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Four Nigerians Made it to 2016 Forbes Young Entrepreneurs List
Despite Nigeria going through her worst Economy period, four of her young citizens is blazing hot in world stage,
They are :
1. Olatorera Oniru, Founder, Dress Me Outlet
Olatorera Oniru, 29, is the founder and CEO of the electronic commerce website Dressmeoutlet.com of fashion products, health & beauty products and home-goods. Dress me outlet stocks more than 1,000 products from premium designers globally. Dress me outlet ships worldwide and currently has customers in different states across Nigeria, Uganda and the United States of America.
The Dressmeoutlet.com vision is to become the premier retail source for quality African and International brands to a local and international audience at quality and affordable prices. She has a goal to promote African designers and manufacturers to a worldwide audience, provide employment opportunities for the youth, generate revenue for African brands and most importantly partner with likeminded individuals and companies to promote industries in Africa.
The company now employs more than 20 full-time employees and has funding offers from notable investors including Nigerian investor Tony Elumelu.
2. Abiola Olaniran, Founder, Gamsole
Abiola Olaniran is one of Nigeria's highest paid Windows Game developers. He is a software developer and founder/CEO of Nigerian gaming company Gamsole.
Olaniran, 28, founded the company in 2012, and it has venture backing from 88mph, a Kenyan seed fund. The company's games now have more than 9 million downloads both locally and internationally on the Windows Phone store.
Ogunlana Olumide and Chukwuwezam Obanor, both 24, are the founders of Prepclass - a Nigerian academic solutions provider offering online test prep software and full-length tests. Also, PrepClass provides personalised home tutors in Lagos, Nigeria, skilled at meeting individual academic needs. Prepclass.com.ng is an e-learning platform that uses the latest web technologies to ensure that relevant local content such as past exam questions, past tests are available to users. Prep class was overall Africa winner of the India Africa business venture competition recently.
4. Kasope Ladipo-Ajai, Founder, OmoAlata
Kasope Ladipo-Ajai, 29, is a co-founder of OmoAlata - a Nigerian brand that processes and packages local Nigerian spices and peppers. Its flagship OmoAlata Peppermix, which is a blend of fresh organic tomatoes, onions and peppers, has been favourably received in the Nigerian market.
Kasope Ladipo-Ajai, a computer science graduate from Babcock University was the winner of the 2015 She Leads Africa Pitch Competition.
Cape Town - A new survey conducted by GoEuro has revealed that Cape Town ranks 31st among the most expensive cities in the world for accommodation.
price index study covered 60 000 properties - including Airbnb, 1 to 5
star hotels as well as hostels - in 150 different cities in order to
analyse the price effect on the industry and how this affects
Unsurprisingly the index noted that many travellers
are favouring shared accommodation options like Airbnb and hostels over
traditional hotels. Another interesting point they picked up on, is the
fact that millennials are taking a greater share of the market, helping
hostels grow at a faster pace than the hotel industry.
reports that while the Mother City ranked 31st overall at an average
rate of $99 (R1 147 at R11.61/dollar) per night, it was 26th most
expensive for hotels and 47th for Airbnb property.
New York topped the list with an average price of $246 (R2 852).