Kay Ugwuede

My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Chibueze Ukaegbu’s journey to founding LearnFactory was a whirlwind and in some way, is the continuation of his father’s legacy as the founder of the first computer school in old Imo State […]

A week ago, LifeBank announced it was aggregating a national register of ventilators, respirators and ICU beds in Nigeria. As at that time, having reached 200 hospitals, Founder Temie Giwa-Tubosun said they had found 126 units, possibly comprising all three equipment categories. Two days ago, after contacting more than 700 hospitals and reaching 500 of […]

Following its call for technology-based tools to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and across Africa, Ventures Platform has selected its first set of winning projects. The seven startups whose tools have been selected from a shortlist of 15 will receive US$1,000 grants, workspace, legal services and mentorship from the Ventures Platform team. The […]


In 2013, the Nigerian government launched a 5-year National Broadband Plan (NBP) with the primary aim of driving broadband penetration from about 5% in 2012 to 30%. The plan was a strategic roadmap to make affordable broadband accessible to all Nigerians in five years.  The NBP sought to do this in a number of ways; […]

The world is slowly grinding to a halt, at least physically, as COVID-19 continues to make its round across the globe. Confirmed cases are rapidly approaching half a million. On the continent, Africa’s largest economy has seen a rapid climb in number of cases in the last week and has recorded its first fatality from […]

Mayokun Fadeyibi grew up in two university communities with five sisters raised by two university professors. Growing up between Ife and Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Fadeyibi moved to the US where she spent another 13 years studying and obtaining her undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees in Mathematics and Business.  Family obligations as a new mother to […]


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