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Why I Rejected Bill Gates’ Job Offer – Nigerian Entrepreneur, Chris Kwekowe

Chris Kwekowe, a young Nigerian entrepreneur reportedly turn down a job offer be a software engineer at Microsoft, owned by the richest man in the world, Bill Gates to begin his own start-up in Lagos.

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The twenty-three years old Lagos university graduate proudly revealed this to Bill Gates during a television interview for Africa’s brightest young entrepreneurs in August 2016, according to Vanguard.

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He said he did so, to build up his own website called Slatecube– a website aimed at curbing Nigeria`s unemployment problem.


“When I told him, Gates was intrigued and he smiled. After the programme, all the directors were like, ‘Dude, you mean you actually turned down a job at Microsoft and had the guts to tell Bill Gates?’”

According to reports, a survey of 90,000 young Nigerians which was done in January 2016 discovered that 45% of college graduates didn’t have jobs with key reason on lack of professional skills such as: critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and decision-making.

He noted that Slatecube seeks to solve that problem by nurturing the graduates through digital internships and so far, Slatecube has an 80% employment rate for its users.


Written by How Africa News

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  1. The hell with Bill Gates. He is nothing to Africa. This notion that the young brother turned down a job from Gates. So what. Bill Gates never worked for anybody and do people call him stupid. He not even smart, just a long life thief in the tech market.

    I am proud of the young brother, to stand on his own, and create not just have a job and limited to help his people. Our people need to open their eyes about the Gates, Zuckerbergs and the rest of these thieves paying so much attention to the African continent. They are here to steal and keep our people in slow growth to serve their companies and race image. Smart decision young brother, I am proud of you.

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