Nigerian fintech providing digital and financial management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses to thrive, Kippa has appointed a new Director of Marketing in the person of Osagie Alonge.
Osagie Alonge is a journalist and digital marketing veteran who initially worked at TeamApt and OPay where he led marketing functions across different finance and logistics products for African SMEs.
He was the head of integrated marketing communication at TeamApt, a Lagos-based fintech company providing financial solutions. Before this, he spent two and a half years growing the OPay marketing team, where he was head of Marketing as well.
Again, he was an editor at Pulse Nigeria where he accumulated his journalism experience for over five years.
He has garnered significant industry experience and has a profound understanding in ensuring small businesses attain value leveraging technology and marketing.
Although Kippa has over 70 employees across Africa and affirms to have 500,000 registered merchants, Alonge will help scale the company’s growth beyond this.
Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph, Co-Founder and CEO of Kippa, said: “When I met Osagie, his leadership, maturity and vanishingly rare quality of getting involved in the most practical ways possible. Our mission and traction to date stood out to him, and I am thrilled he is joining Kippa’s executive team”.
Commenting on his appointment, Osagie Alonge said: “Joining the Kippa team has been a wholesome experience so far. The team is vibrant and clear about its mission. I’m excited to work with people passionate about solving problems. The one thing that motivated me to join the team was its passion for innovation is inspiring. I look forward to becoming a valued contributor to this phenomenal team—to further drive Kippa’s mission in Africa by providing the most essential and valuable financial services for African business owners.”
Osagie would be joining a team of experienced professionals, including Toyin Albert, Stephen Abah and Maneesha Negi, in leading the building and marketing of Kippa’s Financial Technology Products, which has proven to influence how micro businesses receive payments in Nigeria significantly.