African Company Launches Afro Emoticons

Oju Africa has launched the world’s first collection of Afro Emoticons. Powered by Mi-Fone, the first African mobile device brand, Oju literally meaning “faces” in the Nigerian language of Yoruba.

Aimed to address for a more diverse range of emoticons, Afro Emoticons are available now across all Android platforms, and will be released shortly for iOS devices.

“We had a dream of digitally uniting Africa, liberating Africans from digital exclusion. And with the launch of the Oju Africa Afro Emoticons we are sharing African soul, funk and unparalleled smiles with the world,” says Alpesh Patel, chief executive officer, Oju Africa, and group chief executive officer, Mi-Group International. “The launch of our Oju Emoticons has come at an ideal time where celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Tahj Mowry are also becoming increasing vocal about the need for a more diverse range of emoticons.”

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