I received an email a couple of days ago from “Onyeka Akumah” inviting me along with several journalists to the offices of Konga, Nigeria’s Online Mega Store at Ilupeju for a tour of their offices, and unless there is another top digital marketer called Onyeka Akumah in Nigeria, then it means that former head of marketing and partnerships at Rocket Internet Gmbh, the parent company of JUMIA Nigeria has joined a rival firm Konga, in the latter’s bid to improve operations around the company. I hear that Konga has been filling up a lot of different positions, and now has staff of over 100(unconfirmed) in the company’s bid to consolidate on its position in e-Commerce in Nigeria.
I was at Tedx Victoria Island, and I remember a talk given by Sim Shagaya, founder of Konga, where talked about Sears, Walmart and other major retail chains in the US, and how that the emerging e-Commerce brands in Nigeria could all easily play in the field of eCommerce.
Onyeka who graduated from Sikkim Manipal University, India top of his class with a GPA of 4.65/5.00 earning a bachelor’s degree in Applied Information Technology has been in top online marketing positions in two of the biggest eCommerce brands in Nigeria. He first worked at wakanow.com as online marketing manager before being appointed as a director in Rocket Internet Nigeria and then on to be a Council Member at GLG – Gerson Lehrman Group focusing on the African Internet market, before becoming Lead, Online & Mobile Marketing (Digital Marketing Group) at Guaranty Trust Bank plc (GTBank), but he is finally back to his passion in e-Commerce with Nigeria’s online megastore; Konga.com
In his characteristic manner, Onyeka in his new role as VP, Marketing at Konga reached out to the media to give them a feel of operations at Konga HQ in Ilupeju.
Konga.com has also just announced the launch of a new product that is set to revolutionize the face of online business in Nigeria forever with this special project codenamed “Konga Mall”, and according to an email sent in by their team, the goal of Konga Mall is to enable offline business thrive online by helping them sell and deliver your products to over 49 million online Nigerians, increasing visibility and growing your profits. Konga.com wants to help your business succeed and keep you happy, with no hassles or headaches by providing
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