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Nigeria @56: 56 Nigerian Companies We Love

Afri Specuit (formerly Specuit Cargo): a logistics company founded in 2013 by Okwukwe C. Chukwuka and renders import, export, domestic delivery, payment exchange and sales of Nigerian- and African-made products.

Air Peace: a private Nigerian airline founded in 2013.

All Nigerian Recipes: a site that provides recipes for various types of Nigerian dishes.

Andela: a talent-accelerating company that extends your team with world-class developers.

Arik Air: a private Nigerian airline founded in 2002 by Arumemi-Ikhide.

BudgIT: a budget simplification company, co-founded by Oluseun Onigbinde.

Beni American UniversityNigeria’s first online university founded in 2012 by Gossy Ukanwoke.

Chi Limited: founded in 1980, she’s the company responsible for producing Chivita, Hollandia, Capri-Sonne, etc. Early this year, Coca-Cola acquired a 40% stake in Chi Limited.

Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CC Hub): an open living lab and pre-incubation company.

Coscharis Motors Limited: founded by Cosmas Maduka, Coscharis Motors is a top automobile dealer in Nigeria and the sole distributor of BMW cars in Nigeria.

Dangote Groupa business conglomerate founded in 1981 by Aliko Dangote and specializes in the production of cement, sugar, salt, flour, steel, etc.

DealDey: an online deals site founded in 2011 by Sim Shagaya.

Diamond Bank: one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions embracing financial technology in her operations and was founded in 1990 by Pascal G. Dozie.

Drugfield Pharmaceuticals Ltd: a pharmaceuticals company founded in 1991.

EbonyLife TV: a TV broadcasting platform founded by Mo Abudu in 2013, and one of the most viewed on DSTV.

Emzor Pharmaceuticals: a pharmaceuticals company known for Paracetamol, founded by Stella Chinyelu Okoli.

Firstnation Airways: a private Nigerian airline founded in 2011 by Kayode Odukoya.

Flour Mills: a flour production, pasta production company.

Future Soft (Future Software Resources Nigeria): an online solution, e-learning and IT service provider founded by Nkemdilim Begho.

Gamsole: a mobile game production company founded by Abiola Olaniran.

Globacom Limited: a telecommunications company founded in 2003 by Mike Adenuga.

GTBank: one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions embracing financial technology in her operations and was founded in 1990.

Happenings Magazine: an online entertainment and lifestyle company.

Heirs Holdings: a proprietary investment company founded in 2010 by Tony O. Elumelu. a hotel booking site founded in 2013 by Mark Essien.

Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM): founded by Innocent Chukwuma Ifediaso, IVM is a car manufacturing company in Nigeria.

Insight Communications: one of the largest advertising agencies in Nigeria founded in 1979 by Biodun Shobanjo.

Interswitch: a payment processing company founded in 2002 by Mitchell Elegbe.

IrokoTV: founded by Jason Njoku in 2011, it’s a movie streaming platform for Nollywood movies and TV shows.

JobberMan: a job search/employment company founded in 2009 by Opeyemi Awoyemi, Ayodeji Adewunmi and Olalekan Olude.

Jumia: an e-commerce company founded in 2012 by Jeremy Hodara, Sacha Poignonnec, Tunde Kehinde, Raphael Afaedor and Leonard Stiegeler.

Konga: an e-commerce company founded in 2012 by Sim Shagaya.

Kouba Taxi: a taxi service company.

MainOne Cable: a provider of innovative telecommunication services and network solutions founded by Funke Opeke.

Mamalette: a site that offers advice and suggestions to mothers in Nigeria. a Nigerian-made products-focused company founded by Kelechi Ogbonnaya.

Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd: a bottling company and the sole franchise bottler of the Coca-Cola Company in Nigeria.

Nuli Juice: a juice production company founded by Ada Osakwe.

Okadabooks: a mobile book-reading app, founded by Okechukwu Ofili, with a publishing system that makes it easy to for writers to create, publish and distribute their ebooks. an online bus ticketing company.

Paga: a payments company founded in 2009 by Tayo Oviosu.

Printivo: co-founded in 2014 by Oluyomi Ojo, Ibukun Oloyede and Ayodeji Adeogun, it’s an on-demand printing service.

Private Property: a property listing company co-founded by Oluwafemi Taiwo.

Ruff ‘n’ Tumblea Nigerian children’s clothing brand founded in 1996 by Adenike Ogunlesi.

Sannikayz Kitchen: a mobile restaurant and events catering company founded in 2014 by Sanni Sheriff.

ShowRoom: an online furniture marketplace founded in 2014 by Sheriff Shittu.

Silverbird: a multi-media and entertainment company with interests in TV, radio, etc., founded in 1980 by Ben Murray-Bruce.

Skoola: an educational networking and information sharing company.

SLOT Systems Limited: an electronics retail outlet founded in 1999 by Nnamdi Ezeigbo.

Spinlet: a music streaming and download company for international and African music. an online market that delivers grocery to households.

Sure Gifts: a gift card service company.

Terra Kulturea leading art, culture, lifestyle, and educational centre, founded in 2004 by Bolanle Austen-Peters.

United African Company of Nigeria (UAC): is the company responsible for producing Gala, Supreme Ice Cream, Funtime Cup Cake, Swan Water, etc.

Wakanow: an online travel company founded in 2008 by Obinna Ekezie.

Wilson’s Juice Company: a juice company founded in 2010 by two brothers: Seyi and Seun Abolaji.

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Born in Eastern Nigeria in the early 90s, Okwukwe C. Chukwuka was born to a linguistic intelligent father who currently speaks 6 languages and a mother who loves numbers (finance); these two gifts - for words and numbers - have helped him navigate the writing, creative and entrepreneurship worlds. He's the founder of Specuit, Afri Specuit and other Specuit companies. His first book, _Bank of Deposits_, has been acclaimed witty, funny and honest.

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