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Meet Kobo360, the company disrupting Nigeria’s logistics business

Naijaroko recently conducted a survey among a few businesses that are directly or indirectly involved in Nigeria’s logistics industry to identify what are the most frequent challenges faced by entrepreneurs, and in which specific issues require more knowledge and resources. This survey was carried out privately, with professionals assigned to our information epicenter and actively […]

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How This Young Entrepreneur Launched His Own Cab Hailing Business in Nigeria

25 year old Bankole Cardoso was inspired by the efficient taxi services in the UK, and US where he studied, and was determined to bring such efficiency into Nigeria. He moved back to Nigeria and started Easy Taxi Nigeria in 2013, a free smartphone taxi app service. The business is aiming to change the overall […]

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Meet Carol Ngige The Brain Behind Kenyan’s Beauty Bee

When Carol Ngige became a mother she visited a friend and saw a breastfeeding pillow. The product was not available in Kenya and most mothers imported it or used ordinary pillows for breastfeeding. Carol was inspired by the idea to produce breastfeeding pillows for the Kenyan market. She borrowed a sewing machine from her mother, […]

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The Best Small Companies of 2018

The list celebrates 6 standout businesses that favour greatness over growth: a garri maker who exports her product across Africa, an entrepreneur who is breeding billions of flies on a farm to mate, lay eggs and produce maggots. The businesses are all privately owned, profitable, at least five years old and were selected based on […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Shola Akinlade & Paystack

Speaking with Shola Akinlade, the cofounder of one of Nigeria’s most successful tech businesses Paystack, he revealed a lot about himself and how he managed to build a business that has steadily made a name for itself across Nigeria. Shola was interviewed by American seed accelerator, Y Combinator few days ago. The young entrepreneur started […]

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Meet The Female Entrepreneur Empowering Nigeria’s Theatre Industry

Bolanle Austen-Peter’s passion for theatre has created an industry that has become a model for Lagos state’s new arts investment. Last week, Marketplace Africa was with Austen-Peter before one of our productions started. Immediately after the performance was over, she had her next show in London. However, satisfying her home crowd was her main focus […]

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