Nigerian SMEs Benefit From Web Presence with Whogohost #TakeItOnline Campaign

Web hosting giant WhoGoHost has made history with its recently concluded #TakeItOnline campaign which was aimed at helping Nigerian small and medium enterprises take their businesses to the next level by creating their own websites. The campaign which was officially launched on the 5th of March, 2018 has achieved several engagements, with so many business owners signing up to have their websites designed, built and hosted.

The main objective of the campaign was to help the average Nigerian business owners create a web-space for their business, in order to benefit from the numerous business opportunities and operational advantages that come with owning a website. To this end, WhoGoHost offered business owners a range of incentives, including a 50% discount on web design and a 20% discount on site builder and shared hosting services when interested users visit the campaign URL (www.whogohostonline.com/takeitonline).

A number of celebrities and high profile individuals including Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe, actor Samuel Ajibola, on-air personalities Yaw and Nedu, Nigerian Lifestyle Youtuber Sisi Yemmie and renowned blogger Olorisupergal have publicly lent their support to #TakeItOnline. Social media stars Maraji, Broda Shaggi MC Lively, and Oluwadolarz also took part in the campaign, with their hilarious skits amassing more than 600,000 views and 10,000 comments cumulatively.

From Left-Right; Mr Ebere Okechukwu, Assistant Financial Secretary Mr Mutiu, Secretary Mr Jerry Mba, CTO Spencer Candland, President of CAPDAN Ahmed Ojikutu, COO Wunmi Onabajo, CEO Whogohost Toba Obaniyi, Auditor Bukola Ladega

A key leg of the campaign was a visit to business owners at the popular Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos, where several entrepreneurs were enlightened about the advantages and benefits of owning websites and having a web presence outside of social media in today’s digital-driven world.

Team Whogohost and Capdan walking round Computer Village enlightening business owners on the importance of taking their businesses online

Commenting on the success of #TakeItOnline, CEO WhoGoHost, Toba Obaniyi said,

“#TakeItOnline is a labour of love that we created out of a desire to help businesses grow in Nigeria. Having experienced the benefits of running an online business, we realised that most businesses in Nigeria are still in the dark regarding benefits that owning a website guarantees their business. With #TakeItOnline, there is no longer any reason for SMEs to be left behind as was previously the case.”

Whogohost is a provider of web building, design and shared hosting services in Nigeria. It operates with the goal of enabling Nigerian SMEs to build an effective but inexpensive web presence. Through deployment of aesthetically pleasing and functional websites which are hosting on shared infrastructure instead of standalone silos, Whogohost provides small businesses in Nigeria with a cost-effective way to expand their brand awareness and sales revenue through their native online platforms.

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