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Konnect Africa’s Top 10 Posts on Shining African Stars in 2013

Compliments of the season.

Hope you enjoyed your Christmas holiday.

As we wrap up the year, we bring to you the Ten (10) Most Read Posts on African Stars who are Making A Difference (M.A.D.) which were featured on KonnectAfrica.Net in the year 2013. Without much ado, Let’s go –

10) Natnael Berhane

Born January 5 1991, young Natnael Berhane has become a name to be reckoned with in professional cycling; a sport not very common in our part of the world.

Natnael made history for Eritrea and African cycling sport as the first cyclist from sub-Saharan Africa to win a major Hors over the years; first he was overall best in…>>>

berhane 2, Konnect Africa's Top 10 Posts on Shining African Stars in 2013

9) Isis Nyong’o

As Vice President and Managing Director for Africa at inMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile advertising company, she heads operations for the entire African continent. She once worked with Kenya’s first online job site, MyJobsEye, MTV and Google consecutively.

While at Google, she specialized in mobile partnerships and developed the company’s content strategy for Africa. She has been named as one of the Top 40 Women Under 40 in Kenya for several years, listed on the Forbes Top 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa and on IT News Africa’s Top 10 Women in ICT. Most recently, she was named amongst the Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.

What makes Isis Nyong’o tick? Find out here>>>

Isis 1, Konnect Africa's Top 10 Posts on Shining African Stars in 2013

8) Chief Godfrey Medicine

The proverbial saying that, success is not attained on a silver platter has once again been proven true by Chief Godfred Medicine, the founder and leader of the United Shepherd Group of Companies (U.S Group of Companies). Chief Medicine hails from the Volta Region of Ghana.

Like the biblical Joseph, he was sold into slavery… >>>

Godfred Medicine

7) Chimamanda Adichie

So it is Nobel laureate-in-the-making Chimamanda Adichie in the Konnect Africa house! Did you know she dropped out from studying Medicine? And had a reputation for being a bit of a hot-head?

Chimamanda will be 36 years old this September, 2013! I was amazed to discover that, because she does not look a day older than 25. Perhaps literary superiority will do that for you…>>>

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6) Lupita Nyong’o

Every effort made to hide success always ends in futility. It’s like trying to cover the sun with a blanket. In the same way, the success of this dark skinned and astonishingly beautiful young lady can definitely not be hidden.

Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan actress and film maker who has made her mark in the international movie industry. Read her inspiring story here>>>


5) Ashish Thakkar

The first time I came across a picture of this 32-year old serial entrepreneur, my immediate  thought was, “he fine…” After I researched the length and breadth of his ‘entrepreneurialism’ I heaved a sigh of relief; my admiration was not in vain.

Ashish is the founder of Mara Group a huge umbrella corporation which controls >>>

Ashish Thakkar

4) Frank Edwards

“You too dey bless me ohhh, Oghene doh, Mma mma”…these heart-warming, God-praising songs are easily recognisable because of the passion and clarity with which they are delivered. Song after song, ministration after ministration, Frank Edwards continues to blaze the trail for other gospel music artistes to follow…>>>

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3) Sarkodie

Born in the 1980s, Michael Kwesi Owusu Addo AKA Sarkodie AKA Obidi Pon Bidi is a Ghanaian recording artist, rapper, brand ambassador and a BET Awards Best International Act winner for 2012.

Sarkodie, the fourth of five children, was raised in…>>>

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2) Tonye Cole

A Sahara Group desktop calendar sits on my desk as I clatter away at the keys of my computer. I actually glance through it, marvelling at all the claims contained therein. International trade it says, Tank farms, Agro-Business, Aviation support, Dreams and Inspirations….REWIND!!! Dreams and Inspirations? Is that a product or a service? That’s not all…>>>

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1) ABC Orjiakor

ABC Orjiakor, a trained orthopaedic and trauma surgeon has proven that the human mind is quite capable of taking great leaps from one area of expertise to another.

The oil magnate who shares Nigeria’s independence birth date is…>>>

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So, these are the 10 most popular stories on KonnectAfrica.Net in 2013.

Is there any particular post that was featured on during the year which inspired you a lot but is not on this list, do share with us in the comments section below.

From all of us at KonnectAfrica.Net, we wish you a very happy and prosperous 2014.


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