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  • Updated: December 02, 2022

Five Top Tech Companies In Nigeria

We currently live in a digital age where the economic and digital strength of a nation depends on the volume and quality of tech companies that are in the country.

Obviously, many believe that most tech companies are US-based.

However, Nigeria as a country has been able to stand out among other countries in Africa due to tech companies in the country.

Below is a list of top five tech companies in Nigeria.

Flutterwave

Flutterwave is a Nigerian fintech company that provides a payment infrastructure for global merchants and payment service providers across the continent. 

Flutterwave was founded by Iyinoluwa Aboyeji and Olugbenga Agboola in 2016, as a Nigerian and U.S.-based payments platform, which facilitates cross-border payments transactions of small to large businesses in Africa via one API.

Olugbenga Agboola, CEO, Flutterwave

Flutterwave is currently the highest-valued African startup with over 900,000 businesses using the platform to process transactions globally in 150 currencies and across different payment modes: local and international cards, mobile

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc is a popular tech company in Nigeria launched on May 16, 2001, as the first GSM network to make a call, after the launch of GSM in Nigeria.

As of September 2022, MTN has grown its mobile subscriber base to 74.1 million users.

It is the largest internet service provider in Nigeria with over 65 million internet subscribers in Nigeria.

uLesson

uLesson is a platform that hosts thousands of educational video lessons, which are delivered by expert tutors, live classes around-the-clock for an in-depth explanation, and quarterly mock exams to help students prepare.

Sim Shagaya, CEO, uLesson

uLesson was founded in 2019 by Sim Shagaya,  a Nigerian media and technology entrepreneur. 

So far, the uLesson app has 2 million downloads, the company said. Over 12.3 million videos have been watched, with 25.6 million questions answered on the platform.

Opay

OPay is a leading financial technology platform in Nigeria. 

It is a one-stop mobile-based platform for payments, transfers, loans, savings and other essential services for every individual. 

Currently, OPay boasts over 18 million registered app users and 500,000 agents in Nigeria who rely on OPay's services to send and receive money, pay bills and many more.

Interswitch Limited

Interswitch is a leading African integrated payments and digital commerce platform company headquartered in Lagos.

Interswitch facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis.

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