This April, Mfonobong Nsehe from Forbes will be releasing the annual list of the top 30 young entrepreneurs in Africa. The list is gathered by using the following criteria: An entrepreneur under the age of 35, must be a citizen of an African country, business must be based in Africa, business must have revenue of at least $100,000 and be generating a profit. It’s an interesting indication of what is generally considered “successful” in the business world as so many young entrepreneurs struggle with the concept of success. Mfonobong Nsehe has some additional requirements from the entrepreneurs and is currently taking nominations via email and Twitter for this year’s list.
Some of the previous young entrepreneurs that have appeared on the prestigious list are: Lorna Rutto (EcoPost), Joel Mwale (Skydrop Enterprises) and Oluwaseun Osewa (Nairaland).
Midnight Munchies is a London based dessert business focused on making homemade tasty treats and delivering them straight to your door. The business was founded in 2016 by Melissa Wynter-Earle and Josephine Mochia, two young entrepreneurs from South London.
Midnight Munchies has a broad dessert menu which includes cheesecakes, brownies and cookie dough to satisfy any cravings you have for a sweet treat! The menu (found on the Midnight Munchies Instagram page) also has patties and bagels if you’re looking for something savoury to go with your dessert.
We made a few orders from Midnight Munchies to gain a better understanding of the menu and the customer service:
White chocolate cheesecake with caramel (£4), two Oreo cupcakes (£4) and a regular vanilla milkshake (£4) + £2 delivery charge Total: £14
White Chocolate cookie dough (£4), Apple crumble and custard (£4), Oreo cupcake (£2), Carrot cake (£3.50) + £2 delivery charge Total: £15.50
ORDER 1 – The white chocolate cheesecake was rich and had a sweet caramel drizzle on top. It was nice to have something not too common on a dessert menu as the “more typical options” are strawberry, vanilla and toffee. The two Oreo muffins were neatly coated in small biscuit crumbs and again, it was nice having a more unconventional option. Finally the vanilla milkshake was very refreshing to have after the muffins and cheesecake, however it was finished over two separate sit downs as it was quite thick to have all in one go!
ORDER 2 – White chocolate cookie dough: An ample portion was given which was much appreciated! This was paired perfectly with a reasonable amount of icecream.
Apple Crumble and custard (Hot): Although it was hard to choose, this was by far the most outstanding treat bought. The crumble was as described, not the stodgy consistency that can be found at other places, and both the apple crumble and custard were hot upon arrival!
Oreo Cupcake – Special of the day! 1 for £2 or 3 for £5: This was a nice addition to the sweet feast!
Carrot cake: A good sized piece of cake. Light and fluffy sponge with gorgeous icing!
Strengths: Top customer service! Phone was answered immediately in a polite and professional manner. We were well informed about the expected waiting time which helped to manage our expectations. The desserts were of high quality. It’s clear that this business has a strong focus on the products it serves and making sure a high standard is maintained throughout.
Area for improvement: We were supposed to make a third order which would include the vegan options. Unfortunately on this occasion there were none of the options available when we called. One suggestion is to have a website where the business can amend the menu at short notice if there are any changes that customers need to know about before they order.
Arsenal fan and comedian Uncle Ed recently done a diss track aimed at Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger. Uncle Ed is a die hard Arsenal fan and has always publically shared his frustration with the club’s lack of success.
The past week alone has seen Arsenal lose to Manchester City 3-0 on two seperate occasions, one of which was the Carabao cup final at Wembley. Uncle Ed tweeted “3-0 to Arsenal yeah yep I’ve had enough. #WengerAnthem uploading”
The young comedian clearly wants to see changes as soon as possible at Arsenal.
Uncle Ed told us:
“I believe it’s time for a new manager with fresh ideas and techniques. Wenger has done an amazing job over the past 20 years, but I feel his tactics are out-dated and someone new should come and give some new energy to the dressing room”