Janet Abiodun Lawal, a 400 level theatre arts student of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, recently won the sum of 1 million naira from Palmchat’s #CrazySelfie competition.
The #CrazySelfie competition which ran between December 2015 and January 2016 took place on the Palmchat app and witnessed several entries from participants who were required to take selfies with funny gestures and stances. The individual with the highest likes and shares was to be crowned the winner.
Afmobi Nigeria, owners of Palmchat and Palmplay announced Lawal as winner of the #crazyselfie competition at the award ceremony which held at the Palmchat office in Ikeja.
Yemisi Oluwaseun, Business Development Manager in a statement revealed, “Apart from creating awareness for the Palmchat app, the competition was also a way of giving value to the users. The idea behind the competition, was to empower young Nigerians to create new social experiences through building fun and rewarding social networks,” she said.
After winning, the overwhelmed Lawal said, “The money received would go a long way in furthering my education and bring me closer to my dream of helping make Nigeria a better country”.
Afmobi Nigeria, also used the medium to officially announce the launch of the newest update of its app Palmchat version 5.2 which is available on the Google Play store.
According to the Enterprise Generated Content Manager for Afmobi Nigeria, Mr Ejodahmen Oseghele, “Palmchat app is fast becoming one of the favorite social media and Instant messaging apps used by Nigerian youths because it is driven by rich local content and helps users connect with those around them easily.”
Speaking further, he said: “Palmchat app has become one of the most used apps by Nigerian youths with a global user base of about 100 million worldwide with subscribers and daily sign ups of over 100 thousand new users joining the family.”
Afmobi Group Nigeria intends to keep Palmchat app at the top by providing entrepreneurship opportunity for users, through projects like the Ladies First initiative and establishment of PalmClubs in tertiary institutions.