At one point in our lives, we’ve heard the advice “just because you’re good at something or passionate about something doesn’t mean you should monetize it.”
Dimeji ‘Bash Aleee’ Eyiowuawi doesn’t quite subscribe to that school of thought. He is a creative entrepreneur based in Lagos, Nigeria and the CEO of Dodo Gang, a platform he uses to express his creativity and unite plantain lovers through food, fashion, art, and events.
He spoke to us about his journey as an entrepreneur, World Plantain Day, Caller Ring Back Tunes, and turning his love of fried plantain into a business.
Nkiru Balonwu, one of Africa’s leading strategic communication and stakeholder engagement experts, discusses her work in communicating Africa forward, her time at Spinlet Group, The Africa Soft Power Project, and networking tips.
In celebration of Poetry Month, Nigerian spoken word poet, multiple poetry slam champion, and writer Fragile Dogubo joined me to discuss misconceptions about poetry, her stint as a rapper, and earning a living as a poet in Nigeria.
Olugbemiro Arinoso is Founder of Affinity Art Gallery and an experienced African art collector and dealer.
We dove into a number of topics including the process of setting up his gallery in Lagos, Nigeria, curating exhibitions, tips for emerging visual artists on the African continent, and the growth of NFT art.