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Do Like The Sea Does

I spent last weekend at the beach with some friends from work. It was a much-needed break to unwind from the pressures of being adult, being human. Take as many breaks as you need to cope w life and adulting. But hey, come back from those breaks and participate 100%, when you're strong. — Irony […]

Working with Girlfriends: Dziffa Ametam

Originally published on the MEST Blog. Dziffa Akua Ametam is one of MEST’s new Communications Fellows. She’s also an entrepreneur, founder of Dziffa.com, a social enterprise that increases the global reach of local businesses by providing them with branding, marketing, and distribution services. Dziffa was awarded the 2014 Entrepreneur of the year by African Youth Excellence, […]

Why I Created This Site

Originally published on Oct 29, 2016. . . . In pursuit of a successful future and a googleable name, most of us lose joy in the present. Adulthood seems to be a long list of goals and to-dos, that most of us sacrifice the present which is all we may ever have for a future we might not live to see. […]

The Electricity Situation in Nigeria

Bowing Out It is not a secret that I spent most of my entrepreneurial life within Nigeria at the front end of the electricity industry. However, Nigeria’s power problems are complex. The solutions appear simple to me; but re-engineering our “system” to address the solutions is where most of the problems lie. I am not […]

Disregard These For Success

Originally published on Bella Naija on 01.07.2016. . . . Ever wondered why we eat with forks and knives? Why forks go with the left hand, and knives with the right? Ever wondered who makes these random rules, why everyone lives by them, and why you almost-always predictably follow them? Doing things different, just to stand […]

Working With Girlfriends: Tress App

Originally published on True Africa on 06.07.2016 Tress is a hair inspiration app targeted at black women. It was created by Priscilla Hazel, Esther Olatunde and Cassandra Sarfo in Accra where they came together due to their shared love for dreaming, learning, building, traveling and innovating. This June Tress, which was founded at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), was accepted to the Y-Combinator […]

Want to get into Africa tech?

Originally published on Sep 24, 2017. . . . A summary of my notes from the recent Women Techmakers Leads and Google Developers Groups (GDG) Summit held in Lagos, Nigeria. I woke up on Monday morning to an invite to the Summit from my friend, Aniedi Udo-Ubong, Developer Ecosystem Manager at Google (Sub-Saharan Africa). It was to […]