Category Archives: Profiles

Andrew M. Mwenda; The Old Man Of Candor

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Andrew M. Mwenda

On one of the most riveting episodes of NBS TV’s highly acclaimed weekly political talk show, The Frontline, moderated by veteran journalist, Charles Odongtho, Andrew Mwenda as one of the panelists was to be alongside State Minister of Finance, David Bahati and the topic was; “the economy”.

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How Nigeria’s David Oyedepo Turned Himself Into The Richest Clergyman In The World

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Bishop Oyedepo’s N4.5b Jet.

After over 35 years of dedicated service as founder and General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide, he can still preach in 10 services [on a single day] and does it with such ease.

“I have many more years before I go,” he said, early this year addressing media rumors that he had been planning to step down from full time ministry.

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How Kenya’s Raila Odinga Has Wielded Politics To Protect His Father’s Family Legacy

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Raila Odinga: is a Kenyan politician who was Prime Minister from 2008 to 2013

In Uganda, he is only famous as a politician and the former prime minister of Kenya. Across the border however, he is among the very richest men in Kenya. His net worth, from business ventures he has stakes in, including Pan African Petroleum Ltd. and East Africa Spectre Ltd. is estimated to be roughly $30,000,000. His name is Raila Odinga.

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How Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee Managed To Conquer The Hearts Of Africa’s Music Lovers

She is tall, dark and personable. Her eyes glare with such allure, and she has this radiance running all the way to her toes.

Something to do with her slender self, the apparent cuteness of her edges and her long neck, plus some really nice taste of fashion and style for which she even won the Abryanz Style and Fashion Award in 2015 as the Most Stylish Female Artist East Africa. She was born June 7, 1988 in Arusha, Tanzania.

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Biography: With Grit And His Abundance Of Character Bobi Wine Dared And Turned Around The Whole Ball Of Wax

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Bobi Wine Relaxes With His Wife, Barbie

He is an affluent businessman, widely believed to be one of the wealthiest entertainment personalities in the country, and he does not hide it.

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The Portrait of the Real Jamil Mukulu

He is tall, broad shouldered, and all powerfully built. His cheeks are stout and strong. His jaw is robust too.   He has a shaggy, black beard, beginning to turn grey. He is, in fact, contemplating 52 years of age. Ironically Continue reading The Portrait of the Real Jamil Mukulu

The Person of Jimmy Akena Obote

What goes round comes around. This is an aphorism anyone who had been part of ousting the president might never have given even the minutest of reckoning although, maybe, they should have! Continue reading The Person of Jimmy Akena Obote

How Kenya’s Naushad Merali Became A Billionaire In Less Than Two Hours

He is Naushad Merali, and he is reputed to be one of Kenya’s richest men. He’s been talked of as a tough deal-maker who rarely misses target. The Asian-Kenyan tycoon indeed knows how to profit from deals Continue reading How Kenya’s Naushad Merali Became A Billionaire In Less Than Two Hours

How Microbiologist Turned Herself Into Highest Paid African Actress

The goal wasn’t to be a millionaire or to be a star. That was not the goal. The goal was to find a goal… Continue reading How Microbiologist Turned Herself Into Highest Paid African Actress

How Wendy Appelbaum Came To Be South Africa’s Best Wine Maker

In 2012, she was listed in Forbes Magazine as one of Africa’s female millionaires to watch. She, in fact, has a claim to being one of Africa’s richest women.

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A Tip: How Nigeria’s Mike Adenuga From A Taxi Driver Turned Himself Into A Mogul

With an estimated net worth of $4.6billion, as of March, 2014, Dr. Mike Adenuga is reputed to be one of Nigeria’s richest men, only second to Aliko Dangote. He is the 3th richest black person and the 325th richest person in the world according to Forbes’ Worlds Billionaires 2014 ranking. Continue reading A Tip: How Nigeria’s Mike Adenuga From A Taxi Driver Turned Himself Into A Mogul

How Papa Wemba Gave Art His Best Even Unto Death

Last Wednesday, Papa Wemba, one of Africa’s most flamboyant and popular musicians, was finally laid to rest, after his sudden death during a music festival in Ivory Coast.

The artist was performing Saturday night at the Urban Music Festival in the capital, Abidjan. He collapsed on stage and later died.

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Why Donald Trump Has Earned The Right To Run His Mouth

He has been described as a clown and a joke.  On other occasions, egotistical, narcissist and selfish.  His fans, however, simply reckon him as frank and outspoken. Meanwhile according to Politico, an American Political Magazine, as of September 30, 2015, a national poll suggested that 10% of likely voters Continue reading Why Donald Trump Has Earned The Right To Run His Mouth

Mama Ngina Kenyatta Is East Africa’s Wealthiest Woman

She is not given to a lot of talk or media exhilaration. In fact, she is publicity shy. However, that is not near enough to drown her clout. In Kenya she is talked of as an embodiment of resilience and commitment, having endured the sufferings of the colonial times and the agony of abject poverty before it all that became a footstool for her.

Her children, Kristina Wamboi, Uhuru Muigai, Anna Nyokabi and Muhoho have since been Continue reading Mama Ngina Kenyatta Is East Africa’s Wealthiest Woman

How Immigrant Turned Himself Into Tanzania’s Richest Man

On his website, Mohammed Dewji wrote, “I have been blessed and I am very proud of the success of my company, MeTL, but with this success and the subsequent wealth comes responsibility. God blesses some people with wealth and it is the duty of these people to redistribute this wealth to less fortunate people and contribute to humanity. I have great pride in being able to say through both MeTL and the Mo Dewji Foundation, we are achieving this. I believe in putting money back into my country first and foremost. Tanzania is where I make my money, it is my home and Tanzanians are my people and therefore my priority.” It speaks volumes about what kind of man Dewji is, yet it still is just a tip of the iceberg. Continue reading How Immigrant Turned Himself Into Tanzania’s Richest Man

Nigeria’s Folorunsho Alakija Is World’s Third Richest Black Woman

“I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly,” said Folorunsho Alakija during a motivational talk.

Alakija, who, according to Forbes is one of the most powerful women in the world, apparently made the disclosure while addressing students at the University of Lagos during a ceremony to mark the 2014 UN International Youths Day.

“You do not have to have a university education to be able to make it; so count yourselves privileged to have that education as part of the feather in your cap,” she continued.

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In fact, Alakija pursued secretarial studies and fashion design as a young woman.  But she did not ever despise her days of small beginnings – because this is exactly where her journey would begin. Today, this mother of four is the richest self-made woman in Africa and one of just two female billionaires on the continent.

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How Tanzania’s Reginald Mengi Survived Hunger To Become His Country’s Top Philanthropist

Reginald Abraham Mengi is considered a pioneer of corporate social responsibility in Tanzania. He contributes his time and resources to poverty eradication and economic empowerment schemes for youths, women, and other disadvantaged members of society, including the disabled. For more than 18 years he has hosted luncheons for over 5,000 people with disabilities. In his capacity as a United Nations World Food Programme “End Hunger” Ambassador in Tanzania, Mr. Mengi has successfully supported a national scheme to provide school children with free meals. The initiative has enhanced school enrollment and attendance. Also an environmentalist, since 1987, Mr. Mengi has supported a campaign to reforest Mount Kilimanjaro. The initiative has led to over twenty four million trees being planted on the slopes of Africa’s tallest peak.

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Reginand Mengi

As a matter of fact, in 2012, The Dar es Salaam Religious Leaders Committee granted him The Business for Peace Award for his support of a society without religious, racial or ethnic discrimination. This is exactly how to define the man in the person of Reginald Abraham Mengi. He has lived his life with such immense humility notwithstanding that he is reputed to be one of the richest men in East Africa.

In 2013, Forbes magazine ranked Dr. Mengi as the 34th richest man in all of Africa [in 2014 he was the 45th richest]. The unique part in all this is the fact that to the tycoon himself is the fact that money is not all that matters. Continue reading How Tanzania’s Reginald Mengi Survived Hunger To Become His Country’s Top Philanthropist