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Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne

MainOne CEO Funke Opeke on the challenges of and opportunities for investing in Africa

While many fear investing in Africa, one woman has not been afraid of doing so. Funke Opeke is the Founder and CEO of one of the continent’s largest ICT companies, MainOne.

Opeyemi Awoyemi, Ayodeji Adewunmi and Olalekan Olude, Founders of jobs site Jobberman. Credit: Jobberman/

Here are Africa's top 10 tech pioneers

Africa’s digital transformation would be nothing without the tens of thousands of people who have invested, and continue to invest, energy into propelling it forward.

Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne Cable

Funke Opeke: Nigeria's cyber revolutionary

The only major road through Lekki is clogged, even on a Saturday afternoon. The expressway through the swampy peninsula that expands the city of Lagos in an easterly direction is riddled with street hawkers peddling red grapes, shoe racks and phone chargers to the cars caught in the hold up.

Here are nine tech companies building Nigeria's future

Here are nine tech companies building Nigeria's future

Over the course of the last 5 years, Nigeria has seen the rise of many tech companies working to address Nigerian problems with unique solutions. Although a number have failed in this quest, a good number have diversified or pivoted their solutions to sustain business.

Lagos, Nigeria

Meet Some Of The Lagos Luminaries Shaping Nigeria's Tech Scene

President Barack Obama may be the most famous citizen of the United States traveling around Africa this week, but he’s not the only one.

Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne

MainOne to raise $300M to boost internet connectivity in West Africa

MainOne Cable Co., which operates an undersea cable connecting West Africa, plans to raise $300 million to expand Internet services and connectivity in Nigeria and the wider region.

Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne Cable

MainOne celebrates 5 years of transforming West Africa's internet landscape

MainOne, a leading telecommunications and data services company in West Africa, today celebrated five years of leadership in transforming the region’s Internet landscape.

Equipment at a Main One facility in Lagos, Nigeria. African pension funds are increasingly investing in infrastructure projects. Jason Andrew for The Wall Street Journal

African pension funds ramp up investments in African infrastructure projects

The fiber optic MainOne Cable that entrepreneur, Funke Opeke, laid along the Atlantic seabed from Europe has helped boost the availability of internet services in Nigeria.

Tayo Oviosu, CEO, Paga

21 Nigerian tech CEOs at the top of their game

Here are 21 of the country’s tech entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game and are making serious waves in the tech space.

Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne Cable

MainOne and IHS win infrastructure company (InfraCo) licenses in Nigeria for Lagos and North-Central zones respectively

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced MainOne Cable Company and IHS Communications as the successful bidders of Infrastructure Company (InfraCos) licences for Lagos and the North Central zones respectively

L-R: Olusola Oworu, Commissioner, Commerce & Industry, Lagos State; Fola Adeola, Chairman, MainOne; Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communications Technology; and Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne at the launch of MainOne’s new Tier III Data Center, MDX-i

MainOne unveils MDX-i tier III data center, the biggest and best of its kind in West Africa

MainOne, Nigeria’s leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, today announced the opening of its premier Tier III Lekki Data Center to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in West Africa.

MDX-i's Lekki data center is the biggest and best of its kind in West Africa

The Making of MDX-i: West Africa's premier Tier III Data Center (Video)

MainOne’s MDX-i tier III Lekki data center in Lagos, Nigeria is the biggest and best of its kind in West Africa.

MainOne's Lagos data center to open in January 2015

MainOne's $40M Lagos data center to open in January 2015

MainOne, a major provider of telecommunications services in West Africa, has announced that its US$40 million data center in Lagos will begin commercial operations in the middle of January 2015.

Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne Cable

US-Africa Business Forum: Interview with Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Bright Simons, President, mPedigree; Ebele Okobi, former Head, Human Rights, Yahoo!; & Njideka Harry President & CEO, Youth for Technology (Video)

African tech entrepreneurs discuss how mobile and Internet access is increasing the GDP of countries across the continent.

Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne Cable

The Underwater Cable Changing West African Business: An Interview with Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne Cable (Video)

MainOne Cable CEO Funke Opeke speaks about how online growth in West Africa is changing the business landscape.

Jason Njoku

Top 10 Tech CEOs In Nigeria

Drawing from statistics of Nigeria’s rebased GDP figures, information and communication technologies (ICT) and its sub-sectors are key drivers of Nigeria’s impressive economic growth.