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Hugo Obi

Hugo Obi

General Manager, Gameslab

Hugo Obi is the founder of Maliyo Games – the first indigenous gaming company in Nigeria and one of the early pioneers of mobile gaming in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a visionary entrepreneur with interests in developing mobile content for Africa’s growing mobile consumers.

A graduate of Finance and Economics at the University of Manchester; and Strategy at Nanyang Business School, Singapore, Hugo Obi was a winner of the inaugural DEMO Africa in Nairobi and DEMO Lion in Silicon Valley in 2012. He raised seed capital for Maliyo Games in later 2015 and is currently working on new mobile games as well as developing a local distribution platform for mobile content for the Nigerian, Ghanaian and Kenyan markets.

In the last 4 years, Hugo has built mobile games and apps relevant to the Nigerian consumers. He is using games as a tool to share the African story with the world.