We are happy to report an increasing interest in the Nigerian start-up ecosystem by Social Media giants, Facebook.com.
A 12 man Facebook team led by Nichola Mendelsohn; Head of Facebook, Europe, Middle East and Africa visited the Konga office and had a lot of good things to say about Konga and Nigeria as a whole.
This past weekend Konga was also honoured with an award for excellence at the Creative Entrepreneurs Awards 2013 which held at the British Council Gardens on Saturday, and had Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for Economy, Dr Okonjo Iweala and Dr Andrew Pocock, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria in attendance.
In an obvious show of how fast-paced Konga.com is progressing as an emerging ecommerce powerhouse in Nigeria and Africa at large, a 12 member team of the social media giant, Facebook.com, paid a courtesy visit to Konga.com offices on the 28th January, 2014.
Leading the delegation of social media gurus,Nichola Mendelsohn; Head of Facebook, Europe, Middle East and Africa, met and addressed the Konga leadership and Marketing team, where she highlighted the role and importance of Konga as a success story with a reputation that has gone beyond local shores but quickly gaining traction around Africa despite having only being in existence for less than 2 years.
The team were really interested in how Konga has been able to stamp its footprint in Nigeria in such a short time with plenty of positive feedback coming from users on Facebook.
Adding further, she also emphasized their admiration and satisfaction for the successful execution of Konga’s Black Friday/Cyber Friday-Fall Yakata and Konga’s Christmas Campaigns while expressing their desire to further strengthen Facebook’s relationship with the Konga brand with mutually beneficial partnerships that would help the brand and over 12 million active people using Facebook in Nigeria as a whole.
COO of Konga.com,Alex Kamara on behalf of the Konga team thanked the Facebook team for taking out time to visit and talked about how Konga always goes where its users love to go. He also spoke about some of the initiatives that Konga has planned for its users in the coming year.
This past weekend, Konga was also honored by the Creative Entrepreneurs of Nigeria with an award for excellence at a Gala night that was held at the British council gardens. The event had Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for Economy, Dr Okonjo Iweala and Dr Andrew Pocock, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria in attendance.
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