The 10 most memorable Nigerian tech moments of 2019

As the year comes to an end, we look at the most memorable moments in Nigeria’s technology space in 2019; a hard thing to do when the year blessed us with so many. In no particular order, here are the…

These Nigerian startups shut down in 2019; what we can learn from them

Behind all the glamour, humongous fundraising figures and flamboyant founder personalities is the reality that running a startup is hard. Especially so in a business environment like Nigeria where official internet usage figures don’t match user habits and rent-seeking regulatory obstacles are the…

How Abuja-based startup, Paynergy, is changing the way people pay their energy bills

It is almost impossible for anyone living in this country not to have experienced hours/days without power supply. To worsen matters, when it comes to electricity billing, National Electric Power Authority (NEPA), now known as Power Holding Company of Nigeria…

How your HUAWEI Y9s can help you keep up with your new year resolutions

Just like that 2019 is coming to a close and 2020 is looming above us. While some of us would have stuck to our resolutions from last year, the rest of us may have not. However, with the New Year…

Vodacom Tanzania partners WorldRemit to enable international mobile money remittance into Tanzania

Vodacom Tanzania — a leading cellular network company — has partnered with WorldRemit — an online money transfer service —  to enable M-Pesa’s mobile phone-based microfinance service customers to receive money sent from abroad directly in their M-Pesa wallets. Similarly,…

What exactly does Truecaller do with your data? A developer’s deep dive

As online privacy concerns increase, when signing up for Internet services or installing mobile apps, assurances of the protection of a prospective user’s data are given. But what really happens when you click that “sign up” button is anyone’s guess.…

Rensource Energy secures $20 million series A led by CRE Venture Capital and Omidyar Network

Rensource Energy, a Lagos-based renewable energy startup, has raised $20 million series A to offer additional services to its micro-energy business. This is coming after the startup raised $3.5 million and €500,000 in bridge financing and debt financing respectively, and three years…

Chipper Cash raises $6 million seed round to expand into southern African markets

Chipper Cash, a mobile cross-border money transfer platform focused on African markets, has raised a seed round of $6 million. Led by Deciens Capital, this is the second seed round raised by the San Francisco-based startup following the $2.4 million it…

What it means to be the ‘Jagaban of Instagram’

It’s 2019 and everyone with a decent smartphone and internet access could become a social media influencer and make cool money. However, it’s not that easy. With hundreds of existing and wannabe influencers all fighting to reach the same set…

Global launch of the Eko Carbon Exchange

The Eko Carbon Exchange launched its presence on the global stage on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP25) held at the IFEMA Conference Center, Madrid, Spain. The launch which…

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