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Dollars and Danger: Africa, the Final Investing Frontier

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Africa’s New Business Leaders – Clothing Company Owner Adenike Ogunlesi

In Nigeria, Adenike Ogunlesi believes basic financial knowledge can make a bigger difference than aid can for the hundreds of millions of Africans who live on less than a dollar a day. Ogunlesi founded children’s clothing company Ruff ‘n’ Tumble more than a decade ago. Today, it has revenues of over a million dollars a year.

Ogunlesi believes in teaching people how to be entrepreneurs and recites a familiar saying: “Teach a man to fish and he can feed his whole family but give him a fish and you only feed him for a day.”