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Drinks.ng Wants To Deliver Your Liquor Orders To You At Anytime Of The Day

If you live in any part of Nigeria, there are typically two ways to get beverages (these include alcoholic & non-alcoholic). You either walk into a store to pick them up or call a vendor.  Drinks.ng is making this process easier for everyone. The four-year-old drinks ordering platform will deliver at any time on Lagos Island, Nigeria. It currently runs a 24-hour service in Africa’s most valuable startup ecosystem.

Faith History had a chat with LanreAkinlagun on Episode 107 of the Everything Digital Radio show. Listen to the interview here.

 

Drinks.ng: A Brief Profile Of The Founder

LanreAkinlagun studied Marketing & Mass Communication at the London Metropolitan University. He fell in love with technology during his time at University. He got his first job after University at Universal Pictures. As part of his portfolio, he had the task of understanding the digital space and its implications for traditional business models.This task was the start of his journey in the digital marketing space. He later moved to join Vizeum, a digital marketing agency.

Although he is not a developer, Lanre considers himself as a techie from a digital marketing point of view. He has spent the past 12-13 years in the digital marketing space.

 

Drinks.ng: Here’s How It All Started

He first got the idea to start Drinks.ng when he was asked to purchase drinks for a wedding. Lanre was frustrated as there was no single place to get all the drinks he needed. He was advised to either go to the open market or call ‘a certain guy’.  According to Lanre, everyone had a certain guy you could call. He started Drinks.ng to make it easier for consumers to get the drinks they want in any quantity. The startup’s goal is to help consumers get authentic drinks at competitive prices.

 

“Our Beverages At Drinks.ng Are Authentic” – Lanre Akinlagun

Consumers ordering from the platform should be rest assured of the authenticity of the beverages. Drinks.ng works directly with all the manufacturers of the major brands.  They include MOET Hennessy, PernodRicard, Diageo etc.According to Lanre, the startup has a solid relationship with all of the major manufacturers. One proof of the solid relationship is the fact that some of them have taken the Founder on trips across the world. For example, Lanre has visited the Champagne and Cognac regions in France courtesy some of the manufacturers.

Additionally, the startup has great deals from time to time. For example, if a consumer orders two bottles of MOET, they could get two bottles of mini MOET. The startup also gives out goody bags when they get invited for interviews.

 

 

“Drinks.ng Has Got Footprints Across Nigeria” – LanreAkinlagun

The organization currently deliversdrinks to 24 states across Nigeria. Keep in mind that there are 36 states in Nigeria. Consumers outside Lagos can order as little as one bottle. Drinks.ng has an office in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria. The startup is also opening its Port Harcourt (the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria) office soonest.Drinks.ng also delivers beverages to events, clubs, etc. at any hour of the day on Lagos Island. The organization will get drinks to any part of Eastern Nigeria within 48 – 72 hours. It plans to be present across the whole of West Africa in the next 3 – 5 years.

According to LanreAkinlagun, there are typically three major reasons why people outside Lagos order drinks from them. First, their local vendor’s prices are slightly higher than Drinks.ng. Secondly, they are unable to get those drinks in their region. Finally, they have had a bad experience with their local vendor in the past.

Drinks.ng currently has a magazine called ‘Spirit’. The magazine features brand ambassadors from the beverage industry. It also contains informational and educative pieces about the beverage/liquor industry. There is also a catalogue of all the products you can get in Nigeria and where to get them.

Tell us what you think about this startup in the comments. Don’t forget to listen to the full interview here. Check out last week’s startup here and here. Also try out Drinks.ng here.

Five Edtech Startups In Nigeria Seeking To Transform The Education Sector That You Should Know

Education is a nation’s most important asset. It is arguably what differentiates a third-world country from a developed one. This article paints a stark image; there’s a 100-year gap in education standards between developed and developing countries (see diagram below). This is one reason why these edtech startups in Nigeria are very important.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fig. 1: Education in Developing Countries vs. Developed

 

Here are the five edtech startups attempting to change the narrative:

Edtech Startups In Nigeria: Tuteria

Tuteria was founded by Godwin Benson and it’s mission is to help students or individuals find expert private tutors easily.  Godwin Benson won the Royal Academy of Engineering award in the United Kingdom (UK) earlier in the year. The team began working on the idea in 2013. It also helps tutors earn an income teaching subjects and skills. Subjects include Maths, English, Verbal & Quantitative reasoning, Science etc. Users can also learn skills like photography, music, public speaking etc.

The startup has a strong leaning towards trust. Its tutors are assessed, they take a test in most subjects. The score will determine if they will be allowed to teach the subject. Tuteria also conducts background checks and requests verified IDs. The two-way review system also keeps tutors accountable.

 

Edtech Startups In Nigeria: Proteach.ng

Obasolape Abiola is the founder of this edtech startup. It provides personalized home tutoring services to students & individuals. While it is similar to Tuteria, it is taking a different angle to home tutoring. It provides tutors with a consideration of the child or student’s learning style. The platform assesses a user’s learning style through a test. It then matches the learner with a tutor based on the result of the assessment.

Proteach is one of the startups in Venture Platform’s (VP) portfolio. It pitched at VP’s first demo day as part of its first cohort. Venture Platform describes itself as a startup that builds startups. Additionally, it finds and funds innovative startups in Africa. VP injected a seed fund of $20,000 into Proteach. Faith History spoke with Obasolape earlier this year, you can listen to the interview here.

 

Edtech Startups In Nigeria: ScholarX

ScholarX simply connects Africans with scholarship opportunities. Bola Lawal is the founder of this startup. It launched in Ghana through a partnership with AB review. Its app is available on the Google Play store and iTunes. Furthermore, it matches users with scholarship opportunities based on parameters such as State, Faculty, College, School, CGPA/Level etc.

ScholarX recently launched Village a crowdfunding platform which allows students create fund requests that sponsors can find and fund. Students are already benefiting from the platform as you’ll find here.

 

Edtech Startups In Nigeria: Elearn.ng

Elearn.ng focuses on vocational and technical education. This makes the startup different from others on the list. Michael Onobote and Chigozie Amaraegbeni are the founders of this startup. It provides skills training to individuals through its online learning platform and physical classes.

Skills categories include Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle, Photography, Food & Confectionery etc. Additionally, some of the trainers on the platform include Gbenga Ayo-Dada of Artsmith Academy, Mrs. Ikeolu Biobaku of Mix n Bake among others. You can read more about the startup here and listen to Faith History’s interview with Michael Onobote here.

 

Edtech Startups In Nigeria: PrepClass

This startup is also an online tutoring platform. This goes to imply the market size of the private tutoring business. Parents will go to any length to ensure that their children are academically successful. This is without considering that not only children use these tutoring platforms. Adults also use the platforms.

PrepClass is however  taking a different approach from the other platforms previously reviewed. First, it has a strong leaning towards test and exam preparation. Secondly, it has a proprietary online test prep software. Furthermore, it has a large pool of tutors. Finally, students can use the platform to prepare for a test without the aid of a tutor. Fast Company named it as one of the top most innovative companies in Africa. Here’s a good review of the startup.

In conclusion, we will continue to add more edtech startups as we review and interview founders. One initiative worthy of mention is Relearn by CcHub. Tell us what you think about this list in the comments. Also let us know what startups you think we should add to the list.

 

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Social Lender Is Seeking To Help Low Income Earners In Africa Get Access To Formal Credit

Nigeria’s fintech industry is not only buzzing with innovative solutions, it is changing how we live and do business. One of such innovative solutions is Social Lender. Social Lender is a lending solution that provides loans to individuals based on their social reputation. Bincom ICT solutions is the mother company of Social Lender.

Faith History spoke with Bade Adesemowo, Co-founder & CTO (Chief Technology Officer) at Social Lender, listen to the interview here. Bade Adesemowo is a techie who started off with website development seventeen years ago. He handles software development and everything technology at Social Lender. The CEO (Chief Executive Officer), Faith Adesemowo, has an investment banking background.

 

Social Lender: Here’s A Brief Background About The Startup

Social Lender piloted its product in 2014 with Sterling Bank. However, the startup officially launched in Nigeria in January 2015. After successfully testing and validating the solution, Sterling Bank took it live. The pilot was crucial as there was no similar solution at the time in Nigeria.

While Sterling Bank currently provides the funds in Nigeria, the startup has gone on to launch in South Africa. It launched in South Africa through Barclays Bank (ABSA Bank). The organization is looking to launch in Ghana in the nearest future. It is however worthy of note that the funds in Nigeria are not only available to Sterling Bank account holders. Non account-holders can also receive the loans. This was initially impossible in the first year the product launched.

 

Social Lender: Loans Are Given Based On Social Reputation

Social Lender helps banks lend money to people based on their social reputation. This includes social media footprint, mobile reputation etc. The social reputation score is not only based on an individual’s social profile. It also assesses the profile of a user’s social guarantor.  The premise for the startup is the fact that every individual has a digital footprint. This is available either on social media or via your telephone contacts. This implies that reputation score is available for individuals who do not have a social media account.

The startup provides the technology that enables banks assess an individual’s social reputation. The individual can then use the reputation to borrow money from banks. Individuals can get a maximum of 100,000 Naira ($277) using their social reputation score. Once a social audit has been conducted, the loan will be paid into the users bank account within ten minutes. The organization is looking to increase the funds to up to 1 million in a few years’ time. One important fact Mr. Adesemowo mentioned (in this interview) was that the platform has a bad debt ratio of 4%. This is in comparison to the average of 10% – 20% in Nigeria. Essentially more than 95% of borrowers are paying up their loans. This proves that the algorithm works.

 

Social Lender: Here’s Why The Solution Is Very Important

The startup’s solution caters to more than 50% of adult Nigerians who lack access to credit. It provides a means to prove their credit worthiness which is one of the barriers to accessing funds.  People use the loans from Social Lender for emergency needs, small scale business capital etc. This has a ripple effect as it goes on to increase economic prosperity.

The startup is also set to launch its USSD platform with its eyes set on low-income earners. It recently signed a partnership with CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor). The partnership will involve exploring how social data can predict the loan repayment behavior of low-income earners. The pilot program will also provide loans to low-income earners. Feature phone users will also be able to apply for these loans via Social Lender’s USSD platform. You can learn more about the partnership here. Click here to begin the process of getting a loan.

 

Do listen to the full interview with Bade Adesemowo here. Kindly let us know your thoughts in the comments.

AccountingHub.ng Is Demystifying Book-keeping For Startups And Small Businesses

Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze founded AccountingHub.ng after she spent eleven years working as an Accountant in different organizations. She received several invitations from friends to help set-up accounting systems for businesses from ground up. Chioma finally decided to set-up shop to help startups get their numbers right. Her startup now provides professional and affordable accounting services to startups and small businesses.

She spoke with Faith History in this interview about her journey as an entrepreneur and her startup. The Founder considers herself an accountant and a techie. This dual personality (if you will) is what has culminated into AccountingHub.ng.

 

AccountingHub.ng: The Founder’s Entrepreneurial Journey

Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze recalls that she has always loved numbers from a young age. She fell in love with maths right from her primary school years. Her Dad was an Engineer who spent time teaching mathematics. Chioma later went on to get a Bachelor’s and Masters degree in Accounting.

After her education, she landed a job with PricewaterhouseCoopers one of the big four accounting firms. After some time, she moved around several industries including banking, investment, aviation, logistics, just to mention a few. She spent eleven years in the accounting functions of about nine different organizations. Chioma got her ‘aha moment’ during those years when she found out that accounting systems and processes were non-existent in many businesses. Passion meets opportunity? Yes please!

 

AccountingHub.ng: Passion Meets Opportunity On A Scale

The startup was founded out of her goal to scale her work of establishing accounting systems and functions in several organizations. Setting up AccountingHub.ng consequently enabled Chioma leap from helping eight businesses to working with hundreds of businesses. It essentially gave her more time to solve the accounting problems of several organizations.

The startup focuses on helping several businesses with book-keeping and accounting systems. It helps them get credible numbers without having to chase down an accountant. The startup also ensures proper accounting processes are in place in every business it engages. Many times wrong numbers or losses are a result of failed processes. Where they don’t exist, there is consequently bound to be confusion or like we say in Nigerian lingo, “mago-mago” or better still “wuru-wuru”.

 

Now Business Owners Can Take Their Accountant Everywhere They Go

No, we don’t mean an actual person. AccountingHub.ng provides cloud accounting services which implies that you can keep tabs on your numbers wherever you are. Startup founders and business owners can track inventory, sales etc. on the go without a need to call an accountant every second. The startup is a Certified Sage One Adviser. Sage One is an cloud accounting system which satisfies the book-keeping needs small businesses may have. AccountingHub.ng also works with other accounting systems, find a full list here.

Chioma and her team also automate accounting processes for startups so they always get their numbers right. Additionally, the startup provides training to in-house accountants. Furthermore, startups can get a free consultation from AccountingHub.ng. Organizations can also purchase services from its online shop. The startup also helps with financial projections, analysis and assumptions. Finally, AccountingHub.ng also assists businesses with filing their taxes.

You can listen to the full interview with Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze here or download it here. Do let us know what you think in the comments.

 

Aella Credit: Three Takeaways From Faith History’s Interview With Akin Jones

Akin Jones quit his job as Head of Investment Banking Group at a financial services company to start Aella Credit. Aella Credit is an online platform that enables people to access loans instantly. Akin holds a degree from Howard University in Washington DC, USA. He also attended the famous Kings College, Lagos.

Faith History interviewed Akin Jones more than a year ago. Here are the major takeaway from the interview:

 

Akin Jones: Aella Credit Rewards Its Customers To Borrow More

Five years of market data drive the lending platform. Better borrowers were identified using the data. Borrowers get rewarded for the loans they request for. The organization rewards borrowers in order to get them to request more loans. The startup not only provides the platform they also provide the loans. This is as opposed to partnering with lending companies. The goal according to Mr. Jones, as at a year ago, is to get lending companies on the platform in the nearest future. This will make Aella Credit a marketplace of lenders and not just a lender.

The platform is integrated with the major credit bureaus in Nigeria. This allows Aella Credit analyze the debt to income profile of prospective borrowers, social demographic information etc. It is tough to get a loan from the startup according to Mr. Jones. Prospective borrowers must scale eighty percent of its verification process.

 

Akin Jones: Aella Credit Didn’t Do Any Marketing When They Launched

Many of Aella Credit’s customers were based in Lagos as at the time of its pilot. During this time it partnered with about twelve companies in Nigeria. The partner companies gave them access to about five hundred thousand borrowers.  The additional borrowers they acquired were people who applied on their website. They didn’t have to do any marketing as there was high demand for their product. Essentially, everybody needs money! The startup gave out a thousand loans within six months of launching the platform. The value of the loans given out at the time was $800,000.

 

Akin Jones: Loans Are A Fundamental Human Right

Their analytics revealed that the greatest need for loans were housing, healthcare and education. Mr. Jones believes that loans are a fundamental human right. Consequently, there should be the creation of platforms that make it easier to access them. The startup is working with tech developers to ensure their processes are more seamless. At the time of the interview, they were planning to launch their mobile app. Looks like they have achieved that goal already. The startup has even gone on to attract more funding.

According to Mr. Jones, if you want to start an online solution, you either need to get a technical co-founder or a consultant. As regarding people who inspire him, he mentioned the team at Venture Garden Group, Tayo Oviosu and Abiola Olaniran of Gamsole. In Mr. Jones’ view Abiola proves that local talent can achieve great things if given the same opportunity as foreign talent.

Need an instant loan? You might want to check out Aella Credit. Don’t forget to listen to the full interview here. Do share this article with your friends and colleagues because there is love in sharing.

Five Fintech Startups In Nigeria Changing How We Live And Do Business

Over the last few years there has been a surge in the number of fintech startups in Nigeria. You most likely will be familiar with startups like Flutterwave, Paystack, PagatechQuickteller by Interswitch (if you consider it one) and a number of others. Here is a great list of a good number of the fin-tech startups in Nigeria. We have interviewed a few of these startups, this article focuses on them. Let’s dive into them, shall we?

 

Fintech Startups in Nigeria: NairaBox

NairaBox is a digital wallet app which allows you buy movie and event tickets, pay for bills, purchase airtime and donate to charity through ‘the click of a button’. Jay Chikezie, Tokunbo Adetona and Damilola Jegede founded the startup in December 2015. The goal of the startup, it appears, is to help users make payments and donations in record time. The app is available for download in the Google Play and iTunes store.

The app is social in the sense that it allows you send money to other NairaBox users or any of your phone contacts.

 

Fintech Startups in Nigeria: Aella Credit

Aella Credit is a lending platform that allows people access loans instantly. Akin Jones founded the startup after quitting his job at a financial services company. In his interview with Faith History, Mr. Jones mentioned that his team did zero marketing when they launched the startup. The simple reason is that everybody needs money. Money doesn’t need marketing, does it? However, it is worthy of note that Aella Credit rode on its relationship with certain partner companies to acquire thousands of borrowers. Smart move, huh?

The platform is integrated with the major credit bureaus in Nigeria. Its strategy is to lend money to only credit-worthy borrowers. The application is built to identify such borrowers. You can read a bit more about the startup here.

 

Fintech Startups in Nigeria: PiggyBank.ng

While the previous startup lends you money, this one helps you save it. PiggyBank is a secure online savings platform. This startup makes you save! It does this by automating the process of saving. In simple terms, it deducts directly from your bank account. It only allows you withdraw for free on certain dates however, you get penalized for withdrawals outside these dates. These features are in place to make you disciplined.

United Bank of Africa houses the savings from PiggyBank.ng.  The startup has also partnered with Metro Microfinance Bank. Listen to the interview with Faith History and read a bit more about the startup here.

 

Fintech Startups in Nigeria: Amplify Pay

Amplify Pay helps businesses collect and manage recurring payments. Segun Adeyemi relaunched the payments startup after previously calling it SlushPay. The startup’s focus is to take on the $32 billion recurring payments opportunity in Nigeria.  Segun graduated with a degree with Economics but his love for technology came out of a knack to solve problems. He met Maxwell Obi his Co-founder during the MEST ((Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology) recruitment exercise. They both got into the MEST program and the rest like they say is history.

 

Fintech Startups in Nigeria: Social Lender

Social Lender is a fintech solution that lends individuals money based on their social reputation. Users sign up on the platform with their social media account. The platform’s proprietary social algorithm will then perform an audit. After the audit, a social reputation score will be generated. Following this, users can apply for the loans they need. Loans available currently range from 1,000 Naira to 100,000 Naira. Funds will typically be made available within 10 minutes.

Bincom ICT Solutions is the mother company of the Social Lender platform. The startup recently partnered with CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) to explore how social data can predict the loan repayment behavior of low-income earners. This pilot program will make loans available to low-income earners to meet emergency needs.  Listen to Faith History’s interview with Bade Adesemowo, CTO & Co-founder – Social Lender here.

 

We are continually looking to connect startups with millions of Nigerians every week. We will continue to update the list as we interview more fintech Founders and startups. Drop us a comment or send us an email via everythingdigitalng@gmail.com.

 

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Delivery Science: Meet The Startup Its Client Labelled “Your Friendly Monitoring Spirit”

On today’s episode we feature a business labelled “monitoring spirit” by its customers. Delivery Science helps organizations monitor and manage what happens on the field. The field represents team members and distribution assets outside the office. Faith History interviewed Lanre Oyedotun, a Co-founder at Delivery Science. Lanre Oyedotun calls himself the Chief Everything Officer at the organization. He handles current and potential customers. Chuka Ofili is the Chief Enterprise Architect in charge of technology. Toyin Oshinowo manages the product and data science team.

 

What Exactly Does Delivery Science Do?

We figured this question will also run through your mind. One thing it does not do is deliver goods from one point to another. Eighty percent of people work in the field while the rest work in the factory, according to Mr. Oyedotun. There was no complete solution that ensured 100% supply chain visibility. Consequently, Delivery Science was founded to solve this problem. It helps companies distributing goods and services know what is happening in real-time. Organizations using its solution can have data visibility and control over activities in its operations.

 

Delivery Science Application & Its Clients

Organizations without this solution will typically micromanage players in their chain. This gets difficult when you have about ten or more employees in the distribution chain. This is the point at which such organizations approach Delivery Science. The organization’s application aggregates data from the field and helps them make sense of it. The application is called FieldInsight. The application is eighty-percent the same for all of its customers. Ten-percent of the application is customized depending on the organization.

The startup’s initial customers were Fast Moving Consumer Goods organizations. However, they now have clients from the Utilities and Financial Services sector. The product serves all organizations that have people on the field including a sales force, installation team etc. There is also a free plan for small and medium-sized enterprises. The plan accommodates one field user and one web user.

 

Future Plans & How to Sign Up on Delivery Science

To sign up on the platform, take the steps listed below.

  • Go to www.deliveryscience.co
  • Click “fill out the form”
  • Submit the form

Lanre believes they are in the early days of what they are aiming to achieve. They have gained a bit of traction in Nigeria and are looking to expand across Africa. According to him, Data is a big problem in Africa and this is one reason why goods are so expensive. They are expensive because businesses have to factor in externalities which they cannot control. Since there is no visibility, many businesses are not bankable. Banks do not commit to them because they cannot monitor what they do.

A typical user on Delivery Science gathers about eight thousand data points a day. An analysis of this data can be of immense benefit to businesses. Their job according to the Co-founder is to help its clients make sense of these data points. This data will be useful in helping these businesses succeed.

The startup does not believe they are at the point where they can speak much about data science. Their priority remains data analysis. Data Science will then help predict the future. Their present goal is to scale the number of businesses using their application. Imagine eight thousand data points across ten thousand businesses! This data will help drive the future of what they are attempting to achieve in Africa.

You can listen to the full interview with Faith History here. Don’t forget to share with friends and colleagues.

 

Photocredit; Delivery Science

WaraCake Has Simplified Cake Ordering For Everyone

Cakes; we all  love them! If you don’t love them, you sometimes need them. WaraCake has simplified cake ordering for everyone and is helping cake makers get more business. We have titled today’s episode of the show; a mouth watering one.  This is because we are featuring Tunde Ayilara, Founder of WaraCake, an online cakes retail store.

 

The BackGround Story of WaraCake

The startup started back in Obafemi Awolowo University during his undergraduate days. It started when Tunde and a couple of his friends at University wanted to retail cake during Valentine’s Day. They put posters all over the school to advertise the business and worked with a student baker. Although they didn’t make so much money during the Valentine’s Day gig, they decided they would one day take the business further.

After graduation from University, Tunde and his friends pivoted the cake retailing business into what we now know as WaraCake. WaraCake is a Yoruba word that translates to “Come and buy cake”. The startup joined Passion incubator an accelerator that helped them get started. WaraCake became a cake aggregator after they joined the accelerator. Tunde Ayilara is an alumnus of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship program (TEEP). They leveraged on TEEP to get seed funding and entrepreneurship training.

 

Cakes For EveryOne, Cakes EveryWhere

According to the Founder, WaraCake has cakes for everybody regardless of their income and budget. They have low-budget, averagely-priced and very expensive ones. The startup offers a delivery only service. Customers can select from over two hundred cake images on their website and also order customized cakes. Additionally, they can request images of the cake they are ordering before it gets delivered to them. The startup offers same day delivery which can take about five hours. Same day delivery majorly applies to their Vanilla and Chocolate cakes.

Roughly twenty-percent of the business’ customers live outside Nigeria. In Nigeria, WaraCake mainly covers Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt and Benin. The business is also trying to get seed funding to expand across Africa. All cakes are sent to their office before they are delivered to customers. The business performs rigorous quality assurance checks on their cake merchants before they join the platform. Did we hear you say, Yum! Yum!?

 

Some Party and Event Apps You Should Know

Cakes are just one element of your events and parties. Now that you know one place (WaraCake) to order your cakes, we’ll like to tell you some apps that can help you pull off a great event.

  • MyParties is a personal assistant for planning events. It’s free and available on the Play Store. It solves the problems of seating your guests especially if they have different food preferences. It lets you choose a color for the party, add photos, create a menu list and send emails to your guests.
  • Plan-It-Party is free. You can use it when it’s not a big event. It can be used for organizing events with your friends. You can use it to send invites, put together a budget and create a party theme.
  • Party & Event Planner is a good app for organizing small events and personal holidays. You can also use it to organize small corporate parties. You can create a to-do list and make a list of expenses. It also has a built-in function for calculating the exact amount of alcohol you’ll need for your party.

Do let us know of any local party and event apps in the comments section. Remember to listen to Faith History’s interview with WaraCake’s Founder here.

 

Cover Image: WaraCake.com

Resolveng.com wants you to chill out and let them help you fix it!

Resolveng.com| Everything Digital NG
Resolveng.com| Everything Digital NG

Have a complaint about a local brand or service? Here’s a brand that wants to help you resolve it.

We have discovered a new digital brand that just wants to help folks out. How do they do this? By giving us a platform that actually goes further than allowing us to gripe about bad service in Nigeria. Using their platform- they assure their users of being able to finally resolve ongoing issues they may have with local brands and their products or services.

Personally, living in Nigeria is awesome most days, (coughs) but once in a while, a really tough day comes along. One with its own unique challenges and breakdowns that could either be a universal issue (not one that particularly happens to only Nigerians per se).

Naturally, the next step is try to fix said problem(s), using the appropriate products or services in the marketplace. For example, the problem could be as basic as finding a new personal driver because your regular one just quit, didn’t show up for work, so you email a brand like- drivers.ng.

Here’s a slightly more complicated one, Its July in Lagos monsoon (rainy season) you live in a flood zone, stuck indoors, its Friday afternoon and on top of it all your inverter breaks down. The prospect of dealing with a house full of kids and trying to keep them entertained without being able to leave the comfort of your home requires some outside help. Thankfully you still have internet. To the rescue- your trusty neighbourhood online grocery delivery service -here’s a really reliable one that saved us recently here.

Ok.. so far -I’ve had mostly success stories to share .. but every so often, the brands  we love to support especially digital startups, tend to over promise and under deliver. … I could go into a lengthy treatise on why and how, but, not today.

In the meantime, do check out my newest digital discovered in this episode  –Resolveng.com and today I get to chat to Subomi Owo-Odusi, the founder. He explains how his website steps up to help you when the brands you rely on let you down.

 

What do you guys think? Don’t forget to share this post and drop me an example or two of how a Nigerian brand let you down and who saved the day!

Learning Instagram Best Practice with Julchit

Interesting name, awesome personality…
Ladies and gentlemen, with us in the studio this afternoon is Julchit Dadi. She started out as a graphic designer, and now she is one of Nigeria’s fastest rising Instagram expert.

Learning Instagram Best Practice with Julchit
Learning Instagram Best Practice with Julchit

Don’t take our word for it:

Listen in, as our graphic designer turn Instagram marketer share some quick tips with Faith History on how to improve engagement on Instagram and social media as a whole.

Still hang in there, because we will also be sharing more apps that can assist you in becoming even much better on your way to achieving your desired social media goal.

Feel free to look them up and download

Also read: Transforming girls from the slum to future web developers