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African Business Stories

Telling the stories of audacious female innovators and entrepreneurs, building and running businesses in Africa.

About the podcast

Stories of business successes in Africa are not contained in many textbooks. So the curation of these stories is critical as we seek to multiply success on the continent. The success of female business leaders is of particular interest – according to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world where more women than men choose to become entrepreneurs.  Who are these women and why don’t we know their stories, their struggles and their successes?

If there are more female entrepreneurs in Africa than men, then it means that creating an enabling and empowering environment for these women is central to economic growth in Africa. The podcast, African Business Stories gives voice to the stories of audacious women who against all the odds stay winning.

African Business Stories is your insight into female innovators and entrepreneurs building and running businesses in Africa. It is a vehicle for Africans and indeed the rest of the world to learn and be inspired.


Akaego Okoye

Akaego is a connector, a proud Nigerian and a passionate pan-Africanist. She is dual qualified lawyer (England & Wales and Nigeria) with over 15 years experience in multiple jurisdictions and sectors.

Akaego currently serves as Director of Member Relations at the Corporate Council on Africa in Washington D.C where she works to bring together U.S and African governments, public and private sector players and other non-profits in order to enhance and deepen trade and investment between the U.S and Africa.

Prior to this she was part of the founding team at a business aviation start up in Lagos Nigeria where she was instrumental in the setting up the first full service FBO and aircraft maintenance facility in Lagos Nigeria. In a role that spanned 6 years, she was involved in regulatory and policy development, HNI client relationship management, business development, conference and event management and real estate.

Akaego is the host of the podcast, African Business Stories – telling the stories of audacious female innovators and entrepreneurs building and running businesses in Africa.

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Featured Episode

Mo Abudu

Founder & CEO, EbonyLife Media

Mo Abudu is the Founder and CEO of EbonyLife Media, Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle network. She is a talk show host, TV producer, human resource management consultant, media personality, entrepreneur, and a philanthropist. The first African to chair the International Emmy Awards Gala, first African to be awarded the Cannes Medallies d’Honneurs and described by Forbes as Africa’s Most Successful Woman.

Mo’s African Business Story is one of firsts! One dedicated to changing the African narrative, creating a global brand and inspiring people to reach higher and further.

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