The internet provides numerous e-learning platforms of all shapes and sizes. However, very few are precisely geared towards African content creators. Nigerian startup Kobocourse is filling that gap by helping African content creators easily scale their online coaching business.
Founded in 2020, Kobocourse is a course-hosting platform created for the growing community of content creators and coaches across Africa. Kobocourse is the idea of two siblings one with a knack for clicking away at the keyboard and the other, a natural born creative. Keno Alordiah and Eva Alordiah launched the Kobocourse platform after realizing the problem that most African content creators and online business owners face which is having secure payment systems and course hosting solutions.
The founders particularly identified the need to monetize digital content in Africa whereby lots of the platforms available didn’t factor Africa as a potential hub for profitable digital content creation
Kobocourse has created a complete solution for coaches, content creators and entrepreneurs to host and sell their online courses-books and memberships without having to worry how they will get paid.
The self-funded startup charges creators a percentage of any sale through its service. Kobocourse has grown rapidly over the course of the pandemic. Currently, Kobocourse has over 13,000 registered users and creators on its platform.
Within a short time frame, Kobocourse has surprisingly recorded thousands of hours of online trading uploaded to the site, significant of the fact that the creators have been waiting for a solution like this all along.
Africans are ready for a future that is digital whereby e-learning is at the epicenter of education. The Kobocourse startup has come to bridge the gap between the creatives and their online students and have made the possibility of having a real online e-learning business a reality.
In April 2020, when the Kobocourse platform was launched, the focus was on the Nigerian market alone as it tried to understand how the local market wanted to be served and what reiteration was needed to make the startup work optimally. The Kobocourse platform has been opened up in South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. The startup has come mostly because of the high demand by the creators themselves.
Kobocourse aims to expand its services as well as serve and satisfy the creators across Africa who currently host and sell their courses on the platform.