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The Rise of Micro-influencers in Africa

For micro-influencers in Africa, the focus is less on their scale and more on building a hyper-engaged community. And this type of community is becoming increasingly valuable to advertisers of 2019. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The Rise of Micro-influencers in Africa

It's 2019 and everybody with a few hundred followers on social media calls themselves an influencer. But in reality, an influencer is a person who can, well, influence people's decisions. Somebody who can make their followers do something. Make them [...]

July 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

5 more things to note before buying the Oppo F11 Pro

Two months after my review of the Oppo F11 Pro, here are 5 more things I think you should know before buying Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Local alternative approaches to supporting startups in Nigeria 

Nigerian startups look outside the shores of the country for funding and other assistance. But in this article, we explore local alternatives to these activities Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

What the adoption of e-voting by Nigeria’s House of Representatives means for e-governance and democracy

Nigeria's House of Representatives recently adopted e-voting, here is what this means for democracy and e-governance Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Connectivity tops the list of what stakeholders expect Nigeria’s next Communications Minister to focus on

Stakeholders in the Nigerian internet and tech space want the yet-to-be-appointed Communications Minister to focus on a couple of things, one of which is access. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Ethiopia is opening its doors to foreign investors in its budding internet startup space

The Ethiopian government is working on bringing in more foreign investors to power its budding internet startup space. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Nigerian online freelance marketplaces fail to scale

When you need the help of a professional for a project, do you ask that people you know recommend someone, post it on social media or visit freelance platforms? Your answer to this question is what this article looks to [...]

July 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: #NoToRuga

This week on social media; Nigerians kick against Ruga, COZA pastor drama continues and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Join us for July edition of Techpoint Pitch Friday

July edition of Techpoint Pitch Friday is back. Join us. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

ORide is a Trojan Horse; Opera is not just after the motorcycle-hailing market in Lagos

What Opera's entry into the motorcycle e-hailing market means for the Nigerian mobile payment market. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 3, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Questions about MTN Nigeria’s listing and impending Airtel IPO on the local exchange

Following the listing of MTN Nigeria on the local stock exchange, another leading telco is already planning to get listed on the local exchange. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 2, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The tale of African startup funding, post-Berlin Conference

In his first guest contribution to Techpoint, Babajide Asegbeloyin focuses on the century-long by-effect of the 1884 Berlin Conference on the African startup space. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 2, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

After the rumoured launch in Lagos, there is still no SafeBoda

After rumours of launch in Nigeria, SafeBoda ship is yet to berth. Where is SafeBoda? Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 2, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How TikTok is slowly snatching young Nigerians from Instagram

Despite being relatively new, TikTok is fast becoming a suitable — and maybe even better — alternative for many young Nigerians looking to express themselves online Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 2, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Nigerians do not need cheaper smartphones

Smartphones are getting cheaper, but penetration is still low in Nigeria. What is the solution to this? Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: How to respectfully ask someone to get off your seat

This week on social media; Wole Soyinka, Tonye cole and the window seat, Busola Dalolo accuses COZA pastor of raping her and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

These are the present players in Nigeria’s motorcycling hailing industry

Techpoint takes a look at the profile of players presently in the Nigerian motorcycling hailing industry. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social media as the first feasible point of contact for financial services in Africa

The level of social media and instant messaging penetration in Africa has the potential of deepening financial inclusion in the continent. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

A growing infatuation with VC funding is driving Nigerian startups towards one accelerator

The number of Nigerian startups getting admitted into foreign accelerators has been on the rise over the last 3 years. But one particular accelerator is gaining the most traffic. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

A growing infatuation with VC funding is driving Nigerian startups towards one accelerator

The number of Nigerian startups getting admitted into foreign accelerators have been on the ascendancy in the last 3 years. But one particular accelerator is gaining the most traffic Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

When was the last time you used your DVD player?

Since the Internet has now become your sole source of entertainment, the DVD player in your living room is probably still there for aesthetics. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Seemingly driven by fear, Nigerian banks have become everyone’s competition

Business concerns or a terrifying fad, why are Nigerian banks really playing in and trying to dominate non-banking sectors?  Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

China-Africa Startup connect: The secret to Chinese scaling

Techpoint and Hub One are partnering Transsion Future Hub to host a Chinese-African startup connect event. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian fintech startups are democratising investment opportunities

Financial technology startups in Nigeria are breaking down investment opportunities for everyone, irrespective of their disposable income. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 24, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: On to the round of 16!

This week on social media; Super Falcons qualifies for the next stage of the Women's World Cup for the first time in 20 years, and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

This online Lagos-based matchmaker is helping people find love the old-school way

In an era where matchmakers are synonymous to dating sites and apps, Didi Warmate is using a more traditional approach to help people find their perfect matches online through Lagos Matchmaker. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Be a part of our second edition of SME Clinic themed “Branding and marketing for small businesses”

Are you a small business owner? If yes, then you'll benefit from our SME Clinic session themed, ‘Branding and marketing for small businesses'. Register now. Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Apply for the Techpoint Writer Bootcamp, win a paid internship with us!

Techpoint Africa is organising the first edition of the Techpoint Writer Bootcamp, scheduled to take place between the 17 to 20th of July, 2019. It is open to everyone who is passionate about writing and is looking to build a career [...]

June 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

We hosted the largest paid tech conference in West Africa; we couldn’t have done it without you

On the 1st of June 2019, over 3000 technology enthusiasts, innovators, entrepreneurs and experts convened at the Pistis Conference Centre Lagos, Nigeria to make history. This was no ordinary technology conference. This was the third edition of Techpoint Inspired, now [...]

June 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps