LifeBank isn’t a cool startup and unlike other startups, it doesn’t care about announcing funding rounds. But yet this Nigerian health-tech startup has had tremendous impact on society. It’s present in 8 Nigerian states and Kenya, and has saved over 10,000 lives.   In the third episode of Building From Ground Up, an event in partnership […]

EndSARA, October 20

In a video that surfaces after the incident, military officers arrive at the Lekki Toll Gate on the Lagos island, stand for a moment in front of a group of protesters separated by a line of road barricades sitting and singing the national anthem in the darkness that envelopes an ordinarily lit location, and begin […]


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Crownbirth Limited, an EdTech start-up that is based in Ogun State, Nigeria, has launched a uniquely designed multi-stakeholders cloud-based School Management System called TAMS – Technology-Assisted Academic Management System. The launch event was held at the Conference Hotel, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 under the theme – TAMS: EdTech Reimagined. Former Ogun […]

According to the United Nations, over 39,000 Nigerians die from road crashes every year; the World Health Organization puts the figure at an estimated 35,641 deaths—this is an average of 100 deaths daily.  Despite such alarming figures, people still commute daily. Therefore, every commuter is at risk of road accidents. Globally, health experts agree that […]

The beginnings of mobile gaming were humble, to say the least – but came at a time when mobile phones were the least likely devices used for running video games. The first successful mobile game was Snake, a small piece of code built into the software of the 1997 Nokia 6110, one of the most […]

In line with its SMART City agenda of making Lagos a 21st century economy, the Lagos State Government (LASG) through the Office of Innovation and Technology is organising the second edition of Art of Technology Lagos 2.0. curated by Eko Innovation Centre, the two-day conference will bring together the best of tech minds from across […]


My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments, and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. This week, Hannah Subayi, private equity, and angel investor shares her experiences with angel investing across Francophone and Anglophone Africa.  This edition has nuggets for new entrepreneurs as well as investors […]

ecosystem, Features, Mobility, Ridesharing, startups, Technology
25th November 2020

He had picked her up from the motor park, she was coming in from another state.  On getting to her destination her potential host who was supposed to pay the fare was not available. She offered to take him to a hotel and pay in kind.  The Lagos-based Bolt driver narrating this experience told me […]


How to think about consumer innovation in Africa NOVEMBER 22, 2020 This newsletter is a weekly in-depth analysis of tech and innovation in Africa that will serve as a post-pandemic guide. Subscribe here to get it directly in your inbox every Sunday at 3 pm WAT Hello, I was reminiscing on a phone call that […]


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You are reading Factsheet, our series of specific guides on experiencing and using technology platforms in Africa. Whether you are looking for knowledge on getting your African film on Netflix, raising a seed round or finishing an online design course, we are covering all that. — Entrepreneurs and investors are mostly skeptical about the prospects […]

e-waste in africa

In 2019 alone,  recoverable material like gold, silver, copper, platinum and other such materials worth US$57 billion were lost to improperly recycled electronic waste.  Not many of us consider how we dispose of or will dispose of used electronic and mobile devices after they’ve served their purpose.  While researching this topic two years ago, many […]

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The BackEnd explores the product development process in African tech. We take you into the minds of those who conceived, designed and built the product; highlighting product uniqueness, user behaviour assumptions and challenges during the product cycle. — David Edoja has spent the majority of his life in the United Kingdom. His company Analytics Intelligence […]


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