Koromone “KK” Koroye is the acting Editor-in-chief and Managing editor at TechCabal, a PanAfrican Tech Publication that seats at the center of stories and news in the tech ecosystem. TechCabal is a sister company to Zikoko, a popular youth-centric media production company, both of which are subsidiaries of BigCabal Media, founded by Tomiwa Aladekomo.
Koromone manages TechCabal’s newsroom and the team of reporters & journalists. And in her capacity as acting Editor-in-Chief, oversees the day-to-day activities and attends events on behalf of TechCabal.
In this episode of Founders Connect, Koromone tells her story: a stunning literary background, her love for her father, growing up and ambling between metropolitan cities (Newyork and Lagos), her experience as a teacher in Nigeria, the span of her tech career from Flutterwave to TechCabal, being a woman in the Nigerian tech space, her passion for leadership, her spiritual life and many more gems. We have an amazing conversation. Enjoy! Check out TechCabal: https://techcabal.com/
1:35 - Background
2:58 - Favourite Memory of her Dad
3:48 - Favourite Childhood Memory
5:43 - What she likes about Lagos
6:51 - Starting her storytelling career
13:41 - Leaving NewYork
14:04 - First months back in Lagos
16:08 - What Poetry taught her
18:36 - Career in Lagos (so far)
21:43 - Navigating the Tech Ecosystem
23:09 - Moving to TechCabal
24:31 - The role of the Managing Editor and its difference from the Editor-in-Chief
27:43 - Handling two distinct roles (Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief)
29:40 - Handling Harassment in the Industry
32:20 - Challenges or mistakes made.
37:15 - Leadership Style, Handling and Growing her Team
40:55 - God, Spiritual Life
45:38 - On Finding the Right Community
50:25 - What was a question you wanted me to ask you?