Education meets Talent. It's not enough to be educated. It's more important to redirect your education towards the harnessing of your God given talent. This is the only way you can be distinct and unique amongst the many graduates in Nigeria.
The following 5 guys are graduates like many people but they didn't stop at being "just another graduate". They looked into the problems in Nigeria, especially in the tech world and used the knowledge impacted in them to proffer solutions. They are amongst the richest and of course, they paid their dues as tech innovators. Meet them -
BUSIVEL Group is an African multidisciplinary conglomerate offering services in integrated project management, oil and gas, power, logistics, training, Information Technology and manpower supply.
It is founded by Kester Awani, who is also the CEO of Turbo Errands, one of the leading logistics company in Lagos, Nigeria. This 32 year old engineer is a graduate of the University of PortHacourt and is currently doing his PhD in the University of Ibadan. Outstanding!
ProDevs provide entrepreneurs, HR managers and companies with an elite pool of African tech talent, giving them a seamless trusted hiring experience.
It is founded by William Nwogbo, who is in his late 20s. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is highly passionate about product development and has developed other products like "My Church Member", "PlatoHub" etc, where he is the CEO.
Andela builds remote engineering teams that work.
It is co-founded by Iyinoluwa Aboyeji. He schooled at Loyola Jesuit College before proceeding to the University of Waterloo for his Bsc. This 29 year old tech master has appeared in numerous national and international platforms including Forbes 30 under 30. He is also the founder of Flutterwave. He is happily married to Mrs Whittmey Aboyeji and has retired at just 29! Highly impressive!
Intelia designs and develops digital products by focusing on a data - oriented engineering framework that unearths value.
It is founded by Udoka Uzoka, who is in his 30s. He schooled at King's College before proceeding to Duke University for his Bsc. He is happily married with two kids to Mrs Annie Uche Uzoka, CEO of Gourmet Twist - a leading banana bread company in Nigeria.
Utiva offers a wide variety of programs and courses and is led by industry experts.
It is founded by Eyitayo Ogunmola, a graduate of the University of Ilorin.
These 5 young men are beyond inspiring, reshaping the future of Nigeria and Africa via the tech industry. They are a testimony that you do not need to soil the name of the country by stealing from others. You can work hard, work smart and earn legit. Get Inspired!
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