With Africa's growing technology scene, it's very important to get more people - especially millennials – interested and involved. But the problem is that most tech platforms are created by the tech-obsessed for the tech-obsessed, hence they can be extremely alienating.
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This was why the brilliant Skrife co-founder, Kelechi Udoagwu, teamed up with OMGVoice to launch an "edutainment" tech show for African millennials called Bitnode.
Over a year ago, Kelechi co-hosted a similar show with Pulse TV called Techies, which she did for 13 episodes. Her goal for both shows is pretty much the same, she wants African millennials who aren't interested in tech to be able to watch and not feel alienated.
Speaking with For Creative Girls about what inspired the show, Kelechi said:
"I want people who feel clueless about the tech industry to get basic info and knowledge that everyone should have in this day and age – to be able to participate in intelligent conversations and leverage technology in their own lives.
Our primary target is ambitious African millennials. If we can put an average Nigerian or Ghanaian youth on a path to better opportunities in the most exciting industry in the world, then the Tech Roundup is worth every second we put into it."
You can watch episodes of Bitnode here.