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The Spectacular Rise of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) under Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem
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The Spectacular Rise of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) under Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem

A great team player and progressive thinking business leader, Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem's cutting-edge vision has powered Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) into a world leading free zone. And the young executive is getting ready to take the centre to the next level. Few people had heard of DMCC, or Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem, when he was appointed to lead the organization and tasked with creating a world-class commodities centre for the Gulf emirate. Eighteen years on as the centre achieves unprecedented growth from a start-up of 28 member companies in 2003 to a world leading free zone in 2020 with over 18,000 member companies from 180 countries. Also as the Executive Chairman of DMCC, Bin Sulayem has played a key role in establishing and positioning DMCC as a major commodities trade h...
The Growth Accelerator: How Nigerian MP Kabir Ibrahim Is Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Young People
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The Growth Accelerator: How Nigerian MP Kabir Ibrahim Is Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Young People

Hon. Kabir Tukura Ibrahim is a shining light, and has become a beacon of hope for the Nigerian Youth across board. Trail-blazing positive pathways in his quest at instituting the dividends of Democracy in his constituency, Kebbi State. This Young Bachelor of Art degree holder from Usmanu Danfodiyo University is an entrepreneur and a Nigerian politician. A member Of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Zuru/ Fakai/Danko-Wasagu/Sakaba Federal Constituency of Kebbi State, North-western Nigeria, lays it bare with Pleasures Magazine. Journey from Childhood. Growing up in Sokoto, I had fond memories which include relative peace way back in time. The co-existence and the strong bond I shared with my family. The amiable All Progressives Congress political party stalwart, starte...
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...
AVILA NATURALLE: Inspiring a Healthier and Happier World through Natural Products
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AVILA NATURALLE: Inspiring a Healthier and Happier World through Natural Products

Mrs Temitope Mayegun is the CEO of Avila Naturalle Ltd, manufacturer of natural body care, foods and household brands, which combine a dynamic distribution network with a retail strategy as well as e-commerce with focus on encouraging the usage of natural, safe and quality products. In this interview with PLEASURES Magazine, Mrs Mayegun discussed the company’s commitment to enrich lives and inspire a healthier and happier world by offering natural skincare solutions that deliver healthier, radiant, and glowing skin. The company is out to address the challenge of low esteem associated with the skin type and complexion by promoting naturally healthy and glowing skin using truly natural and safe products. Temitope Mayegun in brief Temitope Mayegun is the CEO of Avila Natural Limited, a le...
Jet Li on supporting African entrepreneurs
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Jet Li on supporting African entrepreneurs

As a board member of the Jack Ma Foundation, martial artist, actor and philanthropist Jet Li has been involved some of the foundation's key campaigns, including its Africa's Business Heroes competition. Now in its second edition, the ABH competition aims to provide entrepreneurs across Africa with a platform to showcase their business ideas as well as the chance to win a share of the US$1.5 million prize in grant funding. To date, the foundation has received 18,000 applications from candidates representing all 54 countries across the continent. This week, it also extended the deadline for applications to June 22 in recognition of the extraordinary circumstances facing small businesses due to Covid-19. Ahead of this year's competition, we spoke to Li about his experience participat...
President Danny Faure:  The President who puts community, and Creole values, at the heart of all he does
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President Danny Faure: The President who puts community, and Creole values, at the heart of all he does

The Seychellois President, Danny Faure, stepped into his role in October 2016, after the resignation of his predecessor James Michel. A seasoned and experienced politician, President Faure talks to Pleasures Magazine about how his own experiences that motivate him to improve the lives of the Seychellois people, as well as those around the world. On October 16th, 2016, the people of the Seychelles saw their then-Vice President, Danny Faure, take the helm after the surprise departure of James Michel, who had served just ten months of his five year presidency. The incoming President made his people a promise of three things – transparency, accountability and good governance. While Mr Faure was well known within the People’s Party (sometimes called Parti Lepep), he suddenly found himself at t...
Doing things right as it should be done: Meet Otemu Igho –The Aviation Refueling Expert
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Doing things right as it should be done: Meet Otemu Igho –The Aviation Refueling Expert

When you’re in the business of aviation refueling, like Stein Energy CEO's Otemu Igho, safety isn’t just the primary measure of success, it’s the top priority. In his words – “The one thing we lay emphasis on at Stein Energy is the constant need to adhere to aviation fuel handling, safety and to continually operate within acceptable standards. In a nut shell, it’s been a good run so far.”, the Nigerian recounts to the Pleasures Magazine. Engr. Otemu Igho is a Petroleum Engineeringgraduate of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria. Discipline, diligence, hard work and honesty are his driving force as a successful entrepreneur that he is today. “My Father was in the Army and of course, you know what an average military family would look like, discipline was the order of...
Luthuli Capital Co-Founder’s Advice On How To Start When You Can’t Get Finance
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Luthuli Capital Co-Founder’s Advice On How To Start When You Can’t Get Finance

Mduduzi Luthuli of Luthuli Capital, is a young entrepreneur spurred on by passion, energy and grit, has confronted and overcome the challenges of growth and is continuing in the direction of success. By Monique Verduyn Mduduzi Luthuli and his wife Trudy, both of whom have a solid track record in financial services, launched wealth management company Luthuli Capital in 2016. He left a great job because he wanted to do something he was truly passionate about. Having funded Luthuli Capital with their personal savings, it’s now self-sustaining and turning a modest profit — in less than two years. Mdu says he started the business because, after years in wealth management, he could not find his ideal job, so he decided to create it. What to do when your start-up can’t get finance The Cha...
7 Tricks to make applying eyeliner easier
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7 Tricks to make applying eyeliner easier

By Tamlyn Cumings Say goodbye to hours struggling to get the perfect line, only to have to wipe it all off and start again… Using one (or a few!) of these super genius eyeliner tricks makes it easy! Why is it that when you’re already pressed for time on your way out, you can never just nail your eyeliner? Thankfully, there are ways to simplify this often-dreaded make-up step that will make applying eyeliner easier, and you’ll be out the door in a matter of seconds! 1. Know your make-up! There are different types of eyeliners, namely pencil, gel and liquid, and they all have different consistencies, making some more difficult to apply than others. Word of caution: if you’re a rookie, stay away from the liquid liner! Pencil liner is usually more forgiving if you don’t have a steady h...
The ‘Morin O’ Leather Bag brand story
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The ‘Morin O’ Leather Bag brand story

Maureen Obaweya has been on the cutting edge of making quality leather goods in Africa for over two decades. Her use of shape and color is unique in the industry. With her own carefully curated handbag collection, designer Maureen Obaweya is the perfect person to guide the way. Not only are her bags patterns are of international standard and up to date in style, but her fantastic personal sense of style and keen eye for design also offer a unique opportunity to tap her expertise. In this exclusive interview with PLEASURES MAGAZINE, Maureen shares Morin O brand story and tricks on collecting, protecting, and preserving your precious items – and tips on achieving success. May we know who Maureen Obaweya is? Maureen (Morin) Obaweya is a creative entrepreneur, founder and head designer at ...