Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Grant 2020 Cancelled

Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Grant 2020 Cancelled

Just as the title says, the 2020 (6th edition) Tony Elumelu Foundation grant, TEF 2020 has been cancelled. The cancellation is not unrelated to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. TEF grant provides 1000 African entrepreneurs with a non-refundable seed capital of $5,000. The 2020 edition of the grant has been placed on hold. according to a mail sent out by the TEF team, this year's grant has been moved to 2021 and instead of the usual 1000 entrepreneurs, they will be supporting 2000 businesses next year. TEF applicants who registered and were notified about moving to the next stage don't need to re-register next year (according to the mail). Here is…

Coronal Virus (COVID-19) Getting the Right Info and Avoiding Fake News

Coronal Virus (COVID-19) Getting the Right Info and Avoiding Fake News

Cases of the Coronal Virus (COVID-19) has been reported in over 20 African countries including Nigeria and South Africa. The outbreak started in Wuham, China a few months ago and the disease has spread to many countries. One very good thing the internet and modern technology brings is an easy, cheap and fast channel for people to send/receive information. However, there is a lot of fake information out there. From fake news about new cases of COVID-19 to people claiming local African acholic drinks cure COVID-19. It is important that people get the right info and stay safe. And that is why we at TownCryer are sharing these very simple…

Nokia Android C1 Specs and Price

Nokia Android C1 Specs and Price

Introducing a new member to the Nokia android device family, the Nokia C1. The device is a super budget-friendly entry-level device. It is available in the Nigerian market for between 18,500 - 20,000 Naira. Below are some specs: Specifications Camera: 5MP/5MP (Front/Rare) RAM/ROM: 1GB/16GB (+MicroSD support) Display: 5.45" IPS, 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio (197 ppi) Operating system: Android 9.0 Go edition Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHZ Battery: 2500 mAh MISC: 3.5mm Jack Price The device is available on online store Jumia for 20,000 Naira.

Getting into tech

Getting into tech

Some people (including myself) believe that tech is the new oil. Tech jobs pay a handsome sum as salary. There is the possibility of building the next awesome app that can generate a lot of money $$ for you while you work from home. In this post, I will be sharing based on opinion and some research ways you can get into tech. Requirements for getting into tech I will start like this: one thing is for sure, you don't need a degree in Computer Science or IT or anything. If you already have a degree in something like Chemistry or even Business Admin, that doesn't stop you from teching…

TownCryer: Why we are here

TownCryer: Why we are here

Welcome to TownCryer. In this post, we will try to introduce us, why we are here and what to expect from us. Who we are TownCryer will be a hotspot for all things African tech, startups and more. We are people with a great passion for making technology and we aim to tell technology stories via this platform. Why we are here We want people to get the African tech story through a truly African source. We are not saying we are the first African tech news platform. However, we have seen the need to tell our story in a new way. What to expect from us We will share…