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1000 Black Voices – the inclusive global community renown for giving Founders unrivaled access to local and global capital, talent, connections and innovation – has opened worldwide applications to the 1000 Black Voices AI Accelerator, which will run virtually from July 30 to October 15, 2024. Application deadline for the 1000 Black Voices AI Accelerator is July 25, 2024. To apply, click here Throwback 2023 – at the British Consulate: Founder of 1000 Black Voices, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (M) leads founders on the 1000 Black Voices Trade Mission to San Francisco and Los Angeles Throwback 2023: Dr. Shaw (Bottom right…

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GoGettaz – a transformative platform dedicated to nurturing young agrifood innovators across Africa – is thrilled to unveil the top 24 semi-finalists of the 2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition. This prestigious initiative, now in its 6th year, was founded to empower and celebrate Africa’s burgeoning agripreneurs, propel their ventures to new heights, and amplify their impact. The top 24 semi-finalists are: Emadago Oghenekevwe: Valley Bee Mogale Maleka: Agang Bokamoso Farms (AB Farms) Samson Turimurukundo: AGRI Organic Inputs Salimata Toh: Agribanana Lapaque Mbumba: Antarctik Marlène Kindji: Badémè Natural Foods Adeline Pelage: Biscuiterie BOBO Elhadji Malick Sagne: Cactus Innovation Amir Redwan: Chipchip…

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Naomi Akakpo – Togolese national record holder 📸 nafi2sa Studio Numeris Média is proud to be officially accredited as media to the 2024 Paris Olympics. Our approach is simple, yet excitingly original. Watch out as we: Draw parallels between athletes and entrepreneurs (the Olympic mindset mimicking the art/ science of entrepreneurship); Feature actual athlete-entrepreneurs; Reveal the social side of the Games – the city of Paris, with its sublime spots for R&R Our very first story points to 23-year-old Togolese track and field runner, Naomi Akakpo, whose sheer grit has earned her the great honour of representing Togo at the…

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Adenike Adeyemi (M) – Exeutive Director, FATE Foundation Adenike Adeyemi (Exeutive Director, FATE Foundation) recently looked in on the Youth Business International (YBI) Bootcamp in London, YBI is a growing global network of over 60 enterprise support organisations with a passion for empowering underserved young people (18-35 years old) to start, scale and sustain their businesses. Themed “Uniting young entrepreneurs as a force for good”, the workshop presented an excellent opportunity for Ms. Adeyemi to connect with some of FATE Foundation’s really inspiring entrepreneurs, including: Babajide Oluwase , CEO of Ecotutu and YBI Trustee, who was one of the 2022…

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🎥 Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho The 2024 Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Awards are now open for nominations, celebrating visionary female leaders who are driving innovation and ethical practices in their industries. Urging the womenfolk to apply, Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho (CEO, FutureSoft) says: Did you know that 89% of Nigerian women are entrepreneurs, outpacing men by 5%, according to Veuve Clicquot’s 2023 Barometer study? Join a global network of pioneering women and gain recognition for your outstanding achievements and leadership.Be bold and seize this opportunity! Nominate yourself or an inspiring woman leader by visiting: https://lnkd.in/dR-zdE8N AWARD CATEGORIESBold Woman Award: Recognizing founders or…

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Yinka Ogunbiyi (Founder & CEO, Halo Braid) 📸 KevinRyan Last week, Kevin Ryan (Founder & CEO at AlleyCorp) announced that his company had made a $1 million investment in Halo Braid, with its Founder & CEO, Yinka Ogunbiyi, taking home the top prize in a keenly contested, inaugural Peerless Pitch competition, hosted by AlleyCorp.Describing herself as an entrepreneur and inventor passionate about the intersection of novel technologies and culture, Yinka’s Halo Braid is the only automated hair braider on the market for Black hair. The Halo Braid not only cuts down braiding time from hours to minutes, but also produces…

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Joycee Awosika (Founder, ORÍKÌ Spa) On Saturday, June 22, 2024, Joycee Awosika (Founder & CEO, ORÍKÌ Spa) collaborated with founders of the Kenya Flower Festival (Rosemary Kimunya) and Moms Giving Africa (Maria Nkumba) to host the Floral Serenity Soirée at ORÍKÌ Spa’s Nairobi Kenya branch.The event provided an environment for nurturing not just the body, but also the mind and soul.  Immersed in relaxing surroundings, attendees enjoyed engaging conversations as well as soothing experiences and renewal delivered by a range of therapeutic ORÍKÌ treatments. Joycee says: Our aim was simple yet profound: to foster total well-being. Through the soothing ambiance…

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Oluwatosin Aretola (Founder, Agric Learners) Farmer Oluwatosin Aretola (Founder of Agric Learners) is a soilless farming expert and agronomist whose dedication to food security pushes individuals towards self-sufficiency in agriculture through innovative soilless farming and home gardening. 📸 Oluwatosin Aretola Oyetola says: “I know many of you have seen the picture of three tomatoes being sold for N6,950. It’s shocking and a stark reminder of the rising food prices we’re all facing. But there’s a solution that puts the power back in your hands: home gardening”. Oyetola offers a Home Garden Starter Package kit, which ensures that anyone can can…

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Performing during the 66th annual Grammy Awards (February 04, 2024): Afrobeats superstar, Davido, wears many hats 📸Photo: Leon Bennett/Getty Images Davido (born David Adedeji Adeleke) is Africa’s Afrobeat superstar who has taken Nigerian culture worldwide through his authentic music and leveraging the power of digital media. Yesterday (June 25, 2024), David officially married his fiancée, Chioma Rowland, in an emotional, star-studded wedding ceremony, held in Lagos-Nigeria. Very few people realise, however, that Davido did something as significant earlier on in 2024 – he entered into partnership with UnitedMasters to launch his own Label, Nine+ Records. Under the tutelage of Steve…

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Jennifer Awirigwe (Founder, FinTribe) 🎥FinancialJennifer Founder of FinTribe and certified financial coach, Jennifer Awirigwe (‘Financial Jennifer’) is reminding everyone that the Fidelity Bank Rights Issue & Public Offer opened last week. A rights issue allows existing shareholders sell their shares or purchase additional units (they are preferentially offered a specific amount of rights based on the total number of shares owned), while the Public Offer makes shares available to new investors. The Fidelity Bank Rights Issue is for NGN3.2 billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each at NGN9.25 per share, on the basis of 1 new share for every 10…

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