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Onyi Goldman Nwike: Africa’s future entrepreneurs

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Young entrepreneur Onyi Goldman Nwike is the co-founder and managing director of Knightshield Services Ltd; the UK’s leading blockchain tech based security and logistics company. Nwike joined forces with an army veteran and a former metropolitan police operative to found Knightshield Services. His attention to detail and extensive experience in business consulting has allowed him to grow Knightshield Services into a burgeoning enterprise, with contracts secured with many multi-billion dollar firms within the UK.

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Knightshield Services provide security personnel and 24-7 CCTV to its clients. With access to the world’s leading technology, Knightshield Services is unrivalled in the security and intelligence it provides. Knightshield Services’ is also a leader in logistics and courier services, which they achieve by using the latest blockchain technology. Thus, their clients are assured that their deliveries are secure and tailored to their needs. Their other strength lies in IT and cyber security – since the world’s most valuable commodity is now data, Knightshield Services would not be complete without offering the best in cyber security.

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Knightshield Services is Nwike’s latest endeavour, but he has a portfolio that dates back to years of business consulting, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. His focus is to equip young people with future skill demands, given the inevitable transition into a technology driven world. Through various foundations and charities, Nwike has trained and employed hundreds of young people into Cyber Security, Blockchain and Logistics. As a mentor to many young people across the UK, Nwike’s tenacity in business coupled with his passion for the development of young people has established his undeniable presence as a community leader.

Under Nwike’s leadership, Pulse Community – a social enterprise for people aged 16-30 in London – has created opportunities for over 600 people under the age of 30. Over £1million has been invested into community projects, including the establishment of Pulse Academy; a football academy that nurtures young footballers and secures deals for them in professional football clubs.

As a member of the Nigerian Diaspora, Nwike has a passion to see young people in Nigeria up-skilled, to produce minds that can birth companies that will take advantage of both current and future technology and landscapes. He believes this is the only viable option in raising a nation’s standard of living and economy. He emphasises the need for Nigeria to attract the best minds, and thereby establish the nation as a hub for innovation and a beacon of progress in Africa.

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