The Okapi brand was simply created to be an exceptional mobile brand that provides the best phones at the best prices. Our Roots are from the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the Okapi animal which is unique to DR Congo is our logo and symbol of our heritage. While Okapi is new to the scene, we have a top of the line suite of products that are made with the highest standards and we believe in principally sourced minerals and raw materials as part of our value chain. Okapi works hard with both suppliers and other partners to ensure materials are sourced responsibly.
OKAPI Smart Phone History
In 2019 our founder Jean Bele a native of DRC based in Boston, founded the Okapi Brand with the aim of creating a national brand for DRC that will bring pride to Africa and further develop the continents capabilities in production and technology. In 2019 Okapi started testing its phones in Kinshasa and US to ensure product performance and collect preliminary user feedback. In October 2020 the Brand introduced a series of first-generation Smart Phones.
The Okapi Smartphone Brand uses proprietary and unique technology which allows Okapi to provide some significant features including a high level of dust resistance, Water resistance, facial recognition, and fingerprint detection for some of its phones. The Okapi brand is a game changer for Africa and DR Congo, as in the future Okapi aims to leverage the brand to create more employment in DRC and Africa.
Okapi is already exploring opportunities to develop assembly and manufacturing capabilities in Congo. The future is bright with Okapi as we look to interconnect the world with a little African flair.
Okapi Mobile is owned and operated by Ujengo Lab LLC based in Boston which is the officially licensed Ecommerce Retailer for Okapi US the owner of the Okapi Brand. We basically help Okapi sell and ship their products using our digital Ecosystem. We also partner with Okapi to source other partners and distributors that wish to sell in other local markets. Ujengo lab is tech start up focused on designing end to end solutions for customers. Our staff is based in both Kinshasa and Boston area.