Mr. Shedrack Egbule, General Secretary, Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN); Mr. Boniface Aniah, Vice President, CAPDAN; Mr. Ahmed Ojikutu, President, CAPDAN; Mr. Shina Badaru, Founder, Technology Times Media Limited and publishers of Komputer Village Magazine; Mrs Temitope Osinoiki, Head, Business Unit, Technology Times; Mr Ibadan Presley, Assistant PRO, CAPDAN and Mr Foluso Busari, Executive Director, Technology Times, during a recent courtesy visit by Technology Times management to the leadership of CAPDAN in the popular Computer Village, Ikeja in Lagos on the upcoming Komputer Village Magazine, promoting the largest technology market
Komputer Village Magazine Debuts July 1
By Olabisi Olaleye
Komputer Village Magazine would be publicly presented on July 1, 2018.
According to the publisher,it is a pioneering drive to introduce a dedicated publication promoting Nigeria’s largest technology market; Computer Village.
The market is located in Ikeja, the heart of Africa’s emerging Smart City, Lagos.
The publisher, Technology Times Media Limited (TTML), owners of Technology Times, iSpace Magazine disclosed that the monthly Komputer Village Magazine is the latest addition to its print, digital, Internet and events properties focused on promoting Nigeria’s rising contributions to the global information and communication technology (ICT) industry.
Founder of Technology Times, Mr Shina Badaru said that the introduction of Komputer Village Magazine during a courtesy visit to the Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN), the umbrella body for the market, fills a needed gap to showcase and promote entrepreneurship, innovation and consumer technology trends from inside Nigeria’s largest technology market.
“We are pleased to launch a fully dedicated publication that showcases the very best of Computer Village, which is the largest technology market in Nigeria and also the hub of a thriving technology SME ecosystem that shapes and defines consumer technology trends across Nigeria, West Africa and beyond.”
Komputer Village Magazine will be available in hybrid of print and digital issues to be distributed across Nigeria, Africa and beyond, says Badaru while briefing the top-level CAPDAN leadership that received the TTML management team during the courtesy visit.
The CAPDAN executive team included Mr. Ahmed Ojikutu, President, CAPDAN; Mr. Boniface Aniah, Vice President, CAPDAN; Mr. Shedrack Egbule, General Secretary, CAPDAN and Mr Ibadan Presley, Assistant PRO, CAPDAN.
According to Badaru, “Komputer Village Magazine’s unique development journalism-meets-industry news hybrid is intended to appeal to the mix of technology professionals, mobile phone and cutting-edge consumer technology enthusiasts, banks and financial services industry, SME policy makers, entrepreneurs and technology innovation lovers.”
Commenting on the roadmap plan for the publication, the Technology Times Founder says “Komputer Village Magazine is on a mission to be the storyteller that positively shapes the narratives of inspiring business leaders, game-changing innovators and cutting edge consumer technology trends driving Nigeria’s rising technology hub in the heart of the emerging Smart City of Lagos.
“We find inspiring stories of innovation around every corner in Nigeria’s largest technology market and home to a rising tribe of entrepreneurs, innovators and consumer technologies that shape and define consumer technology trends and tech lifestyles across Nigeria, West Africa and beyond.”
Also commenting,Head of Business, TTML, Mrs Temitope Osinoiki, says that “instead of traditional advertising, Komputer Village magazine would transparently promote branded content sponsored by companies and organisations that want to reach the thriving technology SME community that will represent the a key segment of the readership base of our publication.
On his part, President of CAPDAN, Mr. Ahmed Ojikutu noted that the introduction of Komputer Village Magazine as one of several initiatives would promote the key technology market hub as an environment that drives ICT growth in Nigeria.
According to the CAPDAN President, Computer Village, Ikeja generates over over N1.5 billion as the market recovers from the recession that faced the broader Nigerian economy.
Ojikutu says that “The daily turnover in Computer Village is about N1.5 billion and we have over 125,000 transactions online and offline on a daily basis.”