A few weeks back we published a post highlighting the top 7 social media platforms in Africa. They were notably Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and other , in that order. This got us thinking about why social media, in particular Facebook, had such a growing hold on Africa. We think the key lies in the way African communities work. If you grew up in an African family you may know what i am talking about. The beginning of any African community seems to start from the most basic community, which is the family and extended family. From the family we extend out. These communities are based on sharing. Sharing places they live, food, money, clothes, conversation, happiness, sadness and more. The sharing is vocal and visual.The communities also exchange goods for services and services for good. They trade, buy and sell from people they like or who others recommend. Commerce. In this podcast we look gently and briefly at these aspects and how they may form some of the reasons why Social Media works for Africa.
YOUTUBE IN AFRICA

Africa West East South and North’s Largest YouTube Audiences

Have a look at these statics courtesy of Social Baker, showing the YouTube profiles that attract the largest audiences in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Egypt. What do they say to you?

[caption id="attachment_8461" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Nigerian YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences Nigerian YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8460" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Kenyan YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences Kenyan YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8459" align="aligncenter" width="300"]South African YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences South African YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8458" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Egyptian YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences Egyptian YouTube Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption]
TWITTER IN AFRICA

Africa West East South and North’s Largest Twitter Audiences

Have a look at these statics courtesy of Social Baker, showing the Twitter profiles that attract the largest audiences in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Egypt. What do they say to you?

[caption id="attachment_8432" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Nigerian Twitter  Profiles with the largest Audiences Nigerian Twitter Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8431" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Kenyan Twitter  Profiles with the largest Audiences Kenyan Twitter Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8430" align="aligncenter" width="300"]South African Twitter  Profiles with the largest Audiences South African Twitter Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8429" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Egyptian Twitter  Profiles with the largest Audiences Egyptian Twitter Profiles with the largest Audiences[/caption]
Taking a look at Facebook in Africa

Africa West, East, South and North Facebook Page Audience Count

Have a look at these statics courtesy of Social Baker, showing the Facebook pages that attract the largest audiences in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Egypt. What do they say to you?

  [caption id="attachment_8390" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Nigeria Facebook Audience Stats Nigeria Facebook Audience Stats[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8389" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Kenya Facebook Audience Stats Kenya Facebook Audience Stats
South Africa Facebook Audience Stats[/caption] South Africa Facebook Audience Stats [caption id="attachment_8388" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Egypt Facebook Audience Stats Egypt Facebook Audience Stats[/caption]
Social Media in Nigeria

Focus On Social Media With Oluwakemi

Hello Social media has literally become one of those apparently indispensable tools on our mobile phone and personal computer. IT is used around the world and we also use it locally, here in Nigeria. We use it to watch other peoples' lives; check the news; get information and updates; do business, be educated;  advertise; market;  connect to friends and family and lots more. This week Oluwakemi Tadokpede is taking a look at Social Media from a Nigeria and African perspective. Follow our series this week to see what she and others she has spoken to, feel about the current social media trend in Nigeria. [avatar user="Oluwakemi" size="medium" align="center"]Oluwakemi Tadokpede[/avatar]