Detty December? Cancelled!

It looks like it’s gonna be a clean December! ‘Any which way’, we’re glad that the year finally ends in a few days. What a relief! I know, right? But is it just us or this year literally felt like a decade? It actually feels good to know that businesses got to open and at […]

Chill With the ‘Geng’ in 2021

I hate to be the one to say this but we’re currently in a recession. (Sigh) The fact that we haven’t even recovered from COVID-19, the lootings and the recent hike in fuel price just leaves me wondering what could happen next. But we move! However, what this means for businesses is that with heightened […]

Wetin Moremi no go see for Professor N’Dyare hand?

Anyways, now that I have your attention, let’s talk about something equally important. I visited a friend that used to have steady ‘light’ but my expectations were cut short. Before she told me what happened, I noticed that there were so many naked wires overlapping their gate. Tapping current from all the poles on the […]

I Still Haven’t Answered The Genie!

‘Before I became this person, I’m sure the Sterling genie had asked me countless times why I chose to camp with banks that didn’t seem to care about me but my money’. She had been ill for the longest time and all my savings and investments were geared towards sending her abroad for surgery because […]

Thank God It’s Friday But…

How cruel of me to ruin the weekend with some business advice on a day when you should be prepping for a getaway or the infamous TGIF turn-up. But please indulge me. I finally passed through the Lekki toll for the first time since the event and as I sped past (a luxury which never […]

When Exploitation Isn’t Evil!

When Exploitation Isn't Evil

This year’s Agriculture Summit Africa was a classic example of ‘virtual at its finest’. At the brink of the Covid-19 pandemic, we realized that we would not be able to enjoy the company of illustrious agribusiness owners and enthusiasts like we did last year but we needed to have serious conversations around the carefully chosen […]

Something Just Happened Now

I was talking to Yinka one Tuesday morning and I told her that I had to leave early because the Third Mainland Bridge was partially closed for repairs and she asked me, ‘What’s that?’ So, I’ll start by apologizing to non-Lagosians for my assumption of knowledge of a shared phenomenon. For those of us outside […]

Abandon Caution

So you ignore the warnings, put your mask aside, shake hands and hug everyone you see and finally come home to carry crying junior, without washing your hands? Parenting instinct, abi? Hmm…it’s not your fault but COVID-19 does not understand that one. The numbers these past weeks are high up there and might increase because […]

How To Work From Home With Kids

For the first time in weeks, my house is quiet. I just have one kid but when the schools were shut down, I inherited three more because my friends were health workers and needed to social distance from their children. Who would have thought that a time like this will come? My wife and I […]

3 Types Of Businesses Post Covid

What if I told you that some businesses have bloomed as a result of the COVID-19? This is a truth that entrepreneurs need to embrace now in order to psyche themselves up for action. At first, it was almost impossible to admit this because of the pain that the pandemic brought with it but coming […]

Education For The Future

It was not strange that just at the announcement of the lockdown, a bulk of our attention was driven to how this pandemic could change the course of education forever. And our thoughts went out to the average Nigerian who would be negatively impacted by the hit. While there is so much yet undone within […]

COVID-19: Sterling Provides Holistic Support for the Health Sector

Sterling's holistic response

Sterling Bank has announced multiple donations to ensure a holistic response to the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world. The donations cut across infrastructural support to providing opportunity for free tests across different locations and financial support to the federal government in partnership with the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID. The sum of N250 million […]

Covid-19 Urgent Update

May 5, 2020 Last night, we received confirmation that a staff in our Ilupeju office tested positive for the coronavirus. As of this morning, he was still symptom-free and in good spirits while in isolation. The NCDC has also been in touch with him and will continue to actively monitor developments. As part of our […]


Health Workers Fund Our Health Workers are at the front lines battling pandemics. They have needs and earn only N5,000 a month as hazard allowance. We have decided to raise a N1billion fund to support them at this critical moment while they help those sick with Lassa fever and Coronavirus get better. This fund will […]

Living Through COVID-19

Speculations are all over the internet as to how something in the African genes repels the operation of the virus in this part of the world. However, letting your guard down on the basis of unconfirmed and unverified information is usually one of the quickest ways that situations with little or no initial impact, spiral […]

Go Fast With Fashion

When we came up with CafeOne, our co-working space where entrepreneurs can utilize the power supply and internet services in exchange for buying a cup of coffee, it was a banger because the turn up was lit. Till date, we have helped tons of businesses thrive amidst the challenging times by just allowing us to […]

Sterling Eat Drink Festival, 2019

Sterling Eat Drink Festival

The Eat Drink Festival isn’t just a weekend to devour ‘delish’ delicacies – although that is unarguably the best thing about it! Hosting about 5, 000 guests, excluding children and about 80 vendors from the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) space was an amazing way to mark the seventh edition of the annual event. […]

Bridging the Gap for Coding

In a world where disruptive technologies are changing the way people live and work, Raheem Akingbolu reports that in Nigeria, Sterling Bank is championing the cause of female-focused coding training through support for the Girls-Coding programme of the Pearls Africa Foundation, which seeks to empower girls from underserved communities They were 30 young school girls […]

#SterlingAtAkeFestival: What Went Down!

Africa’s literati at home and the diaspora are still gushing about the continent’s biggest and most colorful festival for writers, poets, thinkers, dancers, singers, actors and literary enthusiasts powered by Sterling Bank. The Bank named the ‘Most Innovative’ in the Country by the Central Bank of Nigeria is also Africa’s Most Agile Company. From October 24 – 27, Lagos hosted […]


For Nigeria’s world cup journey in 2018, Coca Cola, one of the 2018 sponsors brought together A-list Nigerian artistes including Olamide, Falz, Simi, Lil Kesh and Slim Case, among others to produce what became the anthem of Nigeria’s campaign at the World Cup, this trend among others showed how interwoven the sports world is with […]