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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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Why does no-one care about the $288m DPO acquisition?

When Network International acquired leading African payment service provider DPO Group for $288M — an 18.5x revenue multiple – I thought this deal would electrify the fintech space in Africa and cause valuations to surge. In some respects, it did (I hear valuations are on tear). In reality it also

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Mdundo $6.4m IPO. Anatomy of an African Music IPO

When I read that African music startup Mdundo was listing on the Danish stock exchange (the Nasdaq First North Growth Market), I was equally surprised and excited. I have been speaking on and off with the team at Mdundo since 2014 and they were definitely a passionate and consistent team.

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Resizing IROKO

2020 was supposed to be our year. We had a simple plan to execute. Grow member base to ~500,000 whilst in parallel, improving our Africa annual ARPU from ~$7-8 to $20-25 with additional services and features. We started well. January through April we added international content, we introduced celebrity Shoutouts

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Strive & Econet should have tried to acquire IROKOtv

Strive Masiyiwa Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg I read the Bloomberg article last week about Strive, and it got me thinking… This didn’t need to happen. There was a radical and, at the time seemingly expensive, but possibly very inexpensive option. Corporate M&A. Zimbabwe Billionaire Struggles to Sell Telecom Asset Masiyiwa is seeking

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