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#BellaNaijaMCM: How Cregital’s Evans Akanno is Making a Difference in the Nigerian Tech Space

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On April 20, 2015, Evans Akanno, through personal savings and bootstrapping, started Cregital, “a creative and digital agency that nurtures talents and helps brands make smart impressions” in a small office in Lagos.

He started the company with a team of four persons – himself, a project manager, graphic designer and web developer. Today, it is one of the most thriving startups in Nigeria.

But that was not how Evans’ success story began. The self-taught graphics designer depended on videos and articles on the internet to hone his craft, and started working as a freelancer in 2010, one year after he graduated.

Evans went on to work for two of the biggest e-commerce platforms in Nigeria as Social Media Strategist and Creative Strategist, before starting Cregital.

In two years, Cregital has gone on to become one of the most successful digital and branding agencies in Nigeria, bagging a couple of awards on the way.

Some of its clients include MultiChoice, Social Media Week, Zenith Bank, Google, among others.

Prior to starting Cregital, Evans founded Zegist, an online community “for open conversations on anything and everything”.

In October 2016, Cregital was awarded Best Website Development Company of the Year by the Nigeria Technology Awards.

Evans also bagged the Creative Professional of the Year award at the 2016 edition of The Future Awards Africa.

Why do we love Evans? He learnt (and is still learning) and grew (and is still growing) fast!

8 Comments

  1. James

    April 3, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Such an inspiration!
    It takes an ample amount of ace to sustain any startup in Naija ‘s current recession. Kudos to the Cregital team and it’s founder.

  2. Observer

    April 3, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    This Gap toothed geek is an inspiration! Well done!

  3. B

    April 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Evans was our CD leader then in the Dance & Drama group for NYSC 2010/2011 batch C Surulere LG. Nice to see that he’s doing big things now.

  4. Fabulous

    April 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Fine boy with brains.

  5. mee

    April 3, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Proud to say Evans is my boss. The best boss one can have as an employee. The most selfless I have seen in years.
    The sky is sure the starting point for Cregital. Watch out for us.

  6. mister Lt

    April 4, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Nice one bro. St Kevin IMSU reppin

  7. Climaxbox Digital Marketing Agency

    April 8, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Congrats ! Glad to Read .

  8. Gechy

    May 15, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Can i just sayyyyy…..Osheyyyyy baddesst! ?

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