African Tech revolution: Sierra Leonean man launches a messaging app that could rival WhatsApp


As a continent, Africa has a lot of experts with the technical know-how to build some of these platforms but due to some reasons, many of these people hire or sell their expertise and creative ideas to foreign companies who end up owning these ideas with minimal recognition.

If you take a good look at the major leading social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Telegram and so on, which are thoroughly used by African youth today, all of them are owned by foreign companies.

However, the narrative has started changing as some Africans are beginning to venture into creating platforms owned by themselves; the news of a Sierra Leonean born young man creating a high-quality social networking application is enough to prove that the tech revolution Africa is waiting for is gradually emerging.

A tech company named Techfrica, owned by Mr. Hassan Hafiz Bakarr-Kanu, a sierra Leonean has released a highly rated mobile application called Africa.

The app has been classified as one that could compete with top messaging apps such as Whatsapp.