In keeping with its target to become the highest aggregator of African content, Ogelle has begun the filming of the Ogelle Jerusalema Challenge in Tanzania.
Osita Oparaugo, founder of Ogelle, Africa’s first user generated content platform with 100 percent focus on African content, also announced that Ogelle has commissioned 11 projects, seven shows, two series and two feature films.
“Last Saturday we joined the good people of Ethiopia in celebrating Meskel Festival,” Oparaugo said.
“Next stop, Tanzania. We are filming the Ogelle Jerusalema Challenge with the Maasais in Tanzania and, to be honest, these guys are original Africans,” he said, praising “the air of tranquility and happiness that they exude”.
“We are happy to announce commissioning of 11 projects, seven shows, two series and two feature films. We equally acquired five Swahili feature films that will go live on October 7, 2020 under Swahili TV channel on Ogelle,” he said.
“Our message is consistent – African content on African platform. Ogelle, unlimited entertainment, 100 percent African. #LetsBuildOurCommunity,” he said.
Ogelle was launched in Lagos in April 2019 and has since then continued to record impressive acceptance not just from users in Nigeria but all over Africa and globally.
In a recent interview, Oparaugo said the team at Ogelle is excited at the acceptability of the platform across Africa and beyond.
“Nearly 500,000 users, over 15,000 videos and a bounce rate less than 4 percent, according to Google analytics, show how much Ogelle is valued within and outside Africa as an only-African-content platform,” he said.
He emphasised the urgent need for African to use “the creative industry and our creativity to change the negative narrative about us as a people and that African voice, image and data should be on an African platform”.
“That is why we built a platform that is user-generated, meaning any African no matter where he or she is in the world, can create content, create channel on Ogelle and share with family and friends and even make money from views from such videos,” he said.