Kay Ugwuede

For every bad rep the African continent gets in terms of its politics, infrastructure shortcomings and poor socioeconomic systems, its technology industry gets a double dose of the opposite.   From a gamut of technology startups innovating for some of the continent’s dire infrastructure challenges to a constantly growing community of hubs and enabling programmes, even […]

For many small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs)  in Nigeria and across Africa, access to finance anywhere on the continent remains a critical issue that determines to what degree a business is able to grow and scale its operations.  And so, despite accounting for 96% of the businesses in a country like Nigeria and contributing […]

There were at least 4 million mobile phone apps across various app stores by the end of 2019 according to data from Statista.com While some are wildly popular helping make human activities and connections more effective, there are many other hidden in the bowels of these app stores, built to do very unusual things like […]


My first 9Mobile SIM was registered with a roadside agent. I submitted my fingerprints, a photo of my face, address, full name, date of birth, state of origin, and everything that can be used definitively to identify me. A few weeks later and unable to purchase an internet bundle subscription, I visited a contact centre […]

My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Born in Enugu in the late 70s and raised in Port Harcourt, Uche Aniche, Convener of #StartupSouth, lost his father when he was just shy of four. He moved around the […]


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