I am passionate aboutI am passionate about technology and its use as a tool for effecting social
My motivation and inspiration to use technology to effect change through the
innovating and launch of initiative in the area of food and nutrition
security stems from my personal experience with hunger and under nutrition.
As a growing child in 1997, became ill was temporarily out of work.
Consequently the family income took a nosedive and as a result, accessing
sufficient nutrition became a challenge. Therefore coming out of the phase, I
resolved to use whatever capacities I gained in the future to prevent others
from going through what I went through.
So In 2009, I and a few friends began “Blue Valentine” where we
distributed warm meals to indigent street kids every February 14th. This
initiative later evolved into SalvageHub in 2013 and the same venture is now
I have developed social entrepreneurial skills over the last three years via
business courses and mentorship from the International Telecoms Union and
Lagos Business School, as well as my Software Engineering background spanning
over 7 years of experience.
I am skilled and experienced Software Engineer and Information Technologist
with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and over Five (5) years’
professional experience in building knowledge Management Systems working in
teams both within and outside Nigeria - developing technology solutions for
both private enterprises and national security establishments.
Acting as Technology lead I led a team for the successfuli implementation of
Africa’s second largest DNA Banking project collecting and mapping over
80,000 DNA samples of military personnel scattered across the country into a
single DNA archive and mapped to an enterprise database.
ActionsI developed Chowberry to provide an alternative affordable source of
nutrition for economically disadvantaged demographics through web and mobile
based value ecxhange service.
We are building the cloud based service which provides a sustainable means of
managing shelf-life of food products by enabling retailers monitor and track
food product expiry in stock while simultaneously streaming the same
monitored products to consumers at deep discounts via location aware
It seeks to impact over 2.5 Million economically disadvantaged households
with affordable nutrition from near expiry food products by the retail and
distribution level agricultural value chain actors.
Thus far we have a working version of the cloud based service online with
minimal functionalities and ran a successful pilot with a small set of 300
users and 20 partner retailers which provided nutrition to about 150 orphans
and vulnerable children through partnerships with orphanages.
In personal capacity, i deliver free training and mentorship to school
students on sustainable development and how they can tackle hunger and