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Programming / Re: Which Python Web Framework Do You Use For Your Web Application by auxizain(m): 7:44pm On Aug 31, 2013
Ajibel: I just started using Django. Almost half way thro' with d tuts buh PHNC no get human feelings hia cry cry
sorry..i'm based in Ghana and our electricity has been stable for sometime now .
Programming / Which Python Web Framework Do You Use For Your Web Application by auxizain(m): 7:23pm On Aug 31, 2013
Started learning how to use pyramid framework and i really like it very fast and easy to learn
Thought it will be nice to know which frameworks you guys are using .
Sports / Re: A Nairalander Chatting With Roberto Di Matteo by auxizain(m): 3:08pm On Aug 19, 2013
mod pls move this topic to the frontpage
Webmasters / Ten African Internet Millionaires To Watch by auxizain(m): 10:24pm On Aug 11, 2013
Africa may not yet have an Internet billionaire, but there are a handful of savvy African entrepreneurs who’ve built 7- and 8-figure fortunes by identifying and taking advantage of the opportunities on the continent’s web space.

Here’s a basic truth: In the next five to seven years, there’ll be an unprecedented explosion of Internet millionaires. A billionaire or two may even crop up. You never know. The signs are there. Massive broadband fiber optic cables are being laid everywhere from the West cost to the East, North and the South. Hungry techies everywhere from Nigeria to Ghana, Kenya and South Africa are building web-based companies providing simple solutions for some of our most daunting challenges and inconveniences. Some of the world’s most important investors are taking notice, and making huge bets. New York-based hedge fund Tiger Global Management, Swedish investment firm Kinnevik and Australia’s Seek.com.au have each made multi-million dollar investments in the continent’s Internet space, reinforcing the notion that the next gold mine could be Africa’s tech space.A few people have gotten an early jumpstart on this, and they’ve made millions in the process. Here are ten people you should watch closely:

Abasiama Idaresit, Nigerian

Source: digital marketing

Idaresit, a Nigerian-born digital marketing expert, is the founder and CEO of Wild Fusion, one of Africa’s leading digital marketing agencies. Idaresit founded Wild Fusion in 2010 with no external funding and with a bootstrapped budget, transforming the company into a $6 million (annual revenues) digital marketing firm offering Internet marketing and digital strategy solutions to some of the largest international corporations operating in in sub-Saharan Africa. Wild Fusion’s clients include Visa V -0.54%, Vodafone VOD +0.07%, Samsung and Unilever UN +0.28% as well as several large Pan-African corporations. Wild Fusion, which is on track to make $10 million in revenues this year, also has operations in Kenya and Ghana. Wild Fusion was also Google’s first Adwords certified partner in West Africa.

Justin Clarke & Carey Eaton, South African, Kenyan

Source: One Africa Media

Justin Clarke and Carey Eaton co-founded One Africa Media (OAM), Africa’s largest online classifieds group. OAM owns some of Africa’s most prestigious and lucrative online properties, including PrivateProperty.co.za, South Africa’s leading property website; , West Africa’s leading job website; Cheki.com,West and East Africa’s largest online auto marketplace; and SafariNow, South Africa’s leading travel and accommodation booking website. In June 2013, Seek, Australia’s largest recruitment portal, acquired a 25% stake in OAM for $20 million, valuing the company at $80 million. OAM’s three major shareholders are Justin Clarke, Carey Eaton and Tiger Global Management, a New York-based hedge fund.

Jason Njoku, Nigerian

Source: Nigerian movies

Jason Njoku is the founder of iRokoTV, the world’s largest distributor of Nigerian movies, which has been dubbed the ‘Netflix of Africa’. iRokoTV operates a service that streams Nigerian and Ghanaian movies online for free, while users who want to gain access to newer content have to pay a monthly subscription fee of $5. The service has been successful so far and iRoko has over 500,000 registered subscribers. iRokoTV has raised over $10 million in venture funding from Tiger Global Management, a New York-based private equity and hedge fund run by billionaire Chase Coleman, and $2 million from Swedish investment firm Kinnevik.

Herman Heunis, Namibian

Source: messaging services

Heunis was the original founder of MXit, Africa’s largest social network and the continent’s first mobile instant messenger. About 20 million people in more than 120 countries across the world now use MXit. The service runs on multiple mobile and computing platforms. In September 2011, World Of Avatar, an investment company founded by South African millionaire Alan Knott Graig Jr., acquired MXit from Herman Heunis for over $50 million.

Adii Pienaar, South African

Source: WordPress Themes

Adii Pienaar, 28, is the founder of Woothemes, a company that designs and develops customizable commercial themes and plugins for WordPress. Adii built the business with a bootstrap budget, and the company today generates over $3 million in annual revenues from the sale of its themes. Woothemes also develops and sells themes for other content management systems, including Tumblr. He is now working on PublicBeta, a service that allows very successful entrepreneurs to transfer knowledge to new startups.

Ronnie Apteker, South African

Source: Internet services

The 45 year-old South African entrepreneur founded Internet Solutions, South Africa’s first Internet service provider, in 1993 shortly after the end of apartheid. The company provides its services to more than 70% of the companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. In 1997, Apteker sold Internet Solutions to Dimension Data Holdings, an Internet, communications and telecom services provider, for roughly $65 million. Apteker is currently an investor in South African Internet startups such as Randgo.com, which offers benefits such as discounts, preferential treatment and access to stock offerings from South Africa’s leading brands. He is also a movie producer and writer.

Gary Levitt, South African

Source: Email marketing

In 2008, the South African-born entrepreneur founded Mad Mimi, an email service that allows users create, send, share and track simple, scalable communications such as branded emails and newsletters online. Mad Mimi boasts over 150,000 corporate users and sends over 1 billion messages every month. The company has over 20 employees and annual revenues of about $6 million. Levitt is the controlling shareholder of the company.

Ayisi Makatiani, Kenyan

Source: Internet services

Makatiani made his first fortune by co-founding Africa Online, one of the earliest Internet service providers in Africa. He founded the company in 1994, and Africa Online provided dial-up, leased line and wireless connectivity services in Kenya and around East Africa. In 2000, Makatiani sold a significant chunk of his shareholding in the company to African Lakes Corporation PLC of Britain, retaining a minority stake reportedly valued at $10 million. He now runs Fanisi Capital, an African-focused private equity and venture capital fund.

Njeri Rionge, Kenyan

Source: Internet Services

Rionge now runs Ignite Consulting, a successful business consultancy based in Nairobi, but she earned her first fortune from co-founding Wananchi Online, an Internet service provider which is now East Africa’s leading cable, broadband and IP (internet-based) phone company. In 2011, Emerging Capital Partners, an American private equity firm, acquired a 50% stake in the company for $26 million.

Nairaland / General / Touching Stories With Pictures by auxizain(m): 10:27am On Aug 06, 2013

full gallery on imgur:http://imgur.com/gallery/8czT5

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Politics / Re: The Real Picture Of Made In Nigeria Robots. by auxizain(m): 12:54pm On Jul 29, 2013
jimts: sponge ur papi's b@lls. Dimwit!
you are very stupid.....he is saying his mind..why insult his fada..you are bringing curses on urself...Dimwit!
Webmasters / Re: Need Your Opinion On This Ghanaian Version Of Nairaland I Created From Scratch by auxizain(m): 10:41pm On Jul 18, 2013
Sorry o.I didn't mean to confuse you. Carry go.
Will unfollow the thread.so I can't confuse you anymore
cmon don't dull...i know this current nairaland is not made with smf
and about the version i was refering to how it functions which is the same as nairaland
and i'm also working on making the site responsive...sorry if my words were offensive to you..
Webmasters / Re: Need Your Opinion On This Ghanaian Version Of Nairaland I Created From Scratch by auxizain(m): 10:08pm On Jul 18, 2013

A version according to him might mean the site serve to Ghanaians the same purpose NL serve for Nigerians and by the way,
Seun stopped using smf since last year.

Which mobile plugin are you referrring to, oga? I tot he just have to make the site responsive?
yes was quiet confused by his comment thanks man
Webmasters / Re: Need Your Opinion On This Ghanaian Version Of Nairaland I Created From Scratch by auxizain(m): 8:05pm On Jul 18, 2013
pureguide: You did good.but you need a lot to do on that website.
Go to your domain host cpnl and change the platform.
I think smf will do .because that's what seun is using on Nl.
I don't see how you can call that website a version of NL.because its way far different.even on pc they don't look like.so I advice you use smf. but if you can't.you still need to edit the colour and install a mobile plugin.so it should be mobile friendly.
Nice work tho. Thumb up
thanks man..still working on it...thank you very much
Webmasters / Re: Need Your Opinion On This Ghanaian Version Of Nairaland I Created From Scratch by auxizain(m): 7:43pm On Jul 18, 2013
1. Backround too plain
2. why all the Ghana Flags naa, if you must use flag, one flag at the header should do.
3. why use disqus for your comments? Cant you keep your hard earned data in your own database?
4. the blue colored rounded links arent done well yet, reduce the border radius and/or increase the horizontal padding a bit.
thanks very much will work on the background and the links
i am working on a commenting system which operates like disqus ..will switch soon...i had a reply system but i want a better one...so i had to put it off
Webmasters / Re: Need Your Opinion On This Ghanaian Version Of Nairaland I Created From Scratch by auxizain(m): 7:38pm On Jul 18, 2013
fasa2020: Nice layout. . . I do not like the background though sad Change to a dull/cool color, i think that white is too BRIGHT. And besides, dont you think the "Hits" beside titles wont allow me to click a page am hesitating to open? So, i suggest it should not be there.

Great work you have there though am afraid you wont be listen to user's opinions again when the site now turns to daily routine of Ghanaians like our Oga at the top here smiley cheesy smiley Guess you'll just decides on your own and GBAM !! Thats final cheesy
haha thanks will find a dull color and use it then
Celebrities / Top Nollywood Celebrities Searched On Google (2012) Rank by auxizain(m): 9:31pm On Jul 16, 2013
1. Mercy Johnson
2. Ini Edo
3. Tnto Dike
4. Funke Akindele
5. Genevieve
6. Jim Iyke
7. Chika Ike
8. Van Vicker
9. Rita Dominic
10. Stephanie Okereke

Webmasters / Top Searched Keywords on google - Naija Vrs Ghana -2012 by auxizain(m): 7:56pm On Jul 16, 2013

Webmasters / Re: Need Your Opinion On This Ghanaian Version Of Nairaland I Created From Scratch by auxizain(m): 2:47pm On Jul 13, 2013
ok thank you..i am working on that
Romance / Re: I Want Ur Scope On This Pls by auxizain(m): 1:49pm On Jul 13, 2013
smh..God is looking at you fornicator
Webmasters / Need Your Opinion On This Ghanaian Version Of Nairaland I Created From Scratch by auxizain(m): 1:45pm On Jul 13, 2013
I have created a version of nairaland but is geared towards the ghanaian community..please tell me what you think
about the design..
programming language:php..used codeigniter framework.

Celebrities / D'banj Suit Reported To Be Made With Real 100 Dollar Bills Is A Lie Ooooo by auxizain(m): 10:25am On Jun 26, 2013
Sometimes I wonder how some people became bloggers/ writers. If celebrities want to feed bloggers with lies, at least we should respect our readers a bit.

Certain lies are so obvious—-and an example is the trending story of Nigerian musician-D’banj having wore a $25000 suit to a DKM Concert in Lagos.

Several bloggers have reported that the suit which was designed by Okunoren Twins is made of actual One Hundred Dollar bills and cost $25000.

I do not care about the cost of the suit which I know that is a lie too but to destroyed/damaged REAL $100 bills to make a suit is a damn CRIME and no designer will even attempt that. You do not go about messing with America….

And D’banj himself will never attempt this, else the US Secret Service would have been chasing his African butt by now…

Destroying any US currency as D’banj and the designer is reported to have done is a big NO according to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which makes all U.S. paper currency.

Such an action is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code, which states that “whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued, shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.”

This law is enforced by the Secret Service so it is not a damn JOKE.

Apart from the fact that it is STUPID to damage a currency, it cost the US Government money to replace damaged notes as it costs money to make money. Therefore, they do not play with people who destroy notes, let alone those who come out LOUD like D’banj is being reported to have done.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces 37 million notes a day with a face value of approximately $696 million.

My question is; what is the point of these LIES being paraded by our African Celebrities through some lazy bloggers who cannot even be bothered to do a common research?

I did not study this in Law School, I just had to ‘transfer skills’ and look for the appropriate legislation. Every blogger could have easily found out this…

This is why you should be careful about which blogs you read!

Don’t be misinformed, knowledge is POWER!

Jokes Etc / Don't Laugh Please!!! by auxizain(m): 3:21pm On Jun 20, 2013
In Japan dey invented a machine that catches thieves; They took it out to different countries for a test. In U.S.A, in 30 minutes, it caught 20 thieves;
UK, in 30 minutes it caught 500 thieves;
Spain, in 20 minutes it caught 25 thieves;
Ghana, in 10 minutes it caught 6,000 thieves;
Uganda in 7mins it caught 20,000thieves,
Nigeria, in 5 minutes the machine was stolen.
I thought I told you not to laugh? If you laughed then share this. Good afternoon people.
Webmasters / Re: Need Suggestions On A Domain Name by auxizain(m): 7:43pm On Jun 11, 2013
tanx guys...but cediland is already taken
Webmasters / Need Suggestions On A Domain Name by auxizain(m): 5:23pm On Jun 11, 2013
Guys i will be launching a ghanaian version of nairaland(created from scratch and based on codeigniter) almost done....but need a nice domian name for it.....any nice suggestion will be much appreciated..tanx in advance...
domain names in mind
Webmasters / Re: Suggest A Domain Name For Me by auxizain(m): 3:12pm On Jun 11, 2013
kambo: cediland
tanx man will think about dat...
Webmasters / Re: Suggest A Domain Name For Me by auxizain(m): 1:15pm On Jun 11, 2013
Ajibel: Ghanaland grin
haha..thanks man will tink abt dat
Webmasters / Suggest A Domain Name For Me by auxizain(m): 12:43pm On Jun 11, 2013
Guys i will be launching a ghanaian version of nairaland(created from scratch and based on codeigniter) almost done....but need a nice domian name for it.....any nice suggestion will be much appreciated..tanx in advance...
domain names in mind
Romance / Re: Miss Nairaland June 2013 - Elimination Round 3 by auxizain(m): 2:48pm On Jun 05, 2013
Programming / Re: What Skillsets Are Needed To Create A World Class Web-based Accounting Software? by auxizain(m): 8:26pm On Jun 04, 2013
oh op sori if u were offended..was jux trying to gv ma opinion...then i think you should outsource your app to a professional...because it will take u quiet some time to learn the technologies you need to make that kind of app..and time is very important in dis biz some1 might also be working on a similar idea...d earlier d better
Programming / Re: What Skillsets Are Needed To Create A World Class Web-based Accounting Software? by auxizain(m): 5:00pm On Jun 04, 2013
stop daydreaming many of such softwares exits...trust me dont waste your time find a unique idea solving a problem
and develop it
Programming / Re: Desktop Or Online Application? by auxizain(m): 4:58pm On Jun 04, 2013
what applications do you u want make...

online..php,mysql,html,css,ajax,javascript...nd a whole lot
mobile.....platform specific..learn to code for andriod or iphone
Art, Graphics & Video / Re: Creative Art Work Done On Hands - Pictures by auxizain(m): 4:46pm On Jun 04, 2013
chai...jux beautiffulllllllllllllllllll work
TV/Movies / Re: Bollywood Vs Hollywood - Which Is Better? by auxizain(m): 4:10pm On May 24, 2013
i dont like long movies
Celebrities / Beautiful Pictures of Nadia Buari by auxizain(m): 2:31pm On May 09, 2013
Woow tooo cute


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