Articles by Emeka Ajene

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Emeka is the Founder & Publisher of Afridigest and leads Africreate, a strategic advisory firm that helps global senior executives, corporates, and investors take advantage of opportunities in African markets. He also connects global capital to promising Africa Tech investment opportunities via investment firm Africapital. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.

Diamonds in the diaspora: How startups are building for African communities worldwide

Africa-focused innovators should explore embracing the global African diaspora as a business strategy, and here are five startups doing just that.

January 2023

The rise of earned wage access across Africa, explained by leading founders

An expert panel of founders provides insight, commentary, & analysis on the rise of earned wage access across Africa in this Afridigest Thought Circle.

December 2022

How (African) startups should think about growth

Ansoff's matrix is a powerful but underutilized growth strategy tool, especially for startups across African markets.

December 2022

Earned wage access, explained: The on-demand economy meets fintech & HR tech

EWA, a new frontier of fintech at the intersection of payroll and the on-demand economy, is spreading across the West and emerging markets in Asia & Africa. Here's a primer.

November 2022

Kippa’s Duke Ekezie-Joseph on digitizing Africa’s MSME sector

The President & Co-Founder of Nigerian fintech platform Kippa shares thoughts on Africa's MSME sector, the company's business model, key opportunities & risks ahead, and the impact of the market downturn on African startups.

October 2022

The king’s ransom waiting for African businesses that create magic moments

Firms across Africa have a tremendous opportunity to differentiate themselves & drive business results by competing on customer experience leadership.

September 2022