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10 Top Gaming Companies in Nigeria

Here in this post, we are going to give you a list of the 10 Top Gaming Companies in Nigeria. We hope you find this article interesting and informative.

The Nigeria gaming industry has, in recent times, experienced tremendous growth which has earned her both national and international benefits.

Nationally, the Nigeria gaming industry was able to generate $180 million (N5.7 Trillion) in 2018. By implication, such revenue generated has a massive impact in boosting the Nigeria Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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On a global scale, the 2018 performance by the Nigeria gaming industry placed Nigeria on a high weighbridge, particularly in Africa by ranking her the second in terms of revenue generated.

“In a report by NewZoo, a global provider of games and e-sports analytics, Nigeria leads in the amount of revenue it generated from gaming activities between January and October 2018, ahead of its peers on the continent.

According to the report, the country ranked second on the continent, having generated about $180 million in revenue while Egypt led the whole continent with $286 million in revenue for the same period.” (Source: https://nairametrics.com/2018/12/03/this-is-how-much-nigerias-gaming-industry-has-generated-so-far-this-year/).

Fortunately, with such performance, so many attentions have been drawn towards the gaming sector. This includes three different categories of people.

First, the investors. Those who are vying to diversify their portfolio by investing in the gaming industry. Second, the businessmen.

Those thinking about venturing into the gaming business. And lastly, the spectators. These are the curious minds who want to know what’s really going on in the gaming industry and who the big players are.

Whether you fall into any of these categories or not, you definitely are in the right place. Just fill your cup with coffee or tea, relax and enjoy the list of ten top gaming companies in Nigeria.

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1. Gamsole

Gamsole is a Nigeria indigenous game production company founded on April 2012 by the multiple awarding-wining Abiola Olaniran whose vision was to create a fun-filled, entertaining and captivating games that are easy-to-use for all categories of users cutting across all age groups.

The Gidi Run Game App creator is making great waves in the Nigeria gaming industry his company –Gamsole.

According to a recent publication on Gamsole official website, they were able to massively attract millions of players all over the world within 6 months of officially launching their games on the windows phone store. It was recorded that “over 3 million players worldwide have fallen in love with the addictive game-play.

This company so far has experienced over a million downloads both within and outside the Nigeria shores from their catalogs of games in store.

The company’s great performance has successfully placed Abiola Olaniran, Gamsole’s Founder and CEO as the highest paid software developer in Nigeria with a net worth of $2 million, who also was recently placed on Forbes list of 30 most promising young entrepreneurs.

2. Kuluya

Our second on the list is Kuluya. It is a Nigeria gaming company that creates games with African players in focus. With their headquarters located in Lagos, Nigeria, Kuluya has been able to penetrate the African audience by reaching them with their arrays of games.

Recently, the company announced that Kuluya is currently valued at $2 million. This news came out shortly after making an upgrade on their official website from the previous version to version 2.0 where users can challenge other players to play, make bets and make so cash through their online challenge.

While making the publication, the Head of Kuluya states, “We have grown the company to a $2million valuation in six months. Our goal is to become one of the most successful media companies in Africa, and with today’s news, I see this as being totally achievable.”

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3. Bisonplay

BisonPlay, is a renowned game and media development company that has taken full advantage of technology to create and design world-class, mind-blowing, and addictive games for public consumption with Nigeria as her primary consumers.

According to the data gathered from their official website, this company was founded by developer Tobias and designer Dave; they met when working for a digital PR firm in London Silicon Valley.

Furthermore, with over two decades with combined experience and creativity, they have come up with highly innovative ways to make their target market addicted to their products. Such creativity has aided in the development of their popular game Mr. Okada game app which so far has gathered massive recognition within the Nigeria gaming industry and beyond.

4.  Yinola.Com

Yinola is a Nigeria mobile gaming company founded by Yinka Iyanolakan which creates different contents ranging from videos, games and solution-based applications. This company is most popular for its game called Anointed: The Chronicles of Laftu.

Having experienced several numbers of installations and a whopping 4.8 rating all on the Google Play Store, Animated Chronicles of Laftu is a Bible-inclined video game about the voyage of a certain kid identified as Laftu who learned about the ultimate power present in the pages of the Bible, taking advantage of such discovery to tackle all the trials and dares confronting him and his community. If you are a game lover you can check it out in Google Play Store.

5.  Chopup

Being a Nigeria gaming company for many years now, Chopup, has applied their enormous creative skills in mobile apps to develop several games that are locally relevant to the Nigeria people by telling the African narrative through their games.

Their consistency in creating world-class mobile games has led to the development of popular games like Monkey Post and Danfo.

Danfo, for instance, has been able to attract a growing user base of over 700,000 gamers over a relatively short period of time as seen on their website.

According to an article written on their official website, they have won for themselves several awards due to their groundbreaking and contemporary relevant work they are able to put out.

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6. Maliyo Games

Hugo Obi is the mastermind behind the Maliyo Games, a Nigerian gaming company, founded in April 2012. This company is arguably referred to as Nigeria’s first gaming company. However, the truism of such claim is not clearly established as to whether it is the first based on market performance in terms of sales or first in terms of their large fan base.

Meanwhile, according to an article published by Everything Digital Media, Hugo, having had multiple degrees was once a Computer Engineering student at the University of Benin, a degree holder from the Manchester Business School, Uk and Nanyang Business School, Singapore.

This gaming company has successfully created and published a popular game known as Aboki Run. So far, the game has enjoyed great attention from a lot of game lovers. It is currently rated 4.2 on Google Play Store with over 50, 000 installations. You can check it out on the Play Store.

7. Genii Games

Genii Games Limited is an African indigenous gaming company with the vision of enculturation of the African child. It creates highly interactive mobile apps and web videos for kids to learn about African cultures while making it funfilled and captivating.

This is what they have to say about their Asa apps; “Our Asa apps and videos feature Games, Animation, Voice, Text, Sound and Colourful graphics to deliver subjects ranging from languages, folktales, ethics and etiquette. Our Asa apps are available across multiple mobile platforms such as iOS, Android and BlackBerry.”

In addition, they have a game app named Yoruba 101 which is placed on Google Play Store currently rated 4.7 with over 10, 000 installations. This app helps you learn basic Yoruba language easily using several preprogrammed lessons and games.

8. Gameplus Ltd

Not much information is gathered about this company except for the fact that Gameplus Ltd is a Nigeria gaming company located at 7B Femi Akinfolarin Street, Off Governors Road Ikotun, Lagos.

According to an article written on their official page description, “Gameplus limited is an all-out video gaming company which prides itself on wholesome, friendly, and safe entertainment for all ages.

Gameplus Limited provides a source of entertainment and amusement in the form of an advanced and up-to-date video Gaming experience.

Providing an area of excitement in which will offer the latest video gaming systems that have been taking the market by storm….” (Source: https://companylist.org/details/11561817/Ngieria/GAMEPLUS_LIMITED/). You can check out their website to see their games.

9. Simply Fun Limited

SIMPLY FUN LIMITED is located at 70 Oduduwa Crescent, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. It is a gaming company founded in 2004 which primarily focuses on providing educative, exciting and entertaining games for children.

This over-a-decade-year-old company has really been doing well both locally and internationally in terms of developing engaging, educative and entertaining gaming apps for children.

As a way of taking a step further, this company launched a new line of educational games which successfully seduced lots of parents who noticed the transformation in the lives of their children as a result of playing their games.

According to a publication made on their official website, their commitment to quality has helped them in winning over 200 awards from leading organizations in the world of play, education and parenting.

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10. Techline Communications

With their address located at 23 Amore Street Off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, TECHLINE COMMUNICATIONS is a Nigeria company duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (C.A.C.). It is a versatile company that specializes on a whole lot of products and services like project management, software development, web application development and of course game application development.

More so, part of their services is to help individuals or organizations advertise their products and services to over 40 million people as they claim to offer.

This includes helping independent app developers to put out their work to the public helping them reach their set target audience. If you have created an app and you are struggling to market it, this company can come in handy. So you can yourself well be checking out their website for more information about it.

Conclusion

Behold, the list of ten top gaming companies in Nigeria. I really hope this article was helpful.

Victor Mebisse <vmc4christ@gmail.com>

 

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