Chidi Afulezi
Co-Founder of Akoma

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Chidi Afulezi is the co-founder of Akoma, a content/storytelling technology platform where a combination of user generated and original content about Africa and its diaspora are created, published and shared with the world. Prior to building Akoma Chidi helped to solve problems for some of the world's largest corporations.  From building mobile network infrastructure for AT&T to helping build out technology solutions as a music exec at Sony Music.  In this episode he shares how his ability and experience solving problems led him to building out a platform to serve the continent of Africa. He discusses how he met his co-founder and the moment they decided to build Akoma.  He also shares some of the challenges of working with a global team and the strategies that allow them to work efficiently.


Key Highlights:

  • Transitioning from the corporate world to entrepreneurship
  • Identifying your users and user personas
  • How to manage a globally distributed team 
  • Leveraging partnerships to fuel your mission

Tools & Resources Mentioned in the Show:






Favorite Business Book:

"Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration" by Ed Catmull


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