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Entries Tagged to 'Nigeria'

Bunmi Okunowo on the start-ups selected at Start-Up Friday to get seed and accelerator funding

Bunmi Okunowo, National Co-ordinator, Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship talks about: why and how Start-Up Friday was set up; what the events do, the speakers and the numbers attending; the start-ups selected to get seed and accelerator funding; and the franchised roll-out of Start-up Friday across Nigeria. ... read more
September 20, 2016

Chronicles of a Runs Girl blogger Leye Adenle on his first novel, Easy Motion Tourist

Blogger and author Leye Adenle talks about: the plot in his first novel Easy Motion Tourist; how the idea to write it came to him; the idea of decriminalising or legalising prostitution; his Wazobia Report published Chronicles of a Runs Girl; how many people read it online; and how his online writing (Wazobia Report and Auntie Ngozi) led to the print publication of his first novel with Cassava Republic. ... read more
September 4, 2016

Oludotun Babayemi - How Follow The Money uses traditional and online to get Govt to keep promises

Oludotun Babayemi, Co-Creator, Follow The Money talks about: why it was set up and how it works; and gives two examples of working with communities in Northern Nigeria that produced results. ... read more
August 9, 2016

Biola Alabi on her new TV series Bukkas and Joints about making and eating African food

Biola Alabi talks about: how she came to make the programme; the format of the TV series; where the show will be aired; and life after DStv as an independent. ... read more
August 9, 2016

Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola on how Wecyclers is creating a business model for recycling in Lagos

Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, CEO, Wecyclers alks about: how the idea for business started in an MIT class; how the service works; the incentives people receive to recycle; how it works financially for this social enterprise; and her ambitions for the business. ... read more
August 9, 2016

Dr Adejobi Adeloye, NovaDOC on an app subscription service that provides doctors on call

Dr Adejobi Adeloye, NovaDOC talks about: making changes in healthcare in Nigeria; providing a doctors on call platform; and how the service might be used in rural areas. ... read more
July 21, 2016

Jennifer Chizua on launching Startpreneurs, Abuja's first start-up accelerator

Jennifer Chizua, Founder, Starpreneurs talks about: her experiences as an entrepreneur in the UK; what sectors Abuja's first accelerator incubator will focus on; the current portfolio of start-ups; the pipeline for new start-ups; and her partnerships with global accelerators. ... read more
July 21, 2016

Historian Ed Keazor reflects on what happened during the 1966 military coups in Nigeria

Historian Ed Keazor talks about: the two military coups that took place in 1966; who was involved in each of the coups and who was killed; the element of revenge by Northern army personnel; and the creation of a permanent rift in Nigeria in the army and the Nigerian polity. ... read more
May 27, 2016

Abi Adisa, Amara Suites on raising £1 million using the Emerging Crowd platform

Amara Suites CEO and founder Abi Adisa talks about: how it offers serviced apartments; its regional and international ambitions; the quality and services in its apartments; the business model; and raising funds using the Emerging Crowd platform. ... read more
April 27, 2016

Corbyn Munnik on start-up Sliide, an African mobile Flipboard with free data, launched in Nigeria

Corbyn Munnik, CEO and Founder of Sliide talks about: the launch of Sliide in Nigeria; how it delivers content to the mobile home screen; the type of content you can get; how it uses its ad revenues to buy data for its users; how it raised funds in the UK, Nigeria and Silicon Valley for its launch; the attitude of the mobile operators; and the type of local content it offers. ... read more
March 29, 2016

Tech Cabal's Bankole Oluwafemi on making Lagos a Playable City - The Mirror that talks back to you

Tech Cabal's Bankole Oluwafemi talks about: the Playable City scheme it is carrying out with Watershed in Bristol and the British Council; the different projects from the three teams; why Lagosians don't use the many public parks in the city; why the site of some of the projects, Freedom Park, is very different; and how the project might generate a discussion about changing the city. ... read more
March 29, 2016

Obi Emelonye on his film Oxford Gardens - "A love story wrapped in boxing gloves"

Nigerian film-maker Obi Emelonye talks about: making game shows for Wazobia TV; how the film Oxford Gardens came about; and story in the film which is about how love changes the lives of a failed boxer just out of a jail and a young women with a terminal illness. ... read more
March 8, 2016

Parminder Vir, Tony Elumelu Foundation on a programme to create 10,000 African entrepreneurs

Parminder Vir, CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation talks about: the application process and what successful applicants get; the numbers applying and the numbers selected; the total commitment of the Foundation over a ten year period; the different types of start-ups that applied last year; and her own advice to start-ups applying this year (2016). ... read more
January 9, 2016

Daniel Oriahi on his film Taxi Driver - Osho Ashewo, sinister tale of son who inherits father's cab

Nigerian film-maker Daniel Oriahi talks about: his latest film Taxi Driver - Osho Ashewo; the story in the film; and why he's interested in lives of prostitutes in his films. ... read more
November 27, 2015

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim on his 1st novel about an elder widow and a weed dealing young man

Author Abubakar Adam Ibrahim talks about: his first novel Season of Crimson Blossoms about an older widow wanting to explore her sexual side in Northern Nigeria; how the North of Nigeria is seen in fiction; and the author as a writer of "human stories". ... read more
November 10, 2015

Bunmi Okunowo, NITDA on how the Nigerian Government supports entrepreneurship

Bunmi Okunowo National Co-ordinator, Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship, NITDA talks about: why the Government decided to support entrepreneurship in the ICT sector; the money put into a "fund of funds" run by the private sector; the IDEA incubator in Lagos; working with Computer Village in Abuja and Lagos; the Abuja Technology Village; and national talent accelerators and e-lancing. ... read more
September 17, 2015

Jeremy Doutte on Jumia Nigeria as the largest retailer in Nigeria and its top selling items

Jeremy Doutte, CEO, Jumia Nigeria on: why it is the biggest retailer in Nigeria, online or offline; delivery times to Kano; the split between PC/Laptop vs mobile users; a new smartphone from Innjoo with a Jumia app pre-loaded; market comparisons between Morocco and Nigeria; ways customers pay for goods, including credit card transactions;and the challenges of operating in the Nigerian market. ... read more
September 1, 2015

Uche Ariolu on his online food start-up Foodstantly for both meals and bulk purchases

Uche Ariolu, founder and CEO, Foodstantly talks about: how its online marketplace for food in Nigeria works; the numbers of buyers and sellers on the platform; the kind of food sold and the ready-made meals that are popular; its expansion plans; the business model; and how the business was financed. ... read more
August 11, 2015

Stanlee Ohikhuare on his new Nigerian comedy film Stupid Movie

Nigerian film-maker Stanlee Ohikhuare talks about: the recent success of Nigerian comedy with the release of 30 Days in Atlanta last year; the story in the his comedy film Stupid Movie; his previous film The Verdict; and his next planned film Babel Lingua. ... read more
June 22, 2015

Obi Emelonye on his TV series The Calabash about Nigerian bankers & iROKO TV's film Thy Will Be Done

Obi Emelonye talks about: his first TV series The Calabash; the story and characters in The Calabash; what will happen in season 3; the film he made for iROKO TV, Thy Will Be Done; and story in the film. ... read more
June 9, 2015

Adamu Waziri on Bino and Fino, an educational childrens' animation series with its own dolls

Adamu Waziri, founder and head of EVCL, an animation studio based in Abuja talks about: what the Bino and Fino Show is and the age group it is aimed at; how the programmes are being produced; the business model for the series; and its plans to crowd fund for dolls and other merchandise alongside the series. ... read more
May 18, 2015

Obi Emelonye on his TV series The Calabash about Nigerian bankers & iROKO TV's film Thy Will Be Done

Obi Emelonye talks about: his first TV series The Calabash; the story and characters in The Calabash; what will happen in season 3; the film he made for iROKO TV, Thy Will Be Done; and story in the film. ... read more
May 11, 2015

Dumisana Kapanga on taking his Malawian music platform Mvelani into Nigeria & other African markets

Dumisana Kapanga, founder of Malawian music platform Mvelani talks about: how he got the idea for the platform; the level of traffic it's getting; the kind of music on the platform; the recent deal signed for Nigerian music; how it will roll out mobile apps; its discussions with mobile operators and the poor deal terms; and its ambition to be a Pan-African platform. ... read more
April 20, 2015

Nigerian Afro-Fusion/Urban RnB artist Jay Bleeng on how he makes a living in the USA and Africa

Nigerian Afro-Fusion/Urban RnB artist Jay Bleeng talks about: why he's living in St.Louis, Missouri; his musical influences; his plans to visit Nigeria; how he makes a living from his music; and the digital platforms his latest single One time is available on. ... read more
April 20, 2015

Nigerian You Tube phenomenon T Boy on how he manages to get 2 m views - Simple but hard to do

Nigerian-British comedianT Boy has had huge success on You Tube. In this short clip, he gives the secret of his success - something that is incredible simple to say but very hard to practice. ... read more
March 7, 2015

Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen on his film Invasion 1897 - The British remove the last King of Africa

Director and creator of Invasion 1897 Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen talks before the screening of his film at the BFI in London about: telling history from the point of view of the vanquished; the cast members in the film; the distribution of the film; and how he plans to support its marketing over the next five years. ... read more
February 19, 2015

Writer Tom Rowlands-Rees on Kenneth Gyang's Confusion Na Wa and their latest film project

Writer Tom Rowlands-Rees, Cinema KpataKpata talks about: how he and Kenneth Gyang came to make Confusion Na Wa; how a lost mobile drives the story of the film; the awards the film has won; its re-release in Nigeria; and the next film they are going to be doing together. ... read more
February 1, 2015

Nigerian You Tube phenomenon T-Boy on his next TV comedy series and his ambition to act

Tolulope Ogunmefun AKA comedian T-Boy talks about: how he started doing his You Tube comedy channel using comic rants, the first of which was about Ghanaians; the kind of skits he does; the number of people who've viewed individual skits and the number of subscribers; how he got a part in Meet The Adebanjos; the creation of his own show T-Boy; his attitude to stand-up comedy; and his ambition to act in Hollywood. ... read more
January 31, 2015

John Dada on the challenges of using broadband for development in a northern Nigerian town

John Dada, Fantsuam Foundation talks about: what the town of Kafanchan is like; fighting between Christians and Muslims during the 2011 elections; how the Fantsuam Foundation approaches poverty reduction through micro loans, health work and education; using cloud-based organisation Dadamac to raise funds; the current connectivity situation in the town and how it might be changed. ... read more
January 18, 2015

C.J. Obasi on his Nigerian horror film Ojuju, a love letter to George Romero

Nigerian film-maker C.J. Obasi talks about: how he came to make his horror film Ojuju; his love of horror films; its award at the African International Film Festival and why it was given; and his upcoming film crime-gangster film set in Owerri called O-Town. ... read more
January 18, 2015
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