Tag: African Lion


Meet Ladi Delano

Ladi Delano¬†is a 35-year old Nigerian serial entrepreneur who made his first million as a liquor entrepreneur while living in China. At the age of 24, in 2004, he founded Solidarnosc Asia, a Chinese alcoholic beverage company that made¬†Solid XS, a premium brand of vodka. Solid XS eventually had a 50% market share and went …


Happy Africa Day! A word from CEO, MIPAD – Everyone, but Africans, are Scrambling for Africa!

Everyone, but Africans, are Scrambling for Africa! by Kamil Olufowobi   I have lived between the cities of Lagos and New York over the last three decades and I never once visited Badagry Point of No Return in Lagos State or the Statue of Liberty in New York City until last year when I had …


Meet Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani

Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani is the Head of Energy & Resources for FBN Merchant Bank, a subsidiary of Nigeria’s largest banking group, FBN Holdings Plc. Investment Banking professional, with strong origination, execution & advisory experience for private and public sector clients. She is the Ad Hoc adviser on the Economic Advisory Board in the Office of the …

Delegates of African Union

African Union Sixth Region -Accompong to Issue African Diaspora Bond

This year’s 280th Maroon Festival in Accompong Jamaica was an occasion of bold statements and agendas, signalling a new era of cooperation between Africa and the Diaspora. The traditional Maroon festival turned into an African gala event as international dignitaries arrived by the numbers wearing traditional African garb. Of particular note was the presence of …