VIDEO: Jim Ovia Talks About New Book ‘Africa Rise & Shine’ on Forbes

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Nigerian businessman, Mr Jim Ovia, has been called the godfather of Banking by Forbes Africa.

In a time of tension between military and civilian regimes, periods of incredible economic instability, and a decaying infrastructure, Mr Ovia founded Zenith Bank.

Under his leadership, what started with $4 million in shareholders’ funds, grew into one of Africa’s largest banks, an internationally recognized institution with more than $16 billion in assets.

In this special edition of Talking Books’, media personality, Ms Peace Hyde, spoke to him about his transition from banking into the author of Africa rise and Shine.

Watch the video below

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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