Hello, thanks for your interest in what I am doing now.
I’m on the founding team of Joy, Inc., where I serve as COO. We are on a mission to equip a new generation of happier, flourishing young Africans, and build warm, safe spaces across business, government and culture. To make this happen, we are building:
- #WithChude, an on-demand multimedia platform for conversations that enable the heart, soul, and strengthen the spirit.
- The Joy Hub [+234-THE-JOY-HUB], a national non-toll-free mental health helpline for Nigerians.
- I co-invest in heretic founders within and outside Africa, and support other (ad)ventures through the mini-foundry, Curiosity. This includes experiments that align with my overarching goal of contributing to the long-term future of humanity hinged on flourishing people, platforms, and policy.
- I founded AllforDevelopment and led the team from 2009 to 2017, contributing to policy, global education, leadership, and human development initiatives.
- I have worked on a few effective altruism-aligned work, including this ethics and governance of AI initiative at Harvard, rationality community building, and this international standard / recommended practice on the impact of autonomous and intelligent systems on human wellbeing.
- I used to be a strategist at innovation hubs in Nigeria and co-convened an innovation platform that birthed a $1m investment in fostering innovation in a state in Nigeria.
- Previous adventures can be found here (not up to date).
- I love to see the world – and lately have been seeing more of the hinterlands in Nigeria. It’s a beautiful country and people.
Updated August 10, 2022.
[This page was inspired by the amazing Derek and his /now page.]