Bola Ray IS CEO of the EIB Network

Amidst other celebrities getting picked up by the police for their social media misconducts, others are being hanged on with blue badges to signify that their accounts which are of public interest are authentic.

Earlier in the month of October, a legion of celebrities, comprising of musicians, actors, journalists, Entertainment and Sports personalities and influencers were verified by Twitter after the organization noticed that their accounts which of public interest is authentic.

According to Twitter’s verification requirements, these accounts represent or otherwise is associated with prominently recognized individuals or brand, in line with the organization’s notability criteria: Government, Companies, brands, and organizations, News organizations and journalists, Entertainment, Sports and gaming, Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.

The few notable public figures who got their accounts authenticated are Bola Ray (CEO of EIB Network).Kurt Okraku (President of the Ghana Football Association), Giovani Caleb (Ghanaian television personality and radio personality), Kuami Eugene (Ghanaian highlife and afrobeat singer-songwriter), Serwah Amihere (Broadcast Journalist).

Others are; Dj Vyrusky (Disc Jockey) Mensa (Musician), Gyakie (Ghanaian afrobeat/afro singer), Sammens, Wanlov (Ghanaian-Romanian musician and film director) and Richie Mensah (Ghanaian singer-songwriter and record producer).

In April 2021, Twitter officially announced its decision to base its African headquarters in Ghana. The announcement came just a week after Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, held a virtual meeting with Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Dorsey spent three weeks travelling through Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa in 2019. During his time in Africa, the Twitter CEO met with industry leaders and tech stakeholders to discuss Twitter’s expansion into Africa. On his departure, Dorsey said that “Africa will define the future” and that he intended to live on the continent for up to six months in mid-2020.

While the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted Dorsey’s plans to live in Africa, the decision to open headquarters on the continent gathered steam throughout 2020, with Ghana ultimately being picked as the social media platform’s base of operations.

On why Ghana was chosen as the company’s African headquarters, Twitter explained that the country was a firm supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet. Additionally, Ghana’s recent appointment to host The Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area allows Twitter to “establish a presence in the region”.


Source: Ghana/