by Chi Ibe
We are just trying to catch our breaths here.
So. So. So. First, Pope Francis joins Twitter. And then Africa’s richest man and Africa’s most enigmatic, most respected, most…. Aliko Dangote decides on the last day of 2013 to join the rest of the mere mortals on the social network.
His handle – of course – is @AlikoDangote. And, he had barely joined, before he was verified by Twitter.
And for the first 6 people the chairman of the Dangote Group followed, well a tweet from the blogger, Feyi Fawhinmi captures it all:
Aliko following Jack Welch, Jeff Immelt & Bill Gates. These rich people are so incestous. Urgh. Follow a poor man bro and reduce inequality
— F (@DoubleEph) December 31, 2013
As at press time, “Aliko Dangote hasn’t tweeted yet.”