TechNext’s Top 5 Nigerian Apps Released in 2018

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It’s an affair for smartphones

The year 2018 has come and gone. But not without excellent products and apps for us to use.

The year was indeed a solid year as startups and developers continued to churn out applications that makes life easier for smartphone users. These apps provide unique functionalities and in turn garnered attention and downloads.

So, here is our list of the top 5 Nigerian apps released this year.


Have you ever been in need of stickers that makes Whatsapp chats more fun? MavinStickers is out to solve that. MavenSticker is preloaded with several cool GIFs and meme photos organized into different appropriate categories – Naija memes, Christmas season, The Simpsons e.t.c.

The app was created by Nigerian developer, Oluwatobi Akinpelu. It is currently available for only Android users with over 1000 downloads on the Android Google Playstore.

Paga Money Transfer App

Leading Nigerian mobile money company, Paga launched its Money Transfer app to aid seamless and simple transfer and receipt of money. Users only need to have a phone number or email address of the beneficiary and not necessarily their account number. And the recipient will get a message with the single step they need to collect the money.


Named after the popular exclamation when power is restored, UpNepa, is a unique app that gives real-time information about the current state of power supply within a particular region or community.

The app was created by two students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Salaudeen Taslim and Salaudeen Abdurrahman. The app uses your location to find the nearest place where you can find electricity to charge your devices. And its available on the Android platform with over 5000 installs on Google Playstore.


Habari is a GTbank powered platform for music, shopping and lifestyle contents. The mobile app provides its users direct access to local and foreign music and videos online. It also grants them access to books that cut across all literary genres, a seamless shopping experience and an exciting way to connect with friends.

An all-in-one social app, Habari, although recently launched already has over 10,000 downloads on Google Playstore.


Fintech startup, Cowrywise, unveiled its mobile application that allows the users of its platform save their money by investing in high-yield government bonds.

The app allows for an automated savings workflow and promises users interests rates of up to 12% per annum.

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