Author: Victor Ekwealor

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, and Dr. Dre, multi award winning singer and producer Pharrel Williams will be joining a Read More

8 amazing things the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can do

With the battery-induced fires of the Galaxy Note 7 not too far in the past, Samsung has — carefully — pulled out every stop to ensure the Galaxy Note 8 is a near-perfect smartphone. Moderation can be seen in the battery that has been brought back to earth. The 3,300 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery in Read More

Tecno Phantom 8; Unboxing and first impressions

Without a bridge number, Tecno Mobile jumped from the Phantom 6 to the Tecno Phantom 8. Like its predecessor, the Phantom 8 was also launched in Dubai; a move I strongly suspect is meant to capture the Middle Eastern market. Here is a picture tell-all of the Phantom 8. Specifications Android  7.0 5.7 ” Full Read More

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

The hard thing about hardware

On the 3rd of March 2016, I covered the regional semi-final of the Microsoft Imagine Cup at the Wennovation Hub, Ibadan for Techpoint. Teams of undergraduate students from different universities in Nigeria vied for first position in the competition. During the pitch sessions, I watched Team Humane — made up of four young adults from Read More

iLand Genesys 3: Unboxing and first impressions

The Genesys line of smartphones from iLand Technologies launched in Nigeria in November 2015. The Genesys 3 is the latest in the line and is a sleek looker. Let us look inside the box and see specifications and what the phone looks like. Specifications Android  6.0 Marshmallow 5.5 ” HD display 2GB RAM 16GB internal Read More

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

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