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Delivering Data-Driven Insights On Africa With Fadekemi Abiru (Head Of Insights at Stears)

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Quote: "Afropolitan is daring to be yourself in a rapidly changing world and not having to ask for permission."

The Afropolitan Podcast highlights Afropolitans who embrace the unknown and walk with purpose. Through this podcast, we aim to empower Africans in the Diaspora to maximize their potential and contribute to the development of a vibrant and progressive black community.

In this episode, we chat with Fadekemi Abiru, Head of Insights at Stears, a financial data and intelligence company providing subscription-based data and insights to professionals and businesses. Fadekemi earned a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol and an MSc in African Development from the London School of Economics. She previously worked as an economist for the UK government, providing analysis on various projects.

Fadekemi is passionate about ensuring that decisions in business or government in Africa are driven by real-time data and insights to drive critical economic development. Join us as Fadekemi discusses her journey to Stears, the importance of data-driven insights on Africa, and her thoughts on the role of Afropolitans in driving progress in the continent.

Fadekemi's Reading List:

  1. All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks -
  2. Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) by J.K. Rowling -
  3. Economics Rules by Dani Rodrik -

Show Notes:

1:55 Introduction to Stears and its mission to provide data-driven insights

3:10 Stears' plans to cover the 2023 Nigerian elections

8:03 The importance of data-driven insights in predicting and analyzing the upcoming elections

10:22 The role of technology in enabling Stears' Elections product

11:12 The significance and potential impact of the Nigerian Electoral Act 2022 on the elections

12:29 The challenges of conducting polls in Nigeria and plans for the future

14:08 Data trends and factors that differentiate the upcoming election from previous ones

15:58 Fadekemi's first encounter with failure and the lessons learned

16:02 Hypothetical title of a book about Fadekemi's life

18:45 Books that have profoundly impacted Fadekemi's life

21:09 Fadekemi's perspective on what it means to be Afropolitan

The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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