7 Reasons You Should Never Miss Out On The The New Infinix Zero Mobile Phone

Something really huge is coming to town! It’s in form of a device that is crafted to blow your minds!!! Have you heard about the Infinix Zero? This is the smart device that would dwarf all others in terms of aesthetics, performance and technology.

7 Reasons You Should Never Miss Out On The The New Infinix Zero Mobile Phone

1. 13 MP Camera:
Boasting a 13megapixel camera, the infinix zero taes amazing pictures even in low light conditions. Shoot anytime, anywhere for bright, sharp photos.


2. Elegant Design:
Cutting-edge style, design to fit your hands perfectly with glossy material and finishing, it feels luxurious in your hands.


3. Android 4.4.2 (KITKAT):

The infinix zero runs on the latest android 4.4.2 kitkat giving you the freedom to do more.


4. Octa-Core Processor:

Outstanding performance with a next gen octa-core processor. Run 3D games and HD video with ease.



5. 5 Band Equalizer:
Play both deep and high pitched sounds clearly without the use of additional speakers.



6. Full Body Glass Case:

french design metal body wrapped in ultra-durable and damage resistant body casing.



7. Affordable Price:

If i don’t add the price i might get lots of emails. No official price yet but from what i have seen so far it should go for  ₦30,000 ($182)


Network: 2G/3G
Bandwidth: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz,
WCDMA: 850/2100 MHz
SIM: Dual Sim card/Dual Standby
Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Dimension: 140* 70*7.9 mm
Display: 5.0″ IPS HD Capacitive Touchscreen
Resolution: 1280 x 720
Processor: Octa Core 1.4GHZ
GPU: Mali 450
Battery: 1920 mAh
Camera: 13 megapixel camera , AF, BSI with 2
megapixel front facing camera
Internal Memory: 8GB with SD card slot that
supports up to 32GB memory card.
Flashlight: Yes
Video Recording: Yes
Video Calling: Yes
Sensors: Proximity, Gyro, Hall
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n),
WiFi Hotspot, USB Port.
OTA Updates: Yes
Colour: Available in White, Black, Gold, Red, Blue,
Price: ₦30,000/$182 (unofficial)


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Customer Review: The New Nokia X that runs on Andriod

After so much buzz about the much anticipated Nokia sleek phone that runs on an android Nokia-X, i will like to give you a honest review especially from a customer’s perspective.


The new Nokia X | Dual SIM is a complete divergence from the Nokia Traditional OS.

-Lumia Blends (Color) + Adriod Combination
– Big Brand NameImage
-Battery Life
-Stereo, Fm radio works well
-Great Price from 19,200 (konga.com) to 24,000(elsewhere)
-Dual SIM
-Sharp Camera (Only during day)
-Supports whatsapp,Facebook Messenger,
-Best part is all apps/games can be installed in memory card.
Inbuilt app: Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter
Supports: What’s app, We chat, Skype, BBM, Swift keyboard(free download), Facebook Messenger and others.
-Supports microSD, up to 32 GB
-Earpiece, Loudspeaker: sound quality is fine
-Charges for 3hours
-View Maps offline which is very good addition
-Good camera (during daylight).
-Nokia X operating system which has a mix of windows+Asha and supports 80% Android apps and 50% Android games.
No lags while browsing or normal go through.
-Test Downloaded Asphalt airborne 1gb, temple run, candy crush, Ipl t20, chess…All worked perfectly with no lag except Asphalt.


My intention is to keep it short and precise not to bore you with the long reviews around


Price of Nokia x in Nigeria may vary depending on the location and store.

Konga.com– ₦19200

jumia.com- ₦19,200


100 Books You Must Read Before You Die

100 Books To Read In A Lifetime

Amazon editors recently compiled their list of 100 books to read in a lifetime.

African epic book “Things fall apart” made the list Things Fall Apart is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world


Also thrilling books like “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter” made the list.

“With 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, we set out to build a roadmap of a literary life without making it feel like a homework assignment,” Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Print and Kindle Books at Amazon.

Sara said during a press release: “Over many months, the team passionately debated and defended the books we wanted on this list. In other words, we applied plenty of the bookish equivalent of elbow-grease, and we can’t wait to hear what customers have to say about our final picks.”

Below is the list of the Amazon top 100 books you must read before you die.

  1. “1984” by George Orwell
  2. “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking
  3. “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” by Dave Eggers
  4. “A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah
  5. “A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning: The Short-Lived Edition” by Lemony Snicket
  6. “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle
  7. “Alice Munro: Selected Stories” by Alice Munro
  8. “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll
  9. “All the President’s Men” by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
  10. “Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir” by Frank McCourt
  11. “Are You There, God? It’s me, Margaret” by Judy Blume
  12. “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett
  13. “Beloved” by Toni Morrison
  14. “Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall
  15. “Breath, Eyes, Memory” by Edwidge Danticat
  16. “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller
  17. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl
  18. “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White
  19. “Cutting For Stone” by Abraham Verghese
  20. “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead” by Brene Brown
  21. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1” by Jeff Kinney
  22. “Dune” by Frank Herbert
  23. “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
  24. “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream” by Hunter S. Thompson
  25. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
  26. “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown
  27. “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens
  28. “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” by Jared M. Diamond
  29. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling
  30. “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote
  31. “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri
  32. “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison
  33. “Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid on Earth” by Chris Ware
  34. “Kitchen Confidential” by Anthony Bourdain
  35. “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson
  36. “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  37. “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov
  38. “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  39. “Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich
  40. “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl
  41. “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris
  42. “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides
  43. “Midnight’s Children” by Salman Rushdie
  44. “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis
  45. “Of Human Bondage” by W. Somerset Maugham
  46. “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac
  47. “Out of Africa” by Isak Dinesen
  48. “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi
  49. “Portnoy’s Complaint” by Philip Roth
  50. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
  51. “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson
  52. “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut
  53. “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  54. “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton
  55. “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon
  56. “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
  57. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
  58. “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz
  59. “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger
  60. “The Color of Water” by James McBride
  61. “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen
  62. “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America” by Erik Larson
  63. “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Anne Frank
  64. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green
  65. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry
  66. “The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials” by Philip Pullman
  67. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  68. “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
  69. “The House At Pooh Corner” by A. A. Milne
  70. “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
  71. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot
  72. “The Liars’ Club: A Memoir” by Mary Karr
  73. “The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)” by Rick Riordan
  74. “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  75. “The Long Goodbye” by Raymond Chandler
  76. “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11” by Lawrence Wright
  77. “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien
  78. “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales” by Oliver Sacks
  79. “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals” by Michael Pollan
  80. “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster
  81. “The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel” by Barbara Kingsolver
  82. “The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York” by Robert A. Caro
  83. “The Right Stuff” by Tom Wolfe
  84. “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy
  85. “The Secret History” by Donna Tartt
  86. “The Shining” by Stephen King
  87. “The Stranger” by Albert Camus
  88. “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway
  89. “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien
  90. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle
  91. “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame
  92. “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel” by Haruki Murakami
  93. “The World According to Garp” by John Irving
  94. “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion
  95. “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe
  96. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
  97. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand
  98. “Valley of the Dolls” by Jacqueline Susann
  99. “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein
  100. “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

If you can’t afford the print why not buy book online for the kindle version on your eBook reader or Kindle you might get it for half price of the book or cheaper

What do you think about this list? Have you got any book in mind that didn’t make it or that should not be on the list? Simply tell us what you think.

Tecno Phantom A+ emerges the Most patronized gadget for year 2013 .

With the proliferation of online shopping sites in Nigeria it is much easier to know what people are really looking for.

Tecno Phantom A+ emerged as the most patronized gadget for the year 2013 in Nigeria. This fact is from close sources working at some of the top shopping sites in Nigeria and also survey carried out at the computer village.

After reviewing the Google analytic for year 2013, Phantom A+ emerged as the most purchased gadget, more on the <a href=”www.konga.com/blog”>konga blog.</a>

Weird fact you don’t know about Tecno Phantom A+

1. Tecno is not on GSM Arena

2. No Cnet review of Tecno

3. Only Recognized in Nigeria

4. Not officially Approved in any country

Despite the above odds Tecno keeps waxing stronger in the Nigerian market.

Key Features:

Mini SIM (Normal SIM) Dual-SIM, Dual standby

Dimensions: 143.5 x 70.8 x 9.1 mm

Storage: 4GB built-in storage (1GB available), supports up to 32GB microSD card

5.0-inch Capacitive Touch Display (720 x 1280 pixels, 294 ppi)

8.0MP Camera with Flash

1.2MP Secondary Camera

Android 4.2 OS (Jelly Bean)

1.2 GHz quad-core Processor


Colours: black, white


Wi-Fi Hotspot

Twitter, Facebook, Asphalt 6 game, Opera Mini

GSM/EDGE 900/1800MHz


3.75G Internet (Up to 21Mbps)

Chat, EMail, & Social Networking

GPS with Google Maps

Music/Video Player



Bluetooth 3.0

USB 2.0

FM Radio

Voice Recording

2100mAH Battery Capacity

Up to 12 Hours Talktime (3G)

Up to 400 Hours Standby Time

Ahmsta is one of Nigeria’s technology blogger, this is what he wrote:

“The device is great. For the very first time, the tecno phantom A+ is the first tecno phone i could boldly recommend to anyone who is willing to feel the power of android for a lesser price. i got one though for 19k as a gift”

Tecno Phantom A+ costs around 32,000 – 40,000 naira ($200) in the Nigerian market depending on your location

Gbenga is on twitter @gbengalite

Interest- Startups, mobile and digital technology and current affairs.

How To Create Your Own Tech Start-up in Nigeria


It is no more news that Nigeria is experiencing her own Internet boom which has been enjoyed by shrewd entrepreneurs a decade ago in the United States.
There are about 60 million internet users in Nigeria and more are adding up daily.

The is about the perfect time to carve your niche in this ever booming industry

-Be passionate about the internet

To build a sustainable business online you have to be passionate about the internet. It is more or less like a rule of the thumb. You might not be able to program or code but you must have the internet burning daily in your head.

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba knew nothing about coding but he did have the passion of the internet when he started. This passion pushed him to the big future of seeing Alibaba.com a global force when it comes to eCommerce competing against Ebay and Amazon.

Seeking for funds to get started with your start-up wouldn’t be much an herculean task if you are so passionate.
You can start first with your own personal funds and when the business looks productive and profitable it will attract funds from friends, family members and even angel investors.

-Business Plan and Proposal

Before your start-up can attract investors you must have come out with simple and well-define business plan.
Investors look out for figures and determine if your start-up will be viable and profitable in the end. No one wants to waste money.

Having a business plan alone shows how serious and determine you are to ensuring your idea comes to live.

If you can do the business proposal alone you can outsource or contact a professional.

-Own A Blog

You can also start a blog about what you know how to do best. If you are consistent in your post with time you would have built a huge list of loyal readers and regular organic traffic through well defined SEO strategies.

Advertisers will come chasing, deals and endorsement will be knocking on your door because business people want to make sure people see their products.

Having an online presence ensures you have your share of the about 60 million Nigerians online.

-Start now someone is thinking about your idea

Yes, you have a profitable business idea but that is not enough. You have to ensure you transit your golden idea into that dream online platform you crave for.

Sim Shagaya the founder of our own Amazon, Konga said “I want to create an engine that will drive trade and commerce in Africa”

After the statement he backed it up with action, now konga boasts of being the largest online shopping mall in Nigeria stocking products ranging from books, electronics, camera, Fashion– apparel, shoes, clothes, home and kitchen appliance etc with funds from two major investors.

Millions of people are also thinking of that one idea you are thinking about. The key is to start now so that you don’t end up regretting

“A year from now you may wish you had started today” -Karen Lamb

-Keep everything official

If you venture into online business you must make sure everything is legal. I mean you must keep proper documentation of all partnership, agreement and business engagement to prevent future legal battle.

You may be starting small now, who knows what you would become tomorrow? If you have any transaction or deal with any partner just make sure there is a valid and clear agreement duly signed by all.

-Be Customer focus

Everything you set out to do online must be because of one thing your visitors or customer then other things can come.

Customer brings in money so you wouldn’t want to end up having unfavourable word of mouth from your customer. If you do treat your customers well they will give you a good word of mouth. Africans have had enough poor experience in commerce and trading so you don’t want to add more salt to their injury.

In the word of Jack Ma, “The people come first, then the Employee and the Investors come last”

The time is now.



I know you clicked on this link to know why the 22nd of September is more important, even more than any other date. You will know that in a few minutes.

Autumn equinox: simply means equal night and day. Persons born on this day are potential human rights activists or critics, they tend to engage in long arguments.

There are two equinoxes every year- In September and March. It is an astronomical event.

equal day and night

Photo credit: timeanddate.com

The September equinox is also called the “autumnal (fall) equinox” in the northern hemisphere and “spring (vernal) equinox” in the southern hemisphere. It takes place 21-24th of September. This year’s own is on the 22nd September, 2013.

Event exact time:

20:44 /22 09 2013

Why is it called equinox

The equinox day and night is about the same length, say 12hours all over the world. Sometimes I think I am a lucky human being, because not everyone in the world is lucky to have this kind of (mystery) astronomical event on their birthday.

The name equinox is derived from the Latinaequus” (equal) and “nox” (night). It occurs when the sun crosses the equator (the imaginary line that shares the earth in two equal halves and runs from North to South).

Hey, you don’t get this every day. On any other day of the year, the earth tilts a little away from or towards the Sun.


If you care for any practical test, be on the watch today, check when you experience twilight and when the day gets dark. Then come tell me the number of hours each lasted.

Culture and Traditions

Many cultures and religions during the September equinox celebrate or observe holidays and festivals.


People born on 22nd September:

  • They are advocates of equal right
  • They are power-speakers
  • They may be politically aware
  • They have a voice that must be heard
  • They are critical thinkers
  • They are usually successful
  • Intelligent and current

You can simply add your own to this by writing a reply or comment. Let me know what you think about me.

Once again Happy Birthday to me.

Gbenga Ogunbiyi

ff: @gbengalite


Importance of SEO in E-Commerce


SEO is often neglected, yet yields a huge growth ratio in business and it has minimum risk. Although it takes time to build, it is definitely worth the stress. Unlike pay adverts where visitors or traffic rush to one’s website during the ads campaign and cease when the campaign finishes, SEO traffic never stops.

Advertising one’s online business through backline developing, keywords and key phrase utilization, and constant publishing of enhanced content, all of which are some of the methods of SEO, is a fantastic way not just to get leads but to have them turned into purchasing clients, who will probably keep coming.

SEO drives targeted customers directly to your online business. Posting of articles related to your products would get traffic from prospects that may naturally like what you do. At first, this may not translate into direct sales but it will surely give one a lead. Once you get your prospective customers thirsty about your products through enhanced quality articles, some will want to check out what your product is all about and possibly click the buy button.

Enhance quality post is as a result of intensive keywords research. When it comes to optimizing the most important pages of your website, one should consider relevancy, search volume, and ranking difficulty.

If keywords that are highly relevant to one’s brand, or have a high exact match search volume locally (not globally) in “Google’s Free Adwords keyword” tool are used, it will boost one’s ranking. Also checking keywords for a low difficulty score from “Moz’s Keyword” tool can help too. It is a very good tool for exposure to a larger traffic.

This campaign assures getting on the first page of search engine. Getting on the first page of Google search engine results is every business owner’s desire. But how valuable can it be? A new study according to Optify shows the distribution of clicks on the first page of the search engine. The number one result gets 36.4%, while the last on the first page gets 2.2% of all clicks. Also 89% of the clicks go to the top three results.

This distribution has shown the significance of ranking on the first page of search engine. Being at the first page is not enough, but striving to make the top three is the main thing.

If top three rankings could be secured, then it assures regular traffic to online marketers, much more cost-effective than pay ads.

It is more of a reputation thing and brand awareness to engage in the search engine optimization. It assures exposure and awareness to the online community. Optimum utilization of the available social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, it is a long list, can help one maintain an existing customer, instead of going all out to new customers.

Regular updates, posts and awareness articles can guarantee this, and then if consistent, new customers can add up through words of mouth.

The importance of SEO in e-commerce cannot be overemphasized as it assures regular and constant clicks or visits to a firm’s online stores. If only half the money spent on pay adverts can be channeled to search engine optimization campaign, it will prove worthwhile.

Gbenga Ogunbiyi


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