Kay Ugwuede

Nigerian motorcycle-hailing company Metro Africa Express (MAX.ng) has built its first electric motorbike in Lagos, Nigeria. The company first announced plans to introduce electric bikes into the market in June after it closed a US$7 million funding round led by Kenyan Novastar Ventures and backed by Japanese manufacturing giant, Yamaha. “We’re piloting electric motorcycles in […]

Features, long reads, My Life In Tech
16th October 2019

My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Obi Ozor may or may not be a red cap chief but his company, Kobo360, in just under two years, has become one of the leading technology logistics service providers across […]

ecosystem, Government, people, Policy, Politics
4th October 2019

Idorenyin Obong, a contract Android Engineer at Paystack was returning home on Thursday night in an Uber after a hard day’s work. What was supposed to be a routine journey from mainland Ikeja to Lekki became a torturous ordeal when his ride was flagged down by four officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit […]


My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. From Bengaluru to Damascus, young people are swapping weekend fun activities with intensive classes under AI Saturdays’ community-driven Artificial Intelligence training programme. Now in more than 60 countries globally, the free-to-attend […]

Business, Features, Policy, Ridesharing, Technology
30th September 2019

On Friday, September 27, 2019 we convened our largest townhall yet. Largest, not because it focused on mobility and logistics in Africa, which you’d agree is fast replacing fintech in the pace of growth and innovation in the sector, but also the line up of speakers and programming which moved away from what we’ve done […]

AfCFTA, ecosystem, Entrepreneurship
26th September 2019

Nigeria’s leading technology innovation center, Co-Creation Hub, has acquired Kenya’s iHub for an undisclosed fee.  As part of the acquisition, CcHUB will now make key hires in innovation consulting, people management, programme management and community support, as it looks to strengthen its pan-African network to accelerate the growth of technology innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa. […]


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