“We don’t want to win Oscars. Believe me; we are not interested in that stuff. We want an effective product that will make money.”
Skrill’s emerging market model will be launching in Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda and Tanzania in the next few weeks.
“A friend of mine described Nollywood as someone performing heart surgery using forks and knives. But the genius of it is that the patient survives.”
New white space technology could be a game-changer for internet access on the continent.
Herman Singh explains why M-Pesa’s Kenyan model failed in South Africa in 2010, and why the revamped version will succeed.
“We will look back at this time as the golden age for Africa; the time to have started businesses. The time to have been born and to be young.”
For the growing number of online music platforms operating in Africa, providing users access to local music and artists is vital to business.
Research firm Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that by 2018 smartphone connections on the continent will rise from 79m in 2012 to 412m.
“There was no empire in the beginning I can assure you of that,” said Francis Grogan, co-founder and CEO of Zambeef.
South African Jolandie Rust shares some of her insight into, and experiences of, travelling in Africa.
“I believe being landlocked in the middle of Africa is now potentially a great advantage,” says Robin Miller of REIZ.
Alpesh Patel shares some of the lessons he has learnt over the years in entrepreneurship.
Abhilash Bajpai, director of home electronics and appliances retailer, Radian Stores, talks about the rise in brand consciousness he is seeing in Zambia.
While mobile payments is leapfrogging traditional financial services infrastructure in Africa, Diebold says there’s still strong growth potential for ATMs.
Alpesh Patel, founder of Africa’s Mi-Fone, shares some of the strategies the brand has employed to place it in the game.