23 YEAR OLD NIGERIAN TURNS DOWN JOB FROM BILL GATES

23-year-old Nigerian entrepreneur Chris Kwekowe says he made the right decision when he turned down a major job offer from Bill Gates reports Newsweek. Kwekowe was featured in a televised interview with some of Africa’s best entrepreneurs but instead of asking for a job or career tips from Gates he did something more daring…

“[Gates] was really intrigued, and he smiled,” says Kwekowe, 23. “After the program, all the directors were like, ‘Dude, you mean you actually turned down a job at Microsoft and had the guts to tell Bill Gates ?”

Kwekowe had good reason to reject such a good offer: He was building a startup called Slatecube to help other young Nigerians find jobs. A January 2016 survey of 90,000 people in Nigeria found that 45 percent of graduates were unemployed. Research has found a key reason that employers often reject graduates is a lack of professional skills —critical thinking, entrepreneurship, decision-making—that Slatecube nurtures through digital internships.

 
 

Last year, Kwekowe won the coveted 2015 Anzisha Prize, a pan-African award for the nation’s leading young entrepreneurs, where he received a $25K check.

Image result for 23 year old rejects job from bill gates
Related Blogs
Featured Blogs

How To Use Pingxtra : Forum Section

Posted By : Ping Xtra on Oct 15 , 16 11:56 PM

How To Use Pingxtra : Blog Section

Posted By : Ping Xtra on Oct 15 , 16 11:27 PM
Latest Musics
CP KINGS- I WANT TO BE A MAN(SPOKEN WORD)

CP KINGS - CP KINGS- I WANT TO BE A MAN(SPOKEN WOR...

Moolah

Lil Wayne - Moolah

Caro

FALZ - Caro

Falz... Soft Work

Falz d Bahd Guy - Falz... Soft Work

kojo

snow prince - kojo

The One That Never comes

Asa - The One That Never comes
Bed Of Stone

Latest Photos
Latest Videos
Introduction to Programming - Basics

This video introduces the most basic programming c...

Introduction to Programming

Attend Question/ Answer MEETUP: http://goo.gl/kPHG...

A picture of you(CanonOfficial)

On a beautiful hill under a tree sit a couple on a...

Forbidden Empire Full Movie HD | Adventure | Fantasy | Mystery

Watch More Movies, Latest & Top Rated Movies Onlin...

Best movie china 2016 Jet li

League of gods Best movie china 2016 Directed by :...