Sim Shagaya News

Sim Shagaya, Chairman, Konga

The 4th industrial revolution and e-commerce: Sim Shagaya, Chairman, Konga

As has recently been reported in the news, I have taken up the new position of Chairman of the Board for Konga.com.

Sim Shagaya, Chairman & former CEO, Konga

Konga Founder Sim Shagaya steps down as CEO

Nigerian tech entrepreneur Sim Shagaya has announced he is stepping down as the CEO of Konga. Konga is one of Africa’s leading ecommerce companies.

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.

Change of pace: growing numbers of young Africans have flourishing businesses — Bloomberg/FT

New generation of African entrepreneurs lead the way

As ever-increasing numbers of cars clog the streets of African cities, trade flourishes along congested highways.

The Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUBNigeria) in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. Credit: techpoint.ng

Yabacon Valley: Nigeria tech startup enclave springs up in Lagos suburb

At first glance, Yaba is like many other parts of Nigeria’s sprawling commercial capital: a cacophony of car horns and shouting street vendors mingling with exhaust fumes.

Change of pace: growing numbers of young Africans have flourishing businesses — Bloomberg/FT

African Entrepreneurs - A new generation leads the way: Financial Times (Report)

Start-ups are thriving and helping to change perceptions of business in Africa. As ever-increasing numbers of cars clog the streets of African cities, trade flourishes along congested highways.

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.

Dealdey raises $5M in series B funding from Swedish investment company Kinnevik. Credit: techcabal.com

DealDey raises $5M in series B funding from Swedish investment company Kinnevik

DealDey, a Nigerian ecommerce website that aggregates discounted goods and services, has raised $5 million in follow-on funding. DealDey’s second round of funding comes from its original investor, Kinnevik.

Konga vs Jumia

Konga vs. Jumia: A tale of two online shopping giants

They both claim to be the largest ecommerce platform in Nigeria and Africa — even though they won’t make their sales figures publicly available so it could be made easier for those who are interested in comparing their services to do so.

Sim Shagaya, Founder & CEO of Konga and DealDey

Building Konga, Africa's Alibaba: Sim Shagaya (Part One)

Chatting with Simdul Shagaya is like an intense, super-charged colloquy on doing business….in Africa.

Konga

#BlackFriday: Nigeria's Konga.com announces 1,440% year on year increase in revenue

One of Nigeria’s ecommerce platforms Konga.com has announced it recorded 1440% year on year increase in online revenue during its Black Friday sales tagged Yakata which started on Thursday and ended by midnight on Black Friday giving shoppers more time to shop.

Konga

Nigeria's largest ecommerce site Konga appoints 7thingsmedia to drive traffic growth

Nigeria’s largest online shopping portal, Konga, has selected digital media agency 7thingsmedia to drive traffic and revenue growth through display, paid and organic search campaigns.

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, CEO, SoleRebels

10 Young African Millionaires To Watch in 2014

Building a million-dollar business is hard enough.

Sim Shagaya, Founder and CEO, Konga.com

E-commerce will contribute 10% to Nigeria's GDP: Sim Shagaya, Founder & CEO, Konga

Konga.com founder/CEO, Simdul Shagaya, had an engaging conversation with Sulaimon Olanrewaju predicting it is only a matter of time before virtual shopping become the fad in Nigeria.

iHub, Nairobi, Kenya

African Tech Hubs and VC Funds Hope to Bridge the Digital Divide

In its recent report on global trends in Internet connectivity, the World Economic Forum found countries in Africa are still lagging many of their peers in other areas of the developing world.

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.