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VoguePay launches its multi-currency payment platform; declares bold ambition to transform to a digital bank.

London, England and Lagos, Nigeria. 7th February, 2018 – VoguePay.com launched a multi-currency payment platform to enable businesses send and receive payment from local and international customers. VoguePay.com, a leading online payment aggregator in Nigeria launched its new platform (VoguePay 3.0) with focus on empowering businesses to improve their revenue

Meet hubs.ng, Nigeria’s First Digital Ecosystem

Photo Credit Hubs.ng Oftentimes we hear governments stating they are working towards digitalization, but we are yet to see a roadmap leading to a successful transition. Nigerian startup NFDE TEK & CO has now launched project hubs.ng to build Nigeria on a digital space with services inspired from daily activities to

Digprom aims to restructure the way online contents are distributed.

Photo Credit Digprom.com Digprom, a newly launched platform wants to restructure the way online contents are distributed, and promoted. The platform, which has started with songs, allows artistes to promote their music online. This is made possible with a strong partnership with various blogs serving different niches, for different audience. Upon

Digital Publisher Publiseer Distributes Its 111th Musical Album

Photo Credit peakpx.com Nigeria’s digital publishing platform Publiseer, yesterday, 9th of January 2017, distributed its 111th musical album titled ‘I Want You’ by Slimzy. Since August 18, 2017, Publiseer has been distributing songs and books of independent Nigerian artistes and authors to over 400 online stores, including Amazon, Apple store and

Kenya: Mobile Money Deals Hit Sh1.7 Trillion In Q3

Photo Credit Brookings.edu Kenyans transacted Sh1.7 trillion over their phones in the quarter through September 2017, a 54.5 percent increase from a similar period last year as subscribers increasingly used mobile money to pay for goods and services. Data from the Communications Authority (CA) shows that the value of mobile commerce

NaiLab helps African startups launch and scale

Photo Credit Nailab.co.ke When Nailab (Nairobi Incubation Lab) opened its doors seven years ago in Kenya, it wanted to be the Y Combinator for Kenya, Nailab CEO Sam Gichuru told me. In order to accomplish that goal, Gichuru realized Nailab would need a lot of money, which it did not have

Nigeria’s Ventures Platform expands to Lagos, grows cheque size

Nigerian accelerator and investment firm Ventures Platform is expanding to Lagos and doubling the amount it invests in startups to US$40,000. Ventures Platform launched in 2016 as a full-service innovation hub in Abuja, running 16-week hybrid incubation programmes, a residence for need-based cohorts, and a paid co-working space for freelance

Zimbabwe’s Munch sees growth in food delivery space

Zimbabwean food delivery startup Munch has seen thousands of downloads of its app as it looks to simplify the process of ordering food from restaurants in Harare. Munch has developed a web-based platform and mobile application that allows people to search for their favourite restaurant, select their food, and pay

Nigeria’s SpacePointe in government tax collection deal

Nigerian fintech startup SpacePointe has been chosen by the Edo State Government to help it collect revenue from thousands of informal sector taxpayers daily. SpacePointe, which develops products geared towards small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with a particular focus on retailers, raised US$1.2 million in funding in June 2016. The

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