TWDS Podcast
TWDS Podcast
Dec 6, 2020
Re-Imagine Africa and the Quest for It’s Missing Pieces
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I catch up with Raymond. He is what I like to call a pure intellectual.. Software engineer at Microsoft, originally from Nigeria, he’s a musician, an artist. Raymond and I connect over art, music, history, maps and our passion for the continent of Africa.

I wanted to sit with Raymond and brainstorm ways he and I, and others like us would like to see the continent prosper. We discuss this from our view, the one of working in a technological hub, members of the diaspora, using the tools at our disposal. We tackle various ideas for bad and good governance, ways to make good use of capital being sent home, just ways we can see the continent proper, all of this on the backdrop of the Endsars movement as well as police brutality.

No way to put Raymond and I in the same room and not want to talk about history! We discuss the importance of writing our own history as we discuss ways to recover it’s missing relics.

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The Music:

Get Loose (c) copyright 2020 Blaq Pages (non commercial use, requested permission to use via IG DMs).

https://soundcloud.com/blaqpages/get-loose-feat-apiwe-bubu 

Just the two of us (c) copyright 2020 Kauai45 ft Sweet Coacoa (non commercial use, requested permission to use via IG DMs).

https://soundcloud.com/kauai45/just-the-two-of-us 

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Continue the conversation:

[Jumia ceo claiming africa have no quality engineers]: https://technext.ng/2019/04/15/jumia-ceo-under-heavy-fire-claiming-africa-have-quality-developers/

[Paystack Startup Acquisition]: https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/15/stripe-acquires-nigerias-paystack-for-200m-to-expand-into-the-african-continent/

[ushahidi Startup]: https://www.theguardian.com/news/blog/2011/apr/07/ushahidi-crowdmap-kenya-violence-hague

[Well told Story Startup]: https://www.devex.com/organizations/well-told-story-52734

[Hack for Africa - Microsoft sponsored]: https://hackforafrica.devpost.com/

[The rise of MPESA as a solution to the unbanked]: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/21420357/kenya-mobile-banking-unbanked-cellphone-money

[Microsoft opens first africa development centre in Kenya and Nigeria]: https://news.microsoft.com/en-xm/features/furthering-our-investment-in-africa-microsoft-opens-first-africa-development-centre-in-kenya-and-nigeria/

[Ashesi University Ghana] https://www.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/africa/patrick-awuah-ashesi-ghana/index.html

[Clubhouse Social Media] https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/20/clubhouse-app-is-where-mc-hammer-and-jared-leto-chat-with-vcs.html

[Made in Nigeria Github]: https://github.com/acekyd/made-in-nigeria

[Future Fund Africa]: https://www.future.africa/fund
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