Uplift PodcastMay 11, 2020
Episode 19: My Journey through Tech with Abel Adugam
Episode 18: Non Technical Roles In Technology Industry with Motunrayo Alake Olasupo
Motunrayo Alake Olasupo is a Tech enthusiast who is very passionate about helping people attain their best potential through her cutting edge human resources skills. She currently works with Decagon as a people and process associate and is certified by Human Resource Institute as a Professional Human Resource International (PHRI). She is most excited about using tech to help bridge the gap between employees' performance and the organisation's strategic objectives.
Episode 17: Harnessing the Best from Volunteering with Baliqees Salaudeen
For about 5years, Baliqees Salaudeen has consistently worked as a development expert and a serial volunteer in Nigeria, her activities spanning environmental management, Climate Change Activism and youth Development.
She’s an Alumnus of Accra Business School and a Fellow of African Young Leaders Fellowship Program, Accra, Ghana.
Baliqees leads notable Environmental platforms in Kwara State and North Central Nigeria, including PickThatTrash, North Central Climate Conference, Climate Strike/Fridays For Future.
She has been engaged by several organizations including UNDP, ICCDI, YIAGA and the Federal Ministry of Environment.
Baliqees is the Executive Director and Founder of Bays Planet Foundation and the Director of Research, Advocacy and Strategy for AREAI4AFRICA.
You can catch up with her:
LinkedIn— Baliqees Salaudeen
Episode 16: Women in Tech Series with Arfat Sabo
Arfat Sabo, a graduate from Middlesex University, Mauritius Branch Campus holds a BSc in Information Technology and Business Information Systems. She is the lead on analytic reporting at the American University of Nigeria’s Office of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance, where she is saddled with the responsibility of providing succinct reports and visualizations to inform management decision making. Outside work, Arfat leads the Women Tech Makers(WTM) of the Google developers group (GDG) chapter here in Yola. Along with other GDGyola volunteers, she is creating visibility for tech enthusiasts in and around yola through the activities of the group. She is passionate about inspiring the next generation of female coders from her community. She also strives to solve some societal problems with the aid of technology within her community in Yola, Nigeria where she hails from.
Episode 15: You are a developer, So what? with Faridah Kabir (CEO, OTRAC)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OTRAC, Farida is a graduate of Biological Sciences from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. She is an epidemiologist, a software developer, a tech entrepreneur and ICT consultant with vast experience and interests in information technology, public health, and data analytics. Her company, OTRAC, develops and deploys enterprise software solutions cutting across healthcare and education sectors in Nigeria. In 2017, she became the federal ICT advisor for PERL, UK government’s flagship program on governance in Nigeria.
Farida also holds an MBA from the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank. She is currently the ambassador for Google Women Techmakers Abuja and the co-organizer for Google Developer Group Abuja. She is also a member of WHO AFRO steering committee for developing and implementing a framework for scaling health innovations across Africa.
She has won various awards, including the NYSC FCT Award, the Innoventor Award by Verdant Zeal Group and Nigeria’s 100 most inspiring women of 2019 by Leading Ladies Africa. In 2016 she was the only Nigerian amongst five Africans that was awarded by the French President, François Hollande, in recognition of her pioneering entrepreneurial strides in Health Technology.
Episode 14: Building a Sustainable Fashion Brand with Kola Kuddus
He was a personal shopper and stylist for friends. He decided to focus on making clothes for men. His dissatisfaction with regular brands he used to style his friends led him to starting his own fashion design company.
Mr Kola Kuddus creates clothes for the modern man has showcased at high profile shows such as Lagos style week. His collections of clothes are long lasting, high quality and timeless. He started as a personal shopper in 2004, and grew into designing and outsourcing. The man behind the label is set to conquer the retail market as his brand is available throughout Lagos and is set to expand through Nigeria and eventually globally. He has come through the ranks of emerging designers to be in a place were he has forged and consolidated his place in the Nigerian fashion industry. A Philosophy Graduate from University of Lagos, he has also studied at City University London, Nobel Africk and at the prestigious London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins. Distinctly modern but marked by rich color, flawlessly constructed designs and quality fabrics he remains loyal to African trends and styles yet epitomizes global glamour by offering men his innate fashion sense. The ready-to-wear collections pay careful attention to detail and his classic and casual styles are developed with a modern aesthetic.
He is currently the president of Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria.
Episode 13: Personal Development with Yusuf Ahmed (Sky Hub)
Yusuf Ahmed is the co-founder/Creative Director of Skyubd Nigeria. He also works with/for Plateau ICT Development Agency, Ministry of works etc
Episode 12: Tech Community Leads Around Nigeria with kamaldeen Kehinde
Kamaldeen Kehinde (a Managing Director and Community Organizer at Kwarabuild | Malhub) specializes in building and creating value towards tech ecosystem development. Yusuf’s Program incubation and management expertise is rooted in providing technical guidance, mentorship, community support and facilitation to help evangelize the importance of tech innovation across the nation.
Kamaldeen Kehinde is a Community Organizer for Kwarabuild tech community. In this capacity and in his role as the Community Lead, Yusuf is responsible for providing technical guidance, enablement, Knowledge Base, Best Practices and related collaterals to internal and external technical audience within and outside kwara. He is a popular and regular Speaker at technical conferences and workshops ((including Ingressive Campus Events, Malhub Meetup, and more), presenting technical subject matters related to Community building and tech ecosystem. His main passions are his Mum and Twin sister (Mrs Asmau and Taiwo).
Episode 11 – Changing the Narrative 1 with Blessyn Kure
Blessyn Kure is a multi-media personality, serial entrepreneur, culture and travel enthusiast from Kaduna state, Nigeria.
Her fascination with people and culture and her desire to explore Nigeria to behold the beauty amidst the chaos, has led her to travel across the nation while documenting some of these travels on various social media platforms in a bid to create more social impact by changing the narrative.
Episode 10 – Business Research with Osondu C. Benedict
OSONDU C. BENEDICT AMIARSA, MIPMD
Lead Business and Market research consultant: Benth Plus Consulting
Osondu C. Benedict is a certified Market & Business research consultant, a business & marketing strategist, a marketing brand and feasibility expert.
He has over 5years of experience in helping government owned organization, startup and existing businesses to build a global brand perspective by providing them with business and market strategy, feasibility and marketing services.
He is an expert in helping startup and has been involved in starting up over 50 businesses by providing Strategy & Structure, feasibility & marketing research services for several companies currently existing and also help business in their marketing research plans & projects both within Nigeria and Abroad.
He is currently the Lead and founder of Benth Plus Consulting
Episode 9 : Journey Through The Lens with Musa Tukurah
Musa Tukurah is a Portrait and Fine Art Photographer, based in the city of Jos,
Episode 8 : Clarity of Purpose with Emdee Tiamiyu
Mubarak Damilare Tiamiyu (Emdee) is a Data Management Consultant at Adam Smith International West Africa (ASIWA) where he oversees the Database Access, Integration & Needs of Mafita – a DFID-Funded Project that empowers 40,000 marginalized youths in North-Western Nigeria with economic opportunities. Prior to joining Adam Smith International, Emdee had previously worked at various technology companies including a Multi-national ICT training firm and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Headquarters, Abuja. He is credited for his work in developing NYSC’s first and official mobile application that helps 70,000 Youth Corps members in Nigeria “stay out of trouble” through the provision of Health, Financial and Security help and response in real-time. Emdee is an Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer (OCPJP), Oracle Certified Associate Database Administrator (OCADBA) and an Oracle Certified Professional Database Administrator (OCPDBA). In 2018, he founded Girong – Nigeria’s foremost Virtual Reality company for Local Tourism. Girong was born out of his obsession for futuristic technology and a life-long experience of visitation to scores of tourist destinations within Nigeria and beyond. Emdee Tiamiyu is more popularly known for his Daily Inspirational Messages that is now delivered to over 60,000 readers in 26 countries via major social media platforms using the hashtag #YouHaveARightToBeMotivated. In the last 25 months, Emdee has delivered over 65 speeches across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria, in the People’s Republic of China and in the United States of America. He is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow. During his Fellowship in the United States, he learned Public Management best practices at the Arizona State University (ASU). Emdee Tiamiyu was also privileged to meet President Barack Obama in Washington DC. Emdee is the author of the best-selling book “Act like a Corper, Think Like a Gold” an inspirational book that helps Prospective & Serving Corps Members get the best out of the NYSC programme. He is passionate about youth development and digitization of the public sector in Nigeria. Emdee is a professional communicator, Motivational Speaker and the Curator of TEDxIsaleGeneral.
Episode 7 – Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give in.
Ritarilla Barick Yusuf is final year law student of University of Maiduguri. She is from Adamawa state, Nigeria.
She is a writer, a poet, and a motivational speaker, she has over 200 poems and two self published short stories titled ” Far from home ” and “The Road to Ethiopia”. Poetry and performance has taken her to some part of Africa, Tanzania and Adis Ababa.
Episode 6: How Start Innovation Hub is Helping Startups Start Faster
Start Innovation Hub Nigeria is an ICT firm with innovation lab in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, South-South of Nigeria. they are committed to helping technology startups with software and hardware ideas start up faster. Start Hub is a lab with business centre facilities and all in one open space for entrepreneurs to leverage on Nigeria’s strength and capitalize on opportunities in the global economy.
Start Hub aims at stimulating economic growth in the technology community by providing key ingredients like seed funding, mentorship and access to business expertise. Others are networking opportunities, peer review, pitch development, product testing and introduction to investors.
Episode 5: What Leadership is NOT with Enoch Nalado (Part 1 & 2)
Enoch Nalado is a leadership expert and business consultant. He is the CEO of Enoch Nalado International, a human capacity development firm focused on research, training and advocacy. He interfaces with aspiring and budding leaders from all walks of life every month as the Curator and lead mentor of The Leadership Hub Nigeria, a monthly leadership development platform and mentoring community based in Kaduna where he teaches leadership to help a critical mass of people discover and apply themselves as leaders at home, in school and in the marketplace. He also serves as the Founder and lead facilitator of the School of Leadership, he’s flagship leadership development program for aspiring and budding leaders. Enoch has more than a decade experience coaching and training individuals and organizations to help them unleash their leadership potentials for greater influence, impact and profit. He loves Nigeria and is passionate about Africa.
Episode 4: GladePay – Growing African businesses beyond borders
Gladepay system is built to power African businesses to grow and go beyond borders by enabling them to receive one-off and recurring online payments on (website / mobile apps/AI) from their customers, anywhere in the world and offline payments in-store.
They have built a payment infrastructure where entrepreneurs can easily connect, build on their ideas, market fast, and scale successfully.
visit: https://gladepay.com/why-gladepay to find out more about GladePay
Episode 2 - Communities around Nigeria (nHUB)
nHub plays a leadership role in nurturing dialogue, disseminating knowledge and re-wiring the ecosystem through different community-based efforts that are geared towards building a generation of new entrepreneurs, software developers and an army of skilled and employable young people matching industry needs in priority sectors.
They believe technology is a catalyst for growth and that client satisfaction is driven by best and timely services.
They are focused on empowering entrepreneurs on their journey to build great ideas out of little or nothing, they work with Start-ups at every stage of maturity to provide the tools, resources, knowledge and expertise they need to succeed.
They help Start-ups scale their businesses, bring innovative services to the market and reach new customers through our connections. Their work span from conceiving ideas, training, incubation, collaboration and creation of services.
Episode 1: Public Speaking with Olaleye Rosiji
Olaleye Olabode Rosiji is regarded as a Life Management Expert, Leadership and Discovery Coach. He works with both Corporate Organizations and Individuals. He leads the foremost MindShiftAfrica Team (A Team of Africa’s foremost Mental Transformation Agents). He is a United Kingdom Trained Life Coach, Psychologist and Neuro-Scientist. He is also a Top-Notch Speaker, Communications Expert, Writer, Business Stimulator, Project Manager and a Management Strategist.
Episode 3: Personal Branding with Iheanachor McFabian Franklin
McFabian is a content creator and brand strategist. He helps brands and individuals get more visibilty online. He has also worked on teams that brings digital marketing campaigns to life.
McFabian is also a social entrepreneur, he volunteers for social causes and is the curator of TEDx Gwallemeji.
He is passionate about apply entrepreneurial thinking to toTEA (Technology, Education and Agriculture). He can be reached on @mcfabian07 on all social media platforms.
He hopes to be an Angel Investor in the nearest future, retire young and have a lovely family.