Famous advise from Africa’s youngest techies

Technology has the potential to solve many of the continent’s challenges. But the fast-paced tech industry can also be highly competitive, and entrepreneurs often face common challenges.

How can we turn an innovation into a successful business? Here is some advice from some young techies who have succeeded

Chukwuwezam Obanor, Nigerian entrepreneur

“You have to choose whether to aim for greatness at the risk of failure, or settle for mediocrity while hoping you eventually get lucky and get a break,” ~ Chukwuwezam Obanor, Nigerian entrepreneur

He is the co-founder of Prepclass, a database of study content to help prepare prospective university students for their Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams.

Prepclas was named one of Fast Company’s top 10 most innovative companies in Africa for 2014.

Titus Mawano ( Ugandan )

“It is a myth that a person simply needs money and connections in order to be a successful entrepreneur. “ ~ Titus Mawano ( Ugandan )

Mawano is the entrepreneur behind Ffene, an award-winning business management platform for African SMEs that assists with accounting as well as customer and inventory management.

He advises entrepreneurs to make sure they start by researching their industry before launching.


“When you choose a business partner, choose someone who complements you – not someone with the same skills.” ~ Sam Kodo ( Togo )

Sam is the founder of Infinite Loop, a company that produces low-cost PCs for students.  At the tender age of seven built his first robot