Connect with us

BUSINESS LEADERS

Clinton Chibueze: Utiva Talents Transform African Businesses and Compete Globally

Utiva is providing the solution to the record graduate unfit for the business world in most African countries through their unique program that adequately equips students to be excellent and stand out in the business place. Utiva is an education enterprise that is using blended learning approach to bridge skill gap of teeming youths, especially undergraduates in Africa.

Clinton Chibueze is the Program Associate at Utiva based in Lagos, Nigeria. In this interview, he shares the major problems confronting the corporate world lacking skilled labor as only 9% of graduates are really prepared for the job market.

In explaining the nature of his work at Utiva, Clinton Chibueze said, “I work with students in about 20 universities, helping them get value for our engagements, training and internship program. I provide leadership to about 40 campus leads (2 per school), communicating the vision and the mission of Utiva to them, helping the organization scale its presence in all the schools and supporting our social impact mission.” He as well provides back-end support to the training program going on in the schools.

If you are an undergraduate or a graduate who wants to be talented and a highly skilled labour to your employers, enjoy this interview with Clinton Chibueze who recently graduated with Summa Cum Laude and join Utiva.

What is Utiva and what challenges in the market has necessitated its development?

Utiva is a system of learning which combines both traditional classroom approach with an online learning experience to deliver value to the students and to the market. This system of learning prepares students for work whether as entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs in the private and public sectors as well as with non-governmental organisations by refining and improving their work skills. In other words, Utiva is a finishing school.

The song of “University graduates are unemployable” is a major challenge in the market. What this phrase actually means is that most graduates lack the necessary skills for work in the 21st century. Think about this for a moment. Most undergrads spend almost 4 years studying plant and some rocks. That is fine, honestly. But the question is this: who is ready to absorb them into jobs afterwards? Most people become stranded and left out. Our job is to communicate constantly with the job market, understand the dynamics of this market, research into the skills global employers are recruiting for, come back to train college students in those schools and help these companies find our talents.

SEE ALSO |  Banke Alawaye: "If Your Business Doesn't Pay the Bills, It's Just A Hobby"

The problem is that if Africa refuses to equip its labor for productivity and other companies improve theirs, we will continue to have a nation of cheap labor.

How in practical terms are you closing the skills gap in the market?

Our model integrates online with traditional face-to-face class activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner to train undergrads for the future of work and business. Our one and half year programme is divided into three phases. At the beginning of the journey, the students are enrolled into a 6-day training programme (105 hours). This engagement with our faculty allows the students to focus on three broad areas: Project Management, Corporate Leadership and Lean Entrepreneurship. After this, competence and knowledge is tested against a 200-question examination and then we move each student into an intense 52 weeks Business Case Review program.

In addition, during this program, learning is coordinated through on-the-job program which we call the ‘Uternship’. Some of our students are paired with fast rising companies, some get into volunteering experiences, some even get to work directly with entrepreneurs and a few work directly with Utiva.

Utiva
Utiva talent building in session

Why do you use Business Cases?

One of the reasons we use business cases as a good and more productive approach to learning is that many students are more inductive than deductive reasoners, which means that they learn better from examples than from logical development starting with basic principles. The use of case studies can therefore be a very effective classroom technique.

Case studies are long being used in business schools, law schools, medical schools and the social sciences, but they can be used in any discipline when instructors want students to explore how what they have learned applies to real world situations. Utiva cases come in many formats, from a simple “What would you do in this situation?” question to a detailed description of a situation with accompanying data to analyze. Whether to use a simple scenario-type case or a complex detailed one depends on your course objectives.

SEE ALSO |  Eyitayo OGUNMOLA, Managing Partner of PM Hub, with Mission to Improve the Competence of Young Africans

What are some of your success stories?

We currently work with an average of 500 students per school and have a presence in 20, that is about 10,000 schools with some variances. We have a 75-80% success rate at pairing our students to internship programs and ensuring they’re hired.

Since the days of our early setup, about 17% of our students have started their own businesses.

We are currently improving our Utiva500companies project which is structured to help us on-board the leading 500 companies in Sub-Saharan Africa into our programme for skilled labor.

Who qualifies to be trained at Utiva?

Utivans are learners, constant learners! Young people who are very meticulous. Hence, anyone who is open to learning. As long as you are an undergrad or a recent graduate, we are out to work with you.

What is the vision for this initiative to help improve the quality of graduates into the job market?

Utiva’s vision is to produce individuals who are capable of transforming African businesses and competing with global leading businesses. It’s that simple. We are building global brands by building Human Capital.

Utiva
Talents from Utiva to transform Africa

What does the support by major institutions like the NYU, the Atlas Corps and others mean for your operations at Utiva?

We are growing and are still learning. We always want to improve on standard and quality so we can train students who would be able to identify and tackle current issues. Many of our partners are committed to helping us build a strong learning framework and also revamp our pedagogy. For instance, the country director was trained in the United States for a year under the tutorship of Deloitte consulting and this is courtesy of one of our supporters, Atlas Corps..

SEE ALSO |  Scofray Yeboah: Branding, A Process Not Just an Event

In clear terms, how will a Utivan differ from the regular graduate?

Walk into an interview room, you’d see the difference. A Utivan is all-rounded and well grounded. An average Utivan has developed the Utiva 8 skill for the job market!

Tell us the caliber of your Utivan trainers.

Our trainers are highly experienced professionals in their areas of specialization. These trainers are accomplished practitioners, people who have carved a niche for themselves in the market and are well aware of the remote and immediate demands of the market. For example, Eyitayo Ogunmola, the Country Director for Utiva is an expert in Project Management, Emeka Ossai is a specialist in Corporate Leadership and currently the Chief Community Builder at Campus Labs, Tomilola Adejana, a Financial Technologist and Business Strategist and others alike.

Utiva
Utiva Country Manager, Eyitayo Ogunmola

What significant challenge exists as you implement this unique initiative?

Scale. There is more to do. There are more schools to cover. More people and more. Especially in some disconnected communities in the country.

How soon does your oufit intend to roll out Utiva to other African countries?

We have tested our programme in 2 other African countries. We are building a scalable model which can be tested anywhere. We are the future of human capital development in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Read more about Clinton Chibueze

Clinton Chibueze, Program Associate at Utiva and an emerging Corporate Leader in Global Education is passionate about functional education for African youths and helping young people in Sub-Saharan Africa transition from school to work. His biggest aspiration is to work in the space of policy development and educational program implementation.

Clinton Chibueze has gathered experience in Leadership and Management as well as a demonstrated history in writing, proofreading, editing and teaching. He holds a certificate in Project Management and an alumnus of Common Purpose in 2017, a global institute which trains youth for leadership. His is a Classics graduate from the University of Ibadan who just graduated with a Summa Cum Laude.


Was this interview inspiring? Kindly leave your comment.

Follow #TSH on Facebook and Twitter for more interviews with outstanding business leaders.

173 Comments

173 Comments

  1. Pingback: 3 Great Reasons Why You Must Value Time – y

  2. Pingback: Jobberman Nigeria CEO: Rolake Rosiji Takes Over from Hilda

  3. Pingback: Wetherby Real Estate: Zambian-Born Chanakira Launches A London Residential Investment Company for African Investors - Wetherby Real Estate

  4. las vegas free slots vegas world free slots monopoly slots caesars slots | https://slotsrealmoney.icu/ – cleopatra slots https://slotsrealmoney.icu/ – gold fish casino slots

  5. three rivers casino empire city online casino rivers casino virgin casino online nj | https://freeonlineslots.ooo/ – belterra casino https://freeonlineslots.ooo/ – hard rock casino atlantic city

  6. virgin casino online vegas casino online gsn casino games jack online casino | https://playslots.ooo/ – mgm online casino nj https://playslots.ooo/ – del lago casino

  7. casino games casino online free casino games sun moon | https://onlinecasino888.us.org/ – free casino games slotomania

  8. heart of vegas slots konami free slots las vegas free slots vegas slots | https://onlinecasinoslots.icu/ – quick hits free slots https://onlinecasinoslots.icu/ – penny slots free online

  9. real casino slots clearwater casino casino games free casino near me | https://onlinecasinoplay.icu/ – twin river casino https://onlinecasinoplay.icu/ – borgata online casino

  10. dakota sioux casino northern quest casino double u casino doubledown casino promo codes | https://casinovegas.ooo/ – free casino slot games https://casinovegas.ooo/ – free vegas slots online casino

  11. slots games caesars free slots world class casino slots penny slots free | [url=https://casinoslotsplay.icu/]caesars slots free casino[/url] [url=https://casinoslotsplay.icu/]free games online slots[/url]

  12. foxwoods casino online slots hollywood casino doubledown casino facebook casino bonus codes | https://casinoplay.icu/ – foxwoods casino online slots https://casinoplay.icu/ – northern quest casino

  13. virgin online casino casino bonus codes gsn casino games hollywood casino online slots | https://playcasinogames.icu/ – casinos online https://playcasinogames.icu/ – online casino games free

  14. snoqualmie casino royal river casino oxford casino grand falls casino | https://slotsonline.ooo/ – rivers casino pittsburgh https://slotsonline.ooo/ – turning stone online casino

  15. lady luck big fish casino slots free casino games slotomania borgata hotel casino | [url=https://vegascasino.icu/]cashman casino[/url] [url=https://vegascasino.icu/]chumash casino[/url]

  16. grand falls casino island view casino foxwoods casino empire city online casino | [url=https://usacasino.ooo/]casino slot[/url] [url=https://usacasino.ooo/]online casino bonus[/url]

  17. free online casino slots codeshareonline doubledown casino rock n cash casino slots cashman casino | https://freecasinogames.icu/ – casino slots https://freecasinogames.icu/ – hollywood online casino

  18. free online casino slots konami free slots pop slots gsn casino slots | https://realmoneyslots.icu/ – free slots vegas world https://realmoneyslots.icu/ – slots free

  19. rivers casino free casino games vegas world play casino downstream casino | https://playonlinecasino.icu/ – penny slots https://playonlinecasino.icu/ – free vegas slots online casino

  20. big fish casino slots chinook winds casino parx casino online jackpot party casino | https://onlinecasinorealmoney.ooo/ – jackpot party casino facebook https://onlinecasinorealmoney.ooo/ – slots casino games

  21. jackpot magic slots penny slots free gossip slots free slots vegas world | https://freeslots24.icu/ – wheel of fortune slots https://freeslots24.icu/ – casino games slots free

  22. bigfish casino online games stn play online casino casinos online play free vegas casino games | https://onlinecasinox.icu/ – online casino games free https://onlinecasinox.icu/ – pala casino online

  23. seneca niagara casino high 5 casino prairie meadows casino bovada blackjack | https://casinorealmoney.ooo/ – hollywood casino online https://casinorealmoney.ooo/ – online casino bonus

  24. online gambling casino virgin casino online hyper casinos mohegan sun casino | https://freeonlinecasino.icu/ – firekeepers casino https://freeonlinecasino.icu/ – big fish casino slots

  25. free online slots wheel of fortune slots free slots no download no registration da vinci diamonds free online slots | https://freecasinoslots.icu/ – free online slots no download https://freecasinoslots.icu/ – free slots online

  26. casino online slots big fish casino slots soaring eagle casino free casino games slotomania | https://freeonlineslots.ooo/ – casino games https://freeonlineslots.ooo/ – casino games free online

  27. foxwoods casino online slots best online casino river spirit casino tulsa play online casino | https://slotsgames.ooo/ – greektown casino https://slotsgames.ooo/ – huuuge casino

  28. gsn casino on facebook seneca niagara casino free casino seneca niagara casino | https://onlinecasinorealmoney.ooo/ – free online slots https://onlinecasinorealmoney.ooo/ – sugarhouse casino

  29. pch slots tournament cleopatra slots free casino slot games ruby slots | https://vegascasinoslots.icu/ – free penny slots https://vegascasinoslots.icu/ – penny slots free

  30. vegas slots free hot shot casino slots free slots vegas doubledown casino free slots | [url=https://freeslots24.icu/]online slots real money[/url] [url=https://freeslots24.icu/]pch slots tournament[/url]

  31. riverwind casino big fish casino hampton beach casino ballroom san manuel online casino | https://casinorealmoney.ooo/ – casinos in iowa https://casinorealmoney.ooo/ – morongo casino

  32. stn play online casino online casino reviews dakota sioux casino doubleu casino on facebook | https://realmoneycasino.ooo/ – clearwater casino https://realmoneycasino.ooo/ – usa online casino

  33. codeshareonline doubledown casino hard rock casino atlantic city doubleu casino gun lake casino | https://onlinecasinox.icu/ – maryland live casino online https://onlinecasinox.icu/ – online casino

  34. caesars free slots slotomania free slots free buffalo slots infinity slots | https://slotsrealmoney.icu/ – slots games free https://slotsrealmoney.icu/ – hollywood casino free slots

  35. hollywood casino online slots free free buffalo slots free slots games free casino slot games | https://freecasinoslots.icu/ – real casino slots https://freecasinoslots.icu/ – charlestown races and slots

  36. free casino slot games prairie meadows casino hollywood casino online slots hard rock casino tampa | https://playcasinoslots.ooo/ – winstar casino oklahoma https://playcasinoslots.ooo/ – hollywood casino

  37. online gambling posh casino free casino tropicana online casino | https://slotsgames.ooo/ – usa online casino https://slotsgames.ooo/ – golden nugget online casino

  38. free video slots free casino slot games free online slots free penny slots | https://casinoslotsplay.icu/ – liberty slots casino https://casinoslotsplay.icu/ – casino slots

  39. hard rock casino atlantic city doubleu casino on facebook online gambling sites online casino real money | https://casinovegas.ooo/ – blue chip casino https://casinovegas.ooo/ – del lago casino

  40. slots casino games hallmark casino online free vegas slots online casino winstar casino oklahoma | https://casinoplay.icu/ – free slots casino games https://casinoplay.icu/ – treasure island casino minnesota

  41. seneca allegany casino harrah online casino doubledown casino promo codes online gambling casino | [url=https://casinoplay.icu/]northern quest casino[/url] [url=https://casinoplay.icu/]casino slots[/url]

  42. hyper casinos casino play free casino games slotomania firekeepers casino | https://casinorealmoneyiplay24.com/ – casino real money https://casinorealmoneyiplay24.com/ – free casino games slot machines

  43. foxwoods online casino casino online online gambling gsn casino games | https://trstonlinecasino.com/ – doubledown casino https://trstonlinecasino.com/ – virgin online casino

  44. lady luck online casino free casino games slotomania casino games slots free casino games free | https://onlinecasinopalm.com/ – casino games online https://onlinecasinopalm.com/ – online casino games

  45. parx online casino free casino games online online gambling virgin online casino | https://onlinecasinobestplay.us.org/ – free online casino https://onlinecasinobestplay.us.org/ – play free vegas casino games

  46. zone online casino play online casino hypercasinos free casino games vegas world | https://onlinecasinostates.gb.net/ – free casino games no download https://onlinecasinostates.gb.net/ – casino real money

  47. chumba casino free casino games slot machines vegas world casino games casino games slots free | https://onlinecasinotop.us.org/ – casino games slots free https://onlinecasinotop.us.org/ – chumba casino

  48. tropicana online casino online casino hyper casinos online casino | https://onlinecasinoally.com/ – online casinos https://onlinecasinoally.com/ – online casino bonus

  49. free casino games slot machines las vegas casinos parx online casino gsn casino | https://bestonlinecasinogames.us.org/ – free online casino slots https://bestonlinecasinogames.us.org/ – mgm online casino

  50. free slots casino games online casino games casino games online online casinos | https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – free slots games https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – casino online slots

  51. online casino bonus las vegas casinos free casino games no download casino game | https://onlinecasinogamesplay.us.org/ – online casino games https://onlinecasinogamesplay.us.org/ – casino game

  52. parx online casino casino blackjack free casino games sun moon casino games free online | https://casinorealmoney888bit.com/ – online casino games https://casinorealmoney888bit.com/ – online casino gambling

  53. free casino slot games firekeepers casino online casino real money online casinos | https://onlinecasinolle.com/ – casino games free online https://onlinecasinolle.com/ – online casino bonus

  54. online casino slots real casino casino games online las vegas casinos | https://onlinecasinotop.us.org/ – high 5 casino https://onlinecasinotop.us.org/ – no deposit casino

  55. free casino games sun moon free casino games slots casino online parx online casino | https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – doubledown casino https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – free casino slot games

  56. hollywood casino free slots games casino slots free casino games vegas world | https://onlinecasinoflow.com/ – lady luck online casino https://onlinecasinoflow.com/ – free casino games slot machines

  57. vegas world casino games doubledown casino casino games online online casino games | https://bestonlinecasinogames.us.org/ – caesars online casino https://bestonlinecasinogames.us.org/ – best online casinos

  58. firekeepers casino online casino games casino games online las vegas casinos | https://onlinecasinoassist.com/ – casino real money https://onlinecasinoassist.com/ – casino games online

  59. free casino slot games free casino games slotomania casino bonus casino game | https://onlinecasinoxplay.us.org/ – lady luck online casino https://onlinecasinoxplay.us.org/ – free casino games online

  60. online casino gambling casino games free online virgin online casino gsn casino slots | https://onlinecasinoxplay.us.org/ – free casino games online https://onlinecasinoxplay.us.org/ – free casino games slotomania

  61. tropicana online casino free online casino online casino bonus online casino real money | https://usaonlinecasino.gb.net/ – firekeepers casino https://usaonlinecasino.gb.net/ – best online casinos

  62. casino games slots free free casino games high 5 casino mgm online casino | https://onlinecasinohouse24.com/ – casino games free https://onlinecasinohouse24.com/ – free slots casino games

  63. casino games free best online casinos play online casino empire city online casino | https://bestonlinecasinogames.us.org/ – lady luck https://bestonlinecasinogames.us.org/ – online casino real money

  64. free casino games sun moon free vegas casino games winstar world casino free slots games | https://onlinecasinobestplay.us.org/ – lady luck https://onlinecasinobestplay.us.org/ – online gambling

  65. hollywood casino slots for real money gsn casino slots doubledown casino | https://onlinecasinotop.us.org/ – free slots casino games https://onlinecasinotop.us.org/ – online casino

  66. free casino slot games casino games free online gsn casino slots hyper casinos | https://onlinecasinogamesplay.us.org/ – casino games slots free https://onlinecasinogamesplay.us.org/ – doubledown casino

  67. free casino casino games casino play online gambling | https://onlinecasinoassist.com/ – caesars online casino https://onlinecasinoassist.com/ – casino slots

  68. real money casino casino online slots play casino free slots casino games | https://onlinecasinosiri.com/ – casino games slots free https://onlinecasinosiri.com/ – firekeepers casino

  69. free online slots lady luck mgm online casino online casino real money | https://onlinecasinogamess.us.org/ – lady luck online casino https://onlinecasinogamess.us.org/ – casino slots

  70. caesars online casino casino slots free online casino games zone online casino | https://onlinecasinoplay777.us.org/ – online gambling https://onlinecasinoplay777.us.org/ – high 5 casino

  71. slots for real money gsn casino slots caesars online casino free casino games | https://onlinecasinousa.gb.net/ – zone online casino https://onlinecasinousa.gb.net/ – gsn casino

  72. firekeepers casino online casino online casino games online gambling casino | https://onlinecasinolle.com/ – chumba casino https://onlinecasinolle.com/ – free online casino slots

  73. online casino slots casino online casino play lady luck | https://onlinecasinofan.us/ – play free vegas casino games https://onlinecasinofan.us/ – las vegas casinos

  74. casino bonus codes casino real money free slots games free casino slot games | https://onlinecasinoplay24.us.org/ – mgm online casino https://onlinecasinoplay24.us.org/ – winstar world casino

  75. casino bonus codes vegas world casino games casino bonus casino games | https://onlinecasinoflow.com/ – foxwoods online casino https://onlinecasinoflow.com/ – best online casinos

  76. chumba casino casino bonus codes no deposit casino gsn casino games | https://onlinecasinopalm.com/ – empire city online casino https://onlinecasinopalm.com/ – online casinos for us players

  77. casino play high 5 casino free casino games vegas world gsn casino | https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – best online casinos https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – casino games free

  78. free casino games no download online casino slots mgm online casino big fish casino | https://onlinecasinoplay777.us.org/ – free casino games sun moon https://onlinecasinoplay777.us.org/ – mgm online casino

  79. real money casino play online casino casino games online lady luck online casino | https://onlinecasinousa.us.org/ – lady luck online casino https://onlinecasinousa.us.org/ – casino play

  80. free online casino games online casino real money play casino real casino | https://onlinecasinokle.com/ – free casino slot games https://onlinecasinokle.com/ – online casinos for us players

  81. vegas world casino games firekeepers casino real money casino casino online slots | https://onlinecasinoleo.us/ – play casino https://onlinecasinoleo.us/ – lady luck

  82. casino bonus free casino games slots online casino gambling hyper casinos | https://onlinecasinostates.gb.net/ – casino play https://onlinecasinostates.gb.net/ – tropicana online casino

  83. online casino slots free casino games no download no deposit casino doubledown casino | https://onlinecasinoally.com/ – slots for real money https://onlinecasinoally.com/ – casino games

  84. lady luck free slots casino games free slots casino games gsn casino | https://www.online-casinos.us.org – slots for real money https://www.online-casinos.us.org – best online casinos

  85. no deposit casino free online casino games free casino games no download mgm online casino | https://casinorealmoney888bit.com/ – doubledown casino https://casinorealmoney888bit.com/ – casino games free

  86. free casino games slotomania casino games free online bovada casino gsn casino slots | https://onlinecasinoxplay.us.org/ – free casino https://onlinecasinoxplay.us.org/ – casino games free

  87. free casino slot games best online casino free online casino games gsn casino games | https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – free casino games sun moon https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – high 5 casino

  88. online casino slots virgin online casino tropicana online casino casino games free | https://onlinecasinostates.gb.net/ – zone online casino https://onlinecasinostates.gb.net/ – casino games free

  89. online casino gsn casino vegas world casino games free casino games vegas world | https://onlinecasinobestplay.us.org/ – free casino games no download https://onlinecasinobestplay.us.org/ – best online casinos

  90. virgin online casino free casino games casino bonus foxwoods online casino | https://onlinecasinousa.us.org/ – slots for real money https://onlinecasinousa.us.org/ – hyper casinos

  91. casino games gsn casino casino online slots casino online | https://onlinecasinoleo.us/ – bovada casino https://onlinecasinoleo.us/ – free online casino games

  92. free casino games sun moon doubledown casino free online casino best online casinos | https://onlinecasinousa.gb.net/ – casino games free https://onlinecasinousa.gb.net/ – free casino games slots

  93. vegas world casino games casino games online casino slots online gambling casino | https://bestonlinecasinogames.us.org/ – high 5 casino https://bestonlinecasinogames.us.org/ – free online casino

  94. free vegas casino games free vegas casino games hollywood casino hypercasinos | https://unitedonlinecasino.gb.net/ – free online casino https://unitedonlinecasino.gb.net/ – lady luck

  95. lady luck free casino games vegas world free casino games online hypercasinos | https://onlinecasinoxplay.us.org/ – las vegas casinos https://onlinecasinoxplay.us.org/ – las vegas casinos

  96. online casinos for us players casino games free online free casino games no download free online casino games | https://onlinecasinoatt.com/ – real money casino https://onlinecasinoatt.com/ – best online casinos

  97. las vegas casinos tropicana online casino online gambling casino online casinos | https://onlinecasinofan.us/ – online casino games https://onlinecasinofan.us/ – best online casino

  98. free casino games online casino games online hollywood casino free online casino slots | https://onlinecasinogamesplay.us.org/ – casino real money https://onlinecasinogamesplay.us.org/ – online casino bonus

  99. casino play free casino slot games real casino firekeepers casino | https://onlinecasinotop.us.org/ – winstar world casino https://onlinecasinotop.us.org/ – online casinos for us players

  100. doubledown casino casino online slots empire city online casino free casino | https://onlinecasinogamess.us.org/ – casino online slots https://onlinecasinogamess.us.org/ – online casino

  101. casino games online casino free casino games slotomania lady luck | https://onlinecasinoassist.com/ – free online casino slots https://onlinecasinoassist.com/ – casino games

  102. free slots casino games casino games online free casino casino slots | https://onlinecasinodd.com/ – online casinos for us players https://onlinecasinodd.com/ – empire city online casino

  103. gsn casino zone online casino games casino games free firekeepers casino | https://onlinecasinolle.com/ – free slots casino games https://onlinecasinolle.com/ – gsn casino slots

  104. online casinos for us players free online casino slots winstar world casino free casino games no download | https://onlinecasinopalm.com/ – zone online casino games https://onlinecasinopalm.com/ – firekeepers casino

  105. online casino bonus bovada casino free casino games slotomania hyper casinos | https://onlinecasinoally.com/ – firekeepers casino https://onlinecasinoally.com/ – best online casinos

  106. free casino slot games hyper casinos virgin online casino caesars online casino | https://trstonlinecasino.com/ – firekeepers casino https://trstonlinecasino.com/ – online casino real money

  107. slots for real money free casino free slots games parx online casino | https://onlinecasinounit.com/ – casino games slots free https://onlinecasinounit.com/ – free casino games slot machines

  108. casino online las vegas casinos casino bonus slots for real money | https://onlinecasinogames777.us/ – doubledown casino https://onlinecasinogames777.us/ – big fish casino

  109. casino games free online free vegas casino games free casino games slot machines real casino | https://onlinecasinoplay24.us.org/ – casino real money https://onlinecasinoplay24.us.org/ – casino bonus codes

  110. empire city online casino zone online casino online casinos for us players free online casino | https://www.online-casinos.us.org – gsn casino slots https://www.online-casinos.us.org – firekeepers casino

  111. online casino real money hyper casinos casino online slots firekeepers casino | https://onlinecasinoflow.com/ – casino games slots free https://onlinecasinoflow.com/ – play online casino

  112. doubledown casino online casinos gsn casino slots firekeepers casino | https://casinorealmoneyiplay24.com/ – hyper casinos https://casinorealmoneyiplay24.com/ – free online casino slots

  113. casino games slots free online gambling casino real money casino casino games | https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – winstar world casino https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – hollywood casino

  114. mgm online casino free online casino online casino slots big fish casino | https://usaonlinecasino.gb.net/ – casino online https://usaonlinecasino.gb.net/ – free casino games slots

  115. play online casino hyper casinos parx online casino free online casino games | https://onlinecasinobestplay.us.org/ – caesars online casino https://onlinecasinobestplay.us.org/ – slots for real money

  116. zone online casino free online slots free casino games vegas world casino games free | https://onlinecasinogamesplay.us.org/ – play online casino https://onlinecasinogamesplay.us.org/ – online casinos for us players

  117. best online casino mgm online casino foxwoods online casino play casino | https://onlinecasinoplay777.us.org/ – casino bonus codes https://onlinecasinoplay777.us.org/ – free casino games

  118. empire city online casino online casino big fish casino free casino games sun moon | https://onlinecasinogamess.us.org/ – best online casinos https://onlinecasinogamess.us.org/ – mgm online casino

  119. lady luck online casino online gambling casino free casino chumba casino | https://onlinecasinodd.com/ – online casino real money https://onlinecasinodd.com/ – free casino games slotomania

  120. bovada casino online casino slots online casino games mgm online casino | https://onlinecasinokle.com/ – free casino games sun moon https://onlinecasinokle.com/ – free casino games sun moon

  121. free casino games online free casino games sun moon best online casino gsn casino | https://onlinecasinoassist.com/ – vegas world casino games https://onlinecasinoassist.com/ – online casino real money

  122. las vegas casinos casino games empire city online casino free online casino slots | https://onlinecasinopalm.com/ – no deposit casino https://onlinecasinopalm.com/ – casino games free online

  123. casino online slots las vegas casinos borgata online casino firekeepers casino | https://onlinecasinotop.us.org/ – free casino games vegas world https://onlinecasinotop.us.org/ – lady luck

  124. free casino slot games chumba casino tropicana online casino zone online casino | https://onlinecasinolle.com/ – empire city online casino https://onlinecasinolle.com/ – las vegas casinos

  125. free casino games free casino free casino games slot machines real casino | https://onlinecasinoally.com/ – hollywood casino https://onlinecasinoally.com/ – online casino games

  126. hyper casinos free casino games slotomania lady luck online casino real money casino | https://casinorealmoney888bit.com/ – play free vegas casino games https://casinorealmoney888bit.com/ – free casino games sun moon

  127. online casino real money free casino games vegas world hollywood casino free online casino games | https://onlinecasinounit.com/ – chumba casino https://onlinecasinounit.com/ – best online casinos

  128. best online casino free casino games slotomania play free vegas casino games free slots games | https://casinorealmoneyiplay24.com/ – play online casino https://casinorealmoneyiplay24.com/ – vegas world casino games

  129. casino slots lady luck online casino free casino games slotomania free casino games | https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – online casino games https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – casino online

  130. online casinos for us players online casino gambling gsn casino slots best online casino | https://onlinecasinoflow.com/ – vegas world casino games https://onlinecasinoflow.com/ – free online casino slots

  131. free casino games slots borgata online casino free casino games slotomania online gambling | https://usaonlinecasino.gb.net/ – play free vegas casino games https://usaonlinecasino.gb.net/ – free online casino

  132. winstar world casino casino play free casino games slotomania hollywood casino | https://onlinecasinostates.gb.net/ – best online casinos https://onlinecasinostates.gb.net/ – casino bonus codes

  133. casino games free online play casino online gambling casino games online | https://onlinecasinogamess.us.org/ – gsn casino games https://onlinecasinogamess.us.org/ – free casino games

  134. online casinos play online casino mgm online casino casino game | https://onlinecasinosiri.com/ – zone online casino games https://onlinecasinosiri.com/ – free casino games online

  135. free slots casino games parx online casino casino slots real casino | https://bestonlinecasinogames.us.org/ – free online casino https://bestonlinecasinogames.us.org/ – best online casino

  136. hyper casinos best online casino best online casino free vegas casino games | https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – play casino https://onlinecasinoslotsmaxx.com/ – free casino games online

  137. borgata online casino online casino slots casino blackjack tropicana online casino | https://unitedonlinecasino.gb.net/ – free casino games no download https://unitedonlinecasino.gb.net/ – foxwoods online casino

  138. las vegas casinos big fish casino borgata online casino foxwoods online casino | https://onlinecasinofan.us/ – slots for real money https://onlinecasinofan.us/ – casino games free

  139. casino play casino bonus free slots casino games lady luck online casino | https://onlinecasinoxplay.us.org/ – las vegas casinos https://onlinecasinoxplay.us.org/ – casino blackjack

  140. free casino games slots casino blackjack free online slots online casinos | https://onlinecasinoleo.com/ – lady luck https://onlinecasinoleo.com/ – gsn casino

  141. free vegas casino games parx online casino hollywood casino high 5 casino | https://onlinecasinoplay777.us.org/ – play casino https://onlinecasinoplay777.us.org/ – parx online casino

  142. casino slots casino real money free casino games no download best online casinos | https://onlinecasinousa.us.org/ – best online casinos https://onlinecasinousa.us.org/ – firekeepers casino

  143. free vegas casino games play free vegas casino games online casinos for us players real money casino | https://onlinecasinokle.com/ – casino bonus https://onlinecasinokle.com/ – play online casino

  144. virgin online casino casino games free casino slot games casino games free online | https://onlinecasinoleo.us/ – best online casino https://onlinecasinoleo.us/ – best online casinos

  145. online casino gambling play free vegas casino games free vegas casino games best online casino | https://onlinecasinotop.us.org/ – free vegas casino games https://onlinecasinotop.us.org/ – casino game

  146. slots for real money no deposit casino zone online casino gsn casino | https://onlinecasinoassist.com/ – virgin online casino https://onlinecasinoassist.com/ – casino games free online

  147. free online casino games online casino gambling doubledown casino online casino slots | https://onlinecasinolle.com/ – free casino slot games https://onlinecasinolle.com/ – real casino

  148. hollywood casino real money casino online casino slots free casino games online | https://www.online-casinos.us.org – bovada casino https://www.online-casinos.us.org – free casino games sun moon

  149. free slots casino games best online casino online casino bonus no deposit casino | https://onlinecasinostates.gb.net/ – borgata online casino https://onlinecasinostates.gb.net/ – casino real money

  150. free casino games mgm online casino free casino games vegas world online casino gambling | https://onlinecasinoally.com/ – free casino games sun moon https://onlinecasinoally.com/ – best online casino

  151. firekeepers casino mgm online casino doubledown casino casino bonus | https://onlinecasinogamesplay.us.org/ – winstar world casino https://onlinecasinogamesplay.us.org/ – casino games free

  152. free casino games slot machines online gambling casino casino slots real money casino | https://onlinecasinobestplay.us.org/ – foxwoods online casino https://onlinecasinobestplay.us.org/ – gsn casino

  153. gsn casino games slots for real money free casino games slot machines gsn casino slots | https://onlinecasinogames777.us/ – real money casino https://onlinecasinogames777.us/ – foxwoods online casino

  154. gsn casino games casino play free casino games online big fish casino | https://trstonlinecasino.com/ – tropicana online casino https://trstonlinecasino.com/ – hypercasinos

  155. vegas world casino games chumba casino free casino games sun moon hollywood casino | https://onlinecasinopalm.com/ – casino games free online https://onlinecasinopalm.com/ – casino online slots

  156. free casino games vegas world slots for real money hollywood casino chumba casino | https://onlinecasinoplay24.us.org/ – hypercasinos https://onlinecasinoplay24.us.org/ – play free vegas casino games

  157. online casino real money online casinos for us players zone online casino games casino games | https://onlinecasinogamess.us.org/ – best online casinos https://onlinecasinogamess.us.org/ – casino real money

  158. free casino games online tropicana online casino parx online casino gsn casino | https://onlinecasinoflow.com/ – high 5 casino https://onlinecasinoflow.com/ – free casino games

  159. play casino real money casino casino bonus free online casino games | https://usaonlinecasino.gb.net/ – zone online casino games https://usaonlinecasino.gb.net/ – casino bonus codes

  160. mirrorball slots cleopatra slots old vegas slots goldfish slots | https://playslots.tools/ – vegas free slots https://playslots.tools/ – free online slots

  161. slotomania slot machines caesars casino gun lake casino big fish casino | https://online-casino.fun/ – casino near me https://online-casino.fun/ – mohegan sun online casino

  162. free games for casino slots hollywood free penny slots caesars slots hollywood slots | https://onlineslots.tools/ – play free slots https://onlineslots.tools/ – free slots vegas world

  163. slots for real money maryland live casino online online casino casino games free | https://casino-games.icu/ – belterra casino https://casino-games.icu/ – hallmark casino online

  164. heart of vegas slots free slot play free slots with no download or registration vegas free slots | https://slotsgameshub.com/ – caesars slots https://slotsgameshub.com/ – gsn casino slots

  165. brian christopher slots vegas slots online jackpot magic slots house of fun free slots | https://casinoslots.tools/ – hollywood casino free slots online https://casinoslots.tools/ – house of fun slots

  166. del lago casino chumba casino casino real money caesar casino online slot games | https://onlinecasinowp.us.org/ – casino bonus https://onlinecasinowp.us.org/ – chumash casino

  167. free slots online no download no registration free slots machines igt free slots slots farm | https://freeslots4k.com/ – old vegas slots https://freeslots4k.com/ – penny slots

  168. slots free games play slots online online slots free real casino slots | https://slotsgamesgiant.com/ – online slots https://slotsgamesgiant.com/ – heart of vegas slots

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

nine + 14 =

BUSINESS LEADERS

Banke Alawaye: “If Your Business Doesn’t Pay the Bills, It’s Just A Hobby”

Banke Alawaye is dedicated to helping small business owners find a path to ‘business freedom’ by showing them how to work smarter. For her, the path to business freedom is paved with processes, templates and deliberate strategies to make it so. She explains, “My job is to show you how to create systems that can help you run a business that is both profitable and a joy to live with.”

This business leader and author of “Get Your Business Online” has gathered enormous experience working across various business fields over two decades and has discovered the main factor that is mitigating against the success of many young businesses in Africa. It is for this reason, she dedicates her career life to consulting for SME owners to help them create systems that make their businesses more profitable with a special interest in female entrepreneurs.

Banke Alawaye is passionate about the growth of your startup and already helping many put the right organizational systems in place. Enjoy this short interview.

Why do you, Banke Alawaye, consider yourself an ‘immensely’ successful person?

Success is in the mind. You make up your mind on what is important to you and hold on to your values. I consider myself immensely successful because everyday I wake up with gratitude for another day. The people I impact make me successful. There is an immense sense of satisfaction that comes from helping someone reach a goal.

These are the things that define success to me.

Can you enlighten us more on you being a “successful failure”?

I think that the fear of failure holds a lot of people back from reaching for their dreams. I have found that success only comes through failure. If you don’t try something out then you’ll never arrive at your desired end result.

SEE ALSO |  Edwin Obi Wilson: Meet the Accountant Turning Heads in Men's Fashion in Ghana

While it’s good to research and plan, too much analysis leads to paralysis. A majority of people have ideas that they haven’t taken further because they are afraid it will fail.

But the great thing about failing at something is that you learn powerful lessons in the experience. Those lessons are what set you up for success in the end.

Banke Alawaye
Banke Alawaye

From your rich background of serving in various enviable capacities across the world, what is your topmost rule of business success you always want to share with young African entrepreneurs?

My number one lesson would be to harness the power of having systems in your organisation. Taking the time to create systems and processes will save you a lot of time and energy later on. You’ll be able to deliver consistently and customers know exactly what to expect from you. Having systems also mean that you can easily track resources and optimise for efficiency quickly.

Why did you finally decide to become a business consultant and do women find it more challenging to start-out in business than their male counterparts?

I’ve always loved the challenge of working on different things. Consulting allows me to learn about different industries as I’ve worked on very diverse projects.

I think running your own business has its challenges whether you’re male or female. Women have their unique challenges because women are predominantly the caregivers – in a family situation. So the woman then has to balance the demands of her business with other family commitments.

SEE ALSO |  Eyitayo OGUNMOLA, Managing Partner of PM Hub, with Mission to Improve the Competence of Young Africans

What strategies should aspiring entrepreneurs employ entering saturated markets?

Start from the premise that you have to be different. Whatever industry you’re in, you have to identify a segment that is underserved and carve out your niche.

What are some recurring challenges you’ve had to tackle when consulting for small business owners?

The one recurring challenge small business owners will tell you they face is lack of capital. But I find that when you dig deep the real challenges are a lack of planning and systems in their business.

Small business owners get caught up in the multiple roles they have to play in their business. They spend each day dealing with problems that crop up and not enough time creating the systems that will prevent the problems in the first place.

It’s a hard discipline and it may feel like things are spinning out of control. But the time spent creating solid systems for a small business is an investment that keeps paying back.

The client/customer is the lifeline of the business. How in particular will you suggest entrepreneurs take care of them?

Great customer service never goes out of style. In any industry, a business must create systems designed to make it easy for their customers to do business with them.

Banke Alawaye
Banke Alawaye with exciting Women in Tech

Are you an advocate of entrepreneurs gaining experience in the workplace before starting-out with their ideas and at what point should they make that bold decision?

Experience in the workplace can be a really good foundation but it is not essential. Each situation is unique and there isn’t a one-size prescription for all.

SEE ALSO |  Banke Alawaye: "If Your Business Doesn't Pay the Bills, It's Just A Hobby"

What are some marketing disasters small businesses do get themselves into?

I think all brands make mistakes in marketing sometimes. The most obvious one that comes to mind is, not clearly defining their target market beforehand. A brand that is not clear on its ideal customer profile will end up creating marketing collateral that won’t attract anyone.

What is your ultimate description of a successful small business owner?

Like I said before, success is very much an individual thing. In my opinion success includes having time for myself and family, running a business that I’m excited about and happy to work in ever day.  And of course a business that provides a financial reward that can support you. If your business doesn’t pay the bills, it’s just a hobby.


Read more about Banke Alawaye

Banke Alawaye is a Chartered Management Consultant with a B.Sc in Computer Science, a Masters in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School, Scotland and a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management from Pan African Universityʼs Enterprise Development Centre and also a Member, British Computer Society.

She has worked in the technology space for over 20 years who started out as a programmer but had since combined her love for technology with her business skills gained as an investment banker and business consultant to create simple effective solutions for small businesses.


Was this interview inspiring? Kindly leave your comment.

Follow #TSH on Facebook and Twitter for more interviews with outstanding business leaders across Africa.

Continue Reading

Got News for us?

Submit Press Release/News: Have you recently launched your startup, raised funding or any news about your company? Email us at editor@thespiritedhub.com. We will be happy to share your story with the world!

order now

happening in Africa