We announced yesterday, that Ringier Africa and Silvertree Internet Holdings came together to acquire e-commerce startup, DealDey. The finer details including how much the deal is worth are still being kept under the wraps but we’ve been reliably informed that Etop Ikpe, the former co-MD at DealDey will now move on to Konga as the new Director, Marketplace Operations.

His predecessor, Kunle Oguneye will bid Konga farewell after 2 years with the e-commerce giant. Etop’s appointment is hardly surprising though – he has bagged quite a number of notches in his belt over the years. He founded what’s said to be the first fashion e-commerce store in Nigeria, Three Stitches in 2008, and he became DealDey’s VP after Three Stitches got acquired by the daily deals site. While at DealDey, he initiated the first Black Friday campaign which saw their revenue for that year shoot up.

Interesting relationship DealDey has with Konga though. I wonder if it’s because the two e-commerce startups are half siblings from the same father.

Osarumen Osamuyi Author

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