‘A YOUNG ENTREPRENUER’ FROM CONQUERING THE SKIES TO BUSINESS ON THE GROUND WITH NIGEL SIKALA

17th June 2021 BY Kevin Mwenye

Young people are making waves in Africa and as young as we are at Checkoutafrica it is always intriguing catching up with the ones setting trends and pacemaking. We caught up with Nigel Sakala, a 25-year-old Zimbabwean pilot-turned-businessman who is making waves in logistics and cyber-security, based in South Africa. Nigel at his young age has hit the ground running…

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Tendaiishe Chitima, Netflix’s Zimbabwean Queen

17th December 2020 BY Lerato Chiyangwa

In February 2020 I reconnected with Tendai as we were finally in the same city after many years. When we met, she told me she was ambitiously pursuing her acting career which I had no doubt about. Skip to a few months later, and I was scrolling through Netflix to find something interesting to watch and came across the Cook-Off…

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Being a Millennial Entrepreneur in Capitalistic Africa

6th September 2020 BY Lynn Komu

We all know about the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts. Tycoons who build their empires on sheer force, a drive to escape poverty and capitalism.  We refer to this as The American DreamTM and what makes it magical is that it could happen to anybody (although being white and male help….). In Africa this generation has seen the likes of Gaddaffi…

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The African Citizen Initiative Creating Opportunities For African Students

20th August 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

In this growing global space African youths across the globe are doing the most, and when opportunities knock WE capitalise. AFRICAN citizen is an organisation that is unlocking doors for young Africans in universities around the world. African Citizen works off the engagement of African university students who are using their collective voices and efforts to create a platform that…

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Bellafricana partners with Nest Cooperative to launch a Fund to Scale for Creative MSMEs in Nigeria

7th November 2019 BY BellAfricana

Creative indigenous businesses lack the required skills and support to grow a sustainable business that can compete globally and this is what the Bellafricana platform for creative businesses is providing. Bellafricana is an organised community which provides the much needed support and creates an enabling environment for the world to connect and trade online with reliable and credible creative Indigenous…

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Brown Skill Dolls: Nana Dolls Launches

18th August 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Nana Dolls Our goal at Nana Dolls is to INSPIRE children to LOVE and take PRIDE in their culture and heritage in a world that makes it very hard to do so at times. Nana means King or Queen and we want our kids to understand that they are born to be leaders and to make wise decisions fit for…

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Kaleidoscope beauty: A fashion enterprise for societal change

10th June 2019 BY Bobby

Showcasing Africa through statement Jewelry Crowned Miss Scuba Kenya, Umutoni Thuku-Benzinge is a young east African visionary on a mission. She aims to create and sustain social impact in sub-Saharan Africa through her enterprise Kaleidoscope Beauty (KB). Supporting her along the way is her little sister, Teta Thuku-Benzinge, who acts as company director. Kaleidoscope Beauty is a brand showcasing the…

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Bookbeak, the digital library for African stories

28th May 2019 BY Bobby

What is BookBeak? BookBeak is the first app-based platform that aggregates African short stories from published and unpublished writers and then serves those African stories to our subscriber base. The app aims to connect African writers across the continent, giving them a space for expression, whilst providing sustenance. Africans rely on mobile platforms to perform most of their technological requirements.…

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How I started my business creating African puzzles

20th May 2019 BY Bobby

About Me Hi!, my name is Patrick Adom, and I’m a Ghanaian entrepreneur. Stick with me for a few minutes to find out how I started my own business called ‘Very Puzzled’. I was born in Ghana and moved to the UK when I was seven. This is a pretty common narrative. Like most African parents, my mum was very…

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