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The Road Ahead

It’s 22:02 in the evening and everywhere is quiet. The only sound I hear are the taps of the keyboards of laptops and desktops. It is DreamOval at work while a majority of Accra is possibly asleep or taking a break from the day’s hustle and bustle. I see stress wrapped in hope on the faces of the DOers. What are they doing? They are defying stress and breaking the norm to navigate the road ahead. They are busily and purposefully working around the clock to create the future that has only been seen but in the dreams of a few who could possibly dare to dream.  These dudes want to conquer the world from their desks in Sakumono. Their weapons- the PC and their intellect. They do this on a not-proven-for-all phenomenon called entrepreneurship. I sit to ponder why young graduates who could be sitting anywhere else earning sustainable income would gamble their lives on mere conjecture and the thought of possibility. A thought that can only be likened to a  place where success is a wish no more than a whisper, a place where you breathe hope and quench your thirst with passion, a place where your daily bread is your dream and your motivation is just a glimpse of possibility, a  trajectory hard to trace but a destination worth dying for.

I like this world all the same because it makes me live within and sometimes beyond my God given purpose. It’s hard to imagine how we got ourselves together to form DreamOval. Life’s destinations are many but few merit the walks of our lives. I believe DreamOval is one of the sure pathways that would lead us to one of life’s desitinations-success and prosperity. DreamOval is to me a journey conceived by a life purposefully lived. It’s that one thing that I can tell God that I came to do on earth that I never regretted. The yearning to be a DOer is genetic and the spirit to DO it is wholesomely divine.

It’s not been easy taking this course but the lessons are invaluable. School has not enough academic materials or scholars to teach me what DreamOval has thought me in a day. The challenges are excruciatingly enormous but the rewards are insurmountable. It is a quest to conquer, not man or prove the doubters in the courts of public opinion wrong, but to prove to myself that it is possible to be great irrespective of your beginnings. With DreamOval I want to reposition Africa‘s place on the global map of Development, I want to right-write the story of Africa in the eyes of the WORLD, I want to create New Avenues of Hope and Self-Belief in the minds and hearts of Africa’s Children and Youth. DreamOval is just one of the ways I want to contribute to Africa’s Growth and Psycho-Social Development. Africa needs GENERATIONAL THINKERS and I believe I am One of Them. DreamOval is a pre-beginning. The world has not seen the best of Derrydean Dadzie yet. Pls watch this space.

About Derrydean Dadzie (24 Articles)
Derrydean Dadzie is a co-founder and CEO of DreamOval limited, an indigenous company that provides internet and mobile software services. He’s been described as part of Africa’s emerging class of young entrepreneurs who present a challenge to Western ideas of African economic development. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Ashesi University. He has over 8 years’ experience in the software industry and business process engineering and streamlining. Derry has spoken at the highest level at mobile and internet technology conferences. He has also written articles on the mobile and internet space and has been a key resource person for various consultants, international organisations and development partners on the African software industry and mobile and internet technology. With vast experience in the mobile and internet software services industry, he’s been cited in diverse articles and presentation on mobile technology and entrepreneurship in Africa. He was recently adjudged the Young Entrepreneur for the year 2011 by WAVES international.

3 Comments on The Road Ahead

  1. Why must it be sooooo difficult to want to do something new, I guess for the first time I am getting hopeful that I have read something from another generational thinker from Africa in our mother land. I don’t believe luck or chance. I believe that whatever happens to a man is tied some way some how to his destiny – what he was created to accomplish while on his journey on planet EARTH. Bro. keep on keeping on and one day you would get there.

  2. Hmm….leaves me with very little words. Lets continue blazing


  3. ….the road ahead may be narrow, but it will definitely lead you to your destination….

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