Get doctors in your pocket with Femi Kuti’s health app, Kangpe

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Our guest this week on the Break Digit Show is Dr. Femi Kuti (not the singer), founder of

Many Nigerians are used to self-medication and often fall prey to quack doctors. Some others (my category) will not visit the hospital on time, but rather nurse a little ailment till it becomes bigger and results into a complicated health issue that could have been salvaged if proper medical decisions had been taken on time.

With all of these in mind, Femi, a doctor and investment banker, launched to help Nigerians reach quick medical and health decisions in order to live a healthier and happier life.

founder of kangpe femi kuti on break digit show
founder of Kangpe, Femi Kuti, on Break Digit Show

During our interview, Femi mentioned that Kangpe plays host to over 200 doctors in different specialities, from dentistry, surgery to ophthalmology, etc. In his words, “kangpe covers any health issues that you might have. We have generalists (GPs). We also have specialists. We have ear doctors. Pretty much any doctor that has a speciality in Nigeria, we have them on the platform”.

And the good thing is, the doctors live in all states in Nigeria and treats your questions within 5 minutes.

He revealed that every doctor on the site is screened and their certificates checked to make sure that only genuine practitioners are allowed access on the site.

Before having him on the show, I registered and send different requests to doctors on Kangpe. Then I followed up by visiting my trusted doctor friends with same requests and I found that I got almost the same answers – which I think it’s pretty cool.

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  1. Indigenous stuff. Great one. But I beg to ask, is this in anyway related to any of those nagging mtn health messages?

  2. That’s a great concept,at least people on tight schedules gets to have an idea about the possible implications of their signs and symptoms and thus more informed about seeking treatment..

  3. Nice interview. I love it when people come up with solutions to challenges. Kudos to Dr Kuti and his team.

  4. Good to see that Dr Kuti is actually following this post! My question is, are there any plans to develop the app on other platforms apart from Android?

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