Today 14 April, one of the popular social media handles in Ibadan, Ibadan247 is celebrating their second anniversary.
So, earlier today, I chatted with Timi Adegbite, the guy behind it and I asked him a couple of questions concerning the genesis of the medium, its current state and plans for the future.
When and why did you start Ibadan247
Timi: I started Ibadan247 initially to follow what’s going in Ibadan. From there it just became an avenue to promote the city as well as inform its residents about happenings. It was launched on 13th April 2013.
What are the major achievements you have recorded via the platform?
I think helping small businesses to attain a certain level of publicity is one. Ibadan247 has also help connect residents with employments.
What are your plans for Ibadan247?
I want Ibadan247 to become a one-stop avenue for everything about Ibadan. I’m very passionate about the city. So I want Ibadan247 to be a voice in making Ibadan one of the greatest city in the world.
Are you planning to compete with IBPulse?
I like IBPulse a lot. It’s informative, fun and consistent. There’s room for all of us. Our goals is to make Ibadan great. I’m going to get into blog/website in the nearest future. I’m working on that at the moment.
What is your assessment of the present day Ibadan?
Ibadan has woken up to her true potentials. It’s now a vibrant city with lots of exciting things. All we have to do is work hard to make Ibadan one of the top cities in Nigeria for business and infrastructural development.