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Songhai Advisory is a bespoke risk management company facilitating transformative and sustainable investment in Sub Saharan Africa. 


Integrity, dedication to service and an African identity are the heart of this company. We use those principles together with local knowledge, extensive networks and analytical rigour to help our clients to conduct responsible, sustainable and transformative business in West, Central and East Africa.

At Songhai Advisory, we are in a unique position because not only are we in-country experts, but we are also creators and generators of business. Being at the coal face as it were, we are able to substitute a purely theoretical approach with a commercially practical one.

Our portfolio of clients operating in the region is broad. So whether you are in private equity, infrastructural development or agro-processing for instance, Songhai Advisory can assure you of a sound foundation for decision making.  


At the heart of Songhai Advisory are three principles described below; in addition to which the company takes its obligations on data protection, confidentiality, economic, environmental and social impact very seriously and are happy to share our policies here upon request.


Dedication to service:

Advisory services tailor made for client decision making



Independent, accurate, timely and actionable business intelligence


African identity

On the ground presence and extensive networks


Business Intelligence


Our Story

Co-Founders and Managing Partners Nana Adu Ampofo and Kissy Agyeman-Togobo established Songhai Advisory in 2010, drawing on backgrounds in governance risk & compliance, political science, development economics and law. The name is drawn from the 15th and 16th century Songhai empire covering swathes of West Africa. It speaks to the team’s origins, focus and ambition.

Kissy and Nana have more than 25 years' experience advising clients on business risk. For example, working with leading providers of intelligence, analysis and consultancy on the region such as IHS Global Insight, Exclusive Analysis, The Risk Advisory Group and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) even before Songhai Advisory.

Moreover, strategic advisors Peter Gbedemah, Joshua Mortoti and Michael Applegate have amassed more than thirty years each at the forefront of seminal telecommunications, energy and extractive resources transactions in the region.

Today, Songhai Advisory managing partners, in-country analysts, consultants and investigators serve investment firms, professional services and business intelligence companies, banks, industry and international civil society.


African Markets

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Effective collaborations make for beautiful outcomes and in that vein, we have formed partnerships with organisations that resonate with our service areas, ethos and ambition.