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Top 10 Media (entertainment) Angel Investors in Nigeria

A list of 10 angel investors that invest in Media (entertainment) startups based in Nigeria. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Media (entertainment) companies from Nigeria. We update this investor list every month.

Top 10 Media (entertainment) Angel Investors in Nigeria

Investor Media (entertainment) Nigeria investments
Idris Ayodeji Bello 3
Wes Schwalje 1
Gabriel Hammond 1
Ire Aderinokun 1
Michael Seibel 1
Walid Aradi 1
Josh Jones 1
Eric Okechukwu 1
Ham Serunjogi 1
Tayo Oviosu 1
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Idris Ayodeji Bello Angel · 6 investments in the past 12 months
The 'Afropreneur' (entrepreneur with an African focus), as he self-describes, Idris Ayodeji Bello is a Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited and co-founder of The Wennovation Hub, an innovation platform based in Nigeria, that has successfully accelerated the launch of several technology start-ups in social impact sectors. He isalso a Founding Partner at Loftyinc Capital Management, owners of the Afropreneurs Fund (I&II)The 'Afropreneur' (entrepreneur with an African focus), as he self-describes, Idris Bello is a Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited and co-founder of The Wennovation Hub, an innovation platform based in Nigeria, that has successfully accelerated the launch of several technology start-ups in social impact sectors. He is also a Founding Partner at Loftyinc Capital Management, owners of the Afropreneurs Fund (I&II)A first class honors graduate of Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, he has an M.Sc in Computer Science & Data Mining from the University of Houston; an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Strategy from Rice University in Houston and an M.Sc in Global Health Science from the University of Oxford, where he was a 2011 recipient of The Lord Weidenfeld Scholarship for demonstrating remarkable potential as a future leader from an emerging economy.Idris spent the greater part of a decade working at Chevron Corporation and ExxonMobil USA, where he led several large upstream technology projects across the USA and Sub-Saharan Africa. Idris has also worked with the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative where he played a major role in the deployment and evaluation of Swaziland’s first mobile health patient appointment reminder system as part of the country’s National AIDS Program. Listed among CNN’s Top Ten African Technology Voices, he is a Singularity University Impact Fellow, Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Associate, Clinton Global Initiative University Fellow, MIT Global Start-up Fellow, SAP Ashoka Global Changemakers Award Winner, Dell Technology Award Winner, StartingBloc Innovation Fellow and a Nigeria Leadership Initiative Future Leader.As a leader, Idris has mentored and catalyzed scores of contributors across the growing African landscape and is an angel investor and advisor to several African startups including Andela, Flutterwave, RelianceHMO, among others. He continues to devote his efforts to the development of innovation-driven, technology-enabled social enterprises that empower the underserved and develop transformative ideas to change lives on the African continent.He spends most of his time between Lagos, Cairo, or airport lounges.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Commerce/Shopping
  • Angel, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, United States, Egypt
Portfolio highlights
  • Jem — We give employers the ability to send company-wide communications, deliver payslips, manage leave & give employees access to their earnings, via WhatsApp.
  • SimpliFi — SimpliFi is on a mission to democratize payments by building the leading Cards as a Service (CaaS) platform for MENA and Pakistan.
  • ORDA — Process orders, accept payments, connect to logistic providers, engage with your customers + more. We equip you with everything you need to grow your business.
Wes Schwalje Angel · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Operator at nexus of policy, tech, and dev, investor, advised 8 unicorns on MENAP entry/scale-up, support Big Tech / startups to get along with govt
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Investment focus
  • Software, Transportation, Financial
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • India, United States, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Finerio Connect — Finerio is an automated and free personal finance platform in Mexico. Finerio allows users to link debit and credit accounts of the most important banks in Mexico while providing them insights on how to financially plan and save money.
  • PowerCred — PowerCred is a one-stop API suite for clients to access alternate data from SMEs. Our integrated system provides real time connectivity which allows financial institutions to build better products to suit small business requirements. We have a network of data partners across categories which help us to build a robust and comprehensive intelligence system, allowing FIs to make more confident decisions, and empowering small businesses to focus on business growth.
  • Chhotastock — ChhotaStock :Invest and Grow more.India's first small ticket size investment platform.
Gabriel Hammond Angel · New York, New York, United States
Gabriel Hammond
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Mobile, Hardware
  • Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • EquBot — EquBot AI with Watson helps global investment professionals transform data into better outcomes.
  • Creative Market — Creative Market is a marketplace for ready-to-use design assets, including fonts, graphics, templates, add-ons, photos, and themes, from independent creators around the world.
  • wifi.com.ng — TIZETI (wifi.com.ng) has been deploying high speed internet access to estates, offices, multi-tenant building using next generation wi-Fi technology. They deploy unlimited internet to residential and business customers which allow customers get the full benefit of the internet with no data or time caps. They also offer VOIP and Video on Demandservices.
Ire Aderinokun Angel · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Ire Aderinokun - Co-Founder , COO & VP of Engineering @ Buycoins
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Events
  • Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • ORDA — ORDA is a platform allowing guests to order and pay for food and beverage on a digital menu.
  • tix.africa — Tix is a refreshing approach to event ticketing in Africa. Create and sell your first ticket from your phone in under 10 minutes.
  • ORDA — Process orders, accept payments, connect to logistic providers, engage with your customers + more. We equip you with everything you need to grow your business.
Michael Seibel Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 21 investments in the past 12 months
Michael Seibel is a Partner at YC and CEO of YC's startup accelerator. He was the cofounder and CEO Justin.tv and Socialcam. Socialcam sold to Autodesk in 2012 and under the leadership of Emmett Shear, Justin.tv became Twitch.tv and sold to Amazon in 2014. Before getting into startups, he spent a year as the finance director for a US Senatecampaign and in 2005, Michael graduated from Yale University with a BA in political science.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Nigeria, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Artifact — Artifact helps capture important memories with ease by creating personal podcasts with the people of customers choice.
  • Emerge Career — Emerge Career's training programs create jobs and fight recidivism while helping incarcerated people escape the cycle of poverty.
  • Golden — Golden is a developer of a self-constructing knowledge database used to accelerate discovery and education. The company uses and leverages human effort by using machine intelligence to make the process of gathering and communicating knowledge simpler.It combines a powerful search across several entities with fine-grain alerts to stay on top ofchanges, and semi-automatic research assistance for gaps in knowledge that enable people in organizations to stay current, understand and leverage the latest trends in their industry.
Walid Aradi Angel
Entrepreneur, investor. Advising global tech companies navigate through MENA+ regulatory environments, market entry and scaling
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Investment focus
  • Software, Transportation, IT
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • India, Nigeria, Pakistan
Portfolio highlights
  • Omnisient | Collaborative Consumer Intelligence — Omnisient is a privacy-preserving data collaboration platform that allows businesses to collaborate on data insights on consumer behaviour and preferences without sharing consumers' identities or contact information.
  • Stitch — One API for secure online payments and financial data. The Stitch API makes it easier for businesses to send, manage and accept secure online payments and easily access customer financial data in South Africa and Nigeria.
  • Termii — Termii is an online platform that helps teams secure repeat customers by sending personalized emails and SMS through multiple.Termii helps African businesses communicate with customers across SMS, email, voice, and instant messaging channels. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Josh Jones Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Josh Jones is a Partner HMC INQ and Founder of Did I Err Productions. He is a former Co-Founder & CTO at DreamHost.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Gaming
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • FlyCoin — Flycoin is a first of its kind crypto-based rewards program that pays guests every time they fly or transact with our partners.
  • Termii — Termii is an online platform that helps teams secure repeat customers by sending personalized emails and SMS through multiple.Termii helps African businesses communicate with customers across SMS, email, voice, and instant messaging channels. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Toybox Labs — Toybox is the ultimate 3d printing experience for kids. It enables children to print thousands of toys at the push of a button right at home.
Eric Okechukwu Angel · Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
I enjoy spending time looking at issues another way. I live a very quiet life that allows me to spend a lot of time building.
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Investment focus
  • Music and Audio, Content/Publishing, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • InterSpace Entertainment — InterSpace Entertainment is a Music Publishing & Entertainment Agency, headquartered in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Founded in 2021, the group has expanded at a steady rate and currently houses a Record label, Music Publishing / Distribution service and a creative management Agency for Artists, Brands and Enterprises.
Ham Serunjogi Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Ham Serunjogi is a co-founder and CEO at Chipper Cash.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Nigeria, United States, South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • CreditChek — Easily assess & verify credit worthiness in Africa.
  • Sudo — An API platform that enables you instantly issue physical and virtual cards with more control & flexibility at scale. Learn how _$udo's programmable cards are empowering businesses and innovators.
  • Carry1st — Carry1st develops and publishes enriching mobile games and content apps for African consumers.
Tayo Oviosu Angel · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Tayo is the Founder & Group CEO of Paga (www.paga.com), Nigeria’s leading mobile money service. Prior to Paga, Tayo was Vice-President at Travant Capital Partners, a private equity fund in West Africa. Prior to joining Travant, Tayo was a Manager, Corporate Development, at Cisco Systems in San Jose California. Tayo’s work at Paga has beenrecognized globally - in 2014 CNBC selected Tayo as the Entrepreneur of the Year West Africa, and in 2015 the African Leadership Network selected Paga as the outstanding growing company of the year in Africa. Tayo is also the co-founder of Kairos Angels, an angel investment club.Tayo earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, cum laude, from the University of Southern California, and also has a Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Sales/Marketing
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, Brazil, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • AjoMoney — Tyms Africa is a very secure online rotating savings platform (ROSCA) that makes saving money online possible either alone or with friends and family. Earn interest to make your money grow.
  • Vendease — VendEase is a marketplace that lets restaurants in Africa, order supplies directly from farms and food manufacturers. Think of us as Amazon, but for food businesses.
  • Divibank — Divibank is a financing platform offering businesses access to growth capital.
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