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Henry Oko

Efiko is an online marketplace for digital & professional services. We allow individuals and businesses across the continent looking to offset costs find, hire, work with and pay freelance professionals in an online work-space designed to support the freedom and security of working from anywhere. Moving the freelance economy online enables youth and under privileged individuals in society leverage on any skills acquired to engage with a thriving freelance industry which for the most part remains unregulated and under connected in Africa as a whole. Enabling individuals start and build a career where they can potentially connect with businesses across Africa to deliver services and grow a portfolio of jobs completed satisfies the narrative of preparing Africa for the 4th Industrial Revolution & in particular; the potential that is the ‘future jobs’ industry. Efiko plans to roll out in its 2nd release, a “Test” feature that enables Freelancers on sign up, take tests to prove proficiency level in their chosen fields of expertise AND a “Learn” feature that enables Freelancers take courses on the platform relevant to their registered field of expertise. Both these features are designed to expose freelancers to better work opportunity. Efiko has just launched in Beta stage and is currently working to acquire market share and validate itself within the Nigerian marketplace. Because Efiko is an online service based marketplace; focusing primarily on digital work, the barrier for entry into other African markets is much lower than businesses whose focus is on physical commodity. If scaled, Efiko plans to replicate its model for success from Nigerian into other Key African markets including: Ghana, Angola, Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa with the aim of growing organically from these countries to other neighbouring markets.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, February 26

10:30am WAT