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CEO of SoftTalk Messenger, Simple Azenabor bags Honorary Doctorate Degree in Science


The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria’s Messaging app, SoftTalk Messenger, Simple Azenabor, has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Science by ESCAE – Benin University, one of West Africa’s leading research and teaching institutions.

He was honoured for his technological innovations and contribution to the development of Africa tech ecosystem

The Edo-State born developer took to his official social page: @officialsimpleazenabor, to share pictures with a caption where he dedicated the award to all users of his platform, SoftTalk Messenger.


Azenabor: “First, I want to express my gratitude to God and to the ESCAE Benin University, one of the top 10 Universities in the Republic of Benin, West Africa, for the award of Honorary Doctorate degree in Science for my contribution in the area of technology and development of Africa.

“I can’t begin to tell you how astonished and delighted I was to receive a notification letter informing me of the committee’s decision to confer this honor on me. It is official; you can now address me as Dr. Simple Azenabor and feel free to repost on your walls.”

“I am dedicating this award to all users and supporters of SoftTalk Messenger, for without you, there wouldn’t be this award,” he stated.

SoftTalk Messenger, which is in the likes of WhatsApp, was developed and launched in August 2018 by Japan-based Nigerian developer and entrepreneur, Simple Azenabor, to help solve local problems and create job opportunities in the country.

The indigenous messaging application enables users to chat, make audio and video calls, unrestricted numbers of group chats as well shop for affordable and genuine products.

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