07 August 2012 12:49 | By Obed Boafo
Adepoju: Africa’s Budding Technology Kid

Adepoju: Africa’s Budding Technology Kid



Adepoju: Africa’s budding technology kid (© Saheed Adepoju)
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There is motivation in remaining relevant at a relatively younger age than staying green and bubbly and not knowing how to even get your dream off to a bright start.

All year round, most of Africa’s young heads continue to run their own affairs – defying the numerous odds that come their way, and creating very attractive success paths. Some start very well but for very obvious reasons including lack of support and encouragement, they back out, leaving behind very memorable traits of what could have been a wonderful breakthrough.

The problem usually, as it has become known with time isn’t that the continent lacks skilled force or is heavy on confused youth whose fortunes are misdirected or not shaped; it is more of a failed wider system, deep-rooted in corruption and built on a foundation fraught with misplaced priorities, rendering most of the continent’s young and vibrant souls, miserable.

Saheed Adepoju, 29, is a young man who simply can’t stop dreaming. In his native Nigeria, he is touted as the next big thing in technology. At his age, he presides over a brilliant idea – one that has the potential of blossoming into something huge over the next half decade. The idea is called “Inye”– an indigenous tablet PC made for the African market.

In what originally started as an experiment, Inye is gradually growing into something huge, and getting Adepoju recognition at home and abroad. This year marks the Encipher Group’s fourth year in business – a company he co-founded in 2008. Nothing seems to have shot up the company’s profile and ratings during the past four years of doing business than what “Inye” is currently bringing them.

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