The Spark

The Spark is a youth empowerment platform in Nigeria that projects the average Nigerian youth doing something, anything positive. Our mission is to reach out to as many youths, “EMPOWER and ENGAGE!!!

Social Lender

Social Lender

Your social reputation online could be the one thing that stands between you and access to credit   By Bade Adesemowo Introduction I am currently CTO and Co-founder...

Financial apps that make your money work for you

Financial Apps That Make Money Work For You

By Ayandola Ayanleke There was a time, decades ago, when customers and clients were limited to a particular geographical location. Businesses, therefore, kept their...

building with blockchain technology

Building with Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology has the potential to singlehandedly revolutionise the way we carry out financial transactions.   By Chimezie Chuta Introduction to Blockchain...

Carbon

Carbon – Chijioke Dozie

Chijioke Dozie, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon (formerly Paylater), a Pan-African digital financial services platform shared insights on his work and thoughts on financial...

cryptocurrency - disrupting the Naira

Disrupting the Naira: Birth of Cryptocurrency

There’s no better time than now to explore the possibilities for cryptocurrency in Nigeria   By Kanyinsola Ojeshina If Cryptocurrency could speak, it would...

cashless alternatives

Cashless Alternatives

Cash is gradually giving way to cashless alternatives   By Adédèjì Ọlọ́wẹ̀ ‘Cash is king’, so says the famous adage. But digital payments have been...

Olugbenga Agboola

Olugbenga Agboola – Funding For Fintech

Olugbenga Agboola, Co-Founder and CEO of Flutterwave interviewed with The Spark Team on Funding for Fintech   Bootstrapping to Build a Business I have a high level...

Etiquette and soft skills

Etiquette and Soft Skills

Etiquette and Soft skills are fast becoming a competitive advantage for businesses   By Kanyin Adio-Moses Today’s world is fast advancing through digital skills,...

Enabling SME Growth

Enabling SME Growth

 Financial technology solutions are increasingly employed by startups to ensure sme growth   By Oluwatosin Olaseinde The uptake in the use of financial technology...

evolution of fintech

The Evolution of Fintech

A look at history and emerging trends for Fintech across the globe By Deji Kurunmi  “Fintech” (an acronym for “financial technology”) is one of the snazziest...