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Expert and African

Get up close and personal with career experts in the African tech ecosystem, as they take you on their journey from newbie to expert and how they became successful in the industry.

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January 18, 2023

Titi Fakuade: Seasoned System Engineer and tech leader

In this episode of Expert and African, we dive into Titi Fakuade's journey, her insights on being a woman in a male-dominated field, and her advice for young individuals aspiring to succeed and achieve career growth in the tech industry. She has over 20 years of experience as a telecommunications expert, and has held technical and leadership roles at local and international companies. Notably, she's spent over 17years with MTN across West Africa. ...

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Serge Ntamack: Experienced corporate lawyer and tech policy expert

August 30, 2022

Serge Ntamack: Experienced corporate lawyer and tech policy expert

On today's episode of Expert and African, Cameroon-born Serge Ntamack, a professional corporate lawyer and policy expert spoke about his 24 years of practising, getting into the law profession, and his 14+ years of handling compliance and legal affairs for Microsoft in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He also chipped in pointers for anyone looking to get into the legal space. ...

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Yekeen Ajeigbe: Senior software engineer and cloud-native architect

August 16, 2022

Yekeen Ajeigbe: Senior software engineer and cloud-native architect

This week’s dose of inspiration to get ahead in your tech career is the story of a Nigerian senior software engineer who once led an engineering team at Konga. Today, he’s leading cloud engineering teams at Deimos. Meet Yekeen Ajeigbe and get tips on getting into software engineering ...

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Seun Adeola: Growth profession and brand strategist

August 09, 2022

Seun Adeola: Growth profession and brand strategist

On this episode of Expert and African, I had a conversation with Seun Adeola, a graduate of International Relations that got into marketing for survival. Currently, he leads operations and growth at a fintech company named, Shara, that's into transaction finance. I'm sure you will have a lot of takeaways from his story, especially if you're considering a career in marketing. ...

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How to be a more productive tech leader

August 02, 2022

How to be a more productive tech leader

On this episode of Expert and African, I revisit some of the stories and recommendations from different African tech experts that I've spoken with in the past year. Here are five skills that team leads and startup founders can use to up their leadership game. ...

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Olugbeminiyi 'Bemi' Idowu: Tech PR expert

July 26, 2022

Olugbeminiyi 'Bemi' Idowu: Tech PR expert

In this episode, we'll inspire you through Olugbeminiyi Idowu's story. He's a London-based African tech PR expert who is the brain behind Talking Drum Communications, a PR consultancy startup focused on African tech businesses. We talk about his relatable beginning and how he found a passion for PR, including his exploits in the industry for the past 13 years. ...

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