Monday, November 02, 2015

Njorku in a top local newspaper in Cameroon

Last thursday (29th Oct 2015) Njorku was featured in a top local newspaper in cameroon " LE QUOTIDIEN DE L’ECONOMIE" and I wasn't even aware we got some national press.. I got to Chad yesterday for an up coming event where I have to talk to youths on how to use the internet to find jobs and this is where I found out
check out the image below for more details on the article (note: the article is in french ).

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The #team237show

A few days ago, Fabdal gave me the privilege to talk about my entrepreneurial journey so far in form of a 40mins video.
check this out !

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Software As A Service (SAAS) in Africa

 I hold this belief to be self-evident and unarguably true that Software As A Service (SAAS) based offerings will have an incredible potential to engulf the African market as it opens up unlimited horizons for tech startups to sprawl and find lucrative openings.
Africans who desire to find lucrative inroads into the wealth of possibilities that an internet company offers are short-circuited by lack of money to pay engineers or the skills to build it themselves. interestingly, SAAS based offerings present unique options whereupon those who want to start an online company can actualise their dream with minimal tech or financial constraints by simply installing the software and  running their business

Apparently, an array of internet startups in Africa did no more than download and install open source solutions and then built momentum from there. Cases in point include (But are not limited to) nairaland which used simple machine forum, irokotv which started up with nollywoodlove and found stamina through the use of wordpress and youtube, jobberman which took its first strides with jobberbase and so on and so forth.

 SAAS based offerings have an enormous range of possibilities. Prominent among these possibilities is the fact that it can empower the next startups that are underway to simply click and install and they’ll have their technology sorted out all in the cloud while other pressing business demands and day-to-day operations in sales and marketing are attended to with a 100% focus.

 Come to think of it, the familiar trend which makes waves in Africa runs about as shallow as this: A cross-section of Job-sites are hosted on or take the form of wordpress installs. Wouldn’t it be a phenomenal idea if someone offered handy solutions for anyone to start an online company with neither engineering nor money and run on a pay-as-you-go basis?

Just in case you are wondering whether SAAS can fill this engineering and capital void, hang your worries on the shelf and watch SAAS based platforms supply this missing link in Africa.

To further confirm this views, the sort of tech-based companies that make money in Africa via direct technology sales like Huawei do nothing more than provide platforms and then get on to the backstage and push the buttons behind the scenes. That is about as good as it gets, and when all is said and done, there is little else that the general public knows about them in Africa.

Having reviewed the massive benefits of SAAS based solutions, the only logical thing I can do is to throw my full weight behind such initiatives and marshal it to fruition.

Monday, September 07, 2015

September 2015 and beyond

I will be getting back to my rants as a way to spread my crazy mind to the world from the 13th of September 2015 on-wards. Its been crazy 10yrs of writing codes, trying to sell and trying to define a career in a market that really wasn't  ready for what I am producing.

I turn 30 on the date above and I will put a lot more effort in monetizing solid software systems that I have learned to build or manage teams that build in the past 10yrs.

I will step on toes and I will get a bit more bold and hide my real shy self in my house.. this is the internet we can rant what ever we feel like without any remorse...