Startup Watch: Real-time traffic monitoring in Lagos, Nigeria with Traffic.com.ng

At the recently concluded Mobile Web West Africa event in Lagos, Nigeria, a challenge was given to build mobile web apps at a competition. The top prize went to an innovation by Sheriff Shittu O. (who also runs WebTrendsNigeria) for his app that gives users real time information on the traffic conditions within Lagos. Speaking […]

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Startup Watch: ConnectNigeria.com – Nigeria’s No. 1 Search Portal

Courtesy of Web Trends Nigeria: Am sure by now you must have heard about connectNigeria.com in one way or the other; the site has been in the lead position with a dynamic innovation in portal service in the country. Launched couple of years ago, the site has featured numerous celebrities in Nigeria on their ConnectNigeria […]

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Meet Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, 19-year-old Co-founder of promising Online Startup, Bookneto

Top Nigerian blog BellaNaija does a brilliant interview with a young Nigerian living in Canada who’s in the process of starting up a new web startup that aims to revolutionize how people use the web to learn. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, is 19 years old and has been living and studying in Nigeria for the last 3 […]

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Nigerian Startups in 2011: What’s Worth Watching?

A guest post by Oladejo Fabolude (@the_dej) At the end of 2010 it seemed everyone in the tech blogosphere was reviewing 2010, predicting what would happen in 2011, scoring their 2010 predictions, or creating lists to “watch” in 2011. These lists ranged from technologies to “watch” (tablets), IPOs to “watch” (GroupOn) and startups to “watch” […]

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This week in the African blogosphere, Week 2, 2011

West Africa Webtrends Nigeria and Mobility Nigeria both carried the story of  Zubair Abubakar who launched a blackberry app for Nigerian Constitution. Funding for startups in Nigeria seems to be picking up as Webtrends Nigeria reported: In what is second high-profile funding in Nigerian tech-related company this year, 2011 is really up to a good start! […]

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Wennovation Hub Innovation Hub Launches in Lagos

The innovation hub model for promoting tech innovation and startups in Africa continues to gain momentum as the Wennovation hub launches in Nigeria. Last year saw a number of innovation hubs spring up across several African tech hubs. The growth of Kenya’s iHub within a year from a literal blank slate to a vibrant community, […]

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Startup Watch: Gyst Search, Nigeria

‘Startup Watch‘ is a new series we are starting this year, taking a look at neat startups around Africa. Today, we look at Gyst, a local search engine from Nigeria. What is it? Gyst (Twitter; Facebook) is run by Nigerian advertising company, E-Motion. The site creates a platform for people to add businesses to a […]

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2011 the year of Mobile Money in Nigeria

Mobile money has been a major game changer in African economies. In 2010 M-PESA for example continued to make major headlines and win awards for it’s success in it’s wide acceptance and usage in Kenya. Mobile money has been hailed as the best tool to bring financial inclusion to the many unbanked in Africa and […]

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Africa Facebook Phenomenon Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa

Facebook has become a bit of a phnomenon amongst African youth. In Kenya it is not uncommon to find young people walking around, or sitting in matatus glued to their mobile screens, not reading text messages or dialing but following the happenings in their Facebook ‘friendverse’. So we thought we’d take a quick look at […]

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Mysifty.com is social media signal tracking 100% built by Nigerians

Originally posted on Web Trends Nigeria: Ever thought of how cumbersome it is to manage your social network accounts? Say you have 4000 friends on Facebook, you are following 1000 on twitter and you want to track updates from key people in your network, how do you do it? Social media on it’s own could be […]

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