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TechNigeria: A weekly digest of what went down in Nigeria’s tech space

LinkedIn, Owoafara, Uncover, Tesla, Parler, Badili, Mocopi, DeHaat, WhatsApp, Orda were some of the names that made the headlines in the tech ecosystem this week

A Nigerian gender lens fintech startup, Owoafara, has received undisclosed funding from ShEquity.

Also, a right-leaning social media platform, Parler, has called off a deal to sell the company to American rapper, Kenye West after comments from the rapper indicating his “likeness” for Adolf Hitler, an Austrian-born German politician and dictator.

Let’s get into details.

This week, our first story is on LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned professional networking site, launched a new features —“Focused” and “Other” to help users with sorting important messages.

Existing LinkedIn users on Friday morning noticed the new inbox features.

What you should know: The company started testing the feature in September 2022, and now rolling out gradually to members worldwide, with the option for members to switch back to the previous inbox style.

Up next, Nigerian gender lens fintech startup, Owoafara, during the week, received undisclosed funding from ShEquity.

ShEquity founder and managing partner Pauline Koelbl confirmed the new funding in a media statement on Friday.

What you should know: ShEquity is a Mauritius-based that provides smart investments for women entrepreneurs and innovators in Africa.

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