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“How Africa can keep rising” | Watch Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Inspiring TED Talk on BN TV




African growth is a trend, not a fluke, says economist and former Finance Minister of Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

In this candid and straightforward TED talk from June 2016 in Alberta, Okonjo-Iweala describes the positive progress on the continent and outlines eight challenges African nations still need to address in order to create a better future.

Watch it here:



    September 3, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Unfortunately your Economics couldn’t help Nigeria.

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      September 3, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      the man who keeps focusing on the past is at present not yet ready to face the future.

    • nnenne

      September 4, 2016 at 3:39 am

      @ uncle. Gwe, Gwe,Gwe..Because heaven help those, who help themselves.

      I still remember her TED talk on corruption years ago.

      Great talk, ma’am!

  2. Tosin

    September 3, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    to watch soooooon.
    mummi-m 😀


    September 3, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Lets seee the magic our KIM KARDASHIAN finance minister will perform.

  4. curios

    September 3, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    great woman. they tried to put her down, but she keeps shining.

  5. I'm just saying

    September 3, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Aunty okonjo-iweala, what did you do when you had the opportunity to?!

  6. I'm just saying

    September 3, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Aunty okonjo-iweala, what did you do when you had the opportunity to?! What Africa needs to do is theoretical.. What did you do

    • Tosin

      September 4, 2016 at 2:00 am

      I thought she was phenomenal. she was Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy under President GEJ. Were you in Nigeria this past decade?
      Did you feel a difference when the economy was growing and prices were stable and poverty was falling and investment was pouring in?
      Because I feel like those things aren’t just theory they affect normal life for millions of people.

    • gbaskelebo

      September 4, 2016 at 6:52 am

      Thank you Tosin, some persons simply refuse to see even when the transformation was right in front of their nose.

    • Tosin

      September 4, 2016 at 2:05 am

      abeg do the following:
      watch her talk and if you like it, watch more here
      share with your younger ones to let them see what kinds of great things people can do with their lives especially if they commit themselves to study.

    • Confuzzled

      September 4, 2016 at 3:09 am

      @ I’m just saying anyone that asks questions such as yours hasn’t been paying attention or is being disingenuous. Go and do your research on her time from when she was in OBJs cabinet till 2015. Educate yourself.

    • nnenne

      September 4, 2016 at 3:43 am

      She left more money in our treasures than she received, in spite of Nigerians being Nigerians, governors sharing some of our surplus.
      What more do you want her to do?

    • nnenne

      September 4, 2016 at 3:47 am

      ** Treasury. **

  7. babe

    September 3, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    she already explained that the government had no will to save, so lets spare her!

    • ...just saying

      September 4, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Lol! A person with integrity would have resigned .

  8. Lynda

    September 4, 2016 at 10:29 am

    If anybody wants to criticize her, let the person do so. All i Know is that a bag of rice during her time is N900 and not N2200 that it is being sold in the market now

  9. Mary

    September 4, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    She had me at population control. We all need to plan our families…quality over quantity. You don’t need to have more than one child…if you are a billionaire, two.

  10. Amina

    September 4, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Awesome stuff, Africa’s finest. She tried to stop the fuel subsidy, they kidnapped her mother…..

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