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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 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 Fadekemi Abiru, Head Of Insights at Stears; a financial data/intelligence company providing subscription-based data/insight to professionals/businesses.  

Fadekemi holds 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 and provided analysis on various projects.

She is passionate about ensuring that decisions whether in business or government in Africa are driven by real time data and insights to drive critical economic developments.

Listen and enjoy as Fadekemi Abiru talks to us about her journey with Stears and the importance of data-driven insights on Africa.

Fadekemi’s Reading List

All About Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) by J. K. Rowling

Economics Rules by Dani Rodrik

Show Notes

1:55 Founding of Stears and its mission

3:10 Plans to cover the 2023 Nigerian elections

8:03 Data-driven insights/expectations on the Nigeria 2023 elections

10:22 How has technology enabled the Stears Elections product

11:12 Significance and likely impact of the Nigerian Electoral Act 2022 on the upcoming elections

12:29 Conducting polls in the future  

14:08 Data trends that make this upcoming election different from the last election

15:58 First encounter with failure and lesson learnt  

16:02 Title of the book about your life

18:45 Reading list

21:09 What does being Afropolitan mean to you

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

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