Meet the Author
JJ. Omojuwa is the Founder and Chief Strategist at Alpha Reach, one of Nigeria’s foremost Digital Media companies. He is also the convener of Conversations on Democracy & Development (CODED), one of the most talked about convenings in Africa in 2019. His book,Digital: The New Code of Wealth #DigitalWealthBook, broke social media and sales records in its first month of release. Omojuwaserves on the board of several organisations, such as: Convention on Business Integrity (CBi), founded by Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship, Nigeria’s foremost fellowship programme, founded by the Kaduna State government. He is a renowned international speaker, and has addressed audiences across Africa, Europe, North, South and Central America, often leading conversations on challenges and opportunities in Africa’s burgeoning New Media, democracy and governance landscape. He was a guest lecturer on the impact of New Media on Civil Disobedience at the Free University in Berlin and is a regular delegate at the Halifax International Security Forum, Nova Scotia, Canada. Omojuwa is often listed amongst Africa’s most influential people by reputable organisations and media houses, including Credit Suisse’s The Bulletin; and featured regularly on various local and international media platforms. He is an alumnus of King’s College, Lagos;University of Agriculture, Abeokuta UNAAB (now FUNAAB) where he studied Agricultural Economics and iscurrently a Chevening Scholar on Behaviour Change at the Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College, London (UCL).
In the year 2018, African startups surpassed $700 million in annual investments, from 450+ deals. All across the continent, people are deploying the power of digital platforms to make change happen. The last decade has seen a rise in new businesses, including online betting, new media powerhouses and the continued rise of Africa’s cultural superstars. Omojuwa captures all of these and more as he makes a data-backed argument that digital holds economic prospects for those on the continent willing to explore the power of technology. This power can also be wielded in socio-political contexts. It is being used to take a solid stand for gender justice and has helped to expose corruption at scale. Though the digital space comes with challenges – such as access and security – its benefits promise to make good. Digital: The New Code of Wealth argues that the digital space offers the continent an opportunity to create collectives that can thrive together over the plethora of challenges being faced.