  He took me around the city to a few notable places.  He pointed them out and he was kind.  He had a fascination with America that I thought was cute.  He was absolutely sure that America was a beautiful place and he would like…