6 Trends That Will Help Accelerate Nigeria’s Tech Revolution
On Day One of Mobile West Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, a panel of five experts predicted what they believe are the next things that would happen to accelerate the evolution of the tech industry in Nigeria.
Members of the panel were James McNab who’s Africa’s MD of Basebone, Toyosi Akerele, founder and CEO of RISE Group, Omatsola Osawaru Barrow sales executive at MTN Nigeria, Valentine Obi who’s CEO of eTranzact International, and Emmanuel Revmatas — a director at Samsung Electronics West Africa.
1. Relevant and engaging apps
Barrow believes in the next few years we will witness the release of more applications that are relevant to local users, and at the same time are engaging. He said there will be migration to the usage of apps in the Nigerian society for serious purposes such as tax payments.
In addition to direct engagement, McNab believes the evolution will be quickened with improved access to the internet. He said that when more people have access to the internet it would be possible for them to be more aware of the immense opportunities that are available online.