When Saya got into the finals of TechCrunch Disrupt last year in San Francisco, after doing battle with twenty-nine other startups from all over the world, I remember saying it wasn’t quite time for African techies to start clinking glasses together. Nonetheless, Saya’s achievement was a win for Africa, and much more MEST Ghana. The […]
Last weekend, I was in Tech360’s studios for a conversation with Abiodun Thorpe, the anchor of that platform’s weekly technology podcast. The first thing you might notice — because to my chagrin, I did — is that I say the words “actually”, “you know”, “I mean”, and “really” an awful lot. I’m sure there’s others […]
I’m not referring to the DStv franchise. Big brother Nigeria in this context refers to something much darker. To a government that has decided that it needs to read your every tweet, rifle through your email, listen in on your phone calls and scroll through your BBM, whether you like it or not, on any […]
If I might creatively paraphrase Jason, Spark is a giant middle finger to all them risk agnostic VCs and competition-hopping angel investors that never write cheques.
It was lunch time on the first day of Mobile Web West Africa 2013, and I got into this interesting conversation about what a smartphone really is and how it’s different from a feature phone, with Robert Lamptey (CEO and co-founder, Saya Mobile) and Jeremy George (VP Africa, BiNu). Both their companies make feature-phone focused […]