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Breaking Boundaries Beyond Africa With Hanu Agbodje (Founder & CEO of PATRICIA)

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Quote - “There is no joy to be found in playing small and dimming your lights.”

The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.

Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.

This episode features Hanu Agbodje, Founder & CEO of PATRICIA; a fintech company founded in 2017 using Blockchain technology to process cryptocurrency transactions in Africa and beyond.  

Hanu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from University of Port Harcourt and founded PATRICIA after 13 other unsuccessful businesses.

He is passionate about crypto and how the technology can solve Africa’s biggest problems and synergise payments.

Listen and enjoy as Hanu talks to us about his journey with PATRICIA and ambition to transform alternative payments solutions in Africa.

Hanu’s Reading List

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell

Show Notes

1:23 Patricia's mission and vision for the world

1:58 Recruiting and retaining talent  

3:30 The journey to Patricia

9:39 African founders competing anywhere in the world

12:25 What promise cryptocurrency holds for Africa?  

15:02 Advice for founders dealing with government regulation  

16:25 Dealing with failure and lessons learnt  

19:23 Balance between creativity and objectives

20:38 Title of the book about your life

22:07 Other passions aside from Patricia

24:08 Self-care and avoiding burnout

25:07 Reading list

30:41 Being Afropolitan

32:38 Future of Patricia

The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.

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