A Nigerian entrepreneur and CEO of Switfacorp, Victor Asemota, has sparked a debate online by dismissing the agelong claim that Nigeria is the giant of Africa.
He took to Twitter and stated that South Africa is the actual giant, while responding to a report that the country accounts for about 73 percent of the 1.6 million Netflix users in Africa in 2022.
It read; “Netflix had 1.6 million users in Africa in 2022. South Africa accounts for 73.3%, Nigeria accounts for 10.5%, Kenya accounts for 3.9%.”
Reacting, Asemota quoted the post and wrote; South Africa is the Giant of Africa.
The tech investor’s comment elicited mixed reactions from Nigerians on the microblogging platform.
South Africa is the Giant of Africa. https://t.co/9xQw5viDSW
— Osaretin Victor Asemota (@asemota) November 13, 2023