Hello my fellow Nigerians, are you proud to be a Nigerian? If you are not, this should be something to make you proud of your country. We have very creative and industrious minded people. Konga is a Nigerian online retail company. Today it is named as the 2nd most innovative company in Africa. How does this sound to you. For me it makes me proud as a Nigeria. It gives me hope. That we are not only a bunch of drug dealers, internet scammers, kidnappers and Boko Haram people. We are good people. We are very creative and innovative.
Konga.com is Nigeria’s largest online market place. According to Fast Company in its annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies issue, Konga.com received the honour of 2nd positon in the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Africa.
Fast Company is a leading US business magazine, focusing on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design.
This is the second consecutive year that Konga.com has been recognised by the same organisation. This year it climbed three places on the list from last year’s fifth position. The publication cited Konga as “having the potential to become an African e-commerce behemoth”.
The prestigious honour comes after Fast Company’s magazine editors spent months in gathering and analysing data on companies around the globe. “Our goal is to illuminate the state of innovation as it exists right now within the rapidly changing global landscape,” said Fast Company editor Robert Safian.
This award is one of many signs that Konga is revolutionising the landscape of commerce in Nigeria today through innovation and creativity. The company’s bold innovative strategies help to ensure growth in customer satisfaction. An example of the company’s heritage of innovation was the creation of a medium for rating sellers, empowering customers to make more informed shopping decisions. The company recently developed a more efficient delivery system, built not only on the strength of its third party courier partners, but also on Konga’s very own logistics arm called KExpress.
Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2015) is now available online at http://www.fastcompany.com/section/most-innovative-companies-2015 as well as in app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning February 17.