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10 unmissable (and hilarious) tweets on Paul Pogba’s first Man Utd goal

10 unmissable (and hilarious) tweets on Paul Pogba’s first Man Utd goal

Since arriving Manchester United in the summer for a world record transfer fee of €105 million (£89.3 million), Paul Pogba hasn’t had it good on the pitch, which has led to criticism from some quarters. Today against reigning champions, Leicester City FC, the French professional footballer scored his first goal for the club, and it was


Mavin’s Chief Digital Officer has launched a song-looping app

Tunji Afonja, Chief Digital Officer at Mavin Records, Don Jazzy‘s record label, has launched a music app for bookmarking and looping/repeating your favorite verses and choruses of songs. New app alert!!! #SMD Chief Digital Officer theafricannerd has released playmarksapp, a brand… https://t.co/XMo94YYwhD — DON JAZZY (@DONJAZZY) September 23, 2016 Known as PlayMarks, the app lets


Afrostream is now available on Orange TV

Afrostream, a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, is now available on Orange TV, an on-demand video service owned by telecommunication giant, Orange. Available on Orange TV in the Pass Vidéo section, Orange TV customers in mainland France with Livebox 4 or Livebox Play and their respective decoders will be able to enjoy Afrostream for


11 year-old Tayo builds game Mark Zuckerberg is excited about

The lad pictured above is Olatayo Sobomehin, an 11 years old who built Spike Rush, an infinite, side-scrolling game. Named after needle spikerush (a plant), the game is set in a magical forest where spikes are everywhere. Players have super powers to help them learn to survive in the forest. At random times, the gravity


On September 29, ROK Studios will launch a channel on Sky

Jason Njoku, Founder and CEO of iROKO, one of Africa’s most successful Internet startup, has announced ROK Studios will launch a channel on Sky in the UK on September 29, 2016. Officially launched some time in 2014, ROK Studios is a leading African film and television studio and production house based in Lagos, Nigeria. ROK owns


Iroko launches IrokoX, a platform to showcase & promote African digital content

Jason Njoku founded African digital entertainment company, Iroko, has announced the launch of a platform to showcase and promote creative works of African digital content creators. Known as IrokoX, the platform, claimed to be Africa’s only full-service, cross-media Multi-Platform Network, aims to create, distribute and monetize African digital content for the promotion and benefit of


September edition of G3, a monthly meetup for games developer, is holding on the 21st

On the 21st, the September edition of G3, a monthly meet up for game developers to discuss issues related to the mobile games development in Nigeria and Africa, will hold in Lagos. Themed “Exploring Internet Connectivity & App Discovery”, the event promises to be much more fun than previous editions as exciting programmes have been


Intelsat launches new satellite to increase DSTV service delivery

Intelsat has announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 36 satellite that will be used in part by DStv parent company, MultiChoice to provide direct-to-home satellite pay-television services to consumers in Africa. The Intelsat 36 satellite was launched from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle. It is the 58th Intelsat satellite launched by Arianespace. Liftoff was at 00:16


Ethan & Harriet to launch range of educational toys and Nigerian-themed puzzles

Nigeria’s leading educational toy company, Ethan & Harriet, has announced it will launch a range of educational toys and Nigerian-themed puzzles at an event in Lagos. The company seeks to champion the preservation of the country’s cultural heritage through fun and games. Among the toys to be launched is the Nigerian-themed jigsaw puzzles, which is


D’banj partners MTN to launch new venture to promote creative industry

D’banj, a Nigerian musician (popularly called Bangalee) and entrepreneur, has signed a partnership with MTN, Nigeria’s biggest telecoms company, to launch a new venture to promote Nigeria’s creative industry. Known as The Cream Platform, it will provide creative minds (those unsigned hypes) the opportunity to win the following: a song & video recording session, ‘collabo’ with artiste


Econet Media signs agreement to bring NFL content to Africans

If you’re a lover of the National Football League, this one’s for you. Econet Media, a subsidiary of the Econet Group, has signed an agreement to broadcast NFL content in a number of markets in sub-Saharan Africa [1]. The agreement, which was brokered by ESPN Media Distribution, sees Econet Media become the exclusive linear TV


SA VOD service, ShowMax reaches 10 million views

ShowMax, a South African subscription-based video-on-demand service, has announced that its TV shows and movies have been viewed by its customers over 10 million times. In total, more than five million hours of content have been viewed on the platform, the equivalent of more than 500 years if played back-to-back. “We knew we had a


YouTube adds live streaming to mobile

YouTube has announced that it is adding a live streaming option to its mobile platforms that will allow users to broadcast live video from their mobile devices — initially limited to web only. The video-sharing site which has been offering live streaming since 2011, including the streaming of the Royal Wedding of Britain’s Prince William


TRACE acquires Buni.tv, set to launch VOD service

TRACE, an international media group that provides contemporary music and sports entertainment content to a large and predominantly young audience, has acquired Pan-African video-on-demand platform, Buni.tv for an undisclosed amount. Launched in 2012 as one of the first ever VOD platform to focus on the African market, Buni.tv is recognized as one of the 3 largest SVOD services