Africa's largest and fastest growing social networking website Ladies And Gentlemen book (popularly known as LAGbook) today announced its partnership with IQ4News.com to provide its 600,000 registered users with in-depth analysis and news on Africa
IQ4News is an online platform that offers in-depth analysis and news on Africa with a collaborative feel, combining reports from professional journalists with citizen journalists, journalism students, bloggers and field experts. IQ4News was established as a media blog in 2007, and later re-branded as a news and analysis website dedicated to African issues, in 2011. The website grew considerably within three months, receiving traffic from over 161 countries; 39 of which are African countries.
Today, LAGbook introduced its news column powered by IQ4News. Registered LAGbook users are provided with up-to-the-minute news on Africa from the IQ4News website. News on Africa from IQ4News are displayed in a marquee and typed progressively across the screen on every user-profile page on LAGbook. This move is to primarily promote the ideal that "businesses in Nigeria, and indeed Africa, need to be more supportive of each other particularly when it comes to start-ups", says Dr. Yemisi Akinbobola, Editor-in-Chief, IQ4News.
"Since the LAGbook audio interview with IQ4News some weeks ago, I have been following news from IQ4News. Personally, I have found a lot of them interesting and useful especially the one on Obama's paternal grandmother. I think I should share this new experience with hundreds of thousands of people, and that starts with our 600,000 registered users on LAGbook. They should enjoy the analysis and news that IQ4News offer", says Chika Nwaogu, co-founder of LAGbook.
According to Chidi Nwaogu, Co-CEO at LAGbook, "The Nigerian Entrepreneurial Ecosystem doesn't foster synergy, and this has greatly weakened the pace of growth within start-ups from Africa. We need to partner, and not compete. We need to form an extensive TEAM; Together Everyone Achieves More, and that I believe will build a self-sustaining and flourishing ecosystem for African entrepreneurs."
"Over the past months, we have partnered with an appreciable amount of startups across the globe, which includes UK's MusicVibe, and South Africa's Umuntu Media. Now, we want to focus on the African tech-space, and forge partnership with more African-based startups that will lead to growth and development. This is our major goal in the year 2013, and we're starting this mission with IQ4News", says Josh Osemwegie, Chief Financial Officer at LAGbook.
"Our future partnership with African startups will mostly focus on integrating them as third-party applications on LAGbook. At LAGbook, we believe social discovery is not limited to meeting new people, but extends to discovering new things and events happening around you, and this where IQ4News comes into the BIG picture", says Nosa Ilegbinehi, Chief Publicity Officer at LAGbook
In just 2 years, LAGbook has become Africa's largest and fastest growing social networking website with 600,000 registered users and 6,000 daily new-signups.