Seun* is a 55-year-old teacher who uses Opera News to stay informed on current events.
She says she just found it on her phone and started using it. Her tech-savvy teenage son, who is listening to our conversation, confirms that it came pre-installed on her android device.
She later complains that she’s tired of mostly seeing stories that are not true or misleading. Citing the announcement of when schools were opening this year as an example, she laments that a news story on Opera News said schools would not be opening, but they were.
Since it launched in 2018, Opera News has quietly made significant strides in Africa. With over 200 million monthly users, it’s already the biggest content publisher platform in Africa, with roughly 10,000 Opera News Hub stories every day. In terms of monetization, its revenue grew by 70% last year.
I recently spoke to Collins Udeme, the Editorial Manager for Opera News in Nigeria, to understand its journey.
“Opera News was born out of identifying an unmet need in the content industry. It was launched to provide a platform for smaller players on the street to share stories on what’s happening close to them,” he says.
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Source:: Tech Cabal