And became Africa’s Number One Facts Brand
It all started in July 2013, with an already active Twitter account, a purpose and a 16 year old Nigerian . Isima was already well known on his personal Tweeter handle which gained over 20,000 Followers in 2013 just 11 months after he joined Twitter in February 2012.
Isima created Africa Facts Zone to remedy ignorance about Africa, following his frustration of seeing Foreigners online, most of which have never left their countries call Africa a “Country” and dark location. He was told told by naysayers that he won’t achieve his aim of creating the facts brand, because there’s no positive thing to share about Africa. Against all odds, the facts platform went on to gain popularity among and beyond Africans online.
Africa Facts Zone started a debate on Belgium’s national radio station, Radio 1 Belgium, after it tweeted the picture of a Congolese girl in a human zoo in Belgium in the 1950s, the picture received so much attention that it viral across Social Media. Isima was profiled on Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper, Punch in March 2014, he was interviewed by BBC’s Pri The World about AFZ in December 2014, but due to network difficulties, it wasn’t clear enough to be aired.
Being the owner of Africa’s biggest facts brand and the world’s most up-to-date facts platform, Africa Facts Zone does have its perks, Isima gained access to several African dignitaries even before he turned 18, it has made him highly sought after, as an Online Publicist, Social Media Expert and Researcher, which in he has converted to earning an income from his online fame.
Africa Facts Zone is followed by numerous African Celebrities online, including 2face, MI, Basketmouth, Cassper Nyovest, Wyre, Ice Prince, Yaya Toure, Frimpong, Femi Kuti, Black Coffee, David Kau etc.
It has been noticed by Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar Nigeria’s two biggest parties, PDP and APC, Ghanaian Rapper, Sarkodie, Nigerian Singers, Davido, Wizkid and Paul Okoye of P-Square, British Artist, Mr. Hudson, Africa’s largest TV station, NTA etc. And it is also followed by brothers outside the continent like MC Hammer, Swizz Beatz and Micah Richards.