15, December 2014

Founder’s story: how to capture an emerging market with an online travel agency

In 2012 entrepreneur Mark Essien launched a hotel booking platform in Nigeria called Hotels.ng. He had only about $70,000 in capital. Now Hotels.ng says it has 60,000 monthly visitors. It claims ...

01, January 2016

Startups that made waves in 2015

Yetunde Oladeinde and Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf in this report profile some of the major startups that made tremendous impact in the outgoing year With the growing unemployment crisis, Nigerians are f...

23, February 2012

Bringing online travel to West Africa, a place where the big brands fear to tread

When Hotels.com.ng, West Africa’s first hotel listings site, launched in Nigeria at the start of 2012, it entered a business environment without many of the things peers in the US and Europe take fo...

October 2018
01 Aug

Mark Essien On The List of Africa’s 100 Most Influential Young Africans (#MIYA100)

14 Jan

This Is How Mark Essien Thinks Africa Can Lead The World’s Tech Space

08 Aug

African Startup Employs Twitter For Job Applications To Screen, Interview Candidates

28 Jul

Nigeria’s Hotels.Ng Is Asking Developers To Create An Algorithm That Predicts User Behaviour

02 Jun

Interview: Nigeria’s Hotels.ng To Cover Most Of West Africa This Year

26 May

Nigeria’s Hotels.ng Grabs $1.2M To Expand Listings Across Africa

20 Mar

Hotels.ng Offers Nigerians Free Hotel Reservation After Voting On March 28