TechPoint Weekly: The best of #SMWLagos, .ng domains on the rise, the undervaluation of Nigerian developers, more

by | Feb 28, 2015

Here’s a highlight of the stories that made headlines on Techpoint this week:

The new kids on the Nigerian tech block

Find out how 3 ex-Jumia employees are disrupting traditional end-of-the-year gifts, like rice and oil, with online gift cards.

3 Lessons from our Tunde Kehinde and Ercin Eksin interview


We all enjoyed Adewale‘s interview with Tunde Kehinde’s, and we learnt a few lessons too. Daniel took some time out to itemise some of the most important entrepreneur lessons from that interview.

What happened to @NotGoodluck?

The popular Twitter parody account went missing for a while.

Founders, awkward poses and questionable fashion …

The 2015 edition of Social Media Week Lagos has come and gone. But we managed to capture some of the best moments from the event.

MTN introduces cheaper call rates

MTN announced the reintroduction of the TruTalk tariff plan which includes cheaper “Family and Friends” call rates, but with conditions.

The rise and rise of .NG ccTLDs

From all indications, .ng country code top-level domain adoption is on course to fulfil NiRA’s dream of six million registered .ng domain names by 2020.

Are Nigerian developers getting paid enough?

Truppr engineer, Oluwasegin Famisa thinks not. And he has numbers to back his views.


The Nigerianization of BBM stickers

Last year, BBM introduced stickers as a way of monetizing the messaging app but, they haven’t really picked up in these climes. Most likely because they’ve been highly unrelatable. Well, until now …

Airtel Nigeria enters the music business

Airtel recently launched Wynk, a service that allows subscribers download and stream music on as many as 3 devices at a time.

Múyìwá Mátùlúkò
Múyìwá Mátùlúkò

Chief Servant. I bully myself because I make me do what I put my mind to.

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