Forbes Africa Magazine - August - September 2022
Forbes Africa Magazine - August - September 2022
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In this issue
The must-have August/September 2022 issue of FORBES AFRICA reverberates with sound and music! Africa's soft power is in full demonstration in this edition, documenting the record-breaking music emanating out of the continent today . With the new sounds, there have been new pathways to success for African artists and these creators have taken everything from Amapiano to Afrobeats and told the African growth story, in decibels that have made the world sit up. Read the exclusive interview with five-time Grammy award winner Angelique Kidjo and other luminous stars such as Tiwa Savage. Also in this issue, check out a plethora of entrepreneurs in diversified fields, be it the South Africans in the exclusive mead industry or the restaurateur running braai-based eateries in Seoul. There's a 22-year-old entrepreneur in Benin making his mark in organic farming. Top picks in this issue also include the lively story on the African wedding factory, and the one on Gambia's tech queens. Also read about news from the world of African design, art, and architecture. It's a colorful, eye-catching spread all in all!
Moving Forward On A Path To Social And Economic Recovery
THE LAST THREE MONTHS WERE largely dominated with negativity; it started with the conflict in Ukraine that had a cascading impact on food shortage, supply chains, equity markets, commodities and currencies.
TECH QUEENS CHANGING THE MINDSET IN GAMBIA
The Gambia is Africa’s smallest mainland nation, both in size and population. It’s also home to a growing technology sector, focused on building and deploying tailored solutions for the changing African digital landscape. Among its rising stars are women, many who have had to overcome myriad cultural barriers to join the sector. In turn, they are opening the way for other female leaders in the field. FORBES AFRICA takes a closer look at Gambia’s women in tech.
Connecting Palms: Blockchain For The Supply Chain
Current processes that track commodities such as palm oil through the supply chain require a lot of time and effort to perform, and often leave out valuable information around sustainability claims. Can blockchain solve the problem?
PASS TO GREATER PROSPERITY: Advancing Financial Security And Well-Being Across Africa Through Digital Inclusion
The COVID-19 pandemic threw the world into disarray, but in Africa, life continues: Farmers farm, merchants sell, people apply for capital to create jobs and improve livelihoods, and a heightened need for access to healthcare underpins it all.
The Playlist: Africa's Top 20 Musicians
The music emanating out of Africa today is record-breaking in every sense. With the new sounds, there have been new pathways to success for african artists. These creators have taken everything from amapiano to afrobeats and told the african growth story, in decibels that have made the world sit up. Even as more Grammy Awards find a home on the continent, these top 20 musical artists are on track to deliver more. Together they say that the future of the african music industry is big, bright and bountiful.
"Striding Boldly Into the African Music Future"
Johnnie Walker sees an Africa reshaping itself through music - and celebrates the artists who march to their own beat
Exxaro's brand-new CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa on influential leadership, greening the mineral resources industry and the fine balance of managing business, natural resources and environmental needs.
There are many small ways to achieve sustainability for Tanzania’s smallholder farmers, as agripreneur Johanna Omere is proving in the green locales of Tanzania.
Food for the Seoul
From South Africa to South Korea, restaurateur Roddy Bancroft offers the true taste of home at his three successful braai-based eateries in Seoul.
This unassuming entrepreneur from Benin has created an alternative to chemical fertilizers that most farmers use in Africa. He is the CEO of AGRECO Sarl and at 22, is looking to expand his company creating impact across West Africa.
Mead We Say More?
Producing and retailing mead, Ernst Thompson and Robert Bernatzeder aim to establish it as a mainstream alcoholic beverage in African society and tell its story on the continent.
When Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent most emerging markets funds plummeting, Perth Tolle’s Freedom Index Fund avoided most of the carnage — because economies run by despots will never be on her buy list.
Kobina Ackon, popularly known as Wode Maya, is Ghana’s first YouTuber to hit over a million subscribers. His channel creating positive African content has won him followers and a fortune.
Web 3.0 And Future Of The Internet
Is Africa ready for the digital and physical worlds to merge into the metaverse?
Forbes Africa Magazine Description:
Publisher: ABN Publishing
Frequency: 7 Issues/Year
Forbes Africa is the drama critic to business in Africa. The magazine helps readers connect the dots, form patterns and see beyond the obvious, giving them a completely different perspective. In doing this, it delivers sharp, in-depth and engaging stories by looking at global and domestic issues from an African prism.
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