Tech builds the future for Africa’s youth, providing jobs, opportunities and access to knowledge. As the ecosystem gets ever more crowded with talent, The Africa Report launches its first ranking of the digital economy’s power players
A mobile-money platform also known for its motorcycle-based delivery service in Lagos, Nigeria, OPay has become one of Africa’s rare unicorns (a startup with a valuation of more than $1bn). The company’s value is estimated at $2bn, after it raised $400m during an August fundraising round that included Japan’s SoftBank.
Opay is part owned by Chinese billionaire Zhou Yahui, founder of Kunlun Tech Co, a web game developer in China.
Zhou ranks #32 in our list of Top African Digital Leaders