It all started from…”Congratulations”.
On the 21st of September 2020, I was selected to participate in the HackUrCulture Hackathon. Before then I had received 2 or 3 rejection emails so you can imagine my joy.
It was not as easy as I thought.
This whole thing feels like a Hollywood movie. When the actor feels defeated and suddenly things change for the better.
Three members dropped out.
I made up my mind to send an email to the organizers telling them I cannot get anyone on my team so here is the link to the prototype and the relevant documentation…I can’t do this.
At one point I did not know why I was working on the prototype. My mind was divided in two:
“Just leave it. why waste your time on something you will never present”
“Finish it. You can do this.”
Nick showed up when I had given up.
We presented on the 24th of October and I could tell the judges were impressed. I am so happy.
Regardless of the outcome, we did it. Team Myths delivered.
Thank you to the amazing team behind HackUrCulture. I have learnt so much and I feel blessed to be given this opportunity.
Important lessons: I can do anything, I should be confident in my ideas, I should trust myself, and the vision to design a platform for African artist was never a mistake.
Before I end this, I just want to say trust yourself especially that inner voice. When I had made up my mind to throw in the towel, something said to me, “…don’t worry, Nick will show up and you will present.”