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Improving Financial Literacy in Africa With Arese Ugwu (Founder of Smart Money Africa)

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Quote - “Afropolitan means showcasing the brilliance of Africa on a global stage.”

The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.

Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.

This episode features Arese Ugwu, Founder of Smart Money Africa; an edutainment platform providing financial literacy and education for the African millennial.

Arese is a graduate from Aston Business School and University College London and has previous experience with leading African financial services brands before transitioning to Smart Money Africa.

She is passionate about creating content and avenues that break down financial barriers for African youths especially women.

Listen and enjoy as Arese Ugwu talks to us about Smart Money tribe and her thoughts on financial literacy for the African millennial.

Arese’s Reading List

The Smart Money Woman: An African girl's journey to financial freedom by Arese Ugwu

The Rich Are Different: A Priceless Treasury of Quotations and Anecdotes About the Affluent, the Posh, and the Just Plain Loaded by Jon Winokur

Sex and Vanity: A Novel by Kevin Kwan

Show Notes

1:30 Upbringing and background

2:59 Start of Smart Money Africa

6:35 Challenges/process of self-publishing a book

12:24 Netflix picking up the The Smart Money Woman series

16:26 Balancing multiple roles professionally and personally

17:50 Financial advice for young people

19:11 Season Two of The Smart Money Woman

19:57 First encounter with failure and lesson learnt  

20:45 Title of the book about your life

21:45 Reading list

23:20 What does being Afropolitan mean to you

24:00 Beauty of South Africa

The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.

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