NAIROBI, Kenya, November 2, 2016/ —
- Young people in Kenya can now get paid to publish their stories on the biggest open-publishing platform in Africa
- The Naked Convos (TNC) showcases the talent of a vibrant, outspoken and mobile-savvy generation across Africa
The Naked Convos (TNC) (www.TheNakedConvos.com), Africa’s premiere open- publishing platform with over 1 million monthly page-views has today announced its expansion into East Africa, starting with Kenya (www.TheNakedConvos.com.ke).
The Naked Convos (TNC) open-publishing platform acts as a stage, allowing young Africans to amplify their own voice and break down any barriers to freedom of expression.
Launched in 2011, The Naked Convos (TNC) is Nigeria’s (www.TheNakedConvos.com) leading website giving young people the opportunity to tackle politics, relationships, sexuality, religion, sports, finance, feminism and more through their own lens and in their own words. The aspirations, ideas, and opinions on The Naked Convos (TNC) foster a vibrant conversation and often come back into the wider public through plays, web-series and anthologies, truly reflecting what it means to be young and African today.
The Naked Convos (TNC) offers to pay every single contributor for their writing through a calculated algorithm that takes into account both the number of hits on each post and the comments. With over 4000 published posts and 160,000 comments in a little over five years, The Naked Convos (TNC) remains a platform for raw, heartfelt pieces that capture the zeitgeist of a changing, dynamic Africa.
This strategic launch in Kenya is a major step in establishing The Naked Convos (TNC) as the pan-African open-publishing platform of choice. The Naked Convos (TNC) Founder, Olawale Adetula said “Over the years, we have seen a significant increase in contributors from outside Nigeria. This year, two of our three judges for The Writer(TheWriter.TheNakedConvos.com) – our online writing competition were non-Nigerian. A third of the 3000 + entries were from East Africa, and a majority of those came from Kenya! This is the right time for us to expand in Kenya, create an active presence within other countries on the continent and extend our lead as the foremost platform for expression in Africa.”
Lisa Mugera, Editor for The Naked Convos Kenya adds that “As Africans, we have a shared heritage, and we have a shared culture. This means that we also share the need to express ourselves without judgment. The Naked Convos (TNC) vision is to be a community where young Africans can safely express themselves, in line with our tagline – ‘Express You,’ and what better way to do this, than to expand to every country in Africa – starting with Kenya.”
Distributed by APO on behalf of The Naked Convos.
About The Naked Convos (TNC):
The Naked Convos (TNC) – Africa’s number one open publishing platform
The Naked Convos (TNC) (www.TheNakedConvos.com) is Africa’s largest digital open publishing platform. Created to encourage open and honest conversation among the youth, TNC prides itself on the original, authentic and uninhibited contributions of young Africans from the age of 18 to 40, which make up our primary pool of community members. Our aim is to be a community where young African storytellers and content creators can safely express themselves, in line with our tagline – ‘Express You.’
With millions of monthly page views, 500+ contributors and an average of 40 comments per post, TNC has established itself as the go-to community for open, honest and unbiased expression in Nigeria.
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