'Nigeria's own Donald Trump'

MTV Base, the music channel’s African subsidiary carried on satellite TV, have been making these upbeat video features, where a group of upwardly mobile young Africans–most based on the continent–interview leading businesspeople, entertainers and a few public representatives (I spotted Julius Malema and Paul Kagame in the series promo). At the same time the interviewers are also profiled. The videos come in at 20 minutes or so and are sponsored by cell phone company, MTN.

A few are online. The first is an interview with Nigerian business tycoon, Aliko Dangote, who has a reputed net worth of US$13.8 billion and is the 51st richest man in the world. The presenter hypes Dangote as “Nigeria’s own Donald Trump” which is odd since Trump is hardly a successful businessman.


With musician Hugh Masekela (who, this time, does not show off his football skills):

And a 3rd with Nigerian business tycoon Ben Murray Bruce (cinemas, beauty competitions, television stations):

H/T: Adaora Isichei

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Sean Jacobs

Also goes by Hasan Wazan. Life President.

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  1. Wow

    absolutely loved this…….thank you for posting this.

    I will watch this in the morning to fire up. I confess that my heart sunk a bit at the thought of gushy interviews with the excessively rich in a desparately poor continent. But it was good value….and inspiring

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