Nigerian man Ekene hits goldmine, gets big job as engineer at Microsoft company

Nigerian man Ekene hits goldmine, gets big job as engineer at Microsoft company

- Ekene Ashinze, a Nigerian software engineer, who started coding on his mobile phone, has got a job at Microsoft

- Many congratulated the engineer even though he disclosed the employment three months after he got it

- Ekene began from a humble level to get to where he is today as his tech dream was almost frustrated when he lost the phone he started out with

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A Nigerian man, Ekene Ashinze, has achieved great success despite the trying time caused by Covid-19 pandemic.

On Monday, August 3, Ekene announced that he got employed by Microsoft as a software engineer, a job he started three months ago.

He said that it was an awesome opportunity working with the company as he has been able to “meet and work with a lot of great minds”.

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What made Ekene’s story very inspiring was that his journey as a developer started many years ago when he began coding on his mobile phone.

In an interview with Plural Sight in 2018, he said that he faced a great challenge when he lost the device and had to stop for a while because of that.

A meeting with a person he called Segun Abisago re-charted his path as he gave him a laptop, a gesture he said stoke up his passion for coding.

During that interview, he added that good time management is key in sharpening one’s skill.

"...As a student I know I do not have the same amount of free time as my peers so I tend to plan out my day ahead of time. I do most of my study very early in the morning. That’s the only free, productive time I have. Making time is actually not easy, especially with school and work," he said.

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Despite announcing his employment three months late, congratulatory messages still poured in droves as many marvelled at his achievement.

Below are some of the people's comments:

A collage showing the successful Nigerian. Photos sources: Twitter/Ekene Ashinze/BetaNews

A collage showing the successful Nigerian. Photos sources: Twitter/Ekene Ashinze/BetaNews
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @taizer_ said he recently got a job as an assistant vice president for one of the largest banks in the United Kingdom.

The 24-year-old man made the disclosure on the microblogging site but did not disclose the name of the bank. @taizer_, who is a graduate of mathematics and finance, wrote: “Aced my interview, got the job and now you’re looking at the newest Assistant Vice President in one of the largest UK banks.”

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