CP-Africa recently interviewed Christian Purefoy, Founder of Battabox.com and Former CNN West Africa Correspondent.
During the just concluded fuel subsidy protests, Battabox was the only media outlet that was live streaming the protests from Ojota. The website launched during the week of the protest and has grown in leaps and bounds ever since. As at the time of our interview with Christian Purefoy, Battabox was ranked as a top 1,000 site in Nigeria only several weeks after its launch.
But the site does not intend on covering just politics. It intends to have content across a wide range of verticals. Already, fashion, music and Las Gidi “boxes” have been launched on the site. The site intends to be community driven and allows for user uploads of content. It is also compatible with mobile platforms with apps for Blackberry, Android and Nokia phones already launched.
In our interview, we wanted to find out the following:
1. His motivations for building the site
2. How the site’s growth has been so far
3. Why he left CNN
4. His future plans for the site
and many more including some questions we posed from our readers.
Check out the interview below and share your comments with us in the comments section.
Visit Battabox online at www.battabox.com