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Forbes Africa

The Class of 2022: Money and Meaning

Meet the Youth Fellows

2021 IMF Youth Fellowship

Lehlé Baldé 2021

West Africa Fellow

Lehlé Baldé, Elsa Majimbo & Fatima Babakura…

Meet the Forbes Africa ’30 Under 30′ Class of 2022

Lehlé Baldé 2021

2021 AfriLabs Annual Gathering Agenda

Afrilabs at 10: A decade of empowering and inspiring innovation across Africa. Venue: Transcorp Hilton Mataima Abuja Date: Wednesday, 27th of October 2021 to Friday, the 29th of October 2021.

Intrapreneurship: Lehle Balde

Rema, Seun Fakorede, Sam Adeyemi, others win The Future Awards Africa

The Future Awards Africa on Saturday, 28 November 2020 held its first-ever TV and digital edition to celebrate the transformative power of youth on its 15th edition.


Unending rivalry among Fuji musicians bothers me a lot – KWAM 1

KWAM1, in the two-hour session moderated by Lehle Balde and Yemi Shodimu, took the audience down memory lane speaking about his career, his industry, and rivalry among Fuji musicians


Chris Anyawu, Lehle Balde, Chris Oputa & Uzoma Dozie

Accelerate is a digital lifestyle and entertainment platform with a focus on film, fashion and music in Nigeria and across Africa. We create engaging lifestyle programming and content specially curated, for a global audience of Africans and lovers of African culture.


Accelerating Financial Inclusion

The webinar is in collaboration with Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems (NIBSS). The speakers, audience, and participants are been drawn from National industry stakeholders such as members of the CBN Financial Inclusion committee, Banks, Financial Service Providers, Fintech companies and Development partners etc.

Intrapreneurship: Lehle Balde

The Future Awards Africa 2020 Winners

The annual event aired on Africa Magic, Pop Central, and MTV Base and featured appearances from Funke Akindele, an actress; Tara Fela-Durotoye, a beauty entrepreneur; and Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, the channel director of M-Net West Africa.


Linda Ikeji Talks Being a Media Mogul in Business Day CEO Magazine

Media entrepreneur Linda Ikeji is on Business Day’s The CEO Magazine cover. She talks about starting out as a blogger and branching out to try other things with Lehle Balde. She also shares tips for success. She speaks also about her plans for 2019 and her legacy.

The African Millennial Radio Show

Financial Inclusion and Growing-up in a 3rd World Country

Born in Canada to Senegalese parents, Ms. Lehlé Baldé is a pan African strategy and communications professional and a passionate financial inclusion advocate and radio host.

moderated by Lehle Balde

Agent networks across Nigeria has increased by 313%

The total number of agent networks across Nigeria has increased by 313% in the last 18 months to 345,000 as at the end of May 2020. This was disclosed by Ronke Kuye (Chief Executive Officer, SANEF)

Intrapreneurship: Lehle Balde

Drum rolls! ? Introducing the Winners of The Future Awards Africa #TFAA2020

The Future Awards Africa on Saturday, November 28th, 2020 held its first-ever TV and digital edition (inspired after the Covid-19 pandemic), to celebrate the transformative power of youth on its 15th edition.

Lead Facilitators: LEHLÉ BALDÉ

BusinessDay to hold a Financial Inclusion Session at 24th Nigerian Econommic Summit

Setting a goal to provide universal financial access is the best approach in supporting under-privileged people in gaining a foothold toward prosperity.

moderated by Lehle Balde

‘COVID-19 Made us More User-Centric’ – Piggyvest’s Odunayo Eweniyi Speaks on Scaling Through Crisis

Very recently, BusinessDay’s Lehle Balde hosted Piggyvest COO, Odunayo Eweniyi in an episode which spanned topics from Piggyvest to Odunayo’s journey as an entrepreneur and scaling through the COVID-19 crisis.

Audience Moderation

Osinbajo to Declare Open 2021 Abia Business Summit

The Abia 2021 Business and Leadership Summit scheduled for Aba, the economic hub of the South-east, will be declared open by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.


BusinessDay kicks off Impact investing radio program on Nigeria Info FM

BusinessDay kicks off Impact investing radio program on Nigeria Info FM


JEE in Dialogue: Maximising Business Opportunities & Positioning for Growth

Join more than 250 industry and business leaders, regulators and government representatives in dialogue, as they discuss growth strategies and how to navigate the business terrain in Nigeria for sustainable development.

Career Questionnaire

Lehle Balde, Senior Associate Strategy Innovation and Partnerships at Business Day Media

Pan-African strategy and communications professional has the ’hot seat’ on our career series today. She talks about effective communication, respect, emotional intelligence and highlights other key themes for building a conscious career.


The Business Of Fuji Music By Fuji: A Opera

The Fuji genre began as a modification of the Ajisari Muslim prayer and later Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister became the widely recognized founder of the genre, popularizing it across Nigeria and abroad.

Financial Inclusion

EFInA partners with media to promote financial inclusion in Nigeria

EFInA desires to improve the existing financial awareness and literacy of the un(der)banked through the existing media infrastructure.


Slum 2 School celebrate the Day of the Girl Child

UNICEF statistics report that over 60% of out-of-school children in Nigeria are girls. Statistics like this go to show the glaring inequality in the welfares of boy and girl children and so necessitates action on the path of well-meaning individuals, who can afford to do more than just speak about these issues.


Celebrating African Women In Development

This is the month of women, to celebrate their impact and contributions in their communities. Meet the selected women for 2020 International Women’s Day Celebration.


WEConnect International in Nigeria Annual Conference 2019

WEConnect International in Nigeria is thrilled to present an outstanding conference that is focused on helping women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains. Throughout the day, there will be unique opportunities to network and connect with amazing women-owned businesses as well as representatives from WEConnect International’s corporate members.

Financial Inclusion

Seamfix IDT Season2 EP 9 - Digital payments & Financial Inclusion

On the 9th episode of the IDT podcast, we have an exciting chat with Lehle Balde, fin-tech ambassador, multi-lingual and award-winning communications and marketing professional discussing how COVID-19 has affected electronic payments in Africa and the way forward with financial inclusion.

Panel host

It’s Just a Few Days to Fuji: A Opera

Also, revered journalist Lehle Balde and veteran dramatist Yemi Shodimu will be the host of a revealing 2-hour talk panel with King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (KWAM 1) and Saheed Osupa, and also engaging the President of the Fuji Musicians Association of Nigeria (FUMAN) while at it.

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Lehlé Baldé

Sustainable development professional, event host, moderator, and producer with a core focus on economic inclusion through financial inclusion and literacy advocacy. Listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for media.