Nigerian Ecommerce Star, Drinks.ng

Nigerian Ecommerce Star, Drinks.ng

Lanre Akinlagun is the Founder & CEO Drinks.ng, a Lagos, Nigeria based e-commerce company specializing in drinks with an extensive range of beverages comprising both alcohol and soft drinks. Before starting Drinks.ng, Lanre was an early executive at Iroko, where he worked alongside Jason Njoku before discovering the problem of finding wholesale liquor in Lagos. Trying to purchase bulk liquor at an open air market on Lagos Island is what inspired Lanre to leave to start Drinks.ng.

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why is Nigeria’s e-commerce market so fragmented?
  • How mature is the e-commerce ecosystem in Nigeria
  • What other African markets does Lanre view as similar to the Nigerian market?

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