Africa 24 Media has announced the official launch of Yebo, which it describes as the continent’s first all factual video on demand platform which aims to be the guide of Africa through stories.
Making the announcement, the company’s Founder and CEO, Asif Sheikh, said in a statement released on March 30, 2020 in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital said it is a huge milestone for Africa 24 Media and the continent at large.
Asif said for two decades he was away from home, studying and working in North America and while there, he constantly craved for news from Africa which sadly, at the time, were stories of a continent ravaged by war, corruption and disease. He added that most of these stories were told by foreign journalists, and so when he returned, he found amazing stories that were not covered by international press and that gave him the inspiration to allow more Africans tell these stories.
The statement said the platform offers powerful and authentic stories from more than 30 different African countries, most of which are free. The content, it added, has been curated over the last 12 years by Africa 24 Media’s team of experienced journalists.
Yebo, according to the statement, captures the diversity and creative energy of Africa and is home to educative, inspiring and entertaining narratives about Africans, their overcoming spirit and aspirations for the future.
The content on A 24 Media’s Vault is exclusive, with very little external exposure, making it fresh and unique.
It contains documentaries on the history of major events on the continent, the biography of
Africa’s history makers and provides the opportunity to discover the continent in a fun and adventurous way.
Yebo also contains short stories on health, politics, sports, women and children, adventure; hundreds of short stories on health, politics, sports, women and children, adventure; fresh episodes of weekly magazine shows; interviews with opinion shapers around the continent on The Scoop; travelogue to different destinations; different genres of music and many more.
Yebo is accessible on web browsers and mobile application. It has an android app available on google play store where any downloaded content can be watched offline within a period of 30 days.
The Yebo platform can be accessed on browsers by going tohttps://www.yebo.live/en/.