Cellulant partners with Ayden to facilitate seamless mobile payments

Ayden is a global payment company that allows businesses to accept a wide range of e-commerce and mobile payments. 

Cellulant has announced a partnership with Adyen to offer its global merchants access to key local payment methods in major African markets.


By partnering with Cellulant – which processes over 12 percent of Africa’s digital payments – Adyen will have access to 40 mobile money operators, over 600 local & international merchants and over 120 banks in Africa with just a single integration to Cellulant’s payment platform.

Adyen’s move into Africa highlights how its single payment platform can drive growth with one integration and no extra contracts.

Access to new market

This partnership will provide Adyen with further access to a potential addressable consumer base of over 220 Million people who use either debit/credit card, mobile money or mobile banking payment options.

“We are happy to extend our payments capabilities to Adyen and their customers. This presents a growth opportunity for global businesses who are looking to accept all forms of payments in Africa. In the next three to five years, 5 out of the top 10 world’s fastest growing economies will be in Africa and with a population of 1.2 Billion this is the right time for global businesses to be looking at Africa,” said David Waithaka, Cellulant Chief Business Officer for Global Payments.

“This partnership with Adyen is in line with Cellulant’s mission to connect businesses and their customers to a single payments platform that allows them to make and receive payments across the continent.”

Global merchants that wish to accept payments in Africa can now access key local payment methods via Adyen such as M-Pesa, Airtel Money, Equitel, Tigo Pesa and MTN Mobile Money, as well as several online and mobile banking payment methods.

Seamless payments

This partnership offers African consumers unparalleled access to services offered by global brands in categories such as air travel, media streaming, holiday travel, social network media buying, ride-hailing and food ordering, with the convenience of paying in local currency, via payment methods that are easily accessible to them.

“We are excited to extend our payment capabilities into key African markets. With Adyen, businesses can cater to local expectations and needs, wherever their customers are,” said Roelant Prins, CCO at Adyen. “Eliminating boundaries across channels and geographies will help our customers’ businesses to expand by making these markets more accessible.”

Adding these key payment methods extends the capabilities of Adyen’s global payment methods offering, which already extends across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.