20 Nigerian startups selected for She Leads Africa accelerator

Twenty Nigerian startups across a variety of sectors have been selected to take part in the Lagos-based 2017 She Leads Africa Accelerator, at the end of which they will compete for NGN2 million (US$5,600) in funding. She Leads Africa has partnered with the Work in Progress! Alliance, OCP, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), Cointreau and Intel… Read more 20 Nigerian startups selected for She Leads Africa accelerator

Nigeria’s Requana launches online services marketplace

Nigerian startup Requana has launched its online services marketplace, which matches consumers with over 300 different types of professionals. Launched in Port Harcourt in July, Requana lists professionals in categories such as home, beauty and wellness, events, transportation and tutoring. Chief executive officer (CEO) Oladosu Emmanuel told Disrupt Africa the local… Read full story here

DoLessons latest entrant to Nigerian tutoring space

Nigeria’s online tutoring space is already a busy one, with the likes of PrepClass and Tuteria competing for users. But latest market entrant DoLessons believes it has the edge. Launched in May, DoLessons connects users with verified expert tutors in their neighborhood for after-school lessons. For now, it is an in-person tutoring marketplace, but the… Read more DoLessons latest entrant to Nigerian tutoring space

Filmlocations.com.ng launched to simplify location-hunting

Nigerian startup Filmlocations.com.ng has launched an online marketplace that connects filmmakers to suitable locations for their projects. With location scouting a tedious part of the filmmaking process, in which valuable time is spent searching for the right location, negotiating with property owners and sorting out paperwork, Filmlocations.com.ng aims to make the job… Read full story… Read more Filmlocations.com.ng launched to simplify location-hunting

Wallet.ng secures major partners in quest for easier payments

Nigerian payments startup has secured partnerships with major players such as Interswitch, Flutterwave, Microsoft and System Specs as it aims to increase efficiency and lower costs in the payments space. Launched late last year, Wallet.ng is a digital payments platform that helps people send and receive money, and make payments, using just their phone numbers.… Read more Wallet.ng secures major partners in quest for easier payments

NaijaMusic launches to connect Nigerians to their favourite artists

NaijaMusic has launched in Nigeria to connect users with the latest songs and videos from their favourite artists. Founder John Kilsi told Disrupt Africa NaijaMusic.com.ng, which went live at the end of June, was user-friendly and had easy-to-find links at the top of the page. Users can search by category and genre to access songs,… Read more NaijaMusic launches to connect Nigerians to their favourite artists

Online printing platform Ryteprint launched in Nigeria

Online printing platform Ryteprint has launched in Nigeria to enable individuals, small businesses and corporate organisations to buy customised business printing and marketing printed products. Products available on Ryteprint include business cards, letterheads, envelopes, brochures, notebooks, invitation cards, wedding stationery, posters, roll up banners, stickers,… Read full story here

Nigerian startup Publiseer launches digital publishing platform

Nigerian startup Publiseer has launched a digital publishing platform that allows authors and music artists to publish and distribute their material across a variety of mediums. Launched early this month, Publiseer distributes books and songs to over 400 premium stores, including Amazon, Google Play and the Apple Store. The platform also offers product fine-tuning,… Read… Read more Nigerian startup Publiseer launches digital publishing platform

Google expands Launchpad Accelerator to 7 more African countries

Google has expanded its six-month, equity-free Launchpad Accelerator programme to seven more African countries. Disrupt Africa reported in February Google was bringing the Launchpad Accelerator to Africa, aimed at assisting startups in leveraging Google’s latest technologies to scale their businesses through mentoring. At that time, only startups from Kenya, Nigeria… Read full story here