Author Archives: Editor

15 Tips on Doing Business in Africa

    1.Always follow due process when working, or entering into a new market. Taking short cuts may lead to issues if there are government or ministerial changes. 2.Understand and respect local protocols, and ensure you are fully conversant with local rules, regulations, and changes to legislation. 3.Implement country strategies that underpin regional strategies. Be […]

Contemporary Japanese Dining in West Africa: Santoku

Accra has a vibrant nightlife, if you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a meal, have drinks, dance the night away, there are quite a few bars and resturants to choose from. However when it comes to fine dining, currently there is only one real option, Santoku. Located in the Villagio Vista complex, in the up-market […]

What Does Made In Africa Really Mean?

If we look for the home of luxury brands Europe is the pinnacle, here we find the home of brands such as Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Hermes, Cartier and Rolex. Paris is celebrated as the capital of chic and the birth place of haute couture. Germany is reputed for building quality products, particularly within the automotive […]

Africa’s UHNWI’s: The Wealth Report 2014

Knight Frank’s 8th annual Wealth Report provides an overview on what the report means for Africa, providing insight on prime property, wealth distribution and investment sentiment. The report survey’s the attitudes of the world’s UHNWI (Ultra High Net Wealth Individuals). In this years report where Africa is concerned 67% of respondents where positive about wealth […]

Passionately African: YSWARA

More than a luxury tea company, YSWARA was created by Ivorian entrepreneur Swaady Martin-Leke, as a luxury brand which celebrates Africa’s rich cultural heritage, in a vital and contemporary way, by providing a luxury cultural experience. Born out of the desire  to enhance and promote the extremely diverse and rich African craftsmanship, culture and history,  […]

Should Lupita Nyong’o Wear African?

This time last year the name Lupita Nyong’o would have drawn a blank expression on the face’s of most people. After launching into Hollywood big screen in the epic movie 12 Years a Slave Lupita is now one of Hollywood’s darlings, and considered to be fashions latest icon. Named as People magazines “most beautiful woman […]

Fashions First Lady Visits Ghana

Ms Campbell is not new to the continent of Africa, but when she visited Ghana this year tongues were wagging as to what she would be doing there. It turned out one of the reasons was for a shoot for W Magazine. Photos by Willy Vanderperre The brief for the shoot was the first Lady […]