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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

8 months ago

Africa's Youngest Billionaire Abducted

The family of Africa’s youngest billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, who was recently abducted, has offered a 1 billion Shillings ($440,000) reward for information leading to his rescue and safe return. The...
9 months ago

Sierra Leone Abandons Unprecedented $400 Million China-Funded Deal

Sierra Leone has announced its decision to cancel a $400 million China-funded project to build a new airport outside its capital city, Freetown, citing high costs. Former President Ernest Bai Koroma...
9 months ago

Saudi Arabia Sees Influx Of Nigerian Medical Professionals

In a crowded hotel lobby in Abuja-Nigeria’s capital city, hundreds of young and experienced Nigerian medical professionals patiently await the call of their names – they are hopefuls who have...
9 months ago

Barrick Gold And Randgold Resources To Create World’s Largest Gold Miner

Canada’s Barrick Gold is buying its London-listed rival, Randgold Resources in an $18.3 billion share deal, subject to regulatory approvals, to create the world’s largest gold company by value and...
9 months ago

Africa’s Biggest TV Operator, Multichoice, To Be Listed By Naspers

Naspers, Africa’s largest media group and one of Tencent’s biggest shareholders, will list its satellite television subsidiary MultiChoice, it has announced. The biggest TV operation in Africa,...
10 months ago

Dubai-Based Online Fashion Retailer Klasha Launches West Africa Service

As one of the most powerful consumer groups in the retail market, millennials are undoubtedly keeping retailers on their toes as the high street fashion industry once dominated by brick and mortar...
10 months ago

Jeff Bezos Leads Amazon To Record Valuation

Just over a month after Apple reached a record valuation, e-commerce giant Amazon became the second publicly traded U.S company to hit the milestone as the company’s market capitalization briefly...
10 months ago

Coca-Cola Buys Out Costa Coffee for $5.1 Billion

In what could be one of its largest-ever acquisitions, American beverage giant Coca-Cola has announced that it will purchase Britain’s biggest coffee shop chain, Costa Coffee for $5.1 billion,...