The weekly series explores Africa’s dynamic tech landscape through the lens of personal narratives. It delves into the backstories of the people backing Africa’s innovation, highlighting the challenges, triumphs, and trends shaping the continent’s burgeoning tech ecosystem.
Season 1 premieres on YouTube on Tuesday, 28th November 2023, at 15:00 WAT and focuses on the lives and journeys of the builders of Africa’s tech industry. These include Kola Aina, Founding Partner, Ventures Platform; Odun Eweniyi, COO, PiggyVest; Nichole Yembra, Managing Partner, Chrysalis Capital; and Olumide Soyombo, Founder, Voltron Capital.
The show goes beyond valuations and earning calls to uncover the human stories behind their success. Through intimate one-on-one interviews, Fatu guides viewers on a journey into the personal lives, childhood memories, and pivotal life events that have moulded these tech pioneers.
“I’m excited to share the inspiring stories of Africa’s tech leaders, individuals shaping the continent’s digital future and redefining the global tech landscape,” says Ms Ogwuche at the London screening on Saturday, 25th November 2023. “Their experiences offer valuable insights and lessons for entrepreneurs, investors, operators, and anyone seeking to understand the driving forces behind Africa’s tech revolution.”
“Backstories with Fatu” is more than just entertainment. It serves as a launchpad for emerging tech entrepreneurs, providing them with actionable insights and mentorship from seasoned industry veterans. For established tech insiders, the interviews offer a glimpse into the future of the ever-evolving ecosystem.
The show is a celebration of innovation, resilience, and the transformative power of technology. It is significant and critical for spotlighting Africa’s burgeoning tech industry’s challenges, triumphs, and trends. Through candid conversations, “Backstories with Fatu” aims to elevate the discourse around the African tech landscape, shedding light on the dynamic individuals driving innovation and progress.
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About “Backstories with Fatu”
“Backstories with Fatu” is an unscripted talk show that delves into the personal lives of Africa’s tech industry leaders. Fatu hosts the show and takes viewers on an intimate journey, exploring the motivations, life lessons, and personal stories of CEOs, founders, and innovators. Through candid conversations, Fatu goes beyond the surface to provide unique insights into the lives of some of Africa’s most influential figures in tech.
Fatu is an entrepreneur in the tech media industry and the founder of Big Tech This Week, a community for tech professionals and key players in Africa’s tech ecosystem.
President Obama recognised her as a young African leader and selected her for the Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2015. She gained valuable experience at Howard University during this fellowship.
The same year, she played a significant role in Nigeria’s presidential elections. She led the Electoral Commission’s digital strategy and was a TV spokesperson. Her communication effectively communicated INEC’s election strategy to the nation. In the 2016 presidential elections, she served as an Election Observer in Washington, D.C., extending her expertise to the international arena.
Driven by her passion for policy, she joined the Carter Foundation in 2017 and spent seven months in Kenya supporting the country’s general elections.
Her commitment to using technology for social good led her to Meta (Facebook). At Meta, she led Government Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa, forging meaningful connections and launching new products.
Fatu is an accomplished host known for her ability to engage and connect with guests personally. With her policy, tech, and media background, she brings a unique blend of expertise and charisma to “Backstories with Fatu.” Her show is a must-watch for audiences interested in the human stories behind Africa’s tech leaders.
About “Big Tech This Week”
Big Tech This Week is a media company that caters to tech enthusiasts, news fanatics, and key players in the tech industry. Our platform covers the latest and biggest news in African tech, startup trends, industry developments, and features on influential tech leaders.