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How Israella Mansu is Taking Ghana’s Organic Beauty Industry to Affordable Heights
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How Israella Mansu is Taking Ghana’s Organic Beauty Industry to Affordable Heights

Skincare and beauty business is a gold mine. Over the past few years, a small but promising league of women-led natural brands of all sizes have burst onto the beauty scene creating an estimated global market of over $445 billion. It is a much fledgling industry in Ghana and many entrepreneurs are beginning to key into it. Israella Kafui Mansu, the young Chief Executive of Mansuki Ghana Limited, is one of the leading entrepreneurs who has made a name for herself in the skincare space. She started this business in 2009 and has since moved from making natural skincare and hair products at home to having a standard factory in Accra Ghana. The entrepreneur makes her skin and hair care products from natural ingredients and offers targeted treatment for various skin concerns. Prio...
Dubai: A leading global centre of trade
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Dubai: A leading global centre of trade

An appetite for international collaboration and forward-thinking has propelled Dubai to the cutting edge of global industry. The most successful centres of trade around the world have three things in common: great infrastructure, a business-friendly regulatory environment, and a history of innovation. Recent years has seen Dubai elevated to this list of leading world trade centres. With more than three million residents, an impressive array of transport links and an ambitious growth agenda, Dubai has quickly earned its place as the major trading gateway where East meets West. In March, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan announced that the Emirate’s non-oil foreign trade grew to AED 1.4 trillion in 2019, from AED 1.3 trillion a year earlier. Within 12 months, exports had soared from AED ...
Dubai International Financial Centre Signs Agreement with Israel’s Bank Hapoalim
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Dubai International Financial Centre Signs Agreement with Israel’s Bank Hapoalim

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the MEASA region and home to the largest, most developed financial and FinTech ecosystems in the region, has entered into an agreement with Bank Hapoalim, one of Israel’s largest banks. The agreement creates a framework for both organisations to forge cooperation across financial services activities. Under the agreement, Bank Hapoalim will become part of DIFC’s global network of banks, financial centres, regulators and companies that are disrupting the financial and technology sectors and embracing the highest legal, regulatory and operating standards. The alliance will enable Bank Hapoalim to access banking and innovation opportunities in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia through the DIFC ...
Joy Agbakoba: Championing Tourism And Connecting Clienteles, Vendors Digitally
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Joy Agbakoba: Championing Tourism And Connecting Clienteles, Vendors Digitally

Business mentor, dream nurturer, and goal grabber. Constantly dedicated to cultivating entrepreneurs, Joy Agbakoba is one of the most diverse business entrepreneurs to have emerged out of the tourism industry in Africa to date. Gaining notoriety as a travel expert, she has since propelled herself to a multi-business owner, philanthropist, business mentor, and international speaker. Joy started by honing her business and management skills as the Personal Assistant to the General Manager of the Special Ranging Department at the British Home stores, London. The experience she gained propelled her to start her first journey into entrepreneurship. Today, she is the Managing Director of Travellers Haven, a high-flying travel agency, which organizes tours to exotic destinations. And by combin...
Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo writes a new page in its history
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Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo writes a new page in its history

In the centre of Monaco, the area around Place du Casino has undergone a huge transformation, giving rise to a new Monte Carlo – with the world-renowned, iconic Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo at its heart. This metamorphosis is aimed at giving an even greater sense of definition to Franaçois Blanc’s dream of “a hotel that surpasses everything created up to now” and of perpetuating the legend in the 21st century. A magical hotel at the forefront of the luxury hotel sector Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo was built in 1864 on the arid Plateau des Spélugues, when Monte-Carlo was barely taking shape. Thanks to support from Prince Charles III and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer et du Cercle des Etrangers, the billionaire François Blanc took a big gamble and decided to entirely change an area ...
At Urban Shelter, Every Project Offers Chance To Change Lives, Bring Peace Of Mind – Saadiya Aminu
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At Urban Shelter, Every Project Offers Chance To Change Lives, Bring Peace Of Mind – Saadiya Aminu

Urban Shelter Limited (USL) is redefining the real estate sector with a culture dedicated to service, finding opportunities and creating value. USL, a property development company, with headquarter in Abuja, Nigeria, has 3 decades of experience in property development and management. The company is driven to make itself a household name in the country and Africa as a whole. Urban Shelter has to its advantage an immense reserve of resources, both financial and human capacity, which gives the company the ability to deliver projects effectively. USL has developed and managed properties for individuals, corporate organizations, state and federal government establishments, while strategically consolidating its activities across Nigeria, Ghana, UAE and the entire West African sub-region. The...
Aisha Salisu: Exquisite journey of an oil magnate
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Aisha Salisu: Exquisite journey of an oil magnate

The oil and gas industry in Nigeria has been a male-dominated industry since oil was discovered in Nigeria in 1956. Among the magnates and giants in the industry is this iconic most woman from northern Nigeria who has proven she can survive in a male-dominated environment. It is a cultural norm that the average northern woman is known to be conservative and often too restricted to venture into a complex industry as oil and gas, but Aisha Salisu has been blazing the trail and breaking new grounds in this uncertain path. In her words “There should be more room and encouragement for women in Nigeria to come and shatter glass ceilings in the oil industry,” perhaps we will indeed see that become a reality as she stands out with impeccable records of achievements. Aisha Salisu is the CEO...
Integrity, Commitment, Remain Key To Success, Says Dr. Dauda Lawal As He Covers PLEASURES MAGAZINE Sept/Oct 2020 Issue
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Integrity, Commitment, Remain Key To Success, Says Dr. Dauda Lawal As He Covers PLEASURES MAGAZINE Sept/Oct 2020 Issue

Trust and integrity are the two most important ethical traits in the corporate world. When surveyed, employees, middle managers and executives typically cite these two concepts as important to their overall view of the company, their job and their commitment to compliance with the company’s code of conduct. For Nigerian foremost banker, financial analyst and politician Dr. Dauda Lawal who was featured on the cover of the September/October 2020 edition of PLEASURES Magazine, he simply said the key to achieving greatness individually and collectively as a nation is to have a good reputation which shows your true character. “This is one of most inspiring entrepreneurial features of the year for Pleasures Magazine. If even one young African reads it and is inspired, the goal of the magaz...
We Are Resolute on Creating Affordable Housing For All , Says Pennek Group CEO, Kennedy Nnadi
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We Are Resolute on Creating Affordable Housing For All , Says Pennek Group CEO, Kennedy Nnadi

The Founder/CEO Pennek Group, Kennedy Nnadi speaks extensively on the renewed commitment of his firm aimed at providing affordable housing and respite for all Nigerians. The need for affordable and qualitative housing has always been a serious concern for most Nigerians, however, considering the bottlenecks in property acquisition, Pennek Nigeria Limited, a leading real estate company in Lagos has changed the dynamics of the industry and eliminated the bottlenecks in achieving such a feat via creating real estate investment opportunities for individuals and organisations. Nnadi spoke to PLEASURES MAGAZINE. Meet Kennedy Nnadi Nnadi is a man with many aspirations and believes some of them have been achieved and some are yet to be. His greatest dream is to provide free and affordable s...
Precious Adaobi Okechukwu: 25-year-old Redefining The Real Estate Business
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Precious Adaobi Okechukwu: 25-year-old Redefining The Real Estate Business

Someone once said, “Setting goals is turning the invisible into the visible.” But being totally in love with your goals is one of the most beautiful things any human can do for his/her self. Precious Okechukwu, the Chief Executive Officer, HAV’I-LAH Real Estate Worldwide is one woman, who loves her dream and allows her passion to shine through it unapologetically. At 25 years old she has become a major player in the real estate business, and a voice to reckon with in the real estate industry. With a revolutionary real estate company, the CEO HAV’I-LAH Real Estate Worldwide said she has been very assertive in the male-dominated industry and opined that it’s high time Nigerians change the conventional ways of doing real estate business to avoid incidences of building collapse, as witnesse...