BABATOPE AWOTONA: TURNING FRUSTRATION INTO A MILLION-DOLLAR COMPANY

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” – Richard Branson.  The Coronavirus has left a mark on the world that cannot soon be forgotten. It not only changed the way we live and relate with people, but it changed our workspace too, and in efforts to reduce the […]

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MY MEMORABLE WEEKEND IN IITA, IBADAN

“Ibadan, the city of brown roofs” Lagos is a crazy place to live with the everyday traffic, never-ending noise, and the tempers flying around. (2/10, would not recommend) Thankfully, Rovess gave me a chance to escape from everything with a trip to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan! IITA is a research organization that […]

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TUNDE ONAKOYA: RAISING ROYALTY FROM SLUMS WITH CHESS

“Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.” Chess is a popular board game that can simply be divided into the royals (Kings and Queens), the middlemen (Knights, Bishops, and Castles), and the foot soldiers (Pawns). The pawns are, for the most part, used and eventually sacrificed for the good of […]

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JEAN BOSCO NZEYIMANA: GIVING RWANDANS ENERGY FROM WASTE

“Dream.” Jean Bosco was born in Kitaba, Rwanda- a poor community with no electricity or infrastructure. The houses were dilapidated, clean water was almost considered a luxury, the village was full of landfills, and worst of all, they had to gather firewood for hours in the forest to cook. The sad thing about this is, […]

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A WRAP OF OUR STORIES IN 2021 I

“The most precious resource we all have is time.” I think the most interesting people are those who are well-traveled; they are happier, more exposed, creative, and even more, can never run out of stories to tell. These are very admirable qualities because really, what’s life without good stories? Our continent Africa is so diverse, […]

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A WRAP OF OUR STORIES IN 2021 II

“If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?” In our last article, we started looking through all the places and people we got to meet in 2021. Before a new year, it is always a good idea to reflect on the previous one to dive back in; we began the month […]

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PATRICK NGWOI AND HIS JOURNEY TOWARDS LIGHTING UP EAST AFRICA

“Solar energy is bound to be in our future. There is a kind of inevitability about it.” Almost everyone today is encouraged to follow the path of entrepreneurship, a path to financial freedom. For some people (such as myself), the thought of the sheer amount of responsibility this entails scares them away. However, for others […]

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SEYI ABOLAJI: CREATING A SUCCESSFUL LEMONADE COMPANY WITH $10

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Nigerians have many dreams but, the one dream commonly shared by almost everyone is leaving the country. Seyi’s parents achieved this when they got a government grant to go to the United States.  Seyi Abolaji, studied History and Philosophy at Stanford University and played professional football (well, they […]

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FROM CAPTIVE TO WIFE: THE PECULIAR MARRIAGE CULTURE OF THE LATUKA PEOPLE

“The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.” In our world today, the events that lead to marriage are pretty straightforward (well, mostly): boy meets girl and girl meets boy, along the way, feelings develop, and the back and forth of dating set in. Eventually (if they survive to this point), […]

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REASONS TO VISIT ZANZIBAR THIS DECEMBER

“To live is to travel.” December is one of the best months of the year as there is a feeling of ease and celebration in the air. Even more, the holidays arrive, and the whole family finally gets a chance to be together, and what better way to enjoy the holidays than a trip to […]

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