February 29: How does it feel to be born that day?

I have never met anyone born on this date but it must be horrible especially if you are girl because you would never do the 1st birthday. Same for the 5th, 10th, 15th, 18th and (blah!) 21st. By the time you come around to do a proper one, 40th, you are already going down the slope and when 60th comes, you have probably gone through 2 tummy tucks, 3 breast augmentations and your grand kids would be wondering if you are silly.

Well, it is a crazy thought.

Author: dejiolowe

Adédèjì is the founder of Lendsqr, the loan infrastructure fintech powering lenders at scale. Before this, he led Trium Limited, the corporate VC of the Coronation Group, which invested in Woven Finance, Sparkle Bank, Clane, and L1ght, amongst others. He has almost two decades of banking experience, including stints as the Divisional Head of Electronic Banking at Fidelity Bank Plc. He drove the turnaround of the bank’s digital business. He was previously responsible for United Bank for Africa Group’s payment card business across 19 countries. Alongside other industry veterans, he founded Open Banking Nigeria, the nonprofit driving the development and adoption of a common API standard for the Nigerian financial industry. Beyond open APIs, Adédèjì works deeply within the fintech ecosystem; he’s the board chairman at Paystack. Adédèjì is a renowned fintech pundit and has been blogging on technology and payments at dejiolowe.com since 2001.

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