Sokoni Marketplace


Sokoni is the best place to sell anything to real people.

It is the biggest free online classified with an advanced security system. We provide a simple hassle-free solution to sell and buy almost anything.

Our Story

Sokoni means “the marketplace” in Swahili. Sokoni-the marketplace was created to provide solutions to the needs of black-owned businesses.

We have watched over the years as so many businesses in the black community opened and closed.  Some businesses lasted over a year and others couldn’t.

This is because they have had to contend with job work hours  and building a business. This seemed almost impossible due to challenges that they couldn’t easily face while working their main job so they decided to put a hold to business and focus on their jobs.

That was when I started  considering that we can  collaborate almost like a co-op mission or market place where all these businesses can attend weekly, monthly or periodically to sell their products or services in a central location. They can promote their business without having to be present, so that they can keep their jobs and also not need to shut down their businesses

 This would ensure that their business is kept alive, growing and profitable till they’re able to quit their jobs and fully commit to their business.

Sokoni-the marketplace was founded in Windsor and started  with a $3,000 Multicultural capacity grant in the fall of 2017. Through donations and volunteers we were able to keep it alive till 2021 when we thankfully received the black  entrepreneurship program grant from the Federal Ecenomic Development of Agency of Ontario  under the black entrepreneurship program –  Ecosystem fund.

Sokoni-the market place now operates in four other cities in four  other cities in addition to Windsor Ontario – London, Kitchener, Hamilton and Toronto.

The Sokoni- BEP project is delivered by the Nigerian Canadian for Cultural, Educational and Economic  Progress which has its headquarters in Windsor.


How Sokoni helps:

How to sell on Sokoni?

1. Register
Register using your e-mail and phone number. Make sure you’re entering a correct phone number, so your clients could reach you!
2. Make photos of your item.
Feel free to make a lot of photos using your smartphone. Make sure they show your item in the best light.
3. Press SELL .
Choose a proper category, upload your photos and write a clear title and full description of your item. Enter a fair price, select attributes and send your advert to review!
4. Answer the messages and calls from your clients!
If everything is ok with your advert, it’ll be on Sokoni in a couple of hours after sending to moderation. We’ll send you a letter and notification when your advert goes live. Check your messages and be ready to earn money! Do you want to sell like a pro? Check out our Premium Services .

How to buy on Sokoni?

1. Search for the item.
Find what you need using search panel and filters. We have over a million adverts, choose exactly what you are looking for.
2. Contact a seller.
You may use chat on Sokoni or call them via phone. Discuss all the details, negotiate about the price.
3. Take your item or order a delivery.
We check our sellers carefully, but it’s always better to check twice, right? Meet a seller in public place and be sure to pay only after collecting your item.
4. Leave your feedback about the seller.
Feel free to tell us about your purchase. Your feedback will be published online on the seller’s page and will be very helpful for other buyers. Let’s build a safe and professional business community together!


1. General
We are highly focused on the security and can solve any issues in short-terms. That’s why we ask you, kindly, to leave a review after purchasing. If you run into any problems with a seller, you can report us and Sokoni Team will check this seller as soon as possible.
2. Personal safety tips.
– Do not pay in advance, even for the delivery
– Try to meet at a safe, public location
– Check the item BEFORE you buy it
– Pay only after collecting the item
3. Secure payments.
Sokoni provides Premium Services for those who want to sell and earn more. We accept both online and offline payments for these services. We guarantee secure and reliable payments on Sokoni.

Sell like a pro!

1. Pay attention to the details.
Make good photos of your goods, write clear and detailed description.
2. Answer quickly.
Don’t make your buyer wait for your message for days. Be online or get SMS notifications on your messages.
3. Use Premium Services to get 15x more customers!
Your adverts will appear at the top of the page and you will sell faster! How does it work?

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