”My favourite thing about working at Fincra is the fact that I've been able to meet some really amazing people.
What are you passionate about?
I switched to tech from my former job because I wanted to make a lot of money. You know how people often say they’re passionate about changing the world and building solutions that people enjoy. I’m sort of passionate about those things too, but I’m mainly passionate about making money.
What skill do you think everyone should learn?
Empathy is a great skill—the ability to put yourself in other people’s shoes. When you disagree with someone, it’s a decent thing to be able to see where the other person is coming from instead of being set in your ways. Having this skill makes it easier to relate with people. Life is easy when you have a lot of people on your side.
Do the people closest to you understand what you do?
So, quick story, I had a really boring office job where I was required to show up every day, corporately dressed, for about two years, you know, spreadsheets, making calls, sitting in one place from nine to five. I got fed up one day, and I resigned. I then spent the entirety of one-year learning how to code on Udemy; my Mum could not reconcile me going out every day for two years and then just sitting at home in front of my computer all day. She didn’t get it. When I explained what I was doing, she still didn’t get it; she was like, “aren’t you going to get a life”. Until now, she still doesn’t get it, but she doesn’t complain as much because she can see that I’m doing well.
What’s your favourite part about your job? What excites you the most?
Fincra has goals. Fincra has a clear mission and a vision, and we want to take over the world. I feel like I can see my contribution to Fincra’s overall objective; my impact is tangible, something that I can see.
”Fincra has goals. Fincra has a clear mission and a vision, and we want to take over the world. I feel like I can see my contribution to Fincra's overall objective.
How would you describe your work ethic?
I’m a hardworking person 😂 I really like working hard. Throughout my career, I’ve been somebody my bosses/superiors and colleagues can rely on me to do anything that needs to be done. I have a track record for optimum and efficient delivery.
How does your current job compare with previous jobs that you’ve had?
The culture at Fincra is one of Fincra’s most significant selling points, the company’s culture flows from the top to the bottom, and our culture is a reflection of their culture. Everyone here is friendly and nice, most workplaces in Nigeria are toxic, but Fincra does it differently. We pay special attention to employee welfare; there are regular checks to see if we’re doing alright. We were recently mandated to use our leave days, and I think that’s awesome.
Which of our core values resonates with you the most?
Customer obsession stands out for me. It’s a big deal to me. I work on products that have a direct impact on our customers. It makes me happy to know I worked on certain features, and our merchants are using them. When I build or write codes, the customer is always at the back of my mind; I often ask myself, “How easy is it going to be for the user? How can we minimise the possible number of complaints while using the feature?
”Customer obsession stands out for me. It's a big deal to me. I work on products that have a direct impact on our customers. It makes me happy to know I worked on certain features, and our merchants are using them