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Ayagigs: A web-based gig platform enabling Africans work and earn cryptocurrencies



Ayagigs has announced the launch of its multipurpose African talent marketplace. This platform will enable talents across Africa to build skills, work for local and foreign companies and earn in crypto stable coins (cUSD, USDT, BUSD, USDC). Ayagigs Leads Curated talent marketplace for Vetted African Web3 Talents for the Future of Work.

Ayagigs is a curated talent marketplace for global businesses to access vetted web3 African Talents. They are positioning as a multipurpose talent marketplace matching businesses with vetted professionals. Enabled by the security and trust of blockchain technology. The focus is to onboard African talents who are resilient and ready to add value to the global web3 adoption and increasing need for such curated talents.

Aya Founder Eric Annan stated; The total available market for Digital Professional services (Mastercard Foundation) is valued at $7.7Bln with a 17% Compound Annual Growth Rate. At Ayagigs, we have a Serviceable Available Market of $1.29B and a Serviceable Obtainable Market of $200M. Additional findings by JP Morgan estimate the global gig/freelancing marketplace to be approximately $300 billion as of 2020 and will grow to $455 billion by 2023.

The Talent Marketplace for Africans

While Upwork already seemed to have won the lion’s share of the Gig marketplace for digital professional services. Competing new entrants are still striving to find their niche and prepare for a future. Where digitally transferable skills mean more than providing short term gigs with the uncertainty of what is to come. 

Ayagigs, on the other hand, plans to stand out and become the go-to talent marketplace. For scouting, developing and upskilling Africans making them the first point of entry into Web3 in Africa. Every stakeholder in our community-centric ecosystem owns a piece of Ayagigs, as multi-digital talents and businesses engage the platform.

Every top Talent marketplace primarily has a strong focus on software technology talent. While this seems like the quickest win. Ayagigs believes there are other creative skills such as Crypto Traders, Educators, Consultants, Dancers, Bloggers, Content Creator, Fashion designers, Organist, Pianists and Translators. Also, Teachers (IT, Emotional Intelligence, Kids Foundations, Psychologist,) Fitness Trainers (Yoga, Martial Arts, Dietitians etc) that can also provide their services virtually and get paid just as an SEO Specialist or Web3 Engineer.

How does Ayagigs work?

The first-ever 3Cs – Community, Customer-Focus & Care.

Ayagigs is building the solution with you in mind. You will help them create the first-ever 3Cs (Community, Customer-Focus & Care) product to proactively meet the needs of all their ecosystem participants. Several incentive packages that reward await you as it iterates the product in subsequent versions.

The African continent is young, and it presents an opportunity for the future of work. Ayagigs plans to remove the constraints faced by millions of Africans and create a new reality for value creation, exchange and borderless living.

Ayagig’s Vision

Ayagigs’s vision is to build a world in which people are freely given opportunities to do meaningful work, to add value for themselves and others. The Web3 frontier will bring about the next revolution that will bring this change into reality. Ayagigs is building Upwork for Africa powered by cryptocurrency stablecoin payments. Ayagigs plans to build a multi-language, community first talent marketplace for everyone with a Digitally Transferable Skill cutting across all disciplines from Technology, Consulting, Marketing, Writing etc. Without a shadow of a doubt, using cryptocurrencies solves the issue of payment and income disparities.

With the unique approach to education first, Ayagigs believes businesses all over Africa and beyond will adopt using stablecoins as a means to attract top tier freelancers to work for them. Businesses can select talents that understand their cultural dynamics and communicate better in their language, to solve their problem with little room for errors. Money lost can be found, but time wasted due to the above is very catastrophic for business, that is why Ayagigs is solving this with a curated, geolocation algorithm to remove those barriers.

Ayagigs’s Value Proposition. Why Ayagigs?

None is solving the problems with the Freelancer in mind just like how a typical newbie out of school. With no experience, is trusted to get his or her first GIG to enable them secure tools to make them productive. In order to guarantee each business gets the talent that has what it takes to deliver what they want. Ayagigs believes that, while both are valid, it will provide incentives for both parties in the form of guarantees (Trust). Where Ayagigs serves as a bridge between the classroom to the boardroom with non-complicated GIGs to high-level Enterprise solutions at all levels.

Ayagigs’s approach to building the perfect solution marketplace without compromising on identity theft and biases. Based on where you come from, and other compliance-related issues. Which include; enabling possibilities with the shared responsibility of providing a safe landing for everyone in our ecosystem (Internal Team, Regulators, Partners, Customers, Investors, Community).

Think of Ayagigs as a multipurpose talent marketplace. A brand that gives hope to Creativity at all levels and provides them with a community of buyers and mentors that support their craft with an easy sign up process. Ayagigs means resilience and it’s on the path to becoming the #1 multilanguage talent placement platform in Africa. We make sourcing for talent seamless with our 30 minutes scope call. To enable both non-technical and technical business teams, identify what matters most from a talent. Book an appointment with us for the scope session.

Past programs

Ayagigs has bootstrapped this journey within the last 14 months by participating in interesting programs, which include:


Ayagigs received investment funding from Flori Ventures to help us take off. Also, Ayagigs is looking forward to attracting backers and strategic investors who believe in Conscious Business Philosophies. And are committed to setting Ayagigs up for massive positive impact.

Upcoming Official Launch

With over 750 interviews conducted, over $16,000 in total short/midterm contracts manually matching talents to business in USA, UK, Canada, Nigeria etc. Ayagigs is building the MVP to be launched in Q1, 2022. But since its core belief is centred on You (Community, Customer-Focus and Care), they need your feedback. As the first to use the MVP after the launch. 

How to sign up on Ayagigs: 

Join the waitlist here. Fill out the form as a talent or as a business with a talent need. Have any questions, concerns or feedback on how Ayagigs works, fill this form and they will get back to you with answers. 



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Egypt’s BONBELL seeks $10 million seed funding after closing $350,000 initial round



Egypt’s startup BONBELL, the first mobile App in the Food-tech industry specialized in food ordering, digital solutions for table and meal reservations, has closed an initial funding round for $350,000. This is through a Canadian Angel investor, to help further develop the App services and achieve a level of growth in regard to user count and daily orders.

BONBELL launched its own App in early 2022, to offer a wide range of food ordering services in Egypt. The App offers many food ordering solutions, from food delivery to restaurant’s reservations and Dine-in ordering through a QR Code on the tables, as well as take away services. The App offers various payment solutions through cash or credit cards.

BONBELL has partnered with many restaurants and cafes, as well as clubs like Heliopolis Club and Smash Club. It also offers its services in Malls and Cinemas, to offer a smoother food ordering experience, reserving tables and food delivery, for mall and cinema goers. It has also strategically partnered with many leading major companies and institutions. Most notably the German University in Cairo (GUC), and Raya Telecom, in order to offer its services in their respective headquarters for employees and visitors alike.

The Food-Tech startup targets raising its partnered restaurants to 750 by the end of 2022. The company is also negotiating with two venture capital funds from Europe and the Gulf, to close a $10 million fund in its seed round by the end of the year.

Doaa Abdel-Hameed, the Chief Business Officer of the company said: “we aim to help restaurants in offering an easier food ordering experience to their customers. Either through food delivery or reserving a table in the restaurant, as well as taking away orders and also the special orders made by customers in their restaurants.”

“We pursue a better experience for the Egyptian user in food ordering. We see a lot of potential and opportunities to do that through developing the App constantly based on the user reviews. And adding more restaurants in all of the Egyptian governorates.” She added.


BONBELL has earned the trust of more than 12,000 customers, who used the app in food ordering in all the ways offered through the App, in just 6 month.

Doaa Abdel-Hameed emphasized that the success of BONBELL App, in offering the best experience to its users can only be done through strategic partnerships with many more restaurants. In addition to the constant development of the technology used in the App, as well as relying on offering inventive solutions to the Egyptian user such as (Robotic Stations) service. 

This service will offer customers the experience of food ordering and serving through a Robot, without any human intervention. It is expected to launch in Egypt at the end of 2023.

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GrubTech partners Geidea to provide cutting-edge e-payment solutions for restaurants and cloud kitchens in Egypt



GrubTech, UAE’s leading cloud kitchens and restaurants tech solutions provider, signed an agreement with Geidea, a leading e-payments and fintech platform, to provide its services for the BOSs of GrubTech’s clients. This cooperation will avail an added value and new merits for GrubTech’s clients in the Egyptian market. GrunTech’s Egypt Country Manager Osama Harfoush, and Head of Commercials at Geidea Ahmed Magdy signed the agreement in the presence of GrubTech’s Founder and CEO Mohamed Al Fayed and the General Manager of Geidea in Egypt Ahmed Nader.

Founded in 2019, GrubTech is a platform that provides tech solutions to manage cloud kitchens and restaurants in a way that enables them automating their businesses and managing food delivery process online. The leading cloud kitchens and restaurants tech solutions provider also provides sales and marketing solutions as well as in-depth analyses of restaurants data that contributes to accelerating their work and reducing their costs as well.

For Geidea, it is currently the favorable choice for merchants in the Egyptian market who seek to count on the fastest and easiest e-payment solutions. Geidea provides a unique and integrated services that qualified it to acquire a large market share of the e-payments in Egypt.  


Commenting on the signing, CEO and Founder of GrubTech Mohamed Al Fayed said that this agreement is a part of the company’s strategy that aims at expanding in establishing grand commercial partnerships with the major key players in food and beverages (F&B) market in MENA region.

“This cooperation will come into effect in Egypt, originally, and then it is planned to cover other countries that GrubTech operates in, including in MENA; Asia and Africa”, Al Fayed added.

Egypt’s Country Manager of GrubTech expressed his excitement of inking the agreement, asserting that it represents a significant step in terms of GrubTech’s plan to build a system that integrates with its objectives to create a platform that contains all solutions the restaurants and cafes in the local market need.

“Tech solutions GrubTech provides benefit its clients in easing selling and purchasing transactions, tapping digital transformation policy all institutions across the world adopted recently towards sustainable development goals achievement by 2030”, said Harfoush.

On his side, General Manager of Geidea in Egypt Ahmed Nader said that he is pleased about this cooperation with GrubTech as one of the leading tech solutions providers as well as a cloud kitchens and restaurants management system designer.

“This agreement is an imperative action for Geidea in order to expand in F&B market that is growing rabidly in Egypt. It will enable cafes and restaurants owners to work more efficiently, while providing a better experience in terms of online food delivery. It will also help the business owners increasing sales through utilizing multifarious trademarks via a single window in an easy way”, Nader stated.

Head of Commercials at Geidea, Ahmed Magdy said that the company’s vision is providing all merchants and business owners with innovative payment solutions that help growing their businesses and facilitating their management.

“Through collaborating with GrubTech, we target expanding our operations in F&B sector by introducing cutting-edge e-payment solutions. Cloud kitchens and restaurants sector is notably growing in Egypt with accelerating digital transformation, which gives us a significant opportunity to provide an all-in-one operating system that eases the process for our clients”, according to Magdy.

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Mouka Parent Company, Dolidol International Group, Appoints Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade as New Vice Chairman



Mouka, the market leader in Nigeria’s sleep industry and a new member of the Dolidol International group, has appointed Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade as its new Vice Chairman. The Board of Mouka’s parent company, Dolidol, has given their vote of confidence to the new Vice Chairman, who has an impressive resume of sterling accomplishments.

According to the Managing Director of Mouka, Mr Femi Fapohunda, the new Vice Chairman’s expertise is in finance, corporate governance and law. As a Non-Executive Board Member, his input and guidance to decision-making by Mouka’s Executive Directors would help propel Mouka to even greater heights. Dr Adesegun is the Founder and Managing Partner of Luwaji Nominees, a legal and corporate advisory services firm and currently serves as Of Counsel at Clifford Chance (CC Worldwide Limited) and International Counsel at ÆLEX.

A graduate of King’s College London (LL. B (Hons) 1983, LL.M 1985) and Harvard Law School (LL.M ’88 and SJD ’91), in addition to being the Overall Best Student at the Nigerian Law School in 1984. He has served for over 30 years in the legal profession and financial services sector; having worked at both the technical and executive management level, in the public and private sector, for leading commercial law firms, multilateral development banks and international financial institutions.

He was previously General Counsel and Senior Director at the African Development Bank (AfDB) (2000 -2007) and the first Chief Legal Officer and Head of the Legal Services Department of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (1993 – 1997). In December 2018, he retired as Executive Director (Chief Operating Officer), General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC).


Adesegun A. Akin-Olugbade has significant Board level experience. He was a non-Executive Director and former Chairman of the Governance Committee of Ecobank Transnational Inc. (ETI). He was also a Founding Director and Managing Partner of AFC’s wholly owned subsidiary, AFC Equity Investments Limited, Mauritius. He was a founding shareholder and former non-Executive Director of Asset & Resources Management (ARM) Company, a leading financial services company in Nigeria. He is a life member of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation and Trustee of the African Refugee Foundation (AREF) and of the Nigerian Law School Class of 1984. 

In 2003, he was invited to be a member of the Committee on International Monetary Law of the International Law Association (MOCOMILA) and joined the World Trade Board as the first African member in 2019.

Adesegun A. Akin-Olugbade is an alumnus of several Executive Management Programs including the Wharton CEO Academy, the IMD Executive Management Program and the HEC (Montreal) Management Development Program (MDP). He is an Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), a national honour conferred on him by the Nigerian Government in September 2012.

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