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Shawata Africa- an online mentoring platform

Shawata  is a hausa word which means to teach, to advise, to mentor and that is precisely the vision that its founder John Kuforiji has brought to life with a brand new online mentoring platform; Shawata.com. On this episode we chat about his vision and he somehow manages to convince me to also join up as a mentor.. I accepted.

About the founder:

John Kuforiji is a young Computer Engineering graduate  from Covenant University. He currently works as an IT Project Manager at one of the leading IT companies in subsaharan Africa. He has successfully managed numerous projects in the Banking, Oil and Gas,  Telecoms and educational sectors.
He is also the founder of Africa’s first online social Mentoring platform –  Shawata.com.

Also read: Find out more ways to contribute your quarter to the society 

Shawata was developed to provide mentoring solutions to willing mentors and intending mentees through a multi-author blog,  discussion forums and direct interaction on its inbuilt social platform. The social platform enhances private discussions between users of the platform most notably mentors and their protégés.

…You need to mentor so you can keep growing -John Kuforiji

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Pulse NG- What, Who Where and Why do they exist?

Rich Tanksley chats with us about the emergence of Pulse.ng  and also shares some tips for online publishers who want to do it big in the online space in Nigeria.


PulseNG wants to be number 1 so we’re everywhere. -Rich Tanksley

Rich Tanksley & Faithy
Rich Tanksley & Faithy at Liveboxx

Check out this episode and please forgive my lackluster voice – I was recovering from a bad case of Laryngitis!


Luxury Reporters: Funke Osae-Brown

Theluxury reporter, Funke Osae-Brown – believes that Luxury can also be affordable – it just needs to be well made and maintain super high quality. Having recently launched her app and online magazine theluxuryreporter.com.ng in a couple of years she’s managed to get over 3million hits to her website as well as bag some great partners and clients as well as a decent following … listen in to our chat and don’t forget to download the luxury report app from your google play store.

We Nigerians love our own Luxury brands -Funke Osae-Brown

Funke & Faithy
Funke & Faithy

We also chat about some of her favorite online brands and destinations as well as her grand plans for the Luxury reporter brand.


Basic Cyber Security with Enabled Solutions

Segun Adeyemo, Technical Manager at Enabled Business Solutions discusses the basics of protecting your data on all devices. He shares security tips and the dos and don’ts of being online especially in public spaces. He’s quite techy but I tried to get him to break it down a bit (wink). Major takeouts include:

  • Changing passwords often
  • Being safe when using public computers.. logging off properly
  • Installing up to date antivirus software.
Enabled Solutions team with Faithy
Enabled Solutions team with Faithy

He also deep dives into different types of malicious attacks and why one might be a target- best of all he’s giving away 5 enterprise Anti-Virus software packages… so email him here.

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DIY Ecommerce Shopping Cart: Shopify for NamasteOrganics

Lolade Cameron-Cole- Namaste Organics skin careLolade Cameron-Cole; the founder and Creative Director of Namaste Organics a natural skincare line in Lagos and I recently sat down for a chat about how she bought/downloaded and installed the shopify application onto her website with a lot of support and assistance from the online customer service folks at Shopify over the weekend. So hey.. just in case you currently run an ecommerce site and are still stuck doing things the old way..and and still do not have a shopping cart solution and need one..this is an option for you (she said even a 6 year old can install shopify (with a bit of help).

We also went over exactly why she finally decided to make this switch. Check out the interview!

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Educational App- Roducate

Femisola Awosika is one Digital Nigerian who is doing big things in this space with regards to innovation. He’s managed to develop an app called Roducate that is currently at 300,000 downloads that basically delivers the entire West African educational curriculum as it stands to students all over the region- all they need to do is download the app and have data (credit) on their phone. I had a great time exploring the whys and hows of it all with him on this episode. Loved it so much .. I’m even voicing some of the audio lectures on the newer versions being built for the next release! So take that you teachers that said I was waaay too playful as a meek boarding house kid.. look who’s teaching now!



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