The Unwritten With: NNAMDI ORANYE – YOUNG, AMBITIOUS, PROPER & SUCCESSFUL

Nnamdi Oranye is  one of the most admirable fellows I’ve ever met. Well-natured, rich in manners, generous in spirit, kind eyes, warm smile, warmer laughter and a deep voice.

Nnamdi has a deep, smooth, memorable voice. His speaking is quintessentially eloquent. Very articulate with perfect diction.

As a professional, Nnamdi knows what he wants. He’s done remarkably well compared to most of his peers, not that he has it in him to make comparisons. He is who he is, comfortable in his own skin and running his own race.

Nnamdi is the author of a book titled, “Disrupting Africa:  The Rise and Rise of African Innovation.” He is currently based in South Africa and is a regular media contributor on all things technology and innovation within the African context.

Being such a delightful soul, Nnamdi shared with me a little about his job, talked to me about his dreams of becoming a jazz guitarist and he was open enough to admit that he does have flaws as a person.

Here’s more on him:

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Name: Nnamdi Oranye

Occupation: Business Development Manager

What exactly does your job entail?

My role as a Business Development Manager pretty much entails meeting prospective clients to identify how we can assist them in operationalizing new technology deployments. In simple terms, that means helping clients make constructive decisions before spending millions of dollars on new technology.

What was your upbringing like?

Nationality is Nigerian but I was born in the United Kingdom, lived and schooled in Nigeria in my pre-teen years, went to university in Botswana, migrated to Australia and worked there for under a decade, and now I live in South Africa.

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The Unwritten With: DEREK BBANGA – ON BRANDING, FITNESS & DATING

When I first spoke to Derek Bbanga, I made sure to ask him one particular question: what did he think about weaves? His answer was that of a knowledgeable man. A wise man. A man who knows he has to deal with women every day.

Derek, in one word, is an artist. He does photography as a hobby, he’s an actor, a speaker, an MC and also a fitness trainer. He is, however, also well known for being an image consultant and a relationship expert. He gives dating tips on the famous Kenyan dating show Tujuane.

Derek was kind enough to tell me what type of music gets him moving, brag about his culinary skills, and describe what a perfect date means for him.

Name: Derek Bbanga

Occupation: Personal Branding and Communications Consultant

Did you always think “When I grow up I want to be an image consultant, talk to people about etiquette and give dating tips?”

Even as recently as 4 years ago if someone had told me I would be doing this for a living I would have labelled them certifiable! I wanted to be a lawyer growing up.

Is being an MC a born talent or a learnt skill?

Great MCs are made not born. Read more The Unwritten With: DEREK BBANGA – ON BRANDING, FITNESS & DATING