New mobile celebrity service launched in Nigeria

Celebrity Connect, a new mobile service that connects Nigerians with their favourite celebrities and personalities.Want to connect with to Nigerian celebs? Well now you can. Airtel Nigeria, in partnership with Kirusa has announced the launch of Celebrity Connect, a new mobile voice service that connects Nigerians with their favourite celebrities and personalities.

Connect with favorite celebs
The service enables fans to reach out and connect with their favorite celebs. Top celebrities like Ace Comedian, AY, Nollywood stars Mike Ezuruonye and Kate Henshaw, actress, amongst others, are using the service to more personally engage with their fans.

“Voice Twitter”-like experience
Using Celebrity Connect, celebrities share their daily lives, thoughts, and emotions in their own voice with their fans. Participating stars can call a number or use smartphones to leave messages. These messages are then delivered immediately to fans, who can listen to what is happening in their most cherished celebrities’ lives, in the celebrities’ own voice, which creates a “Voice Twitter”-like experience.

Nigerian customers can call, and listen to what’s happening over the phone and the fans get an opportunity to speak and engage with the celebrities in multiple ways on-line and off-line.

“Celebrity Connect is a product tailored to bridge the gap between top celebrities across various sphere of entertainment and their fans that always yearn to hear, feel close and know more about them. This platform therefore adds to the channels through which millions of fans can connect with their celebrities in Nigeria,” explained Airtel Nigeria’s, Mr. Maurice Newa.

Celebrity Connect, which is powered by Kirusa’s Vobolo social media platform, has been launched by Airtel Ghana and is now immediately available to all customers of Airtel in Nigeria.

How it works
To subscribe, Airtel Nigeria customers can send name of favorite celebrity to 2656 e.g. Mike Ezuruonye to 2656.

The subscription cost N25 per day and N2.50 for recurrent listening to a message. Customers who may wish to forward the messages to other Airtel numbers will have to pay N10 extra.

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