Archive for the ‘Nigeria’ category

Six emerging real estate investment hotspots in Africa

According to property portal Lamudi, likely real estate opportunities in 2015 lie in emerging cities.

Nigeria beyond 2015: Insights on Africa’s largest economy

Nigeria could be argued to present the best opportunity for many investors looking at the African continent.

Forget doctors and lawyers, farming is where the money’s at, says Nigerian entrepreneur

“Nigeria is the current dumping ground for food produce from all over the world,” said Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru.

Taking the leap: Entrepreneur on why he left Poland to start a business in Nigeria

“At that time my knowledge about Nigeria was the so-called Google knowledge,” says Marek Zmyslowski.

The decline in oil prices: An opportunity

Diversifying exports has become a priority for development economists and policy makers of resource-rich countries around the world.

Start-up snapshot: Washist – Nigeria’s on-demand laundry service

“Hiring the wrong people would be one of the mistakes I have made. One major lesson learnt is to always be recruiting.”

Africa’s economic outlook for 2015

The African continent is set to record a projected +5% economic growth in 2015.

Ebola could impact Africa’s business landscape for years to come

A key impact of the Ebola outbreak is that food prices are rising in affected countries, as flights are suspended to these areas.

US private equity firm Carlyle bullish about Nigeria

Carlyle recently made a $147m investment in Nigeria’s Diamond Bank.

Breaking rules: Talking Nigerian showbiz with Nollywood pioneer

“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.”

Meet the Boss: Charles Igwe, CEO, Nollywood Global

“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.”

Business fades at Nigeria’s traditional dye pits

For at least five centuries, people in the northern Nigerian city of Kano have dyed cloth in open-air pits and sold it across the region.

Retail in Nigeria – a lucrative business for those who get it right

A new generation of Nigerian consumers is drawing retailers from all over the world.

The changing face of Lagos

My recent visit to Lagos has changed my perception of Nigeria’s commercial capital.

How Standard Chartered is using smartphones to understand Nigeria’s economy

Accurate market data is often hard to come by in many African countries.