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Olukemi Omotayo Asalu is taking the continent’s natural organic ingredients to the world of skin and haircare

Increasingly today, consumers are becoming so much more conscious about the products they put onto their skin and on their hair, looking for natural, high quality alternatives to the chemical laden products on the shelves. For entrepreneur Olukemi Omotayo Asalu, this represented the perfect opportunity to do something she loved and create a business, Daolus Organic Products, to bring natural organic ingredients from Africa to the world.

What does your company do?

We are a South African company specializing in the wholesale and supply of high quality, unrefined, raw organic natural products for the production of natural skin and hair care products. Our products are also used by pharmaceutical companies and beauty product manufacturers in their production processes. We supply to people who have a passion for becoming an entrepreneur and our products create an opportunity for them to produce and formulate their own natural product ranges using our lovely, raw, unrefined products. Our butters, carrier oils, essential oils, and African black soap are all expertly handcrafted by West Africa women. Our range of what we can supply is extensive, but some examples include: Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, Avocado Butter, and Beeswax. We also stock a wide range of Carrier Oils including Coconut Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Oil, and Calendula Oil, to name but a few. The specialist expertise of these women artisans ensures that our products are of the purist, highest quality available, which helps to ensure that our customers will get the most effective products possible. This philosophy also extends to our Essential Oils range which includes Lavender, Carrot Extract Oil, Sage Oil, Jasmine Oil, etc., and our range of specialist Soaps & Powders including African Black Soap, Raw Honey and Camwood Powder, etc.

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Febisola Okonkwo, a Nigerian socialpreneur committed to uplifting the lives of orphans, vulnerable children and women in her community

There are many challenges in our society, and those challenges require dedicated people with the passion and expertise to make positive change happen. Help For Mankind Initiative, also known as Help Initiative, in Nigeria, is one organization making its own contribution to addressing these challenges, thanks to its founder Febisola Okonkwo. 

What does your company do?

Help for Mankind Initiative (also known as Help Initiative) is a non-governmental organisation based in Ibadan, Oyo state Nigeria. Established in 2005, we are committed to help Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) live better and more fulfilled lives. This we do through our daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly programmes as follows:

TABITHA HOME: this is a care and transitional home for Orphans and Vulnerable children. Tabitha Home was born out of the desire to give home support to orphans and vulnerable children. Beneficiaries of this facility are orphans, abandoned and street children, children from child headed homes and children with other forms of vulnerability. At Tabitha home, we offer the following support in a comfortable and conducive environment: nutrition, shelter, medical care, protection, education and psychosocial support for our children.

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RMB Westport director talks property development opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

It is the “extreme challenge” that Michael O’Malley, director of sub-Saharan Africa-focused property firm RMB Westport, enjoys most about his job. Over the past decade the company has been involved in the development of numerous shopping centres and office blocks in countries such as Nigeria and Ghana, including the Ikeja City Mall in Lagos and the Accra Financial Centre. But commercial property development in many of the region’s frontier markets is fraught with challenges, such as uncertainties related to land ownership, slow legal systems, inadequate infrastructure, and high building costs, to name a few. “I think if we had traditional desk jobs… doing vanilla property development, it wouldn’t be half as satisfying,” notes O’Malley.

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Meet the Boss: Ugwem Eneyo, CEO, Solstice Energy Solutions

As a high school student in southern Illinois, Ugwem Eneyo originally planned to study journalism and political science. The daughter of Nigerian-born parents who worked in engineering and computer science, Ugwem had a sudden change of heart during her senior year. “At the last minute I decided that I should stop running away from my destiny, so I applied to Illinois for engineering,” she laughs. While at Illinois, Eneyo has been active in the National Society of Black Engineers, Engineering Council, the Provost’s Student Advisory Board, the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee, the Illinois Student Senate as a member of the Committee for Environmental Sustainability, and significant volunteer work through the Morrill Engineering Program, which serves underrepresented groups in engineering. She is also an Engineering Learning Assistant for a class in clean water access for the Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience program, which targets freshmen for project-based engineering education.

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