Nigeria’s LAGBook brothers, Nwaogu Chika and Nwaogu Chidi, now working on Available.fm have launched Kenyar, an online news platform for Kenya and the rest of East Africa and Byte.im, a tech blog for emerging markets.
According to Chika, Kenyar will report breaking news from around Kenya and East Africa. “Our core focus are on topics like Business, technology, sports, politics etc. We aim to be the voice of Kenya and the entire East Africa, reporting news and events as it is.”
Speaking on what inspired him to venture into the news industry Chika wrote, “I sent out a press release to my many blogger friends and online news reporter friends. The lovely ones published it ASAP, and the proud and irrational ones gave me all forms of stupid excuses. Two said they were sick. One said he hates press releases, and rather wants to do an interview on my twin and I on his anonymous blog, and I declined. The other said his blog crashed. They all said blaha blaha, and I kept reading their bullshits.”
“Then the idea of creating mine creeped within me. Days later, thanks to opportunity and my money, I was able to purchase a 75000 fan page called Kenya, and a domain name kenyar.com,” wrote the entrepreneur on his Facebook profile.
He added Kenyar will be a widely read online news platform for Kenya and the rest of East Africa due to its popular Facebook page with the same name.