Category: Entrepreneur Stories

A rising star in Ethiopia’s fashion world – Designer, Afom, creates gorgeous, high-quality dresses

Fashion designer Afomia Getu talks about how selling notebooks was the very start of her career and how family, friends, and hard work are essential for a successful independent entrepreneur.   01. When was this business founded? ➤ The...

Eye-catching style: this Nigerian brand aims to attract those not afraid to be unique and stand out from the crowd

A style-lover and designer since childhood, PBAORIGINAL founder Abisola ÀSÀBÍ bases her designs around African culture, colourful fabrics, and bursts of inspiration in church.   01. What year was your business founded and what was your mission at the...

This Ghana-based skincare business, Shea Jo, wants to inspire every woman to love the skin they are in

Shea Jo might never have existed if it wasn’t for a pregnant colleague who was worried about stretch marks. Thanks to her, the business now offers a wide range of organic skincare products, coupled with a passion for empowerment...

Nigerian catfish farmers with a passion for healthy, organically fed animals

Kwuba Farms main focus is their large population of healthy catfish, but they also keep poultry and provides training and consultation for setting up your very own fish farm.   1. When was this business founded and by whom?...

Baby-inspired beauty – R&R Luxury creates natural, gentle skincare products for all ages

When Valerie Obaze became a mother she knew that she, just like any mother, wanted the best for her child. Her search for gentle skincare products brought about the foundation for her beauty brand, committed to the highest quality...

Inspiring wellness in Kenya & beyond: TiziTalks spreads the message that healthier lives are happier lives.

After receiving global recognition and painting Kenya pink, entrepreneur Loise Machira talks about the beginnings of her brand and her big hopes for the future.    ## When was this business founded? I have to be honest and say...

Handmade in Ghana, first sale in a mall bathroom: The story of Makqash Ventures brand, LandLord

Pioneering brand Landlord by Makqash Ventures, is rendering the best customer services while producing quality handmade African fabrics Merchandise in this week’s business story celebrating with founder Michael Yaw Adom. When was your business founded and who is the...

Shikoonyango brings passion and tribal trends into Kenya’s fashion circles

Accessories designer, Shikoonyango, tells us how she gets inspired to create because “Africans are stylish, not afraid to try new things, and there’s always room for creativity” in African fashion. When was your business founded? My business was founded...

Big Brandon Designs wants to make Kenyan fashion stand out from the crowd

Founder of Big Brandon designs tells us what is exciting about doing business in Africa with this important quote: “Here in Africa, in the past few years, people have learned to appreciate their locally made commodities and are now...

South African sustainability: Local artisans make Xyza Savanna’s products with ethically sourced leather

Luxury accessories brand, Xyza Savanna may only be 8 months old but supports local manufacturing that employ vast amounts of local artisans… Read the inspirational story of Xyza Savanna’s journey into the sustainable luxury fashion below.  How Did Xyza Savanna...

Dough Man Foods has a vision to deliver doughnuts anywhere in Ghana in 45 minutes

## When was the business founded and by whom? Dough Man Foods was founded in June 2016 by Francis Kofigah. ## How many people does the business employ? Currently, Dough Man employs about 30 people directly and has indirectly...

Showcasing local talent: Savannah Space supports and sells the work of talented Kenyan artisans

Get to know the founder and story of Savannah Space, the brains behind the innovative business idea uplifting Kenyan artisans. When was this business founded? Savannah Space was founded on the 28th of September 2018 by Cherie Kihato.  ...

L’histoire de “The African Beach Roundie”, votre accessoire de plage pour l’été 2019

Découvrez l’histoire de “The African Beach Roundie”, fabriquée de manière éthique au Sénégal par Pauline Emira SiM et Sofiane TOURE, un couple français vivant entre Montpellier, en France et Dakar, au Sénégal. Jetez également un coup d’œil aux Beach...

Entrepreneur Profile: Start-up Story of “The African Beach Roundie”

Discover the story of “The African Beach Roundie”, ethically handcrafted in Senegal by Pauline Emira SiM and Sofiane TOURE, French couple living between Montpellier, France and Dakar, Senegal. Also check out  the Beach Roundies to light up your summer...

K’riane Design nous présente sa startup de la mode au Mali et ses aspirations commerciales

La start-up K’riane Design de Bamako, au Mali, nous inspire dans cette série avec des créations de mode féminine exceptionnelles utilisant de la cire africaine et des tissus nobles. La fondatrice, Rihanne Sarr, nous parle de la création de...