Monday News Roundup: Angel Marek’s Big Coming Out


We’ve come to know Marek Zmyslowki only as Jovago Nigeria’s CEO, but now he is more. He is coming out as an angel investor. Marek has invested an undisclosed sum into Nigerian payments startup, Simplepay and has also joined the startup’s board, serving in an advisory capacity. And in South Africa, a Vodacom customer finally got the attention of the telco, thanks to three giant banners lampooning the company. Check out these and other stories that made the rounds across African techspace today.

Marek Zmyslowski joins Simplepay’s board

Nigerian payments startup, TechCabal has learnt  is adding Jovago’s CEO, Marek Zmyslowski to its board.

The South African and his three protest banners

Aggrieved Vodacom subscriber in Fochville South Africa posted up three protest banners to let Vodacom know they were being a bad sport.

South African, property listing and rental startup, Ekaya expand to Gauteng

The property listing and rental startup, Ekaya, has announced it is expanding its coverage to Gauteng province, South Africa, reports Disrupt Africa.

Nigeria’s iROKOtv wasn’t joking about this whole millionaire-engineer thing.

Company CEO, Jason Njoku announced the first one today.

You want to know if Nigeria’s new President is hitting set milestones? There is a webapp for that

Buharimeter is a webapp designed by a Nigerian NGO,  Democracy and Development (CCD) and BudgiT to track Nigeria’s newly inaugurated administration re its campaign promises.

Doctors Without Borders and Nigeria’s Ebola Alert are testing an Ebola Education game

The Spanish arm of Doctors Without Borders is partnering with Ebola Alert, a Nigerian Ebola prevention and response service, to test its Ebola web and mobile game app.

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Affiliate Marketer? Some legal issues to be aware of

This is a cursory look at some things an affiliate marketer needs to think about from a legal perspective before signing up to an affiliate marketing program.

Podozi is selling beauty products on the internet

Podozi is poised to meet the needs of beauty product enthusiasts across Africa. The online retail outlet showcases an inventory of over 5000 beauty products.

Nigeria’s Sheriff Shittu is launching an Uber for home services

Sheriff Shittu, former business analyst at Nigeria’s e-tailer, Konga, is working on yet another venture. Dubbed Lokoso, Sheriff describes it as “Uber for home services.”

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