We have had the opportunity to listen to and understand the story of the techpreneur Khalil Halilu. He is a man of unparalleled skill and expertise who continues to introduce ideas to the African community. Khalil rose from the ground up with his brilliance in sustainable technology and captured the attention of the Nigerian youth.
Born and raised in Kano, Nigeria, Khalil was taking mental notes on introducing technology to his hometown while simultaneously trying to fix the frequent electricity outages there. He began to make and sell ice blocks to help take care of that issue, which garnered him the town’s admiration and appreciation.
In Kano, KSH attended the Rainbow Primary School and the St. Thomas Catholic School for his secondary education. While completing his Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Master’s in International Business from the University of Hertfordshire, he learned a few valuable lessons along the way.
Realizing that his true potential resided in his ability to provide sustainable solutions to decades-long issues, Khalil began to take on small projects. After his first achievement with the ice blocks, he began his second initiative: a gaming center in his town.
Within three days, a fully-functional gaming center was established in the city, and many were invited. Using the profits from this successful venture, KSH and his friends hosted an African-themed party for numerous people. Breaking all historical records, he remains an undefeated contender at his university.
Khalil expanded and introduced technology attributing his success to perseverance, delayed gratification, and good relationship management. He understands the intricacies of business management and its role in leading a sustainable technological lifestyle. Thus, he took note of what was missing and introduced ShapShap and the CANs, businesses that are currently changing the course of African/Nigerian history.
The rhyme with which KSH commands these ventures has inspired many individuals. As he continues to explore the unexplored, he desires to be the go-to person to solve problems around Africa, especially in the technology paradigm. With his unique strength of having a diverse network across various industries and sectors, he is the perfect fit for this job.
A passionate techpreneur, KSH has also earned his name in the polo field. His presence on the polo ground livens the whole game, and learning the art has earned him numerous accolades and honorable mentions. A game that demands extreme focus and finesses, Khalil has mastered the art of polo, from the way he commands his horse to his scoring and team coordination.
Other than polo, Khalil has taken the step to introduce different services in Nigeria, such as ShapShap and The CANs. ShapShap, a platform similar to Uber, has solved Nigeria’s last-mile delivery. With The CANs, he has provided help to Africa’s growing and aspiring youth through platforms where they can discuss and share ideas. Khalil is writing the narrative of sustainable living and merging it with technology in the most brilliant way.
Continuing to materialize his vision, KSH is taking a page out of life’s book and opening doors to the world of opportunity. He is creating job opportunities, partaking in governmental policy-making, and propelling the youth to move forward. Khalil is making a mark on an upward trajectory with his inspiring innovations.