Nigeria’s ChopUp partners Paga to launch mobile e-sports platform

Nigerian mobile gaming startup ChopUp has partnered financial services company Paga to launch a mobile e-sports platform, which offers gamers the chance to compete with each other and win daily cash prizes. ChopUp is a mobile gaming company in Nigeria developing locally relevant games with an African narrative, while Paga enables users to send and receive money,… Read more Nigeria’s ChopUp partners Paga to launch mobile e-sports platform

Nigeria’s Kitovu helps farmers improve yields, access markets

Nigerian agri-tech startup Kitovu has a dual purpose, to help farmers increase their crop yields while providing them with access to markets. The Kitovu platform uses geo-location to match soils with the right crops, with chief executive officer (CEO) Nwachinemere Emeka telling Disrupt Africa this helped farmers increase yields. At the same time, through its… Read more Nigeria’s Kitovu helps farmers improve yields, access markets

Nigeria’s CcHub selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) has announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme next year, designed to strengthen entrepreneurs’ skills for scaling their businesses. CcHub said it had received over 280 applications from startups across Africa for the accelerator, which begins in January and is implemented by the German… Read… Read more Nigeria’s CcHub selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

On-demand electrician service launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Install.com.ng has launched its on-demand electrician service, offering easy access to installation and repair services as well as six-months warranty. Launched at the beginning of November, Install.com.ng has already signed up over 100 electricians specialising in a variety of jobs, and is taking requests. Co-founder Gentle Agoh is an electrical… Read full story… Read more On-demand electrician service launched in Nigeria

Nigerian fintech startup Amplify to launch social banking solution

Nigerian online payments startup Amplify is partnering leading local banks to launch mTransfers, a social banking solution that lets customers transfer funds and perform other banking services via WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other social messaging platforms. Disrupt Africa reported last year on the launch of Amplify, which helps businesses accept recurring payments… Read full story… Read more Nigerian fintech startup Amplify to launch social banking solution

Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Caketunes has launched its music distribution and production platform for artists and music producers, with producers able to sell their beats and musicians given the ability to find new fans. Launched in September, Caketunes turns producers into online merchants while also allowing artists to sort by beats with an advanced algorithm detecting a… Read more Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in Nigeria

How Andela became one of Africa’s most funded startups ever

“Find an investor who supplies not only capital, but strategic support. An investor that genuinely understands your vision, as well as how to build a company like yours, and then grow together.” This advice to African startups comes from Seni Sulyman, country director of Andela Nigeria. It is worth taking, as Andela this week became… Read more How Andela became one of Africa’s most funded startups ever