The Workchop Conversations with Jesutooni Ajiboye

Written by Jesulayomi Adetola

March 17, 2021

The Workchop Conversations is an ongoing series of conversations with different players in both the legal tech & justice tech space, sharing about their work and innovative role within the space, promoting access to justice in Africa.

This week, we have Jesutooni Ajiboye, a Lawyer and a freelance writer, working an in-House role with one of the pioneer financial institutions in Lagos, Nigeria. He also works in a product marketing role with a Fintech startup, SwipeNG, based out of Lagos and operating in Nigeria. Jesutooni believes that its been fun ever since he found out that working in tech always offers you the opportunity to criss-cross industries and even job roles, sometimes. 

How is a typical day like at SwipeNG?

So, SwipeNG is a startup which seeks to provide interest-free credit to users across Nigeria through credit cards. A product marketing role basically entails selling the main products of the company to users through stories, graphics, blogposts and other means of marketing. This also entails managing the social media outlook of the fintech firm as well as working with other deoartments in bringing great customer experience for users. For me, it’s been an exciting role as I enjoy talking about impactful financial products and I’m confident what we have started at SwipeNG will reshape the microlending sector, in the long run. 

What apps, gadgets or tools do you use for work and how do you use them?

There are quite a number of software and hardware solutions which I use that positively impact my work. I’d say one of the most impactful software solutions for remote work, which has fully been in place since I started working with SwipeNG, is Slack. I admire how Slack has reshaped working with different departments and it is just like having your physical office on your phone or laptop. Of course there are concerns about how this affects one’s work-life balance but that has not really been a problem for me, working at SwipeNG. Regarding other tools which I use, some affect my work directly such as Copy.ai (a friend actually introduced me to this tool) and it is great for all copywriters out there. Another tool which I regularly use is Notion which helps me structure my to-dos and deliverables. The wonder with Notion is that it helps you add various types of files so it really is the perfect Virtual Assistant for a freelancer. 

What are you currently reading, watching listening to?

What am I reading? Currently, not reading a book. Confession, I buy more books than I read most times. However, I do podcasts more and I would readily recommend Business Wars by Wondery, The Intelligence by Economist and Fintech Insider Podcast by 11 FS. These are just some of the podcasts I listen to for fun and education. What am I watching? The Office (US), a comedy series about workplace drama and life.

Who would you like to answer these questions?

Ohotu Ogbeche, Ademola Adeyoju, Ademola Adekunbi and Mallick Bolakale readily come to mind as people who work in Law and Tech. You may also want to speak with the Co-Founder of SwipeNG, Temidayo Dauda, who is also a Lawyer.

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