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We can all agree that 2023 has been a nightmare. For me, it’s been unusually brutal as I have spent considerable time dealing with debt restructuring, cost reductions and completing the 3-year turnaround of Iroko; an Iroko which I re-acquired from investors in May 2022, subsequently becoming the majority shareholder

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Respect the F*vking Race part1

Curbside in Galveston after falling out of the Ironman 70.3 Texas with a groin strain. I was flying. I was surprised, but I was flying. 44km/hr is fast. I have never attained such Speeds on Blue (my BMC Time Machine Triathlon bike), But then something happened at 70km (43.5m) of

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Young man, go and make money!

Your life you soft, your life go jollyYour sleep go sweet, no jokes go funny (confirm)This life mehn I gast make moneyThat’s why I stay steady on grind like TonySoft like Tony – Song by M.I This is for the man or woman o. This is for ALL. Let me

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Mr Njoku. Show me how you brush your teeth

In the middle of 2022 I was at my bi annual dentist check up. I have had this persistent plaque problem for years. I have a crazy sweet tooth (all the running up and down aside) so that was usually given to me as a reason why the plaque constantly

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Kids. Welcome to the brutal binary world of Venture Capital

The Nigerian VC backed founder communities are realising a simple truth. Capitalism is brutal. Capital doesn’t save and nurture companies. Customers do. No amount of capital announced, marquee investors aboard can resolve broken economics scaled with market share in mind with freely available capital. Last last over time you need

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Soft Life, Social Media & Startup Success 

Softest of Life. Not. So an interesting observation I have seen over the last year or so that has had me thinking of recent. Could be that at 40+1 I am an old cynical head. Its not abnormal but its definitely an interesting trend, or It could just be a

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The Gospel of Growth part1

Attribution to a comic Profitesy from my awesome startup Raptures Entertainment When you’re an old capitalist like me (I’m 41 been in the money game for 18 years) you tend to have had the benefit from going through a number of enthusiasm & economic driven cycles. Be they housing cycles,

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That Greener Pasture is actually a Graveyard

Look and you will see On my regular travels I get the chance to speak to a fair amount of supremely intelligent high level executives of multi national companies. This isn’t limited to just West African companies but from all regions globally. From Houston Texas to Accra to JoBurg to

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Capital. To Venture or Not to Venture part 2

$195m cash out of his 3 year old startup. Hate the game not the player. If you focus on the inputs (VC funding) for the Africa ecosystem everything is amazing. The best ever. To the moon etc etc. If you focus on the output (actual late stage exits) you get

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Capital. To Venture or Not to Venture.

My position on this has changed ALOT of the last 10 years of venture scale and being around builders whom have reached scale without huge or with very little capital. Its actually a choice. And its a very specific one. If you go venture its very very difficult to go back

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