Lagos State University, Kenya
Olajide comes with tremendous passion for research and innovation. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Lagos State University. He has attended extensive leadership and management courses, ranging from the British Council, Pan-African University, Alibaba Business School/United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, GE Garage, to Daystar Leadership Academy and the Centre for Enterprise Development and Action Research. To gain hands-on experience in business, he has been collaborating with likeminded individuals to take on socio-economic problems around Africa. He is the founder of Afrimart: an e-commerce platform focused on providing seamless services with the highest level of customer satisfaction-with a variety of products like African antiques, crafts, traditional music instruments, artifacts, traditional attires, traditional games as well as agro-allied products. It is a brand-new business initiative—the very first of its kind for the niche category of African heritage products. The business model is to distribute and export clearly delineated products mainly to earn foreign exchange for injection into the local economy. This is projected to create both direct and indirect jobs along the value chain; stimulate agricultural production and also provide a stable revenue for local craftspeople and rural farmers, with an emphasis on the womenfolk.