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FIFA World Cup

Nigeria; Where Football Is Life

By Peace Hyde May 23, 2018
Xavi has just got the ball from Sergio Busquets; Casillas makes the run to the edge of the penalty area as he receives the ball, dribbles past one opponent before playing a thro...
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Club

The Champagne Culture of Lagos

By Peace Hyde May 5, 2018
It’s 3AM on a sweltering Thursday in Lagos and Crossroads at the Eko Hotels & Suites is packed to the rafters. Nigeria’s leading Tex-Mex restaurant and bar, it’s an edgy, ha...
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Club
DJ
Accra

From Accra To Africa

By Peace Hyde April 5, 2018
Move over, Lagos and Johannesburg, Accra too has a burgeoning media and entertainment sector. A 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) predicts the sector in Ghana could be...
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Business

Three’s A Company

By Peace Hyde March 28, 2018
By the time triplets Tola, Tayo and Tunde Alakija completed their degrees in occupational therapy, radio therapy, and childhood and adolescent studies respectively, they knew th...
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Business
Fashion
Billionaire

Folorunso Alakija: Let’s Learn From Each Other

By Peace Hyde March 8, 2018
Folorunso Alakija needs no introduction. As one of only two female billionaires in Africa, she has become an icon of enterprise. Alakija, through her philanthropic work with the...
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Folorunso Alakija
Folarin Alakija

The Big Fat Nigerian Wedding

By Peace Hyde March 7, 2018
An opulent Nigerian wedding – opulent with a capital ‘O’ – is on at Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill in England. Guests...
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Folarin Alakija
Nigeria
Coscharis Group

Cosmas Maduka’s Japan

By Peace Hyde March 2, 2018
Nigerian automobile entrepreneur Cosmas Maduka is unassuming and soft-spoken. His hallmark is a ‘Jesus is Lord’ brooch that he wears and has over the years become synonymous wit...
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Cosmas Maduka
Bose Oshin

The Fortune And Fury Behind Nollywood

By Peace Hyde January 30, 2018
There is a slight nip in the air as the sun rises on the horizon and workers join the frenzied rush-hour traffic on the Third Mainland Bridge to Victoria Island. Crawling along ...
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Bose Oshin
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
employment

Entrepreneurs Born Or Made?

By Peace Hyde December 22, 2017
Unemployment is one of Africa’s biggest headaches. According to the World Bank, in the next 10 years, 600 million new jobs – that’s about half the population of Afri...
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employment
Entrepreneurship
Alexander Chika Okafor

Chickens And Clothes On The Way To A Business Empire

By Peace Hyde November 16, 2017
Alexander Chika Okafor has avoided the trappings of wealth that many in his position cling so desperately to. He answers his own phone, has no swanky corporate communication exe...
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Chicason Group
Chinny Okoye

Fall In Love – With Yourself

By Peace Hyde October 23, 2017
On a rainy Saturday morning, a group of women steadily fill an auditorium in the heart of Victoria Island, Nigeria. Reason: to fall in love with themselves. “I hear stori...
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Chinny Okoye
Nigeria
Beauty

Making Africa Look Good

By Peace Hyde October 20, 2017
Bisola Adeko is always on the hunt for that perfect made up look. The 35-year-old investment banker from Edo State, Nigeria, is particular about having the right look for the ri...
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Beauty
Diaspora