How ‘Afropreneurs’ will shape Africa’s future

Monday, September 17, 2012

(CNN) — His full name is Idris Ayodeji Bello, but you might just call him “Afropreneur.”

That’s the buzzword adopted by the young Nigerian to describe the bright, independent and tech savvy entrepreneurs using creative thinking and the power of innovation to take over Africa’s economic destiny.

“Over time Africa has relied on government and big multinationals for solutions — but they’re not coming,” explains Bello.

“But of recent you’re seeing a new wave of young men and women who have access to all the global networks, who’ve studied either within the continent or outside and have this passion for change — these are the people Africa’s change is going to come from, these are the people I call ’Afropreneurs.’”

And Bello is certainly leading by example.

Source: CNN (link opens in a new window)

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