Sometime last year, my Editor-in-Chief, Goke, was hospitalised for days alongside his son after they broke down with what he described to me as “a strange type of malaria.” One day, he is up and about, doing his regular work and the next, he is hinged to a hospital bed battling a disease that no […]
For those of you who have been following my skincare journey, you will remember that I spoke to a robot about my problems. Armed with my new bot-recommended skincare routine, I had a virtual sit-down with one the co-founders of BARE, the brilliant startup behind said robot. Oluwaferanmi Ogundipe is her name and building tech for black skin is her game.
This is her life in tech.
The question of skill availability, readiness and use cases both current and potential for emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, virtual reality/extended reality (VR/XR) were at the center of conversations which took place at the Emerging Technologies townhall last Friday with organisations across various sectors, regulators and innovators in attendance. The first panel set […]
For every bad rep the African continent gets in terms of its politics, infrastructure shortcomings and poor socioeconomic systems, its technology industry gets a double dose of the opposite. From a gamut of technology startups innovating for some of the continent’s dire infrastructure challenges to a constantly growing community of hubs and enabling programmes, even […]
The ability to make good decisions is literally the reason people trust you with responsibilities. Whether you work for a government or lead a team at a private company, your decision-making process will affect lives in very real ways. Organisations often make poor decisions because they fail to learn from the past. Wherever a data-collection […]
Twenty-one-year old Orevaoghene Ahia speaks good English and writes tons of code in python. Her mum, an Isoko woman bred in Nigeria’s Niger Delta area, is fluent in three languages but favours pidgin English for conversations with family, friends and customers. Though Ahia’s pidgin isn’t as intense as her mum’s waffi dialect, she regards it […]