Nigeria: Emmanuel Oballa simplifies real estate investments

By : Melchior Koba

Date : mardi, 28 mars 2023 12:15

Last updated : mardi, 28 mars 2023 12:21

He is a civil engineer and a young entrepreneur. To make real estate investment more accessible to Africans, he co-founded the fintech start-up Keble.

Emmanuel Oballa (photo) is the CEO and one of the co-founders of fintech startup Keble.  The tech entrepreneur was born and raised in Nigeria, where he attended the University of Lagos, earning a bachelor's in civil and environmental engineering. 

His startup Keble, founded in 2020, allows access to affordable real estate investment options to Nigerians wherever they are. Its goal is to let them profit from real estate investment opportunities by creating a safe and stable way for them to confidently grow their wealth.  

Keble connects its users with the best real estate investment options available in the global market, enabling them to successfully save, invest and diversify their portfolios. It is one of the 12 startups selected for the inaugural class of the ARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator, a Lagos-based program that focuses on building early-stage proptech and fintech startups across Africa.

We are giving you dollar-based real estate assets that are fixed in price [...] and we are giving you trust,” Emmanuel Oballa said in March 2023. Thanks to Keble, users have every detail about the investments, their locations, and performance. 

The startup explains that it has partnerships and administrators on different continents for the maintenance of its international assets.  

We have a good relationship with the body of developers in the UK, for example. So we have consistent communication. We get reports, documentation, updates, and first-hand information about the properties and new investment opportunities,” its CEO says. 

The latter is, since 2018, the program director for the Connected Development (CODE) campus. His professional career began in 2013, as a quality assurance staff at House Of Chi (better known as Chivita), a manufacturing industry responsible for the production of juices, dairy and diet products, pharmaceuticals, etc.

From January to April 2018, he was the Director of Program Management at Enpact Initiative, a University of Lagos pioneering student community dedicated to entrepreneurship development and professional enrichment. From July 2018 to the inception of Keble, he was a real estate consultant with RealtyPro Investment Global Limited, a real estate company.

Melchior Koba


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