Unlocking Africa
Unlocking Africa
Unlocking Africa

Unlocking Africa

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.February 19, 2024

Episode 110 with Yomi Kazeem, from Salient Advisory, which is a healthcare consulting firm that tracks innovations in African health tech, and Jessica Vernon, CEO and Founder of Maisha Meds, which is a company that has created the first and largest network of private pharmacies and clinics in East Africa through a mobile app that delivers subsidised care.

Salient Advisory develops actionable insights and partnerships and supports global changemakers to advance outcomes and equity. Their research has been featured by CNBC, Quartz, Bloomberg, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Devex, the Centre for Global Development, and more.

What We Discuss With Yomi Kazeem and Jessica Vernon

  • What motivated Salient Advisory to focus on innovations in health product distribution in Africa, particularly concerning government partnerships with health tech innovators?
  • Could you provide specific examples from your Market Intelligence Report that highlight the successful impact of government partnerships with health tech platforms in Africa?
  • What were the specific challenges that African health supply chains faced before the introduction of digital solutions and partnerships?
  • The report highlights that government partnerships have facilitated the democratization of digital orders. How has this democratization positively impacted healthcare accessibility in rural areas?
  • The report indicates that many innovators prioritise healthcare supply chain data analytics. How do these analytics improve the efficiency and effectiveness of supply chain processes in Africa?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Insuring Africa's Future: Expanding Affordable Insurance Coverage Across Africa with Ted Pantone? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Yomi  on LinkedIn at Yomi Kazeem, and Twitter

Connect with Jessica  on LinkedIn at Jessica Vernon, and Twitter @TheYomiKazeem

Support the show

Do you want to do business in Africa? Explore the vast business opportunities in African markets and increase your success with ETK Group.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.February 12, 2024

Episode 109 with Ted Pantone, a dynamic startup leader with a relentless drive to achieve results, boasts a proven track record of guiding young businesses and entrepreneurial teams towards success. With the launch of four startups under his belt, he has secured over $20 million in funding and has actively invested in over 50 businesses.

Additionally, Ted serves as the co-founder and CEO of Turaco, a pioneering venture revolutionising healthcare financing in emerging markets. Recognising the dire need for accessible insurance products and financing options among consumers in these regions, Turaco has devised streamlined insurance solutions, distributed through mobile technology, to effectively address the healthcare financing challenges faced by customers in these markets.

What We Discuss With Ted Pantone

  • How did you identify there was a gap in the market for what you wanted to offer?
  • The insurance penetration rate in Africa is just 3%. What challenges and opportunities do you see for disrupting the insurance industry on the continent?
  • Turaco aims to insure over 1 billion lives in Africa. What steps is the company taking to scale its operations?
  • Turaco sells health insurance for as low as $0.5 per month. How do you ensure the affordability of your products while maintaining financial sustainability for the company?
  • Turaco recently acquired MicroEnsure in Ghana. How does this acquisition contribute to Turaco's overall strategy, and what advantages does it bring to the company's mission?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Empowering Africa: Saving Lives and Livelihoods by Strengthening Africa’s Public Health Systems with Julie Gichuru? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Ted on LinkedIn at Ted Pantone, and Twitter @tedpantone

Support the show

Do you want to do business in Africa? Explore the vast business opportunities in African markets and increase your success with ETK Group.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

Support the show

Do you want to do business in Africa? Explore the vast business opportunities in African markets and increase your success with ETK Group.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.February 5, 2024

Episode 108 with Julie is the Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer at the Mastercard Foundation, overseeing corporate, programmatic, policy, and thought leadership communications with a team spanning Africa and Canada.

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organisations to enable young people in Africa and Indigenous communities in Canada to access dignified and fulfilling work.

Mastercard Foundation wants a world where young people are included and are thriving, and their leadership and contributions matter. A future where young people are driving transformative change and achieving their full potential.

What We Discuss With Julie Gichuru

  • Elaborate on your role at Mastercard Foundation and the key areas you oversee, such as corporate, programmatic, policy, and thought leadership communications.
  • Since you’ve been involved in the social development space in Africa, how have you seen it develop?
  • What more can be done to further progress the development space in Africa? 
  • What are the biggest challenges that the social development space currently faces in Africa, and how have you seen the Mastercard Foundation overcome these challenges?
  • Can you elaborate on the goals and strategies of Saving Lives & Livelihoods, especially in terms of enabling vaccine purchases, delivery, and manufacturing across Africa?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Exploring New African Cuisines That Focus on Traditional Ingredients and Culture with Selassie Atadika? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Julie on LinkedIn at Julie Gichuru, and Twitter @JulieGichuru

Support the show

Do you want to do business in Africa? Explore the vast business opportunities in African markets and increase your success with ETK Group.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.January 29, 2024

Episode 107 with chef Selassie Atadika who is an award-winning chef, educator, and food systems advocate. Born in Ghana, her family fled following a military coup, eventually settling in New York.  She credits her mother and travels to over 40 countries as a humanitarian aid worker for the United Nations as influences for her dishes.

In 2014, she returned home to Ghana to establish Midunu, Midunu Chocolates, and The Midunu Institute as love letters to Africa—a dedication to celebrate and preserve Africa’s rich culinary heritage.

Selassie loves playing at the crossroads where culture, community, and cuisine intersect with the environment, sustainability, and economy.

What We Discuss With Selassie Atadika 

  • What inspired you to return to Ghana and establish Midunu, Midunu Chocolates, and The Midunu Institute?
  • Could you elaborate on the concept of 'New African Cuisine' and how it guides your culinary creations?
  • How do you balance the intersection of culture, community, and cuisine with environmental sustainability and economic factors in your work?
  • What can be done to create an enabling environment for people like yourself who want to add value to local produce to sell to a global market?
  • How do you believe your culinary creations, which have received acclaim from publications such as Vogue, are influencing the global perception and representation of African cuisine?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Innovation, Collaboration, and Policy: The Long-Term Impact of the Nigeria Startup Act with Oswald Guobadia? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Selassie on LinkedIn at Chef Selassie Atadika, and Twitter @MidunuGhana

Support the show

Do you want to do business in Africa? Explore the vast business opportunities in African markets and increase your success with ETK Group.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.January 22, 2024

Episode 106 with Oswald Osaretin Guobadia, who is the former Senior Special Assistant on Digital Transformation to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, spearheaded the creation and execution of the Nigeria Startup Act (NSA) program.

The Nigeria Startup Act project is a joint initiative by Nigeria’s tech startup ecosystem and the Presidency to harness the potential of Nigeria's digital economy through co-created regulations. The Act is aimed at ensuring that Nigeria's laws and regulations are clear, planned, and work for the tech ecosystem by creating an enabling  environment.

The Act was signed into law by H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari on the 19th of October, 2022. Over 30 leaders in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem contributed to its drafting between June and September 2021, but what impact has it had on Nigeria's tech ecosystem so far?

What We Discuss With Oswald Guobadia

  • Could you elaborate on the Nigeria Startup Act (NSA) program's objectives and its impact on Nigeria's tech ecosystem and digital economy?
  • What were the key challenges you faced during the execution of the  Nigeria Startup Act?
  • What strategies did you use to bring together diverse stakeholders and ensure their active involvement in the NSA program?
  • What positive legacy do you believe the Nigeria Startup Act (NSA) program has left in areas such as technology and human capital?
  • What advice would you give to other countries or regions aspiring to create similar programs to boost their tech ecosystems? 

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss African Capital Markets Reimagined: Building a Platform to Trade Debt and Equity Securities Across African Markets With Eugene Tawiah? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Oswald on LinkedIn at Oswald Osaretin Guobadia, and Twitter @OsOsaGuobadia

Support the show

Do you want to do business in Africa? Explore the vast business opportunities in African markets and increase your success with ETK Group.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.January 15, 2024

Episode 105 with Eugene Tawiah, who is co-founder of SecondSTAX, which is a platform and gateway to access and trade all debt and equity securities across multiple African bond and stock exchanges.

SSX facilitates transactions by securely and efficiently routing orders onto existing mature capital markets infrastructure in complete compliance with local regulations. SSX simultaneously offers B2B securities trading infrastructure as well as B2C retail customer solutions for simplified access to trading African securities.

SSX provides an easy-to-use and efficient route for wealth in Africa and global capital to fund investments in a wider range of African countries.

What We Discuss With Eugene Tawiah

  • How does SecondSTAX work as a gateway to access and trade debt and equity securities across African bond and stock exchanges?
  • How does SecondSTAX ensure secure and compliant transactions while operating in multiple African countries with different regulations?
  • Can you share insights into the technology infrastructure behind SecondSTAX and how it ensures efficiency in processing transactions?
  • What is the significance of providing both B2B and B2C solutions for trading African securities?
  • What are the key factors that investors should consider when trading African securities?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Redefining African Travel Experiences Beyond Wildlife. ZaNiheza's Mission to Showcase the True Africa with Charles Shima? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Eugene on LinkedIn at Eugene Tawiah, and Twitter @secondSTAX

Support the show

Do you want to do business in Africa? Explore the vast business opportunities in African markets and increase your success with ETK Group.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.January 8, 2024

Episode 104 with Charles Shima, who is the founder and CEO of ZaNiheza, a booking software and afrocentric travel marketplace for immersive experiences that connect travelers with local curators.

ZaNiheza provides immersive tours and activities that enhance travelers' experiences when they visit African destinations. Their proprietary booking software makes it possible for travel suppliers to create, manage, and offer tours and activities online.

What We Discuss With Charles Shima

  • What specific gap in the African travel market were you aiming to address, especially in the context of African travel experiences?
  • Can you give us reasons why it is important to develop tourism in Africa?
  • Africa is experiencing increased interest globally in areas such as tourism. What more can be done to sustain this tourism growth?
  • Could you elaborate on how empowering local travel curators and promoting unique cultural experiences contribute to economic growth in the regions you operate? 
  • How is the increasing presence of young African travel bloggers and content creators, including individuals like yourself, influencing the African travel and tourism industry?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss African Art on the Global Stage. The Growth and Evolution of African Art with Touria El Glaoui? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Charles on LinkedIn at Charles Shima, and Twitter @shima_charles

Support the show

Do you want to do business in Africa? Explore the vast business opportunities in African markets and increase your success with ETK Group.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.January 1, 2024

Episode 103 with Touria El Glaoui, who is the Founding Director of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, which is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, has annual editions in London, New York, and Marrakech.

Founded in 2013 by Touria El Glaoui, 1-54 is the first and only international fair dedicated to contemporary African art. With three editions per year—in London, New York, and Marrakech—as well as a pop-up fair in Paris, 1-54 is the leading global art fair committed to providing visibility to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.

Striving to promote a community of diverse perspectives, including evolving interpretations of the diasporic experience, 1-54 features leading international galleries specialising in contemporary African art alongside artist talks, panel discussions, and a Special Projects programme.

What We Discuss With Touria El Glaoui

  • How does 1-54 bridge the gap between African artists and the global art market?
  • What are some of the challenges faced by artists from Africa and its diaspora in the contemporary art world?
  • How has the perception of African art evolved in the Western world during the ten years 1-54 has been active?
  • What does the growing global demand for African art currently look like?
  • Does the growing global demand for African art stem from a passion for African art or the perception of it as an investable asset class?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Beyond Charity and Changing Narratives. Understanding the Layers of African Philanthropy with Dr Keratiloe Mogotsi? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with  Touria on LinkedIn at Touria El Glaoui, and Twitter @154artfair

Support the show

Do you want to do business in Africa? Explore the vast business opportunities in African markets and increase your success with ETK Group.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.December 27, 2023

Beyond Charity and Changing Narratives. Understanding the Layers of African Philanthropy with Dr. Keratiloe Mogotsi

Dr. Keratiloe Mogotsi, who is the former Program Director at the African Philanthropy Executive Education, works to bridge the gap in the study, research, and practice of philanthropy and social investment in Africa.

Global interest in the field of philanthropy and social investment in Africa and continents outside of Euro-America is growing exponentially. Recent years have seen a considerable increase in research and writings related to these topics. Despite this, the study of these fields is in a nascent stage, with very little formal academic research, teaching, and publication available in Africa.

What We Discuss With Dr. Keratiloe

  • What do you believe needs to happen to bridge the gap in the study and practice of philanthropy in Africa?
  • What are some of the challenges faced by African philanthropies when cooperating with international initiatives?
  • It could be said that philanthropy is ingrained in African culture. Why do you think this is not recognised, and philanthropy is now associated with western organisations?
  • What steps can individuals and organisations take to rewrite the narrative of African philanthropy and challenge any existing stereotypes or misconceptions?
  • How should philanthropies engage with local communities to ensure that philanthropic efforts are culturally sensitive and impactful?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Building Trust and Seamless Transactions. A Glimpse into the Future of Digital Payments in Africa with Omoniyi Kolade? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with  Dr. Keratiloe on LinkedIn at Dr Keratiloe Mogotsi and Twitter @BelindaMogotsi

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Ready to tap into the exciting opportunities of African markets? Uncover a wealth of invaluable tips to elevate your success to new heights! There's no need to delay – venture over to the ETK Group website today. Explore how we can empower and guide you in seamlessly entering and thriving across diverse African markets and sectors.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.December 18, 2023

Episode 101 with Omoniyi Kolade is the founder and CEO of Seerbit, a pan-African enterprise payment platform that enables fast, seamless, inclusive, and secure payments for leading local and global companies present on the African continent.

SeerBit is a platform that enables all types of businesses to process payments from their customers with the digital tools they need. In Africa, customers are often limited by circumstances or location, such as the unavailability of the internet or a lack of access to financial services. SeerBit’s mission is to help businesses circumvent these barriers that prevent them from optimally serving their customers.

What We Discuss With Omoniyi

  • How does SeerBit contribute to financial inclusion in Africa, particularly for individuals who are unbanked or underbanked? 
  • What role does technology play in SeerBit's approach to making payments fast and seamless?
  • Africa is a diverse continent with varying levels of technological infrastructure. How does SeerBit address the challenges of operating in such a dynamic environment?
  • Security is a crucial concern in online payments. How does SeerBit ensure the security of transactions on its platform?
  • As you operate in multiple African countries, how do you manage the cultural and regulatory differences across these markets?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Bridging the Gap Between East and West. Tech, Investments, and Global Impact with Sherif Nessim? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with  Omoniyi on LinkedIn at Omoniyi Kolade and Twitter @kolas_way 

Support the show

Ready to tap into the exciting opportunities of African markets? Uncover a wealth of invaluable tips to elevate your success to new heights! There's no need to delay – venture over to the ETK Group website today. Explore how we can empower and guide you in seamlessly entering and thriving across diverse African markets and sectors.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.December 11, 2023

EPISODE 100 with Sherif Nessim who is a  technology specialist with over 24 years of experience in offering solutions and products to corporations, mobile carriers, and service providers (B2B) as well as consumer services (B2C) in Egypt and the Middle East and Africa area.

Sherif is the visionary founder of Jedar Capital, a rising venture capital firm. Jedar Capital, which specialises in assisting early-stage entrepreneurs from pre-seed to Series A, focuses its efforts on promoting innovation throughout Africa and the Middle East. The firm is crucial in establishing relationships between corporations in the United States and Europe looking to develop their presence in Egypt, the Middle East, and Africa, and vice versa.

What We Discuss With Sherif

  • What has been your experiences in establishing a venture capital firm that focuses specifically on supporting African startups? 
  • What are some crucial considerations for businesses aiming to successfully enter the African market? 
  • What are some common misconceptions or challenges you've observed when Western companies try to expand into Africa? 
  • How does Jedar Capital differ from other Africa-focused VCs, and what advantages does it offer? 
  • What advice would you give to African startups that are looking to raise capital or investment? 

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Smart Solutions for a Sustainable Future: Figorr's IoT Approach to Reduce Food and Vaccine Wastage in Africa with Tega Iortim? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Sherif on LinkedIn at Sherif Nessim and Twitter @snessim

Support the show

Ready to tap into the exciting opportunities of African markets? Uncover a wealth of invaluable tips to elevate your success to new heights! There's no need to delay – venture over to the ETK Group website today. Explore how we can empower and guide you in seamlessly entering and thriving across diverse African markets and sectors.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.December 4, 2023

Episode 99 with Tega Iortim, who is an impact-driven entrepreneur with a passion for using technology to solve major supply chain related challenges across developing countries.

Tega is the CEO and founder of Figorr, which is an IoT company that offers real-time monitoring and tracking for temperature-sensitive items.

Figorr aims to play a part in bridging the gaps in the healthcare cold chain in Sub-Saharan Africa. To this effect, Figorr was setup with primarily two (2) objectives:

1. To build innovative, affordable cold chain solutions for storage and transportation by embedding technology with already available social science solutions to enhance the efficiency of the solution.
2. To educate individuals in the relevant industries about modern and standardised cold chain practices.

What We Discuss With Tega

  • Could you share some statistics or examples that highlight the scale of food and vaccine waste in sub-Saharan Africa? 
  • How does Figorr's IoT technology work to monitor and prevent losses during the transportation and storage of perishable goods? 
  • What challenges do businesses typically face in the transportation and storage of perishable goods in Africa? 
  • Have you encountered specific cultural or social nuances that you had to take into account when implementing your solutions in different African regions?
  • How can the use of IoT technology in Africa to reduce food and vaccine waste effect environmental and sustainability concerns?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss How Chari is Transforming Traditional Retail in French-Speaking Africa with Ismael Belkhayat? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Tega on LinkedIn at Tega Iortim, and Twitter @iortimtega

Support the show

Ready to tap into the exciting opportunities of African markets? Uncover a wealth of invaluable tips to elevate your success to new heights! There's no need to delay – venture over to the ETK Group website today. Explore how we can empower and guide you in seamlessly entering and thriving across diverse African markets and sectors.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.November 27, 2023

Episode 98 with Ismael Belkhayat, who is the founder and CEO of Chari, an e-commerce app that has recently been valued at $100 million. Chari helps small retailers in French-speaking Africa procure inventory for their stores and get it delivered for free while benefiting from payment facilities.

It is a one-stop shop for traditional proximity stores, allowing them to order any consumer goods they sell and get them delivered for free while benefiting from financial services.

Ismael is an experienced startup founder with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. A data-driven, strong business development professional who graduated from Cornell University and was a former BCG consultant.

What We Discuss With Ismael

  • How does Chari specifically benefit small retailers in French-speaking Africa?
  • What are the main challenges you've faced in scaling Chari in the African market, and how have you addressed them?
  • Chari recently secured $1.5 million in funding. Can you share how this funding will be utilised to further Chari's mission and growth?
  • What strategies does Chari employ to ensure efficient and reliable delivery services, especially in regions with challenging logistics infrastructure?
  • With your experience as a startup founder and two successful exits, what advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to make an impact in the African tech ecosystem?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Diving Into Search Funds. An Emerging Investment Vehicle That Could Deliver Higher Returns in Africa with Ibrahim Abdel Rahim? Make sure to check it out!

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.November 20, 2023

Episode 97 with Ibrahim Abdel Rahim, who is a managing partner at Moonbase Capital. Moonbase Capital invests in SMEs through Search Funds, an innovative new asset class that combines the stability of private equity with the agility of venture capital in order to yield more consistent returns to our investors at lower risk.

Their main focus is on providing entrepreneurs with hands-on support throughout the search, acquisition, and growth phases of their journey, leveraging 40 years of combined experience as operators, consultants, CEOs, and CFOs, building and selling businesses globally.

What We Discuss With Ibrahim

  • In your consulting experience, what specific insights or skills did you gain that now contribute to your effectiveness as a managing partner at Moonbase Capital?
  • Could you explain what search funds are and how you first came across this innovative asset class?
  • How does Moonbase Capital's focus on investing in SMEs through Search Funds provide distinct advantages in comparison to conventional private equity or venture capital investment strategies?
  • What role does Moonbase Capital play in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa and beyond?
  • How does Moonbase Capital implement strategies and practices to achieve its goal of delivering consistent returns with lower risk? 
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Mobilising Capital, Fostering Collaboration, and Driving Change in African Tech with Anthony William Catt? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Ibrahim on LinkedIn at Ibrahim Abdel Rahim

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.November 13, 2023

Episode 96 with Anthony William Catt, who is the founder and director of Ventures 54. A company on a mission to build and strengthen the international investment corridors between Africa’s tech, startup, and investor ecosystems and the rest of the world by mobilising capital and facilitating investment

Working with governments, DFIs, and other international funding agencies to provide technical assistance to founders and investors by establishing key networks, unlocking human and commercial resources, and creating access to global markets and investment opportunities.

What We Discuss With Anthony

  • How did your personal interest in building connections between the UK and Africa, specifically in the fields of technology and startups, develop?
  • Could you elaborate on the role of technical assistance funding in the African startup ecosystem and how Ventures 54 facilitates its deployment?
  • Could you highlight the common trends and preferences you've observed among investors seeking to invest in the African tech scene?
  • In your experience, how can the UK act as a springboard for African entrepreneurs seeking global exposure and growth?
  • What advice would you offer to UK companies looking to explore opportunities and tap into talent within African markets?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Investing in Financial Inclusion by Unlocking the Potential of Fintech Startups in Egypt and Beyond with Rana Abdel Latif? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Anthony  on LinkedIn at Anthony William Catt, and Twitter @AnthonyWCatt

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.November 6, 2023

Episode 95 with Rana Abdel Latif, who is an investment professional with cross-transactional expertise in M&A, financing, and restructuring deals across various industries and also a senior principal at Nclude.

Nclude is an investment platform for fintech innovation. Founder-centric in design, it supports early and growth-stage entrepreneurs who are tackling financial inclusion and enables their success by offering a full-stack support ecosystem for fintech and fintech-enabled start-ups in Egypt and beyond.

What We Discuss With Rana

  • Is there a particular reason why you focus on fintech and fintech-enabled startups, particularly those addressing financial inclusion?
  • What challenges and opportunities do you see in the fintech landscape in the regions Nclude operates in?
  • Do you think the investment environment in Egypt and the North African region is favourable for startups, or do you believe there's room for further improvement? 
  • With your experience across different geographical regions, what insights can you share about the unique characteristics of the fintech scenes in the North Africa region? 
  • What are some key factors that you believe contribute to the success of fintech startups in today's competitive landscape? 
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss The Power of Information: Revolutionising Market Intelligence in African Economies With Joseph Rutakangwa? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Rana  on LinkedIn at Rana Abdel Latif

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.October 30, 2023

Episode 94 with Joseph Rutakangwa, who is the founder and CEO of Rwazi, which is a market intelligence platform that provides multinational consumer goods companies with actionable data from developing markets on who is buying what, for how much, from where, when, and why, to help them drive revenue and expand.

Rwazi combines technology and a network of 20,000+ qualified data collectors (called "mappers") spread across urban and rural areas in 40+ countries in Africa, Asia, and South America to collect data from their localities, allowing them to collect data from thousands of locations and consumers on a daily basis.

What We Discuss With Joseph

  • Could you explain how Rwazi's platform gathers actionable data from emerging markets? What's the process like?
  • Could you elaborate on how Rwazi's data helps multinational consumer goods companies drive revenue and expand in these markets?
  • Can you discuss the challenges you've faced in building and maintaining a network of mappers in remote areas? How have you overcome these challenges?
  • How do you ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data collected by your network of mappers?
  • Given the diverse cultures and markets you cover, how does Rwazi navigate cultural sensitivities while collecting data?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Nurturing Innovation: Building and Scaling African Startups with Expert Support with Thabiso Foto? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Joseph  on LinkedIn at Joseph Rutakangwa, and Twitter @JRutakangwa

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.October 23, 2023

Episode 93 with Thabiso Foto, the Chief Financial Officer at Founders Factory Africa.  Thabiso currently leads the finance and operations departments at Founders Factory Africa, providing invaluable strategic, technical, and operational guidance to their vibrant community of start-ups.

Founders Factory Africa is a tailored, corporate-backed accelerator and incubator that builds and scales 100+ tech businesses across the African continent. FFA is based on a unique model of combining leading corporate investors and partners with a fully-fledged operational team to design, build, and grow African tech start-ups. FFA are venture builders dedicated to solving some of Africa’s biggest challenges and capitalising on its incredible potential by leveraging market and tech opportunities.

At the core of Founders Factory Africa's mission is the creation of an ecosystem that fosters genuine innovation. Their objective is clear: to be the best growth engine for founders across Africa and beyond.

What We Discuss With Thabiso

  • How do you manage the diversification of investments and navigate the various challenges and opportunities presented by different African markets?
  • How does Founders Factory Africa promote collaboration among corporates, investors, and startup talent to foster innovation and drive growth within the African tech industry?
  • What insights have you gained from your experiences with early-stage African entrepreneurs, and how have these insights influenced the development of your investment strategies?
  • What are the main challenges faced by early-stage African startups, and how does Founders Factory Africa tackle these challenges through its investment and support initiatives?
  • How does Founders Factory Africa measure the social impact of its investments?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Savings, Simplicity, Success: Transforming African Businesses Through Spend Management with Yemi Olulana? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Thabiso  on LinkedIn at Thabiso Foto, and Twitter @FoundersFFA 

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.October 16, 2023

Episode 92 with Yemi Olulana, the CEO of Flex Finance, the leading spend management and corporate card platform for African businesses. Flex Finance empowers businesses across Africa to gain control over their expenses through their user-friendly web and mobile platforms, as well as corporate cards. They have successfully assisted thousands of businesses, liberating business owners and finance teams from the stress of spend management.

Flex Finance simplifies this critical aspect of business, making it not only manageable but delightful. By offering streamlined processes, they help businesses save significant amounts of money and time, ultimately contributing to their growth and success.

Yemi Olulana, with over a decade of experience, has a proven track record in building startups within various sectors including e-commerce, web3, and fintech. His expertise and leadership have been instrumental in driving Flex Finance's success in empowering businesses across Africa.

What We Discuss With Yemi

  • Can you explain how the spending processes in many African businesses are restricting their potential for growth and efficiency?
  • What challenges did you face when introducing a technology-based solution, given the widespread use of traditional methods such as email and paper for spending requests in Africa?
  • Having worked with over 2,500 businesses, can you share any trends or insights you've gathered regarding spending behaviours in African businesses?
  • How does Flex Finance support the larger objectives of financial inclusion and economic empowerment in Africa?
  • In a continent as diverse as Africa, what factors did you consider to ensure that Flex Finance is adaptable and effective across various business contexts?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss How Africa’s Biggest Mini-Grid Owner is Creating Economic Growth by Providing Electricity to Rural Communities with William Brent? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Yemi  on LinkedIn at Yemi Olulana, and Twitter @coderwa

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.October 9, 2023

Episode #91 is with William Brent, the Chief Marketing Officer of Husk Power Systems, a global leader in distributed utilities. Since its establishment in 2008, Husk Power Systems has been at the forefront of providing dependable electricity to rural communities and businesses, all powered by renewable energy sources. Their commitment is unwavering—delivering uninterrupted power, 24/7, at a price they can afford.

What sets Husk Power Systems apart is its innovative approach. Through a user-friendly, mobile-enabled smart metering system, they offer a flexible “pay-as-you-go” energy service using a mobile-enabled smart metering system. It provides low-cost energy that matches the growing needs of our customers, for households, community services, and productive uses. Its grid-compatible solution can be rolled out quickly and cost-effectively to support national electrification plans.

What We Discuss With William

  • How does Husk Power Systems help provide steady electricity to rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa?
  • Are mini-grids a more suitable option for connecting unelectrified rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, considering factors like cost-effectiveness and scalability?
  • How does Husk Power Systems maintain a balance between offering low-cost energy and ensuring the long-term sustainability of its operations?
  • What challenges has Husk faced in finding suitable places for deploying mini-grids, and how do they solve these challenges?
  • In Nigeria, where Husk operates, do the policy and regulatory frameworks support or stop the expansion of mini-grids and renewable energy projects?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Bamboo's Journey to Revolutionise Investment for Africans in the Face of Economic Challenges with Richmond Bassey? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with William  on LinkedIn at William Brent, and Twitter @HuskPowerSystem

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.October 2, 2023

Episode #90 is with Richmond Bassey, who is the CEO and founder of Bamboo, which is an investment platform that gives Africans the tools to build wealth from the ground up through real-time access to global markets.

In countries like Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa, individuals often witness their hard-earned savings dwindle away due to weakening currencies and soaring inflation rates. In fact, the Naira and Cedi were among the worst-performing currencies globally last year. Bamboo, however, stands as a beacon of hope in these challenging financial times.

Bamboo has raised a total of $18.3 million in investment and is backed by prominent US investors Tiger Global and Greycroft. Bamboo has 633k users, is present in Nigeria and Ghana, and is looking to launch in South Africa and Kenya this year.

What We Discuss With Richmond

  • How does Bamboo aim to help Africans build long-term wealth through investing in US stocks?
  • Could you elaborate on how wealthtech has opened US capital markets to Africans?
  • Could you elaborate on how wealthtech has opened US capital markets to Africans?
  • What learnings and insights did you gain from the experience of the Central Bank of Nigeria freezing Bamboo's bank accounts in 2021?
  • Can you elaborate on Bamboo's approach to building a B2B and B2C sales channel strategy and how this approach benefits the company, considering the complexity involved in this approach?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss How Effective PR Can Transform African Companies and Nations: PR, Perception, and Progress with Bemi Idowu? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Richmond  on LinkedIn at Richmond Bassey, and Twitter @Richmonb

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.September 25, 2023

Episode #89 is with Bemi Idowu, who is a PR and communications specialist with vast experience in leading and delivering successful media campaigns for a wide range of companies, from established global players to Africa-focused start-ups.

Bemi is also the founder and managing director of Talking Drum Communications, which is a public relations and communications consultancy that supports companies innovating in Africa to shape perceptions and get more effective publicity for the work they are doing.

They work with technology companies, manufacturers, and other innovators that are enabling new opportunities to drive economic growth on the continent, delivering successful media campaigns that align with their business goals.

What We Discuss With Bemi 

  • What inspired you to start a public relations and communications consultancy focusing on Africa's innovators? 
  • How important are effective publicity and perception-shaping for companies innovating in Africa?
  • How can PR and communications be utilised as tools to leverage economic growth in Africa?
  • Is there a correlation between positive PR and communications and investment flows into Africa or into specific companies?
  • What are some common misconceptions or stereotypes about doing PR and communications in Africa, and how do you address them?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Growing Together. The Future of Medicine in Africa. Data, Tech, and Remedial Health with Samuel Okwuada? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Bemi  on LinkedIn at Bemi Idowu, and Twitter @mr_bemi

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.September 18, 2023

Episode #88 is with Samuel Okwuada, who is the CEO and co-founder of Remedial Health, a ground-breaking company at the forefront of revolutionising healthcare delivery in Africa through the power of data and technology.

Remedial Health's mission is clear: to enhance the accessibility and affordability of medicines. They achieve this by establishing a direct supply chain from manufacturers to pharmacies for medical and non-medical essentials, thereby cutting out unnecessary intermediaries.

Remedial Health offers innovative  financing and inventory management solutions that empower both pharmacies and patients alike. 

What We Discuss With Samuel

  • Do you feel that your experience in the UK influenced how you started and expanded Remedial Health?
  • What makes Remedial Health stand out from other pharmaceutical marketplaces, and what unique value do you provide to your customers?
  • How is Remedial Health tackling the issue of a fragmented market and creating greater visibility in the supply chain for manufacturers?
  • One of your core commitments is to provide affordable medicine in Africa. How have you managed to achieve this commitment while facing global events like the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation?
  • What role has technology played in enabling you to manage the solutions that you offer from end to end?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Growing Together. How Collaboration and Partnerships Are Transforming African Agriculture With Jennifer Baarn? Make sure to check it out!

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.September 11, 2023

Episode #87 is with Jennifer Baarn is the head of partnerships at  Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which is an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent. They understand that African farmers need uniquely African solutions designed to meet their specific environmental and agricultural needs so they can sustainably boost production and gain access to rapidly growing agricultural markets. 

AGRA is an African-led and African-based institution that puts smallholder farmers at the centre of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into

What We Discuss With Jennifer

  • What strategies or programmes do you believe need to be implemented to promote collaboration and alliances in agriculture across the continent?
  • AGRA emphasises "uniquely African solutions" for farmers. Could you provide some examples of these solutions and how they have positively impacted farming communities?
  • When forming partnerships in African agriculture, how can we ensure that these partnerships are inclusive and considerate of gender and social equity in farming communities?
  • What role do technology and innovation play in advancing partnerships across African agriculture? 
  • What role do you believe partnerships between the public and private sectors can play in boosting agriculture in Africa? 
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss From Passion to Plate. How to Build an African Food Empire in the UK With Olusegun Akande? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Jennifer  on LinkedIn at Jennifer Baarn, and Twitter @JenniferBaarn

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.September 4, 2023

Episode #86 is with Olusegun Akande, who is the cofounder and director of Samis Online African Foods, which is the UK’s one-stop Afro-Caribbean Online Superstore. They are specialists in African groceries and original products of the highest quality.

What sets Samis apart is their commitment to sourcing 90% of their fresh food produce from Nigeria, even though they operate both within and outside the country.

Samis Online African Food has not only captured the hearts and palates of Nigerians living in the UK but has also provided employment opportunities, further bolstering the economic landscape of both countries.

What We Discuss With Olusegun

  • What difficulties have you faced forming relationships with farmers or suppliers in Africa to support and strengthen the quality and quantity of products that you source from Africa?
  • How do recent changes in Nigeria, like the Naira redesign and the removal of fuel subsidies, affect the work you're doing?
  • Outside of Africa, how did events like Brexit affect your operations and how you now run your business?
  • During these challenging times, how do you make sure that your products are both accessible and affordable for consumers?
  • How do you source and select the products that are featured on your platform?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Redefining Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa: Affinity Africa's Journey to Financial Inclusion with Tarek Mouganie? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Olusegun  on LinkedIn at Olusegun Akande, and Twitter @samis_foods

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Ready to tap into the exciting opportunities of African markets? Uncover a wealth of invaluable tips to elevate your success to new heights! There's no need to delay – venture over to the ETK Group website today. Explore how we can empower and guide you in seamlessly entering and thriving across diverse African markets and sectors.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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