So yesterday, my humble self was profiled by CNN as one of the 10 leading tech voices from different African countries.
While I am deeply honored at being listed along with several people I look up to and respect greatly, such as Gbenga Sesan, Ory Okolloh (who I hope to meet soon), and Nmachi Jidenma, I will be the first to admit that there are several other Africans who are more deserving of the honor than myself, based on the amazing work they do on Twitter, related to the spread of technology in Africa.
That said however, I am not one to refuse such an honor, but rather view it as motivation to double my efforts around “encouraging entrepreneurship and creativity in the developing world as a tool to lessen the dependence of the citizenry on the state, which affects their willingness to criticise government leaders, thereby perpetuating poor governance.”
If you are really interested in technology in Africa, you need to also follow the following handles (by no means exhaustive);
Thank for your article and thanks for your list about those who CNN forgot. But, what about the african french voices of your lists ? Whats about the Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroun and others french countries influents voices ?
@africatechie @ActivSpaces @sankara1111 are all African French voices. Also free to list more for us to follow
assalam alaykum. how are you brother Idris. Bro. Musodeeq was in Nigeria recently and he to our office. he told me you are in Oxford. keep rising to the top.keep your humility as well.
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