أبيسولا أولاوي

Abisola Owolawi

I write about business, entrepreneurship, innovation, wealth and culture with a focus on global impact. Innovative, groundbreaking ideas and the structures that drive them over time, inform my subject choices. I cover industries that span manufacturing, service, technology, entertainment, healthcare and aviation among others, across Africa for Forbes Middle East. I have previously worked as Forbes Africa’s West Africa Correspondent, a wealth contributor on the annual Forbes rich list and as a CNBC Africa business contributor.

ARTICLES

4 months ago

Africa’s Top Pay-TV Group, Multichoice, Tops $3 Billion On JSE Debut

Multichoice, a spin-off from e-commerce giant, Naspers’ shares opened at R95.50, giving the company a market capitalisation of $3.03 billion (R42 billion).
5 months ago

Africa’s Most Profitable Airline Inaugurates $65million 5-Star Hotel Facility And Expanded Airport

Collectively amounting to a reported $345million, both projects began in 2016 with a 35% financing from Ethiopian Airlines and 65% from EXIM Bank of China.
5 months ago

Tech Start-Up, Andela, Raises $100 Million From Al Gore’s VC

In one of the largest single rounds raised by an Africa-focused tech company, Andela announced a $100 million Series D round on Wednesday, bringing its VC haul to $180 million.
5 months ago

Netflix Invests In Nollywood, Acquiring Its First Nigerian Film

Netflix has acquired its first original film from Nigeria for a reported $3.8 million. Africa’s largest film industry, “Nollywood”, has become a $3.3 billion industry.
5 months ago

Afreximbank Lends $170 Million To Orascom For Pan-African Expansion

Egypt-based global conglomerate, Orascom Investment Holding, has received a fund injection in a facility agreement signed by African Export-Import Bank, Afreximbank.
6 months ago

Walt Disney In Heated Debate Over “Hakuna Matata” Trademark

An online petition requesting that Walt Disney rescinds a trademark decision on the words “Hakuna Matata” has attracted thousands of signatures.
7 months ago

Will Spotify Find Its Place In A Competitive Middle East Market?

In the Middle East, Spotify is competing with both its local and global rivals such as Anghami and Apple Music. 
8 months ago

Abducted Billionaire Mohammed Dewji Returns Home Safely

10 days after he was abducted by unidentified gunmen in Tanzania’s capital city Dar es Salaam, Mohammed Dewji, Africa’s youngest billionaire has been released. “I have returned home safely”, he said...