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Season Two

Mo Abudu: Founder & CEO, EbonyLife Media–Building a Media Empire, Made in Africa For the World

Mo’s African Business Story is one of firsts! One dedicated to changing the African narrative, creating a global brand and inspiring people to reach higher and further.

Ndidi Nwuneli: Co-Founder, Sahel Consulting

Ndidi’s African Business Story is about a life dedicated to creating change agents in her communities and ensuring Africa can feed itself.

Ehime Eigbe-Akindele: Founder & CEO Sweetkiwi – Pioneering Frozen Yoghurt in Nigeria and Taking The Brand Global.

Ehime’s African Business Story is dedicated to creating healthy, low calorie treats using ingredients that inspire her from around the world. In addition she is passionate about investing in the turn around experience of women in her community by offering training and creating jobs.

First installment

Season one

Yoadan Tilahun: Founder & CEO, Flawless Events – When Passion Meets Opportunity, Turning a Side Hustle into a Business

Yoadan Tilahun: Founder & CEO, Flawless Events – When Passion Meets Opportunity, Turning a Side Hustle into a Business

Yoadan Tilahun is the founder & CEO of Flawless Events. A corporate events company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Yoadan went to the United States for college and for 15 years did not visit her home country. On a family trip to Addis in 2007, she felt so at home she never went back. A friend knowing she did events as a side business in the United States, asked her to help organize a conference and Flawless Addis Ababa was born!

Amal Hassan: Founder & CEO, Outsource Global – A Techpreneur’s Story of Failing Forward in Business

Amal Hassan: Founder & CEO, Outsource Global – A Techpreneur’s Story of Failing Forward in Business

Amal Hassan is the Founder and CEO of Outsource Global. A leading business process outsourcing company based in Nigeria and serving countries in Africa, the United States, UK and Japan. Her passion to unlock Nigeria’s development potential through technology-driven innovation and value addition led her to build, capitalize and restructure a series of technology-related businesses that succeed in developing talents and creating employment for young Nigerians.

Monica Musonda: Founder & CEO Java Foods – Building and Scaling a Household Food Brand

Monica Musonda: Founder & CEO Java Foods – Building and Scaling a Household Food Brand

Monica Musonda is CEO & Founder of Java Foods, a Zambian based food processing company. Java Foods first product was “eeZee Instant Noodles”, which has become Zambia’s leading instant noodle brand. Java Foods also manufactures and distributes eeZee Supa Cereal (a fortified instant cereal/porridge).

Her experience working with one of Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs gave her the impetus to start her own business and in 2012, she moved back to Zambia and set up Java Foods. In a country where the landscape is dominated by foreign multinationals, Java Foods is a Zambian business run by a Zambian woman. Monica is one of a few Zambian women involved in manufacturing/agro-processing at a scalable level.

Ifeoma I. Idigbe: Founder boys to MEN Foundation – Mind Shift, Focus on Men and Privilege

Ifeoma I. Idigbe: Founder boys to MEN Foundation – Mind Shift, Focus on Men and Privilege

Africa has the highest concentration of female entrepreneurs, accounting for almost a third of all businesses on the continent. It’s safe to say we are a continent of strong women! That said, women continue to face enormous institutional and systematic challenges as well as gender violence. Women seem disadvantaged from the jump.

In addressing these issue, the burden had rested disproportionately on women. What role do men have to play? The ability to shift entitlement and using privilege for good required intentionality. We discuss these in my upcoming podcast interview with Mrs. Ifeoma I. Idigbe.

Vivian Nwakah: Founder & CEO Medsaf–Strengthening Health Systems in Africa

Vivian Nwakah: Founder & CEO Medsaf–Strengthening Health Systems in Africa

Vivian Nwakah is the Founder and CEO of Medsaf a tech enabled pharmaceutical distribution company based in Lagos, Nigeria. Vivian was born and raised in the United States and as part of her MBA, she moved to Nigeria for an internship in 2013 and never left! Medsaf was set up in 2016 and connects a fragmented supply chain to provide transparency to pharmaceutical companies and provide authentic drugs to hospital, pharmacies and patients. In 2019 Medsaf won the Seedstars Malaria Challenge, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.