“My whole life has been a battle against the system”, Iyin Aboyeji talks about fighting to become a tech force and more on #WithChude

“My whole life has been a battle against the system”, Iyin Aboyeji talks about fighting to become a tech force and more on #WithChude
November 12, 2021 Ado Aminu

The brain behind Fora, Andela, Flutterwave, and Future Africa, Iyin Aboyeji shines a light on his struggles in attaining the heights he has attained on #WithChude

He confessed to facing  a lack of support in the system. According to him, “what I realized from my partnership with Andela is that oftentimes, credit is given to somebody that fits a specific stereotype. Ideas, innovations- groundbreaking actually are founded by some black minority guy in a basement and someone who fits the stereotype for the media gets all the credit”.

“I was lucky I had built a sort of street credibility and couldn’t be ignored”, he said, and this, in turn, inspired him to create and support solutions and power structures that allow access to credit and knowledge for people like him

 

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