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This Nigerian Software Developer Is Serving SMEs Needs In ICT

Olajumoke Oduwole, a Web Developer and Founder/CEO of KJK Africa, a software design and development company helps startups and fast-growing tech companies build successful, scalable products that users love.

Due to her strong zeal for SME growth, her company has supported a significant number of SMEs to drive their products or services with the right digital and ICT strategies.

According to Olajumoke, 80% SMEs fail in Africa in their first three years, while 75% tend to fail in five years and for the businesses that survive the marketplace 50% of them fail in their ten years. This is due to expensive ICT solutions that most startups and SMEs cannot afford.

This leads to having 83% of SMEs in Africa not having the appropriate online communication tools to reach their target audience.

Olajumoke started the business with SMEs in mind. After her NYSC, she was freelancing as a graphics and web designer, she got a project to bring a business idea to life. While working on the project, she got another job and was unable to find someone to do the job at an affordable price.

To Olajumoke, this was hard for SMEs to afford the services of ICT and started putting her energy into creating a space in which SMEs and startups can be able to get quality and effective ICT services for their brands at a budget-friendly price.

After a year of starting the business alone she was able to move to an office and employ two more people. Today, the KJK team has 18 full-time employees and 37 contract programmers and have served over 100 clients.

Olajumoke is a beneficiary of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, a global initiative that fosters economic growth by providing women entrepreneurs around the world with a business and management education.

KJK has also received funding from the World Bank under its GEMProject program. This year, 2020, Olshe was named in Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list.

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