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Nigeria’s Flutterwave Is The Only African Firm On TIME’s 2021 Influential List
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Nigeria’s Flutterwave Is The Only African Firm On TIME’s 2021 Influential List

Flutterwave, a Nigerian fintech firm, has been named a “Pioneer” on TIME’s 2021 list of the 100 Most Influential Companies in the world. In a list, which includes big wigs like Apple, Twitter and Stripe, the firm makes history as the only African company to make it this year. The list was divided into 5 categories; Pioneers, Leaders, Innovators, Disruptors and Titans. TIME reports that the fintech company was chosen for its efforts in recharging retailers after the pandemic slowed travel in Nigeria. Flutterwave co-founder and CEO, Olugbenga Agboola, explained that the digital payment provider launched a free promotion called “keeping the lights on.” When pandemic lockdowns hit brick-and-mortar businesses in Africa, the digital-payment service was able to rapidly set up d...

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