Nimi Akinkugbe : Because Money Matters Part 1

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Nimi Akinkugbe is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bestman Games Ltd, a leading African games company and the African distributor of customized Hasbro games including the world famous Monopoly Boardgame. Prior to this she enjoyed a successful banking career spanning 23 years first at Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc where she rose to the position of General Manager and Head, Private Banking and Director Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Ltd. Subsequently she joined Barclays Bank Plc as Regional Director (West Africa) for the Wealth & Investment Management Division and Chief Country Officer for Nigeria. Achieving financial security ranks as a […]

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Entrepreneurship tips for Teens and Tweens

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I am a proud alumna of Federal Govt. Girls College Benin-City. However, a lot of my friends and sisters attended Federal Govt. College Owerri.  Thus when one of my Federal Owerri friends invited me to speak at one of their mentoring sessions for young girls I had to get over my feelings of “what will I say” “me ke?” “I don’t speak well”  and just get with the program. Apart from the fact that I love my friends I also thought it was just an awesome idea to impart wisdom in young girls. Though I have a 9 to 5 […]

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10 ways to Spend Smarter

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Even if you live in the most vibrant economy there is wisdom is spending wisely.  Spending smart should really not be something we do when tightly squeezed but at all times. In fact it is more important to spend smart when you are buoyant as you are able to save for your future and cushion the effects of a rainy day.  Here are 10  tips which I try to use to spend smart. Budget wise: Have a budget and  stick with it. At the start of every year or month create a spreadsheet where you put in your expected income […]

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