BCA African Business
Book of the Year



About the awards:

The Business Council for Africa, in collaboration with Brand Communications and African Business magazine, proudly presents the second edition of the BCA African Business Book of the Year award. This annual competition is dedicated to illuminating the compelling business narratives of Africa.

The BCA African Business Book of the Year brings together the foremost figures in African publishing and the business realm to recognise the stories that are reshaping the business landscape. We also honour the talented authors and publishers responsible for bringing these stories to the forefront.

The winners of this prestigious award will be announced at the Awards ceremony, set to take place in London on July 3rd, 2024 at Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, Mayfair. The grand prize includes a trophy and a substantial reward of $10,000! Additionally, the second and third place recipients will be awarded prizes of $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. For more details about the Awards ceremony, please scroll down.

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2024 Shortlist

The Digital Continent: Placing Africa In Planetary Networks of Work

Mohammad Amir Anwar and Mark Graham

The BEE Billionaires: Redressing the imbalances of the past, or creating new ones?

Chris Bishop

Ethiopian Airlines: The African Aviation Powerhouse (Airlines Series)

Jozef Mols

Africa Is Not A Country: Breaking Stereotypes of Modern Africa

Dipo Faloyin

Lagos – Supernatural City

Tim Cocks

Tony O. Elumelu, Leading by Example: A Journey of Business, Philanthropy and Service

Ope Adeleke

Africa’s Sustainable Future & Entrepreneurship Innovations: New Horizons in Africa Economic Development with Loopholes to Funding Opportunities

Dr. Amos Obi

How Africa Trades

Luke David

Winners 2023

  1. Africa: Open for Business by Dr Deanne De Vries
  2. The Time-Travelling Economist: Why Education, Electricity and Fertility Are Key to Escaping Poverty by Charlie Robertson
  3. Africa 2.0: Inside a Continent’s Communications Revolution by Russell Southwood


About the ceremony

We are excited to announce that the winners of the second edition of the African Business Book of the Year will be revealed at the upcoming BCA Awards ceremony on July 3rd 2024. This prestigious event will bring together some of the brightest minds in African business and entrepreneurship. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting event!

For more information about the event please contact c.haasz@icpublications.com.


  • Biographies & corporate stories
  • Business strategy (Entrepreneurship, Investment, Leadership & Management)
  • Behavioural Science & Psychology
  • Industry specific books (Banking & Finance; Energy & Environment ; Entertainment & Media; Manufacturing & Commerce; Technology & Innovation; Industrialisation; Agriculture)
  • Economics
  • Growth Markets
  • Historical books on the above


Arnold Ekpe

Chairperson of BCA, and chair of the Judging Committee

Chris Ogbechie

Dean of Lagos Business School

Arunma Otteh

Chair of the Royal African Society

Moky Makura

CEO of AfricaNoFilter

Terhas Berhe

Managing Director and Founder of Brand Communications

Omar Ben Yedder

Publisher of African Business and New African magazine

Anver Versi

Editor of New African and African Banker magazine


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This Award is organised by Business Council for Africa in partnership with Brand Communications and African Business Magazines