It was never Ommo Clark’s intention to become an entrepreneur in the tech field, but it quickly became obvious that fate had these plans in store for her. Her company, iBez Nigeria, is continually being discussed in the tech space—and outside. However, it’s important to note that this was not the only tech company founded by this enterprising woman. Her firm Handy-Jacks is akin to what Angie’s List is in America; by connecting local handy people with customers in their respective regions, it benefits a wide range of individuals.
But it is iBez Nigeria that has the tech world talking. Providing training for those who are interested in software careers, as well as offering development services, iBez Nigeria has redefined what many thought was possible in this growing nation. Attending both Brunel University and London Guildhall University, she made sure that she was educated in both business and tech. Clark’s work experience was varied and relevant, leading her to strike out on her own just a few years ago.
Clark is optimistically bullish on her home country of Nigeria, pointing out that it is in fact the most populated country on the continent. Boasting 37 million enterprises, this dynamic region possesses a rather youthful population, which can be an extraordinary advantage for tech firms. After all, younger people are more likely to adopt new technology. And with a median age just shy of 18 years old, Nigeria could be uniquely qualified to handle a tech surge under the right conditions. Right now, one of the major challenges happens to be infrastructure and a lack of skilled tech workers. However, this could be ameliorated if the nation were to dedicate resources to a burgeoning new workforce that could potentially put this once struggling country on the map.
This entrepreneur truly sees a future for tech in Nigeria. In fact, she’s even launching a new enterprise right now. Known as Let’s Share, the website is being designed to help people find apartments and houses to stay in while visiting Nigeria. There is no doubt that there is a very high demand for all of the products that Clark is currently presenting. The only question is whether others in her country, specifically those with access to grants, can see the future. It’s vital for Nigerians to actively support the business evolution at hand to better prepare our developing country for the future.