If you have an aversion for hype, please ignore all the noise and overblown figures being thrown about everywhere about mobile/smartphone/internet users in Nigeria. This is a country where the top downloaded bank, news and e-commerce apps have less than 5 million downloads each. And for a country that is hugely religious, the top church/religious… Read more Nigeria Mobile Phone Report 2016
Between June 1 and June 7,2015 Jumia had what it called its “Megathon”. Specific mobile phone models from selected manufacturers were sold at 50% off its retail value. It was an opportunity for me to pick up a phone for my workplace SIM. I decided on an Innjoo One – Gold that was being offered… Read more Innjoo – Service Par Excellence
When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the company’s plans for 30-minute delivery drones with Amazon Prime Air in December, it became clear that ecommerce has exciting days ahead. But Amazon isn’t the only company ramping up digital business, nor is the U.S. the only region in the game. In fact, Africa may have already stolen… Read more The African Version of Amazon Will Emerge From Nigeria
A few months back, i walked into a mobile phone store somewhere around highbrow Victoria Garden City (VGC) in Lagos (Nigeria) and requested for a particular model of the Tecno phone brand. The words were barely out of my mouth when the store attendant – with an air of superiority – dismissed my inquiry with… Read more Tecno Phones – Slowly But Surely Taking Over Nigeria
This would probably be a familiar scenario to many of us. You find yourself stuck in an elevator with a bunch of strange faces that you will rather not be in a confined space with. Usually, chatting up your your new acquaintances is an option that you will rather not take. Chances are that you will… Read more Technology – Building A Generation Of Introverts
Weaning my wife off her Blackberry addiction has been a very impossible task. Apparently, all my rants have come to nothing. Read my rants here. Here in Africa, particularly in Nigeria, Blackberry addiction is still quite rife. Most go to extreme lengths to get one of these devices, preferrably the flagship models. Personally, i have… Read more The Long Wait
Andie Graph A throw back from my undergraduate days. The TI-86 programmable calculator sure came in handy. Even had a swell time programming in Texas Instruments’ version of Quick Basic. Was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled on this app on Google Play. It gave me back my TI-86, right there on my phones. Goes a… Read more 10 Android Apps Every Geek Must Have!
I have never owned a microwave oven and i doubt if i ever would. At about $100 (NGN16,000) for entry level models, the microwave oven is cheap and is fast becoming a regular feature in most kitchens of the Nigerian middle class and even a few low income households. As popular as it is, it… Read more The Microwave Oven – A Death Wish?
Lets face it, in Nigeria only two messaging platforms are worth considering – Blackberry’s BBM and Whatsapp. And of these two, Whatsapp is probably more widespread though not necessarily more actively used. The reason for this is very simple. Apart from the fact that Whatsapp is cross platform, subscribing to this messaging service and acquiring… Read more Between BBM, Whatsapp and Privacy Concerns
This article was first published in Diary of a Geek on April 20, 2011 If your capacity as an IT professional involves dealing with people in your office going on the road with mobile devices and bemoaning policies that keep them from accessing the company’s network because of pesky security protocols, then my heart goes… Read more Embracing Employee – Acquired Smartphones Without Compromising Security