First of all, Nigeria is not the hardest place to live in the world, but you can’t live here without having a feeling about why things don’t go the way you assumed it would as compared to other developed African countries. Nigeria is gifted with great people. We have amazing tourist centres where you can catch a cruise or two with your loved ones. We have lands mostly free from natural disasters and great soil for agricultural business. Large pockets of Nigeria’s population still live in poverty and without adequate access to basic services. …


Kenkarmah — Attaining the highest level of knowledge for good

An old friend of mine shared her personal experience about how her life has been during this pandemic period. What she said still rings in my head. “Ever since this lockdown started, a lot has changed about my perspective on life. I’ve felt useless and weak because I don’t have skills worth paying for during this pandemic,” was her expression. She also claimed to have attended a series of masterclasses without gaining relevant value. She had learnt a lot, yet she felt empty.

I believe many people are victims of…


Kwarabuild Career In Tech Education

Kwarabuild Education is a platform, under kwarabuild tech community, that aims to take STEM education to classrooms across Nigeria. We are committed to making sure all Nigerian students from primary to tertiary institutions have access to free and quality STEM education via resources and platforms provided by us and our partners across the globe.

Our goal is to prepare learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies using technology tools. Also, make academic content accessible to every individual by providing it in a hands-on context that will trigger their mental intelligence.

We focus on providing individuals…


You are not alone in this world, this generation is not a curse and yes, you have the potential to be great. Our ways of life may be different but our attitude towards achieving success shouldn’t be lean.

We are the best but weirdest generation and we have so many reasons to put out our best. Our focus should not all be on bad leaders, our major focus should be on how we can turn our challenges into opportunities.

We need to empower ourselves, do what we can to take us out of this extreme poverty. We don’t need to…


A few years back, if I was asked about being a VMware vExpert, my response could possibly have been “Don’t joke, that’s not meant for a local man like me”. Although I believe in dreams and actions, sometimes, a dream may look unrealistic from afar until you get closer and achieve it. …


DevFest Ilorin 2019

In the fall of 2017, Kamaldeen Kehinde, along with some passionate community builders who believed in the dream that the power of technology and innovation would fulfill, visualized the future of the tech ecosystem in Kwara state. The story would have been different today if the likes of Ibrahim Zulkifli, Adeola Olaleye, Yahyah Mohammed and others didn’t take bold steps in actualizing the goal.

An article written by Kamaldeen in 2017 gave an expository view about how Kwara state was gradually becoming a home for technology innovation, considering the rate at which youths were embracing digital skills and striving to…


The tranquil state of an ocean gives a bountiful memory of past experiences. Many often think it is impossible to grow in a state of no guidance especially with heavy barriers against achieving success, we always put the blame on these background challenges which desist us from acquiring the needful resources to grow exponentially. Our self-esteem and determination weave around lots of unprecedented approaches to execute our imminent dream.

How can you break barriers without guidance through life's adversity? I was asked this question in 2017 when I developed the interest of contributing to the tech ecosystem of my community…


In a world full of noise and thousands of explorations and information for the development of long lasting and life saving solutions to our extreme poverty rate in Africa, it is pertinent that our focus should be on how to develop the self confidence to carry out the action that will help our country grow. However, this cannot be achieved when noise and hyper-descriptions has deluded us from acquiring the necessary skills to create these veritable solutions. …


Like every event, we planned. Like every planning, we strategized. Like every strategy, we collaborated. Like every collaboration, we connected. Like every connection, we were value-driven. Like every value-driven connection, we were successful. Like every success… WE DID IT!

It all seemed like an arduous task that couldn’t be executed. The good news there however was that, we did it!


No doubt, building solutions that impact millions and billions of people require effort and dogged determination.

Apparently, the tech community at Kwara State is one of the most promising in Africa. Courtesy of Kwarabuild and other groups, the community has witnessed immense growth over the past 1 year.

However, we have to move to the next stage towards ensuring technological and economic growth in our society. Therefore, over the next few years, we shall be focusing our energy at helping startups develop and scale in Kwara.

This is a giant leap for us. We understand that this will be hard…

Kamaldeen Yusuf Kehinde

FE Developer, Tech lover, Digital skills trainer, Writer, Community organizer, Passionate Ecosystem developer.

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