India’s Koo app launches in Nigeria after Twitter suspension

India’s Koo app launches in Nigeria after Twitter suspension

Indian micro-blogging social media company Koo is expanding its footprints in Nigeria, this is according to the company co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna.

Koo’s interest in Nigeria was inspired after the government indefinitely suspended Twitter for deleting President a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Radhakrishna said in a tweet that the app, “is available in Nigeria. We’re thinking of enabling the local languages there too. What say?”

Koo formally known as “Ku Koo Ku” was introduced in India last year in August.

It got into the limelight after winning the government’s Atmanirbhar App Innovation Challenge.

According to the Indian Express, it is commonly known as the Indian Twitter.

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Many government officials including Prime Minister Narendra Modi have recognized the app with several ministers joining.

Koo has managed to secure funding of around $30 million from investors such as Tiger Global.

Radhakrishna says the start-up has “aggressive plans to grow into one of the world’s largest social media platforms” and claims vast domestic support for this aim.

Nigerian telecommunication firms blocked access to Twitter on Saturday following a government directive.

The move has been widely criticised by rights campaigners and diplomats as a gag on free speech.

Twitter earlier said that it was investigating its “deeply concerning” suspension by the Nigerian government.

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