Reflections on my 2015

The challenge to take documenting 2016 seriously came from my friend Saopayne. I was challenged by the way he approached 2016 as I have let my desire to document go dormant. Well, not again!

In 2015, I learnt some lessons that I believe would help shape 2016 and I am saying a very big thank you to everybody that made 2015 a remarkable year. Names would not go unmentioned.

Let me start with Mettalloids Limited. Thanks to Mofesola Babalola (CEO) for the opportunities given to explore new worlds and for boosting my sense of humour. You are such an inspiration. Omoloro Oyegoke (COO), the awesome boss. Thank you for helping out when tasks seem difficult. I learnt and I’m still learning diligence from you. Victor Medahunsi (CTO), you come in when needed. Time means a lot to you, I appreciate and take a cue from that.

Harry Enaholo is the HR/Operations Manager. This guy opened me up. He made me do things I thought are impossible for me. Thank you for always checking on me, for teaching me accountability and how to relate better.

My guys; Tiwa Babalola (Lead Dev), Toyin Olasehinde (Head of Admin), Femi Omoniyi (UI/UX Dev), Leye Odumuyiwa (Backend Dev), Tolu Abiodun (Graphic Intern), Jide Oladokun (Customer Relations Officer), Busola Adejuyigbe (Project Manager). You all made 2015 amazing.

My friend and business partner, Omotoso Omoniyi, I can’t believe how I trusted you so much despite your black face. That I trust you says it all. I promise you we’ll get there.

Oyewale Ademola (Saopayne) is a great guy, always ready to help. Thank you for letting me learn from you. I’m coming from a Biological Science background, Saopayne helped me to blend in with tech guys in his circlel and beyond. That project won’t stall Saopayne. We’ll bring it to live.

To the iLab guys, Obasegun Tekena, Michael Okuboyejo, Edu Jubril, Timi Ogunyemi, Victor Shoaga (I respect this guy), Otaru Babatunde, Perfect Makanju, Ope Talabi and a host of others, I appreciate you guys. Obasegun is the iLab Head. Thank you for the opportunities.

Fikun Orafidiya, where do I start? Let’s save that for another date. Thank you for your patience, kindness and sincerity.

I stand on the shoulders of some people; Oyewale Oyediran, Afolabi Ojerinde, Sunday Ayandokun, Olawale Obasola, Emmanuel Olanipekun, Caleb Mbakwe, Akapo Damilola Francis, Temiloluwa Ola, Tunji Ola, Chief Obasola, Chioma Nnani, Rev. Adetukasi, and many others. Thank you all for making the journey easier.

To my family, thank you for supporting my vision and believing in me.

Philip Abolanle and John Adekunle, my childhood friends. Words cannot describe how much I love you guys. I appreciate your brotherly love.

Obafemi Awolowo University made the list! Thank you OAU for teaching me to be tough.

In my next post I will be sharing what 2016 is going to be like for me.

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