Mr Eazi Announces Partnership With Decagon To Support Potential Nigerian Software Engineers


Nov. 18, 2020, 3:13 p.m.

Mr Eazi, a popular Nigerian singer and entrepreneur, has announced a partnership with Decagon, organizers of Nigeria’s top software engineering training program, to help brilliant young Nigerians actualize their dream of becoming software engineers.

In a statement released by Decagon, Mr Eazi will serve as a sponsor for 5 residents or indigenes of Ogun State to attend Decagon.

Decagon recently opened applications for its 6 months training program which includes accommodation, feeding, laptop, internet and a monthly stipend, followed by an immediate job placement into companies like Access Bank, Sterling Bank and Etranzact after graduating.

By visiting interested candidates can apply before November 22nd for this program which doesn’t require any payment of fees until the trainees have graduated and started working and earning salaries.

However, successful applicants are required to have a credible guarantor in order to access the Pay-Later model and this has proven difficult for some otherwise successful applicants in the past. It is due to this challenge that Mr Eazi has decided to step in and guarantee 5 lucky ones from Ogun State, by residence or origin .

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Chika Nwobi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Decagon, says “ For some who do not have access to someone in their family or network to stand in for them, Mr. Eazi is providing a lifeline and this is the type of collaboration that will move Nigeria forward.”

Mr Eazi also stated that, “I’ve always been passionate about helping young people and pushing them to be the best version of themselves. For some of them, their talents naturally align with software engineering. I am happy to support this initiative in the hopes that they can support themselves and their families.”

This is not the first time the popular singer has assisted emerging talent on the continent as he launched the African Music Fund (AMF) with an initial investment of $20 million dedicated to African creatives in June 2020. Recently he also launched the emPawa initiative to provide a hundred African artists with funding to shoot their music videos.


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