NIGERIAN Watch is launching an African Business UK Directory coming out in October 2014 as part of an ongoing drive to facilitate intra-African commerce across the community.
Launched in March 2012, Nigerian Watch has established itself as the undisputed market leader in the UK’s Diaspora publishing industry in just over two years. In addition to this, the paper’s online newspaper has attracted over 2m readers, making it the foremost ethnic minority newspaper in the UK.
To build on this success, Nigerian Watch has decided to launch an African business directory to enable Africans engaged in commerce to have easy access to each other. Its first edition comes out in October 2014 and will be marketed extensively around the UK and beyond to give each business maximum exposure.
Maryanne Jemide, Nigerian Watch’s managing director, said: “Our first edition will have 30,000 copies printed and it will be distributed using our already well-established distribution locations, which includes, supermarkets, local shops, specific tube and train stations, African churches, restaurants, African embassies, African banks etc. Over the last 10 years an increasing number of Africans have opened businesses in the UK and a lot of them are thriving and doing very well.
“As a result, Nigerian Watch has decided to launch this directory in order to further promote and assist all African businesses in the UK to grow and expand. This directory will cover all business categories including money transfer, beauty salons, telecoms, entertainment, events/exhibitions, fitness, health & beauty, hair & make-up, hairdressers, legal services, painters & decorators, taxis, tuition, venues, solicitors, shipping, accountants, estate agents, wedding cakes/candy, universities & colleges, car and coach hire, car sales, carpenters & joiners, carpet cleaners and caterers but to name a few.”
To advertise in the directory, business can either call 020 8588 9640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Previously a monthly publication which came out on the last Friday of every month, Nigerian Watch became so popular its management decided to double its print run and 50,000 copies are now printed a fortnight.