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Nigerian Journalist, Didi Wins BBC World News Award

By; Dayo Fasasi, A Nigerian journalist Didi Akinyelure, has emerged winner of the second BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Didi, a business news anchor with CNBC Africa, will start a three-month placement at BBC in London in September as part of her prize. She has been with CNBC Africa since 2013, report revealed. The award, established in honor of Komla Dumor, a BBC World News presenter, who died in 2014, seeks to celebrate African journalism and reward exceptional talent. One of the Judges at the Award selection Jury Josephine Hazelet, said Didi particularly excelled in telling business stories which … Continue reading Nigerian Journalist, Didi Wins BBC World News Award

King Sunny Ade to Perform In Detroit Saturday July 16th

By: Wazobia Staff King Sunny Ade is the greatest living African musician. A band leader, guitarist, singer and composer, Ade has been listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Musicians of All Time. He stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Fela Kuti and Hugh Masekela as world masters of modern African music. Ade has influenced the likes of the Talking Heads and King Crimson, and has collaborated with Manu Dibango and Stevie Wonder. This year he will be gracing the stage with other internationally known musicians at the Concert of Color. The Concert of Colors is metro … Continue reading King Sunny Ade to Perform In Detroit Saturday July 16th

Five Foundations Which Provide Capital For New Businesses In Africa

The continent of Africa has numerous investment worthy territory, packed with uncountable opportunities for investors. Africa is highly resourceful continent with high return on investment (ROI), only if investors could tap into the huge market. Africa’s population, as of today is skewing towards one billion and based on research might double by the year 2020. Some African countries like Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Libya, Ghana, and Cameroon have a rich market, but young investors lack the funds to penetrate it. With this in mind Wazobia Global Times have researched foundations that are supportive when it comes to investing in … Continue reading Five Foundations Which Provide Capital For New Businesses In Africa

South African Writer Lidudu Malingani, Wins the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing.

Dayo Fasasi,   The Caine Prize, is described as Africa’s leading literary award, for African writers. Lindudu Malingani’s short story entitled ‘Memories We Lost’ published incredible Journey: Stories That Move You in 2015, won him the prize, our correspondent learnt. Lidudu Malingani, a writer, filmmaker and photographer from Zikhovane, Eastern South Africa has published short stories, non-fiction and criticism in various publications. The Chairman of Judges, Delia Jarrett-Macauley,  announced Lidudu Malingani, as the winner of the £10,000 prize at a dinner held in London. Delia, lauded ,Lidudu Malingani,s work, stating “The winning story explores a difficult subject – how traditional beliefs in a … Continue reading South African Writer Lidudu Malingani, Wins the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing.

Meet Timothy Addigi, The Nigerian Who Designed and Built A Tractor With Local Resources

By: Dayo Fasasi A Nigerian engineer has debuted a made in Nigerian tractor, wholly build and designed with resources from Nigeria. Timothy Addigi, from Tiv tribe in Nigerian is set to launch his innovation. With Addigi’s work, agricultural innovation is certainly on the rise on the continent. The tractor has been named as “Ijodo”, meaning “labour” in the Tiv language. Addigi stated “I designed and built this tractor, which is 100% Nigerian, with a team of skilled individuals”. A multi-purpose Ijodo, is a welcome invention and it is expected to ease the burden of farming in a country and continent … Continue reading Meet Timothy Addigi, The Nigerian Who Designed and Built A Tractor With Local Resources