The success or failure of many Tech companies including startups in Nigeria is dependent largely on credible data; what kind of data is possessed, how reliable it is, and most importantly, how to mine and harness the potentials.
I have never played a locally developed game”, was the reply I got from interviewing a couple guys in a gaming community. Each group member cuddled up, while ranting about some social topics, among themselves and taking turns to play in the just set up mini tournament of PES2016
Fintech startups are always seeking new ways to help Nigerians improve their financial transactions processing. These startups comprise of skilled personnel that work on ideas from concept to prototypes and they have less bureaucracy to deal with in testing and implementing technology solutions. With the fast pace at which they innovate in this space, the major financial sector players need to catch up. And they are.
Nigeria is a country that needs innovation in many aspects. From education to housing and transportation. Entrepreneurs are always experimenting with various models and strategies to tame the sectors they have chosen to innovate in.
Once a startup dies, and the investor(s) have been notified of the burial date, preparations are made to find an everlasting place for it to spend the rest of the file (or life). And Medium has been a good burial ground.
Interesting conversations leading to social innovations and startups are being discussed- from the Meltwater in Accra, Ghana to Co-Creation Hub in Lagos, Nigeria and Garage in Nairobi, Kenya. If you are like me, you may want to listen to this conversations and probably get involved.
It is the year 2018, can you imagine going out of your home and not having your mobile phone to communicate with people. You will look and feel awkward amongst your friends and colleagues.
In the years leading to the new millennium everyone was in a frenzy, reminiscing on how far the human race has come in the past 10 centuries and thinking about what the next 1000 years has in stock for us. The internet was becoming increasingly popular, bridging communication gaps across the world and ushering new possibilities in broadcasting, culture sharing, and international relations. Nobody was ready for what was about to hit them.
One has to experience the struggles of being a creative in Nigeria to be able to understand the dire need for co-working spaces. Internet and power cost a lot, and they are usually unreliable. It is not uncommon for an individual to end up with a generating set, an inverter and a solar panel just to ensure consistent power supply.
Recently I had the urge to register for my Nigerian Voters Card (P.V.C) issued by I.N.E.C. At the registration unit, there were many like me who had never voted before. People in their forties and fifties were trying to register for the first time, to exercise their civic responsibility. I am in my twenties. Each of us collected the form being passed around. The fields were requesting for bio-data information; names, residential address, state of origin, occupation, age. The only part that didn’t require writing was the image capture and biometrics data. And that was the part that required us queuing. On average, an individual would spend minimum of 4 hours trying to complete this process. And that is me being nice. For other units with higher attendees, it could take weeks.
We Nigerians love our celebrities. They put smile on our faces, entertain us through movies and musical videos, even our politicians - Sen. Dino Melaye we am looking at you - are fond of showing off their wealth to the amazement of the public. Sometimes we get angry at them when they go against the norm on social media, but we still love them nonetheless.
When brilliant minds gather and decide to share strategies that has helped them grow, beautiful things are bound to happen. This was the case at the inaugural edition of TechFest, #spark your curiosity. It is the first tech event I can really say was not targeted at tech people.
After all the troubles of courtship and dating, your man has finally proposed. You were wondering what was taking him so long in the first place. But now you worry no more, the family of the groom and the bride have sat down, and the D-day has been chosen.
Search engines are often key to the successful promotion and running of your website, with high-traffic making or breaking your online business. To maximize the visibility of your site in the organic listings of the biggest search engines, it is important to strategically work out how keywords and URLs are used.
Being part of the digital world has its cost. A large percentage of creatives’ income goes to budgeting for internet services. For instance, the cost of 1-GB prepaid data plan ranges between 8 to 16 percent of the national minimum wage. According to Web Foundation's 2017 Affordability Report, only 17% of Nigerians with mobile internet have access to public Wi-Fi.
IM (Instant Messaging) platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram boast of more that 4 billion combined user's; that is more than half of the world’s population. Tencent, the company that launched WeChat in 2011, announced in March, 2018 that it had crossed the 1 billion users mark.