Fresh from the stables and in much anticipation, Komputer Village Magazine will debut on July 1 this year, in a pioneering drive to introduce a dedicated publication that will promote the most extensive technology market in Nigeria – Computer Village, Ikeja, located in the heart of Africa’s Smart City, Lagos.
Technology Times Media Limited (TTME), the owners of Technology Times, iSpace Magazine, reported that this monthly publication is the newest addition to its print, digital, internet and events properties that will target the promotion of Nigeria’s rising contributions to the global information and communication (ICT) industry.
The Founder of Technology Times, Mr. Shina Badaru, announced the introduction of Komputer Village Magazine during a courtesy visit to the Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN), which is the umbrella body for the market. He said that publications would fill a gap to showcase and promote entrepreneurship, innovation and consumer technology trends from within Nigeria’s most significant technology market.
Badaru said, “We are pleased to launch a fully dedicated publication that showcases the very best of Computer Village, the largest tech market in the country and the hub of a thriving SME ecosystem that shapes and defines consumer technology trends across Nigeria, West Africa and beyond.”
The magazine will be available in a hybrid of print and digital issues to be distributed across Nigeria, Africa and beyond, Badaru added while giving a briefing to the top-level CAPDAN leadership that received the TTML management during the visit.
The executive team of CAPDAN included Mr. Ahmed Ojikutu, who is President; Mr. Boniface Aniah, Vice President; Mr., Shedrack Egbule, General Secretary and Mr. Ibadan Presley, the Assistant Public Relations Officer.
In Badaru’s words, Komputer Village Magazine’s unique development journalism-meets-industry news hybrid is intended to appeal to the amalgamation of tech experts, mobile phone and cutting-edge consumer technology enthusiasts, banks and financial services industry, SME policymakers, entrepreneurs and lovers of technology innovation.
The Founder of Technology Times, while commenting on the roadmap plan for the upcoming publication, says that “Komputer Village Magazine is on a quest to be the chronicler that positively shapes the narratives of inspiring business leaders, game-changing innovators, and cutting-edge consumer technology trends.”
Buttressing, Badaru says “We find inspiring narratives of innovation around every corner of Computer village, the home to the rising tribe of entrepreneurs, innovators and consumer technologies that shape and define consumer technology trends and tech lifestyles across Nigeria and the rest of the world.”
Ojikutu, while commenting, gave a said welcome to the planned introduction of the magazine as one of the many initiatives that will promote market hub as a driving environment of Nigerian ICT growth. He also said Computer Village, Ikeja, generates more than NGN 1.5 bn as the market recovers from the recession that faced the broader Nigerian economy. “As at today, the daily turnover in Computer Village is around NGN 1.5 bn” he says.
Badaru added that “As the pioneering publication for Nigeria’s largest technology market hub, Komputer Village will be read by in-market players and beyond buy decision makers at OEMs, multinational technology brands, banks, and policymakers that need to feel the pulse of the largest cluster of technology SMEs in Nigeria.”
Computer Village is significantly the go-to site for all things digital, hardware, repair, gadget-exchange, innovative and cost-efficient.