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Tayo Oviosu, Founder & CEO, Paga

He's Banking the Unbanked in Nigeria and Beyond

“I knew that whatever I wanted to do had to pass the big idea test.” For Tayo Oviosu, 39, that big idea was Paga, now the largest distribution network for financial services in Nigeria, reaching more than 6 million people.

Paga is a direct-to-consumer mobile payments service based in Nigeria.

Nigeria Rising: Inside Africa's Cradle of Innovation

At 170 million people including a growing middle class and a giant youth market, Nigeria contains Africa’s largest population.