Jacon Osinachi remembers the thrill of teaching himself to design the logo of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) on Microsoft Word.
As an aspiring writer, he would go to cyber cafes to write poems and short stories. Typing manuscripts for long periods caused boredom, so he would play around with the software’s drawing tools.
This was around 2005 in Aba, a rough-and-tumble city in southeastern Nigeria where he was born and raised.
More than fifteen years later, those experiments are yielding a global reputation, foreign currency earnings and a comfortable life. Osinachi now draws more complex things on Microsoft Word, this time within the ambience of his 20-by-20ft bedroom in a duplex in Lagos.
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