L-R (Kenneth Omeruo, TechTrends; Loy Okezie, Techloy; Chike Maduegbuna, CEO FansConnect; Yomi Adegboye, Mobility Nigeria; Makinde Adeagbo, DropBox)
Fansconnect Online Limited, a social media company based in Nigeria last week unveiled ‘Afrinolly’ a mobile phone-based application which allows users to stream African entertainment bundles to a selected group of tech and entertainment bloggers.
Built for both the Android and Blackberry devices, Afrinolly provides access to African movie trailers, music videos, comedy online, celebrity gist and gossip, latest entertainment news and many more. AfriNolly is a finalist of the on-going ‘Google Android Developer Challenge — Sub-Saharan Africa’.
Speaking at the Afrinolly media parley held on Friday, August 26 at Jade Chinese Restaurant in Lagos, Chike Maduegbuna, the CEO of Fansconnect Online, assures that Afrinolly is a user friendly package as it is compatible with the popular mobile browser Opera Mini. He further highlighted that the application will be a useful tool that will enable African movie enthusiasts to easily access content.
“AfriNolly has global appeal as more people are enthralled with Nollywood and other African entertainment industry”, said Maduegbuna.
The Guest Speaker, Makinde Adeagbo (former Facebook employee, now with DropBox) was proud that Nigerians residing in Nigeria could conceptualize and build an application of international quality. He further noted that the app would further enhance the growth and development of the entertainment industry in Africa.
Also speaking at the media parley, the company’s Creative Intelligence Analyst, Bobola Oniwura, said the application is created to get people to interact and talk about African movies, music and comedies. Tope Omotunde, Fansconnect Online’s Head of Technology, also opined that the application will enlighten people about what is happening in the entertainment world and enable them have access to the world of entertainment.
The Afrinolly app lets you view movie trailers; get user movie reviews; watch music videos and comedy; watch full length movies; look up upcoming movies; read latest entertainment and celebrity news; share movie trailers and news with friends via email, Facebook, Twitter and other sharing apps.
Afrinolly will be officially launched to the public and open for download here on Wednesday, 7th September 2011. The Afrinolly app review will be published on Techloy soon.
Images via: FansConnectOnline