33 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
Episode 5 - Modupe Odele on "The Hustle Grind Podcast"
On this episode, I met up with Modupe Odele, popularly known as Moe at the Wallet.ng office. Moe is the founder of Scale My Hustle, a platform helping folks start and grow their businesses. She’s an impact investment attorney with a focus on social enterprise. She has a Law degree from the Lagos State University and a Masters in Law from Columbia Law School. In this episode we talked about her journey leading to scale my hustle, how important service providers are to the success of the startup ecosystem, similarities & differences between startups in Africa and other parts of the world, why folks should take network capital more seriously, the strangest job she has ever had and bit more. People and Companies mentioned: Leland Rice - Co-founder & CEO of Dedalus Global Wallet.ng - Wallet helps young professionals (locals and foreigners) in Nigeria perform banking transactions digitally. Scale My Hustle - A platform helping folks start and grow their businesses. African FinTech Summit - Conference organized for folks in the FinTech industry in Africa. Social Media Handles: Follow Moe on Twitter: @Mochievous Follow Dayo on Twitter & Instagram: @NateKorl Follow #THGP on Twitter & Instagram: @HustleGrindPod
29 minutes | Nov 17, 2018
Episode 4 - Odunoluwa Longe on "The Hustle Grind Podcast"
On this episode, I visited the DIY Law office on Lagos Island and had a chat with one of the co-founders, Odun Longe. Odun is simply one of the best tech lawyers I know out of Nigeria. She is one of 3 female co-founders of The Longe Practice which is a startup focused law firm and DIYLaw, Nigeria’s foremost legal technology company helping entrepreneurs have access to legal services and information. She has previously worked as a Legal Counsel in both FBN Capital and ARM Group. In this episode, we talked about her journey to being an entrepreneur, the difference between The Longe Practice and DIYLaw, how female entrepreneurs can break into the Nigerian tech ecosystem, What it was like starting a company as 3 female co-founders. This recording was done on a very busy day in the heart of Lagos and so you will hear a lot of car horns buzzing for the most part of the podcast. Apologies in advance. But anyways, I am sure you will still enjoy the podcast. People and Companies mentioned: Funkola Odeleye - Co-founder & COO DIYLaw Bola Olonisakin - CTO DIYLaw Seyi Taylor - Co-founder Big Cabal Media Victor Asemota - Africa Partner, Alta Global Ventures Eghosa Omoigui - Managing Partner, EchoVC Oo Nwoye - Founder, TechCircle Echo VC - Early Stage and Seed Technology VC Firm Ventures Platform - Early Stage VC Firm Google Launchpad - Global Acceleration Program Social Media Handles: Follow Odun Longe on Twitter: @OdunoluwaL Follow Dayo on Twitter & Instagram: @NateKorl Follow #THGP on Twitter & Instagram: @HustleGrindPod
34 minutes | Nov 3, 2018
Episode 3 - Ajebutter on "The Hustle Grind Podcast"
On this episode, I had a chat with Ajebutter at his friend’s studio in Ikoyi. His fans, as well as most of you in the Music Industry, know him as Ajebutter but his birth name is Akitoye Balogun. Ajebutter presently works full time at Cisco, as an Enterprise Account Manager, managing enterprise level customers for Cisco in Nigeria. Prior to that, he had worked at Stanbic IBTC, Renaissance AMC, and Gamesole. As a music artiste, he has two studio albums and has dropped hit jams like Omo Pastor, Celebrate in advance and most recently Ghana Bounce. On this episode, we had a chat about his last album, called What Happens in Lagos, a product he built when he got back to Lagos that failed, how luck plays a role in being successful, why learning a skill is important, the future of Nigerian music and a bit more. People mentioned: Chinko Ekun - Nigerian Artiste Ed Sheeran - English Artiste Mr. Eazi - Nigerian Artiste M.I. - Nigerian Artiste Drake - Nigerian Artiste Paul Graham - Founder, Y Combinator Peter Thiel - Co-founded Paypal, Palantir Social Media Handles: Follow Ajebutter on Twitter & Instagram: @ajebutter22 Follow Dayo on Twitter & Instagram: @NateKorl Follow #THGP on Twitter & Instagram: @HustleGrindPod
31 minutes | Oct 26, 2018
Episode 2 - Fola Olatunji-David on "The Hustle Grind Podcast"
On this episode, I visited Fola Olatunji-David at the Google Nigeria office in Ikoyi Lagos. Fola works with Google Launchpad Africa as the Head of Startup Success and Services. He had previously worked at Stanbic IBTC as an Infrastructure Support, CardinalStone as a Senior IT Analyst, Venture Garden Group as VP Business Development and more recently, Ventures Platform as an Acceleration Program Manager. We spoke about the epiphany he had while on his honeymoon, the journey to where he is right now, the best piece of advice he ever got, Blinkist, an app he uses frequently, and a bit more. People Mentioned: Kola Aina - Founder, Ventures Platform Odun - Co-founder, DIYLaw and The Longe Practice Products: Blinkist: allows you to read the key lessons from 2500+ nonfiction books in 15 min or fewer. Social Media Handles: Follow Fola on Twitter & Instagram: @folasanwo Follow Dayo on Twitter & Instagram: @NateKorl Follow #THGP on Twitter & Instagram: @HustleGridPod
40 minutes | Oct 20, 2018
Episode 1 - Justin Irabor on "The Hustle Grind Podcast"
In this first full episode of The Hustle Grind Podcast, I am joined by one of the best comic artists I know, Justin Irabor, aka TheVunderkind. Justin has worked with 6 different companies in 5 years. He was at one time, a Digital Marketer at Hotels.ng, Head of Marketing at Jumia Food, Growth Manager at Big Cabal Media to mention a few. On this episode, we talked about, what Obaranda is, what young creatives need to do to thrive in Nigeria, why mental health should be paid attention to, who Justin’s celebrity crush is and a bit more. Social Media Handles: Follow Justin on Twitter & Instagram: @TheVunderkind Follow Dayo on Twitter & Instagram: @NateKorl Follow #THGP on Twitter & Instagram: @HustleGridPod Follow Sam on Twitter: @Ps_Aquila