The Songhai Empire was a thriving commercial centre in Africa between 1464 and 1591. Its base of power was on the bend of the Niger River in what is currently known as Mali, Burkina Faso, and western Niger.
From the thirteenth to the sixteenth century, the Songhai people created a thriving culture, controlling much of the gold and salt trade across West Africa.
The Songhai state was an African centre of knowledge and expertise. The great cities of this empire such as Timbuktu were renowned for their universities and libraries, sparking a legacy that is still intact today.
Similarly, the Songhai Capital business ethos is centred on leaving a legacy. Our leadership team have all run successful businesses and have extensive experience operating in the regional market.
Our combined knowledge and expertise, honed at leading international blue-chip corporations and financial institutions, is utilised to build sustainable and attractive commercial returns for shareholders and investment companies alike.
By setting high standards in investment expertise, professionalism and corporate governance, we manage and deploy capital in sectors where we see opportunity and in businesses where we can add sustainable value.