TechLoy.com is arguably
Africa’s most authoritative technology blog
– Forbes, Dec. 2012.
As a leading source for breaking technology news, informed opinion and unbiased analysis, Techloy.com is at the heart of today’s Internet companies, tomorrow’s innovations, emerging entertainment technologies and web culture with incisive insights and coverage of key African markets.
Beyond the seriousness of technology, Techloy seeks to entertain its growing and diverse readership with the showbiz, glamour and dramatic moments in tech as well as the behind-the-scenes and the-making-of stories in Africa’s technology start-up scene.
With over 475,000 page views monthly (over 15,000 daily page views on average) and more than 45,000 unique visitors monthly* (about 3,000 daily visitors), Techloy.com is the most prolific breaking tech news site, providing analysis of web, mobile and social media trends within emerging West African markets. [*Google Analytics, October 2015]
Techloy’s audience includes startup founders and tech influencers; social media and mobile enthusiasts; PR & marketing agencies; web designers and developers; executives and IT professionals; VCs and entrepreneurs; journalists and bloggers; students and womenpreneurs.
Techloy.com is currently ranked among the top 40 Nigerian sites and among the top 20,000 sites globally, according to Alexa.com as at January 2014. Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Techloy covers key African tech markets including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana, but doesn’t limit itself to those markets alone.
Techloy is part of the LOY MEDIA network. In 2013, LOY MEDIA launched Techloy’s gadget and gaming news and reviews sister-site Gearloy.com, which provides coverage of cutting-edge consumer electronics products from phones to cars, from an African angle.
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Founder & Chief Editorial Officer
Loy is a Lagos-born, Lekki-based new media entrepreneur who founded Techloy in April 2008 (formerly StartupsNigeria), and now growing it to become a leading source of local technology and business information in Africa.
Prior to starting Techloy, he helped start-up CareersNigeria.com in 2007, one of the leading job portals in Nigeria and was hired as a Content Strategist in 2009 to help start-up an information search portal for Nigeria.
A Business Administration graduate, with a major in Marketing, Loy has consulted for several small and mid-size companies looking to increase their online brand awareness and has advised several start-ups on strategic implementation of ideas and revenue strategy.
In 2011, Loy had a brief stint in a newsroom while working at 234NEXT, where he was part of the news media company’s digital content team, responsible for keeping its website content fresh as well as managing its social media pages.
One of Loy’s biggest moments was when some of the world’s biggest blogs VentureBeat and GigaOM, tried to break his servers by linking to his personal blog after he broke the news about the Encipher INYE, Africa’s first tablet PC.
In the past, he wrote about emerging Internet companies for Memeburn and has contributed stories to the BBC, CNN, as well as other local and foreign media. He also provides commentary and analysis to international news sites such as CNN from time to time.
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Product Design & Development Lead
Anibe brings over eight years of industry experience to Techloy. Since 2009, he’s taken care of product design and development, of our network of sites and continues to keep TechLoy‘s infrastructure as up-to-date as its content.
A PRINCE2 certified project manager, Anibe’s passions and experiences are diverse, ranging from co-founding Encipher to user interface design and development and blogging.
Anibe currently lives in London, UK and is a graduate of the University of East London, where he studied Technology Management and currently works as a full-time web developer for Asus. Previously, he was a full-time developer at Last.fm, and before that, he worked as a developer with the Telegraph Media Group.
He also doubles as TechLoy’s London-based correspondent and contributor.
You can follow him on Twitter @anibe
Advertising & Sales Lead
Rachel has over five years of administration, client/customer services management experience, having worked in the oil and gas, telecommunications and banking industries in Nigeria.
A graduate of Business Administration and a Human Resource professional, Rachel handle’s our advertising and sales operations while providing support for our human resource needs.
Rachel has a passion for food, fotography and fashion and runs Foodiciary, one of the blogs on the LOY MEDIA network.
She rarely uses Twitter.
Wale joined TechLoy back in September 2012 as an intern, but has since become one of our key staff writers.
A graduate of Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Wale loves anything tech and intends to venture into electronics in the future.
He covers relevant local and global technology stories for TechLoy and reports from tech events in Abuja from time to time.
You can follow him on Twitter @fab_dave
Kelven, a Computer Science graduate from the Lagos State Polytechnic, joined Techloy in July 2015 where he covers anything from technology news to app reviews.
He loves the technology industry and how it is shaping our world to be a better place and hopes to make his mark and add his voice to the trends and products shaping up the space.
You can send him stories via reachmeonhere [at] gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @KelvMakanjuOla