Sam Mensah found out that it is better to give than receive: in giving gifts he received success in return, after he saw the potential market for African garments and designs around the world. A significant element of the business is to present a more truthful picture of the continent.
Nollywood is Africa's first economically viable film industry and one of the greatest explosions of popular culture ever seen on the continent. Nigerian film, long known for B-grade fare, is now producing high-quality movies able to compete internationally - allowing Africans to tell their own stories to the world.
Angola, Kenya and Uganda came out tops in the Africa Agility photo competition. The aim of the contest was to encourage amateur and professional photographers to capture development in Africa in three categories: cities, industry, and technology. Uganda's Mohsen Taha was named the overall winner.
In 2014, Brand South Africa's Petrus de Kock sat down with Nigerian filmmaker Alex Eyengho to discuss Nollywood. Being the second largest film industry in the world, averaging 1 500 productions a year, and being third most valuable, generating over R130-billion, Nollywood presents South Africa with important lessons for success.