According to Alexa,Twitter is among the top 20 websites Nigerians visit daily, about 2 million Nigerians use Twitter actively everyday. Over the years, the social media platform has changed the way Nigerians interact with one another online and with other users all over the world.
It has also bridged the gap between citizens and the Nigerian government as many government officials and agencies have active Twitter accounts.
However, Nigerians are also part of the expertrates that make it happen for twitter at Silicon Valley, San Francisco, California, the tech giant’s headquarters.
Various teams of diverse specialities, educational backgrounds and race work together to ensure that users of the platform all over the world are able to use it seamlessly.
And below are the 11 Nigerians working with Twitter at Silicon Valley, San Francisco
Babatunde Fashola – Software Engineer
Babatunde Fashola, currently works at Twitter, he attended primary and secondary school education in Nigeria and got his first degree in Physiology from the University of Ibadan. Then he proceeded to get his master’s degree in Bioinformatics from Morgan State University. He works as a software engineer on the Data Insights team at Twitter.
Ikechi Obiajunwa – Software Engineer
Before joining Twitter, he worked with other notable tech companies, including Samsung Electronics, Google and Intel Corporation. Ikechi is an alumnus of Syracuse University.
He works as a software engineer at Twitter, he’s on the Data Products API teams where he is responsible for building API endpoints that are intuitive for developers and allow internal teams to iterate and build features faster.
Oladotun Idowu – Events Coordinator
In February 2019, Oladotun joined Twitter as an Events Coordinator,her job role also extends to Twitter’s Real Estate and Workplace Events, she works on curating and producing internal facing events at Twitter.
She is also the founder of Sisters in Media, a U.S-based organisation for minority women in the media profession. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Tayo Olukoya – Senior Software Engineer
Tayo Olukoya is a senior engineer at Twitter, he began his career with the social media platform in 2015 as a software engineer intern. Four years down the line, he’s a senior staff.
He’s also a member of the Health Reporting and Remediation team at the company’s headquarters where he builds and maintains systems and products that power transparency and effective enforcement of Twitter rules. Tayo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley College of Engineering.
Boluwatife Aiki-Raji – Software Engineer
Boluwatife had his secondary school education at Olashore International School, Osun state in Nigeria. He’s a computer science graduate of Howard University. Before enrolling at Howard University, Bolu
He’s currently a quality assurance engineer on the measurement team at Twitter.
Omose Ogala – Software Engineer
Omose is responsible for building mobile (iOS and Android) and web framework for Twitter wide automation testing. He currently works as a software engineer in test on the Quality Assurance team at Twitter.
Omose is also the founder and iOS engineer at Ogala Apps, a startup that develops iOS apps and games. He worked as an intern at the New York Presbytarian Hospital, Moody’s Analytics and Dell Technologies.
Tomide Awe – Revenue Strategy and Operations Manager
Tomide Awe’s role at Twitter involves advising on strategy and creating processes and tools to help teams achieve revenue goals, She has been the Revenue Strategy Operations Manager at Twitter since March, 2018.
Before joining Twitter, Tomide worked at ExxonMobil and Accenture in Nigeria and Credit Suisse International in the United Kingdom. She holds a BSc in Economics, and master’s degrees in finance and economics as well as an MBA in Strategic Management/Entrepreneurial Management.
TJ Adeshola – Director, Sports Partnerships
TJ Adeshola joined Twitter in 2012 as a Senior Account Officer, he leads all U.S Sports Partnership at Twitter. Before being appointed at the Head of US Sports Partnerships, he spent the previous few years managing Twitter’s partnerships with major U.S. sports leagues, including the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB).
He is also the executive sponsor of Blackbirds, Twitter’s business resource group that celebrates and encourages diverse perspectives. Prior to joining Twitter, TJ had a short stint at ESPN.
Emiola Banwo – Product Designer
As a member of the company’s Revenue Productivity team, Emiola designs digital tools for the company’s global sales force. According to Emiola, he has a deep passion for personal, organisational, and global development. Currently works as a product designer at Twitter.
He is a graduate of the University of Dallas, Texas where he majored in Computer Engineering, and minored in Cognitive Science and Human-Computer interaction.
Ebony Turner – Communications Associate
Ebony started her career as an Editorial Intern at ELLE Magazine, worked at Vanity Fair as an Editorial and Fashion Closet Intern, She has also worked in other notable American organisations including the New York Jets and Lyft.
In December 2018, Ebony joined Twitter as a Product Communications specialist. She works with the company’s external communications team supporting its Global Reach, Design and Consumer Products teams. Alongside her team members, Ebony Turner works with reporters and journalists to amplify the work various teams at Twitter are doing every day.
Tiffany Oche – Product Manager
Tiffany works as a project Manager on Twitter’s Conversations Team, her role is focused on finding ways to reduce barriers to public conversations on Twitter.
She speaks English, Mandarin and Portugese and holds a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from Yale University.