The Black Lives Matter movement #BLM, rekindled by the unfortunate death of many black people, most noteworthy the 8 minutes 46 seconds knee-on-neck strangulation of George Floyd has the entire world interrogating racism and colonial structures that have, and continue to, disenfranchise blacks and Africans across the globe.
This episode, “Black Enterprise” features two phenomenal minds in business enterprise: Zimbabwe-born Brian Mushongera who is business development for Code4Kids in South Africa and his outfit uses the lockdown during Covid-19 to create a digital meeting application: Room.sh, and Nike Anani Nigerian, UK-raised next-generation business coach, mentor, and co-founder of Africa Family Firms.
They both share authentically about the current situation for African businesses, they delve deeper in addresses social issues such as black lives matter, gender-based violence, the role of men from Brian’s perspective in South African; and in Nike’s instance, the legacy she is leaving with her young sons from Nigeria to the world.
This episode was particularly personal to me as I share my father’s legacy and how a social enterprise, Urithi Labs, is the best way I also know how to pass on skills, talents, and knowledge to the now-generation of young doers.
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