Ishioma Emi

Ishioma Emi is a future-forward female and passionate business news journalist. She writes for Ventures Africa and Billionaires.Africa. Her focus area is African markets, tech startups, mergers and acquisitions, deals, businesses, and exceptional women-led businesses on the continent.

Ham Serunjogi’s Chipper Cash gets $2-billion valuation with $150-million Series-C round

The cross-border payment platform offers mobile-based, fee-less, peer-to-peer payment services in Africa.

Jim Ovia’s Zenith Bank records one-percent growth in profit before tax for 9M 2021

Zenith Bank is a large financial services provider in Nigeria and Anglophone West Africa.

Sunil Bharti Mittal’s Airtel Africa signs partnership with UNICEF to accelerate digital learning across Africa

Airtel Africa is a leading telecom and mobile money services provider in Africa, with a presence in 14 countries.

Startup founder Peter Njonjo’s Twiga Foods raises $50 million to scale food solutions across Africa

The agtech startup has so far raised more than $100 million in debt and equity financing.

Nigerian media tycoon and politician Orji Uzor Kalu offers scholarships to med school students

The OUK Foundation is a non-profit that contributes to national development through critical interventions.


America’s richest black billionaire Robert F. Smith maintains top spot with $12 billion net worth

Robert F. Smith, America's richest black billionaire holds firm to top spot with a whopping $12 billion net worth

Nigeria’s richest banker Jim Ovia rakes in $26 million in single day as NGX soars

This recent surge has further solidified Ovia's position as one of the most affluent investors on the Nigerian Exchange.

Zimbabwe’s richest man Strive Masiyiwa sees net worth decline by $100 million

Despite the recent setback, Masiyiwa's net worth is still up by a remarkable $900 million since the start of the year.

Egypt’s second-richest man unveils $1.2 billion in investment projects in Uzbekistan

The announcement came during a meeting between Egypt's second-richest man Naguib Sawiris and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.