Startup Profile: HollaNow — find personal and business contact details you need from a smart phone book

by | May 15, 2017

HollaNow is a smart phonebook that gives its users wider search of contacts beyond the ones saved on their smartphone. The solution was developed by Okonkwo Ikenna, alongside his team Chidi Stanley (Technical Director), Iheruome Michael (Technical Director) to help ease the search for places or people of contact.

HollaNow was officially launched on February 5, 2017.

How HollaNow works

Users can search for contact details (such as phone no, email) of organizations (be it police, firefighters, human rights organisations, businesses etc) or people (friends, colleagues etc) they need and dial on the go.


This is an anchor on which the partners refer to the HollaNow as a ‘smart’ phonebook. The ‘smart phonebook’ operates vice-versa. While it allows contacts to be discovered, users can also register their details via the app for others to find. An advantage to this is easy visibility, especially for the business-inclined users.

Despite these features, the team seems unfinished. Perhaps, it is because they recognise Truecaller and Vconnect as established competition. Hence, another seemingly unique feature of HollaNow — Call Note. This is a short note written by users while placing a call. As a result, it displays the purpose of calling on every incoming call.

As claimed by the team, over 100 organisation’s contact details have been registered so far. The team aims to include emergency/ambulance services, government agencies and all important contact details that Nigerians need on their phone book.

In the bid to achieve this, one can not tell how prepared the technical partner, Yemi, might be to steer this course. But one thing is sure for, the founder believes that his previous experience in starting up several unsuccessful companies will be an edge in his play market.

Is HollaNow just what you have been searching for? Then, don’t hesitate to get started by visiting the website.

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