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When 95% of your customers can’t afford $30/year

I have said this a thousand times since it dawned on me a few years back. Africa is functionally poor. In the absence of a special ‘Africa’ pricing, usually heavily subsidized by cashflow (from international operations) or investors’ capital , our people wouldn’t be able to afford most of the

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IPO? Wait, what? Isn’t $30m a Growth Round?

Stepped out of the game IROKO hasn’t completed a priced fund raise since 2016. That’s 5 whole years. It was only when a journalist was asking me the other day about down rounds that I actually realised that. We’ve borrowed N500m ($1.6m) in Bank of Industry loans and paid that

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Anxiety & $5,000 angel investments

So, as some of you may be aware, I run a little community called Investzilla. I have been an angel investor for a really, really long time and informally a bunch of folks reach out to me to understand how they can get involved. The vast majority of angel investors

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CBN + Bitcoin. They make a wasteland and call it peace

CBN governor Godwin Emefiele They plunder, they slaughter, and they steal: this they falsely name Empire, and where they make a wasteland, they call it peace.Publius Tacitus  By edict, the CBN has decided that the true and patriotic citizens of Nigeria need to be protected from the evils, and thus

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Me, Mental Health & the Money Game.

I love this picture. I seem so happy. Must be the carelessness of youth. I haven’t been able to exercise for the last 3 days*. I can’t explain why. I get dressed up and ready and raring to go, but then I literally cannot be bothered, so don’t. What most

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Nigeria’s Secretive Society & the Downside of Transparency

Timothy’s question Timothy, in our exclusive Telegram group, asked me the simple question above. It’s something that I instantly recall the origin of but rarely reflect on it and whether that has changed over the years. I am naturally a super open person. That’s my default mode. Mrs Njoku doesn’t

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IROKOtv at 9. Surviving 2020

I started this in early December, but as things were still largely in flux, I stopped. IROKOtv had its 9th birthday on the 1st December 2020. 9 years is a loooong time. 2020 was definitely one of the longest. Before you continue, and if you care enough, I strongly suggest

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