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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

23 Years Old Nigerian Boy, Chris Kwekowe Rejects Job Offer By Bill Gates

Chris Kwekowe, a young Nigerian entrepreneur reportedly turn down a job offer be a software engineer at Microsoft, owned by the richest man in the world, Bill Gates to begin his own start-up in Lagos.

The twenty-three years old Lagos university graduate proudly revealed this to Bill Gates during a television interview for Africa’s brightest young entrepreneurs in August 2016, according to Vanguard.
He said he did so, to build up his own website called Slatecube– a website aimed at curbing Nigeria`s unemployment problem.

“When I told him, Gates was intrigued and he smiled. After the programme, all the directors were like, ‘Dude, you mean you actually turned down a job at Microsoft and had the guts to tell Bill Gates?’”
According to reports, a survey of 90,000 young Nigerians which was done in January 2016 discovered that 45% of college graduates didn’t have jobs with key reason on lack of professional skills such as: critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and decision-making.

He noted that Slatecube seeks to solve that problem by nurturing the graduates through digital internships and so far, Slatecube has an 80% employment rate for its users. Companies that have used the platform, have saved over $100,000 in 2015 by hiring skilled, ready to work employees.

Chris who recently won the 2015 Anzisha Prize which came with a $25,000 cheque, is currently seeking investors and potential employers to use Slatecube in America and expected offices in Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa in 2017.

Credit: Daily Trust.
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FACEBOOK COMMENTS

Emmanuel Divine

reject a job in this recession? bro you get lever o

Endy Edeson

@devine: he probably has lots of supports for his VISION. it's a rare opportunity to work in Microsof

Abraham Nyitse

True @ Edeson

Nghie Snowdrop

i pray he wont later regret his actions...no be small mind o @divine

Kaycee Vincent

Turning down that offer wasnt easy bt its paid dividends for him cos He's now in partnership wth Göogle and Microsoft.thats what we call guts.

Endy Edeson

@kaycee: sure. his story will attract big investors for his innovation @Nyitse: longest time.sure. @snowdrop: probably, he intentional did so to make name for himself

Endee Saint Mark

Noting like been ur own boss. Make money work for u not u working for money.

Endy Edeson

@endee: that's true. here is a clearer photo of his face
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Elee Mac Dollarsign

Endy this boy has made a mistake, let him start with billgate first

Endy Edeson

@elee: he knows what is good for him. rules that applies to Mr. A life might not be rules that applies to Mr. B life. I sometimes make decision that baffles the people around me.

Elee Mac Dollarsign

Anyway God knows the best for him, wishing him good luck

 

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