Africa is ready for lift-off. The multiple challenges of the continent have fast become the catalyst for innovation on an astounding level – forming new technologies, new infrastructure, new ways of doing things, and a new narrative. Africa is a continent full of creativity, energy, and change –and much of it is thanks to the miracle of the mobile phone.
In Disrupting Africa: The rise and rise of African innovation, Nnamdi Oranye looks at increasing innovation in Africa, showing how modern technology and digital payment services bring it all together to create a new kind of infrastructure the world has simply not expected. The African narrative is changing. Today's Africa is an exciting, creative continent, packed with amazing potential.
"Nnamdi's book succinctly chronicles the way innovation is disrupting the African landscape and creating uniquely African infrastructure where there previously wasn't any. It is an interesting and practical guide to any entrepreneur wanting to tap into the opportunities in the place we call home. Africa Rising!" - Ashish J Thakkar, Founder, Mara Group and author of The Lion Awakes
Disrupting Africa showcases a wave of innovators mapping the path for the next generation of African leaders. Their inspirational stories across various industries on the continent are also embedded in Nnamdi's personal journey in contributing in his own way to Africa." - Chris Gabriel, Former CEO, Zain Africa and Senior Advisor
Nnamdi Oranye, dubbed "The Innovation Guru" on Power FM 98.7's weekly innovation segment with Victor Kgomoeswana, is passionate about the power of technology and innovation to change the lives of Africans. His many travels and business experience across the continent have greatly contributed to his huge optimism for Africa and its bright future. He features frequently as a presenter and chairperson across various conferences in Africa, contributes regularly to media houses on the subject of innovation, and has been named amongst the 100 most influential names in Africa's telecoms, media and ICT industry by the AfricaCom100 Research Board.