Last week, I was having a conversation with Zaneta — the daughter of a colleague. Zaneta wanted to speak with me on the importance of gender equality. Great — a subject I am particularly passionate and vocal about. Zaneta started the conversation by calling me Mr. Uzoma. I corrected her…

My father told me a story once about a man who gifted one of his sons N100K. The son was very grateful, thanked his father and was happy with an additional N100K in his pocket. However, the next day, the same son found out that his father had given his…

I treated myself to some new hair clippers recently; Wahl, wireless clippers. State of the art. A thing of beauty. My previous ones, a fine pair of electric, wired clippers, had held me in good stead for many years, but I am a sucker for tech and gadgets, and thought…

Every Monday at Sparkle, we host a “lunch and learn” session. Each takes turns to bring to the table and discuss something specific they want to share. Our most recent one was led by Bidemi, who wanted to discuss work/life balance. As we each went around the room, I was…

What’s the difference between and? Something I’ve been pondering recently.

Nigerians — we have faith. We are, as a people, deeply religious and we have faith in our chosen Gods. We’ve never seen Him [or Her] but we have faith that God exists. We have no data points…

We officially launched Sparkle this time last year [yes, at the height of the COVID pandemic] with a view to building a digital community centered around trust, transparency, freedom and simplicity. No offline transactions. No murky or opaque decision making. …

Just two weeks ago, the CBN banned the use of Naira to acquire or trade Crypto currencies. This decision was based on concerns around KYC, AML (anti — money laundering) and terrorism etc. But all fiat currency is used for that too. Secondly it’s only a small fraction of the…

Having worked in banking all my adult life, having worked at Diamond Bank for over 20 years, having been the Group Managing Director there and having overseen its merger with another bank… it’s virtually impossible for me not to be associated with the label of “banker”. But I don’t see…

From both a business and personal perspective, of everything that comes to mind when analysing and trying to put 2020 into some sort of order, the concept of “Capital” sums up the…

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