Over a year ago, Nigerian writers, Kelechi Udoagwu and Tolu Agunbiade, founded Skrife, a company that offers entrepreneurs, brands, and startups access to a community of freelance writers and editors – because there are few things that are sadder than seeing people who can't write, attempt to.
After testing the platform privately for most of 2016, Kelechi and Tolu finally made Skrife public – and now any individual or company that needs to regularly write content can easily request help from freelance writers listed on their platform.
Speaking with Disrupt Africa about what inspired them to create the platform, Udoagwu and Agunbiade said:
“From personal experience and from other founders around us, we noticed that most startups always hope to use content marketing, but don't have the skills to write good content.
“Writing is a chore for most people but not us, so we decided to create something that solves this problem for them and leverages our skills."
Even in its beta testing phase, Skrife completed over 150 requests for more than 20 clients from seven countries, and they are only just getting started.
Agunbiade said Skrife will look into more deliberate expansion plans at the end of this year, but for now they are focused on conquering Anglophone Africa – and the way we see it, nothing is going to be able to stop them.