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Making the best of power cuts in Nigeria
Power outages are widespread in Africa, and Port Harcourt, Nigeria, is no exception. Electricity cuts definitely makes life less convenient. But, in classic Naija entrepreneurialism, where there’s a gap, there’s also an opportunity.
In this week’s edition of Speak UP! a student and a music producer in Nigeria talk about dealing with power cuts, and we hear from an entrepreneur who has managed to carve out a living selling generators or, as they’re called in Port Harcourt slang, ‘i-pass-my-neighbours’.
Speak UP! is an audio show in which young Africans discuss thorny social issues without pulling any punches. It is created by a selection of young hosts and producers in Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Rwanda, Nigeria and Kenya, working in partnership with local media organizations and RNW. Each edition of Speak UP! provides YOU with a chance to express yourself – because everybody wants to be heard.