Fadé Ogunro is an Ambitious techpreneur and innovative problem solver, with goals to impact Africa by increasing digital gig-work and self-sustainable employment. She possesses extensive knowledge of changing technical approaches and workforce trends across Africa.
With over 15 years experience in: Print and Broadcast Journalism, Digital Marketing, Fashion, Entertainment and TV Production.
She began her career with Google in the UK, published articles in Vogue UK, Guardian Newspaper Nigeria, produced and hosted a popular radio show on The Beat99.9FM as well as two TV shows for DSTV.
In 2011, she co-founded Film Factory Productions which specializes in TV adverts, documentaries music videos.
Her clients include GE, GT Bank, CocaCola, Microsoft, Ferrari, Puma, MTV, Lancôme, MTN, Airtel, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and many more superstars. Collectively, the projects she produced within Africa has amassed over 1.5billion views on YouTube and won various prestigious awards. The culmination of her decade-long experience makes her uniquely positioned to understand and identify ways to formalize the fragmented gig economy, which resulted in Bookings Africa.
Her latest venture, Bookings Africa is a pan-African on demand digital marketplace that allows professionals and service providers from Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa to sell their services and skills online. The platform currently has more than 85,000 users, among which 60%+ of women. Fade has a strong dedication for women economic empowerment, a large network and has partnered with several private and government-lead organizations communities for that purpose.
She has been invited to speak at Cannes Lions Festival, BET & MTV awards, WebSummit, Nigerian Digital Economy, South African Innovation Summit, White Space X and more.
It’s her dream to build great leaders, drive gender equality and reduce the rate of unemployment across Africa. She believes this can be rapidly achieved through digital adoption and inclusion; where learning, training, delivering a service and earning an income is done digitally.
Africa has the largest workforce, we are the youngest continent by demography, we are hardworking, our innovations work and that is her vision – An Africa that works!