Startups: Sanni Murtala talks Wesabi, Artisans and Plans for Nigeria

And here’s our Throwback post for this Thursday, our Startups segment featuring a close up session with Wesabi’s boss by Magnus Okeke

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Aha! There’s this Nigerian startup called Wesabi that you need to know about. Wesabi was born from a personal problem encountered by project manager Sanni Murtala. Sanni talks about it almost all the time. I was one of the lucky ones that watched him pitch Wesabi at the Co-Creation hub Yaba a few months back.

“I had just moved to a new suburb and it was difficult getting a proper artisan to come fix things in my place.” Sanni recalled.

“I had resorted to calling friends and friends of friends who sent me various numbers to call that didn’t work. Most of the replies I got from these artisans was “I dey road”, but they never showed up,” he’d say.

“In the end I needed to walk around the entire neighborhood looking out for numbers pasted on walls, poles and uncompleted houses. Eventually I got my plumber.”

Wesabi is here…

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