Nigeria’s Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo over the weekend received the Management of Ogelle.com in his hometown of Ota which is in Abeokuta Ogun State.
The elder statesman commended the Ogelle team for their innovation and ingenuity in creating a pan African platform dedicated to the promotion of African content only which will transcend into globalisation of Africa’s indigenous content and promotion of its multi-cultural contents..
The Ogelle team lead by its founder ,a Harvard and Buckingham UK alumni ,Barr Osita Oparaugo, paid the former president a visit to introduce Ogelle platform which is unarguably among the leading African content aggregator to the illustrious Africa leader.
An Ogelle branded T.shirt was presented to the elder statesman after a long discussion on how the brand is to impact African youths economically and ensure that they tow the path of creative entrepreneurship in order to exploit new opportunities in the global digital economy ,a promise that Ogelle is already fulfilling by paying users on their platforms whose video has reached a certain number of views and has attracted a large continental and global audience.
Ogelle.com, owned by Reddot Television Network, is Africa’s first user-generated content platform with 100 percent focus on the African content.
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, expressed joy over the fact that the platform has been created for African content only, and reiterated the view and vision of the Ogelle on how their digital platform is bound to create a lot of jobs for African youths in this digital age.
“What you have created is huge, the focus is right and there’s content all over Africa, just the medium for promotion and distribution is what our youths need to excel. I thank you for creating this and coming to present it to me,” Obasanjo said.
“Lastly, in all you do and wherever you may go, home and abroad, in promoting this platform, remember Nigeria first and then Africa – because in the beginning was Nigeria and in the end will be Nigeria,” he said.
On his part, Oparaugo said he and his team decided to pay a visit to Obasanjo and introduce the platform to him because the former president has demonstrated in so many ways that he has African stability and development at heart.
“That is the reason we decided as a company to come and present our unique platform to him,” he said.
Oparaugo said the visit was a follow-up to his brief meeting with Obasanjo in Kigali, the Rwandan capital. He said the Kigali meeting was special because President Obasanjo is so highly revered in East Africa that the Nigerian Ogelle team stationed in Kigali was proud to call him their president.
“Our mission is to provide a truly global platform for African content creators by connecting them to audiences across several cultures and providing relevant content for the intellectual, cultural and social development of African continent,” Oparaugo said.
He thanked the former president, who turned 83 on Thursday, March 5, for receiving him and his team and wished him happy 83rd birthday celebration.
Ogelle, an online video sharing resource and entertainment platform for African content only, was launched in Lagos in April 2019 and has recorded impressive acceptance since then, not just from users in Nigeria but all over Africa and globally.
Designed to promote and facilitate the development of African creative industry, Ogelle integrates User Generated Content (UGC) and exclusive original production subscription video on demand (SVOD) delivered as a free and subscription-based service.