January 24, 2021

How I Lost My Programming and Machine Learning Research Studio in Nigeria

I still cry when I remember what I lost in the in Nigeria couple of months before I relocated to Budapest.
It’s a very long story but I would just tell you a summary of it.

  1. Activities Carried out in the Studio
  2. Studio Equipment
  3. How I Lost Everything
  4. The Aftermath


I started building this research studio by late 2016 in my apartment in Port Harcourt Nigeria, and completed it by early 2017 and I wish I could explain better how much I values this studio. And just as you know, it is a home studio. I actually demarcated the living room(because it has much space) into two parts and used one part for the studio

 

1. Activities Carried Out

Some of the activities carried out in this studio include:

  1. Training: Online training sessions are conducted for my subscribers and local students
  2. Mobile Application Development/Testing: I worked on a number of Mobile applications for android and IOS
  3. Tech Video Production: Tutorial videos are produced in this studio for ‘The Tech Pro‘ and ‘Kindson The Genius‘ channel
  4. Research on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and other related topics
  5. Writing Tech blogs for kindsonthegenius.blogspot.com
  6. Reading, studying etc.

 

 

2. Equipment in the Studio

  • Hp Server
  • Magnetic Board
  • IPhone for testing mobile apps
  • IPad for testing Mobile apps
  • Macbook for XCode Development
  • 3 Windows Laptops for .Net and Android Programming
  • Recording Equipment
  • Network Accessories
  • Monitors etc

 

 

3. How I Lost Everything

On the night of August 8, 2017, same day I came back from Abuja where I went to the Hungarian embassy for an interview on my visa application. It was a quite night just like every other night.

There were 5 of us at home. Jadon and Shola slept in the second bedroom, Ishuka was in the living room while I was in my bedroom.

What I could remember was a voice in my room (sounded like a dream) asking: “Where is the money?” Before I could raise my head from the bed, I felt the nose of the gun in my neck. So I clearly realized what is happening and simply followed instructions. Now I can’t continue with any details.

At the end of about 20 mins when everywhere was calm, we all came out. That was when I realized that almost everything I labored for to build my studio are gone. Phones, tablet, cash, laptops etc


4. Aftermath

Went to the police and all that stuff, but no results. I simply have so auction and give away what was left of my vandalized studio/lab.

The worst part of it all was that I was so much demoralized and lost all motivation for learning and research and I could tell that even now I’ve not recovered from that night’s ordeal. And neither have I recovered from all the valuables that was stolen that nigh. I wish I could still have my home lab again.

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Kav
Kav
1 year ago

Hello Kindson,
I came across your youtube channel while I was trying to find a how to run a tensorflow model on ML.net, and after reading what happened to you, it broke my heart. I am deeply sorry for what happened and am appalled about how cruel some people can be. However, I am very please to see that you are not disheartened and you still keeping at what you are doing (and if I’m not mistaken, you are currently living in Hungary?). All I can say is, stay hopeful of the future and persevere. My self and many others will be tuning in to your informative videos and blog posts, hopefully, many years to come.
Wishing you all the best,
Kav

kindsonthegenius
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Kav

Thanks a lot Kav. It was really tough, but I’m getting over it now.
I’m currently in Budapest, Hungary as a researcher.

kindsonthegenius
Admin
1 year ago

Thanks a lot Kav. It was really tough, but I’m getting over it now.
I’m currently in Budapest, Hungary as a researcher.

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

That is painful to hear about. I am so glad that they only took your things and not your life. People like you are the inspiration for me to learn how to code so I can help do my part to make the world a better place. Stay strong brother. The world needs more good men.

kindsonthegenius
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

Thanks a lot

shree
shree
1 year ago

I came across your YouTube videos and then come to your website.
Sorry for your loss.
I pray for more strength to you, to rise again

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1 year ago

It’s really very difficult in this busy life to listen news on TV, so I only use internet for
that reason, and take the most recent news.

Bayo
Bayo
1 year ago

Hi Kindson,
So sad to read this! You have been quite a motivation especially in the field of ML. Please do hit me with a contact detail I could get to reach you on.

Cheers!

Bayo.

kindsonthegenius
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Bayo

Hello Bayo, thanks a lot.
Do connect with me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kindsonm