Nigerians are talented and creative people who work hard at showing off their talents. From time to time, Nigerians have broken barriers and made a name for themselves across the world in different work fields.
Technology is something that everybody on earth needs, and it has helped to develop the world into a better place where, communication, health, utilities and many more have become easier.
Due to this, many more Nigerians are becoming more invested in technology. Twitter is one of the biggest social media platforms that help people around the world communicate with each other.
Twitter's headquarter in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, California, makes it a priority to gather a team of diverse people with different skills and educational backgrounds to work together to ensure that people around the world get the best Twitter has to offer.
Some talented Nigerians made the country proud as they were gathered as part of the team to do this for Twitter. Legit gathered some information about the eleven Nigerians who work for Twitter.
Boluwatife Aiki-Raji a Software Engineer: He is a computer science graduate of Howard University. He also enrolled at Howard University, Bolu had his secondary school education at Olashore International School, Osun state in Nigeria. He is currently a quality assurance engineer on the measurement team at Twitter.
Tayo Olukoya a Senior Software Engineer: In 2015, Olukoya began his career at Twitter as a software engineer intern. Four years down the line, he’s now a senior engineer at the company. He is a member of the health reporting and remediation team at the company’s headquarters where he builds and maintains systems and products that power transparency and effective enforcement of Twitter rules.
Tayo is a bachelor of electrical engineering and computer science degree holder from UC Berkeley College of Engineering.
Babatunde Fashola a Software Engineer: He is a software engineer on the data insights team at Twitter. He attended had his primary and secondary school education in Nigeria and got his first degree in physiology from the University of Ibadan. Then he proceeded to get his master’s degree in Bioinformatics from Morgan State University.
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Omose Ogala a Software Engineer: Omose is a software engineer in test on the quality assurance team at Twitter. He is responsible for building mobile (iOS and Android) and web framework for company-wide automation testing.
Omose is also the founder and iOS engineer at Ogala Apps, a startup that develops iOS apps and games. He worked as an intern at the New York Presbytarian Hospital, Moody’s Analytics and Dell Technologies.
Ikechi Obiajunwa a Software Engineer: Ikechi is an alumnus of Syracuse University. He worked at a couple of other notable tech companies including Samsung Electronics, Google and Intel Corporation before moving on to Twitter.
As a software engineer at Twitter, he is on the data products API teams where he is responsible for building API endpoints that are intuitive for developers and allow internal teams to iterate and build features faster.
Emiola Banwo a Product Designer: He is a product designer at Twitter. As a member of the company’s revenue productivity team, Emiola designs digital tools for the company’s global sales force. He revealed he has a deep passion for personal, organisational, and global development.
He is a graduate of the University of Dallas, Texas where he majored in Computer Engineering, and minored in Cognitive Science and Human-Computer interaction.
TJ Adeshola a Director, Sports Partnerships: He leads all United States sports partnership at Twitter. He joined Twitter as a senior account officer in 2012. He was later appointed as the head of US sports partnerships.
He spent the previous few years managing Twitter’s partnerships with major US sports leagues, including the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. He is also the executive sponsor of Blackbirds, Twitter’s business resource group that celebrates and encourages diverse perspectives.
Oladotun Idowu an events coordinator: She joined Twitter as an events coordinator in February, 2019. Alongside other members of Twitter’s real estate and workplace events team, she works on curating and producing internal facing events at Twitter.
She is also the founder of Sisters in Media, a US based organisation for minority women in the media profession. She holds a bachelors degree in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Tomide Awe a revenue strategy and operations manager: She has been the revenue strategy operations manager at Twitter since March, 2018. Her role involves advising on strategy and creating processes and tools to help teams achieve revenue goals.
Tomide worked at ExxonMobil and Accenture in Nigeria and Credit Suisse International in the United Kingdom. She holds a bachelors degree in economics, and masters degree in finance and economics as well as an MBA in strategic management/entrepreneurial management.
Ebony Turner a communications associate: He began her career at Vanity Fair as an editorial and fashion closet intern and then as an editorial intern at ELLE Magazine. She has also worked in other notable American organisations including the New York Jets and Lyft.
She joined Twitter in December, 2018, as a product communications specialist. She works with the company’s external communications team supporting its Global Reach, Design and Consumer Products teams. Alongside her team members, Ebony Turner works with reporters and journalists to amplify the work various teams at Twitter are doing every day.
Tiffany Oche a product manager: Tiffany’s role at Twitter is focused on finding ways to reduce barriers to public conversations on Twitter. She speaks English, Mandarin and Portugese and holds a bachelors degree in cognitive science from Yale University.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the hard work of a young Nigerian girl had yielded fruit. The young girl was given admission into 115 universities she applied to and she also received a N1.3b in scholarships.
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