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How a Ghanaian messaging app got acquired by a US-based tech firm


At a technology event in Nairobi earlier this year Ghanaian entrepreneur Robert Lamptey wowed the audience as he narrated how his chat application Saya Mobile had gained millions of users in over 30 countries in just three years.

Founded in 2011, Saya is a replacement for text messaging much like WhatsApp, but built for feature phones, and has gained users globally including countries such as India, Syria, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

At the event Lamptey explained how the company’s servers crashed several times as the application went viral with 400,000 downloads in its first two months. Saya’s was the perfect story of a small African company scaling globally.

Last month Saya was acquired by US-headquartered Kirusa, a leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps in emerging markets. Kirusa’s portfolio of mobile services include the InstaVoice, Celeb Connect and Sports Connect apps, which are offered in partnership with more than 35 mobile carriers in Africa, India, Latin America and Middle East.

Its services are used monthly by over 80m mobile users in four continents.

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Are you blessed?
Standing afar,
being a mere spectator,
of all the chaos.

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Bombs in Iraq,
Bombs, effacing smiles,
Erasing fathers,
Writing off families.

Are you blessed?
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My kidnapped sisters,
Bullets wiping away tears.
Who is to blame?
He, or us?

Well aren’t you blessed?
Standing afar,
being a mere spectator,
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The White man sold me his knowledge,
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My elders tried to sell me their dreams,
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Waiting for God.

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