Here is what Jumia Nigeria’s former CEO, Raphael Afaedor has been up to

Raphael co-founded the popular e-commerce site – Jumia Nigeria and the news of his exit from the company did make top news in the ecosystem but the lingering question was – What happens next?

The e-Commerce scene in Nigeria is still very much attractive to any entrepreneur. Existing sector leaders are launching new subsidiaries, while new online stores are springing up by the day. Gradually the steam is building for what seems to be the new age of digital shopping where there is a shop for virtually everything that can be bought and sold legally.

And so Raphael did stick around to launch his new venture Supermart, this time around along side co-founder Gbolahan Fagbure with alleged investment from EchoVC. Supermart was launched as a service that will meet the needs of plenty Nigerians by taking away the stress of going to the physical market just for groceries. Call it an online grocery delivery service. Yes, you read that right; a grocery delivery service in Nigeria.


The new shopping service, Supermart, will allow customers the option of shopping from over 18,000 grocery items and get those items delivered to the home or office in as little as 3 hours after checkout and currently delivers to locations in Lagos including Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Lekki (up to VGC) and Marina with a surcharge of just N800 as delivery fee.

Just like most shopping systems we are already used to, shopping on the site is as simple as: logging in to the website, adding your favourite groceries to your cart, entering your delivery address, selecting a preferred day and time of delivery to your home or office, paying via Interswitch, Mastercard or Visa (both local and international), and waiting for your groceries to get delivered to you.

Want to give it a try? This way to the grocery shop please.

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