I would have studied Computer Science as my first degree


In an age where Personal Domain Names, are fast losing popularity to Social Media Handles, traedays.com is almost clocking 12 years.

At times, I wonder why I bother, being that Facebook and Twitter are where my online presence is best felt. Nonetheless like an abusive relationship I still remain.

“Laughs”. Anyway, here’s some fresh material. Transcript to an interview I granted weeks back. It’s for the 9-5.

I’ve performed some edits for privacy sake, put enjoy all the same.
Know your Colleague; 25 August 2017

In this edition, we stepped up our game by interviewing one of our staff from the Upcountry. His name is Trae Zeeofor

Trae Zeeofor joined The Sales Department in the Abuja Hub as a Sales Team Lead in 2016. In this interview, he makes a lot of interesting revelations about his career and lifestyle.

Interview caption: ‘I would have studied Computer Science as my first degree’

Tell us about yourself
I’m better known by my initials (Trae) by friends. I’m proudly Nigerian and very passionate about all things technology, writing, football, music, liberalism and Afrocentrism.

What was your growing up like?
Growing up, there was nothing spectacular. It was a regular middleclass upbringing. I was born in Lagos, rooted in Anambra and grew up in Abuja.

Describe your typical day at work as an employee.
It’s busy as usual. Helping customers meet their needs, motivating my team towards performance and making sure company goals are met. Also answering lots of calls and customer enquiries; plus fulfilling administrative tasks in that regard.

What has challenged you the most at your job?
That would be multi-tasking to meet deliverables. On the good side, it ensures I’m always on my toes, as slacking will instantly double work load.

Please share one of your most memorable experiences as an employee.
It would be whenever my team members get alert for incentive. Thankfully, of late that has been happening much more frequently.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
(Thinking) Hmmm, taking on more responsibilities for the company. Otherwise if focus and determination allows, making steady progress in the IT and programming field.

What inspires you at work?
It is the dream of the long run elevation. Thus, I’m constantly reminded to keep building my competencies, capabilities and brand.

When would you say was your happiest day?
They are so many. But I would say whenever my team members get alert for incentive.

When would you say was your saddest day?
It was when it was confirmed that Nigeria missed qualification for the African Nations’ Cup. This happened in 2014 and again in 2016.

In spite of your busy schedule, do you still have time to relax?
Yes, I do. Mostly on weekends and public holidays, when I try to avoid work as much as possible.

What are your likes and dislikes?
I’m not a big fan of organized religion.

What are your hobbies?
Like all Nigerian men: football! (smiles)

What is your best food?
Ah, I love pounded yam and egusi.

What do you do for fun?
I surf the web/internet.

What dictates your fashion sense?
I like to think I’m very simple. I just keep it smart and comfortable.

What are those things that you cannot do without, that you are so attached to?
I absolutely can’t do without the internet; thus, my phone and laptop are my most prized possessions.

Can you tell us the most interesting place you have visited?
I have been privileged to visit over half of the Nigerian States. I have a soft spot for Makurdi, Jos and Ilorin; the other places I’ve lived and worked extensively.

If you could change things about yourself, what would they be?
I would have studied Computer Science as my first degree.

What helpful advice would you give to your colleagues?
Love your job and love yourself; you’ll be fine.

Final words?
The opportunity to be here is well appreciated. Warmest regards.

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