Adepoju Abiodun, the STAR Google Student Ambassador of the class of 2012 in Sub-Saharan Africa continues the second part of his interview with nigeriacomputers.com. Read the first part of his inspiring and revealing interview on: Google Star Ambassador Interview with Adepoju Abiodun.
What do you like most about being a Google Ambassador and your Google experience?
What I like most about my being a Google Ambassador is the fact that I’m able to change my environment in my own little way using the tools in my disposal and also bring Glory to my university and Africa again. It will amaze you that a lot of negative things have been said about Africa but because the little thing we did produced world class results, it rekindled hope again in Africa. But the ultimate Joy is that I helped change lives. I see them every day and I’m happy for the decision I took by being an Ambassador.
What is the role of the Youth in Information Technology development? What advice do you have for other students in Information technology competitions?
The simple and the most important role of the youths is the understanding that we are the future of this country and we cannot afford to fail and knowing well that information is power. And the opportunity that ICT provides to access this information at a global level is truly tremendous. It affords even the poorest of communities the ability to leap frog time and space and very quickly come into a place of global relevance. When I say that we can be relevant again, that would be entirely dependent on what we do with the information around us — that is so pervasive it’s unbelievable. These tools are there, and they are free and they’re just waiting for us to get creative about how to adapt them to meet our local needs.
What do you do for relaxation when not around computers?
If I’m not around computers, I’m with my friends, business associates and junior colleagues discussing the future and hanging out, watching movies or reading a book.
How did you feel becoming the STAR Google Student Ambassador of the class of 2012 in Sub-Saharan Africa and how has it affected you?
I feel so happy about it for the reason that there is hope again in Africa and some of us are willing to put everything on the line to make our country better. We have passed a message of hope not only to the outside world but to the youths that one day Africa, Nigeria will rise again. The major way it affected me is just that I have a lot more work to do. To who much is given much is expected.
What are your future plans and ambition?
I will work hard to make my newly established online ads agency which is one the fastest growing online ads company in Nigeria and 2nd Google certified partner agency in West Africa to be the biggest online ads agency in Africa and I will also take community development more seriously using the IT tools at my disposal.
Congratulations once again, Biggy on your awesome achievements. We at Jidaw and nigeriacomputers.com thank you for your thoughts and impact which will inspire so many potential young innovators. This is just the beginning. Please don’t rest on your oars as your best is yet to come. You are our hope for the future. May God keep strengthening you as you continue to grow and fulfill your promise.