In the current national push for making black lives matter, economic support for black-owned businesses doesn't get its fair share of dialogue.
True, social justice and political activism can help solve many of the continuous problems facing our community, but what about economic growth and stability to help heal our struggling neighborhoods? There is only so much we can expect at the federal level before we start doing our own part outside protest.
A Nigerian mobile game developer, Gamsole, is setting a high standard for future African gaming companies. Six months after its induction, in 2012, and under the leadership of CEO Abiola Elijah Olaniran, the company had already amassed an impressive player base of three million.
Gamsole develops a wide array of entertaining and educational games for Windows Phone and Windows 8, usually around an African theme. In 2014 it was one of five companies to receive a grant from the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, and the company is growing quickly. Today over 10 million Gamesole games have already been downloaded.
Olaniran spoke to How we made it in Africa about his journey as a software developer, the primary ingredient for his success, and his entrepreneurial advice for others.
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Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu (pictured) has announced the selection of the first 1,000 African entrepreneurs he will sponsor for his Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP), according to the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
TEEP was conceived in order to empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs to start their respective businesses and galvanize the continent with at least 1 million new jobs and $10 billion in added revenue over the next 10 years.
The top recipients of TEEP hail from all 52 countries in Africa, with specialties in fashion, ICT, education, agriculture, and more.
The top 5 most-represented countries of the selected group come from Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya.
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