As a therapist and life coach living and working in Nairobi, Shilpa Shah, has watched the city change over the last four decades. It is still, she says, one of the best cities in the world.
New directions for Pan-Africanism, lockdown wellness, adaptive technologies and resistance music came under spotlight at the 2020 hybrid event of African Crossroads. The event merged immersive playlists with engaging, decolonial discussions.
James Apiya Ogutu is a man that came to the city of Nairobi with a plan and his hard work has paid off. Today, at 46, he is a successful entrepreneur with an inspirational story.
George Onkoba has an accounting degree and worked at a bank for seven years. He gave it all up to pursue his real passion, painting. His family and friends shunned him, but George says he’s never been happier.
Loide Uushona and Pendapala Shiyuka are co-founders of Namibia’s youngest owned Medical laboratory. The young women are pushing to create innovative solutions in a field that has long been stagnated and are encouraging other African youth to do the same.
Mastercard’s annual Index of Women in Entrepreneurs (MIWE) provides invaluable insights into the progress and achievements of women in business and brings to the forefront the broad set of variables propelling the fast rate of female entrepreneurship globally.
The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) is a flagship initiative of the Jack Ma Foundation that aims to support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs. In its first year the initiative awarded $1 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across Africa.
Luis Munana is one of the creative personalities highlighted in the 2019 Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list. The former Big Brother contestant is the co- founder and host of Voigush Africa and creative director of Namibia’s first original animated cartoon and puppet show “Waka Waka Moo”.
Nomakhosazana “Zana” Ncube based in Bulawayo – the arts capital of Zimbabwe runs a start-up, which sculpts Nguni cowhide into couture fashion. Zana is the Creative Director of A Tribe Called Zimbabwe, an artisanal fashion enterprise that is moulding ornaments out of hides thrown away from beef abattoirs.