News Partner Updates

Africa’s Biggest e-Business Fair to Hold Feb 21st, 2015

Connect Nigeria is pleased to announce that its second annual e-Business Fair will hold on February 21st 2015 at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The events starts at 9am.

In 2013, over 2,000 people turned up for the e-Business Fair and learnt about e-Business as well as necessary skills they needed to develop in order to take their businesses to the next level.


Pass.Ng, ChopUp & 5 others emerge as winners in the Airtel CAS competition

Airtel Nigeria revealed the names of seven winners in Catapult-A-Startup initiative at an event which took place at the Airtel HQ, Plot L2, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos

The winners are Pass.Ng, Yuzah, PushCV, Sonbim Games, MatchUP, Blubird and ChopUp.


Publish Paid Android Apps from Nigeria | UI/UX Design | UI Competition – September 29th

Now you can begin to earn money on the Play Store as an Android Developer in Nigeria. Join us as Tzvika Barenholz, a core member of the Google Play Team takes us through the process and shares strategies for monetization.

Also, Zainab and Ikenna, two of the developers behind the mobile apps will be joining us to talk about some of the design principles behind the Konga mobile apps and guidelines for creating awesome apps.

How good are you with CSS3? Take up the CSS-only design challenge (details to be announced at the event) and create an amazing layout with CSS alone for a chance to show off your creativity and Win a Moto 360 Watch. Join us on September 29th to learn more about this challenge and how to participate.

If you have any questions to ask before the event, kindly visit our Google Moderator Page (You’ll need a Google Account to submit a question) .

Venue | Date | Time

Registration is required in order for you to attend this event.

Venue: Co-Creation Hub [294 Herbert Macaulay Road, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos]

Date: Monday September 29 2014

Time: 5.00PM to 8.30PM

This is An Event Powered By MoMoNigeria & GDGLagos.


Mara Mentor is hiring in Lagos, check out the open positions here



Mara Online seeks to empower young people in Africa by providing a complementary suite of technology products tailored to their needs. One of these products is Mara Mentor, a Mara Foundation initiative that is a social network with a purpose of creating social impact. Mara Foundation is Mara Group’s social enterprise that focuses on supporting entrepreneurs through mentorship, funding and business training.

The following positions are open to qualified candidates who are interested in taking up an active role in the development and success of Mara Mentor

  • Interaction Designer
  • Nokia Asha Developer
  • Technical Support

Interested candidates should apply by emailing a CV and a covering letter to Please specifiy the job title in the email subject. Only successful applicants will be contacted. The candidate should be available to start ASAP.

Find Job Descriptions of each role below.

Interaction Designer

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Nokia Asha Developer

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Technical Support

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Apply for “She Leads Africa” Pitch Competition, Applications close July 30th

Apply for “She Leads Africa” Pitch Competition, Applications close July 30th

The Problem

Female entrepreneurs face 4 key barriers to full participation in Africa’s growth story

  • Unequal Access to Education
  • Constraining Cultural Stereotypes
  • Limited Opportunities to Develop Useful Networks
  • Limited Access to Financing

She Leads Africa’s Mission is to help Female Entrepreneurs gain access to the knowledge, networks and financing to build and scale strong Businesses by sharing Business Fundamentals, Connecting them to an active network and increase access to financing.

She Leads Africa’s Entrepreneur Showcase is a platform that introduces the continent’s most promising female entrepreneurs to investors, accelerators, and mentors looking to invest in the next generation of African talent. She Leads Africa is looking for early stage startups that want to meet investors, gain access to new mentors, and grow across Africa.

The top 10 applicants will be invited to pitch their business ideas in front of a panel of notable business personalities for the chance to win a cash prize of $10, 000 as well as other non-financial prizes (see details below)

Application Criteria

Entrepreneur Criteria

  •  Have a woman on the founding team who will present at the pitch day
  • Female founder between 18-35 years old
  • Focused on the African market (Diaspora entrepreneurs are welcome)

Company Criteria

  • Received less than $50,000 in funding
  • Been in operation for less than 3 years
  • Have a live product in the market

For more details and to apply, visit the “She Leads Africa” Website at

News is looking for Web Developers and Designers

Shopp!ng, a platform that facilitates interactions between buyers, sellers, and agents, is looking for Web Developers and Designers (Interns and Graduates) to fill key full-time roles. Interested Applicants should send an email with their CV to .

Find the Job Descriptions below

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Web Designer at Shopp!ng ( )

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IBM SmartCamp Lagos – Take your startup to the next level


Innovation from the startup community is critical to building a smarter planet. This isn’t something IBM can do on their own.

IBM has a deep commitment to the entrepreneurial community. Since its launch in 2010,  the IBM Global Entrepreneur program focused on working with startups has helped launch hundreds of businesses.

IBM SmartCamps, a part of IBM’s Global Entrepreneur program, offer a variety of ways for entrepreneurs to grow their business, get access to leading experts and technology, and ultimately get their products to market faster.

SmartCamps judge the best startups around the globe, rewarding the winners with mentoring, services, access to industry experts and deeper partnership opportunities from IBM, industry partners and venture capital firms.

Benefits of entering into the IBM SmartCamp Lagos Event 

  • Hear from the best and brightest startups as they present their business models in six minute pitches and describe how their innovative solutions will make our planet smarter
  • Gain insights from fascinating speakers on the topics of entrepreneurship, investment and more
  • Listen as successful startups from the Global Entrepreneur program tell their stories
  • Network with entrepreneurs, academic institutions, industry thought leaders, entrepreneurial organizations, angel investors, venture capitalists, representatives from governmental institutions and others who share a passionate for entrepreneurship


Event Details

Date and Time of Event: 15 Jul 2014, 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. Western African Time

Event Venue: 1679 Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria



  • Startups: Register to pitch at the IBM SmartCamp Lagos Event today on the IBM Website (Make sure to read the Terms and Conditions when you’re applying). If you are selected, you’ll be contacted by IBM.
  • For Audience: If you want to attend as a member of the audience, register here



Nokia X Portathon Winners collect prizes

Nokia X Portathon Prize winners + MoMo Team (L-R: Akinbobola Akinola, Lanre Folarin, Mayowa Egbewunmi, Ayooluwa Ajekola, Tomi Davies, Bukola Akinfaderin, Peter Ekerete, Joseph Akinde-Peters)
Nokia X Portathon Prize winners + MoMo Team (L-R: Akinbobola Akinola, Lanre Folarin, Mayowa Egbewunmi, Ayooluwa Ajekola, Tomi Davies, Bukola Akinfaderin, Peter Ekerete, Joseph Akinde-Peters)

On the 30th of April 2014, MobileMonday Nigeria hosted a private prize presentation session with the participants who were selected as winners from the Nokia X Portathon. The criteria for winning the prizes were as follows; Participation at the Nokia X Portathon which held on the 27th and 28th of April 2014, and Membership of MobileMonday Nigeria (which costs 1000 Naira Only, Interest form at the end of this post).

The prizes were as follows; First Place Prize of $1000, Second Place Prize of $750, and Third Place Prize of $500. The Consolation Prize for the rest of the Winners was a Nokia X Device for each of them courtesy of Nokia Nigeria.


Mobile West Africa 2014 brings world’s most influential mobile expert to Nigeria next month

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(Lagos, Nigeria) – 23 April, 2014:

Tomi Ahonen, the man measured by Forbes as the world’s most influential expert in mobile, will be taking to the stage and sharing his esteemed vision of the future of mobile at the Mobile West Africa 2014 conference, taking place in Lagos on 13-16 May at the Four Points by Sheraton on Victoria Island. Mr. Ahonen will also deliver a dedicated full-day workshop on Friday, 16 May titled “How to make money in mobile”.

Additionally, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, considered as the key figure in bringing about the mobile data revolution in Nigeria, will be presenting his perspective during the keynote session. Mr. Ahonen and Dr. Ndukwe will be joined by senior industry pundits including the CEO & MD of Airtel Nigeria, the Founder of SPARK and iROKO Partners, and representatives from Nokia, DSTV Digital Media, Nigerian Breweries, PZ Cussons and Praekelt.

Organisations such as Eskimi, VConnect, Co-Creation Hub, MTech, ConnectNigeria, SureGifts, and TomTom Africa have pledged their early commitment to the conference, which is regarded as the leading technology event in West Africa, and delegate tickets are selling quickly.

Event founder Matthew Dawes commented “When we first debuted Mobile West Africa way back in February 2011 it was a different era. West Africa’s smartphone penetration was low, Nigeria’s first incubation space (CcHUB) was yet to be launched, the eCommerce boom was still years away, and mobile money was far from reality. It has been a remarkable few years and I would hope that in some way the event has contributed to that growth. I want MWA2014 to be a joyride – celebrating past successes, critically analysing the industry’s future direction and opportunities, and to again be the conference to come and do business at. Having the likes of Tomi Ahonen and Dr. Ndukwe confirmed signifies our intent to further cement the event’s position as the best in the region.”

MobileMonday Nigeria is proud to partner with AllAmber this year and to show our commitment to our members, we’ll be offering a 20% discount to anyone who uses the exclusive code 1MWAMOMO .

About All Amber

All Amber was founded in 2009 by Matthew Dawes to produce interactive, discussion-based events specifically aimed at high-level strategists in mobile technology across Africa.  To date, All Amber events are industry leading and highly acclaimed.

All Amber events provide abundant networking opportunities, which have been proven to lead to growing business and new partnerships.  This is achieved by:

  • A highly interactive roundtable seating format to facilitate genuinely constructive discussion and networking
  • Panel discussions featuring senior strategists from the industry’s most important companies
  • Networking sessions designed to encourage maximum interaction between attendees

For more information please visit

Media contact:

Andrew Mowbray

Communications Director, All Amber



Mobile West Africa is here again!!

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Mobile West Africa is here again, and Tomi Ahonen has been confirmed to speak at this year’s edition. Find more details and a special gift from us below. Make sure you read this to the end 🙂 .

Event Title: Mobile West Africa 2014 

Subtitle: Expanding mobile data usage & driving monetisation through industry collaboration 

Description: Mobile West Africa, the West African edition of the most progressive and interactive mobile focused events in Sub-Saharan Africa, is primed to once again be the leading mobile focused conference in the region this year.


  • Mobile Marketing West Africa Focus Day: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
  • Main Conference: May 14 & 15, 2014
  • Tomi Ahonen Workshop: Friday, May 16, 2014

Venue: Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos (     


Speakers include:

  • Dr Ernest Ndukwe, Chairman, Openmedia Group
  • Segun Ogunsanya, CEO & MD, Airtel Nigeria
  • Jason Njoku, Founder, iROKO Partners | SPARK
  • Tomi Davies, CEO, TVCLabs
  • Debbie Shephard, Head of Marketing – West Africa, Nokia
  • Gustav Praekelt, Founder, Praekelt Foundation
  • Tomiwa Aladekomo, Senior Digital Manager, Nigerian Breweries
  • Graeme Cumming, General Manger: VOD and Sport Portals, DSTV Digital Media
  • ‘Bosun Tijani, CEO, Co-Creation Hub
  • Stephen Boadi, Head of Digital Marketing – Africa, PZ Cussons


  • Eskimi
  • VConnect
  • Ventra Media Group
  • iConcepts
  • TomTom
  • gidimo
  • MTech
  • TouchPortHarcourt
  • Co-Creation Hub
  • Tranzit
  • Syracuse Digital
  • SureGifts

Email:   Tel: +44 1376 521 170


  • $850 for main two-day conference
  • $1,100 for conference and Tomi Ahonen Workshop OR Mobile Marketing Focus Day
  • $1,250 for conference, Tomi Ahonen Workshop and Mobile Marketing Focus Day

20% discount for Mobile Monday Nigeria contacts using code 1MWAMOMO