March, 2007

  • Wharton Business School on entrepreneurship in Nigeria

    Posted Mar 29th, 2007 By in Business, General, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on Wharton Business School on entrepreneurship in Nigeria

    While I’m on the subject of entrepreneurship in Africa, here’s a podcast from the Wharton Business School’s Knowledge website where Peter Bamkole, General Manager, Enterprise Development Services at Lagos Business School, talks with Olayinka David-West, a lecturer in information systems at Lagos Business School. The two men discuss Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo’s ambitious goal to …

  • Inc. Magazine’s ease of global business map

    Posted Mar 29th, 2007 By in Business, General, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on Inc. Magazine’s ease of global business map

    As a follow up to my previous post on my concerns about going home to do business, here is a link to Inc. magazine’s interactive map which plots the ease of doing business around the globe. The map shows the rate of growth for a country’s gross domestic product – according to World Bank data …

  • Designers for Darfur event on Fashion Television

    Posted Mar 28th, 2007 By in Charity, Events, Fashion, Film/Television, General With | Comments Off on Designers for Darfur event on Fashion Television

    Here’s the Fashion Television feature of the Designers for Darfur event from the Fall 2007 New York Fashion Week. Designer Malcolm Harris (Mal Sirrah) and model Lydia Hearst did a great job of pulling the event together.

  • Going home with a business plan

    Posted Mar 26th, 2007 By in Business, General, Politics, Travel With | 7 Comments

    On the train ride home last week I ran into a Ghanaian friend of mine and we got to talking about what else, doing business in Ghana. As we compared stories and ideas, my friend expressed to me his frustration with building a house in Ghana. Granted he still lives in the US, it is …

  • Maasai herdsman/model talks Gisele Bundchen, American Express, and maintaining maasai culture

    Posted Mar 23rd, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Charity, Fashion, General, Travel With | 2 Comments

    <img id=”image289″ src=”http://annansi.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/amex_red_ad.jpg” alt=”Amex RED ad” align=center”/> In the news this week were features on the previously unknown Maasai herdsman who appeared with Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen in this ad for American Express’ new card for the much-criticized RED campaign. Having seen the ad quite a few times in fashion magazines such as Vogue, I …

  • This week in African Style 3/17 – 3/23/07

    Posted Mar 23rd, 2007 By in Charity, Events, Film/Television, General, Music, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on This week in African Style 3/17 – 3/23/07

    • Virgin Atlantic opens East Africa route and competes with British Airways. • Innovation and investment at Oprah’s African schools. • Tragedy of 5 lost in Bronx fire lead American media to Mali’s red earth. • Russia looks to sign energy, metals deals in Africa. • Americans milk Africa to death. • Queen Latifah competes …

  • Selling African culture Bollywood-style

    Posted Mar 19th, 2007 By in Film/Television, General, Politics, Travel With | 4 Comments

    Reading this article about Bollywood and the brand new Kenyan film commission has me thinking about the African film industry and how it can grow. As some of you might already know, for the past year I’ve been consulting with the African Film Commission in developing and promoting the African film industry. This article about …

  • My Brother, the movie

    Posted Mar 16th, 2007 By in Film/Television, General With | Comments Off on My Brother, the movie

    My partner Dante (Mixtress X, Jungle Crooks) dropped me a line to tell me about a movie I need to check out called My Brother. I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about this movie and knowing that a fellow African is working on the project makes it all the more interesting. Check out the …

  • This week in African Style 3/1 – 3/16/07

    Posted Mar 16th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Charity, Events, Film/Television, General, Music, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on This week in African Style 3/1 – 3/16/07

    • BBC launches new Africa Beyond website. • CNN, Niger Delta and Western Media Portrayals of Africa Part III. • Ghana: Independence? Try ‘aid-dependence’. • Chinese Minister: African people will never welcome colonialists to plunder their resources. • Africa and Europe set for tunnel link. • MySpace and The New York Times sends readers on …

  • Minding my business

    Posted Mar 14th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Charity, Fashion, Film/Television, General With | Comments Off on Minding my business

    I know, I know I haven’t posted anything since Friday and surely there are new developments in the world of African fashion, entertainment, business, politics. But I’ve been running around trying to organize things for the re-launch of my clothing line, Annansi Clothing. Even-though I haven’t gotten the chance to express my views on Oprah’s …

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