I left Nigeria on June 28th 2012. It was a Thursday. I left because I was sick of the constant blackouts. Sick of the fact that each night there was never any electricity. I had ideas burning within me yet I could never give them life. Dream after dream had been buried in the years I stayed in Nigeria. I finally got tired of everything and left.
I spent 14 months in Ghana. Then a Ghanaian start-up I met got venture funded by Savannah Fund and we had to go to Kenya in order to be part of the accelerator program. I write this post from Kenya.
Now that the technical part is over I have a fair idea of how to develop games for the browser. Now is the time for management to take over. 9 months from now, I intend to formally launch a game studio in Nigeria.
Very rarely in one’s life do you get a chance to do what you really want to do with your life. I am grateful and thankful to have come this far. It has taken me 15 months to get here but I have done what I set out to do when I left Nigeria: I have proven myself to myself.
Happy independence day Nigeria. This is my 36th day in Kenya. I have been away for 460 days. I really wished you loved your citizens.