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.
Designing The Future
Is it time to see the world of architecture, construction and design digitally?
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.
"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
Web 3.0 And Future Of The Internet
Is Africa ready for the digital and physical worlds to merge into the metaverse?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
This New House
After nearly 300 years of doing business in old-fashioned ways, Sotheby's rewrote its playbook during the pandemic by embracing the frothy NFT market and a Netflix-like algorithm to make a serious bid for a new generation of clients.
Eritrean twins Feven and Helena Yohannes were born in a house made of mud, grass and sticks in a refugee camp in Africa. Today, their Los Angeles-based black-owned beauty business and cosmetics line is an Oprah favorite and during Covid-19, sales for 2.4.1 skyrocketed.
The Making Of A 21-Year-Old Rwandan CEO
Yussouf Ntwali's edtech company has grown from idea to impact, changing the recruitment landscape in Rwanda.
From The Ground Up
Sebastian Daniels' Ground Culture is focused on bringing township entrepreneurs into the formal economy, helping bridge the gap in Cape Town with an online store and cafés stocked with products made locally by them.
Calendly was built out of frustration. Now the scheduling app is worth $3 billion and the subject of a heated Twitter spat among Silicon Valley elite.
Dr Shaheenah Dawood says it's an exciting time for oncology research and is spearheading change in cancer care in the UAE, making sure that all patients, whether they come from the Middle East or Africa, have access to medication and treatment.
Africa's game in Birmingham
The South African women's cricket team makes a comeback at the 2022 Commonwealth Games for the first time since 1998, and have high hopes of winning gold. We speak to one of the world's leading batters Laura Wolvaardt. Who else is making it?
The 30-Minute Ride That Changed His Life
One of the UK's top black Britons, self-made entrepreneur Tevin Tobun of Gate Ventures charted his business journey by looking beyond the obvious and venturing into the unknown.
THE CLASS OF 2022: MONEY AND MEANING
THE FORBES AFRICA 30 UNDER 30 CLASS OF 2022 CARE ABOUT BEING VISIONARIES OF CHANGE AND CATALYSTS FOR INNOVATION. BEING ON THE MOST-ANTICIPATED LIST ON THE CONTINENT, FOR THESE YOUNG TRAILBLAZERS, IS NOT JUST ABOUT COMMERCE AND CLOUT BUT ABOUT ENSURING THEY REPRESENT WELL THEIR COUNTRIES AND THE DIVERSE, HETEROGENEOUS AFRICA THEY WANT TO SERVE. CELEBRATING ITS EIGHTH EDITION, THE LIST THIS YEAR FEATURES THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST, BUT IMPORTANTLY, THE MOST RESILIENT, WHO HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO NOT ONLY SHINE A LIGHT ON THE ISSUES PLAGUING AFRICA'S GROWTH IN A PANDEMIC ERA BUT ALSO WORK TOWARDS SHIFTING THE NARRATIVE, ONE TINY, TENACIOUS STEP AT A TIME.
Yesterday's newspaper is today's pencil for Wada Kealotswe, the young innovative female entrepreneur in Botswana turning reading matter into writing tools. And she has already sold over 70,000 pencils.
The Itinerant Entrepreneur
Tanzania-born Franck Leya, the co-founder and Managing Director of Honest Travel Experience in South Africa, has had an interesting journey and is now working towards getting people to experience the continent on solar-powered scooters.
Where Did All the Chips Go?
Even though the world has begun to open up, the after-effects of the pandemic on the supply chain are noticeable. Limited shipping containers and flights have created a backlog putting massive pressure on component manufacturers. Where does that leave Africa?
‘Africa Is Particularly Vulnerable'
The fallout from the war on Ukraine will be felt by all Africans, whether abroad or at home. How will it impact African trade?
Momoko Harada is turning macadamia nuts in Rwanda’s verdant, virgin fields into valuable export currency, in turn also helping the farmers and protecting the environment.
From teacher to actuary to entrepreneur, CEO and corporate titan, Sello Moloko has had an illustrious journey that could inspire any young African. Taking over as chairman of the Absa group from April 1, he is all set to make his mark in defining the future of banking.