TARA FELA-DUROTOYE: I STARTED MAKEUP BUSINESS WITH N15,000, SEE PICS

Starting a new enterprise in Africa and Nigeria in particular, can be both exciting and terrifying at the same time. The adrenaline pumps of living your dreams may soon face the reality challenges of harsh business conditions in the country. Here, we take a look at Tara Fela-Durotoye and the famed House of Tara, and how she was able to navigate the uncharted waters of starting a new course of business in a country as Nigeria. Introduction Tara Fela-Durotoye is a Nigerian-born lawyer turned Africa’s leading beauty and makeup entrepreneur. She…

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WHY DANGOTE’S FAILED PASTE FACTORY SHOULD GIVE BUHARI MORE HEADACHE THAN DANGOTE

For all intent and purposes, it looked like the perfect scenario- a multi-billionaire native industrialist coming in to invest several millions of dollars in order to produce a commodity that the country was spending billions of Naira importing at a time when the forex crunch was at its hardest. This fairy tale stayed at just that- a fairy tale- for the state-of-the-art, billion-Naira Dangote tomato paste constructed in Kano Nigeria. For many, and probably most important for the Federal Government, that plant was supposed to save the country 400,000 tons…

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