As Nigerian kids, everyone knew at least one person that would tinker with their toys, build cars out of bottle covers and sardine cans or build cardboard houses. Everywhere in Nigeria, there are people making stuff all the time. When it comes to the tech ecosystem in present-day Nigeria, hardware is often the forgotten half brother (when was the last time you heard about ANYTHING in the hardware space?). You never hear of funding rounds, innovations that are making meaningful impact or fancy products.
Obviously, these things are happening even if they are few and far between. Outside of Hardware Lagos, which is currently not holding any events, there are no other hardware-focused meetups – neither is there a discernible community. There is also no dedicated coverage and mainstream platforms would rather celebrate the occasional “solar car” or “maize planting machine”.
In writing this article I spoke with hardware entrepreneurs and enthusiasts, and I found out a lot of interesting things. You see, hardware is hard to do anywhere. Period. It is a very iterative and capital intensive area that requires long-term commitments, more often than not. Couple that with the Nigerian factor (lack of infrastructure, inherent cultural distrust, Click here to read entire article
Source:: Tech Cabal