In this month’s episode, our host, Tosin Omowole spoke to Tunji Andrews, Co-Founder at Awabah, a digital pension platform for self-employed Africans. Tunji Andrews is an economist, financial inclusion advocate and creative entrepreneur, whose current and future activities are geared towards actively advancing financial inclusion in Nigeria and Africa.
Awabah’s mission is to help people outside of the regular 9-5 work model plan towards a financially safe and secure future. The company believes that access to financial services should be available to every Nigerian and this is why they work to make access to micro pension services for the average Nigerian.
As a seasoned financial inclusion expert, Tunji was determined to create a pension product for Africans within a larger organisation. However, this plan did not pan out, so he decided to create his own organisation to do so, this was the birth of Awabah.
During our chat, Tunji spoke about the massive change in his life since studying at university, how he became a financial expert, and his stellar co-founders. He also spoke about the need for education on pension products across the world.
Finally, he gave his thoughts on African fintech and the lack of innovation within the sector, as well as all the cool things Awabah will be creating within the next few months.
With Awabah, Tunji is leading two conversations in particular, the first is making more Africans financially proficient and the second is advising financial businesses on following regulations to avoid bans and maintain good practise. This is an unmissable episode!
Listen to the full episode here.
You can connect with Tunji Andrews via LinkedIn.