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#AfricaNext: Jessica O. Matthews Is Bringing Energy to Communities  Worldwide With 'Uncharted Power'

Award-winning tech entrepreneur Jessica O. Matthews talks renewable energy and being a millennial in the business space in the latest video for our Africa Next series brought to you by Samsung Next.

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When she was just 22 years old, Nigerian tech entrepreneur Jessica O. Matthews founded Uncharted Power, and award-winning renewable energy company that harnesses kinetic energy, created from the motion of everyday objects into ecosystems that can power everyday devices. Her creation has helped bring power to communities across African and the diaspora.

Matthews, who has been featured in Forbes and was named one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women in 2017, is the latest tech entrepreneur to be featured in Samsung Next's "African Next" series. In a short video, she discusses her journey into becoming an African leader in the tech world, and what it's like being a millennial in that space.


"I feel so confident about what we're building at Uncharted Power," says Matthews. "I know that it is going to change the way we think about energy, and in particular the way we consume energy."

Watch the video below, and revisit the previous African Next feature with Kela Ivonye and his innovative app that's helping ensure that our mail doesn't go missing.

Africa Next' is a video series profiling young tech entrepreneurs throughout the African diaspora who are innovators in their fields. These young pioneers are achieving excellence through their work and are NEXT in line to change their communities and the world for the better.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

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