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You know these guys. They are same people that brought you Danfo Reloaded, Table Soccer and more game titles. Zubair Abubakar and Bayo Puddicombe, founders of Pledge 51 have been doing this for just about two years now.

Last week, Pledge 51 secured its first ever round of funding. They are keeping the sum and terms of the investment close to their vest, as well as the investors. But we know that Paga CEO, Tayo Oviosu participated in the deal because he took to Twitter to share his excitement about it and congratulate the founders.

Tayo, whose professed tech-agnostic angel activities have so far been restricted to non-tech startups, is in fact so excited about the “future of gaming in Africa” that the tweet is currently pinned to his timeline.

Zubair Abubakar is a veteran developer and one of the most recognisable mobile app authors in Nigeria. His work first received attention when he created the Nigerian constitution BlackBerry app at the height at a time that coincided with the 2011 general elections and at the height of BlackBerry’s smartphone dominance in the country. In 2012, Zubair joined forces with Bayo Puddicombe to create Pledge 51, a mobile app development company.

Games would become the most significant part of Pledge51’s activities, and after seeing traction with its first titles powered by their ChopUP platform which serves a dual community and monetization function. After recording 120,000 sign ups with 10 percent conversion rates, the founders sought funding to accelerate its mobile gaming division.

The team is expected to expand, and already, new titles are in the works.

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