Can the new Nairobi International Finance Centre (NIFC) compete with Johannesburg and Dubai to help finance trade and industry in East Africa ... and beyond? Acting CEO Oscar Njuguna believes that there is plenty of room for everyone.
A report from consultants at PwC forecasts that the fast-growing industry will earn $14.8bn in 2025, up from its current revenue of $7.7bn, riding on an 85% growth of its internet access segment.
As Covid-19 cases steadily rose in Nigeria and the government enforced a nationwide lockdown, the economy shrank by 1.8%, plunging the country into its second recession in five years. The music industry was not spared. Nightclubs and bars were closed, while festivals and music concerts got cancelled; but the internet came to the rescue.