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You all know him as Eddie the PR Goon, Eddie the Promoter, Eddie the MC. I know him as Eddie the multidimensional entrepreneur that is continuously evolving. I met Eddie for the first time about a year ago and I’ve watched the steady increase in his brand growth. He has been able to simultaneously build both his Personal, and Company brand, and that’s very admirable. The guy is a Legend! Tell us about I-Blend Services ?  Since 2005, iBlend Services has been working with companies to build strong brands, which

Our #MommyMogul for this week is Bukky Karibi-Whyte, Founder and CEO of Bobby Taylor Company. Bukky studied African American History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and spent her years in college on the Deans List and the ALANA Honors Society. Bukky worked in the educational sector for about 7 years before starting up her own Public Relations agency.  She is currently owns two agencies in Nigeria and his happily married with 3 children. What was the first business you

Leslie is a wife and mother of two young children with a Masters degree in Marketing & Management from the University of Bradford, UK. She is also an alumni of Howard University, Washington DC and Atlantic Hall Secondary School, Lagos. Prior to setting up L’Okoye Cosmetics, Leslie was a research consultant for the African Development Bank, Tunisia.  Tell Us About CookieSkin CookieSkin® is on a quest to change the concept/idea/meaning of ‘good skin’ amongst women with skin of color. We believe that no matter your origin or complexion you can

You probably heard that nothing worthwhile comes easy, as an entrepreneur experience has taught me that. I started my photography journey a few years ago, Yes with those cameras, back in the days of film photography. It was hard being a rookie with a film or analog camera. I remember vividly how I lost tons of money using the same setting for outdoor shoot and shooting with the same setting indoor. There was no LCD to ‘Chimp’ (Chimping is a colloquial term used in digital photography to describe the habit

Together with my friend and CEO of Gr8an, Akinlabi Akinbulumo aka. Mr Phisha, we recently launched The Octagon – a platform aimed at cataloguing insightful conversations between people involved in business or running high impact projects. Each of these conversations happen with eight people who have been preselected and brought together into a room. The pre-selection criteria of the eight octagon guests are based either on area of expertise or simply their ability to share opinions on a particular subject matter. These conversations are first held within closed rooms and then

When people ask me for advice, I usually keep it simple with the following: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Don’t be afraid to start again. Don’t be afraid to tell the truth. Don’t be afraid to not be liked. Don’t be afraid to be broke. Don’t be afraid that they’ll call your idea silly. Above all, Don’t be afraid to TRY. (Definitely an #AhdoraSpeaks Moment Here) I’m a big fan of Richard Branson and his way of telling things as they are. He’s not afraid to look like an

If I had to pick one word to describe Neku, it would be – BRAVE.  Her journey is super inspiring, and I was pretty excited to do this interview, and share her story with my network. Neku Atawodi is the founder of equity crowdfunding platform, Malaik. She spent most of her life playing professional polo for brands, having played in over 22 cities. She returned to Nigeria in 2010, where her tech adventure began after she designed and implemented the bar code file tracking system for the Nigerian Ministry of Federal

I had a rather interesting situation today that made me think long and hard about how much people lose out on things due to bad behavior (there’s nothing else to call it really), without realizing why. It’s easy to think that you don’t need anyone and that you’ve got life covered, but I always tell people that tables turn in seconds. Life is very unpredictable – we can hope and pray but we cannot control every thing that happens in our lives, and when you understand this, you learn to

Bolaji Kekere Ekun is a Visual Content Producer, Film maker, Rapper (yes! yes!), and all round brilliant guy, with a passion for promoting Urban and African Culture and Lifestyle through whatever content he creates. I have been friends with BJ Kex (as I call him) for about 9 years now, and he’s one of the people whose work I respect – primarily in terms of authenticity. Bolaji continues to produce work that disrupts the creative space, and he’s not afraid to go out of his comfort zone to make magic

I’m very proud of a lot of my friends. I’m SUPER proud of Data. She’s one of the few people that followed her dreams, against all odds. The one thing that makes Data so amazing, is the fact that she gives a lot of Heart, Passion, and Soul into her work. She is that disciplined friend that keeps sharpening their talent – getting better and better by the year. I am proud to watch this growth and greatness unfold, and thought to share her brilliance with the world. I hope

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