|Founder 👔||Okechukwu Ofili, CEO|
|Headquarters 🏙️||Yaba, |
Area served 🗺️
|Okechukwu Ofili, Nwoko Jude|
|Services||Digital publishing and library|
Number of employees
OkadaBooks was founded by Okechukwu Ofili in 2013 when he got frustration with the system of the Nigerian book distribution network.. The name OkadaBooks is a eulogy to how the commercial motorcycles, commonly known as Okadas, avoid the hectic traffic on the streets of Nigeria.
Other achievements of the company include:
- Selected for the first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa
- Partnership with Teach For Nigeria
- Initiation of the annual APEN Short Story Contest for students in secondary schools
- Listed as one of the 20 outstanding writers' platforms of 2018
- Mentioned as one of 10 Best African Booksellers
|2013||MTN App Developer Challenge||MTN App of the Year||Won|||
|2014||The Social Media Awards Africa||App of The Year||Nominated|||
|2016||Outstanding Young Achievers Awards||Most Outstanding Tech Start-up of the Year||Nominated|||
|2016||In-Short International Film Festival||In-Short Best Documentary||Nominated|||
|2016||Nigeria technology Awards||Mobile App||Nominated|||
|2017||Ufere Awards||Bookseller of the Year||Won|||
|2017||Bellafricana ACE Awards||Best Creative Solution||Nominated|||
|2018||Nigeria technology Awards||Tech Start-Up of the Year||Nominated|||
- "Make Authors Rich Again". 29 June 2018.
- "Okechukwu Ofili Is Helping Nigerian Authors Get Paid For Their Work". 14 April 2017.
- "[Podcast] Making it easier for Africans to publish and read their own stories – Okechukwu Ofili, Founder at Okadabooks, Ep. 18". 22 October 2017.
- "Campus Writing Challenge".
- "The Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge 2018 for Undergraduates in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions".
- "Okada Books calls for short stories in new contest". 8 September 2018.
- "Competition: N500k Campus Writing Challenge Powered by OkadaBooks and Union Bank". 4 September 2018.
- "Here are the 12 startups selected for first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa".
- "Okada Books to donate books to over 10, 000 school children". 5 October 2018.
- "Donate Books and Help Shape A Child's Future!".
- "APEN SHORT STORY CONTEST: POWERED BY OKADABOOKS".
- "20 OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN WRITERS' PLATFORMS (YEAR 2018)".
- "10 Best African Booksellers (Besides Amazon)".
- "MTN Awards Winners Of The App Developer Challenge".
- "The Social Media Awards Africa – Full Nominee List". 27 November 2014.
- "Outstanding Young Achievers (OYA) Awards 2016 unveils nominees list". 28 October 2016.
- "COMPLETE NOMINEES AND WNNERS LIST OF THE 2016 IN-SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL". 21 December 2016.
- "Here are the Nominees for NIGERIA Technology Awards 2016".
- "Okadabooks Nominated for the Ufere Bookseller of the Year Award". 14 December 2017.
- "Bellafricana ACE Awards 2017: Complete List of Nominees".
- "Wennovation Hub nominated for the Tech Innovation Hub Of The Year Award".
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