Founded by a Burundi-born web developer, @AfroChartsCom is a music streaming platform covering all 54 African countries. It, however, focuses on new and untapped markets instead of the few popular ones.
In January 2001, two African telecom heavyweights contested for a share of Africa’s largest market. Twenty years later, @nifemeah and @eruskii look back on the spectacular milestones along the way.
Nigerian fintech startup, Okra, has closed a $3.5 million seed round with cheques from Susa Ventures, Accenture Ventures, and TLcom Capital. Its focus remains on Nigeria despite fears of regulatory clampdowns.
Nigerian streaming platform, @uduXmusic, in partnership with @PiggyBankNG and four others, launches PopRev to help artistes build equity from fans’ investments while fans also make profits.
The Federal Government of Nigeria is looking to launch Eye-Mark — a web app where citizens can give situation reports on capital projects. Although laudable, the chances of this promoting transparency appear slim.
Following Twitter’s visit to four African countries in November 2019, the company has opened its first African office in Ghana. However, it appears several of its job roles are focused on the Nigerian market.
For the first time, African startups can apply for the global @ExTechChallenge (XTC) competition. This is made possible by a partnership with @EchoVC and Atlantica Ventures. Here’s how to apply.
Nigerian-founded AI insurtech startup, @curacelai has raised $450k pre-seed led by Atlantica Ventures and Consonance for continental expansion and insurance inclusion in Africa.
Founded by three @MESTAfrica graduates, @Vesicash, a Nigerian escrow startup, launched in 2019 and backed by @IngressiveCap, offers bespoke payment security services to users across every sector
@Twitter may introduce a timed ‘Undo Tweet’ feature soon, which will only be available for paid subscribers. This is the third feature it will add after confirming its intention to monetise the platform in February.