5 strategies that helped Jay-Z build an $800 million career

5 strategies that helped Jay-Z build an $800 million career

Ever since he released his debut album, “Reasonable Doubt” on his independent label, Roc-A-Fella Records in 1996, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has proven that his entrepreneurial hustle and business acumen go far beyond selling albums. Jay-Z’s unconventional ascent from Brooklyn’s street corners to corporate boardrooms has caught the attention of billionaire business leaders like Warren Buffet and Oprah Winfrey. On his own, he’s worth a cool $810 million. Together, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are worth approximately $1.2…

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Event: Women in the Media and creative Industries; A panel discussion

Event: Women in the Media and creative Industries; A panel discussion

The panel discussion event tagged “Women in the Media and creative Industries” by Alliance Française Lagos/ Institut français Nigeria held On Saturday 13th May 2017, at 4pm, at Art Afrique, featured guest speakers as Jumoke Sanwo from the Revolving Art Incubator, Bukola Oyebode of The Sole Adventurer and Stephanie Busari from CNN and moderated by Malaika Toyo. The event touched on issues ranging from gender bias on women, women not occupying key positions in organizations…

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6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Successfully Brand Themselves

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Successfully Brand Themselves

Over the last few years, personal branding has gone on from being an additional responsibility to one of the top priorities in marketing a business. Over the last few years, branding has gone on from being an additional responsibility to one of the top priorities in marketing a business. The reason being: Customers are looking for more than just a product. They’re looking for a personable brand to buy from. This is why it has…

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International Women’s day by the French cultural and cooperation network in Nigeria

International Women’s day by the French cultural and cooperation network in Nigeria

We hope to see you in your numbers Friday and Saturday as we celebrate International Women’s Day. * Friday 10th March – 6pm: Film screening “Aya de Youpougon” with e-presence of Marguerite Abouet at Bogobiri at 6pm (9 Maitama Sule Street, Falomo, Ikoyi) * Saturday 11th March – 4pm: Panel-discussion and closing cocktail at Terra Kulture: “Women in the move, in Nigeria and beyond: feminism or feminisms?” with Molara wood (writer), Ngozi Iwere (activist), Georgina Duke (editor), moderated by Sara Panata (PhD in African History)

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Learn This in 10 Minutes and Be More Productive for Life

Learn This in 10 Minutes and Be More Productive for Life

You’re probably short on time reading this, and I don’t blame you. Life moves fast. It seems impossible to keep up with hundreds of tasks being thrown your way every day, especially at the office. In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work according to Cornerstone’s 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84 percent think the overload won’t be letting up anytime soon — it’s increasing. In light of this…

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Open Letter To The Nigerian Entertainment Industry

Open Letter To The Nigerian Entertainment Industry

I used to say, “I pray my child doesn’t grow to become an entertainer”. It’s not a noble cause, no serious county grows or rides on the back of jokes, music and merry without tangible value. In the table of men, entertainment is on the menu after what they actually came for. It’s profitable business beyond reasonable doubt till you do a balance score card assessment with cause and effect on our value system and…

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Small businesses and Customer Service Week

Small businesses and Customer Service Week

Are you aware that this is Customer Service Week? As a small business owner, what have you done to appreciate and celebrate your customers today? Reasons to cheer In recession, small businesses are paranoid. They want to survive and become engrossed with staying afloat but they downplay customer service. However, there are reasons to cheer. The beginning of a new month and start of the last quarter of the year offer a moment for gratitude…

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Can the Tech Ecosystem develop without steady power supply?

Can the Tech Ecosystem develop without steady power supply?

Thankfully, I’ve been quite successful in my craft but one behind-the-scene question is, would my result have been different, if I had not diverted funds meant for a car to acquire an inverter system? Without realizing it back then that singular move was a game changer, it meant I could afford to stay in the trenches a little longer without the heavy burden of fueling a generator but the reality is that how many startups…

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Emporio Armani Comes to Paris

Emporio Armani Comes to Paris

PARIS — The letters ran the length of the building, spotlit against the night sky, a supersize billboard: Emporio Armani. The maestro of Milan wanted to announce himself, and he had. You had to stop for a second and think: Where am I? This is Paris, not Milan, and not Mr. Armani’s usual stamping grounds for his ready-to-wear collections. (In fact, when he tried to stage an Emporio show here in 1998, it was canceled…

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Chain Reactions, PR firm, upgrades to international standard

Chain Reactions, PR firm, upgrades to international standard

Chain Reactions Nigeria, one of Nigeria’s leading PR and Integrated Consulting firms, has announced a major re-design of its business architecture in line with global industry trends to enable it strengthen the delivery of best-in-class professional services. In a statement issued in Lagos and signed by Israel Jaiye Opayemi, managing director and chief strategist, the firm disclosed that the re-positioning was a proactive response to changes within the business, technology and media landscape. Opayemi said…

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