Africa by Toto

I discovered Africa from a mobile game my son liked playing. Apparently, the song was a hit way back in 1982 when it was released and then attained a resurgence more recently. The countless covers, from cool to parody, acapella, instrumentals, and choir renditions all pay homage. Even Grammy.com says some scientists laud it as …

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I’m Writing a Memoir

I have always thought of writing a memoir, as far back as 10 years ago, I think. I made outlines in notebooks, even wrote out some sections, while awaiting the most favourable time and writing setup, probably some software to convert my handwriting to typed text, a grand study with a wide mahogany table and …

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Idea #7: A Zoo of Replicas

Children love animals but where do our children see animals in all their glory? In Nigeria, most of them only see them in zoos shown on TV, and even the ones privileged to visit actual zoos get to see only a few of them. The challenges for would-be entrepreneurs are many: sourcing for animals and …

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Character, Capacity, Competence

Character, capacity, and competence: three elements crucial to succeed wherever we find ourselves in life. They matter for every one, be it young or old. Character refers to your values, the things important to you: integrity, empathy, selflessness, generosity. It is a measure of how good you are on the inside. Capacity is your potential …

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Idea #5: Clothes Exchange

Problem: Sometimes, people, especially women, have so many clothes piled up in wardrobes and yet complain they have no clothes. What they are saying is, they want new trendy clothes but for the constraints of cash. Solution: Set up a clothes shop where customers can exchange their pre-owned but good clothes for new clothes at …

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Shola Akinlade of Paystack

It is refreshing to see someone successful without the accompanying snootiness or pretence to royalty or fame. Stripe has acquired his company for over $200 million or around NGN 76 billion. I mean, this is a guy supposedly in touch with the big players in finance, technology, banking, and business home and abroad, and yet …

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