Sim Shagaya, entrepreneurship in African style

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Sim Shagaya

Usually, most of the great entrepreneurs are coming from rich countries but there are some who can bloom even in the places that it is hard to imagine someone took the world of business from there but we have such these cases a lot more than our typecasted mind would trick us to think. One of the most amazing instances of this type of entrepreneurs is Mr Sim Shagaya which is well known to be the founder of Konga.com. Today we want to take a look at his life and see what kind of path he took in order to make it to the world of business and become a role model for young talents in the startup world.

A boy named Sim Shagaya

Sim Shagaya was born in 1975 in Nigeria and raised in a very disciplined way. As the matter of fact he even attended military school and there he got the necessary learning to learn how to follow and how to lead. after the school, Sim Shagaya joined the Nigerian army but it did not take him long to decide that he wants to go beyond the current borders of his world. sometime after that, a young Sim Shagaya was in the USA and it was there where he got his bachelor degree from George Washington University and Master of business administration from  Harvard Business School. So By the dawn of the new century, Sim Shagaya was a  fresh talent ready to hit the world of business.

A career leads to Konga

After his studies ended, Sim Shagaya went to South Africa and started working there as a banker. But his time in Rand Merchant Bank Did not last long because Google was waiting for him in Nigeria and Sim Shagaya became Google’s head of the African branch in the mid-2000s.

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After working for others and learning a lot of things from them, Sim Shagaya has decided it is time for him to make his own move to get self-employed and the result was amazing. By the beginning of the new decade, He was ready to blow the African world minds and started DealDey and Konga.com at 2011 and 2012.

These two startup companies have made their way to the audience life faster than expected and Sim Shagaya worked as CEO in Konga. His time in this startup was amazing but he has decided to move on and stepped down from the CEO position sometime after. He is still in the early years of his 40 and hence we will see a lot more from him in the future.

So, do you know any interesting thing about Sim Shagaya and his life that you think we should add it to this article? If the answer is yes then please let us know by leaving a comment down below and as always I have to remind you that we take suggestions and feedbacks with open arms so feel free to let us know what you want from us by leaving a comment.

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