Thursday, 12 October 2017

List of winner at Kenya Fashion Awards 2017 & Nominees

List of winner at Kenya Fashion Awards 2017
The annual celebration of fashion excellence shone a spotlight on exceptional individuals and brands within the East African region that have made contributions to the global fashion industry.
Established category winners were voted on by the public while the Upcoming and Student category winners were voted on by a judging panel, made of key industry figures from the fashion industry.

Kenya Fashion Awards 
Here are the winners
Student Designer of the Year 2017
Hannah Nduta
Student Fashion Photographer of the Year 2017
Margaret Masaba
Upcoming Fashion Photographer of the Year 2017
Peter Gichuki
Designer to Watch Year 2017
Ogake Mochache
EA Designer of the Year 2017
Koki Designs (Ethiopia/Kenya)
Fashion Photographer of the Year 2017
Make Up Artist of the Year 2017
Joy Balogun
EA magazine with the best fashion segment (People’s Choice)
Couture Africa (Kenya)
Fashion Blogger of the Year 2017
Joy Kendi
Fashion Stylist of the Year 2017
William Rodger Gitau
Female model of the year 2017
Anjili Laura
Male model of the year 2017
Nelvin Chuma
Fashion Brand of the Year 2017
Vivo Activewear
Jewelery/ Accessories Designer of the Year 2017
Adele Dejak
Newspapers with the best fashion segment (People’s Choice)
Eve Woman (Standard) .
Special Recognition Award of the Year 2017

Kenya Fashion Awards 2017 Nominees

The Kenya Fashion Awards is an awarding prestigious trade mark event that incorporates fashion, music, photography and art to create a magical runway experience and recognize and award the most talented in the industry.
The purpose of the Awards is to honor Kenyan Talents who have made a significant contribution to this most discerning of industries. We recognize the very best of Kenyan Fashion Talent, from designers to fashion photographers, models, stylists, make-up artists, marketers, retailers, choreographers, fashion & design students and fashion writers. Here are the 2017 Nominees for Kenya Fashion Awards
Designer to watch 2017
Naomy Designs
Ogake Mochache
Azra Walji
Vaishali Morjaria
Anyango Mpinga
Wambui Kibue
EA Designer Of The Year 2017
Deepa Dosaja (Kenya)
Narok NY (NY/Kenya)
Koki Designs (Ethiopia/Kenya)
Ali Rehmtullah (Tanzania)
Kasule Allan Raphael (Uganda)
Mizero Cedric (Rwanda)
Fashion Photographer of the Year 2017
Alloys Iteba
Eric Saganda
Andrew Mageto
Nick Clause
Thandiwe Muriu
Tint Seh
Make Up Artist of the Year 2017
Rose Ntong’ondu
Steve Koby
Njanja Koby
Kangai Mwiti
Willy Collins
Joy Balogun
EA magazine with the best fashion segment
Drum (Kenya)
True Love (Kenya)
Fas Magazine (Tanzania)
African Woman (Uganda)
Couture Africa (Kenya)
Fashion Blogger Of the Year 2017
Lucia Musau
Thandiwe Eli Chep
Winnie the Fahionista
Anita Mogere
Winnie Odande
Ms. Kaela Mikaela
Joy Kendi
Fashion Stylist Of The Year 2017
Kevo Abbra
Lady Mandy
William Rodger Gitau
Lucy Robi
Brian Babu
Bryan Emry
Female model of the year 2017
Ajoh Kuch
Ciru Maina
Olive Sang
Anjili Laura
Mauryne Theo
Shanelle Nyasiase
Male model of the year 2017
Nelvin Chuma
Gabu Fords
Ken Fredrick
Kelvin Sting
Brian Onyango
Alvin Lee
Fashion Brand Of The Year 2017
Sand Storm Kenya
Rift Valley Leather
Bata Kenya
Lalesso (Kenya)
Jewelery/ Accessories Designer 2017
Niku Channa
Adele Dejak
Ami Doshi Shah
Le Collane Di Betta
Print with the best fashion segment (newspaper)
Eve Magazine
The Star
The Asian Weekly
Saturday Magazine

Content Coutesy Of Kenya Fashion Awards 

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Africa Fashion Meet 8 Most Fashion Savvy Female Celebrities In Africa

Africa being the home of the world’s most eccentric fashion and style, here are 9 of the African celebrities that are doing us proud.
29-year-old Tanzanian Vanessa Mdee was first known to us as the trendy, too-cool-for-school VJ from MTV. Later on, she delved into the music industry as a beautiful songstress and phenomenal hit maker and all this time her fashion sense is still as amazing as it has always been.

29-year-old Tanzanian Vanessa Mdee

Minnie Dlamini is one of the most popular fashionistas in her homeland, South Africa. The fact that she is an on-air personality, actress and model just makes it better and oh! How fabulous is her sense of style? See it for yourself.

 South Africa Minnie Dlamini
The beautiful Nollywood actress, Nigerian Adesua Etomi is taking the industry by storm and so is her classy and chic fashion sense. She is truly making Nigeria proud.

Nigerian Adesua Etomi 
Meet Faarow, the Canadian Pop and R&B duo of Somali sisters Siham and Iman Hashi. Owing to their Somali heritage it is hard to miss their obviously gorgeous faces and just as with their talent in music, their love for fashion and style is simply as amazing.

Faarow, the Canadian Pop and R&B duo 

Beloved Angolan beauty and fashion blogger, Soraya De Carvalho, has such a unique and chic sense of style, it would honestly be impossible to miss her walking in the street.

Angolan beauty Soraya De Carvalho

Fashion envy, Sai Sankoh is undeniably a wardrobe queen. The Sierra Leone native has truly built a name for herself in the fashion industry as a stylist and fashion expert.

Sierra Leone native Sai Sankoh

I am sure every Kenyan knows Joy Kendi by now. The gorgeous and confident fashion blogger. Her fashion sense never EVER disappoints and she is such a huge inspiration to many girls across the country.
Kenya fashion Blogger Joy Kendi 

If like myself, you love Big Brother Africa and are a die-hard fan, I’m sure we all know Zimbabwean contestant Pokello Nare from season 8. Even afterwards, we still continue to hear of her successes especially in the release of her shoe line, Pokello Pink Bottoms in 2014 and more importantly, her impeccable fashion sense.
Zimbabwean  Big Brother Africa contestant Pokello Nare
Content Courtesy Of Zen Magazine 

Tuesday, 3 October 2017


M-PESA 1Tap is the faster way to pay with MPESA. Using a card, phone sticker or wristband device that is connected to your M-PESA account, you can easily and securely make Lipa Na M-PESA Buy Goods and Services payments. With M-PESA 1Tap, you simply tap, enter PIN to pay and go!
Making payments using M-PESA 1Tap
  • The vendor will key in the amount to be paid onto the M-PESA 1Tap Point of Sale device
  • Tap your M-PESA 1Tap tag onto the Point of Sale device
  • You will then receive a pop up on your phone asking you to enter your M-PESA PIN for the transaction to be processed

To get the M-PESA 1Tap tag (card, wristband or sticker) visit any Safaricom Retail shop, M-PESA Agent or Safaricom authorized dealer where it will be connected to your M-PESA account and activated for use.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Tech Company to look out in kenya this year 2017

While being the largest unserved market that has dropped out of sight of the global financial system, Africa as a market has all the prerequisites promising to serve as a firm foundation for FinTech growth and development. Among the key data points characterizing Africa’s state of the financial system, the SWIFT Institute has outlined the following ones:
  • In 47 out of the 89 markets where mobile money is available, both banks and nonbanks are allowed to provide mobile money services.
  • Half of almost 300 million registered mobile money accounts globally are located in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • There are 2.26 million mobile money agents in developing countries around the world, many more than the number of alternative financial access points comprising ATMs (1.38 million), commercial bank branches (524,000), post offices (501,000) and Western Union locations (500,000).
Certain segments of the financial services industry on the continent are particularly advanced in terms of adoption scale and attractiveness to entrants. Remittance via mobile has picked up a rapid pace in Africa, with Kenyans using mobile money services for over eight years already; M-Pesa being Kenya’s dominant mobile money provider, the segment allows people to make P2P payments by simply texting.
In the face of an outstanding opportunity presented in Africa, an ecosystem of FinTech startups providing services across segments have grown to transform the financial services industry on the continent for inclusive growth (with the support of dedicated accelerators and incubators). In this review, let’s take a closer look at some of the interesting FinTech companies in Kenya – the country that is expected to become one of the hottest mobile money in the world by 2020 (Kenya has the highest rate of financially included population on the continent – 65%):

3G Direct Pay Group is an online solution for e-commerce, providing merchant services to thousands of travel-related and other businesses, focusing on Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zanzibar, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia and Ethiopia, accepting all major credit cards, mobile money and e-wallets.
Abacus builds web and mobile software to help investors across the globe access African financial markets. The company makes it possible for both local and international investors to research and invest, any time, any where.
BambaPos is a low-cost, easy-to-implement point-of-sale and inventory management solution that is designed to solve most merchant automation challenges.
Beyonic enables mobile payments for business expenses in emerging markets.
BitPesa is a pan-African platform redefining how businesses make payments to and from sub-Saharan Africa. Focused on using cutting-edge blockchain technology to increase efficiency across markets, BitPesa opens corridors for business payments and trade between Africa and the rest of the world.
Bitsoko is an Android blockchain-based mobile wallet.
Branch is a new way to access credit over a smartphone in Kenya. Customers need to fill out an application for an affordable loan that is delivered directly to their mobile money account. It offers personalized, responsive customer support that meets the needs.
Caytree Financial offers a business accounting solution with a powerful invoicing function that allows finance staff to send invoices right from the office; allows tracking sales directly from the field with its Android mobile application; offers cloud-based data storage and reporting.
Cellulant is a digital payments service provider that prompts, collects, settles and reconciles payments in real time is using mobile wallets to empower farmers across Africa as well as powering transactions for millions of merchants and utility facilities across Africa. It provides a mobile payment ecosystem connecting consumers, merchants, banks, etc.
Chura is an airtime services provider: Buy airtime service enables buying of airtime across networks, and Mass airtime service enables companies to supply airtime to their employees at a click of a button. The money services are: PayPal to Mpesa instant money transfer and Mpesa to PayPal which enables users to top up their PayPal using Mpesa instantly. Coming services: Chura Remit will enable credit/debit card holders to send money to Mpesa, and Chura Virtual Card will be a debit card in form of a mobile app that can be topped up with Mpesa.
ConnectAfrica is a B2B technology solution connecting various payment networks together. Members of the hub are able to facilitate cross-network transfers. Targeted members are e-wallet providers, banks, payments service providers and many more.
Direct Pay Online provides a real time, cloud-based processing platform, with state of the art technology that supports multiple transaction types with online and offline capabilities. The technology supports all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps and card readers. The Direct Pay Online customer care team provides a single point of contact to you and your end customers.
Eastpesa is a platform that helps users to send and receive money within Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Eastpesa is digitizing money transfer in Africa in a couple of ways: online payments, cross-border transfer, e-commerce, and simple integration tools for developers.
Eclectics International offers tailor-made software for the banking and financial sector. The company conducts complex systems audits and evaluations for purposes of recommending their effectiveness and deployment. Eclectics has implemented ICT systems in over 20 countries and with ongoing projects in Botswana, Zambia, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.
Esacco is a local product designed to manage needs of saving and credit cooperative organizations (SACCOs), Matatu Saccos, Welfare groups, Chamas with Table Banking Structure, Pension schemes, Housing Cooperatives and other Microfinance organizations; promoting accountability, transparency, enhancing efficiency and cost cutting. Esacco adheres to the SASRA SACCO Information Management guidelines. The company enables production and hosting of in-depth reports and financial statements from anywhere in the world.
FarmDrive is a FinTech social enterprise that exists to bridge the huge funding gap between smallholder farmers and financial institutions through innovative ways of extending credit. FarmDrive’s vision is an economically sustainable Africa where smallholder farmers have easy access to reliable, convenient, transparent and affordable finance to achieve self-sustenance.
Forex enables foreign exchange consumers to compare quotes from diverse currency dealers, agree transactions online and settle payments electronically.
GrassRoots Bima is an InsurTech startup seeking to promote financial inclusion through the provision of innovative digitized affordable insurance services for the mass market. Its’ WazInsure™ technology platform interfaces with mobile payments to make microinsurance more accessible to the company’s target market thereby increase insurance penetration in Africa.

38 Fin Tech company to checkout in kenya 2017 

InsureAfrika is a Kenyan company that provides free online insurance quotes from insurance companies in Kenya. is the first online platform to shop for and buy insurance in Kenya. It provides insurance quotes for various insurance products like car insurance, health insurance and travel insurance.
iNuka Pap is a VAS proposition to SACCO members that enables them to access small amounts of cash advances as well other consumer services such as prepaid electricity, airtime, and insurance. iNuka Pap takes convenience to a new level and promises to address customer’s small cash emergencies anywhere and anytime.
JamboPay is an online payment gateway that allows users to make and receive payments through mobile phone over the internet. Through JamboPay, shoppers can pay for goods and services online while sellers can receive payments for purchases made online. JamboPay allows for mobile payments such as M-Pesa, Airtel Money, and YU-CASH, bank payments, Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards.
Jumo is a marketplace that connects millions of small businesses that uses behavioral data from mobile usage to create financial identities for SMEs. Its customers can then access a world of choice where banks compete to provide the best savings product or working capital to grow their business.
Kipochi is a bitcoin wallet platform that allows users to receive and send bitcoins all over the world even for people using simple low-cost feature phones. Kipochi works on all mobile phones, having SMS, USSD and HTML5 frontends, as well as desktop computers. It works in partnership with M-Pesa.
Kopo Kopo offers a software-as-a-service that enables the 30 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets to accept, process, and manage mobile money payments (e.g. Safaricom M-Pesa, Airtel Money).
Kwanji is a foreign exchange (FX) aggregator designed to provide businesses with direct access to the best possible FX rate through its comparative platform of FCA regulated brokers.
Lakt provides a mobile-first financial service and literacy platform for teenagers. It encourages financial discipline through budgeting and savings designed to enable one save towards a specific target. Users can save and spend on shared expenses such as vacation with siblings and friends.
LelapaFund is a niche crowd investment platform dedicated to African companies. The platform provides individual investors around the world with access to previously untapped investment opportunities on the African continent. Investors can buy shares online in pre-vetted startups and small businesses whose products and services are sold on high-growth consumer markets across Africa.
Lipisha offers mobile payment solutions with features, including enhanced security, integrated payment networks, payment alerts, and more.
M-Changa is a fundraiser management platform that provides cutting edge end-to-end management tools to enhance fundraising success.
M-Pesa is a mobile-phone based money transfer and microfinancing service. Founded in 2007, it was originally designed as a system to allow microfinance-loan repayments to be made by phone, reducing the costs associated with handling cash and thus making possible lower interest rates. But after pilot testing, it was broadened to become a general money-transfer service.
Musoni is a microfinance company in Kenya that leverages Information Communication Technology (ICT) heavily to manage its operations much more efficiently than peer organizations and to scale rapidly as it delivers better services to clients.
Nomanini is an enterprise payments platform provider that enables transactions in the cash-based informal retail sector.
Packline Systems offers financial-based software services to leading financial institutions around, focusing on the provision of affordable state of the art IT solutions for African Financial Market. Packline Systems Ltd has been a leading Temenos Globus/T24 and eMerge implementers, support Company and Trainer for over a decade.
PesaPal is an internet payment company with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi. PesaPal solutions allow users to shop online, pay bills and even buy airtime through a partnership with Orange Kenya.
Remit is a mobile payments service that allows people to make real-time money transfers from debit or credit card to mobile-money from all over the world to registered mobile money users in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.
Tala is mobile technology and data science company that provides a credit scoring and reporting platform to financial services institutions in emerging countries.
Tangazoletu is a client-centric, Kenyan ICT firm that develops ICT solutions that automate business processes in every sector of the economy to promote efficiency, sustainable innovation, and best practice. The company also offers mobile solutions used by millions of Kenyans, every day and is licensed by Communication Authority to provide premium rate and content services.
Umati Capital is a non-bank financial institution focused on the provision of credit and related payment technologies.
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Safaricom to Launch E-commerce Platform called Masoko

Safaricom is set to launch an e-commerce platform dubbed Masoko. that will send chills down the spines of some big e-commerce players in Kenya.
Masoko will take on platforms such as Jumia and Kilimall head-on with the advantage of having Safaricom’s deep pockets, its partners and Lipa na M-Pesa online built into it. According to the information we have, Masoko is meant to be an avenue for local merchants, including supermarkets, and customers to interact and trade in a bid for Safaricom to boost its M-Pesa payments platform (Lipa na M-Pesa).

Masoko is said to stock various items from tech products to fashion products and even food products. The e-commerce platform will allegedly boast of “quality products at competitive prices and offer exceptional service”. Being Safaricom, services offered will probably be better than the current offerings from other e-commerce sites, considering Sendy is said to be one of the logistics firms handling deliveries of the goods.
The platform will launch its internal testing phase on Thursday, July 27, with a 50-percent off offer for employees on all fashion items (lucky lot), followed by a public roll out somewhere around mid-August.
We believe that Safaricom will leverage its current subscribers, which sits at around 27.7 million, to transform them into Masoko customers – so be ready for those annoying promotional texts you did not sign up for.
Get ready for new shopping experinece from Safaricom Masoko platform,for Jumia and Kilimall let the competion begin may the best man win the race

During the last few years, unemployment rate in Kenya has been constantly increasing. According to the World Bank, it has jumped from 17.1% in 2011 to 17.4% in 2014. That is three times higher compared to neighbouring countries like Uganda or Tanzania. With most Kenyans looking for job opportunities in big cities, it is time to focus on something that requires little investment and can be done online from any place: e-commerce.
What increases together with unemployment is Internet access. Kenya leads African internet and connectivity sector. It is one of the countries with the fastest speed, the lowest rates and the best infrastructure. Only in 2014, 43.4% of Kenyans had internet access. It is more than the World’s average of 40%. This fact should be used to create new business opportunities to people and diminish unemployment rate in the country
The new type of customers also speaks for further development of e-commerce. They are young, tech-savvy and own at least one smart mobile device. They are potential e-commerce business owners and clients at the same time. Possibly middle-class, career oriented and appreciating work-life balance, they will not spend their free time in a shopping mall doing grocery shopping or looking for a new pair of shoes. While planning a holiday they will not visit travel agents personally anymore. All they want is speed and convenience, so the first place they will check is Internet.
The program launched by Jovago became a huge success. Since the company entered Kenyan market, booking a hotel takes only a few minutes as the whole process takes place online. Jovago connects travelers with their ideal hotel, getting on board big players like Sarova, Kempinski or Serena as well as smaller, affordable ones. The customer chooses where they want to go, enters the dates and gets a list of available properties in the area in the best prices. A few more clicks and the booking is done. E-commerce works for almost every industry including travel, retail, real estate and food.
In many cases, opening an online store does not require big financial investment. One do not need to own or produce goods. A good way to start is to become a middle man and start connecting customers, who are in need of a specific product, with a vendor, who wants to reach an many customers as possible. What is the advantage for both? Well, a customer saves time purchasing goods online and a vendor enters another advertising channel reaching potential buyers he was not able to reach before. It is a win-win situation.
Whether one decides to sell their own goods or to be a middle man, the business will require a special infrastructure to ensure online sales goes well. You may need a team of merchandisers in a first place. After all, someone has to deliver goods to the customer. Hiring a customer service team might be inevitable too, because we all know a happy customer is a returning customer. Besides this, you will need to ensure you have a good online marketer. Once you expand your business to the virtual world this is where you will be looking for new buyers.
E-commerce opens the ‘door’ not only to existing businesses, but especially to those looking for new opportunities in Kenya. It is a future. A bright future.
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Crowdfunding project of the week: ORII allows for making calls using your finger

ORII - Your Voice Powered Smart Ring
Ring ring! Hear and talk through your finger with a touch of your ear. Stylishly make calls and send messages using only your voice.
Did you ever watch those movies where special agents communicate with each other by putting an index finger up to the ear? I wasn’t always able to see a device, so I wondered what exactly they were using. Maybe it was something like this week’s featured crowdfunding project.

ORII - Your Voice Powered Smart Ring

Other featured campaigns: 

ORII is unlike any other Bluetooth headset you have used. This is because it is technically not a headset; it is a ring. Just like in those movies, the ring bearer will be able to simply reach out and place a finger on his ear to make calls. How does this happen? This product uses bone conduction to transmit sound through your finger.

This method brings forth a few benefits over traditional speakers. The main one is that it requires contact to work, meaning nearby people won’t be able to hear what the person on the other side of the line is saying, no matter how close the spy is. It is also great for making calls in loud places. Bone conduction uses vibration to transmit sound. Outside noises won’t really interfere. At the same time, you are not blocking outside noise when on the phone.
Need more convincing? There are a few other features you might be interested in. You can use it to activate both Siri and Google Assistant and make voice commands. In addition, the ring comes equipped with LED lights that will notify you of recent phone activity.

This could be many a kid’s dream, and now you can get it straight from Kickstarter by backing the project with $119 or more. The campaign has reached its goal, but you will have to wait until February 2018 for shipments to begin. Are any of you interested?

About this project
Hi, I'm ORII!
Ring, ring! ORII is the world's first voice-powered smart ring that turns your finger into a smart phone.  Just by touching your ear you can make calls, send messages, set reminders, or anything else that Siri or Google Assistant can do for you. ORII uses bone conduction to send sound along your finger and into your ear. It's stylish and spy-ish, and only you can hear it. 

Bone conduction technology: giving ORII that magical “spy-like” experience of listening to something through your finger, this tech is proven, tested, and used in medical-grade hearing aids. Just touch your ear and ORII will send clear audio with complete privacy along your finger.
Thousands of people have tried ORII and said the hearing experience is amazing, sound quality nothing like they have tried before. See what people have to say.

Siri and Google Assistant Ready: ORII is built to work seamlessly with your phone’s voice assistant. Just long-press ORII’s CapSense button to wake up Siri and Google Assistant. Then use the dual noise-cancelling microphones to tell your voice assistant how they can help you.

Built for real, everyday life: it’s durable, lightweight, and designed to be worn comfortably on the hand all day. ORII is worry-free because it’s splash-proof and made of scratch-resistant anodized aluminum. And did we mention it comes in three sleek colors that can match your style?
Keep your eyes up, and stay in-the-moment. Screens are great, but don’t we want a little less screen time and a lot more awareness of those around us?
By putting Siri / Google Assistant on your hand, ORII gives a screen-free way to use your smart phone. It’s stylish and unleashes your inner secret agent with powerful communication features:

Easy Calling and Messaging When You’re On-The-Go
Built with walkers and talkers in mind, ORII’s perfect for when you’re on-the-go and need to take care of that quick call or text. Just leave your phone in your pocket or bag and touch your ear to start communicating.
Unlike a Bluetooth headset, you can wear ORII all day without the discomfort of having something in your ear. Lightweight and worn on your hand, it’s always ready when you are.

Hear and talk in loud places
It’s more fun to live out loud! That’s why ORII’s built to work even in loud places. Bone conduction uses physical vibration to send sound to your ear. This means background noise can’t interfere with your audio quality. And when you’re talking, ORII's dual noise-cancelling microphones make sure you come across crystal clear. How does that sound?

Discreet and private interactions
You can finally put that phone away! At work or at play, ORII helps you stay focused on the people you’re with by filtering notifications and making calls and messaging more discreet. A call you need to take? Forget about digging through your bag, just touch your ear and take care of business.

Get the Most Out of Siri / Google Assistant
Have you spoken with your voice assistant today? ORII is the most convenient way to use Siri / Google Assistant. Unlike having it on your phone or in a smart speaker, having it in a ring puts it where it’s most useful to you. It’s time to take care of those daily tasks while keeping your phone in your pocket!

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Alibaba Business mogul,​​​​​​​Jack Ma To Share His Story Of Success At University of Nairobi

Chinese business magnate, Jack Ma is scheduled to give a public lecture at the University of Nairobi on July 20, 2017. Jack Ma is the founder and executive chairman of the Chinese e-commerce Alibaba Group, a family of internet-based businesses.
Ma will be in Kenya on two-day visit to Kenya, to share entrepreneurial insights with the country’s young people. The founder of business-based company Alibaba worth 35 US Billion. The Chinese magnate is known for his philanthropy and business acumen. The Chairman of Alibaba Group continues to have global influence, recently being ranked 2nd on the Fortune 50 Greatest World Leaders of 2017. His success spawns from a difficult past, where he struggled to gain entry to college, being rejected four times as well as overcoming at least 30 job rejection letters.

Founder and executive chairman, Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, will be in Nairobi, Kenya Tomorrow 20th July 2017 

Last year, Ma was named special advisor for youth entrepreneurship by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business.  The public lecture will be at the Chandaria Centre for Performing Arts at the UoN towers, Main Campus tomorrow July 20th 2017 at 2.00pm.
Founder and executive chairman of giant online shopping platform Jack Ma is expected to set foot on African soil for the first time when he lands in Nairobi today.
Ma, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development special adviser for young entrepreneurs and small business is on a three day visit to Africa from July 19 to 21, where he will grace the Youth Connekt Africa Summit in Rwanda.“Realizing Africa’s youth potential” conference will bring together 1,500 participants including government officials, entrepreneurs, investors, multinationals, and startups shaping the African technological ecosystem to discuss methods of using technology to drive Africa’s economic growth. “He brings to the continent a visionary approach to entrepreneurship, a thirst for learning, and a belief in a better world for young people,” UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said in a statement.
UNCTAD will work with Ma to explore opportunities with local businesses to participate in global trade, raise awareness about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and attend the Youth Connekt Africa Summit.
Content County Of Capital Fm and The Star Newspaper