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How to Secure your Smartphone

How to secure your smartphone from being hacked, requires your understanding of a few simple action points as listed here on this page.

Mobile Phone Security Tips (Don’t get hacked)

How to Secure your smartphone to avoid the greatest threats to mobile security such as Trojan-Downloaders and Trojan-Droppers. The trojan threats are especially common and dangerous given that they have the potential to contain a significantly damaging amount of payloads.

The Safety and Security measure to protect your phone

The Safety and Security measure to protect your phone and data are as follows.

  • installing cybersecurity solutions on their mobile devices, like Kaspersky Total Security
  • Create a strong password on your smartphone
  • Do not trust SMS, most mobile malware uses text messages, so users should never respond to requests for credit card details or other private information.
  • Check your browser for the padlock symbol, indications of ‘HTTPS, the padlock icon in the address bar indicates that the sight is secure when entering personal data.
  • Install apps from reputable sources, like the app stores that are compatible with phones O/S.
  • Popular shopping sites such as Aliexpress, Jumia, Konga, Amazon or eBay have their own mobile applications software.
  • Before installing applications software, you must check to see they are the official apps from the company before you initiate a download. This can be done by checking the developer information and user ratings on the download page.

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COVID 19 Treatment Nigeria

They are some drugs for COVID 19 treatment that people are currently using to fight the Coronavirus (#COVID19) in Nigeria. This treatment involves a set of drugs that are not officially prescribed for patients by doctors, but the drugs are usually bought over the counter to personally assist in fighting hospitalization, need for oxygen, and deaths from #COVID19.

Official COVID 19 Prevention

The official way to handle COVID 19 treatments in Nigeria or any other part of the world are as follows;

  • By taking a vaccine (i.e. Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson/Janssen),
  • Washing of hands,
  • Do not touch eye, nose or mouth with your hands
  • Use of hand sanitizers
  • Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing
  • Wear a face mask at all time.
  • Keep your immune system at optimal (take Vitamin C, Vit D and Zinc)
  • Regular exercising and sweating
  • Drink hot water
  • Stay in airy and well ventilated environments

List of COVID 19 treatment used in Nigeria

Use these drug prescriptions to fight COVID 19 illnesses

Proactive Treatment and Prevention of Hospitalisation from COVID 19 Pandemic

Treatment I

SNDrugsWeightDosageDays
1Tabs Ivermectin12mgOnce Daily(OD)5 days
2Tabs Zinc100mgOnce Daily(OD)2 weeks
3Tabs Vitamin D4000iuOnce Daily(OD)2 weeks
4Tabs Azithromycin500mgOnce Daily(OD)6 days
5Tabs Levofloxacin500mgOnce Daily(OD)7 days
6Tabs Colchicine500mgTwice Daily (BD)5 days
7Tabs Chloroquine500mgTwice Daily (BD)3 days
8Tabs Doxycycline100mgTwice Daily (BD)7 days
9Tabs Dexamethasone6mgOnce Daily(OD)5 days
10Tabs N Acetyl Cysteine500mgTwice Daily (BD)6 weeks

Preventive Treatment I

SNDrugsWeightDosageDays
1Tabs Ivermectin12mgOnce Daily(OD)5 days
2Tabs Vitamin C500mgTwice Daily (BD)3 weeks
3Tabs Zinc50mgOnce Daily(OD)4 weeks
4Tabs Chloroquine500mgOnce Daily(OD)5 days
5Tabs Vitamin D4000iuOnce Daily(OD)2 weeks

Treament II

Here is an alternate treatment and drugs prescriptions:

SNDrugsWeightDosageDays
1Tabs Ivermectin12mgOnce Daily(OD)5 days
2Tabs Zinc100mgOnce Daily(OD)2 weeks
3Tabs Vitamin D4000iuOnce Daily(OD)2 weeks
4Tabs Azithromycin500mgOnce Daily(OD)6 days
5Tabs Levofloxacin500mgOnce Daily(OD)7 days
6Clarithromycin500mgOnce Daily(OD)7 days
7A lot of Cough syrup
8Tabs Azithromycin500mgOnce Daily(OD)5 days
9Tabs Vitamin C100mgThrice Daily(TDS)7 days
10Diclofenac suppository100mgTwice Daily (BD)3 days
11Tabs Paludrine100mgOnce Daily(OD)7 days
Additional Natural Remedies to go along with the above-listed drugs
– A lot of steam inhalation concoctions (Garlic, Lime, Ginger, Turmeric, Honey )
– Don’t drink the concoctions until you finished taking your tablets medications.
Natural: If you are not taking tablets for prevention, you can do inhalation of a steam concoction of Lemon, Ginger, Garlic, Lime. and drink the concoction afterward.
– Drink a lot of hot water.
– Drink natural fruit juices (Orange, Lime, Lemon, Pineapple)
Drug Dosage Delivery :
– OD means once daily in common language (typically in the morning),
– OD HS means once daily at bedtime.
– BD is actually – b.i.d. meaning bis in die meaning twice a day
– TDS is actually – t.i.d. meaning “ter in die ” in common language: three times a day

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COVID-19 Vaccine Port Harcourt

COVID-19 Vaccine Center in Port Harcourt

The COVID-19 Vaccine Center in Port Harcourt is now available and free to access. We are now having increasing deaths and the spread of Coronavirus has led various health NGOs, medical and government agencies to provide free access to COVID-19 vaccination centers. You can walk in freely to register and get your first shot of the COVID vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Center Addresses in Port Harcourt

The table show list of currently identified COVID-19 vaccination centers in Port Harcourt, updates will be provided soon.

LGAVaccination CentersAddress
1Port Harcourt BMH – Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (aka. Rivers State University Teaching Hospital)84 Forces Ave, Orogbum 500101, Port Harcourt
2Port HarcourtUNIPORT – University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital – UPTHUniport, Choba
3Port HarcourtMilitary Hospital Port HarcourtGRA Bus stop, Aba Road, Rurome-Rezigbu 500272, Port Harcourt
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5Port HarcourtRivers State Ministry of Health at the Rivers State Secretariat2nd Floor, Block A Rivers State Secretariat Complex, Port Harcourt
6Port HarcourtRivers State Primary Health Care Management Board Sick Bay323 Port Harcourt – Aba Expy, Rumueme 500101, Port Harcourt
7Port HarcourtPort Harcourt City Council Sick BayMoscow Rd, Old Port-Harcourt Township
8Port HarcourtObio/Akpor Council Headquarters Sick BayIkwerre Rd, Rumuodomaya 500102, Port Harcourt
9Port HarcourtGovernment House ClinicQ299+3HC, Port Harcourt 500101, Port Harcourt,
10Port HarcourtModel Primary Health Center OrogbumOpposite Boms, Elekahia Rd, Junction, Port Harcourt
11Port HarcourtModel Primary Health Center BunduShip Builders Road, Old Port Harcourt Twp 500101, Port Harcourt
12Port HarcourtModel Primary Health Center Potts Johnson28-32 Potts Johnson St by, Ilorin St, Port Harcourt
13Port HarcourtModel Primary Health Center Churchill Road1 Harold Wilson Dr, Port Harcourt 500101, Port Harcourt
14Port HarcourtModel Primary Health Center Nkpolu/Mini Mile 3
15Port HarcourtModel Primary Health Center MgbundukwuModel Primary Health Center, Opposite Boms, Elekahia Rd, Junction, Port Harcourt
16Port HarcourtModel Primary Health Center ElekahiaModel Primary Health Care Centre, Elekahia., R27F+RP7, Elekahia 500101, Port Harcourt
17Port HarcourtModel Primary Health Center Okuru-amaEde Okia Community Road, Abuloma 500101, Port Harcourt
18Port HarcourtModel Primary Health Center AzuabieTrans Amadi 500101, Port Harcourt
19Port HarcourtModel Primary Health Center Ozuboko13 David Street, Off peace Drive, Ozuboko, Fimeama 500101, Port Harcourt, Rivers
20Port HarcourtModel Primary Health Center AbulomaAbuloma
21Port HarcourtModel Primary Health Center Amadi-amaAmadi-ama
22Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center EliozuEliozu Road, 500102, Port Harcourt
23Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center IriebeIriebe
24Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center RumuodomayaRumuokwurusi 500102, Port Harcourt
25Obio-AkporFSP Clinic Elelenwo
26Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center WojiEdukasin Filling Station, Woji 500102, Port Harcourt
27Obio-AkporObio Cottage HospitalTrans-Amadi Industrial Layout Rd, Rumuobiakani 500102, Port Harcourt
28Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center MgbuosiminiMgbuosimini
29Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center RumuemeRumueme
30Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center RumuigboRumuigbo
31Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center RumuepirikomBehind Community Secondary School, Rumuepirikom City Centre 500272, Port Harcourt
32Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center Elelenwo185 Old Refinery Road, Elelenwo 501101, Port Harcourt
33Obio-AkporHealth Post RumuokwutaRumuokwuta
34Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center EnekaV2VR+VCP, Eliowani 500102, Port Harcourt
35Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center RukpokwuW232+9J9, Rukpokwu 500102, Port Harcourt
36Obio-AkporPrimary Health Clinic RumuekiniRX54+7HC, 500102, Port Harcourt
37Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center OzuobaVWCH+GJX, 500102, Ozuoba
38Obio-AkporModel Primary Health Center RumuolumeniRX54+7HC, 500102, Port Harcourt
39Obio-AkporU.O.E Demonstration Clinic
40Obio-AkporHealth Post Elieta

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Singularity 6 raises $30M to fund upcoming fantasy ‘community simulation’ MMO

LA-based game studio Singularity 6 has banked more funding as it scales itself up and readies for the launch of its debut title.

The startup tells TechCrunch, they’ve raised $30 million in a Series B bout of funding led by FunPlus Ventures with additional participation from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), LVP, Transcend, Anthos Capital and Mitch Lasky. The studio has now disclosed some $49 million in funding, a sizable sum, but one that showcases how much investors are looking to rally around gaming platform plays in the wake of Roblox’s monster IPO.

In 2019, Singularity 6 raised a $16.5 million Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz. At the time, the studio was mum on details about its upcoming debut title, but we’ve learned more about it since.

The title, Palia, is a community simulation game that seems to be more focused on Animal Crossing-like community mechanics in an MMO environment, rather than endless battles. Last month, the studio showcased a launch trailer of the title which hinted at a good deal of the gameplay. Palia looks to be a medieval Zelda-like environment where users can move between towns in an open world environment while farming and collecting resources to build structures in a shared world.

The company has said in marketing materials that the title is “designed to create community, friendships and a real sense of belonging.” In a statement, a16z partner Jonathan Lai called the upcoming title, “warm and dynamic.”

There are still quite a bit of unanswered questions about the title, which is currently taking sign-ups on its website to be alerted to pre-alpha access. We do know that plenty of VCs are betting millions on the prospect that this multi-player title could be big.

Common Sense Networks launches Sensical, a free, hand-curated streaming service for kids

Common Sense Media has made a name for itself among parents as a useful resource for vetting entertainment and technology in terms of its age-appropriateness. Now, the organization’s for-profit affiliate, Common Sense Networks, is taking inspiration from those kid-friendly recommendations with the launch of new streaming service called Sensical. The service offers age-appropriate, entertaining, and educational videos for children ages 2 through 10.

At launch, the free, ad-supported service includes over 15,000 hand-curated videos and over 50 topic-based channels for children to explore. And unlike other platforms, like Netflix or YouTube, Sensical doesn’t use algorithms to make content recommendations. Instead, kids are encouraged to follow their own interests and passions across over 50 topic-based channels. This includes things like Adventures, Animals, Arts & Crafts, Music, Science, Sports, Video Games, and other sorts of kid-friendly topics.

Kids can star these channels, or individual videos or series, in order to keep up with their favorite content in a dedicated Favorites section within the app.

Kids will see a selection of these channels based on their age, but the company is working to expand the channel lineup so there will be even more specific categories in the future. For example, instead of just “sports,” there could be channels like “soccer” or “gymnastics.” Instead of “Arts,” there could be “drawing” or “origami.” Instead of just “science,” it could include channels like “geography” or “robotics,” and so on.

Image Credits: Common Sense Networks

The app also features a Live TV section, which is programmed throughout the day with kid-friendly content so kids don’t have to browse to find something to quickly watch.

While other streaming services on the market offer kid-friendly content — as that’s a huge selling point for subscribers — it’s not always organized in a way that makes sense. Sometimes, all the content gets lumped into a general “Kids” category where videos for little kids are mixed in with content for older children. Sensical, meanwhile, curates the content recommendations into three different experiences, including preschool (2-4), little kids (5-7), and big kids (8-10).

What the child sees is based on how parents configure their profile. Plus, parents can use the service’s ParentZone in-app dashboard to set screen time limits, extend limits as needed, and view daily reports on what the child has watched.

The service’s best feature, however, is that the content is assured to be age-appropriate — even the ads.

This is possible because the curation approach Sensical takes, which is very different from YouTube Kids. YouTube’s app for kids leans on algorithms to filter out adult content from YouTube’s broader library, but the company doesn’t manually review all the videos it includes. It warns parents that some inappropriate content could slip through. (And it has). Common Sense Networks, meanwhile, says dozens of trained child development experts view, vet, and rate “every single frame of video” that goes live on its service using its proprietary IP and patent pending process. This system involves tagging content with specific child developmental benefits, too.

Sensical also vets its advertising, which is how the service is supported, with similar direct oversight. Its experts review the sponsor’s content to ensure it’s appropriate for children — an area that’s often overlooked on other services.

Image Credits: Common Sense Networks

To fill its library, Common Sense Networks partnered with dozens of studios and distribution partners as well as digital-first creators.

Studio and distribution partners include CAKE (Poppy Cat), Cyber Group Studios (Leo The Wildlife Ranger), The Jim Henson Company (The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Jim Henson’s Animal Show with Stinky and Jake), Mattel (Kipper, Pingu, Max Steel), Raydar Media (Five Apples’ limited series, Apple Tree House), Superights (Bo Bear, Handico), WildBrain (Teletubbies, Rev & Roll), Xilam Animation (Learn and Play with Paprika, Moka’s Fabulous Adventures), ZDF Enterprises (Lexi & Lottie, School of Roars), Zodiak Kids (Mister Maker, Tee and Mo), ABC Commercial, CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution, Jetpack Distribution, Nelvana, 9 Story Distribution International, Sesame Workshop, Serious Lunch, and Studio 100.

Digital creators, meanwhile, include ABCMouse, Aaron’s Animals, Alphabet Rockers, batteryPOP, California Academy of Sciences, GoldieBlox, The Gotham Group’s Gotham Reads, Guggenheim Museum, Howdytoons, Kids’ Black History, MEL Science + Chemistry, N*Gen, Pinkfong, Penguin Random House’s Brightly Storytime, Studio71 (Parry Gripp, Maymo, Hyper Roblox), Tankee, Ubongo Kids, Vooks, Bounce Patrol, Hevesh5, Mother Goose Club, StacyPlays, Super Simple Songs and The Whistle.

The service abides by the U.S. children’s privacy laws (COPPA), and is certified by the kidSAFE Seal Program.

Image Credits: Common Sense Networks

Having briefly toyed around with the mobile app, it appears Sensical works as described. If I had any complaints personally, it would only be that the experience could be dismissed as “baby stuff” by older kids approaching their tween years, due to the cute pictures and youthful iconography used in the app’s design. Kids in older age groups take issue with being treated as if they’re younger — and they take particular notice of anything that does so. The same complaint goes for the Live TV programming, which was clearly aimed at littler kids when we checked it out, despite testing the app as child profile whose age was set to “10.”

I also think it would be nice if there was a better way to track Favorite channels and see when they’re updated with new videos, as kids moving to Sensical from YouTube will want to “feel” like they’re still connected to new and fresh content, not a library. But Sensical isn’t YouTube. There’s a trade-off between hand-curation and timeliness, and Sensical is favoring the former.

Sensical had been first introduced this spring during a closed beta, but is now publicly available to stream across web and mobile on iOSAndroid, RokuAmazon Fire TV and Apple TV. This summer, it will expand to more distribution platforms, including VIZIO.

Sources: SentinelOne expects to raise over $1B in NYSE IPO tomorrow, listing with a $10B market cap

After launching its IPO last week with an expected listing price range of $26 to $29 per share, cybersecurity company SentinelOne is going tomorrow with some momentum behind it. Sources close to the  tell us that the company, which will be trading under the ticker “S” on the New York Stock Exchange, is expecting to raise over $1 billion in its IPO, putting its valuation at around $10 billion.

Last week, when the company first announced the IPO, it was projected that it would raise $928 million at the top end of its range, giving SentinelOne a valuation of around $7 billion. Coming in at a $10 billion market capitalization would make SentinelOne the most valuable cybersecurity IPO to date.

A source said that the road show has been stronger than anticipated, in part because of the strength of one of its competitors, CrowdStrike, which is publicly traded and currently sitting at a market cap of $58 billion.

The other reason for the response is a slightly grimmer one: cybersecurity continues to be a major issue for businesses of all sizes, public organizations, governments and individuals. “No one wants to see another SolarWinds, and there is no reason that there shouldn’t be more than one or two strong players,” a source said.

As is the bigger trend in cybersecurity, Israel-hatched, Mountain View-based SentinelOne‘s approach to combat that is artificial intelligence — and in its case specifically, a machine learning-based solution that it sells under the brand Singularity that focuses on endpoint security, working across the entire edge of the network to monitor and secure laptops, phones, containerised applications and the many other devices and services connected to a network.

Last year, endpoint security solutions were estimated to be around an $8 billion market, and analysts project that it could be worth as much as $18.4 billion by 2024 — another reason why SentinelOne may have moved up the timetable on its IPO (last year the company’s CEO Tomer Weingarten had told me he thought the company had one or two years left as a private company before considering an IPO, a timeline it clearly decided was worth speeding up).

SentinelOne raised $267 million on a $3.1 billion valuation led by Tiger Global as recently as last November, but it has been expanding rapidly. Growth last quarter was 116% compared to the same period a year before, and it now has more than 4,700 customers and annual recurring revenue of $161 million, according to its S-1 filing. It is also still not profitable, posting a net loss of $64 million in the last quarter.

SpaceX is losing money on its Starlink terminals, but sees lower costs ahead

It may be a little while longer until Starlink hits profitability. The SpaceX project, which aims to deliver global high-speed broadband via a satellite network, sells its beta kits to customers for around $500 dollars despite it costing much more to produce them, CEO Elon Musk said in an interview Tuesday.

The kit includes a user terminal, a kind of dish, that connects the customer to the satellites and enables broadband access. “To be totally frank, we are losing money on that terminal right now,” he said. That terminal costs us more than $1,000, so obviously I’m subsidizing the cost of the terminal.” He went on to add that SpaceX is working on a next-gen terminal capable of providing the same capability, but at a lower cost to make.

SpaceX’s overall investment in the project could be between $5-10 billion initially and as much as $30 billion over time, as the company continues to provide improvements and stay competitive against improvements in cellular technology, he said.

Musk, who made these comments during a virtual keynote at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona on Tuesday, also provided other details about the current status of Starlink. The project is on track to have over half a million users within the next twelve months, he said, and is operational in around 12 countries with more “being added every month.”

SpaceX is also getting close to launching satellite version 1.5, which will have laser inter-satellite links to provide continuous connectivity over high-latitude and polar regions. Next year the company will launch version 2, “which will be significantly more capable,” Musk noted.

Starlink satellites streak through a telescope’s observations.

The project has entered into two partnerships with major country telecommunications companies, though Musk declined to specify their names.

It is hard to imagine Starlink without the breakthrough in rocket reusability achieved by SpaceX. “But we still need to take this to another level with [. . .] the Starship development,” Musk said. That rocket will be designed for rapid reusability – so the ability to relaunch with little to no time on the ground between flights, similar to an airplane’s capabilities today.

Starship is key to Musk’s vision to build a base on the Moon or a city on Mars. He said the company is hoping to make the first orbital launch attempt with Starship in the next few months. SpaceX filed a request for approval with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fly Starlink terminals on the new spacecraft in order to “demonstrate high data rate communications” between Starship’s launch system and the ground throughout the mission.

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Taylor Price got her inspiration from Ikigai Philosophy

Taylor Price got her inspiration from Ikigai Philosophy

Taylor Price got her inspiration from Ikigai Philosophy, makes $33,000 per Month

A 20-year-old TikToker earning $33,000 a month explains how she got her start as a money influencer. She got her inspiration from Ikigai Philosophy. Taylor Price makes her money actively sharing financial knowledge, teaching it to Gen Z after learning about personal finance, and then began implementing it. “Taylor Price got inspiration from Ikigai“, what pillars make up the Ikigai of life?.

Taylor Price inspiration from “Ikigai Philosophy, thought her about the four pillars of a fulfilling life:

  1. Do what you’re actually good at;
  2. Do what you can get paid for;
  3. Do what the community actually needs today; and
  4. Do what you actually love.

She shares financial knowledge lessons and information on her TikTok account.

As her follower base grew, she was ready to leverage sponsorships and partnerships with other companies. She also consults for brands on values that are important to Gen Z. She does all of this through her personal brand, Taylor Price LLC, which now generates about $13,000 a month, consistent with financial documents from the primary quarter of 2021, with another $200,000 in contracts secured for the rest of the year, consistent with records viewed by Insider.

She makes extra cash doing side jobs on Fiverr. Price generates about $1,000 a month writing content, blogs, and sales copy.

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Goldman Sachs will Offer Ether Crypto-Trading

Goldman Sachs will Offer Ether Crypto-Trading
Goldman Sachs will Offer Ether Crypto-Trading

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Goldman Sachs will offer ether options and futures to its clients because the investment bank expands its cryptocurrency trading business, Bloomberg first reported.

“We’ve actually seen tons of interest from clients who are wanting to trade as they find these levels as a rather more palatable entry point,” Mathew McDermott, head of digital assets at Goldman, told Bloomberg.

He continued: “We see it as a cleansing exercise to scale back a number of the leverage and therefore the excess within the system, especially from a retail perspective.”

The New York-based bank is expanding from its bitcoin offering after restarting its cryptocurrency trading desk to trade bitcoin futures earlier this year amid a boom within the popular coin. Goldman first found out a cryptocurrency desk in 2018.

 

The 47-year-old McDermott also told Bloomberg that Goldman has plans to facilitate trades via exchange-traded notes tracking bitcoin.

Cryptocurrencies, led by bitcoin, have staged a modest rebound on Monday following its massive crash in May when it lost almost half its market price in one week alone.

Yet a recent finding from crypto-asset broker Voyager revealed that 81% of respondents during a recent survey are more confident within the way forward for cryptocurrency following last month’s sell-off.

“Institutional adoption will continue,” McDermott said. “Despite the fabric price correction, we still see a big amount of interest during this space.”

In March, that bank’s COO and president John Waldron said he has seen a rise in interest from his clients when it involves investing in bitcoin.

“Client demand is rising,” Waldron said during a Wolfe Virtual FinTech Forum. “The pandemic has been a big accelerant. there’s no doubt in our mind there’ll be more digital commerce … and (use of) digital money.”

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Egypt’s Minly raises $3.6M to connect celebrities and fans through personalized experiences

In the past couple of years, we’ve seen a growing trend of creators adopting digital and social media, not just as a supplement to their media presence but also as a cornerstone of their personal brand.

The pandemic has surely accelerated creator economy trends. Many popular artists and figures have had to postpone concerts and live events, subsequently using social media to carry out these activities and engage their fans. Proliferating through Western and far East markets, the creator economy bug, which has made platforms like Cameo and Patreon unicorns, is beginning to take center stage in MENA.

Today, Minly, an Egypt-based creator economy platform, is announcing that it has closed a $3.6 million seed round to allow stars across the MENA region to create authentic, personalized connections with their fans.

The round, which Minly says was oversubscribed, was co-led by 4DX Ventures, B&Y Venture Partners and Global Ventures. It also included participation from unnamed regional funds and angel investors like Scooter Braun, founder of SB Projects, and Jason Finger, co-founder of Seamless and GrubHub. 

Experts say time spent viewing social media surpassed time spent viewing TV within the MENA region. But one shortcoming with social media is that its content often feels mass-produced. When creators make posts, it’s most times void of personalization. In a way, this dilutes the fan experience and limits the extent and number of ways the creator can monetize.

This is where Minly, founded last year by Mohamed El-Shinnawy, Tarek Hosny, Tarek ElGanainy, Ahmed Abbas, and Bassel El-Toukhy, comes in. It provides tools for creators to craft what it calls ‘authentic connections’ with their superfans and audience at scale. “In short, our goal is to eventually deliver tens of millions of unique, unforgettable experiences to fans each year,” El-Shinnawy told TechCrunch.

Shinnawy, who brings more than 15 years of media and technology experience to the table, is the chief technology officer at Minly. He sold his first company, Emerge Technology, to a U.S.-based media company. He has also delivered work for Hollywood’s top studios, such as Sony Pictures, Universal, Disney, Fox and Warner Brothers, while playing a role in the global expansion of Apple TV+, Disney+, and Netflix to the MENA region.

Minly

Mohamed El-Shinnawy (co-founder and CTO, Minly)

Minly has experienced rapid growth since launching late last year. It has more than 50,000 users and an impressive list of popular regional celebrities ranging from actors and athletes like Fifi Abdou and Mahmoud Trezeguet to musicians and internet influencers like Assala Nasri and Tamer Hosny.

On the platform, users can buy personalized video messages and shoutouts from these celebrities, and they, in turn, connect with their fans on a more personal level.

We think that we have already differentiated ourselves from other creator economy platforms in the region. We do this by offering the best catalogue of stars and user experience. And our entire team is working hard to grow this gap even further,” said El-Shinnawy on the crop of celebrities Minly has onboarded to the platform

Some of the instances where celebrities connected with their fans on Minly include when actress and dancer Fifi Abdou sent a personal message to one of her biggest fans who has Down syndrome and when Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny made a surprise appearance at two fans’ engagement party in March.

Minly takes a small commission on transactions made through its platform. However, the majority of the transaction price, a figure Minly didn’t disclose, goes directly to creators. And at the same time, Minly urges celebrities to automatically donate a portion of their earnings to partner charities on the platform.

Minly’s knack for creating a personalized experience is why Pan-African VC firm 4DX Ventures invested. The firm’s co-founder and general partner Peter Orth, who will be joining Minly’s board, said the company is fundamentally changing the relationship between celebrities and fans in the MENA region. “The team has both the ambition and the expertise to build a full-stack digital interaction platform that could change the way digital content is created and consumed in the region,” he added. 

The creator economy market surpassed $100 billion in value this year and is still growing at an impressive rate. The pace of content creation will only speed up since surveys suggest that being a YouTuber or TikTokker or the most common term, vlogger, is one the most desirable careers among Gen Zs. VC heavyweights like Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Partners, and Tiger Global have also heralded this growth considerably, contributing to the more than $2 billion invested in creator economy platforms this year.

In MENA, there’s a huge opportunity for Minly. The region has over 450 million people, of which 30% are between the ages of 18 to 30. This demographic is known to have a deep connection with social media, and El-Shinnawy believes MENA will soon contribute to a large part of the total creator economy.

For Minly, the goal is to capture a huge portion of that spend and become a multibillion-dollar, category-leading company. The creator platform has a case to do so. As it stands, the opportunity to build a creator economy one-stop-shop in MENA is huge compared to other regions that already have multiple entrenched incumbents. Also, Minly is one of the few platforms in the region with meaningful venture funding.

“The creator economy is in its infancy and growing at lightning speed. We have the opportunity to build this category’s first unicorn in MENA,” the CTO remarked.

With this investment, Minly is doubling down on building local celebrity acquisition teams in Egypt and other parts across MENA and the GCC, where it has seen significant traction. The company will also scale its engineering team to churn out more products to build a horizontal creator platform.