88 Digital Launch

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LAGOS, Nigeria, January 8, 2024 — In a remarkable blend of celebration and innovation, 88 Digital Network proudly announces its official launch alongside the 35th birthday of its visionary founder, Bidemi Popson. This dual celebration marks a milestone in Nigeria’s digital landscape, promising to introduce fresh and creative online experiences.

The Launch of 88 Digital Network, A significant step in reshaping Nigeria’s digital scene, 88 Digital Network represents a new era of online content, focusing on art, culture, and lifestyle. The launch, commemorated on January 8th, symbolizes the network's commitment to becoming a cornerstone in the digital world.

Bidemi Popson

Keynote by Bidemi Popson: The event was highlighted by a thought-provoking speech from Bidemi Popson, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in achieving a unified vision. Popson candidly addressed the current state of affairs in Nigeria, stressing the need for unity and cooperation: “We can do this all together because, in a few years, Africa will be… but the truth is that we don't like each other.”

Attendees were treated to the premiere of “BreakDown 88,” envisioned by Program Director Folabomi Animashaun. A vibrant Q&A session followed, featuring discussions with artists like Straffiti, God-li, Tobechukwu, and Idris King, hosted by JH and Bidemi Popson. The evening also included heartfelt tributes to Popson from Olatide Wright and King Ebuka.

Bidemi Popson

The event culminated with a surprise performance by Straffitti, who thrilled the audience with his hit, 'Calypso Riddim,' marking a significant achievement in his career. Bidemi Popson expressed heartfelt gratitude for the support throughout his journey: “Everyone here is family and has seen me go from cutting Turkey when I owned a restaurant to cutting clips to launching a Digital network.”

88 Digital aims to release 100 episodes, with new content every Monday at 8 PM, showcasing the network's dedication to consistent, quality programming.

About 88 Digital Network

Established in 2023 by The J Eight Company Ltd, 88 Digital Network is dedicated to exploring and showcasing diverse aspects of Art, Culture, and Lifestyle through digital shows and infotainment.

Join the Digital Frontier: 88 Digital Network invites users, partners, and the media to engage with their innovative platform. Follow the journey on Instagram @88digitalnetwork and YouTube @88_DIGITAL.