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mobofree Nigeria

Several technology focused businesses are leveraging the increased penetration of mobiles in Nigeria and the positive economic outlook of Nigeria to launch their businesses.We learnt that MoboFree is planning to set up an office in Lagos.

MoboFree, a social marketplace in Nigeria and Africa is set to launch its local presence in Lagos, Nigeria as its users in Nigeria grow significantly on a daily basis.With over 3 million registered users, including 2.2 million in Nigeria and a strong footprint in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ghana, MoboFree is among the largest and most successful mobile social and trusted classifieds platforms in Africa. MoboFree combines a social network and board of classifieds to create a platform where buyers and sellers can meet, place their ads, negotiate and make transactions safely and totally for free.

The MoboFree technological platform makes buying and selling online easy for any user with any device, not only for PCs and smartphones but also for old phones with small screens (so called “feature” phones) Cristobal Alonso, Co-founder and Chairman of the board of MoboFree, says “We are excited to be able to provide on-ground support to our growing customer base in Nigeria and and to create locally adapted & customised opportunities that will deliver and exceed desired returns.”

The company disclosed that Nigerians are selling unused items worth USD 526 million on MoboFree and shared expectations that the total volume of items for sale in its marketplace will likely reach USD 1.5 billion by 2015. In view of this potential, establishing a local presence in Lagos Nigeria is a natural next step in order to ensure more effective operations and achieve set targets..Over 3.3 million users are registered on MoboFree and together they generate on average around 60 million page impressions monthly.

 

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Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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