Nigeria’s Ocaman is an app that aims to connect its users to awesome service providers who will help host an event, right from your invitation cards to selecting a venue to hiring photographers and even venue decorators.
Launching in Beta, the startup says its users can also use it design and order invitation cards apart from just helping users plan their events from the comfort of their couch. Ocaman is also inviting designers to join them and earn money anytime their designs are used as invitation cards.
Designers who are registered on Ocaman are paid every time their design is used on an invitation card, directly into your account.
Ocaman is the brainchild of Celestine Ezeokoye, a Software engineer who has co-founded various startups and recently worked for the Interswitch Group and several others.
According to Celestine, “I was actually thinking of a way to rekindle my entrepreneurship flame and the idea for an occasions and RSVP-based app dropped into my head. I have been working on this since then.”
Ocaman is short for occasions management, an area the founder says is the biggest expenditure-intensive areas in Nigeria.Known for the ‘The TiketMobile Saga, Ezeokoye, is an award-winning programmer who berated the lack of enough investment in the industry as it were. There was, to say the least, an uproar with various technology heads including Jason Njoku (whose offer was refused) and even Tony Elumelu (the subject of the matter) weighing in.