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MCM: Our Crush Is Sim Shagaya, Founder, Konga.com and uLesson

Sim Shagaya, is a Nigerian media and technology entrepreneur who have founded three innovative companies.

Sim is the founder of uLesson Education Limited – an app built to make education available to learners across Africa , Konga; one of West Africa’s largest electronic commerce website Konga.com and also founder of E-Motion Advertising – a leading out-of-home media company acquired in 2019 by Loadstad Media.

He started several businesses in the past that all failed including alarina.com which was a dating site, a job placement website, jobclan.com, and a classified site, Gbogbo.com. Also, he started a streaming service called iNollywood.com which also failed because he believed the timing was wrong. It was after all these that he began what would later be his biggest mark thus far when he created Konga.com.Konga rose steadily and at a point, was the most popular website in Nigeria.

Through his years as an entrepreneur, Sim Shagaya has received a lot of highly revered accolades. He was named the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 at the CNBC/All Africa Business Leaders Award in West Africa and in 2014, he was named Leadership CEO of the Year at The Leadership Conference/Awards. Also, Konga was selected as one of the African technology startups of 2013 by HumanIPO.

In 2014, he was named in Forbes’ list of “10 Most Powerful Men in Africa”.

We celebrate him 👏👏👏

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