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Why you need Strong Digital Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Digital transformation is crucial to the survival of any business today. And to truly capitalise on digital investments, organisations need to track the tools they are spending money on and understand how those tools are being used.

This is known as digital supply chain (DSC) management, and it’s become the cornerstone of digital transformation, says Marilyn Moodley, Country Leader for South Africa and WECA (West, East, Central Africa) at digital transformation specialist SoftwareONE.

“When done right, it streamlines and integrates systems and activities across the procurement lifecycle of software and cloud services. It means getting the right software at the best price, on an economical contract, as quickly as possible. It gives organisations the ability to track their software spend and understand how those tools are affecting productivity and the bottom line.”

The dangers of poor management

Around 35% of all software is said to be wasted, and a staggering 56% of organisations estimate that between 20 to 40% of their IT funding is spent on shadow IT.

“While inefficiencies like the former unnecessarily increase expenditure, the latter can open an organisation up to security compromises – with dire consequences,”

says Moodley.

On top of that, she says poor DSC management can result in:

  • Outdated or unnecessary systems: Without a company-wide software catalogue, and continuous updates to it, it’s easy to purchase outdated, incorrect, superfluous, or overpriced software.
  • Poor user experience: Users often wait weeks before receiving necessary software because of inefficient management. This can lead to unauthorised software, exposing the organisation to security risks.
  • Overspending: Besides software wastage, organisations often don’t have processes in place to check if spare licences are available before purchasing new ones.
  • Poor understanding of terms: Not carefully abiding by terms such as geographic restrictions or the number of licences you are entitled to use, can lead to non-compliance and large fines.
  • Entitlement inaccuracy: Without a mechanism to capture and normalise entitlement data, you could be left with missing versions and editions, incorrect licence types, and applications that aren’t properly linked.
  • Audit exposure: Licencing oversights could open companies up to audit risk.
  • Poor visibility of renewals: Trying to manually keep track of renewals often leads to late or missed renewals and penalties or limited time to plan and prepare for contract negotiations. This, in turn, can lead to spending more on renewals and miss opportunities for greater efficiency.

The Benefits of a Comprehensive System

Proper DSC management saves time, money, and resources. Gartner predicts that 40% of enterprises will use software asset management as the primary mechanism for reducing SaaS contract costs with “dominant” vendors in 2024.

But setting up such a system, especially in a large organisation, can be a mammoth task. In the same Gartner report, experts predict that by 2025, 40% of organisations will use continuous software asset management managed services from third parties for at least part of their rapidly expanding and increasingly complex software estate.

Third parties, such as SoftwareONE, can ensure that organisations have a single, accurate catalogue with global capabilities to support any currency to purchase approved software.

“Such clear visibility means software can be delivered to end users in a matter of hours, and approvals can be mandated with stringent policies on what software is allowed or not, decreasing the risk of shadow IT,”

explains Moodley.

When it comes to licencing and subscriptions, third parties’ automation will allow you to check for unused licenses before spending money or renewing subscriptions, she adds. New software or licence agreements would also be read and vetted for any risks to the organisation, and favourable terms would be negotiated. Then, usage rights and entitlements would be normalised and stored in a sophisticated compliance tool that enables smart business decisions.

And though third-party services cost money, Moodley says the savings they can achieve will be well worth it. “Well-designed systems would allow you to see 100% of your cloud spend and manage it in real-time to curb over-provisioning. A global catalogue with clear purchasing workflows also leads to increased buying power through vendor consolidation, enhanced compliance and reduced audit risk, and further savings on software spend with visibility into software transactions and renewals.”

Whether you decide to use a third party or choose to set up such systems in-house, it’s clear that DSC management is no longer a luxury, but a necessity, says Moodley.

“Tomorrow’s successful organisations are creating such systems, road maps for their digital transformation journey, today.”

Teraco announces Regional Interconnection with Google Equiano cable

Equiano Cable Route

Teraco, Africa’s largest provider of interconnected data centre platforms, is now an integral connectivity and interconnection point for Google’s Equiano subsea cable.

Equiano starts in Europe and runs along the West Coast of Africa, between Lisbon in Portugal and Cape Town in South Africa, with branching units along the way that can be used to extend connectivity to additional African countries.

Named after Olaudah Equiano, a Nigerian-born writer and abolitionist who was enslaved as a boy, the Equiano cable is state-of-the-art infrastructure based on space-division multiplexing (SDM) technology, with approximately 20 times more network capacity than the last cable built to serve this region.

Equiano lands in Melkbosstrand, north of Cape Town, and is backhauled via Equiano landing partners including Liquid Telecoms, Telkom’s Openserve, and WIOCC to Teraco’s data centre campus in Cape Town. Teraco’s CT1 and CT2 are strategic interconnection hubs on the African subsea cable map with access to Equiano and the cable systems of SAT3/SAFE, ACE and WACS that are already accessible from the facility.

CT1 and CT2 are connected to the JB1 Campus in Isando, Johannesburg, through a wide choice of carriers via diverse regional fibre routes. Equiano will enable clients to increase the number of partners they connect to and expand their reach into new markets. Teraco’s Cape Town facilities offers clients secure colocation and interconnection services, and the ability to leverage Teraco’s digital hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg directly

“Equiano, which will be available from all Teraco data centre facilities, is a significant addition to Platform Teraco’s existing ecosystem of over 300 networks, 130 IT service providers, 50 global content providers, and the key global cloud providers,”

says Michele McCann, Head of Platforms at Teraco.

The availability of a new cable servicing the west coast of Africa, and branching into previously unserved countries, broadens the addressable market for digital services providers. It adds new resilience to existing African cable infrastructure and provides telecoms organisations, multinationals, and enterprises with additional capacities to empower their digital strategies.

“The cable brings connectivity across regions that were previously hard to reach. Through Teraco, access to this cable is an interconnect away. In keeping with our tagline ‘The world connects here’, we are proud to play a role in accessing this cable system,”

says McCann.

Peering at Africa’s largest internet exchange, NAPAfrica, is now also possible for many west African countries and brings benefits such as reduced latency, network fault tolerance, reliable traffic exchange, increased routing control, and improved network performance.

Equiano will address the need for more cost-effective bandwidth at the lowest latency, further enabling intercontinental connectivity and the growth of Africa’s access to and participation in the digital economy. Teraco makes it easy and accessible for enterprises to connect within the data centre and immediately see the benefits.

Weyon TV Black Friday Deals on Jumia

Weyon TV Black Friday Deals 2022

Need a brand new TV? With the FIFA World cup around the corner, this might be a good time to invest in a Television. Jumia Black Friday has some great TV deals from Weyon. Weyon is brand that has carved a space in the affordable TV segment and promises amazing Black Friday TV deals. Today is Weyon Brand Day on Jumia Black Friday and there will be loads of TV deals. You can buy a brand new TV starting at ₦43,990 today on Weyon TV Black Friday deals and throughout the month of November if stock allows. See all Weyon Brand Day Offers

Today, you can buy a Weyon TV for as low as 43,990 Naira during the Black Friday sale. This bargain price will get you a 24-inch LED TV. Add just 5,000 Naira to this and you will be able to buy a 32-inch LED model. In fact, you do not even have up to 40,000 Naira to spend on a TV, you can even go for the Weyon 19-inch model which is listed for just ₦37,600.

If you fancy a smart TV instead, there are a couple of exciting Black Friday Smart TV deals from Weyon exclusive on Jumia. For as low as ₦67,400 you can buy a 32-inch Android powered smart TV. For a smart TV fit for a prince, the 55-inch smart TV model also comes at a good price. All the TV sets come with one Year warranty and you also get free delivery in Lagos, Abuja, and Ibadan.

Best Weyon TV Black Friday Deals

1. Weyon 24-inch LED TV (24LK500BPTA) at ₦43,990

Weyon 32-inch LED TV

This is one of the highlight deals of the Weyon TV Black Friday deals. It is a good TV for a small room and could be great for students in school or for single people. The Weyon 24LK500BPTA is an HD TV with good viewing experience. The dual 3W speakers offer good sound quality. At ₦43,990, this is a great Black Friday TV deal. For connectivity, you get one HDMI port and one USB port.

2. Weyon 32-inch LED TV (32LK500BPTV) at ₦48,990

Weyon 32-inch LED TV

Weyon 32LK500BPTA is a good entry level TV to buy during the Black Friday shopping festival and at a price of ₦48,990 is a good deal for a 32-inch LED TV. It also has a couple of good reviews from verified buyers on Jumia. The full HD TV supports two HDMI ports and two USB ports giving a lot more options for devices like your decoder, Blu-Ray player, gaming consoles, etc.

3. Weyon 19-inch LED TV at ₦37,600

Weyon 19-inch LED TV

If you are on a tight budget, this 19-inch TV is a compelling option to consider. 19-inches LED screen delivers good quality pictures and like the 24-inch model may be a decent choice for students and single people. You also get one HDMI and one USB ports. Like all the other Weyon TVs on sale, you get 1 year warranty with this product and free delivery in Lagos, Ibadan, and Abuja.

4. Weyon 40-inch LED TV (40LK500BPTA) at ₦99,990

Weyon 40-inch LED TV

If you want a larger screen on budget, this 40-inch LED TV is a decent choice. A price of less than 100,000 Naira looks like a steal. Note that the TV comes with HD and not Full HD resolution. However, it still delivers good enough picture quality for the price if reviews from verified buyers on Jumia are anything to go by.

5. Weyon 32-inch Smart TV (32WASN) at ₦67,400

Weyon 32-inch Smart TV

Smart TVs are great. You download apps that enable you stream videos on your TV. This Android powered TV will enable you stream on YouTube and Netflix on your TV. You get one HDMI port and two USB port. It comes with Wi-Fi, so you stream media via Wi-Fi. At 67,400 Naira, this is probably one of the best Weyon TV Black Friday deals if you are looking for an affordable smart TV.

6. Weyon 55-inch Smart TV (55WASN) at ₦223,200

Weyon 55-inch Smart TV

This is an affordable 55-inch smart TV. Does not offer 4K resolution though. You get full HD here, but if you are looking for an affordable 55-inch smart big screen TV and don’t mind a full HD display, the Weyon 55WASN is a good option.

Tecno Black Friday 2023 Deals and Discounts

Tecno Black Friday Deals 2023

You can find great deals on Tecno Phones all throughout the Jumia Black Friday. If you are looking for mobile phones and mobile accessories, Tecno Black Friday deals and discounts will thrill you. Starting November 3 2023 and throughout Jumia Black Friday, which ends on November 30, you will enjoy tons of great discounts on Tecno mobile phones, wireless earphones, memory cards, Tecno headphones, and more. See all Tecno Brand Day Offers

Tecno is always making moves to reward its loyal customers during BLACK FRIDAY in Nigeria and across Africa. This year, the leading smartphone brand in Africa is going all out to provide its customers with delectable, mouthwatering deals.

Tecno Black Friday 2023

You can buy a Tecno smartphone for as little as 52,999 Naira during the Black Friday sale at the Tecno official store on Jumia. Some of Tecno’s biggest bargains are on their premium smartphone, the Tecno Phantom and Tecno Camon Series.

Apart from the deals on Jumia, Tecno also other special Black Friday deals throughout the month of November. Each Phantom Series or Camon Series smartphone you buy will come with a scratchcard. The scratchcard may offer cashback on your purchase up to 100% cashback (20% or 50%, etc) or a free gift with a grand price of a 1,000,000 Naira shopping voucher up for grabs.

Every Friday, Tecno will also be offering massive discounts on Tecno Camon Series and Phantom series smartphones as well as on the more affordable Spark 10 Series and Pop 7 Series. You can enjoy Huge deals up to 20% discount on other Tecno items at the Tecno official store. Jumia is offering free delivery to Lagos, Ibadan, and Abuja.

Best Tecno Black Friday Deals

Tecno Spark 10C 4GB / 128GB at ₦108,000

Tecno Spark 10C

At ₦108,000, you are getting a good deal on this smartphone. This is more so when you consider that the smartphone is sold as high as 120,000 Naira at some phone retailers. The Spark 10C has a good display and you can expect decent photos and videos from the 13 megapixels dual rear camera. The 5000 mAh battery should provide enough juice to get you through the day. It also comes with 18W Fast Charging Capacity. This is one of the best Tecno Black Friday deals if you are looking for value for money.

  • 6.6 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1612 pixels (~267 ppi density), ~84.6% screen-to-body ratio
  • Android, HIOS 8.6
  • Undisclosed Octa Core Processor
  • 8GB RAM (Plus up to 8GB Extended RAM)
  • 16 MP Dual Rear Camera
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Side Mounted)
  • 128GB Built-in Storage
  • 4G LTE
  • 18W Fast Charging Capacity
  • 5000 mAh Non removable Li-Po Battery

Tecno Pop 7 2GB / 64GB at ₦68,200

Tecno Pop 7

Looking for an affordable smartphone? With most smartphones now above 90,000 Naira in Nigeria, Pop 7 from Tecno is one of the few medels you can buy at less than 90,000 Naira. Offering a 5000 mAh, the Pop 7 is designed for consumers looking for a smartphone that will be friendly to their pocket. This 2GB / 64GB model goes for around 72,000 Naira at some stores. This is why we believe the 68,200 deal is a steal. This another great Black Friday deal from the Tecno official store on Jumia.

  • 6.6-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1612 pixels (267 ppi density), 20:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Android 12, HiOS 12
  • Undisclosed Octa-core Core Processor
  • 2GB RAM (Plus up to 8GB Extended RAM)
  • 8 MP + QVGA AI Dual Rear Camera
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • 64GB Built-in Storage
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear Mounted)
  • 4G LTE Support
  • 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery

Tecno Camon 20 8GB / 256GB at ₦179,200

Tecno Camon 20

The Tecno Camon Series is one of the highlights of the Tecno Black Friday. Tecno Camon 20 boasts various enhancements, such as a better design, a more streamlined screen, increased RAM and storage capabilities, an outstanding camera, robust hardware, and faster charging technology.

  • 6.67 inches AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels (~395 ppi density), ~85.7% screen-to-body ratio
  • Android 13, HIOS 13
  • Mediatek MT6769Z Helio G85 (12nm) Octa Core Processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 64 MP (wide) + 2 MP (depth) + QVGA Triple Rear Camera
  • 32 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (under display, optical)
  • 256GB Built-in storage
  • 4G LTE Support
  • 33W Fast Charging Capacity
  • 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery

Tecno Phantom X 8GB / 256GB at ₦247,300

Tecno Phantom X

This is one of your best Tecno Black Friday Deal if you want a premium model. The 8GB RAM / 256GB ROM of the Phantom X can be as high as 300,000 Naira at other stores, but you can buy it for ₦247,300 today.

  • 6.7 inches Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2340 Pixels (~385 ppi), 90Hz Refresh Rate
  • Android 11, HIOS 7.6
  • Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G95 (12 nm) Processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB Built-in Storage
  • 50MP + 13MP +  8MP Triple Rear Cameras
  • 48MP + 8MP Dual Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Under Display)
  • Fast Charging (33W Capacity)
  • 4700 mAh Non-removable Li-ion Battery

Tecno Pop 7 Pro 3GB / 64GB at ₦80,200

tecno pop 7 pro

The Pop 7 Pro is one of the Best Tecno Black Friday deals. Tecno Pop 7 Pro features a 6.56-inch display, 13MP rear camera, and 5000 mAh battery.

  • 6.56-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1612 pixels (269 ppi density), 20:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Android 12, HiOS 12
  • Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) Quad Core Processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 13 MP + QVGA AI Dual Rear Camera
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • 64GB Built-in Storage
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Side Mounted)
  • 4G LTE Support
  • 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery

Tecno Camon 19 4GB / 128GB at ₦149,990

Tecno Camon 19

This is another great Tecno Black Friday deal. The Camon 19 smartphone features a solid camera like all Camon Series phones are known for.

  • 6.8-inch IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2460 Pixels, (395 ppi)
  • Android 12, HIOS 8.6
  • MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) Octa-Core Processor
  • 4GB or 6GB RAM
  • 128GB Built-in Storage
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Side-Mounted)
  • 64MP + 2MP +  QVGA AI Triple Rear Camera
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • 18W Flash Charging Capacity
  • 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

Umidigi 11 11 Deals on AliExpress, up to 55% Off

Umidigi 11 11 Deals

Tech brand UMIDIGI is offering incredible discounts up to 55% off on its latest smartphones during the AliExpress 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, which started today. Let’s see what bargains are available. Starting from November 1 to November 12, 2023, you can enjoy loads of deals from the Umidigi Official Store on AliExpress.

UMIDIGI G1 Max and C1 Max – The Latest Entry-Level Phone

Umidigi G1 Max

UMIDIGI G1 Max and C1 Max, which were just been introduced, are available at a starting price of $99.99 or less as part of the big sale. It sports a Unisoc T610 octa-core processor and 6GB RAM which come together to provide a stable performance, allowing you to access more of your favourites without any lag.

With a 50MP ultra-clear camera on the back and a 2MP depth sensor, you’ll be able to shoot photos in sharp detail. Even if you don’t have enough battery, you won’t have to worry with a 5150mAh battery on this device. The 6.52-inch screen lets you immerse yourself in the experience. The device includes side-mounted fingerprint and face unlock capabilities as well as Android 12, which is fast and secure.

UMIDIGI A13 Pro Max 5G – Exceptional Flagship Smartphone

Umidigi A13 Pro Max 5G

UMIDIGI recently announced the flagship Smartphone A13 Pro Max 5G earlier this month. The smartphone is equipped with the latest 5G network and delivers superior performance in all aspects.

This smartphone has a powerful Dimensity 900 octa-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz and 12GB + 256GB large storage in addition to a 6.8-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz ultra-smooth refresh rate. The Sony 64MP triple camera provides exceptional images.

The large 5150mAh battery and 18W fast charging are included to eliminate battery anxiety. Dual 5G SIM and Wi-Fi 6 are supported, and the Android 12 operating system boots in order to obtain maximum 5G performance. Great deals to offer the new for US$199.99 from Nov. 1 to 12 during Global Shopping Festival 2022.

Best UMIDIGI 11.11 Deals, Up to 55% Off

Umidigi A13 Pro Max 5G at $199.99 and the Umidigi G1 Max and C1 Max going for just $99.99 are the best deals from Umidigi on AliExpress 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. However, UMIDIGI will also offers great deals on other popular or hot-selling devices, such as the flagship rugged series BISON GT2 5G series, BISON 2 series, and stylish series A13 Pro, A13 Pro 5G, A11 Pro Max, powerful F3, battery monster Power 7 Max and so on, there is always one that suits you.

What’s more, there is a snap-up event in this event, just only US$1 to get the popular TWS earphones UMIDIGI AirBuds from Oct. 28.

Furthermore, from November 1 PDT – November 12 PST, Umidigi will be offering US$3 off for each US$30, up to US$9 off. Huge discount offers and gifts are waiting for you, don’t miss the chance! For more details about other UMIDIGI products or promotions, you can visit UMIDIGI’s Aliexpress store or official website.

UMIDIGI launches A13 Pro Max 5G with 12GB RAM US$199.99

Umidigi A13 Pro Max 5G

The latest mid-range smartphone from UMIDIGI was recently leaked. The company has now confirmed that the 5G handset, called the Umidigi A13 Pro Max 5G will have a 6.8-inch FHD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, the Dimesnity 900 chipset built on a 6nm process, and an impressive 12GB + 256GB storage configuration.

UMIDIGI A13 Pro Max 5G sports a 6.8-inch FullView large screen with a 2480 x 1080 pixels resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and 405 PPI pixel density. In addition, the 24MP front camera is housed on a punch-hole cutout on the display. The main 64MP camera, which uses the Sony IMX686 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, is located on the back, along with two other cameras: a 5MP depth sensor and a 5MP macro lens.

You may also be interested in Umidigi Deals on AliExpress 828 Mega Brands Sale.

Performance-wise, the handset is powered by advanced processor Dimensity 900, an octa-core chipset by MediaTek, which has a 6nm process and up to 2.4GHz clock speed. According to UMIDIGI Labs’ test, its scores are almost as high as 500,000 on AnTuTu. The smartphone will boot the Android 12 operating system and packs a 5,150mAh battery with 18W charging.

Other key features of the Umidigi A13 Pro Max 5G include a fingerprint scanner on the side, a 3.5mm headphone socket, and USB-C. In addition to having 5G connectivity and Wi-Fi 6, UMIDIGI has revealed that it will come in two colours: starry black and sunglow gold, as seen in the poster.

A13 Pro Max 5G Hands-On Video:

Availability and Price

UMIDIGI A13 Pro Max 5G would be available for sale at the 2022 AliExpress 11.11 Shopping Festival starting at US$199.99 along with two new budget models the Umidigi G1 Max and Umidigi C1 Max at a starting price of US$99.99. What’s more, you can get it at a lower price with extra coupons or discounts at that time.

Umidigi Giveaway

To warm up the Shopping Festival and new products, UMIDIGI is holding a global giveaway until November 11, where 11 lucky winners will be randomly selected to get their latest phones for free, including the G1 Max and C1 Max and BISON 2 in addition to the A13 Pro Max 5G. If you are interested, you can visit their official website or social media to join.

MoMo Bill Payment: What it is and why to use it


Payments are a necessity for both individuals and businesses. The need to make payments is perhaps the one thing all customers have in common. Daily, individuals and businesses pay utility bills such as electricity, cable TV and mobile subscriptions.

While most people prefer cash payments, it is not a practical option. Nonetheless, even credit cards have their limitations. How many times have you completed a transaction, handed over your card to pay, and received the message “Declined” Or “network unavailable”?

This is why MoMo Bill Payment has simplified a lot of bill services for you! So, instead of carrying cash around or stressing over credit cards, you can simply pay bills using the MoMo PSB app or USSD code. MoMo Bill Payment services are convenient and efficient, with features guaranteed to keep your funds secure.

To further help you understand what MoMo Bill Payment is, and how it works, this article has all the information you need. Let’s get started!

What is MoMo Bill Payment?

MoMo Bill Payment is one of the convenient services offered by MoMo PSB, a mobile banking platform that offers financial solutions to merchants, fintech companies, banks, financial institutions, digital service providers and other organisations. It offers an easy, safe and inexpensive way to ensure that all your bills are paid from the comfort of your homes or offices.

MoMo Bill Payment allows customers to carry out transactions such as renewing subscriptions, buying prepaid electricity, travel bills, school fees, making payments through MoMoPay and collections, and so much more. The goal of MoMo Bill Payment is to drive financial inclusion in Nigeria, by providing safe and accessible money transfer services to millions of unbanked and underserved Nigerians.

With MoMo Bill Payment, you can:

  • Renew subscriptions with ease: Payment of subscription bills like DSTV, GOTV and Startimes, has now become simple and easy for MoMo PSB customers.
  • Purchase Electricity Units:  With MoMo, paying electricity bills has become relatively easier. All you have to do is log in, supply your metre number and pay for specified units, all within minutes!
  • Make Payment through MoMoPay: This enables merchants to receive payment for goods and services using Mobile Money Payment services.
  • Make Payments through Collections. Enable remote collection of bills, fees or taxes.

Why MoMo Bill Payment?

  1. It is convenient: With MoMo Bill Payment, you have all the tools needed to manage and make bill payments, at both individual and business levels. From the convenience of just one app, paying your bills is super easy. You can conveniently pay electricity, cable TV, betting, and loan collection bills to specific vendors. This also saves you time with all your bills appearing in one place rather than logging into multiple websites or apps.
  • Super easy to use: You can sign up quickly and start making bill payments in just 15 minutes. MoMo Bill Payment’s APIs are seamless, uncomplicated, and currently optimizable to give you the best experience.
  • Keep your funds secure: With online banking, it is only normal to be skeptical. However,  MoMo Bill Payment is committed to safeguarding the information and funds of its customers, from malicious actors. It makes use of the best security protocols to keep your transactions secure, information safe and data hidden during transactions. This is achieved through the activation of security measures such as real-time monitoring, and advanced data privacy tools.
  • Promotes financial inclusion:  MoMo Bill Payment makes use of technology and agency banking to mobilise bill payments and transfers from unbanked consumers in rural regions and any other location in Nigeria. That is, it makes it easy for people in rural and remote areas of the country who remain excluded from the financial system, to easily pay bills.

Get to know about other MoMo PSB product features:

Why hassle with payments when you have MoMo Bill Payment?

Get started, by dialling *671# on any network to open a MoMo wallet and pay your bills. You can also pay at any MoMo Agent Outlet. MoMo PSB is poised to enable millions of unbanked and underserved Nigerians to access a wide range of financial service products.

Interested in finding out more about MoMo Bill Payment? Visit our website at momo.mtn.com to create an account, and Follow  @momopsb on all platforms to stay updated.

iiDENTIFii wins KPMG Tech Innovator in Africa


Following the incredible success of the inaugural competition last year, KPMG again called on tech innovators across the continent to bring their innovations to the table with the aim of not only highlighting new technology breakthroughs that transform and revolutionize businesses in diverse industries, but to identify those businesses truly leading the pack.

After a four-month long competition, KPMG Private Enterprise has announced the winner of their Tech Innovator in Africa Awards where iiDENTIFii took the top spot, followed closely by Chekkit Technologies Inc in second place and Troygold in third place.

iiDENTIFii stood out this year, given their level of innovation and disruption, long term potential (there are broad application opportunities for their solution) and the quality of their pitch. 

iiDENTIFii will go on to compete in the global event taking place in Lisbon, Portugal in November 2022. The global competition is made up of 20 countries across key economies globally and while each region runs their own competition, the global platform allows for various players across the world to pitch their businesses’ products and services and be recognised for leading tech innovation and business model excellence, judged by a panel of local and global industry experts.

The entire iiDENTIFii team is honoured to have won this prestigious competition. We’ve been inspired by all the world-class innovators who were in the running throughout Africa,”

said Lance Fanaroff, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of iiDENTIFii. 

“As Africa’s representative for the global finals, we’re determined to make our continent proud when we compete on the global stage, at the Web Summit 2022 in Lisbon in November.”

“Our team has worked hard to make innovation a consistent thread throughout the business, and we are grateful for KPMG’s commitment to tech trailblazers.” 

Africa is ripe with innovation and this competition truly showcases Africa’s leading tech innovators on a local and global scale – demonstrating the impact that the fastest-growing tech innovators are having across the globe.

“We opened the competition in February this year and had an overwhelming response with 159 applications from across the continent – almost double compared to the number of applications received last year. This demonstrates not only the growing tech innovation in Africa but indicates the appetite for African tech businesses to be recognised and scale their operations for the greater good of the continent and its people,”

said Alan Barr, Partner and Head of Private Enterprise at KPMG.

“It was great to see the shift in innovations this year and how African businesses have used the challenges of the past two years to truly define their strategies and ensure they have adapted to what the market wants and needs,”

concluded Barr.

Umidigi Bison 2 Leaks Online alongside the Umidigi C1 and G1

Umidigi Bison 2, Bison 2 Pro

According to insider report, Umidigi will soon unveil the latest iteration of its rugged Bison Series. The flagship rugged BISON 2 series (BISON 2 and BISON 2 PRO) will be launched alongside two entry-level stylish phones to meet market demand. We can confirm that the two smartphones will be named the Umidig C1 and Umidigi G1, respectively.

The leaked renderings of the Bison 2 shows a break away from the previous design’s intransigent design, providing an eye-catching, fingerprint-resistant back. It appears distinct and strong from all angles, blending durability and chicness. BISON 2 PRO, on the other hand, maintains its traditional back design – industrial rubber material for extensive and durable protection. It can also be seen that the BISON 2 series’ standard camera setup includes a triple camera, with higher resolution than its predecessor, although it remains to be determined.

In the front, BISON 2 has been upgraded compared to its forebear. It no longer uses the water drop design, rather opting for the currently popular dot-in display, which provides a wider field of vision and a stronger visual experience.

Umidigi C1

UMIDIGI C1 bears a striking similarity with F3 series in appearance, although the G1 is just like A13 series. They have novel finishes with matte dazzling textured and three colour options. We conjecture that they are exactly the low configuration models of F3 series and A13 series, but the names have changed, although we do not know the reason. Their chins are thicker and bezels are thinner on waterdrop screens, which seems to corroborate our presumption.

Umidigi G1

As shown in the images, C1 and G1 are equipped with dual cameras clearly, and the specific parameters are estimated to be slightly lower, but they still meet daily needs.

It’s said UMIDIGI has decided that BISON 2 will be launched together with C1 and G1. As for the release time, there are rumors that it will be in the middle of June or the end of June.

Seeing the overall design of BISON 2, do you have any further understanding of its configuration? The brand has a specs-guessing giveaway on its official Facebook. Meanwhile, UMIDIGI’s global giveaway on the official website is still going on. If you are interested, follow them to get more information and activities as soon as possible.

Infinix Launches Note 12 VIP with 120W Super Fast Charger

Infinix Note 12 VIP Launches

Infinix has unveiled one of the most premium versions in its Note Series. The new Infinix Note 12 VIP boasts a 120W Hyper Charge design, a brilliant 6.7-inch FHD+ Super Light AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 108MP Cinematic Triple Camera and more. The Note 12 VIP launched alongside the Infinix Note 12 G96, which is very similar to the earlier model but swaps out the Mediatek Helio G88 for a more capable Helio G96.

The Infinix Note 12 VIP and the Note 12 G96 offer the same Helio G96 chipset. They also offer well rounded, innovative performance features such as aerospace-grade ultra-thin glass fiber, up to 5GB of extended random access memory (RAM) and 103 charging and battery protections that keep users’ devices charged up safely whenever they need them.

Vento Lin, Product Manager of NOTE Series at Infinix Mobility said:


Lin also went on to say:


120W Ultra Fast Charger

Infinix NOTE 12 VIP is the thinnest smartphone equipped with 120W ultra-fast hyper charging speeds, making this lightweight smartphone more portable than ever while staying powered all day long.

Infinix integrated the NOTE 12 VIP smartphone with 120W Hyper Charge and a 4500mAh battery to give users maximized battery capacity and supersonic charging speeds that power up the device from 0% to 100% battery power in just 17-minutes.

To help achieve fast-charging capabilities, Infinix incorporated a dual-charge pump and dual-cell battery. This enables the NOTE 12 VIP to adjust the voltage and amperage to the optimal ratio, as well as double the available input.

Keeping ultra-fast charging safe, the smartphone includes 103 charging and battery protection features, which span the entire charging cycle for the charger, circuit and battery.

On top of the all-encompassing projection features, the NOTE 12 VIP also has 18 thermal sensors to monitor the device’s temperature in real-time to ensure that the smartphone charging is always safe.

Enhancing the charging benefits even further, the NOTE 12 VIP uses platinum superconducting material that increases the corrosion resistance of the charging cable for great charging material longevity.

By combining all of these beneficial features, the NOTE 12 VIP’s charge cycle counts up to 800 with up to 85% battery capacity retained. Additionally, the NOTE 12 VIP’s 120W Hyper Charge is certified by the TüV Rheinland Safe Fast-Charge System certification, which proves its reliability and longevity when charging daily.

Breathtaking Design Language

Infinix Note 12 VIP

The NOTE 12 VIP boasts a stylish and sophisticated design wrapped with high-performance features to create the ideal smartphone. The device is the first to utilize aerospace-grade ultra-thin glass fiber material with the texture of glass and the strength of carbon fiber.

The material gives the NOTE 12 VIP feather-light proportions and a 7.89mm ultra-sleek design that weighs only 199 grams.

Encased in this next-level design is a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super Light AMOLED display that provides users with a crisp screen packed with crucial image features such as 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, 10-bit color depth with over 1 billion colors and great contrast ratios.

The AMOLED display features a flexible screen that enables a stunningly capable 3.1mm narrow lower bezel and a 93.1% screen to body ratio with stronger screen impact resistance.

The display also provides users with a silky-smooth visual experience with a sharp 120Hz ultra-refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling that instantly synchronizes with every swipe. Additionally, a low blue light eye comfort certification, accredited by TÜV Rheinland, the NOTE 12 VIP allows users to enjoy hours of use with less eye fatigue.

Users can also experience immersive visuals with the NOTE 12 G96’s 6.7-inch FHD+ True Color AMOLED display that yields crystal clear brightness even in broad daylight offering a range of flexible options for different consumers.

Capture Fantastic Photos

The NOTE 12 VIP smartphone’s 108MP Cinematic Triple Camera, consists of a 13MP Ultra-wide angle lens and a Depth lens with Laser Detection Auto Focus that shoots fantastic photos.

The camera incorporates a large 1/1.67-inch sensor with a 12000×9000 ultra-high resolution. It supports 9-in-1 pixel binning, producing large 1.92μm pixels that take in more light for maximum detail. The addition of Laser Detection Auto Focus also effectively improves the phone’s focus in low light conditions.

The NOTE 12 G96 is equipped with a 50MP Ultra Night Camera with a depth and AI lens.  All devices in the NOTE 12 lineup feature a 16MP selfie camera for the perfect selfie.

All the Speed and Power You Need

The MediaTek Helio G96 Ultra Gaming Processor provides more speed and power to the NOTE 12 G96 and NOTE 12 VIP. The octa-core processer incorporates two powerful Arm Cortex-A76 processors cores clocked up to 2.05GHz and Arm Mali G57 GPU that works in tandem to harness next-level intelligence for groundbreaking performance.

This is paired with fast 2133MHz LPDDR4X memory and turbo-charged UFS 2.2 storage that yields super-fast data bandwidth.

Infinix expands the NOTE 12 VIP, NOTE 12 G96’s 8GB memory to 13GB by integrating RAM and ROM to provide users with up to 5GB extended RAM. This improves the smartphone’s processing speed and accelerates performance when users are using their smartphone to multi-task with various functions and tasks delivering extra power when it’s needed.

Additional key Features:

  • Dual Speakers with DTS: The NOTE 12 Series creates a powerful 360-degree surround sound with enhanced audio.
  • Graphene Cooling System: The NOTE 12 VIP has 9-Layer Colling System with graphene and Vapor-Chamber Liquid Cooling for up to 15-degrees Celsius reduction[4] in core temperature. Additionally, the NOTE 12 G96 is equipped with a 10-Layered Graphene Cooling system.
  • Linear Motor Tactile Systems: The NOTE 12 VIP integrates a Dual X-axis Linear Motor Tactile System giving users a completely new touch experience while gaming. Meanwhile, the NOTE 12 G96 boasts a Linear Motor Tactile System that simulates shorter and crisper vibrations while gaming.
  • Infinix’s Dar-Link 2.0: The software improves image stability based on an AI algorithm, while simultaneously reducing device temperature for an immersive gaming experience.
  • XOS 10.6 Software: The NOTE 12 Series features new XOS 10.6 software based on Android 12, which includes new features such as Storage Optimizer, Lightning Multi-Window, Privacy Guardian and more. Additionally, the NOTE 12 VIP supports Folax AI voice assistant adding quality of life improvements.

Infinix Note 12 VIP, Note 12 G96 Pricing and Availability

Infinix Note 12 VIP, Note 12 G96, Note 12 G88 Price in Nigeria

The NOTE 12 VIP will be available in Cayenne Grey and Force Black in 256GB; the NOTE 12 G96 will be available in Sapphire Blue, Force Black and Snowfall in 128GB and 256GB. The NOTE 12 VIP will cost ₦199,900 and the cost of NOTE 12 G96 is ₦132,100. The earlier model now known as the Note 12 G88 will cost ₦111,000.

Infinix Note 12 Series Preorder

You can now preorder the Infinix Note 12 VIP and Note 12 G96 with ₦5,000 right now. If you preorder any of the two phones you stand a chance to win ₦1,000,000 and gift worth 15,000 Naira.

This article was first published on NaijaTechGuide with title Infinix Launches All-New Show Stopping NOTE 12 Series with Ultra-Fast Charging