Bookings Africa is a leading Pan-African marketplace that leverages technology to shake up and revolutionise how talent in the lifestyle, entertainment and media industries across Africa is sourced.
Through the App, users can search for a variety of talent, compare their transparent prices, book online, pay securely and provide ratings and reviews for services across Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. This is in line with Bookings Africa’s mission to unlock the earning potential of young entrepreneurial Africans and monetize their latent skill-set.
Currently, Bookings Africa offers over 14 talent categories including make-up artists, photographers, DJs, hair stylists, and social media influencers with plans of increasing to over 40 categories and expand to other countries across Africa by December 2019. Since its launch in April 2019, Bookings Africa has signed up over 2,000 freelancers and served clients such as: Coca-Cola, Anap Jets, May D, Film Factory and The Luxury Lifestyle Market.
“I believe Africa is the future, yet, the biggest problem we face is unemployment. Bookings Africa tackles this issue by enabling millions of freelancers gain recognition, monetize their talent and build a sustainable career on their own terms. This means you can create your personal profile, upload your work portfolio, set your own rates, availability and manage your business better with guaranteed payments all at the tap of a button,”– Fadé Ogunro, CEO of Bookings Africa.
Unicorn Group (Unicorn) is an investment company targeting innovative ideas, start-ups and early stage companies in the technology and technology-enabled sectors across Africa; that have the potential to emerge as unicorns.
Mayowa Ayodele, Chief Investment Officer of Unicorn Group said, “We are excited to partner with Fadé and her team who have built a strong technology-led and scalable business that is harnessing and monetizing the latent talent of Africans across the continent. We believe that investing in Bookings Africa has the potential to revolutionize a highly fragmented industry and positively impact lives.
“Working in the media industry as a producer for over a decade, I found many limitations when trying to source creatives across the continent. The process is currently expensive, time consuming and extremely inefficient. I have dedicated the last 3 years of my life creating this innovative tech-enabled solution that will reshape Africa’s workforce. This is my vision for Bookings Africa; an Africa that works.” – She further added.– Fadé Ogunro