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Inspiration Africa: “My art is a visual response to the world around me, and an expression of my love and joy in the world.”— Polly Alakija

Inspiration Africa: “My art is a visual response to the world around me, and an expression of my love and joy in the world.”— Polly Alakija

| April 1, 2016 | Reply

Elbert Hubbard once said, “Art is not a thing, it is a way.” Those words are certainly true for Polly Alakija, the British artist whose devotion to African art has endeared her to art lovers in Nigeria and beyond. She sat down at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi with Whoot Africa’s founder, Olushola Pacheco, who found […]

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Inspiration Africa: “To win hard, you play hard, the worst that could happen is you having to start all over again”. – Bisila Bokoko

Inspiration Africa: “To win hard, you play hard, the worst that could happen is you having to start all over again”. – Bisila Bokoko

| April 1, 2016 | Reply

Bisila Bokoko describes her being born in Valencia, Spain as an accident as a result of political unrest in Equatorial Guinea. An occurrence that shaped her journey by being the first black woman to hold the post of the office of the Executive director of the Spain-US chamber of commerce. Her role with selling the […]

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Inspiration Africa: “Be steadfast, be consistent; if you don’t get it, try and try again.” -Princess Adebisi Sarah Sosan

Inspiration Africa: “Be steadfast, be consistent; if you don’t get it, try and try again.” -Princess Adebisi Sarah Sosan

| February 29, 2016 | Reply

In the words of Gordon B. Hinckley – “The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: he or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she […]

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Inspiration Africa: “Partnerships, collaboration and strategic alliances are the key to surviving in this business world”; Audu Maikori, CEO of Chocolate City Group

Inspiration Africa: “Partnerships, collaboration and strategic alliances are the key to surviving in this business world”; Audu Maikori, CEO of Chocolate City Group

| February 29, 2016 | Reply

In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Today’s Inspiration Africa focuses on serial entrepreneur Audu Maikori, CEO of Chocolate City Group. A businessman per excellence, Audu Maikori is an echoing […]

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Inspiration Africa: “Learn to appreciate your own perspective, or else you will be discouraged.” – Ozoz Sokoh, Creative Director, Kitchen Butterfly

Inspiration Africa: “Learn to appreciate your own perspective, or else you will be discouraged.” – Ozoz Sokoh, Creative Director, Kitchen Butterfly

| February 29, 2016 | Reply

Doing business interviews and promoting entrepreneurship education via inspirational and thought-provoking conversations with business owners and change makers is something that we enjoy and remain passionate about; at the end of 2015, we decided to look into creative ways of telling business stories and we thought what better way than documenting the process and having […]

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Inspiration Africa: “Find your driving force and don’t let the crowd sway you from it.” – Saudat Salami, CEO, EasyShop Easycook Ltd.

Inspiration Africa: “Find your driving force and don’t let the crowd sway you from it.” – Saudat Salami, CEO, EasyShop Easycook Ltd.

| October 12, 2015 | Reply

In the words of Carlos Castaneda -“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”   “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. “– Sr. Thomas Watson  Today’s Inspiration Africa interview […]

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Inspiration Africa: “Opportunities make it clear whether we are competent or not” – Josiah Igoni, CEO, Brenthforth Energy & Oilfield Services Ltd

Inspiration Africa: “Opportunities make it clear whether we are competent or not” – Josiah Igoni, CEO, Brenthforth Energy & Oilfield Services Ltd

| October 9, 2015 | Reply

Here on Whoot Africa, we not only showcase brands, but we also talk to the people behind those brands and have them share with us their back stories as well as give tips on how to successfully start and run a business. Welcome to Whoot Africa’s – Inspiration Africa interviews with the CEO. Today, we […]

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15 Questions with the CEO – “If someone thinks any business is not serious, then they have no clue what business is.” – Kehinde Smith, CEO, MyExtensionz & My Celebrity Teeth

15 Questions with the CEO – “If someone thinks any business is not serious, then they have no clue what business is.” – Kehinde Smith, CEO, MyExtensionz & My Celebrity Teeth

| August 25, 2015 | Reply

Here on Whoot Africa, we not only showcase brands, but we also talk to the people behind those brands and have them share with us their back stories as well as give tips on how to successfully start and run a business. Welcome to Whoot Africa’s – Questions with the CEO. Today, we will be […]

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Inspiration Africa: “I invest a lot in people and believe strongly in people, without people around you, you can’t achieve anything.” – Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, CEO, Gran Imperio Group & Inagbe Grand Resort

Inspiration Africa: “I invest a lot in people and believe strongly in people, without people around you, you can’t achieve anything.” – Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, CEO, Gran Imperio Group & Inagbe Grand Resort

| August 7, 2015 | Reply

Quoting the proverbial words of Williams Shakespeare “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Finding one’s path in the business world and walking through it passionately can only lead to one destination; Greatness. Today’s inspiration Africa interview features Real Estate Giant and business pioneer, Mr Adeyeye Ogunwusi, CEO […]

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Inspiration Africa: “Women should utilize their networks more, and not be afraid of asking one another for support”- Dee Poku, Co-Founder, WIE

Inspiration Africa: “Women should utilize their networks more, and not be afraid of asking one another for support”- Dee Poku, Co-Founder, WIE

| August 7, 2015 | Reply

“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” —G.D. Anderson There is a new generation of women; an empowered league of women who understand that women can succeed together by supporting each other rather than being competitors as it used to be. On […]

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