Twitter is a great source of news and information, but it should be noted that the content users consume is directly influenced by the people they follow. Consequently, Twitter users with a vast number of followers are referred to as influencers. It therefore goes without saying that in order to make sure you are consuming information that is relevant and reliable, it is imperative that you follow the right influencers.
So without further ado, and in no particular order, here are 6 African Tech Influencers to follow on twitter:
1) @africantechie, Rebecca Enonchong: Rebecca Enonchong, born in Cameroon in 1967, is a tech entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of AppsTech, a leading global provider of enterprise application solutions. Enonchong has over 57.1 thousand followers on her twitter account @africantechie and is an avid promoter of women in tech as well as tech on the African continent. Enonchong is definitely one of the top African tech influencer to follow on twitter.
2) @SirNige, Nigel Mugamu: Nigel Mugamu is a Zimbabwean born businessman and journalist who is famous for his award wining initiative- @263Chat, which is a Zimbabwean media organisation focused on promoting and participating in progressive national dialogue. This initiative has morphed into a fully fledged business that also offers social media consultancy. Mugamu’s twitter account @SirNige has over 66.3 thousand followers, as he tweets about all things tech, business and politics on the African continent.
3) @MrBankole, Bankole Oluwafemi: Bankole Oluwafemi is the executive editor of techcabal.com, which is Nigeria’s largest technology blog. The blog provides a comprehensive overview of tech in Africa and around the world. Bankole prides himself on his opinion as well as providing his 13 thousand followers with insight into the tech world.
4) @AkiAnastasiou, Aki Anastasiou: Aki Anastasiou is a South Africa award wining radio presenter with Radio 702. He hosts the weekly tech show “Technobyte” and is the morning drive show’s trafficologist. He also co-hosts “Tech Busters” on CNBC Africa and is a regular contributor to SABC’s “Technorati”. Anastasiou was one of the first South African media personalities to use twitter and as a result has amassed a following of over 168,000 followers.
5) @art2gee, Arthur Goldstuck: Arthur Goldstuck is a South African journalist, media analyst and technology thought leader. Goldstruck has over 53.3 thousand followers and has a timeline packed with insightful content on the tech industry.
6) @gbengasesan Gebenga Sesan: Nigerian Gbenga Sesan is the Executive Director at Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, a social enterprise that connects under-served Nigerian youth with ICT-enabled opportunities. Sesan has had a successful career in Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICTFD) for various organisations. Sesan is famous for his social media commentary, and has led change projects using various online platforms. Sesan has over 84,000 twitter followers.
By Dean Workman
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