Archive for September, 2010
New Music Video: Julius Agwu’s Good People Great Nation
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Julius "the Genius" Agwu is one of the top-rated Nigerian comedians popular within and outside Nigeria. He recently released a music video perhaps in commemoration of Nigeria's impending 50th independence anniversary. Enjoy the clip below: Armed with the right sense of humour, excellent delivery and a widely respected fashion sense; Julius D'Genius Agwu has positioned himself as a force to reckon with in Nigeria and Africa at ...  [Read more]

High speed wireless internet for businesses in Nigeria
Monday, September 27th, 2010

Gateway is one of Africa's best-established and most respected voice and data carriers. More than 583 million people and 1,200 companies across the continent rely on our connectivity. Gateway Business has four offices and 60 representatives in Nigeria. I recently sent a few questions to a representative of Gateway Business Nigeria. The detailed response is published below, unedited: Who is your uplink provider? “Uplink Provider” is usually ...  [Read more]

Facebook outage: the funny side of it all
Friday, September 24th, 2010

It was near my bedtime last night when I decided to punch the magical into the address bar of my favourite web browser. Loh, I got an error message reading something like "peer connection reset". "My ISP has gone bonkers again", I thought to myself. Then, I decided to take a peep at another social media website I soon got the message. Facebook was down. Again. Several jokes made out of the Facebook outage were ...  [Read more]

Effective Blogging: How to blog under your own domain name
Friday, September 17th, 2010

This blog post is part of a series of blog posts focused on how to blog more effectively. One of the basic ways of being effective with your blogging activities is to use a real domain name, as your blog address. It not only shows how seriously you take your blog, but helps your audience to quickly reach your blog if the domain name you are using is simple enough. What is a domain name? In the context of this blog post, a domain name is ...  [Read more]

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

I received information about the following information from a frequent reader of this blog. If you are eligible, apply on time. The closing date is very near: The World Bank Institute, Belgian Government and partners are pleased to announce the Ideas for Action Competition. This competition offers young professionals and students a unique opportunity to develop their leadership skills, be heard in the international scene, meet iconic leaders ...  [Read more]

Paypal in Africa: Kenya users can now receive money
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The big P of e-commerce, now offers more service to residents of Kenya. Paypal users in Kenya can now receive money via PayPal, and withdraw same to a US bank account if they have one. Though users in Kenya cannot yet withdraw to a local bank account, the ability to receive Paypal funds is a huge leap that would empower e-commerce merchants in the East African country. Paypal's entry into Africa has been been very slow and seemingly ...  [Read more]

Upcoming BarCamps in Ghana for 2010
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The following is an official press release from the BarCamp Ghana organizers: BarCampAccra 2010, ad-hoc gathering where attendees meet for discussions, demos and networking, will take place on October 2nd, 2010 at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) campus at 20 Aluguntuguntu Street in East Legon, Accra. The theme is be “Creating wealth and employment in a challenging environment”. Following the successes of BarCamp ...  [Read more]

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Nokia & BlackBerry join Opera Software, InMobi, the World Wide Web Foundation, MobileMonday, the W3C Mobile Web Initiative and Venture Capital for Africa for crucial event. (LONDON) – September 07, 2010 – all amber, the leading company specialising in organising interactive, discussion-based events specifically aimed at high level strategists, today announced additional partners and sponsors for the 2nd annual Mobile Web in Africa ...  [Read more]

Making sense of digital TV in Ghana
Sunday, September 5th, 2010

I receive a lot of questions through this blog and by email on a regular basis, about digital TV services. I have chosen the following email from one Kwame, to answer all similar questions: Hi, love your website. I have a philips 42" full HD tv with DVB. I only receive two digital channels,ie BBC and GODTV. Is there a way to receive more digital channels? My friends in close by areas receive more channels (FIESTA, GTV SPORTS, SKYYTV ETC ...  [Read more]

Vodacom's The Grid goes global
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

The Grid, Vodacom's mobile social network, has gone global.  Following successful launches last year in Nigeria and Tanzania, as of today people worldwide can access this unique service offering mobile chat and content sharing features. Up to now the two million existing members of  The Grid  “in South Africa, Nigeria and Tanzania - were only able to chat and share content with other Grid members from their own country. Members could ...  [Read more]