7 episodes

The West African Careers Podcast keeps the diasporan professional up to date with a weekly news brief from the region and its diaspora.

Once a month we feature an interview with an individual who has successfully made the move back, gaining tips, advice and insights for those who have their heart set on doing the same.

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The West African Careers Podcast keeps the diasporan professional up to date with a weekly news brief from the region and its diaspora.

Once a month we feature an interview with an individual who has successfully made the move back, gaining tips, advice and insights for those who have their heart set on doing the same.

    Indomie, the Asian Brand that has Become a Nigerian Staple

    Indomie, the Asian Brand that has Become a Nigerian Staple

    In this week's episode, we look at the Asian brand that has become a Nigerian staple, currently commanding 74% of the market.

    • 3 min
    Nigeria Closed for Business, and Social Chain, the House that Steven Bartlett Built, Goes Public

    Nigeria Closed for Business, and Social Chain, the House that Steven Bartlett Built, Goes Public

    In this week's brief, Nigeria maintains its stance on closing its borders to its West African neighbours, whilst social media powerhouse, Social Chain, merges with a German e-commerce company as it goes public.

    • 2 min
    Africa's Youngest Head of State Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and UK Court Rejects Appeal by JPMorgan Against $875mln Lawsuit by FGN

    Africa's Youngest Head of State Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and UK Court Rejects Appeal by JPMorgan Against $875mln Lawsuit by FGN

    In this week's episode, a UK court throws out JPMorgan's appeal against $875mln lawsuit by the Nigerian Government, Rwanda unveils first-ever made-in-Africa smartphones, and Ethiopia's Prime Minister receives the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

    • 4 min
    The BBC Appoints June Sarpong as Head of Creative Diversity, and a Time for Reflection as Nigeria Celebrates 59 Years

    The BBC Appoints June Sarpong as Head of Creative Diversity, and a Time for Reflection as Nigeria Celebrates 59 Years

    In this week's episode, Made-in-Ghana science sets are due to be supplied to 500 UK schools, the BBC appoints June Sarpong as its head of creative diversity, and a time for reflection as Nigeria marks 59 years of independence.

    • 4 min
    Techie-Cum-Sales Professional, Funmi Adewole, Tells Us Why She Moved Back Twice

    Techie-Cum-Sales Professional, Funmi Adewole, Tells Us Why She Moved Back Twice

    Cisco Systems, Partner Account Manager, Funmi Adewole, actually made the move back twice...the first time in tears.

    In this episode, Funmi does not hide the fact that the move back is not for everyone, but if you are someone who is motivated by the challenge of being in an environment where you can make an impact, it just might be for you.

    In the news, the collapse of Thomas Cook is felt as far afield as The Gambia, a pivot to Africa leads to a USD 4 billion IPO for a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, and the continent is expected to host 700 new internationally branded hotel restaurants and bars by 2025.

    • 14 min
    Former Londoner, Fiyin Williams, on her Marketing career in Nigeria

    Former Londoner, Fiyin Williams, on her Marketing career in Nigeria

    GlaxoSmithKline's West Africa Marketing Manager for Oral Health, Fiyin Williams, talks on how she made her move to Nigeria seven years ago, and gives some insights into marketing to a Nigerian consumer.

    In the news, the empire strikes back as the Nigerian government seizes P&ID's assets in what appears to be a tit for tat ruling during the ongoing 9 billion dollar saga.

    • 18 min

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