Binance name Whitemoney, Pere, Cross, brand ambassadors
In its bid to drive Crypto adoption in Africa as well as promote financial freedom for Africans, Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency exchange, has announced a collaboration with Big Brother Naija (BBN) ‘Shine Ya Eye’ season 6 ex-housemates, Hazel Oyeze Onou, popularly known as ‘Whitemoney’, Ikechukwu Sunday Okonkwo, known as ‘Cross’, and Pere Egbi, known as ‘Pere’.
The BBN stars will help drive mainstream crypto adoption by educating people with little or no knowledge of crypto through Binance masterclasses, social media posts, videos and the general interaction with their audience.
By working with some of the hottest stars in the country as brand ambassadors, Binance has continued to build core facets of the blockchain ecosystem and bring new services and financial opportunities to Africans. The Blockchain ecosystem intends to further drive its efforts to the mainstream.
In his remark, the winner of the BBN ‘Shine Ya Eye’ season 6 ex-housemate, Whitemoney said: “Crypto is the new currency and I am excited to take the Binance message to the streets as one doesn’t have to be rich or that educated to trade crypto.”
Cross said: “I feel elated to be associated with the brand because I have been trading with the Binance app for several years. Working with the brand is an honour and I will ensure that the youths realise the benefits of investing in crypto.”
Pere who could not conceal his excitement said: “It is much easier to promote what you are affiliated with – I have been dealing with crypto for many years and so, I will use the passion, experience and knowledge that I already have from Binance to drive this adoption.”
Speaking about the collaboration, the Binance Director for Africa, Emmanuel Babalola said the choice of the trio as brand ambassadors is to take crypto mainstream across the African continent. “Our goal is to make people understand crypto and ease the process of bringing it into their daily lives. One of the things we have seen is how these influencers and their stories embody the spirit of entrepreneurship, hard work and lifestyle of the everyday Nigerian. We have a shared goal of empowering more Africans with the knowledge and resources they need to achieve financial freedom, so it’s a perfect fit and teaming up with them is a big win.”
He further said that several initiatives have been instrumental to Binance in deepening cryptocurrency adoption in Africa, one of which is education. “Binance rolled out the Binance Masterclass programmes across the continent to teach Africans the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies, how to identify scams and safeguard their crypto. Binance is also equipping blockchain developers with the necessary skills to build solutions and further develop the ecosystem. Earlier the year, Binance Africa hosted an eight-week masterclass where 1000 blockchain developers in Africa were trained in key skills.”
Babalola however revealed that Binance’s portfolio company ‘Bundle’ will also be joining in this campaign as the brand strives to make crypto more accessible to everyone. “The app was built as a place where crypto newbies and professionals can trade crypto in the easiest way possible. As a part of this collaboration, Bundle is teaming up with the influencers to highlight the ease in trading crypto, through insightful and educative content for both crypto newbies and professionals.”