Business A.M was founded in 2014 by Philip Isakpa, one of Nigeria’s leading business journalists. Its online presence is huge, with subscribers across the globe. The publication provides up-to-date finance, commodity, technology, business news round-the-clock. Businessamlive.com is an updated daily global online, digital edition of the print version of Business a.m., a newspaper owned and published by Businessnewscorp in Lagos, the financial and business capital of Nigeria.
Business a.m. provides unmatched coverage and insight of the issues in the financial sector and the markets in an exciting depth and with more revealing breadth than most other trade publications. The publication has a trusted and impressive eye on what’s on the agenda for key sectors such as banking and finance, investment banking, fund management, trading and technology, fund management, alternatives, markets, commodities, companies, securities, including private equity, as well as business activity and the economy from a markets perspective in Nigeria, Africa and the World. It proves to be one of the leading sources of coverage for the finance sector and general business in Nigeria, West Africa and Africa. The contents of this publication represent the interest of the financial markets and business to those not best informed or less interested in the financial markets and business matters, a major reason why it has become a household name in Nigeria.
About the Founder of Businessamlive
Philip Isakpa is the executive editor/founder of Businessamlive. He is one of the most influential business journalists in Nigeria, having an enviable pedigree that has made him a role model for up-coming reporters. When you talk about top journalists in Nigeria’s business journalism landscape, Isakpa is among the very best the sector has seen. He is among very few Nigerian journalists equally skilled and hard-working as they are virtuous and ethical.
Isakpa’s educational background reflects traces of depth and quality in terms of knowledge and content. He attended the prestigious Kings College Lagos after which he proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) where he bagged a degree in Mass Communication in 1995 as the best graduating student in his class. He then proceeded to The Manchester University where he studied for his Masters Degree. He also did a research programme at Liverpool John Moores University.
Isakpa had always had a flare for writing and an innate passion for journalism even before enrolling into the university for his First Degree. He was a freelance journalist for a while before joining the Business Day Newspapers where his input shot his name to limelight in Nigeria’s media Landscape. He rose to the rank of Editor in BusinessDay and his exceptional contributions positioned the publications as one of the leading business dailies in West Africa. Isakpa was ultimately promoted for his giant strides in the establishment as the Executive Management of BusinessDay Media Limited announced his elevation to the position of Executive Director, in June 2014, with July 1 as the effective date for the appointment.
Isakpa’s inborn passion for journalism took him to the next level in the profession which is media ownership category. He is the Executive Editor/CEO Business a.m., one of Nigeria’s leading business dailies. The online version of the publication, Businessamlive.com, came out ‘fast and furious’, taking the business journalism community by storm with consistent show of professionalism and dogged coverage of the business world. Businessamlive quickly became a household name in Nigeria and is gradually pushing across Africa with contents that appeal to business community in the continent. Isakpa’s understanding of the disturbing challenge posed by the digital world and numerous surface-based click-and bait news media existing today, stigmatizing the journalism profession spurred him into ensuring that Business a.m. and Businessamlive are platforms that reflect vintage professionalism in terms of content and outlook, as a result of which these newspapers are among the most sought-after in Nigeria’s business/financial sector. After showcasing outstanding work at BusinessDay, Isakpa’s Business a.m. is simply a reflection of class from the master himself with cutting-age business news and analysis about the business/financial sector not just in Nigeria but across the globe.