Digitizing Local, Localizing Digital

Africans are digitally excluded

22 % of Africa’s population have access to the internet but cannot find mobile apps/information in their local languages

The Vision

Our vision is to utilize the power of artificial intelligence to promote the standardization and digitization of indigenous languages and facilitate the localization of digital platforms, thus empowering 1 billion Africans to fully participate in the global technology ecosystem.

The Mission

Our mission is to protect indigenous African languages and simplify communication through digitization to ensure prosperity is within every African’s reach

Our Story

CDIAL was founded to address the pressing need for accessible tools and content in local languages in Africa. Despite the growing number of people with internet access, a significant portion of the population is still unable to access mobile apps and information in their own language, limiting their opportunities to learn, create, acquire skills, and trade. This has led to widespread poverty and marginalization. Existing solutions have fallen short, so our team of experts conducted extensive research and data analysis to create inclusive smart solutions and devices that cater to the needs of both the Nigerian and African markets.


We leverage collective intelligence to crowdsource datasets in order to build and improve natural language processing models that support low resourced languages.


Indigenius is the first of its kind, intelligent, voice activated keyboard that permits digital input in 180 languages spoken across Africa. IndiGenius, a patent pending product can be installed as a software on phones and tablets; hardware can be purchased as physical accessory keyboards. Even though 80% of African languages are oral, with Indigenius devices, Nigerians/Africans will seamlessly speak/type and input information in their local languages. It serves educators, creators, students, educators, gamers, developers,and businesses in the African ecosystem and across the world.

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Leadership Team

Yinka Iyinolakan


Soji Akinlabi

Co-Founder / COO

Shona Olalere

Co-Founder, Lead, Policy and Partnerships