Archive for the ‘Nigeria’ category

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.

No separation between work and pleasure in Lagos, says start-up coach

“I think the best thing about Nigeria, specifically Lagos, is the energy of the work culture.”

Everyone’s private driver: Uber discusses its business in Africa

Uber has launched its taxi app in South Africa and Nigeria.

‘Facebook and online shopping? Yes! But please no internet banking’

Internet-loving Nigerians slow to adopt web banking.

Affordable housing: Nigeria’s big challenge also a ‘massive opportunity’

Nigeria ranks among the top five nations globally where low-income families struggle to access affordable housing.

Meet the Boss: Enase Okonedo, dean, Lagos Business School

“I’m a strong advocate of work-life balance.”

E-payment start-up SimplePay wants to beat cash in Nigeria

How we made it in Africa interviews the entrepreneurs behind SimplePay.

Investment opportunities in Nigeria real estate

With Nigeria’s property market becoming more sophisticated, new prime grade commercial developments offers a number of opportunities.