AML 066: How Mark Essien Built Hotels.ng, Nigeria’s #1 Hotel Booking Site

In Africa, Podcast by Africa Music Law™Leave a Comment

Join our Newsletter today. It's Free!
Powered by the Simple Podcast Press Player
Mark Essien is the CEO and Founder of Nigeria’s number one hotel booking website. He is also a software developer. The entrepreneur who hails from Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom (Southern part of Nigeria) joins Ms. Uduak on the 66th episode of the The Africa Music Law Show to share how he built his successful platform.
Read Full Transcript

Episode Preview

  • Mark's personal background.
  • Realizing the market opportunity for Hotels.ng.
  • Seizing on the opportunity.
  • Infrastructural challenges.
  • Financing.
  • Hiring employees.
  • Scaling the business.
  • Handling fluctuations in the hotel industry.
  • Maintaining a market advantage.
  • Hospitality and the entertainment industry.
  • Hiring brand ambassadors.
  • Handling media attention.
  • General tips for entrepreneurs.

Where to Find Mark Essien

Twitter: @MarkEssien

Website: Hotels.ng 

Where to Find Ms.Uduak

Twitter: @uduaklaw

Website: www.msuduak.com

About the Africa Music Law Show

  • Empowering the African artist & the creative industry at large.
  • Made iTunes Top 4 ‘New & Noteworthy’ (2014)
  •  Downloaded over 85,000 times
  • Listeners & subscribers include Africa & Hollywood’s power executives & label heads, industry professionals and other creative talents.
  • Countries represented include Nigeria (26%), USA (23%), UK (15%), UAE (7%), and Other (29%).

Rate us on iTunes

If you enjoy the show, please leave a comment on our iTunes page and our Stitcher page.

Also, please feel free to send your voice or written comments to (africamusiclaw@gmail.com); or leave a comment directly on the blog.

AML Subscribe links

 iTunes | RSS | Stitcher | Email newsletter

AML Social Media Pages

Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | You Tube

Sponsorship and/or Guest Appearances

Please send email to: (africamusiclaw@gmail.com)

Thanks for Listening!

If you enjoyed the show, please share on your social media pages and with friends and family. Also if you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to (africamusiclaw@gmail.com).

ADVERTISEMENT

Africa Music Law™

Hi, I’m Uduak Oduok. I am a lawyer (almost 17 yrs) and Co-founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where I represent businesses, and creative talents on mostly Intellectual Property, Business, Fashion & Entertainment Law Issues.

I am also the publisher of this platformAfrica Music Law (AML), a first of its kind music law blog providing legal commentary and analysis on issues targeting Africa’s entertainment industry.

For blog-related inquiries (advertising, podcast licensing, feature as a guest, news tips), contact me at (africamusiclaw@gmail.com).

INTERESTED IN TALKING TO ME ABOUT LEGAL REPRESENTATION? To arrange a consultation to discuss your case, contact me at 916-361-6506 or email me directly at (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com).

Full bio: Ms. Uduak Bio/

Related Posts

Leave a Comment