Who we are

Our Mission

To connect traders with credible portfolios and gifted entrepreneurs alike to our online marketplace and help them win a wider and loyal customer following from the comfort of their workplace.

Our Vision

To become the most reputable and credible platform to provide its users with affordable and authentic goods online, while giving its sellers the avenue to be transparent in their trade.

Our Story

Arewamarket represents the culmination of rigorous global research, thrilling intercontinental journeys, and a passionate drive to revolutionize the e-commerce landscape in Africa. Our journey led us to uncover a significant challenge, and we are determined to provide a solution. In the African tech sector, we have observed a lack of “shared value,” and our mission is to introduce this vital concept into the heart of the technological ecosystem.

How We Have Evolved:

Our company experienced remarkable growth since its inception. In our first year, we processed 100 orders, but by the third year, that number soared to 3,987 orders. Furthermore, we are proud to have achieved an impressive 87% customer retention rate. Alongside this success, our revenues and staff numbers have substantially increased. Building on our expertise and industry knowledge, Arewamarket took a significant step forward by launching our own delivery service called ‘Arewa Express.’ This strategic move has not only solidified our position in the ecommerce sector but also allowed us to introduce the innovative concept of ‘Same Day Delivery’ to specific locations.”


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Sellers Active on Arewamarket


Buyers Active on Arewamarket


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Discover Arewamarket Journey​

June 2019
Arewamarket Gets launched online as a marketplace merchant by Muhammad Salihu Mokwa in Nigeria.
May 2006
Attracts first investor, Justice Sunashi, and receives N50 million investment.
December 2008
Gets $45 million more as Bison Coporation Partners jumps on the investment bandwagon
February 2012
Gets launched as online martketplace merchant by Martin Garrix in United States.
June 2023
September 2022: Startup Suleja launches Edusmartsoft in Nigeria, Suleja, Niger State.

Meet The Team


Muhammad Salihu

CEO Founder

Umar Zainab Idris

Quality Assurance

Abdulwahab Umar

Graphic Designer
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Khairat Odunola

Product Manager I
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Muhammad Aisha

Operations Manager
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Ramat Onize Suleiman

Customer Representatives

Nora Okoye Goodness

Product Manager II

Abubakar Sadiq

Ecommerce Manager

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