Inside Nigeria’s first pencil and toothpick factory

In the second quarter of 2017, Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, commissioned the AKEES pencil and toothpick factory. It was going to be the first of its kind in Nigeria. Suggested read: Akwa Ibom starts pencil production 1 year ahead of national projection In response to the news, Nigerians noted via various mediums that… Read more Inside Nigeria’s first pencil and toothpick factory

Global LinkUP; Pharrell Williams now works in a startup

For the Global LinkUP this week, multi award winning singer and producer Pharrell Williams now works for a startup, and Amazon is rethinking ecommerce as we know it. Pharrel Williams and the startup life Joining the likes of JayZ, Will.I.am and Dr. Dre, multi award winning singer and producer Pharrel Williams will be joining a… Read more Global LinkUP; Pharrell Williams now works in a startup

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Unboxing and first impressions

Launched globally last month, the long awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 8 officially became available in the Nigerian market last week. Here is everything to expect inside the box if you decide to buy it. Specifications Android  7.1.1 Nougat 6.3 ” Super AMOLED Display 6GB RAM 64/128/256GB internal expandable memory Exynos 8895 Octa-core processor Hybrid SIM… Read more Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Unboxing and first impressions

5 things we learned at the Interswitch Connect 2017

On the 14th and 15th of September, stakeholders and experts in the digital financial ecosystem gathered to discuss, debate and evaluate the future of transactions in Nigeria at the Interswitch Connect 2017.  Banks, telcos, and fintech companies were duly represented on balanced discussion tables. Shola Akinlade of Paystack and Uzoma Dozie of Diamond Bank Plc… Read more 5 things we learned at the Interswitch Connect 2017

Projections on how WhatsApp Payments will disrupt fintech in Nigeria

My prophecies are coming to pass. After WhatsApp made recruitment moves that suggested a drive towards monetisation, I highlighted a few possible ways the instant messaging platform can make money. The company has seemingly set out to actually make money and they are doing it through the first likely means I prophesied; new products. In… Read more Projections on how WhatsApp Payments will disrupt fintech in Nigeria