WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Banky W’s Adventure into Politics, MTN Takes over Simfy, Google Doodle honors Christy Igbokwe and More

Banky Ws Adventure into Politics

The weekends is usually the most anticipated time of the week. With the business week over, there is always a sense of relief and anticipation that makes the weekend exciting. To give you an exciting start to the weekend, we have compiled a roundup of all the happenings you may have missed during the week.

From Banky W’s shocking adventure into politics, to MTN’s takeover of South Africa’s Simfy streaming serviceand Google Doodle honouring Christy Igbokwe On Her 58th posthumous birthday, these are the stories you probably shouldn’t have missed

Banky W shocks Social Media, As He Announces Interest In Politics.

During the week, Banky W made an announcement that shook social media. The popular musician officially joined Nigerians politics and will be running for the Federal House of Representative under Modern Democratic Party. According to the EME boss, he has decided to take the bold step that Nigerian youths have been clamouring for.

As a result, Nigerians took to social media to declare their support for him even when they did not see it coming. Of course you could expect the usual social media jibe as some people said his recent knack for motivational speaking now makes sense. SMH for some people.


Some people wondered if there was no correlation with Banky’s announcement and his wife, Adesua Wellington, dressed in the Hausa attire to show case change.

Well we wish him well in his political career.

Farmcrowdy Celebrates Two Years Of Amazing Journey

Prominent Nigerian agritech startup, Farmcrowdy celebrated its 2nd year in operation during the week. Since its inception, Farmcrowdy has gone on to show that the agriculture business could also be rewarding.

In its two years of operation, Farmcrowdy has won several awards and is the only African startup to be selected for the US based Startup Accelerator, Techstars Atlanta in 2017. It was also one of the tech startups visited by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo during his tech tour.

Indeed Farmcrowdy is reshaping the way people participate in farming and food production. From Technext, we say congratulations once again on your journey so far.

MTN Takes over Simfy Streaming Service

Africa’s biggest telecom conglomerate, MTN Group, in an effort to intensify its digital quest, recently acquired South African Streaming Service Simfy Africa. This is by far MTN’s loudest effort to become a strong player in the digital world.

Presently, Simfy’s service is available only in South Africa. But with this acquisition, MTN says it will make Simfy available across Africa and the Middle East, two regions its telecom service operates. Congratulations to MTN.

Nigeria Data analytics Firm, Terragon Group Acquires Asian Mobile ad Bizense.

Lagos-based data analytic firm, Terragon Group, has acquired Asian mobile marketing company, Bizense.

Headquartered in Lagos, Terragon’s  software services give its clients — primarily telecommunications and financial services companies — data on Africa’s growing consumer markets.

Terragon continues to disrupt the data analytics space in Nigeria with a revenue of $4 to 5 million. This shows that despite the tight digital advertising space, Terragon obviously has a foothold in the industry.

Google Doodle Honours Christy Igbokwe On Her 58th posthumous birthday

During the week, Legendary Nigerian singer, Christy Essien-Igbokwehe became the latest Nigerian honoured by Google Doodle.  Considered one of the best during her time, the late singer and actress was famed for classics like Seun Rere, and Akwa Ibom Mmi.

But Christy Igbokwe was not just known for hits. She was also renowned for her interest in charity and women activism. Her movies in the 1980’s depicted and raised issues around child abuse and female genital mutilation, two key issues in gender discourse today.
She was nick named the lady of the song. We wish her a happy posthumous birthday…….
And that is all on this week’s roundup. Please have an amazing weekend.

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