Can you imagine Japan without its Toyotas or America without its Coca cola? What makes you feel Africans do not also want to look up and see large African enterprises? Companies like Econent and Dangote groups are there as beacon to new generation of Africa enterprise builders who have dreams to build global companies that will also create wealth for their continents. 25years ago, most of the giant companies we have now like Apple, Google, Facebook, Tencent, etc. weren’t in existence. Perhaps they were just dreams still under incubation. And it will interest you to know that some of the giant companies that will be taking over in 25 years time are not yet in existence. Over the next decade, African companies like Craft-House Africa will and many others yet unknown will mushroom all over the continent and become global champions. And they’ll not just be from South Africa; we will see them from A-Z, Angola to Zimbabwe. There will be global multinationals in my life time that will come from Nigeria, Malawi, Liberia, Rwanda, you name it. And these companies will operate with the highest standards of ethics, even better than the best today. Even as we speak, young chaps from Africa are beginning to do it. They’re thinking big and without limitations. Mubarak Muyika is doing it with his tech dreams in Kenya. Mikaila, the 9year old CEO and Entrepreneur is doing it, feeding the world with her BeeSweet Lemonade. The question is what are you waiting for? Understand the game. Learn the rules and the language of the game and hit the board without miss. I see the next generation of Billionaires rising from not just the High Tech of silicon valley, nor the gold mine of SA but from these young chaps stretching their minds on the street, taking their destinies in their hands and breaking every limitations. Africa must be built!
#Visions of a Mentor.