Our Partners

The Octagon is a combination of ideas that have been in the works since 2014. The team, which handles everything from ideation to platform development and marketing, is made up of the following companies;


Gr8an is a Brand and Business Model Development company. Using an approach it has developed called decisive advantage, Gr8an partners with its client to create ideas and execution that are always cutting edge. Every idea has buried within it techniques which converts interactions to transactions and vice versa to ensure the client’s brand is the CHOICE brand!

With a combined experience of 50 years, the gr8an team is made up of young professionals who are skilled in brand strategy development, marketing communications, business development and process engineering and information technology. Founded and established in 2012, Gr8an has worked with a wide variety of clients including Guaranty Trust Bank, Access Bank, Nokia, Etisalat, MMA2, Dangote Cement, Sterling Bank, CCL and CBN/NIBSS.

This partnership runs with Akinlabi Akinbulumo serving as Chief executive and Fatihi Agbaje as Chief operating officer.

Find out more about Gr8an here

A2 Creative

A2 Creative is a strategy and brand development company that brings together product design, brand communications, social connections, and content to help businesses thrive.

A2 has a portfolio that cuts across various industries with Corporate Clients, Government and Private Individuals. Some of A2 clients include: Diageo, Nigerian Idol, Pepsi, Heineken, Bank Of Industry, Copa Lagos, Airtel. The company which is also the brand agency for Nigeria’s Super Star Violinist, Godwin Strings, and renowned Graffiti Artist, Osa Seven, was founded by Adaora Mbelu Dania.

Find out more about A2 here


YNaija is the internet newspaper for young Nigerians, focused on the issues and ideas that matter for an evolving generation.

YNaija is founded by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams of Red Africa media group, which is the continent’s largest omni-media group focused on Africa’s youth. It offers news, original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy and healthy living.

In addition to the Y! Frontpage columns by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Tolu Ogunlesi, Kathleen Ndongmo, Japheth J. Omojuwa, Ayo Sogunro and Akintunde Oyebode, there are several other contributors to the Y! Politico, SuperBlogger and 30 Days, 30 Voices series and more on the newspaper, including Abang Mercy, Subomi Plumptre, and Ifeanyi Dike Jr.

 Find out more about YNaija here