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Channels TV CEO to Tech Start-ups: Focus on your dreams

Channels TV CEO to Tech Start-ups: Focus on your dreams
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Mr John Momoh, the CEO of Channels TV, has advised tech start-up in Africa to remain focused and determined to achieve their dreams and aspirations in their chosen profession.

[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Mr John Momoh, CEO of Channels TV in Nigeria”]Mr Momoh says he has had a distinguished career in news television broadcasting because of his vision, passion and enthusiasm.[/blockquote]
“No matter how dark it is today, things will always better tomorrow”, John told tech start-ups and innovators gathered at the Demo Africa 2014 event which ended at the weekend in Lagos.

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Channels TV CEO however challenged tech start-ups and innovators by saying founders get bored and discouraged, when things fall apart but the zeal to move on will make them stand out among their contemporaries.

Mr Momoh says he has had a distinguished career in news television broadcasting because of his vision, passion and enthusiasm.

Mr John Momoh, CEO of Channels TV (right) seen speaking at the DEMO Africa 2014 in Lagos. Backing the camera is Victor Okigbo
Mr John Momoh, CEO of Channels TV (right) seen speaking at the DEMO Africa 2014 in Lagos. Backing the camera is Victor Okigbo

Prior to starting Channels Television, which he co-founded in 1992, John worked variously as News Anchor, Senior Reporter and Senior Producer for Nigeria’s National Radio and Television Stations, Radio Nigeria and the Nigerian Television Authority.

Also speaking, Harry Hare, executive producer of DEMO Africa commended the tech start-ups and participants for showing such great enthusiasm towards finding the much needed solutions for Africa.

“It is inspiring to see that, now, more attention is being accorded the pursuit of solutions to problems that are uniquely African. The continent has one of the most diverse and talented pool of young people and finally, we are seeing a real intent by authorities to utilize the massive power within these brains to bring positive change, especially through technology.”

Ben White, VC4Africa’s CEO and Founder, added: “Going into the third year of DEMO Africa, we are excited to introduce a new exclusive investor-only event as part of the DEMO Africa 2014 event.

“This is the next step in making sure the leading innovators from across the continent are going to get the backing they need to achieve scale. At the same time, we see angel networks emerging across the continent. Now is the time to bring them together in a shared conversation about how best to move forward”, according to White.

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