Dozy Mmobuosi

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Dozy Mmobuosi
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BornApril 7
Lagos, Nigeria
NationalityNigerians
CitizenshipNigerian
Alma mater
  • Ambrose Alli University
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia
OccupationEntrepreneur
Spouse(s)Oluwatosin Mmobuosi (married 2015)
Children
  • Isioma Mmobuosi
  • Nwamaka Mmobuosi
  • Dozy Jr Mmobuosi

Dozy Mmobuosi is a Nigerian technology entrepreneur and author. He is the founder and CEO of Tingo International Holdings, Tingo Remit, and NWASSA.[1][2][3][4][5]

Early life and education

Mmobuosi was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He has received a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. He received his Master of Science degree in economics from the same university. He completed his doctorate in rural advancement from Universiti Putra Malaysia, in Malaysia.[6]

Career

Mmobuosi and his father co-founded Tingo Mobile, formerly Fair Deal, in January 2001.[1][7] In 2003, he founded Naijafans, a social media connectivity platform. He is the founder of Tingo Remit, a money transfer and healthcare gifting platform.[8][9][10][11] In January 2019, he founded Africa’s first agricultural technology and digital platform named Nwassa.[12][13][14][15][2][16] Nwassa provides farmers with weather forecasts, payment systems, information on market prices and situation, and access to other service providers.[12][17][18][19][20] Nwassa and Tingopay has registered 14.7 million farmers and agri-businesses.[21] On April 29, 2020, he published the book titled Wounded Pride. In the book, he has written about the Boko Haram insurgency.[22]

Controversy

Tingo Mobile allegedly issued defective pay cheques to the company vendors in 2017. The dispute was resolved through arbitration after the company released a public statement explaining that cheques were stopped because the company suspected an under-supply of automotive gas oil.[23]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Nigeria's Tingo Mobile says it is about to list on three stock exchanges". TechCabal. 2016-02-17. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nte, Faith (2020-10-14). "Dozy Mmobuosi: The Nigerian Mobile Mogul Who is Connecting African Farmers to the World". 1000NairaDaily. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  3. "Investment in agric tech hits N2.5tr as firm discusses sector's growth". Global Times Nigeria. 2020-09-20. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  4. Confidential, Economic (2020-09-01). "Stakeholders Decry Fintech Challenges As e-trading Hits $25.6trn". Economic Confidential. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  5. Jeremiah, Kingsley. "Stakeholders decry fintech challenges as e-trading hits $25.6 trillion". guardian.ng. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  6. "How Dozy Mmobuosi went from University show promoter to running a..." Vanguard News. 2020-05-02. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  7. "Tingo International Holdings, Inc. Announces Confidential Submission of Draft Registration Statement for Proposed Public Listing". ca.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  8. "Tingo Int'l Promises To Revolutionalise Public Healthcare". Leadership Newspaper. 2020-10-20. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  9. Releases, Press (2020-11-16). "Africa needs payment solutions like Tingo Remit to solve gaps in diaspora remittance, says Mmobuosi". Techpoint Africa. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  10. Okeke, Ifeoma. "Our agrictech solutions can change agric ecosystem in Africa – Dozy Mmobousi". businessday.ng. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  11. "Investment in agric tech hits N2.5tr as firm discusses sector's growth". The Abuja Times. 2020-09-20. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Okeke, Ifeoma. "Nwassa has potential to become one-stop-shop for African agribusiness". businessday.ng. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  13. "Nwassa's to Improve Agriculture in Nigeria by working with rural farmers - Dozy Mmobuosi". Vanguard News. 2020-10-19. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  14. "Nine million rural farmers get mobile devices to boost agric outputs". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2020-10-19. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  15. "Tech connects African farmers despite $73b needed investment". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2020-08-16. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  16. "Scooper - Ghana Technology News: Tingo registers 14.7m farmers, agri-businesses as Mmobousi canvasses tech usage in agriculture". m.scooper.news. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  17. Awosanya, Yinka (2019-05-09). "How Tingo Mobile is connecting African farmers to the world with Nwassa". Techpoint Africa. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  18. LWPLUS (2020-09-15). "'How Nigeria can fast track move from cash, manual economy'". LXP. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  19. "For Nwassa, our strength is in working with rural farmers - Dozy Mmobuosi, Group CEO, Tingo International Holdings". Naija Biz Extra. 2020-10-17. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  20. "Dozy Mmobuosi strategies to help Nigerian farmers compete favorably with farmers across the Globe - Opera News". ng.opera.news. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  21. TechEconomyNG (2020-11-15). "Tingo registers 14.7m farmers, agri-businesses as Mmobousi canvasses tech usage in agriculture". TechEconomy.ng - The leading technology news website in Nigeria. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  22. "Dozy Mmobuosi's book, Wounded Pride x-rays Boko Haram insurgency and Nigeria's response". Vanguard News. 2020-05-19. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  23. "Tingo Mobile clears air on alleged fraud in 2017". Vanguard News. 2020-07-13. Retrieved 2021-01-11.

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