Money Moves June 13, 2017 at 09:15 am

Young African Entrepreneurs Make Forbes Africa ’30 Under 30’ 2017 List

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi June 13, 2017 at 09:15 am

June 13, 2017 at 09:15 am | Money Moves

Godfrey Magila, Tanzania

Godfrey Magila the owner of Magilatech

Godfrey Magila the owner of Magilatech. Photo credit: Africa Telecom IT

Godfrey Magila says growing up as an orphan was tough and lonely. His parents died when he was 6 years old, so he had to live with his aunt and uncle who also died in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Still, Magila taught himself how to code and went on to win $200 at a country hackathon. In 2012, 25-year-old Magila founded Magilatech, a software development and security auditing company. He also owns Tigobackup, a mobile security application performing full content backup on mobile devices and anti-theft commands. Magilatech currently has 21 employees — 14 permanent and seven on contract.

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