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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

10 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.
1 year 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. 
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
1 year 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,...