Nigeria has banned Twitter indefinitely, so Indian social media company Koo has started taking advantage of the opportunity. India’s social networking platform Koo is now also available in Nigeria. The company’s co-founder and CEO Apmeya Radhakrishna has given information about this by tweeting. And is also considering serving in the local language there. The Bengaluru-based company’s microblogging site is being seen as an alternative to Twitter in India as well.
In fact, Twitter had deleted a tweet by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, citing violation of its rules. After which the government here has banned the use of Twitter indefinitely. Apramaya Radhakrishna then tweeted on Saturday and wrote, “Koo is now available in Nigeria as well. We are also thinking of giving the option of local languages here on our platform.”
In India, Koo App is also called Desi Twitter and it has started as an alternative to Twitter. This social networking platform created by Apramaya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidwatka won the Government of India’s ‘Atmanirbhar App Innovation Challenge’ in August 2020 last year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also encouraged the countrymen to use this app in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program. It is available in several languages including Hindi, Telugu and Bengali and aims to reach 100 million users in the next two years.
Amidst the dispute between the central government and Twitter, the Koo App, which is becoming famous in the name of indigenous Twitter, is becoming popular very fast. In a few days, more than 30 lakh people have downloaded the Ku app. This app is also becoming very popular among the youth. Many Bollywood actors and former cricketers are also using it, including the minister of the central government. In which Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Anupam Kher, Satguru, Kangana Ranot, former cricketer Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra, Karnataka Congress Committee President DK Shivakumar are included.