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Interview With One Of Nigeria's Top Tech Bloggers – Wale Adekile

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Tech Blogging in Nigeria is something that is time consuming and also interesting as well. In this episode of readers vox pop.I’ll be interviewing Wale Adekile.

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He’s a person I look up to when it comes to tech blogging. He runs one of the most popular technology blogs Geek.ng (once doncaprio.com) and one of the pioneers of tech blogging in Nigeria. His story is quite an interesting one and I’m pretty sure many bloggers will learn a thing or two from this.

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Tell me a little about yourself?

I’m Wale, a tech blogger, a gamer, a front-end web designer, an amateur photographer, a husband and a father.

What prompted you to start blogging ?

Well, if I’m going to be straightforward, I needed money.

What do you find most challenging about blogging about tech ?

It has always been traffic. I think that applies to every blog though. No matter how much traffic you’re getting, it’s never enough.

Tell me about some of the people you’ve met while working on your blog?

Not sure I want to mention names but I’ve met quite a lot of great people, industry leaders and other notable tech bloggers.

What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog

I could be holding the DualShock 4 or just hanging out with the family.

Are you a full time blogger?

Yes, I am.

How do you keep coming up with material/content for your blog? Many people struggle with coming up with different articles/posts and they only have one blog

As a tech blogger, I document every tech related thing I do. That’s why I kind of find it easier coming up with tutorial articles. Besides, there’s always a trending topic in technology you could write an opinion piece about.

What do you think comes first – Content? SEO ? Traffic? Readers?

Of course, content comes first before any other thing. That’s the most important element of a blog.

DID YOU KNOW THAT WALE ONCE APPLIED TO BE A POLICE MAN IN 2009?

A lot of people are interested in blogging because of money earning . What are some tips you have for people interesting in making money from blogging?

The truth is this: I was just like that. I started blogging just to make money. I didn’t start because I was passionate about writing, I was reading about ways to make money legitimately online and blogging seemed cool back then. I was quick to learn that it was that easy though. It requires a lot of patience and you need to put in a lot of hard work first. It was well over a year before I made my first $100.

What has been your strategy for creating visibility to yourself and your blog?

I would say great content.

What was the most challenging moment while developing your blog and how did you solve it?

I wanted to start with WordPress but finance was a big challenge then. I simply opted for a Blogger blog with a custom domain name and used that for two years before raising enough money to move to WP.

Everyone has a favorite/least favorite post. Name yours and why?

I think it’s the post I wrote about Facebook comment widget for blogger. It was gathering over 300 comments and the widget started appearing on thousands of page on the internet. The widget had my link and it led to thousands of backlinks to that post. I eventually got a penalty from Google (Penguin update, I think) due to that and all that ranking went away. I deleted the post at last and disavowed all those links.

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Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why?

I started blogging at a time when there weren’t so many bloggers in Nigeria. I was looking up to people like Darren Rowse or Problogger and Amit Agarwal or Labnol / Digital Inspiration.

If someone was interested in blogging, what would be a few things you would suggest?

I’m going to suggest that the person should find another option if he only wants to make quick money.

How do you manage time to run your blog?

I’m a fulltime blogger, but time management is still an issue. One simple trick I’ve learned is keeping a list of things to do everyday. That way, I don’t waste time on unimportant things.

How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?

I don’t know… I think the ultimate goal is to become a better person in every way.

What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from that?

Thinking black hat SEO was a shortcut. Well, it ruined a lot of things for me and I learned the hard way.

Tell me about your best achievement from blogging?

To any blogger, I think the greatest achievement is reaching different people in every corner of the earth and making a difference, one article at a time.

What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging?

I would prefer to keep that personal.

Where would you like to be in blogging five years from now?

Seeing my blog at the same level with the likes of HowToGeek and the rest of them.

What inspired you to start your blog?

Like I said earlier, it was all about the money in the beginning. I later developed keen interest in what I was doing though, and that was what kept me going.

Can you tell me about few sources from where you get products for review on your site?

They are mostly from the brands I work with and sometimes, I buy the gadgets.

Do you return the devices after reviewing
The devices are never returned. If they’re to be returned the brand will have to pay for the work done.

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What do you find the most frustrating aspect of blogging?

It’s always about the traffic.

In the future where do you hope your blog will take you?

Places, different places.

Have you met anyone interesting/famous on your blogging journey?

Yes, lots of great people. Of course, you’re one of them. ☺️

Do you have any specific goals for the rest of this year?

Sure, one of them is to kickstart a new photography blog for hobbyists.

How active are you on a weekly basis? How often do you communicate with your followers?

I tend to do that everyday

Do You think Nokia will be able to take back the Nigerian Mobile Market This Year?

No, I really don’t think so. The market is saturated already.

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How Do You React When Females Reply With One Word Replies On Social Media – Nigerian Guys React

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Welcome to another episode of Vox Pop on NaijaTechGuy.com and in this post I’ll be looking at something quite interesting and very common -” One Word Replies On Social Media”.
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To be honest, there is nothing that kills any guys vibe whenever we’re texting someone  and the person replies with a one word reply , the worst case scenario is a one letter reply – kul,yh,k,aii,fine.
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The painful part is when you write one long text and the person just writes back with one letter – Is your screen so bad that only one letter works?
The same girl will come and start inviting you to play candy crush on Facebook
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The replies can get really frustrating and you’re like how in the world am I supposed to reply to this and believe me there’s this natural feeling to rain abuses on the person but I exercise patience and say
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I will simply bury the conversation and move on 
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Guys lets interact a bit – How do you react when a girl replies you with one word. Leave a comment at the end of the post. Here are some replies from some other guys I’ve asked the same question.
Okechukwu Raphael
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Those set of ladies that reply every chat with K ,KUL, OK without trying to help keep the conversation going, i don’t tolerate them at all if I text you the first time and you don’t make an effort in keeping the conversation for the first three times I text you . I will just  ” jejely” remove you. I cannot be talking to a spirit thinking its human being
Milo Travis –

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 I give u transmission of the omission transmission warning 3 times, then I proceed to transmission the “Block” button… Simple

Azubuike Precious

                                       

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Clear the chat and pretend we never met

Izuu Czar Kizito

                                 

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Well, I do nothing. But if i feel the chat isn’t what they want, I keep my chill.
Favor Onah

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Personally , I will Just Jejely Stop Chatting With The Person because I Can’t Be Talking To A Dummy







Obinna Chineme


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 A simple “hmmm” would do if she’s curious and asks the reason for that I’ll reply otherwise that’s the end of  the discussion
Collins Samuel

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Leave yo bitchy ass simple but I might prolong the chat and ask her to tell me about her self

Samuel Onyike


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No girl has ever replied me with Kul or K as I mind my business and talk to them when necessary. Call it my own way of forming.
George Oz Gold

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 I will just pretend I did not see the message i.e just as if i left my phone online
Michael Ebiega
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Everything ends there 
Well guys that’s what a couple of other guys have to say, share your experiences in the comments. The person with the funniest experience and clap-back gets something from me. If you’re reading from Opera just visit this site directly to leave a comment.

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Interview With Olayiwola Ayinde – A Robotics Engineer And Programmer

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In this episode of #VoxPop I interviewed Olayiwola Ayinde who is a Professional Embedded system programmer, Electronics circuit designer, Businessman and a writer

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 Tell me a little about yourself ?

 Am a Professional Embedded system programmer, Electronics circuit designer, Businessman and a writer

What prompted you to start Programming and also start ByteHub?

 It all started in 2010 when I found myself in electronics, After some months I was working on a circuit design which contains several decade Counter  and Shift Register IC, The combination of several components makes the board so bulky, ii started making research on how to make it smaller then I came across the word “microcontroller” Microcontroller is an empty chip that allows programmers to tell it what to do through codes because it only understands machine language. I wrote my first code in Assembly Language (.asm) in 2012 for PIC16F84A chip.

What do you find most challenging about development ?

The most challenging thing about tech development is trying to make investors understand the value of your products

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 Tell me about some of the amazing people you’ve met while working 

I have met fantastic people in the past few years and I believe one of the most amazing people I first met was Samson, founder of Sake Electronics who is also electronic design expert. I also met with some fantastic people in India like Shawon Shraryiar


 What do you do when you aren’t coding or working

I spend all my time writing codes and designing circuits. if I don’t code then I watch funny movies to clear away the stress

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 What do you think comes first – Product Features or Users

For Bytehub Embedded, We are passionate about what people can do with our product, what comes first is the product features, Because with the Product features, users wont know they need the feature until they see it in the product

 A number people are interested in software development because of  money earning . What are some tips you have for people interesting in making money from software development ?

I have been spending all my life with this popular quote i wrote “Go for fame, then money will definitely follow you”. example is Mark, founder of Facebook. let your product impact the lives of many then money will come to you

 What has been your strategy for creating visibility to yourself and your brand ?
Our strategy is to change the way people see and use technology, A world where people would have 100% access to create any technology on their choice without stress, and that’s why we created an online store that teaches and sale electronic components across Africa.

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What was the most challenging moment while developing your chips and how did you solve it?

The most challenging moment during our first product manufacturing  CloudX chip is library development, where we have to create hundreds of libraries to solve more task for users.

 Everyone has a favorite/least favorite development. Name yours .
My favorite products is CloudX micrcocontroller while the least is the Automatic Voltage Guard for homes and Offices.
 Name some of the developers whom you look up to and why?
Some of the company we look forward to is the MikroElektronika, Arduino and Adafruit, this are giant company abroad and we are in a competition with them so that we can be greater. We are looking forward to this companies because they have impacted millions of lives.

 If someone was interested in software development, what would be a few things you would suggest?

Anyone interested in tech development, should get to the internet and search for tools needed to get started.


How do you manage time to run your business along with your personal life ?
Well, I spent all my time working towards the company development, I only have little time for myself, but most importantly, The time I value most is the time I spend with God.
How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?

I actually want to improve on the business aspect, want to see the company grow in the nearest future


 What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from that?

My greatest failure were before I met Christ, My first company (Pulsetronics Technology) failed in 2015 because of improper financial management.  Though we had great product then but still failed when other factors were not put in place. Talent is never Enough
What is your greatest achievement outside of software / hardware development ?

My greatest achievement outside software and hardware…… Hmmm, that’s a very big question, well I have achieved a lot… Won a lot of awards even when I was in school such as the Most Creative student of the 2014 in Computer Engineering dept. The Most Enterprising and Most Creative Student in Yaba College of Technology (YAHA) 2016 and 2017 respectively.
 I was once nominated as one of the Most Creative student in Nigeria. (NIGMA). I have impacted a lot of lives across the world

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Where would you like to be 6 years from now?
In the next 6 years, By God’s grace, I will be one of the most influential programmer in the world, building a world company. I believe by then I would have become a full business man just like bill gates
What do you find the most frustrating aspect of being a developer and engineer ?
The most frustrating  aspect of being a developer and engineer is when you can’t sell your idea to either a customer or an investor. I mean, they don’t seem to see the value in your design, so they always want more

Have you met anyone interesting/famous on your development journey?

Well, as you all know that embedded systems is a very unique field, I hardly have time to meet people except like-minds like CEO Tunasha Technology, Samson CEO Sake Electronics, Those are one of the embedded system giants in Nigeria.
Do you have any specific goals for the rest of this year?
Our major goal is to be spread CloudX programming across the Nation, To make sure that it is included as a syllabus in schools such as secondary and higher institutions

What do you think is missing in the Nigerian Tech Scene?
A lot is missing in the Nigeria Tech Scene, i noticed that young stars now only focus on web and software development, running away from hardware design, They still have alot of limitations because their codes is only limited to the computer, but as an embedded system engineer, you can definitely control your hardware gadgets through web or software known as Internet Of Things (IoT). So they shouldn’t limit themselves to software or web alone
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 How do your chips function in general and how can they change the world.

Our Chip CloudX is a microcontroller that allows users to create advanced hardware projects through our library using few lines of code.    CloudX M633 is a microcontroller developed in Nigeria at Mbed Studio.The CloudX microcontroller is the first ever microcontroller developed in Africa, It is designed to help kids, students, hobbyists, Inventors and experts create advanced projects in the area of Robotics, Automation, Control system, Audio and Signal processing, Computer Vision and Serial communication, Displays, Wireless, Biometrics and Security, Sensors and many more.
If I want to start a career in robotics where do you think I should start.

To start a career in Robotics and Automation then you must learn how electronics components works, electronics circuit design, Microcontroller programming, Motors and Drivers Thats all the four steps needed to create your AI. you can also visit our website for more details at http://www.bytehubembed.com/

Do you have anyone you want to be interviewed , mail me at naijatechguy@technologist.com

Cheers,

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VoxPop :Nigerian Ladies Talk About What Annoys Them On Social Media (2)

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This is the continuation of our VoxPop Questions,

In case you didn’t get to see the first one click the link below

https://www.naijatechguy.com/2016/12/voxpop-nigerian-ladies-talk-about-what.html

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Esther Isaac
Actually what I’d say I don’t like about social media is the fact that it takes a lot of data.

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Arabella Favour
What I don’t like about social media is when someone plagiarizes another person’s status update. (Copy & Paste)

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Precious Momoh
What I really don’t like about social media are Bullies,  they’re really annoying, it hurts most of the times when I see a post where a person is intentionally bullying someone. I understand that its a platform and if you want no one would know who you really are but do they seriously have to go around bullying innocent people, I have not actually known what it feels like to be bullied cos people who tried didn’t expect what came next, the wonderful situation became marvelous, because it always turns around and I became the bully, not that I really am. I just want to ask, why do people come online just to bully other people???

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Gift Olom
What annoys me on social media  are unnecessary comments and insults

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Amanda Amaka
What really annoys me on social networks is when someone posts an ugly picture with the hashtag #softwork and also when some people tag a whole lot of people to their pictures/posts but end up getting 10likes in a month. its pretty annoying.

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Sandra Messy Lambert
What annoys me on social media is when someone posts something that can never happen and tells you to type Amen, like and share.

Something like: ” Your room will be filled with money tomorrow morning, if you believe like, share and type Amen

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Uduak Ansa
What annoys me on social media is when someone comments rubbish on my posts or updates and also when people post irrelevant stuffs and pictures.

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Maureen Williams
What annoys me on social media is when someone tags me to a stupid picture.

Well, if I keep getting responses this week’s VoxPop posts won’t come to an end. I  can say that there are 4 Major Things i could get from all they said.

1. Cyberbullying
2.Tagging Unnecessary
3.Insults and Irrelevant comments
4. People living fake lives

One more extra thing according to Esther, It takes quite a lot of data. So if you know you want to stay on the good side of Nigerian Ladies avoid these 4 things. Social Media is just a platform for us to connect with other people and make friends. Don’t use it wrongly or misuse it.

I remain your Favorite Tech Blogger,  Michael and I’ll see you guys on Saturday for another segment of our VoxPop Questions.  There are amazing smartphone reviews coming up this week, you won’t want to miss it.

Have a great week ahead.

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