[GF: Phase 1 Proposal] Optimism Nigeria

Project name: Optimism Nigeria Optimism Nigeria Pitch deck

Author name and contact info (please provide a reliable point of contact for the project): Abdulkareem Oyeneye Email: kerimoyeneye@gmail.com

I understand that I will be required to provide additional KYC information to the Optimism Foundation to receive this grant: Yes

I understand that I will be expected to following the public grant reporting requirements outlined here: Yes

L2 recipient address: 0x4706CB289d673daFD7533E8dBe32C416B6f4a229

Which Voting Cycle are you applying for?: Cycle 11

Which sub-committee should review your proposal? (Builders Grants, Growth Experiment Grants): Growth Experiment Grants

Project description (please explain how your project works): Optimism Nigeria is a regional hub in Nigeria. Its mission is to achieve Optimism chain goals in Nigeria and give a wide reach to Optimism network in Nigeria.

2% of 115,000 developers in Nigeria build with blockchain infrastructure and less than 1% blockchain innovation is used for public good in Africa.

Problems faced by optimism in Nigeria includes:

1.Low visibility for Optimism blockchain infrastructure in Nigeria

2.No public good project built with Optimism chain in Nigeria.

3. Misconception and lack of blockchain education.

4. No support for blockchain builders and developers in Nigeria.

Optimism Nigeria aims to provide solution to the problems listed above through the following:

1. Support public good project initiatives in Nigeria.

2. Regular blockchain training and education

3.Support builder and developers in Nigeria

4. Integrate & bridge web 2 businesses in Nigeria to web 3

5.Database & Contact of developers

Website: NA

Twitter: Near x Art (@NearxArt) / Twitter

Discord/Discourse/Community: na

Other relevant links (including any demos): (Optimism .pdf - Google Drive)

Additional team member info (please link): Team consists of project lead, marketing officer, developer lead, project advisors and commu nity manager.

Please link to any previous projects the team has meaningfully contributed to: Organized an NFT Event with Near: [Report] Paint & Chill With Near - Creatives DAO - NEAR Forum

Birthed a public good project ( Ghetto photography ) that supports local communities and photographers: How to be young and free - Art - YouTube

Facilitated On chain transaction on Near protocol: https://app.astrodao.com/dao/nearxart.sputnik-dao.near

Founded Near x Art Dao: https://twitter.com/NearxArt

Relevant usage metrics (TVL, transactions, volume, unique addresses, etc. Optimism metrics preferred; please link to public sources such as Dune Analytics, etc.): Support public good project in Nigeria and educate developers on blockchain infrastructure,

Competitors, peers, or similar projects (please link): https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=dfc1b1f62d4f2e02JmltdHM9MTY3NTkwMDgwMCZpZ3VpZD0wNWEyYmVlMC1lNzlhLTYzNjUtMGUyOC1hYzgwZTY4NzYyZDEmaW5zaWQ9NTIxNA&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=05a2bee0-e79a-6365-0e28-ac80e68762d1&psq=binance+africa&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly90d2l0dGVyLmNvbS9CaW5hbmNlQWZyaWNh&ntb=1

Is/will this project be open sourced?: In the Future

Optimism native?: No

Date of deployment/expected deployment on Optimism: 3/20/2023

What is the problem statement this proposal hopes to solve for the Optimism ecosystem?: 2% of 115,000 developers in Nigeria build with blockchain infrastructure and less than 1% blockchain innovation is used for public good in Africa.

Problems faced by optimism in Nigeria includes:

1.Low visibility for Optimism blockchain infrastructure in Nigeria

2.No public good project built with Optimism chain in Nigeria.

3. Misconception and lack of blockchain education.

4. No support for blockchain builders and developers in Nigeria.

How does your proposal offer a value proposition solving the above problem?: 1.Integrate web 2 business in Nigeria to web 3

2. Support public good project in Nigeria

3. Blockchain education and training

4. Support & train builders and developers in Nigeria

5. Database and contact of developers.

Why will this solution be a source of growth for the Optimism ecosystem?: This solution will increase the reach of Optimism network to Nigeria; the largest asdopter of cryptocurrency in the world.

Has your project previously applied for an OP grant?: NO

Number of OP tokens requested: 9,000

Did the project apply for or receive OP tokens through the Foundation Partner Fund?: No

If OP tokens were requested from the Foundation Partner Fund, what was the amount?: na

How much will your project match in co-incentives? (not required but recommended, when applicable): NA

How will the OP tokens be distributed? (please include % allocated to different initiatives such as user rewards/marketing/liquidity mining. Please also include a justification as to why each of these initiatives align with the problem statement this proposal is solving.):
Token will be distributed according to deliverables and milestones.

  • 3 Events & Hackathon in Nigeria - 6,000 OP

  • 10 video contents and 20 published articles in various Nigerian local languages - 2,000 OP

  • Weekly AMA and podcast about latest OP news - 1,000

Kindly note that the no-sale rule will be strictly adhered to. OP token will be distributed after completion of each milestones.

Why will incentivized users and liquidity on Optimism remain after incentives dry up?: Optimism Nigeria will continue to operate as a regional hub with and without incentives.

Please provide any additional information that will facilitate accountability (smart contracts addresses relevant to the proposal, relevant organizational wallet addresses, etc.): 0x4706CB289d673daFD7533E8dBe32C416B6f4a229

Confirm you have read and agree to the Eligibility Restrictions (here): I have read the Eligibility Restrictions and agree to abide by their conditions


Are there any links to the team or social media?

Thank you for submitting this grant application! Throughout the application process, this forum thread will be one of the official means of communication. Please be sure to monitor it for updates over the course of the review period.

At this stage, applications are mainly being reviewed for completeness, and nothing at this stage should be construed as support or opposition by any members of the Grants Council.

The current distribution plan of this grant falls afoul of the no-sale rule as described in this post:

Please read this post and, if desired, re-structure the grant in a way that follows those guidelines.

It may also be worth noting that your grants appears to be more in-line with the “builders subcommittee” category. You can see more information about the builders category here and the growth experiments category here in order to decide which is best.

Also, a general comment is that this grant appears to be doing A LOT of different activities. My advice would be to cut down the size of the grant and focus on one of the more specific aspects of it, such as running hackathons.

Let me know if you have any questions,


Good day @FractalVisions . Apologies, below are some of the relevant links attributed to my tractions.

Blockchain event hosted in Nigeria

On-chain transactions:

*https://app.astrodao.com/dao/nearxart.sputnik-dao.near - facilitated over 500+ active users transacting with Near token in Nigeria.

Social Media:

Stores in Marketplaces:

Personal Social:

Supercoolkay on Twitter

Kindly let me know if you need any additional information, I am glad to always answer your questions.

Thank you.

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Hello @Michael , thank you so much for your reply. I have adjusted the grant as you recommended. Total OP token requested for this cycle as been adjusted to 9,000.

Optimism Nigeria will focus on 3 major (events, articles and video publications, weekly AMA and podcast) activities to build Optimism in Nigeira.

Please kindly note that OP token will be distributed according to milestone and the No-sale rule will be strictly adhered to.

I am available to answer any other questions you may have. Kindly share your calendarly so I may schedule a meeting with you.

Thank you,

Warm Regards.

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Hi @supercoolkay,

Thank you for responding to the feedback. However, it still appears like the post falls afoul of the no-sale rules. Can you provide more details in the distribution of OP for the categories that you mentioned?

Here is an explainer for the no sales rules:

All the best,


Thank you for your patience and support @Michael

Optimism Nigeria already set up a Quest](QuestN Portal) account. This platform will help in the distribution of OP token to members of Optimism Nigeria with some sort of prove of work to verify they’re human and active member of the community.

This way, the no-sales rule will be monitored and all distribution will be transparent.

We have also created a guild account for optimism Nigeria to prove token gating and keep track of activities and new members in our community.

I hope the above distribution means does not fall afoul to the no-sale rule. Please kindly let me know what your thoughts are. I am happy to receive your feedback and answer any more questions.

Further more, I won’t mind if I can schedule a meeting with you for further clarification.

I appreciate your time, guidance and comments on this proposal.

I look forward to receiving your feedback.

Thank you once again.

Best regards,


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Hello @supercoolkay can you please provide some information on the current number of users for your project? This is important when assessing the potential reach of your proposal.

Is there additional information you can provide here?

This is very vague and needs to include timelines and clear, measurable KPIs.

Overall, this proposal really needs to include more detail around your users, team and milestone assessment. It’s difficult to make a clear assessment of your proposal with the information given.

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Hello @katie thank you for your reply.

Optimism Nigeria is a new community in Nigeria which will have majority of its members from Nigeria and Africa.

However, I have good track record of community building. My team and I have helped Near protocol onboard over 1,000+ active users to web 3 via the Near x art community.

Core team members:

• Abdulkareeem Oladapo (co-founder/project lead) : A web 3 advocate with 20 months experience in community building. He has worked with Near protocol and helped them onboard over 1000+ active users and facilitated wallet and on chain transactions of up to 500+

Furthermore, he founded a community; Near x art which focuses on onboarding creative to web 3 and charitable contributions via the use of blockchain technology and web 3 tools.

Last year, he organized the biggest web 3 art and cultural fest with Near protocol which had an outpouring attendance and value creation.

Adebimpe O. Project manager/marketing officer : An experienced quality assurance personnel with 18months experience in the web 3 space. She will be in charge of the supervision of activities in Optimism Nigeria such as content creation, newsletter, articles, event planning and onboarding.

Olalekan Amoo : Skilled in Android & IOS development, front- end developmet, java script and C++. He will be charged with the duty of training and onboarding developers to build with Optimism blockchain infrastructure in Nigeria.

Measurable KPIs

• Grow Optimism community to 5,000 members - 3 to 6 months

• Onboard 100-200+ blockchain developers in Nigeria to build with Optimism blockchain infrastructure

• Weekly AMA about Optimism network - 3 - 6 months

• 3 IRL events in Nigeria strictly on Optimism goal and mission - 3 to 6 months

• Train and educate 1,000+ newbies on how to interact with Dapps built on Optimism. - 3 - 6 months.

• Weekly article in Nigeria local language. - 3 to 6 months

• Weekly podcast and open discussion with Optimism Nigeria community members- 3 to 6 months.

• Weekly video content - 3 to 6 months

I hope the above information help clarify better @katie Please kindly let me know if you need any additional information. I am happy to always answer your questions.

Thank you for your time and support.

Warm Regards,


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Hey :wave: thanks :pray: for all the information :information_source:

I have also been speaking with a team from Nigeria about their proposal for another project.

I’m excited to see where this proposal ends up and know how big of an impact this will have in the community where you are located.

Near protocol seems to be pretty popular in the region and can see why so many people are excited about becoming a part of the Optimism ecosystem. This is an amazing opportunity in order to introduce folks to this technology and I appreciate all of your efforts.

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Thank you @FractalVisions . I am glad you took your time to check the additional informations provided. I also appreciate that you acknowledged the good work and achievements with Near protocol in Nigeria.

We are happy to grow Optimism network in this region to the best of our ability.

Thank you once again.

Best regards,


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