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Do you have an app on your phone? Almost everyone has an app these days. The young man who helped build the Connect Nigeria portal is also the developer of the app ‘The Nigerian Constitution’ and he got 10,000 downloads within 72 hours. The reality of this season is that Nigerians, particularly young Nigerians, have great apps on the internet and many of them have been acknowledged with awards for their contribution to the technology industry in Nigeria. Today, I will be reviewing the Okada app by Okechukwu Ofili. A lot of people know him already by his blog. I am not sure how many people have used his app but I downloaded the Okada app on my Android phone which has Playstore attached to your Google account. Apparently, I already had an account with them from the days I was not willing to trade in Nokia for iPhone. I had forgotten my password and was pleasantly surprised that it was easy to retrieve it. So my verdict is that the Okada app works just fine. I had been flirting with the idea of buying an Android phone for ages just so that I could have access to the Playstore. I had to buy an Android phone to access the Okada app. Today, Tecno, Infinix, Lenovo and many other companies have the Playstore on their phones, so there is no excuse not to download this app. It has a yellow interface outlined with black and is very bright and attractive. I clicked on the store icon and I began to see books that Nigerians had written, being sold at very affordable prices. Some were even free. I think it is a huge opportunity and an open market for aspiring writers and authors who have written books that they want to get out to the public such as short stories, novellas and the likes. It is a whole new world and we ought to keep adjusting to the fact that the world is a global village that comes with massive advantages. Like never before, this is a time when smart people can cash in on the opportunities available. The youth/enterprising Nigerians need to engage and utilize the new technology available in the market. To buy books on the Okada app: simply refill your account by purchasing credits via an online transfer and then you use the credits to purchase the books of your choice on the app. The book can then be downloaded from the ‘My books’ column and read at your convenience. So start downloading books from the comfort of your home or office and get enlightened daily. Click here to download the Okada app today on Playstore. Contact Okechukwu Ofili on     About the Writer: Tessa Doghor is a social media manager in Lagos. She blogs at and is also on twitter as @tessbabee  

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This article was first published on 16th March 2015

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