Articles by Emeka Ajene

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Emeka is the Executive Editor of Afridigest and the Managing Partner of Africreate. He previously led regional operations for Uber Nigeria and customer experience & marketing for Nigerian e-commerce company, Konga. Follow him on Twitter: @eajene

Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology Advance Across Africa

With strong interest in the sector from consumers & investors, robust entrepreneurial activity, and a range of conducive factors, Africa appears to be a ripe market in the medium- and long-term.

/ January 2018

Driven by the Internet, African Fashion Goes Global

Global interest in African fashion continues to rise, and innovators are leveraging the internet's reach to execute a variety of business models.

/ August 2017

Innovators are Shaping Africa’s ‘Informal Economy’

Entrepreneurs & investors thrive by serving the needs of Africa's informal sector and the opportunity remains large.

/ August 2017
Afrkca Venture Capital Investing Funding 2017

African Startups are Increasingly Attractive to Investors

While access to capital is still a widespread issue in Africa, these ventures successfully raised significant amounts (US $500,000+) so far in 2017.

/ August 2017

On Africa’s Fragmented Markets: Innovators Can Win By Developing Platforms

Africa's fragmented markets are problematic for consumers and producers but present opportunities for savvy innovators to create & capture value using platform business models.

/ July 2017

African Innovators Should Look East, Not West, For Business Model Inspiration

Many enterprises in China, India, & other Eastern markets have developed successful yet unique business models. Read why innovators in Africa should be paying attention.

/ June 2017