Flutterwave, Nigeria’s leading fintech company, has named Grammy Award-winning international musician Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known as Wizkid, as its Global Brand Ambassador. Send, a remittance solution that facilitates payments within and outside of Africa, was immediately launched by the payment technology company.
The new product will provide Africans with a convenient way to send money to all parts of the continent, both within the continent and around the world. Flutterwave collaborated with Wizkid to reach Africans in the diaspora and raise awareness of Flutterwave’s affordable and seamless remittance service.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that remittances through formal channels to Sub-Saharan Africa will total around $40 billion in 2020. According to the Fund, informal remittances account for 45 to 65 percent of formal flows.
“We want to create opportunities for Africans everywhere through Send,” says Olugbenga “GB” Agboola, Founder and CEO of Flutterwave. We hold our vision of creating endless possibilities in Africa dear to our hearts, and we are thrilled to collaborate with Wizkid to achieve these objectives.”
“Wizkid’s story is one of perseverance, resilience, and excellence.” We admire the way he consistently represents Africa on the global entertainment stage. Our values align as a leading African technology company, and we’re excited to have him join us to drive Send adoption.
“Flutterwave and Wizkid both believe in showcasing the best of Africa to the rest of the world.” Send by Flutterwave is the best remittance solution available in terms of coverage, transaction cost, and speed. Send is the culmination of over five years of experience, learning, relationship-building, research, and development in cross-border payments.
“Every day, my team and I send a large amount of money across borders. Using an African-developed solution for our daily payment needs is a source of pride and efficiency. So when Flutterwave contacted me, it was simple to say yes.
“Send allows me to stay in touch with my responsibilities across Africa, which is ideal for someone like me who is constantly on the move.” It makes no difference if I’m in the UK and want to send money to South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, or Nigeria—all I have to do is Send it.”