Nigerian businessman 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, Jim founded Zenith Bank.

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

In this special edition of Talking Books’ Peace Hyde speaks to him about his transition from banking into the author of ‘Africa rise and Shine’.

Read the entire conversation here.


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