Stepped out without my wallet, but didn’t realise because I got into an Uber. Ordinarily, I would be scared shitless, because without cash I would have no way of getting back, but Uber has already stored my card details. I couldn’t even use an alternative service if I wanted to. All of the local cab services in Nigeria are still cash based. Until there is a way for Nigerian startups to receive value without making the customer reach for cash or their cards each time, they will keep losing to foreign startups who offer the same service. It’s the reason why I pay $5 to Deezer every month, instead of Spinlet.

Stepped out without my wallet, but didn’t realise because I got into an Uber. Ordinarily, I would be scared shitless, because without cash I would have no way of getting back, but Uber has already stored my card details. I couldn’t even use an alternative service if I wanted to. All of the local cab services in Nigeria are still cash based. Until there is a way for Nigerian startups to receive value without making the customer reach for cash or their cards each time, they will keep losing to foreign startups who offer the same service. It’s the reason why I pay $5 to Deezer every month, instead of Spinlet.

New Cafe Neo on Akin Adesola. Still not on the maps or FourSquare yet though. Wifi and power outlets. Great coffee, lemonade. Great ambience and acoustic guitar music. Not lots of space, so you have to get in while the getting is good. (at Victoria Island)

New Cafe Neo on Akin Adesola. Still not on the maps or FourSquare yet though. Wifi and power outlets. Great coffee, lemonade. Great ambience and acoustic guitar music. Not lots of space, so you have to get in while the getting is good. (at Victoria Island)