Facebook May began verifing pages to ensure brand authenticity for prominent public figures (celebrities, journalists, government officials, popular brands and businesses) with large audiences.
Konga’s Facebook page dubbed Shopkonga, has over 400,000 likes, the biggest page likes among the country’s major eCommerce firms.
According to OnyekaAkumah, Head of Marketing at Konga.com; “We are really excited about this recognition by Facebook for the service we are rendering to Nigerians online. Being the first e-commerce brand verified in Africa and the first company in Nigeria,is a testament of the growing confidence the international community and Nigerians as a whole have come to respect and love the brand – Konga.com”.
However, KongaShop is not the first Facebook page to be verified. President Goodluck Jonathan’s Facebook page was he first page to be verified in Nigeria.
KongaShop Facebook verification is not the fir’s first social media endorsement, recently it became the first ecommerce platform in Nigeria to have its Twitter account verified.