Abuja, Nigeria's original startup city is making a big play for Africa's young tech entrepreneurs

Abuja, Nigeria

When most people think of Nigeria having an ecosystem of innovation and technology they instinctively think of Lagos, and understandably so.

After all, Lagos is home to over 20 million people and is the largest commercial city in Africa. Lagos is also home to some of Africa’s best known consumer tech businesses, including iROKOtv, Hotels.ng, Jobberman and Andela.

Across emerging markets, Lagos continues to be a city with plenty of promise and opportunity for startups. However, despite Lagos’ obvious logistical and commercial advantages, there are opportunities in Nigeria beyond Lagos. For example, consider Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory city of Abuja, just 300 miles northeast of Lagos and a fifty-minute plane ride away.

Read more: Abuja, Nigeria’s original startup city is making a big play for Africa’s young tech entrepreneurs — Quartz