Thursday, October 20, 2011

Meet The Founder Of African Entertainment App Afrinolly


Forbes - Last month, during Google‘s Kenya conference (called G-Kenya), the Internet search giant announced the winners of its 1st  Android Developers Challenge for Sub-Saharan Africa. Afrinolly, a Nigerian-developed App, was the winner of the Entertainment/Games/Media category. The award came with a $25,000 cash prize.

Developed by Nigerian digital marketing agency Fans Connect Online, Afrinolly is a mobile application that allows users to stream African entertainment bundles. Users can access African movie trailers, music videos, online comedy, celebrity gist and gossip, the latest entertainment news and other content. The app also has a Blackberry version and can be downloaded for free at or in the Android Market.

I recently interviewed Chike Maduegbuna, the CEO of Fans Connect Online and the mastermind behind the Afrinolly App.

You’re the CEO of Fans Connect Online, a leading digital marketing firm. What does Fans Connect Online do? 

Fans Connect Online is a digital marketing, social media and mobile app development company. We focus on creating platforms around the passion points of youths (15 – 40years) that will enable big brands to reach and engage them. We provide cost-effective technology solutions that compliment traditional marketing activities. The company is 18 months old and we have a multi-disciplinary team of 9 staff. We have worked for a few blue-chip companies including MTN, Cadbury, Friesland Campina WAMCO and Samsung.                   More