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Titilope Adewusi (Co-founder, 9ijakids) Financial and Digital Literacy Advocate (and Co-founder of 9ijakids), Titilope Adewusi has emerged as one of 33 extraordinary entrepreneurs selected as a Fellow of the 2024 Cartier Women’s Initiative – an annual international entrepreneurship program that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs.  9jakids is an educational games platform that provides access to over 200 fun learning games. Says the programme organisers: “The time is finally here! We are thrilled to unveil our 2024 fellows who exemplify deep passion and committed discipline towards impact, and leveraging business as a force for good.”These 33 trailblazing entrepreneurs…

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Frederick A (Founder & CEO, JéGO) As a a 10-year-old growing up in Lagos Nigeria, Frederick A. (Founder & CEO, JéGO Technologies) recalls being inspired by the Coscharis Group’s legacy for excellence and innovation in Africa’s automobile and technology space. Today, Frederick says he is humbled and fired up as JéGO enters into partnership with the same iconic Coscharis brand to bring clean energy to thousands of businesses, households in Nigeria and Ghana. Portable power station to the rescue: JéGO Power Pod re-charges a stranded electric vehicle that runs out of power on the highway The ambitious project will supply…

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Food farmer, Kafilat Adedeji’s award-winning Automated Modular Circular Mushroom – Aquaponics Greenhouse System (MCG Kit) has launched formally into the Nigerian market! The kit allows users in the city grow their own 100% organic foods (mushrooms, vegetables , herbs and spices and fish together) in a Circular ecosystem, from their homes – even in the smallest of spaces. Users do not need to know how to farm, neither do they require farmland to get started. Even better, the system works on autopilot, which ensures that post-set up by Kafilat and her team, maintenance simply involves a commitment of 1 -…

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(R-L): Dickson Nsofor (CEO, Kora), Prashant Matta (General Partner, Panache Ventures) Dickson Nsofor is CEO of Kora and Founder of The Curve – a  software engineering academy whose mission is to teach tech skills to dwellers of disadvantaged communities in Lagos. Recently, Nsofor visited slums in Lagos, in the company of project partner, Prashant Matta (General Manager, Panache Ventures – Canada’s most active seed stage venture capital fund, with a strong angel investor track record). Says Nsofor: “It was an absolute pleasure taking Prashant Matta to the slums in Lagos where our free programing school, The Curve Africa, is making…

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2024 Skoll Foundation Fellows The Skoll Foundation is pleased to announce its 2024 Fellows – a total of 34 exceptional leaders driving change in communities worldwide. The 2024 cohort brings together diverse experiences and perspectives from social innovators and entrepreneurs, storytellers, government and policy leaders, and connectors from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Guatemala, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, Tribal Nations in the US, and Uganda.  Meet the Fellows: Aakash Ganju- expanding access to healthcare in India with AI, digital tools Alejandro Torun- connecting sustainable textiles with markets in and beyond Central America Ana Fontes-…

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African women are doing great things in the contemporary art space. The multi-talented artist, architect, and author Peju Alatise recently inaugurated Rele Gallery, the first and only contemporary African art gallery on Dover Street in London. Péju Alatise: ‘This Other Side (I, II, III) Rele Gallery was founded in 2015, and for the next six years contributed immensely to the contemporary art landscape of Lagos, and exhibitions outside Nigeria. In 2021, it opened its first international gallery in Los Angeles, and this year, it came into London with fanfare, hosting Glasgow-based Nigerian, Peju Alatise’s inaugural exhibition ‘We Came with The Last Rain’ (February 23 -…

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Dele Odufuye (Executive Director, Cavista Holdings Nigeria) and ‘Dayo Olujekun (DGM Glocient Hospitality), receive the Honourable Minister for Tourism, Lola Ade-John, at the Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort, Ekiti To commemorate the launch of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Tourism’s Ecogenesis Incubator Series, Dele Odufuye (Executive Director, Cavista Holdings) recently received the Honourable Minister for Tourism, Lola Ade-John, at the Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort by Glocient Hospitality (a subsidiary of Cavista Holdings). The EcoGenesis Incubator Series is an initiative of the Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Lola Ade-John. Under the project, the Federal Ministry of Tourism, in partnership with the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism,…

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Promoting the AirPeace brand: Allen Onyema (Chairman & Founder, Air Peace – M) is joined by movie star influencer line-up (L-R) Chioma Akpotha, Uche Jombo, Ufuoma McDermott, Omoni Oboli In February 2024, Air Peace disrupted the aviation industry with an announcement that very few people saw coming – it launched a daily Lagos-London (UK) route (taking off on March 30, 2024), therefore becoming the first local airline to go the achieve this feat. While at it, the company also disclosed heavily discounted fares, which sent its foreign competitors scrambling to review their prices downwards to match AirPeace – a total…

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📸 Greenportng On March 21, 2024 (International Tree Planting Day), the Greenport Nigeria-Dutch Horticulture partnership project launched, marking a significant step in a collective effort towards agricultural and environmental sustainability in Nigeria. One of the highlights during the launch was a commemorative tree planting by H.E Michel Deelen, the Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lagos, Mr. Richard Ogundele, the Chairman of Greenport Nigeria and Mr. Frans de Jong, the founder of Seed2Feed. The impact cluster project is a collaborative venture by a consortium of dedicated partners that include Soilless Farm Lab, JMSF AGRIBUSINESS LIMITED, Koppert, Priva, LDE…

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Moji Aina (Founder, PodChocolates) Moji Aina is the founder of PodChocolates, and she makes luscious-tasting chocolates. Defining herself and the work that she does, Moji Says: “I am a chocolate-maker whose goal is to educate more Africans about the cocoa value chain, so that we can increase our prosperity from cocoa. I make chocolate and other products derived from cocoa, and these products bring happiness and comfort to people. I aim to teach more people, especially the young people in cocoa growing regions, how to make various products from cocoa so they can have economic freedom”. Dr. Ibilola Amao (Founder,…

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