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On the 26th of October 2016, my then boss called me into her office and informed me that I had been affected in a restructuring exercise. It was 2.00pm on a Wednesday and I was preparing for my evening TV show,   The Business Centre . In a matter of minutes I had lost a very well paying and prestigious job as a TV host in the country’s leading media house. It was a difficult time and I cried every night, wallowing in self -pity and anxiety. I realised pret t y quickly though, that even though I was emotionally broken I  needed to  face the truth and to deal with the feelings of betrayal, rejection, denial, and the anger that I felt. I knew that I had no choice but to focus on what the future held for me and my family. As a sole breadwinner, I was completely anxious about the future. I had a bank loan, school fees, rent etc that I needed to take care of. I was scared! That was the first time I truly understood what insomnia was. I couldn't sleep well , I stayed up crying and wonderi
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Recently, I shared an article titled, what to do when you lose your job. I did lose my job a couple of years ago and I wanted to share a few tips on what I did to get back on my feet after that traumatic experience.  As a response to that article, I received a number of questions about how I managed my personal finances during that difficult time.  As it is for many people, a job loss catches us unawares and many times unprepared, with little or no emergency fund, where do you begin? The fact that I had 2 side hustles really propped me up during the tough times. But because they were both rather new businesses, I had to look for more jobs as a communications consultant as well as moderating events and as an MC for corporate events, which are well paying.  The difference though was that I had to put my foot out go pitch. I had to build a professional profile as a moderator, something that I had taken for granted when I was employed. I quickly realized that out of sight is truly out of m

The Author of my Tomorrow - a love poem

The author of my tomorrow Is a man who knows tomorrow’s news He’s smart, slick and quick with his tongue His books tell of a curious mind and he likes his full bodied wine brewed in the folds and valleys that tell stories of Greek Mythology The author of my tomorrow Is a golden voiced story teller He loves the arts and ancient history is his forte Sheba, Cleopatra and Tutankhamun are names characteristic of his lingua Telling of Kings and queens now fallen, Then, names that shook kingdoms But tomorrow he, the author, will be the King of my kingdom The author of my tomorrow Loves to laugh Deep hearty quirky bursts of deep and dangerous loving Stories dotted with triumphant boy tales of starry nights in the village Telling of a past that’s bold enough to desire new memories Tugging at hearts and revving golden oldies into sheer insanity Loving, laughing, and lurking underneath, wanton The author of my Tomorrow Exists in my dreams and I’ve seen him on the street Bu


The highlight of my weekend was an abrasive young man who offered to buy me a Toyota Vitz. The gentleman in question was obviously on a little more tipple than he needed. A very patient me sat and listened to him as he went on and on about his VX, his millions, how he went to the President's former school and, if I agreed to be with him, our children would go to an international school. My problem wasn't that he wanted to buy me a vitz, (well maybe a little)  it was the disgust at his rather brash and unnecessary flaunting of his wealth, (or his fathers).  I kept thinking to my self why I wasn't just shooing him off to do what I went to do, listening to the incredibly talented DJ Adrian on a Friday night at Queens. He spoke flawless Sheng, which I thought was cool, and told me that he was a well educated and wealthy young man. Naturally I was put off by his display of a hangover from teenage bravado, but engaged him just to understand he had to talk Money so fast, I'

Introducing Keyara Organics

A few years ago I began to dream about owning a personal care product so I began to engage a couple of people in the Industry. I wanted to know everything I could about bath and body products, what sells, what doesn't, what gaps exist and where I could begin from. Today, I'm grateful for the great insights I received from all those I spoke with. After all the discussions, and years of back and forth discussions into the wee hours of the morning, I found my space. I wanted to create something that was authentic, beautiful and African in its mould Natural and most importantly, Globally competitive. What drives my passion is a need to see an African, home made brand that will rise beyond a cottage shop and retail in international personal care shops. This finally, led to the birth of Keyara Organics, a dream that has been a long time coming, we want to play in the Global playground. I'm eternally grateful to God for answering my numerous questions and giving me the courage

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By 2030 Dar es Salaam and Luanda could have bigger populations than London has now

By 2040, Africa will experience faster economic growth than any other region and is expected to have the biggest labour force in the world CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, August 14, 2014/ -- CEOs around the world are increasingly recognising the untapped potential of sub-Saharan Africa. This is driven by Africa’s unparalleled demographic edge or demographic dividend. By 2040, Africa is expected to have the biggest labour force in the world and experiencing faster economic growth than any other region, according to a report issued by PwC The projections are contained in the latest PwC ‘Global Economy Watch’, which puts the spotlight on the largest cities in sub-Saharan Africa. Most major corporations are already active in at least one of the four largest cities in sub-Saharan Africa – Lagos, Kinshasa, Nairobi and Johannesburg. But PwC economists believe it’s the ‘Next 10’ biggest cities in sub-Saharan Africa that should also be exciting foreign investors. The population