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24 year old Nigerian builds the PayPal for Africa?

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24 year old Nigerian, Favour Ori builds a first of its kind global payment platform for Africans named PayDay which people generally refer to as the PayPal for Africa.

With a strong and diverse team at the helm, the fintech firm is poised to build a successful platform for Africans to send and receive money around the world.

Payday, a Pan-African financial technology company raised one million dollars to build out what they believe will be the “PayPal” for Africa.

Nigeria’s Favour Ori, CEO of Payday founded the company in May 2021 and kicked off its beta test in June 2021 with a cold launch in July. Within three weeks of launch, Payday successfully processed over $1.4 million in transactions.

Payday’s product offerings include sending and receiving money globally, getting paid by foreign employers and clients, issuing Virtual Mastercards, and paying tuition and other fees in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Payday is also used by foreign businesses such as TalentQL (TechStars), Tupelo, and a slew of others to pay their employees in Africa for a variety of services such as payroll, taxes, and compliance.

“Payday’s solution is extremely timely and it backs up Africa’s agenda of a single market. Making it seamless and easy to pay people in their local currency and through multiple checkout options is a strong boost for AfCFTA” – ‘Bosun Tijani.

Temi Awogboro, General Partner at MAGIC Fund said “Magic is delighted to be an early backer of Favour and the Payday team in achieving their audacious vision of enabling swift borderless online payments services for Africa, thereby connecting its users with vast opportunities around the world.

“Africa is home to some of the most talented and ambitious entrepreneurs we see in the world today, and they are solving problems for one of the biggest markets on the planet. Sending money remains complicated, time-consuming and expensive but we believe Payday Africa has the vision to liberate Africans and the global diaspora to send and receive money quickly and affordably” says Sunil Sharma, Managing Director of Techstars Toronto.

“Ventures Platform said we are thrilled to partner with Payday as they seek to ease the difficulty with moving money around Africa and across the world; this is even more critical as remote work opportunities continue to grow for young Africans” – Kola Aina, General Partner, Ventures Platform.

“We have been really impressed with Payday’s speed to integrate and launch with Union54. They have worked tirelessly to bring a best-in-class product with a delightful design. They have a thoughtful approach to simplifying how money moves and we are delighted to support them today and for the future” – Perseus Mlambo, CEO at Union54.

“Payday is an exciting product that makes moving money around Africa and the world super easy, and the founding team are relentless and committed to the mission. I’m glad to back them.” – Eke Eleanya, Founder/CEO Risevest.

Payday is a platform created to provide swift payments for Africans across the globe.  They want to be the one-stop shop for anyone looking to move money freely within and beyond Africa. Say goodbye to crazy fees and slow wire transfers.

Although the current investment round is closed, Payday is still open to meeting interesting players and investors in the Fintech space.

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The Importance of Emotional Communication in Relationships

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Communication in Relationships

A smile on the lips, a gentle touch, crossed arms, or even a mockingly contorted mouth – facial expressions and body language often tell us more about our emotional state than words do. A correct interpretation of emotions is the basis for communication, especially with life partners.

A good couple should always have good communication on an emotional level. This type of communication is the key to preventing possible conflicts and discussions in the relationship.

A psychologist who specializes in relationships and communication on shagle video chatnoticed that many couples today do not support this type of communication between themselves, causing serious problems for each other.

What is emotional communication

This kind of communication is centered on exchanging all of the emotions and feelings shared by a couple. Additionally, empathy is important because it allows each partner in the relationship to put themselves in the other’s shoes.

Emotional communication attaches much more importance to emotional language than to verbal language. Although dialogue is important to the couple, facial expressions and body language are much more important.

What happens when there is no emotional communication in relationships

The relationship may significantly worsen if there are specific issues with emotional communication:

  • One of the partners in the couple could be depressed, sad, or bored. This can lead to problems in the future as one notices that their partner is wrong, but does not know why.
  • In the other case, there is something that bothers one of the sides of the relationship, but they don’t say it and stay silent. Nonverbal language makes the other person feel that something is wrong, which creates distance between partners.

The importance of emotional communication in relationships

Maintaining good emotional communication with your partner is important for several reasons:

  • There will be much less conflict and arguments between partners. You can say things clearly without going to extremes.
  • Each partner has much more empathy for the other. This allows possible conflicts to be resolved better and peacefully.
  • The opportunity to share all emotions and feelings mutually.

How to achieve good emotional communication in relationships

  • It is important to start using different emotional verbs in communication: to love, to cheer, to cry, to empathize.
  • Recriminations should be avoided since they push the other person into a defensive position and raise the risk of future conflicts.
  • When dealing with a problem, it is important that both people want to sit down to solve it. It is better to postpone this conversation than to do it inappropriately. Therefore, it is very important to be able to respect everyone’s personal space.

In the end, verbal and emotional communication in relationships is equally crucial. Above all, each person must establish good communication with themselves, letting go of any unproductive negative thoughts. As a result, it’s critical to keep in close contact with the partner. To gain a first-person understanding of the other person, you should be able to listen to them and put yourself in their situation. In that case, every aspect of the relationship will be significantly improved, and everyone will feel extremely competent in living together as a couple.

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Toxic Productivity: How to Deal With It?

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If you have begun to notice that you are very tired from work, study, or household chores, you may have come across the concept of “toxic productivity”. In our article, we will find out what it is, how dangerous processing is, and how to avoid burnout in this case. (more…)

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The Lindsay Foundation builds Emergency Block at Achimota Hospital

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The Lindsay Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in Accra, Ghana. (more…)

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Major highlights at Teachers’ Appreciation Day by Achimota School Class of 2002

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The Class of 2002 of Achimota School expressed gratitude to their teachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Appreciation Day in a spectacular event on Friday, December 2nd which will register as one of the best in the history books of the school. (more…)

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Lemonade Finance presents John Dumelo in “For Mama”

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Lemonade Finance presents John Dumelo in “For Mama”

Lemonade Finance is a cross-border payment solution that enables Africans in the Diaspora to send money to Ghana and other African countries. The App is available on the iOS and Google Play Store.

On October 14th, 2022, Lemonade Finance announced John Dumelo, a veteran actor and entrepreneur alongside Deloris Frimpong Manso popularly known as “Delay” and Dr Likee as Brand Ambassadors.

In the heartwarming “For Mama”, he affirms the brand’s promise of helping Africans in the diaspora give back and build home. He brings this vision to life using Lemonade Finance.

As an entrepreneur, John Dumelo understands how the financial support of diasporans can be key to livelihood, education and small businesses in Ghana.

You can watch the video here:

“For Mama” is a celebration of giving back, according to Ayoola Salako, Brand Marketing Manager at Lemonade Finance. “This video is a love letter to the many Africans that already trust us to send the sweetness home” Furthermore. “It is also an invitation to Ghanaians and other Africans in the diaspora, to trust Lemonade Finance as the best way to send money home

instantly, at the best rates and at zero fees”.

You can download the Lemonade Finance app on the iOS Store or Google Play Store. Customers who use the code DUMELO during signup will get a $10, £10 or C$10 cashback when they send over 100 Dollars, Pounds or Canadian Dollars to someone in Ghana or any other supported African countries.

Find out more about the possibilities of Lemonade Finance on this dedicated page for Ghana.

About Lemonade Finance

Lemonade Finance was founded on a simple goal, to make it easy for Africans to send and receive money from home easily.

With Lemonade Finance, Ghanaians in the UK, USA and Canada can send money to mobile money and bank accounts, at the best rates, instantly and at zero fees.

The Lemonade Finance app is used by thousands of Africans in the United States, Canada and the UK to send money back home to Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and seven other African countries.

The Official Lemonade Finance channels are:

Instagram: @lemonade.finance, @lemonadefinance.gh

Twitter: @LemonadeFinance, @LemonadeFinGH

Facebook: @lemonade.finance, @lemonade.finance.gh

LinkedIn: lemonade-finance

YouTube: LemonadeFinance

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The legendary Billie Jean King

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The Fed Cup was a highly entertaining female tennis competition where the best national squads in the world competed year after year. If you want to wager on these kinds of tournaments, you can use 1xBet for sports betting in Zambia, which is compatible with computers and mobile devices.

In 2020 the tournament was renamed as the Billie Jean King Cup. Let’s now review the career of the legendary player that gave her name to this competition.

Billie Jean King is a former tennis player from the United States. He played the sport in a professional manner between the years 1968 and 1990. The 1xBet Zambia website can always be used for sports betting in the best tennis tournaments and players from all over the world with the best odds too.

Incredible achievements

King’s career is full of achievements and accolades in both individual and group terms. If you want to wager on other tennis players who also constantly receive awards and recognitions, the platform http://1xbet.com.zm/live site is what you need.

Some of the most important achievements she obtained throughout her career included:

  • being part of the United States team that won seven editions of the Fed Cup;
  • winning nine editions of the Wightman Cup alongside the team from the United States;
  • being number one in the singles and doubles rankings in various moments of her career;
  • and winning more than 100 individual tournaments.

The 1xBet website can also be used to wager on other fantastic tennis players as well. Billie Jean King also won competitions in doubles tennis and even mixed doubles, which makes her figure even bigger. In fact, she was also one of the founders of the WTA, which was established in 1973.

Lots of recognitions

Probably the biggest recognition that Billie Jean King obtained throughout her career was having the Fed Cup renamed after her. The games available at https://www.1xbet.com.zm/casino are a perfect option for trying to win great rewards while waiting for this tournament.

If that wouldn’t be amazing enough, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center was also named after her in 2006. This is the tennis stadium complex used for the US Open. Many other accolades followed, including some that put her as not only one of the best tennis players ever, but also as one of the best sportswomen ever. Whenever other outstanding athletes perform, you can visit 1xBet and place all kinds of wagers on them.

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