A spotlight on the Esoko platform and apps

API team with partners from Nigeria & Sudan

Esoko is an agricultural market information platform. It takes advantage of the explosive growth of mobile communication services in Africa. Managed on the web and delivered via mobile, individuals, agri-business, government and projects use Esoko to collect and send out market data using simple text messaging.

Ghanaian mobile operators woo customers to port to their network, via the web

A screenshot of move2airtel website

Following the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in Ghana on 7th July 2011, the mobile networks all launched campaigns geared towards enticing mobile subscribers to port to their network. Newspaper ads, radio jingles and TV ads have taken the lead but since the internet is slowing going mainstream in Ghana, the leading mobile networks […]

Esoko Ltd: Powering an agric revolution

Happy Esokoninis

Esoko was founded in 2005 as TradeNet by Mark Davies, who also founded BusyInternet years ago. TradeNet was rebranded as Esoko in April 2009 and its investors are: Jim Forster, the International Finance Corporation, and the Soros Economic Development Fund.

The rebirth of Ghana’s .gh domain name system?

A snapshot of .gh registry's website. It has not been updated for 5 years.

.gh is the country code Top-Level Domain name (cc-TLD) for the Republic of Ghana. Introduced in 1995, it is currently managed by a private company in Accra Ghana. This company sponsored the .gh domain with ICANN (the international body for managing domains) and currently serves as the registry and registrar, simultaneously. Although .gh is intended […]

Google Plus, a new social networking website

Google Plus

Google Plus is Google’s latest and best attempt at a social networking website. It obviously draws a lot of lessons from Google’s previous attempts like Google Buzz, Google Wave, Orkut etc. I got an invitation to join Google Plus from a good friend, and I am loving it so far. It comes with a lot […]

Effective Blogging: Why Your Blog Should Be Mobile-Friendly

Handset data traffic per month, 2010 - 2015

This blog post is part of a series of blog posts focused on how to blog more effectively. The Internet has evolved to a point where web access is no longer an exclusive preserve of desktop or laptop computers. A new demography has matured over the years and has since reached a critical mass that […]

African Hip-Hop Joins Technology Revolution via new website

African hiphop joins technology revolution. A screenshot of afro-mp3.com

…..as African Mixtape website is launched with endorsement from artists PRESS RELEASE: Johannesburg, 24 November 2010 – Mixtape culture has enjoyed a resurgence in the past few years as artists look for ways to reach their fans directly in an increasingly crowded online marketing environment. The Mixtape has also become an innovative way for artists […]

Announcing Africa Portal, a new knowledge resource for Africa

Africa Portal as seen on 25th November 2010, the launch date.

Though Africa is still playing catching with the world in terms of getting connected to the Internet, the next phase of participation on the international information superhighway is already catching-on this parts. More African content is getting online everyday, as published by Africans and non-Africans. Today 25th November 2010 marks another milestone in the quest […]

Interview: Oluniyi featured on naijasmostincredible.com


An interview Naijasmostincredible.com conducted with me has been published. In their own words: In this interview, Mr. Ajao reveals: How to take on the unique challenges of growing an Internet business in Africa. The secret competitive advantage easily available to every business in Africa… but ignored by most entrepreneurs. How to become a market leader […]

Moneybookers rebrands to Skrill


I was a little perplexed by an email from Moneybookers a moment ago, announcing a new brand: You know that Moneybookers has never been a company to stand still, always evolving our solutions to better meet your needs and expectations. Our next evolution is to rebrand as Skrill, the first step towards offering you massively […]