Introduction

Africa is at a crossroad of ideological revolution, a new generation is fast rising whose value system and inspiration is far alienated from the older generation whose belief system is influenced by their colonial experiences and struggle for political freedom. While the former is a generation of the young, agile and self-reliant whose interest is afro-centric, the latter is a generation of the old ruling elites who dictates the political, economic and religious tune of the African society relying on the strength of foreign aids. The amount of foreign aids given to Africa yearly is estimated to be around $600 Billion. However, these aids entrusted in the hands of the ruling elites class has produced no incremental benefit to the people of Africa, rather, the obtainable are developmental projects that are later dumped in the laps of the African people. These generation of ruling elites are the “hippo generation”. They submerge the future of Africa in corrupt practices, laying blame on the colonial rule for their failure to lead Africa into its paradise. There is however, another generation in Africa classified by the Professor of Economics, George Ayittey, as the “Cheetah Generation”. This is a new breed of proactive African youths who would not rely on the government for the individual and collective prosperity of Africa. They are outliers who take it upon themselves to adopt a new approach in tackling Africa’s challenge. They take responsibility for their future because they indeed are the future of Africa. Rather than rely on foreign aids to liberate Africa, with their entrepreneurial mindset, they seize every of Africa’s social need as a business opportunity. They are taking Africa on a totally new path, putting an end to decades of brain drain, and as emphasized by the Professor of Economics, George Ayittey; “The salvation of Africa rest on the back of these cheetahs”. Asia has its Tigers, Africa will have its Cheetahs; these are the libertarians.

Cheetah Africa is a non-profit registered in Nigeria and currently has members in West, Central and East Africa. We hope to be fully established in every African country by December 2023. We would be the pool of African startups and innovations, providing them the necessary support structures needed for global relevance and competitiveness. We would provide a platform for Venture Capitalists and Investors to access the best of African ideas and innovations. The future is African, and when tomorrow comes, we would certainly look back and celebrate the steps we took towards a better Africa.

“The salvation of Africa rest on the back of these cheetahs. Asia has its Tigers, Africa will have its Cheetahs; these are the libertarians.”

“We would provide a platform for Venture Capitalists and Investors to access the best of African ideas and innovations.”

“They are outliers who take it upon themselves to adopt a new approach in tackling Africa’s challenge. They take responsibility for their future because they indeed are the future of Africa.”

What we do

“We achieve our core objectives by organizing educational programmes, exchange programmes, and meet ups and innovative projects that seeks to promote the knowledge and use of Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency.”

As a community of cheetahs seeking a disruptive revolution in the Africa socio-economic system, we place emphasis on what we can do and we must do now.  We engage the current and prepare the successive cheetah generation of Africans in projects that seeks to liberate the economic despondency the African people are burdened with through education and adoption of revolutionizing technologies, most prominent of all the BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY and others that can set Africa once again on the stage of global spectacle and applause.

Our focus: EntrepreneurshipArtificial IntelligenceInternet of things

We achieve our core objectives by organizing educational programmes, exchange programmes, and meet ups and innovative projects that seeks to promote the knowledge and use of Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency.

Our Projects

We believe that the blockchain technology is the future. And any individual or corporate entity from banks, businesses, governments, agencies, whatsoever willing to stay ahead of the ever-increasing competition in the world must not only believe in the potentials of the Blockchain but adopt the use and development of the Blockchain technology. According to a Harvard business review, “The truth about Blockchain”, it is stated that Blockchain could slash the cost of transactions and reshape the economy. This is a disruptive technology that was first tested in the emerging cryptocurrency industry. But beyond the cryptocurrency industry, the Blockchain technology can transform other aspects of life such as health, politics, and social interaction. According to Will Wright, in an MIT Technology Review, Blockchain may be poised to inspire solutions to key societal challenges, offering help with everything from trading carbon emissions to maintaining health records. No doubt the Blockchain technology is a disruptive revolution and its users are disruptarians.

Cheetah Africa is set to set the cheetah generation of Africa as active users and explorers of this disruptive technology. In achieving this, Cheetah Africa organizes programmes ranging from educational to research and executes projects intended to promote and encourage the active involvement of the African cheetahs in this emerging technology.

The advent of crypto currency in the world economy has brought a lot of controversy and scepticism. While this emerging disruptive innovation in the financial industry has been welcomed with a lot of hostility and criticism by financial experts from its boom in early 2016 to late 2017, it has however, reached a point of acceptance by major individual and corporate players in the world financial system. Cryptocurrency undoubtedly has changed the way we do commerce. Its believers ever claimed that Cryptocurrency is here to stay due to the Blockchain technology back of it. World leading Universities such as Berkley, MIT, and Stanford are now developing curriculum around Cryptocurrency and offering studies on it. This is a potential sign that Cryptocurrency as claimed by Bill Gates is the future of money. 

Cheetah Africa believes in the crypto technology more prominently because of the libertarian ideology that drives it. If Africa is going to be emancipated from its economic subjugation and rise to take a lead in the world financial industry, it must not be found lagging among the community of crypto users.  Cheetah Africa organizes programmes that promotes the use and adoption of cryptocurrency. We have as one of our major institutional partners DASH Digital, a leading cryptocurrency institution. We promote the use of Dash coin.

At Cheetah Africa, we believe that Africa can only determine its own economic and financial destiny when it is not being controlled in the hands of a few who cannot charter a prosperous path for Africa and its people.

Entrepreneurship is the soul of a nation’s economic prosperity. This is an incontestable fact. The America prosperity of today is owed to the entrepreneurial mindset and spirit of fathers of industries like Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Morgan and Carnegie, to mention a few. This same mindset and spirit although in more reinforced and developed form has sustained the country’s prosperity. Africa has had its share of such entrepreneurial atmosphere. But this was short lived as a result of political instability. The African cheetahs has to be retrained on dependency from the government and university certificates to independency and self-reliance. Only then would the future and prosperity of Africa be secured and guaranteed.

Cheetah Africa encourages entrepreneurship on a large scale among African youths, we not only establish programmes to help young and budding Africa entrepreneurs to secure Non-governmental financial aids to start up and expand businesses, we also organize trainings and educational programmes to encourage the use of technology in Africa’s businesses.

The world is experiencing a disruptive shift that raises a lot of eyebrow on the human society and evolution. The AI is never a recent technology, but its present state of development over the years has drawn a lot of attention to it again. While this is leading to laying off a lot of workers in corporate firms that finds employing AI services more efficient and economical which is causing a lot of fight back from the human society, Africa can be better positioned to benefit from this yet another major disruptive revolution in the human society.

Cheetah Africa advocates the use of artificial intelligence in creating more innovative businesses and solving major African societal issues from political to economic to social. Cheetah Africa has a research aim on AI and prepares African Cheetahs to be major players in this emerging disruption.