It’s no secret that internet users are spending increasing amounts of time on social media. Everyday, millions of Nigerians create and consume most of their content on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and this behavior is exactly what Nigerian entrepreneur, Ugo Iromantu wants to exploit with his new app.

Introducing Skits, a mobile app that lets you earn money by creating mobile ad videos for brands in Nigeria. They are calling it the “first social commerce app”.

So how does it work?

Brands can create ad campaigns using the Skits dashboard, then Skits users can create and submit mobile videos for the campaign. After receiving enough submissions, the brand can then pick the video that best tells their story, and Skits users can then start promoting it on their pages, to earn points.

Users have to rack up more than N5000 worth of points if they want to redeem as cash; anything lower, and they’ll have to settle for airtime. Of course, the creator of the chosen video gets paid anywhere from N10,000 to over N1,000,000 depending on how much the brand uses their videos. Talk about incentive.


At the moment, the app is only available on the Google Play Store, but Apple users can use it via the mobile web app until the iOS app is available.

Osarumen Osamuyi Author

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