For more than 60 years after the first African country gained independence from their colonial masters and subsequent experimentation with different economic development programs, the economic condition of sub-Saharan African nations remain in doldrums. The recent outbreak of Ebola, preceded by malaria, herpes and aids did not help matters; the image of Africa and Africans have never been so low. As for Zika arriving in Africa in large number, hold your breath! Sub-Saharan Africa is in dire need of a fast turnaround. Is there any hope for the continent blessed with so much natural resources? This author says yes. However, Africa has to look beyond mainstream economic models to find answers to her socio-economic predicaments. Mainstream economic development models based on neoclassical theories are constructed on the presumption that the economic man was born. Nonetheless, a closer look at the history of Europe, Japan and most recently Singapore, South Korea, etc., would reveal that the economic man was made. Although the financial sector helps to lubricate economic system, programs based on money and banking alone as practiced in Africa for more than half a century cannot and apparently have not turned Africa around. A development model solely for Africa will have to be constructed by those who understand the problems of Africa. Why the economic man? Because economics is about making choices. People who make choices other than collective and long-run social benefits are doomed. People are the decision-makers, the savers, the investors, the managers, the directors, the politicians, in fact, people are the economic agents. If people have other priorities and are not operating with economic demeanor, forget about programs based on "dollars for minerals and devaluations of currencies." To start making the economic man, Africa nations have to re-examine their social structures. Please Read "Collective Institutions in Industrialized Nations: Economic Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa." - By Samuel Enajite Enajero (2015).