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10 - We’re in This Together

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 May 2022

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Young Nigerians feel the world is progressing towards a better future. New and transformational forces – including access to technology and growing urbanisation – are reshaping lifestyles, life choices, economic opportunities, values and culture. For the Soro Soke generation, leveraging the Fourth Industrial Revolution is not about copying traditional approaches from the West but conceiving, creating and delivering entirely new, pan-African opportunities. Entrepreneurial at heart, this generation is focused on turning problems into business opportunities and does so with a sense of social justice. This cohort evidences a real sense of community. It has a ‘we’re in this together’ mentality that encompasses everything from improving wealth and opportunity, to accessing power and even breaking down gender stereotypes. Young Nigerians recognise the need for change and social media is empowering them to speak out and realise that change. In the search for equality, security and more opportunity, they are using social media to disrupt the status quo and fight for better governance. This generation stands at the brink of materialising a demographic dividend that is set to change not only the quality of their opportunities but also to reposition the continent’s place in global affairs.

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Soro Soke
The Young Disruptors of an African Megacity
, pp. 138 - 143
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022
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