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Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by Mynd44: 5:28am On Sep 28
It’s interesting that some people think software developers getting jobs abroad is bad for Nigerian tech. @nke_ise & @OoTheNigerian , two true ecosystem builders broke this down for me years ago.

The success story of 1 African drives 100 others to believe and act either by envy or inspiration. 1000 stories drive 100,000.

The $$ worth of the technical education created outside the 4 walls of schools is enormous and we haven’t scratched the surface.


If your organization would be needing >100 people with a particular digital skillset remotely in the next 0.5-5 years, let’s talk. There are a couple of firms dedicated to skilling Nigeria’s youth. There are also grants that can cover the cost of training in some cases.
As to what happens when developers get jobs abroad, more developers will be trained, the craft gets better and better founders and products emerge.
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1442622900792664068.html

Mr. Opeyemi Awoyemi is a Co-Founder of TalentQL. He is a Co-Founder of Moneymie. He serves as a Board Member at Ongair. He served as Advisor at CrowdForce. He is a Co-Founder of Jobberman(where he raised funding from Tiger Global).

https://pitchbook.com/profiles/investor/462302-11#overview

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by Gratefulheart1(m): 5:35am On Sep 28
Tech is the new oil.


Someone just made millions of dollars couple of minutes ago online, all while sitting in his room.


When I see many Nigeria youths who claim to be jobless but these same youths sub data and waste all data and their lives every moment going from one celeb page to another on SM commenting on wetin no concern them. Fighting on BBN, Pessi and Penaldo etc. Wasting away everyday.

Is it not young people like you sponsoring BBN this year? Does Ronaldo even have time arguing about himself? He's always busy in gym building himself to earn more.

But Nigerians youths roam internet aimlessly everyday, wasting away but later they'll blame village people.


Many people poverty na follow come and follow go. It's a choice.

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by PerfectlyPerfect(m): 5:38am On Sep 28
The tech sector has the potentials of generating huge revenue for this country but it's unfortunate that the Nigerian factor isn't conducive for businesses to thrive.

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by askakim(m): 5:38am On Sep 28
Everyone want a better offer except for a mad man
Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by gistray: 5:38am On Sep 28
Seun Osewa can't lace the boots of this men



Seun is a cave man and a nobody

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by adebayo3449(m): 5:38am On Sep 28
So on point
Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by PediakAuthor: 5:39am On Sep 28
smiley That was the goal of the PEDIAK Initiative years back, specifically in 2016; how youths could responsibly maximize the endless potentials of the digital economy to boost the Nigerian GNP and for the creation of national wealth (GDP).
Perhaps you need to read the Pediak Book on Amazon Kindle store, just to see more in the "letters"... smiley
However, attention is currently on NETISM.org

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by Authoreety: 5:39am On Sep 28
Is that Op on that pix?
Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by Sonnobax15(m): 5:39am On Sep 28
grin
Tech tech tech cheesy. Mennnnnnnn,very soon we go begin to dey drink our oyel for south south oh... because the world is getting more technologically developed faster and quicker on a stead cheesy

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by winterlover: 5:40am On Sep 28
Many young Nigerians are not willing to go through the process of getting trained in tech. They prefer to get trained in scamming innocent oyinbo. I just worry for their future.

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by GreaterFuture(m): 5:40am On Sep 28
Jobber man goes way back

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by ClassicMan202(m): 5:41am On Sep 28
Tech jobs dey... But na yahoo some people carry for head

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by MajorOvakporaye(f): 5:42am On Sep 28
angry
Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by drLammy(m): 5:42am On Sep 28
So help me God...

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by aikyg(m): 5:43am On Sep 28
Okay!

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by aikyg(m): 5:43am On Sep 28
Maybe, but not always. None of these people that he mentioned in his post had serious careers abroad before they moved back to Nigeria to join and build the tech ecosystem down here. It's always funny to think that you have to leave Nigeria to be the best. People leave the country for a while and come back to Nigeria after a year acting like know everything. Meanwhile they are just using their overseas internship level exposure to bobo people who know far more than they do.

I've worked with a lot of these so called foreign developers. Trust me, most of them are not as good as people here would want you to believe. One even told me to my face that what I was building for a telecom company was not possible. I was more shocked than angry. Shocked that someone who was in such environment does not know that so many things are possible when you have deep understanding of a technology.

The only reason you'll want to go abroad is for the money and better living environment. You can get knowledge from anywhere. Indians, Chinese, Israelis and Koreans understand this and they are building and training their people at home and getting the abroad to ship jobs to their door steps.

It's all about the money!

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by winterlover: 5:44am On Sep 28
gistray:
Seun Osewa can't lace the boots of this men



Seun is a cave man and a nobody
What is your problem with Seun?
Can you even lace anybody's shoe?

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by ettacool(m): 5:45am On Sep 28
For sure oh.. more than oil sef cool
Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by Saskay44: 5:47am On Sep 28
Swrs
Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by wale0911: 5:47am On Sep 28
Tech is the future but our leaders are not seeing it. We have the human capacity, just a little push and our dependence on Crude Oil (whose relevance is gradually fading) as source of foreign exchange would reduce. The good thing about tech is that it will continue to be relevant till the world ends. The earlier we start harnessing our potentials the better. The other African countries are not sleeping.

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by Boyooosa(m): 5:51am On Sep 28
Mynd44:
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1442622900792664068.html

And everybody gets job abroad right?
Abegi!!!
Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by mfm04622: 5:55am On Sep 28
gistray:
Seun Osewa can't lace the boots of this men



Seun is a cave man and a nobody

Can you lace Seun's boot?

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by RexTramadol1: 5:57am On Sep 28
Not the kind of developers you’re thinking o

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by FreeStuffsNG: 5:58am On Sep 28
Incidentally, it's not true for most unicorns in Africa, even nairaland. If it's for fee paying jobs, you need the fees from both local and overseas, especially overseas, because of the USD but to build something phenomenal, the truism that excellence is a universal language becomes apparent.
The counsel is do local but think global. Excellence speaks only one language; EXCELLENCE!
Anything worthwhile takes time to build whether overseas or local. This trend of quick transition to overseas especially through fund raising may end up leaving the original creators with the short end of the stick in short, medium and long term.
Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by Bigshoe2028: 6:06am On Sep 28
Let no one deceive u ooh programming is not easy as many people thinks , writing code and developing a working and secure software takes years , coz I know some mumu will rush to YouTube to download tutorial so that before 4months he will cash out

Dont waste your time , e no dey work that way
It took me 3years to start making a living from programming , this kind of success u dey read on nairaland , u must know somebody that knows someone then u have to be good with ur craft

Else na yahoo boys u will end up working for

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by Mayour11(m): 6:08am On Sep 28
If you want to be relevant in the next few years, you need to have a working knowledge of technology.
Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by Crossroad1(m): 6:08am On Sep 28
Ok
Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by mannasseh(m): 6:12am On Sep 28
Gratefulheart1:
Tech is the new oil.


Someone just made millions of dollars couple of minutes ago online, all while sitting in his room.


When I see many Nigeria youths who claim to be jobless but these same youths sub data and waste all data and their lives every moment going from one celeb page to another on SM commenting on wetin no concern them. Fighting on BBN, Pessi and Penaldo etc. Wasting away everyday.

Is it not young people like you sponsoring BBN this year? Does Ronaldo even have time arguing about himself? He's always busy in gym building himself to earn more.

But Nigerians youths roam internet aimlessly everyday, wasting away but later they'll blame village people.


Many people poverty na follow come and follow go. It's a choice.

teach me how to make money online
Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by UncleJudax(m): 6:13am On Sep 28
111sunshine:
true

if after seeing "DEVELOPERS" in the title, you assumed this story is about our "developers from the east"... click like
You need help.

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Re: Opeyemi Awoyemi: When Developers Get Jobs Abroad, Better Founders Emerge by Crossroad1(m): 6:14am On Sep 28
Of recent, have began to look the tech way..
People should stop making tech seem as if it is a very easy thing to venture into, they should enlighten people That it takes, focus, persistence and dedication to make it in the tech industry..
The way some people say it online makes it easy like a,b, c..
Wanted to go for data scientist or wetin dem dey call am, I was given a 30 question test and i failed woefully due to the fact that I am not tech savvy..
If you want to encourage people to go into tech, pls always endeavor to put it to them in a lay man's term..
Me I Don go back to the drawing board and believe me, we go gather dey chop this tech money soon..
There are so many things have built, that am building and will still build and am planning on inculcating tech in them.

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