It was a fun filled atmosphere at Jumia Head Quarters, 109 Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday 14th of July 2015 the organizer and venue for the Nigerian Tech Bloggers vs Tech vendors round tables in the country. As a tech expert and blogger, i was among the 100 tech bloggers invited and fully present at the event. The top Nigerian tech bloggers were invited for the show down with major tech vendors like Tecno, Infinix, Samsung, LG, Lenovo and Injoo were all present to discuss in round table challenges and how to improve the standards in the mobile industry which is currently growing at a very vast paste.
The event, anchored by Bertille Guitton, Head of Communication Jumia, gathered the biggest names of both the Mobile manufacturing business and the Tech blogging world! Blogger attendees included Muyiwa – TechCabal, Wale – Geek.ng, Olabode – JustNaira, Muyiwa – Techpoint, Elvis – BestMobs, Ige – Ebimablog, Taslim – OgbongeBlog, Ejura – ConnectNigeria, Abiodun – Tech360Ng, Adewale – TechCityNg, Oscar – Oscarmini, Elroy – MobilityArena, Babanature – OneNaijaBlog, Tobi – MissTechy, Kelvin – AndroidNigeria, Sanusi –TechSuplex, Emmanuel – MyTechPortal, Aroloye – LowkeyTech, Ayoola – StevenBergy and Olatunde – BusinessCabal.
The passion for mobile phones and technology was very evident in the room right from the opening address made by Jonathan Doerr, Managing Director Jumia Nigeria, to the engaging, enlightening and excellent conversation that ensued. The bloggers had the representatives of the mobile brands (Samsung, LG, Innjoo, Infinix, Tecno and Lenovo) on their toes as they questioned them on topics which spanned from operating system updates, priorities, affordability, expectations and more!
I was really awesome meeting my other tech bloggers of 100 years…lol. I met Oscar Frank of Oscamini.com, Wale (Doncaprio) of geek.ng and me myself Emmanuel Mabogunje (Emmy Mabs) of all people mytechportal.com was really honoured to be in the events.
Highlights includes very debating question in the mobile industry like best smartphone OS, what an average Nigerian watch out for buying smartphones, what are futures plans from the tech vendors and all related. Don’t let me talk too much, see the enticing pics taken below and fill your eyes with wooo.