49 min

How Fintech Is Shaping The Future Of Banking With Tayo Oviosu (CEO OF Paga‪)‬ Afropolitan

    • Society & Culture

Tayo Oviosu

Quote- “A life of service is worth living.”

The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.

Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.

This episode features Tayo Oviosu, founder and group CEO Paga,a mobile payments company focused on digitizing cash in emerging economies.

The Stanford educated professional saw a huge opportunity in the financial service industry and came up with what is now paga.

With over 19 million users, paga is unrelenting in bringing financial services to the unbanked.

Listen and enjoy as Tayo talks to us about the impact of FinTech companies in Africa and how Paga aims to serve the unbanked.

Tayo’s reading list

True North by Bill George
https://www.amazon.com/True-North-Discover-Authentic-Leadership/dp/0787987514

My American Journey by Colin Powell
https://www.amazon.com/My-American-Journey-Colin-Powell/dp/0345466411

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
https://www.amazon.com/Shoe-Dog-Memoir-Creator-Nike-ebook/dp/B0176M1A44

Show Notes
1:33 Paga Mission
4:00 Has paga solved the pain point of carrying cash around in Nigeria
6:26 Unique challenges faced while starting paga
8:43 Fundraising challenges founders in Africa face
12:28 How paga has engaged regulatory bodies
15:58 Insights on agency banking model
22:01 How paga has been able to recruit and retain talent
25:52 Operational challenges paga faced during covid
30:01 leadership challenges
31:26 Books that have impacted Tayo’s life
36:05 First encounter with failure as an entrepreneur
42:46 Concept of product management in the tech ecosystem.


The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.
Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Want to learn more about Afropolitan?

Twitter - https://twitter.com/afropolitan
Website - https://www.afropolitan.io/
Afropolitan Community - https://linktr.ee/afropolitangroup

Tayo Oviosu

Quote- “A life of service is worth living.”

The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.

Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.

This episode features Tayo Oviosu, founder and group CEO Paga,a mobile payments company focused on digitizing cash in emerging economies.

The Stanford educated professional saw a huge opportunity in the financial service industry and came up with what is now paga.

With over 19 million users, paga is unrelenting in bringing financial services to the unbanked.

Listen and enjoy as Tayo talks to us about the impact of FinTech companies in Africa and how Paga aims to serve the unbanked.

Tayo’s reading list

True North by Bill George
https://www.amazon.com/True-North-Discover-Authentic-Leadership/dp/0787987514

My American Journey by Colin Powell
https://www.amazon.com/My-American-Journey-Colin-Powell/dp/0345466411

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
https://www.amazon.com/Shoe-Dog-Memoir-Creator-Nike-ebook/dp/B0176M1A44

Show Notes
1:33 Paga Mission
4:00 Has paga solved the pain point of carrying cash around in Nigeria
6:26 Unique challenges faced while starting paga
8:43 Fundraising challenges founders in Africa face
12:28 How paga has engaged regulatory bodies
15:58 Insights on agency banking model
22:01 How paga has been able to recruit and retain talent
25:52 Operational challenges paga faced during covid
30:01 leadership challenges
31:26 Books that have impacted Tayo’s life
36:05 First encounter with failure as an entrepreneur
42:46 Concept of product management in the tech ecosystem.


The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.
Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Want to learn more about Afropolitan?

Twitter - https://twitter.com/afropolitan
Website - https://www.afropolitan.io/
Afropolitan Community - https://linktr.ee/afropolitangroup

49 min

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