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Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by hackman90: 5:31pm On Sep 06
Hello, Everybody after being away for a long time i decided to seek for help concerning a software project that i was to embark on so a young boy who i used to know 6years ago on nairaland came to my mind.Due to the fact that i could not remember his moniker i felt the need to search for him on google because i wasn't really clear about his nairaland moniker spelling so i searched for "Elvis Chidera" on google and what came up really got me amazed for those who knew how the little boy started should be happy also like i am.So today i took it upon myself to create an article of what i saw concerning this controversial passionate teenage programmer who started programming at the age of 11..He was always coming here to seek for financial assistance concerning his passion which was coding/robotics in which he got bashed concerning his identity(age) and also for being a fraud.
Here are posts on him for those of you that were active in the programming,webmaster,computer thread as at 2013/2014 that might have forgotten whom Elvis is:
https://www.nairaland.com/1341883/elvis-chidera-14-year-old-nigerian-programmer
https://www.nairaland.com/1339891/14-year-old-nigerian-bulk-sms-app
https://www.nairaland.com/1340886/lessons-learned-elvis-scam-saga
https://www.nairaland.com/2097443/build-ecommerce-android-app

while some encouraged him because he spoke and took decisions like an adult at that tender age(14) even a fellow nairaland programmer(Graphics plus) had to go a bit further to verify his identity for nairaland doubters.He is the Founder of the Xmx.me app developed in J2ME sdk app which he built with a nokia 2690 gifted to him by his cousin.He also caught the attention of Seun Osewa who is the founder of Nairaland and Seun's words to him goes thus "When you are done with school(SSS3) i might consider employing you as a startup programmer".But all thanks to Seun and those who encouraged/Sponsored him and to those who discouraged him.He is now in the spotlight and being interviewed on different platforms across the Globe and all Grown up.
Moral Lesson:While on the path of pursuing your dreams/destiny stones would be thrown at you what you have to do is to pick them up and continue the race till you get there and watch those same people comeback to congratulate you-Hackman

Here are is interview posts:
https://medium.com/@elvischidera/responses
https://techcabal.com/2015/02/02/yet-another-nairaland-redesigner-time-mobile-app/
https://aitoehigie.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/how-i-hacked-up-a-nairaland-api-and-got-banned/
http://elvischidera.blogspot.com/2013/09/how-to-use-nairaland-api-part-1.html
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/12/africa/rural-nigeria-lagos-mit-startup/index.html?utm_source=fbCNNi&utm_campaign=africa&utm_medium=social
https://twitter.com/Google/status/1047942837499834370
http://legit.ng/1162646-from-village-boy-epicenter-west-africas-tech-boom-meet-19-year-nigerian-developer-elvis-chidera.html
https://web.facebook.com/CNNAfrica/posts/elvis-chideras-story-from-village-boy-with-nothing-but-a-basic-nokia-2690-phone-/2026839623999661/?_rdc=1&_rdr
https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-i-went-from-programming-with-a-feature-phone-to-working-for-an-mit-startup-40ca3be4fa0f/
http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu/news/went-programming-feature-phone-working-mit-startup/
weetracker.com/2019/01/21/nigerian-elvis-chidera-dot-learn/
https://learntocodewith.me/podcast/learning-to-code-on-a-phone-with-elvis-chidera/
https://techcabal.com/2015/12/18/this-app-makes-exam-prep-sessions-look-like-a-day-in-the-game-truck/
https://www.africajobboard.com/coding-with-a-nokia-phone/
https://nationalambassador.com.ng/meet-elvis-chidera-nigerias-tech-whizkid-built-apps-nokia-phone/
https://www.developer.com/daily_news/how-to-become-a-developer-when-the-only-technology-you-own-is-a-feature-phone.html
https://www.itnewsafrica.com/2019/04/why-data-light-apps-are-vital-for-developing-emerging-markets/
https://sociable.co/technology/nigerian-teen-coding-engineering-careem/
https://startupbeat.com/could-africas-startups-be-the-ones-to-watch-in-2019/31916/
https://www.techgistafrica.com/africa/quartz-africas-5-young-african-innovators-to-watch-in-2019/
https://appdevelopermagazine.com/creating-apps-that-work-without-the-internet/
https://ventureburn.com/2019/02/african-edtech-startups-model/
https://connectnigeria.com/articles/2019/02/app-of-the-week-prepup/
https://www.techdrum.ng/business/2019/05/03/heres-why-african-edtech-startups-are-struggling-to-find-a-viable-business-model/
https://www.africanexecutive.com/article/read/9765
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2018/06/08/dced-2018-keynote-youth-employment-in-a-changing-world-implications-for-private-sector-development/
https://guardian.ng/technology/the-technology-freelancer-problem/

CONTACT HIM:
In Naira Marley's Voice "you can contact him":
Twitter: https://twitter.com/elvisnchidera?lang=en
Github: https://github.com/Elvis10ten
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elvischidera/
Blog: http://elvischidera.blogspot.com/
Android Community: https://android.jlelse.eu/@elvischidera
Gitmemory: https://www.gitmemory.com/Elvis10ten
Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCcYAoYEA7q8UzkBWMxmuRAQ
Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/elvis-chidera
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elvis.chidera
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/657314508092592365/


Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss0csG81s9A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7-8lGf-mSo

Podcast:
https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-the-freecodecamp-po-29573537/episode/ep-16-from-programming-with-29574264/
https://podtail.com/en/podcast/learn-to-code-with-me/

[Other works created by him:
https://inducesmile.com/android/our-android-code-competition-winners/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=elvis10ten.com.past_questions&hl=en
https://apk.cafe/download?file_id=879225/jamb-cbt-waec-neco-prepup
https://www.apkmonk.com/app/elvis10ten.com.sdk/
https://apkcafe.ae/download?file_id=1171970/jamb-cbt-waec-neco-prepup

I know I’m just getting started, but the goal of my story is to inspire someone somewhere in a similar situation like me - Elvis Chidera

Biography
Elvis Chidera properly know by his miniker as Elvisten10(probably because he was still playing ten ten(game) concerning his ambition.Now, 21years old grew up in portharcourt umukara and hails from Imo state.He started programming at a very young age 11 and continued alongside his school education which didn't affect him up to the stage he is presently.He now lives in dubai working with a company called careem after working for several companies in different parts of the Globe including nigeria

Seun how come you didn't have an idea of this boy that you motivated then as at 2013.


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Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by hackman90: 5:33pm On Sep 06
pics of Him Then vs Now

1.Elvisten10 and nairaland programmer(Dualcore)-When the hustle started.In Drake's Voice "Started from the bottom now we here"
2.Elvis at work
3.Elvis at a recreation center in dubai

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Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by ovoSoft: 7:30pm On Sep 06
These are the kinda stories the younger ones should be reading. There is no shortcut to success, whatever your hands findeth to do.... do it well.

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Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by ANTONINEUTRON(m): 8:49pm On Sep 06
cool
Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by Postanalyser: 8:49pm On Sep 06
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Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by Bonatheripper: 10:04pm On Sep 06
Still doesn't have a Lambo tho grin
At least he's not fake as makevele

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Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by afonja112: 9:00am On Sep 07
He is not the only global programmer that have come out of Nairaland. I have a long list of that one, but I dont like publishing stuffs without the permission of the people involved. Because I am in touch with many legends of Nairaland from when i first joined till now.
And Elvis is my good friend too (on and off nairaland), I still remember a prank I played with one of his scripts back then that STRESSED seun seriously (I miss those dayz, now, na to dey write code to keep roof over my head, no time for pranks and trollin' anymore - pretty boring).

- my former monicker used to be DHTML (just in case you are wondering)

And no, I am a village boy programmer still (cough cough), well, you know how it is.

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Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by hackman90: 11:59am On Sep 07
afonja112:
He is not the only global programmer that have come out of Nairaland. I have a long list of that one, but I dont like publishing stuffs without the permission of the people involved. Because I am in touch with many legends of Nairaland from when i first joined till now.
And Elvis is my good friend too (on and off nairaland), I still remember a prank I played with one of his scripts back then that STRESSED seun seriously (I miss those dayz, now, na to dey write code to keep roof over my head, no time for pranks and trollin' anymore - pretty boring).

- my former monicker used to be DHTML (just in case you are wondering)

And no, I am a village boy programmer still (cough cough), well, you know how it is.
if you know this boy's story then you would be happy and suprised how he has gone far in his ambition.just simply search "Elvis Chidera" and see the impression that he has compare to other unknowns you just mentioned.bro this guy has been featured in popular techblogs you can simply checkup those link and see that i ain't making this stuff up or even overhyping him but simply because he is worth it and i am happy for him.He was featured on two blogs 5 innovators to watch out for in 2019.I am done talking.
Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by hackman90: 9:09pm On Sep 07
Cc
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Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by afonja112: 4:47am On Sep 08
hackman90:
if you know this boy's story then you would be happy and suprised how he has gone far in his ambition.just simply search "Elvis Chidera" and see the impression that he has compare to other unknowns you just mentioned.bro this guy has been featured in popular techblogs you can simply checkup those link and see that i ain't making this stuff up or even overhyping him but simply because he is worth it and i am happy for him.He was featured on two blogs 5 innovators to watch out for in 2019.I am done talking.
I know him quite well, and even when he was a "village boy", I still found him very impressive and I am not surprised at all that he is making waves.
It is not easy to be young and highly skilled too.

Some of these other people I am saying are not unknowns mind you, just that some of you may not know they started from nairaland as NOOBS.
But let us drop it, I am not comparing Elvis to anyone, I am just saying that many stars have risen from Nairaland. I am done talking too.

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Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by Abcruz(m): 9:41am On Sep 08
I am impressed.
It is said indeed that:

A man’s gift opens doors for him, and brings him before great men.--proverbs 18:16

And though your beginning was small,
your latter days will be very great.--Job 8:7
Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by hackman90: 12:11pm On Sep 08
afonja112:

I know him quite well, and even when he was a "village boy", I still found him very impressive and I am not surprised at all that he is making waves.
It is not easy to be young and highly skilled too.

Some of these other people I am saying are not unknowns mind you, just that some of you may not know they started from nairaland as NOOBS.
But let us drop it, I am not comparing Elvis to anyone, I am just saying that many stars have risen from Nairaland. I am done talking too.
sry if i have sounded offensive but my point is that this boy's success is too loud mehn beyond any programmer that has ever come out of nairaland.
Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by afonja112: 7:43pm On Sep 09
hackman90:
sry if i have sounded offensive but my point is that this boy's success is too loud mehn beyond any programmer that has ever come out of nairaland.
By saying that, this assumes that you know ALL the programmers that have come out of nairaland? On this point, I do not agree with you.
Yes he is great, but as for being the greatest to come out from Nairaland - I will NEVER agree to this. But again, I will not mention names.

But for the sake of peace, let everyone chose what they want to believe. According to your own information, he is the greatest. According to my own information, he is not the greatest.

No matter what I tell you, you wont accept my own opinion. And no matter what you tell me, I wont accept your own opinion.

So let us bury it at that, so that we dont start our XENOPHOBIA CRAZE for here. I MADDD gan o, in case you are not aware ---- go and ask Seun, he will tell you.

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Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by Ajibel(m): 8:05am On Sep 10
I remember elvis, we do chat on Facebook back in the days. So happy for the guy now
Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by Elxandre(m): 3:48pm On Sep 10
This is nice.
I can't quite remember this story though.
A lot has passed through my brain in 6 years. grin
Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by hackman90: 9:07am On Sep 12
afonja112:

By saying that, this assumes that you know ALL the programmers that have come out of nairaland? On this point, I do not agree with you.
Yes he is great, but as for being the greatest to come out from Nairaland - I will NEVER agree to this. But again, I will not mention names.

But for the sake of peace, let everyone chose what they want to believe. According to your own information, he is the greatest. According to my own information, he is not the greatest.

No matter what I tell you, you wont accept my own opinion. And no matter what you tell me, I wont accept your own opinion.

So let us bury it at that, so that we dont start our XENOPHOBIA CRAZE for here. I MADDD gan o, in case you are not aware ---- go and ask Seun, he will tell you.
like you described yourself by saying "you mad gan o" what has that got to do with the discussion.i didnt even want you to mention names,of what use would it be to me all i am still saying is that elvis has gained more recognition compare to any programmer that has ever come out of nairaland thats if they are even top-notch but for you telling me prevly that you use to go by the name dhtml.who cares ?what reputable stuff have you done so far but look at this small boy of yesterday making waves and you are here saying i should ask seun that you mad gan o.so you are not a programmer but a madman and what have you achieved with your madness so far.
Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by hackman90: 9:13am On Sep 12
Elxandre:
This is nice.
I can't quite remember this story though.
A lot has passed through my brain in 6 years. grin
Ajibel:
I remember elvis, we do chat on Facebook back in the days. So happy for the guy now
Thanks a lot.@Elxandre,you can check those nairaland links in other to remember who is elvis
Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by guru01(m): 1:06pm On Sep 12
afonja112:

I know him quite well, and even when he was a "village boy", I still found him very impressive and I am not surprised at all that he is making waves.
It is not easy to be young and highly skilled too.

Some of these other people I am saying are not unknowns mind you, just that some of you may not know they started from nairaland as NOOBS.
But let us drop it, I am not comparing Elvis to anyone, I am just saying that many stars have risen from Nairaland. I am done talking too.
I remeber you now. You are one of the stars.
Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by guru01(m): 1:11pm On Sep 12
afonja112:

By saying that, this assumes that you know ALL the programmers that have come out of nairaland? On this point, I do not agree with you.
Yes he is great, but as for being the greatest to come out from Nairaland - I will NEVER agree to this. But again, I will not mention names.

But for the sake of peace, let everyone chose what they want to believe. According to your own information, he is the greatest. According to my own information, he is not the greatest.

No matter what I tell you, you wont accept my own opinion. And no matter what you tell me, I wont accept your own opinion.

So let us bury it at that, so that we dont start our XENOPHOBIA CRAZE for here. I MADDD gan o, in case you are not aware ---- go and ask Seun, he will tell you.
I agree with you, I believe Elvis is just lucky in quote. I have seen smarter guys here. There are programmers that was once active on NL that are working now with Microsoft or Google. Not to mention those who have their on start-ups.

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Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by guru01(m): 1:14pm On Sep 12
hackman90:
like you described yourself by saying "you mad gan o" what has that got to do with the discussion.i didnt even want you to mention names,of what use would it be to me all i am still saying is that elvis has gained more recognition compare to any programmer that has ever come out of nairaland thats if they are even top-notch but for you telling me prevly that you use to go by the name dhtml.who cares ?what reputable stuff have you done so far but look at this small boy of yesterday making waves and you are here saying i should ask seun that you mad gan o.so you are not a programmer but a madman and what have you achieved with your madness so far.
I see that you are very new here.
If you don't know dhtml, then shut up. Who is Elvis and what has he done that is used globally.
Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by hackman90: 8:41pm On Sep 12
guru01:

I see that you are very new here.
If you don't know dhtml, then shut up. Who is Elvis and what has he done that is used globally.
The answers to your question are in the post (above) and mind you am not new here bro.point of correction.
Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by afonja112: 6:58am On Sep 13
Peace people, abeg make una no fight o. I accept that I am village champion - end of story.
Re: Elvis Chidera, Village boy now a Global Programmer by hackman90: 7:50am On Sep 13
afonja112:
Peace people, abeg make una no fight o. I accept that I am village champion - end of story.
cool cool grin angry grin

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