The founder of SwiftaCorp, a pioneering African software and technology services group, Victor Asemota says Africans don’t really understand the full potential of Internet.He said this in a series of tweets on his verified and official twitter handle.
Asemota said there is an entrepreneurship skills gap to identify opportunities to take offline businesses into digital.
His tweets read, “I have come to realize that most Africans really don’t grok the full potential of the Internet.”
“Some friends run a job search site. I asked what the #1 job search term was? They said “Hairdressing.”
“My wife goes on Instagram to search for a style with her hairdresser. The said hairdresser has no Instagram account to showcase her finished works which are usually better than the once she copied. She is gifted.
“She comes home to do my wife’s hair and rides a bike. Made me see the true potential of motorcycles. it is not for carrying others.”
“I realized my stupidity in seeing everything she is not seeing and not building a model for her to easily adopt. She doesn’t need Instagram, she needs a coach, mentor, and manager. She needs someone to close the gap she can’t see.”
“Google and Facebook trained millions on digital skills but there is still an entrepreneurship skills gap to identify opportunities to take offline businesses into digital. This is a massive opportunity.”
“It takes a smart village to close this opportunity. Don’t @ me any lone initiatives.”