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The Most Incredible, Out of Naija

April 18, 2015 · 2 min read
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… straight from Naija.

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Traditional Nigerian offices can be rather stifling and uninspiring. Thankfully, a couple of Lagos – “Yabacon Valley” or “Silicon Lagoon”, if you would – startups have begun to take a leaf from their Silicon Valley counterparts. We’ve toured our share of them so far this year. Here are the ones that stood out most in our minds.

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Múyìwá Mátùlúkò

Múyìwá Mátùlúkò

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