One of my favorite quotes go like; “There are those who wait for things to happen, and there are those who happen to things.” I love the latter guys, because even though good things may come to those who wait, better things come to those who make things happen. I have a weakness for proving naysayers wrong, upsetting the conventional, doing things others only wondered about, outlasting critics and doom sayers. I love it when the most unlikely person wins or the underdog emerges top dog. Maybe it’s because I’m tired of Ghana being tagged a third world country and little being expected of us. It sickens me how it’s normal to wait for new trends to break in the west and get ‘mastered’ here in Africa.
So I celebrate young entrepreneurs doing happening to things in amazing ways. I stand in ovation for every young Ghanaian chasing bold dreams and giving others a reason to believe that it’s possible. In coming weeks, I plan to feature young Ghanaians doing remarkable things and celebrate them with you.
Today, I celebrate such a feat by a Ghanaian company called Nsano that’s turning the heads of businesses and governments across Africa. Kofi, a young Ghanaian with bold dreams, runs Nsano. His company provides mobile financial software solutions to a clientele more elite than the English monarchy. What’s got me going gaga is their latest service; Gift Buddy! Gift Buddy is using technology to revolutionize the way newly weds receive wedding gifts. Their mission is to make sure that both newly wedded and bereaved get all their gifts. All of them. Now you may not know how crucial this is until you have your own wedding and realize that the number of gifts you saw at the reception look much more than the number that ended up in your hall.
Ask the Dansoman newly weds who found out that this serial wedding thief almost made off with their nuggets. Or this other wedding thief in Kumasi who got unlucky at this wedding. My point is, the need for an efficient gift collection at your wedding doesn’t seem necessary until you realize that something you should have been unwrapping with your official other is with some sneaky aunty or a klepto stranger.
So this is me totally rooting for a genius service from young Ghanaians. They built the system that supports this service so that every gifter gets an e-notification and there’s a live streaming of every activity that can be monitored with a remote access code. They have a warehouse to store the gifts if you prefer to get them after you return from your honeymoon. They insure everything so you never lose. They give you a total inventory of all the gifts so you can match it against the pile in your hall. And they’ve already collected trucks of gifts and stacks of cash for newly weds and some bereaved clients.
Imagine if we all chased our dreams and set up shops to execute our passions. Let’s help each other and rise on our shoulders, because we can! For today, just like ‘Gift Buddy’ on facebook and share this post. That’s all. Like their Facebook Page and share. Maybe tomorrow it’s you who’ll need someone to support your vision. We’re on to something people. Our generation is changing the fortune of our country. We are happening to the future. My plea is that you support this, one young entrepreneur at a time. Today it’s Gift Buddy though. Let’s celebrate our own.
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