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At the beginning of 2010, Yar Adua was still Nigeria’s president, Wizkid was still an upcoming artiste, Blackberries were still class dividers, was still just an idea, and I was still hopelessly crushing on Faith in SS1 at St Paul’s Comprehensive Secondary School.
Game of Thrones wasn’t even a thing yet.
In 2018, Seni Sulyman, Andela’s Vice President, Global operations, tweeted about how a former company gateman got a job as a developer.
Andela was building a network of technology leaders in Africa. The goal was to bridge the chasm between the US and Africa’s technology sectors. They placed successful applicants on an intense six-month training program, after which the fellows would gain employment at partner companies in Nigeria and overseas.
Seni Sulyman’s tweet stirred up a buzz. This buzz...
In January 2004, when Kamu Kintu is lynched by a vicious crowd, a woman says, “that is what happens to a race that fails to raise to raise its value on the market.” While Kamu’s body lies unclaimed in the mortuary, we follow the Kintu lineage back to the 1750 Buddu kingdom, when the ambitious Ppookino (governor) Kintu Kidda journeyed with his tribe across the perilous wasteland, o Lwera, to swear fealty to the Kabaka of Buganda Kingdom, and unleashed a curse that would plague his descendants for generations.
Two things made Tosin Amuda lust after computers: the opening of a computer lab in his secondary school and movies that made nerds look cool. Amuda’s introduction to digital tech was via learning to draw shapes using Logo turtle. He went ahead to study Computer Science. Years later, he’s part of Project Leer, a digital platform that will stem WASSCE failure rates by helping West African secondary school students prepare better for their O’ Level exams.
Nsukka forces you to learn the language of dust. How it mocks you while you’re polishing your shoes early in the morning before you step out. When you buy new shoes, make sure you listen to languages rocks speak too–they are laughing at your white soled sneakers when they crackle against your feet, especially if you live in Odenigwe or Hilltop. Your jeans trousers aren’t left out either, they have to learn how to fold during the rains.
Nsukka’s weather suffers from bipolar disorder: In the mo...
The Nigerian software ecosystem is considered by many to be Africa’s technological Polaris. It is the largest, and arguably the most talked-about tech industry on the continent. And for good reason; Nigeria has the numbers, population-wise. But there is an age-old problem hindering it from genuine greatness: The systems that should nurture it seem to be hell-bent on stifling its progress. Yet, young people are striving every day to make it work, regardless.
Justice Otuya is one of these young people.
If you are the kind of person to judge books by their covers, then you may be expecting a sun-filled, fun-filled read in the Land of Always Summer, when you pick up Here Comes the Sun. But it only takes the first three pages for Here Comes the Sun (HCTS) to jolt you out of your fantasy.
Valentino Ugbala Valentino Ugbala, a Nigerian software engineer turned down a Well-paying job offer to embark on his Enye Tech journey, and his brave move paid off.
How did studying Electrical and Electronics influence your decision to pursue a career in software engineering?
In my second year in university, a lecturer asked me what employable skills I had that stood me out from my peers. I couldn’t come up with anything asides ‘I am hardworking and intelligent.’ I felt bad, and, after some research, I decided that I needed to learn to code. I picked up the Sams Teach Yourself C in 24 Hours handbook, and after two months, I was able to build a GP calcula...
Cool evening breeze wafts lazily through the settlement whipping up red-brown dust and loose dirt that head for people’s eyes. It is this kind of breeze that soothes and sometimes tickles underneath your armpits.
It is on such evenings that men like to sit on their verandahs discussing politics, playing draughts, while downing shots of ogogoro that seem to never finish. The ogogoro makes them laugh boisterously at intervals, punctuating their animated discussions in dramatic fashion.
It is on...
Ama Udofa spins an introspective narrative with “Still Full, Still Feeling”, and earns himself the first runner-up spot in the Fiction category.
After a witty comment you made on a mutual friend’s Facebook post, she’d sent you a friend request and thereafter this private message:
You’re friends on Facebook
Lives in Abuja, Nigeria
6 Nov 2016 at 01:08
“Okay, I’m literally still cracking up
Are you an egg?”
“Like the one I’m about to fry?”
In the following weeks, you met her offl...
Cool evening breeze wafts lazily through the settlement, whipping up red-brown dust and loose dirt that head for people’s eyes. It is this kind of breeze that soothes and sometimes tickles your armpits.
It is on evenings like this that men like to sit on their verandahs discussing politics, playing draughts, while downing shots of ogogoro that seem to never finish. The ogogoro makes them laugh boisterously at intervals, punctuating their animated discussions in dramatic fashion.
On such eveni...
It’s 2019, and with laptops adding more and more entertainment features these days, increasingly adopting the “suitable for work and play” idea, it’s not such a strange thing to hear people ask if there’s any reason for DVDs. After all, even low-end notebooks now have DVD drives. So why bother with the extra baggage?
Love him, hate him, or stay atop the fence, Wizkid has arguably earned bragging rights as the most prominent entertainment export from Africa.
Perhaps with an uncanny sense of foretelling, the hitmaker had already acknowledged this superstar status since 2011. Since then, his growth has been swift, sustained and with no significant breaks in transmission. At just 27, having won every major award on the continent, broken into the international scene with a bang, the highlight of his career so ...
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