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How Jesudamilare Adesegun-David is Decentralising Tech with Ennovate Lab | #BellaNaijaMCM



Nigeria has been undergoing massive tech development in the last few years, but the truth is, much of that development is in some of its big cities – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and the likes.

Our #BellaNaijaMCM this week Jesudamilare Adesegun-David is pushing to decentralise tech in the country and he’s making major impact with his work.

Jesudamilare is a founding partner/CEO of Ennovate Lab, an enterprise and innovation hub in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, where creative minds meet to systematically develop and transform communities through technology, creativity and social enterprise.

Truly, outside the big cities, there’s the problem of internet connectivity, access to right tools, power too, as well as access to a wide pool of developers to interact and share ideas with

Jesudamilare’s goal was simple, “to help equip Africans with the tools to solve Africa’s challenges,” and he’s been doing just that.

In November 2017, Ennovate Lab was born. By January the next year, it launched its Children that Change the World (CTCTW) platform “to equip underserved Nigerian children with critical+creative thinking skills that would secure their relevance in the 21st Century’s Knowledge Economy.”

In June and November 2018, Ennovate Lab hosted the Ogbomosho Innovation Challenge and LAUTECH Innovation Challenge, respectively.

Today, Ennovate Lab continues to build the children of today (with its CTCTW platform) for the demands of tomorrow, hosting radio shows, summer coding bootcamps, agricultural innovation sessions, as well as setting up book clubs in schools.

Ennovate Lab also runs a program called CodeForce, its plan to raise a 2,000-person crack-team level developers in 5 years through its residential programme and 20,000 more through its virtual Fellows’ Programme.

Jesudamilare, an Agronomy graduate from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), is also the Ogbomoso Chapter Director of Startup Grind. He was named in YNaija’s New Establishment List (Tech) for 2019.

He is the author of Conversations, Contemplations and Ponderations, which he describes as “all at once a journey of sober introspection as well as exultant explorations of intricate themes as discovered by sojourners who have Christ as their life.”

Jesudamilare is passionate about building the future of Nigeria and Africa and he’s matching his passion with actions. We’re rooting for him!


  1. Christodavid

    March 25, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Wow, this is wonderful. The spot light will soon fall on Nigeria

  2. Adedotun

    March 25, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    This is awesome!soo awesome!

  3. T.I.

    March 26, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Wow! Thank you for shining your light in part of the world. Keep changing the world, one child at a time.

  4. Ire87

    March 27, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Such incredible work! Many congratulations to Jesudamilare and the other co-founders! You are an inspiration to our generation. Please continue the good work!

  5. Obiora

    September 6, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    His is a giant stride! It sure will thrive. Insights and courage to keep up.

    Thanks for contributing to our world!

  6. Waltong David

    September 6, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Awesome! Keep up the great work
    Africa is blessed to have you and your kind!

  7. Yahchanan

    September 13, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Africa needs more of you…
    Ideas rule the world, money only makes it go round…

    Awesome job you have going there!

    Would be great to work with you/your team.

    • JD

      February 13, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks for the kind words. You can shoot an email at: hello[at]ennovatelab[dot]com.

      Will be glad to explore the possibilities.

  8. Opomulero

    October 1, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Greater height, light keep taking ground…

  9. Deborah

    January 2, 2021 at 11:05 am


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