By Esther Kainebi-Daniel
In an era marked by the rapid growth of social media and flurry of networking platforms, a Lagos-based digital platform, SocioAfrica, with focus to help end users connect and share information, photos, and videos as well as market goods and services digitally with friends, colleagues, family members, and like-minded individuals they might never have met in person across the world is set to reshape Africa digital landscape with connections .
According to the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of the company, Oluwaseun Medayedupin, the App platform is committed to building technologies that connect people and grow communities, adding that the story of the platform began with his deep-rooted passion for technology and vision to bridge the connectivity gap across Africa.
He said, “Growing up in Nigeria, I witnessed the transformative power of the internet and also recognised the unique challenges that Africans faced in accessing and utilising digital platforms effectively. With this insight and a burning desire to make a difference, I embarked on a journey to create SocioAfrica.”
Medayedupin noted that the tech company was launched in 2021, and has gained momentum and positioned itself as a homegrown social network designed specifically for the African continent.
“SocioAfrica aims to revolutionise how Africans connect and share information by addressing several critical objectives such as cultural relevance by putting cultural sensitivity at the forefront, thus acknowledging and celebrating the diversity of African cultures, languages and traditions, and make it a space where users feel at home, irrespective of their background.
“It also consists of localised contents. As platform, SocioAfrica recognising the importance of local contents, and we prioritise this by providing relevant information, news, and events tailored to specific regions and interests across the continent,” he stated.
He continued, “The platform has been able to empower entrepreneurs, as it seeks to empower African entrepreneurs and businesses by offering them a space to market their products and services to a vast and engaged user base through community building.
“We promote community building by allowing users to connect with like-minded individuals, join interest groups, and collaborate on projects that can drive positive change in their communities.
“SocioAfrica understands the concerns around data privacy and security, hence our commitment to data privacy and security by safeguarding user data and ensuring a safe online environment.”
The CEO averred that the tech platform has rapidly gained popularity among Africans, not just because of its vision but also due to the unique features it offers, stressing that the App platform boasts of an intuitive interface, seamless navigation, and user-friendly tools that encourage engagement and interaction.
“Users can create profiles that reflect their individuality and interests, connect with friends and family, share updates, photos, and videos, and participate in discussions about topics ranging from entertainment and technology to health and education.
“SocioAfrica’s innovative algorithms also ensure that users receive content that aligns with their preferences and values. It is poised for a promising future. The platform has garnered a substantial user base, and its influence continues to grow as it expands its offerings and reach across the continent.”
With a strong commitment to its users and dedication to its mission, Medayedupin envisions a future where Africans are seamlessly connected, fostering collaboration, innovation, and knowledge-sharing that can drive social and economic progress.
“SocioAfrica is undoubtedly a social network that holds the potential to revolutionise connectivity in Africa. It is more than just a social networking platform; it’s a testament to the power of innovation, determination, and a vision to create a better future for Africa,” he enthused.
Despite not having a prior entrepreneurial foundation, Medayedupin has been able to take the brand to where it is now, stressing that he built SocioAfrica from his room while he was in the university.
“I started the SocioAfrica with the aim of bringing people around me closer. I grew up in a middleclass family and neighborhood. To be honest, I never liked my neighborhood because most people there were not educated or ‘techfancy’.
“It was really hard for me after I lost my father. I really struggled to feed myself while I was in the university, but I believe that if I didn’t go through those pains, socioAfrica would have never come to life. I literally built socioAfrica on my sorrows, tears and blood,” he stated.
Medayedupin said that by embracing the unique needs and aspirations of the African continent, SocioAfrica stands as a shining example of how technology can be harnessed to bring people together, empower communities, and drive positive change.
“As SocioAfrica continues to thrive, it leaves an indelible mark on the digital landscape of Africa, connecting people, bridging gaps, and fostering a better community.”
BREAKING: NNPC Sacks All Top Management Staff With Less Than 15 Months To Retire
As part of further reorganization for effective operations, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) has sacked top management staff who have less than 15 months to retire from the national oil company.
The development is coming days after the oil company announced the removal and replacement of three of the its Executive Vice Presidents (EVPs).
Those impacted by the previous shakeup included Abdulkabir Ahmed, who was hitherto in charge of gas, power and new energies; Adokiye Tombomieye, who headed the upstream segment as well as Adeyemi Adetunji, who was in charge of the downstream.
They were replaced by Olalekan Ogunleye as EVP gas, power and new energies; Oritsemeyiwa Eyesan for the company’s upstream operations, while Adedapo Segun took charge of the downstream.
In a brief statement Tuesday morning, the NNPC stated that the new reshuffling was in line with its aspiration to rejuvenate its workforce.
“In our bid to pursue effective organisational renewal to support the delivery of our strategic business objectives, it has become imperative to rejuvenate our workforce.
“Consequently, in addition to the recent exit of three executive vice presidents, other members of management staff with less than 15 months to statutory retirement will be exiting the company effective 19th September 2023,” the statement said.
The NNPC noted that the move was in line with its commitment to scale up its capabilities through targeted talent management and equal opportunity for all Nigerians.
BREAKING: Tinubu Nominates Cardoso As CBN Governor
President Bola Tinubu has nominated Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
A press statement by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed on Friday evening that Cardoso will serve for a term of five (5) years at the first instance, pending his confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.
“This directive is in conformity with Section 8 (1) of the Central Bank of Nigeria Act, 2007, which vests in the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the authority to appoint the Governor and Four (4) Deputy Governors for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), subject to confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Furthermore, President Bola Tinubu has approved the nomination of four new Deputy Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for a term of five (5) years at the first instance, pending their confirmation by the Nigerian Senate,” he stated.
The new Deputy Governors include Mrs. Emem Nnana Usoro, Mr. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo, Mr. Philip Ikeazor, and Dr. Bala M. Bello.
“In line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope agenda, the President expects the above listed nominees to successfully implement critical reforms at the Central Bank of Nigeria, which will enhance the confidence of Nigerians and international partners in the restructuring of the Nigerian economy toward sustainable growth and prosperity for all,” Ngelale stated.
We Help Nigerians Transform Their Dreams Of Studying Abroad Into Realities – Braimah
There is no gainsaying the fact that studying abroad opens doors to limitless opportunities. From getting a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of your desired choice of course – which positions you better than your peers – to the networking opportunities it provides, studying abroad can be the door to a better future.
On this premise, thousands of Nigerians dream of studying abroad and pursue that dream. Like every other dream for greatness, studying abroad is accompanied by several challenges including complex visa processes, financial constraints, and many more that often make some give up the dream or fail at it.
To help Nigerians, especially the youths, nurture their dreams of studying abroad, Redefined Consults Limited, a reputable educational consulting company with a team of dedicated and experienced travel professionals has helped many Nigerians process their applications seamlessly.
Having been in the global education competitive landscape for a while, Redefined Consults Limited understands the unique needs of its clients as well as the challenges that come with those needs, hence the need for a personalised approach to all applications they handle.
From choosing the right destination and university to advising on the courses that make application easy, up till the moment of obtaining a visa and settling into their new academic home, Redefined Consults makes it a core need to guide every client they have worked with through every step of the process.
The Founder and Team Lead, Redefined Consult Limited, Sheriff Braimah told our correspondent: “At Redefined Consults Limited, we recognise that education is not just about academics; it is also about personal growth and cultural enrichment. That is why we go beyond the conventional role of a consultancy firm. We are driven by a passion for excellence and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals seeking quality education,”
He explained that the United Kingdom, Malta, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, and China are some of the most sought-after travel destinations for Nigerians who desire to study abroad, and the educational consulting firm makes it a priority to research schools in these destinations, have a clear understanding of their requirements and provides the knowledge while helping them navigate the opportunities offered by each destination.
“With a core understanding of students’ recruitment, some of the services offered by our company include visa counseling and assistance to ensure a smooth and seamless process. Over the last three years, we have successfully helped more than 200 students achieve their dreams of studying abroad with the help of eight experts who are professionals and know their onions.
” If studying abroad is a dream you have had for a while but do not know how to pursue it or you have failed, Redefined Consult Limited is your hope to achieve that dream. With a proven track record of transforming study abroad dreams into reality, yours could be the next success story to tell,” Braimah added.