The case for chasing after likes.

We like likes. We like to get them. Because it makes us feel good, just like a rising stock or a inflow alert.

The concept was made popular by Facebook’s growth team who utimately hacked human behavior and our need to be liked or…

Nigeria is trying to curtail local dollar demand and keep the naira strong. This makes sense on the surface. If the naira loses value against the dollar, local goods and services may become super expensive and the poorest 90% will suffer.

Nigeria wants to control the flow of its money and has decided to create the e-Naira. Wonderful initiative as this would make it easy to move to the dollar.

Perfect example of being on the verge of being roasted, yet you pour fuel on yourself. The folks at CBN are smart, I’ll like to think. Truth is, governance is hard.

It’s hard to innovate for end consumers when there’s lack of enabling infrastructure. If one gets an opportunity to create enabling infrastructure, you should probably not use it to serve consumers directly. Or at least not forever.

Become the AWS of that space. Migrate from B2C to B2B2C. Create APIs. This is noble, selfless and more-so will make your company far more profitable than you imagine.

If I were CBN

The current FX/crypto situation in Nigeria is not new. Regulations go from ideas — execution in hours/days leaving little to no room for proper analysis and post-event scenario building. As always, they are iron-fisted, as that’s how democracy works down here.

Don’t get me wrong. Iron-fisted…

Note: Took me a while to find this and felt a need to spread it broadly. Tai Solarin (1922–1994) was one of Nigeria’s foremost social activists his legacy includes the famous Mayflower School, Ikenne and Mollusi College Ijebu-Ode. This article was published in Daily Times Newspaper of January 1st, 1964…

To those who say we cannot win: Unveiling the Oby Ezekwesili Roadmap to Victory in 2019 | #Fight4Naija

Note: I have decided to share this post on Medium to create public discourse around this speech — feel free to share your views in general or on any phrase or paragraph…

Opeyemi Awoyemi

Unrepentant entrepreneur. Founded Whogohost, Jobberman, Moneymie. Product @ Indeed.

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