Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom is a media mogul and serial entrepreneur in banking and financing from Ghana, West Africa. With over 65 businesses under his Group Nduom (GN) brand, he recently made history as the first African entrepreneur and investment group to acquire a bank in the USA- ISF Bank, located in Chicago, IL. He is now the April 2017 cover story for Forbes Africa.
The more we see African entrepreneurs featured on magazine covers and other media outlets, telling their stories of success and failures on the road to success -the less of an anomaly it becomes to current and future African entrepreneurs to dream bigger in also fulfilling their dreams on the continent instead of seeking greener pastures away from home. Africa’s development begs for its people to act as invested and participatory citizens and not just as dependant observers awaiting foreign investments for development.
Media is one of the most powerful tools one can develop and own because as Malcolm X said: “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses. ” If African nations like Ghana desire to control their global image and narrative in re-branding themselves to showcase their developmental accomplishments and potential for greater success, then a thriving, critical, globally competitive and professional media industry is one of best ways to get out the message.