Nigerian startup Kobocourse provides e-learning platform suitable for African content creators
The internet offers a plethora of e-learning platforms of all shapes and sizes, but very few are specifically aimed at African content creators. Nigerian startup Kobocourse seeks to fill this gap.
Trained last year, Kobocourse is a course hosting platform designed for the growing community of content creators and coaches across Africa, which founders Keno Alordiah and Eva Alordiah say are poorly served by existing options.
âThere are more and more creators and coaches looking to add an extra stream of income online and selling their own online courses is a step in the right direction,â Alordiah told Disrupt Africa.
âWe realized that the number one problem facing African creators and online business owners is having secure payment systems and course hosting solutions. Sites like Teachable, Kajabi or Kartra do not include the African designer. “
Kobocourse has created a complete solution for coaches, content creators and entrepreneurs to host and sell their online courses, eBooks and subscriptions without worrying about how they will be paid.
The self-funded startup, which charges creators a percentage of any sales made through its service, has experienced accelerated growth during the pandemic and now has more than 13,000 registered users and creators on its platform. Alordiah said the creators have responded incredibly well to the platform.
âIn a short period of time, we have surprisingly logged thousands of hours of online training uploaded to the site, which is significant as they have been waiting from the start for a solution like this,â he said. declared.
âAfricans are ready for a digital future, where e-learning is at the epicenter of education. Kobocourse has come to bridge the gap between creatives and their online students and made the possibility of having a real online e-learning business a reality.
When it launched in April 2020, Kobocourse focused solely on the Nigerian market trying to understand how the local market wanted to be served and what reiteration was needed to make it function optimally.
âWe have since opened Kobocourse to designers from South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. This is mainly due to strong demand from the creators themselves, which further strengthens our mission to empower creatives in Africa to grow the online business of their dreams, âsaid Alordiah.
âKobocourse is always looking to grow, but our current focus is to serve and satisfy creators across Africa who currently host and sell their courses on the platform.â