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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

6 months ago

Naspers To List International Assets In Europe

Africa’s most valuable public company, Naspers, has announced its intention to list its offshore assets on Euronext Amsterdam, creating a new global entity.
7 months ago

Africa’s Largest E-Commerce Platform To List On New York Stock Exchange

Jumia's milestone will make it the first African tech start-up to list on a global exchange.
7 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).
8 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.
8 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.
8 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.
8 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.
9 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.