On October 22, a stern national address by President Muhammadu Buhari on the #EndSARS protests left Nigerians dreaming up emigration plans, a.k.a dreaming to Japa.
WeJapa, a Nigerian startup connecting developers to jobs abroad, tapped into the mood with a coy tweet that highlighted their rediscovered confidence.
After an investigator’s report concluded its founder, Favour Ori, did some wrongs but had not necessarily damaged the business, the startup is flexing its potential again. Judging by the comments the tweet elicited, the shot was well received. It is noteworthy for a startup that had drawn most people’s ire just six weeks earlier.
Ori had been cast as a villain whose behaviour gave insight to an undercurrent of toxicity in the world of tech bros. The allegations mainly bothered on poor judgment and negligence of contracts, but alarm bells bellowed callousness, abuse of power and fraud.
But he and WeJapa are getting a second chance, on the condition that some changes be made around how the business is run. To the extent that there is now closure on the case, there are at least two takeaways to keep in mind as African tech advances towards maturity.
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Source:: Tech Cabal