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October 25, 2021 13 min

Obinna Asiegbulam knew he had to attend university and become a successful mechanical engineer and support his four siblings and widowed mother, all of whom sacrificed their own opportunities to help him succeed. However, Obinna fell quickly out of love with drafting and wanted to do something new. Seeing the potential of the Nigerian tech sector and the creative potential of coding, Obinna had to make a sacrifice of his own.

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Obinna is a 28-year-old software developer from Nigeria. He is the fourth of five children of a widowed mother. Despite his poor background, he did everything possible to acquire a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. Although his upbringing was plagued by the untimely death of his father, followed by prolonged hardship, he remained passionate about education. His attentiveness to details and positive can-do attitude have kept him afloat and made him standout.

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