Owomida is a small service I built to keep track of my personal finances in Nigeria. Owomida is based off existing tools like Mint, Ynab, and other budgeting platforms. The phrase “Owo mi da?” is Yoruba for “Where’s my money?”
Since moving back to Lagos, I’ve struggled with understanding exactly where my money goes. Surprisingly, this isn’t a problem I face alone. I have spoken to locals, expats, and vacationers. A common theme I heard was that they could budget to spend xxxx Naira in a week, a month, or during their time here. Somehow, that budgeted amount vanishes in…
Na Lie is the latest way to verify the “truthfulness” of information from the internet using a sophisticated machine learning library, it helps you verify information. From job vacancies to social media posts, Na Lie analyses provided phone numbers, text, and email addresses, and confirms their level of authenticity.
It is an Android app that verifies and filters fake messages. It is a real-time validation system that properly verifies text messages while ensuring data privacy. The aim is to proactively detect and prevent text-based financial fraud and fake messages from successfully soliciting information and funds from unsuspecting users.
I recently had the opportunity and pleasure of reading Tony Robbins “Money, Master The Game.” Watching his lectures online, reading his articles, and just listening to his advice has helped me move in a more positive direction. Reading this book has changed my life for the better as well. Not only did this man go out of his way to understand the investment world, he sat down with people who have proven time after time to be successful in this field, and he gives wonderful advice about how to be a better person.
Gokada is an on-demand motor-bike hailing service in Lagos. Integrating technology with the existing “okada” service model to quickly connect customers with riders. In other words, it’s “Uber with motorcycles.”
I was responsible for “Product” at Gokada. Setting the business vision, tracking app performance, designing service solutions, regularly interacting with customers, and more. I am forever grateful for this opportunity and the incredible journey. Recently, I made the decision to resign from the company.
There are many reasons why I resigned. My hope, in writing about a few of those reasons, and my learnings, is to help others not make…
Since moving back to Lagos, Nigeria, I noticed a serious lack of designers sharing resources with one another. There’s no Sidebar, Principles.design, weekly newsletters, and more, for the design community here. Below are some of the resources I regularly use, or found. They help me stay up to date with different design communities, learn about being a better designer, and getting free or paid assets. Enjoy!
I spent the last two years working as an interaction design consultant at Ziba Design in Portland, OR. Not only was this my first design gig out of school, but also my introduction to the consulting world. And what a world it is.
I’m going to share a few brief insights about working in this industry, and why Ziba’s interaction design team is ahead of the curve.
Being a consultant is beautiful because we’re the outsiders. We come into a project or a company with constructive criticism and an alternative approach to the business. With enough trust, time, and money…
Multidisciplinary Designer — Striving to make Nigeria a better country