Why I Work for a Start Up

From the onset, I never decided to work for a start-up company, certain conditions channelled my efforts to a start-up company. I may not exhaustively answer the question why, but analyse the subliminal decisions that led me here. One common challenge faced by most start-ups is is cash, cash is king in the start-up business. […]

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Distant Relatives

Often a times I get accosted by strangers in the street who warmly inquire about my well being and then proceed to chat me up with stories of the ancestral land. Don’t get it wrong I’m no celebrity, it seems my skin pigment (excess melanin as @French_Freddy puts it) is getting me random friends from […]

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Do you Speak Mandombe?

Let’s travel back to 1978 in Mbanza-Nguyu,Congo during the peaceful period of the war ravaged country. One man named Wabeladio Payi invented a way of writing which he called ‘Mandombe’ meaning for the black man in Lingala. The first striking feature of this alphabet is that all letters are derived from the shape of 5 […]

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The Danger of A Single Story Philosophy

In 2009, award wining Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a TED talk titled “The Danger of A Single Story”. Her deliberation was on the misrepresentation of Africa by telling one side of a story, the story of civil strife, death and destruction that leads to stereotypes.   Immediately after the TED talk I watched […]

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