Against All Odds

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP10 hosts Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

Funke Bucknor-Obruthe is a Nigerian entrepreneur and lawyer. She is the founder and CEO of Zapphaire Events and is regarded as one of Nigeria's pioneering event planners. In this episode of Against All Odds, Peace Hyde explores how her love for event planning made her move from law to start Zapphaire Events, an independent event planning enterprise against all odds.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP09 hosts Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi is a Lagos-based fashion designer considered to be one of Nigeria's leading couturiers. Launched in 2005, her eponymous label includes couture, ready-to-wear, jewellery and hairpieces. After studying finance and business in the UK, Lanre changed her path to her calling in fashion. However, this did not happen overnight. To make it to the top of the African fashion industry, she had to overcome a number of challenges. She sits down with Peace Hyde to share her remarkable journey Against all Odds.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP08 hosts Tara Fela-Durotoye

Tara Fela-Durotoye is a Lawyer turned beauty entrepreneur and the founder and current C.E.O House of Tara International. She started the trend of bridal make up profession in Nigeria where she has empowered over 5000 young ladies with the Tara beauty representatives' initiative that makes them economically independent while building their entrepreneurial skills for national transformation. We find out how she became a beauty pioneer and icon in Nigeria, Against all Odds.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP07 hosts Bolanle Austen-Peters

Bolanle Austen-Peters, is a Nigerian businesswoman, lawyer, award-winning film and theatre director. She is the founder and Managing Director of Terra Kulture, the foremost Nigerian arts and culture centre located in Lagos, Nigeria. Bolanle is also the founder and CEO of BAP Productions which has raised the bar of production in the theatre industry in Nigeria since 2013. She shares her remarkable story building one of the leading organisations pushing Nigerian art and culture against all odds.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP06 hosts Udo Okonjo

Udo Okonjo is an international lawyer and real estate entrepreneur who is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Fine and Country West Africa, a global real estate brand, specializing in providing a premium service through exceptional marketing. But to get to the top of the chaotic luxury real estate market in West Africa, Okonjo had to not only be exceptional at what she does but also overcome insurmountable challenges against all odds.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde: Arunma Oteh

Arunma Oteh served as the World Bank as Vice President and Treasurer from September 30th, 2015 to November 30th 2018. As Treasurer, she lead a team that manages assets totalling $200 billion for the World Bank Group, 60 central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other official institutions. She shares her remarkable journey breaking glass ceilings in a male dominated industry against all odds and how she is impacting Nigeria and Africa to realize their full potential.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP04 hosts Ada Osakwe

Ada Osakwe is a Nigerian economist, an entrepreneur and corporate executive, who is the founder and chief executive officer of Agrolay Ventures, an agribusiness investment company based in Nigeria, which invests in African agricultural food-related companies. A few years ago her world came crushing down when the Nigerian government tore down her business. Find out how she recovered against all Odds.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP03 hosts Nike Davies-Okundaye

Chief Nike Davies-Okundaye is one of the internationally known and renowned female designers and artists. She was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dying practice in her native village of Ogidi in Western Nigeria. Nike has used her international success to launch a cultural revival in Nigeria. She is the Founder and Director of four art centres which offer free training to over 150 young artists in visual, musical and performing arts – one of which is the largest art gallery in West Africa, compromising over 7,000 artworks. She sits down with Forbes Woman to chronicle her inspirational journey.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP02 hosts Toyin Sanni

Toyin Sanni is a lawyer, chartered secretary, stockbroker and author with over 30 years’ experience in senior management positions in investor services, law and finance. But her rise to the top of the Nigerian finance sector has not been without its fair share of drama. In this episode of Against The Odds, she shares her remarkable journey rising to the top of the extremely male dominated industry.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP13 hosts Philomena Kwao

Philomena Kwao is an accomplished model, an advocate for maternal health and women's rights, and a fierce role model for positive body image and self-love. On this episode of Against All Odds, she shares her remarkable journey overcoming adversity to the top of the UK modelling scene as a plus sized model.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP11 hosts Olajumoke Adonowo Founder of AD Consulting

Described as Africa’s Starchitect, Olajumoke Adonowo Founder of AD Consulting knows a thing or two about contemporary architecture in Africa. Her designs have won several awards both at home and internationally but it is her story of finding her purpose that has made her the woman she is today. Catch her inspirational story with Peace Hyde on this episode of Against the Odds with Peace Hyde.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP10 hosts Linda Ikeji

This episode of Against The Odds with Peace Hyde chronicles the journey of one of the most successful bloggers in West Africa, Linda Ikeji. From humble beginnings, Ikeji had to not only find ways to overcome poverty but also provide for her family. Catch her prolific rise from model to superstar blogger on this episode of Against The Odds with Peace Hyde.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP9 hosts Betty Irabor, founder of Genevieve magazine

Betty Irabor has been a leader in the Nigerian publishing sector for over 14 years. But that journey has not been without difficulties. From humble beginnings as the daughter of a Nigerian police officer and a seamstress, Irabor had all the odds stacked against her but somehow she managed to change her narrative to become the founder of her own magazine - Genevieve and thereby paving the way for thousands of Nigerian women. Find out about her inspirational story on Against The Odds with Peace Hyde.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP8 hosts Uche Pedro, founder of Bella Naija

Uche Pedro is the founder of Bella Naija, one of the fastest-growing digital media businesses on the continent covering entertainment, fashion and lifestyle. Voted as one of the most influential tech entrepreneurs on the continent, Pedro shares her journey as one of the pioneers of new media in Nigeria. ‘Watch’ her gripping story on this episode of Against the Odds with Peace Hyde.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP7 hosts Thuli Madonsela

As one of the 11 technical experts who helped the Constitutional Assembly draft the final constitution of South Africa in 1994 and 1995, Thuli Madonsela is one of South Africa’s fiercest public protectors. When widespread corruption was uncovered by powerful business men which led all the way to the country’s seat of power, Madonsela chose to defend the people instead of bow down to threats made on her life. Watch her gripping story on this episode of Against The Odds with Peace Hyde.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP6 hosts Deola Sagoe

Deola Sagoe is founder of Nigerian Haute Couture Brand, House of Deola. In this episode of Against The Odds with Peace Hyde, she takes us through her journey and creative process in building her brand and what legacy she hopes to leave behind for the Nigerian fashion industry.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP5 hosts Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings

Shooting into the political limelight when her husband, former president Jerry John Rawlings became Head of State of Ghana briefly in 1979 and then from 1981 to 2001, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has been a fierce advocator for women’s rights. She believes in women’s vital role of promoting Peace, family, country and the world at large must be acknowledged, a fight she shares on this episode of Against The Odds with Peace Hyde.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP4 hosts Wendy Appelbaum, Entrepreneur Philanthropist

From standing up to her business magnate father in the boardroom over issues of gender disparity, Wendy Appelbaum has always been a fierce advocate for women empowerment and ensuring that women achieve their rightful place in the corporate world. The journey has not always been easy but through it all, Wendy maintains her unflinching optimism for a day when women stand as the giants Against the Odds.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP3 hosts Chinelo Anohu-Amazu of PenCom

Chinelo Anohu-Amazu a Nigerian lawyer, public servant and administrator had to overcome several obstacles in her journey to become the Director General and CEO of the National Pension Commission (PenCom) managing over N2 trillion in assets. After recently stepping down from this position which she pioneered and held for several years, she shares on what it takes to make it in a patriarchal sector.

Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP2 hosts Reni Folawiyo founder of Alara

Nigerian businesswoman Reni Folawiyo founder of ‘Alara’, a concept store in the heart of Victoria Island, Lagos that seeks to redefine luxury fashion for Nigerians as she shares her incredible experience in building the next luxurious fashion destination.


A2X CEO reflects on the last three years, COVID-19 & outlook on company listings

Three years after launching, South African stock exchange A2X now has 37 securities listed. The alternative stock exchange has five of the country’s top six brokers trading on the exchange, and a combined market cap of over R2.1 trillion. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack the journey and latest developments is Kevin Brady, CEO of A2X.

Tshokolo Nchocho on how the IDC is responding to COVID-19 crisis

The IDC and its financing subsidiaries recorded a loss of R3 billion for the year ended March, compared to a profit of R226 million in the previous financial year. A large contributor was a drop in the value of the IDC’s listed share portfolio. Sasol alone set the IDC back R22 billion, as the share price plummeted due to the Lake Charles Project challenges and the oil price war. Joining us to review those numbers is Tshokolo Nchocho, CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation.

Ugandan court suspends ruling banning cross-border lending

A ruling that that banned foreign banks from participating in syndicated loans in the Ugandan banking sector was suspended last week by the country's High Court. Rama Omonya, Advocate and Political Analyst in Uganda joins CNBC Africa for more.

How the Start-up Bill impacts Kenya’s SME ecosystem

Last month, Kenya published a start-up bill that aims to improve the start-up ecosystem by facilitating access to capital, lowering barriers to entry into market, among others. Victor Otieno, Managing Director at Viffa Consult shares updates and further insights into how it’ll shape the SME ecosystem.

Health Minister Ngamije on Rwanda’s plan to tackle non-communicable diseases

Yesterday at the World Health Summit, Rwanda presented the country's five-year strategy to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases, in efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3.