Tech blogger Somtoo Okoye acquires 3m Lexus ES330 for mum, puts her on salary


One of the biggest tech exports of the country's blogosphere, Somtoo Okoye, has acquired a tear-leather Lexus ES330 Sports Car for his mother. Sources said he also placed his retiree teacher mum on a monthly salary.

Somtoo, founder of Bestmobs.com, Africa's biggest phone review website and importer of Bestmobs mobile accessories and powerbanks, claims that his mother helped him a lot during his struggling days and to top it off, sold her jewelry to buy him a Nokia N80 Symbian phone which he used to start designing websites and start blogging as far back as 2011.

A bold pro-Biafran agitator and strong political critic, Somtoo also runs several other succesful online blogs like the popular entertainment outfit known as "Somtoo Okoye blog" which has close to 200k likes on Facebook.

He recently gave away a brand new HP laptop and 200k in cash in a social media contest where he tasked participants to write out measures on how to curb the rampaging menace of Internet fraud in Africa.

 

 


Somtoo Okoye wrote:

She gave me the biggest gift of my life.
Not just giving birth to me and bringing me up the devoted Catholic way of life, she sold her very most cherished jewelries to buy me a second-hand Nokia N80 Symbian Smartphone at Ose Market Onitsha in 2011 when I was struggling and badly broke.
With the phone, I was able to land a website design job, to design the first clone/look-alike of Naijaloaded for Proudlybioz, which I was paid 50k for.
With the proceeds, I bought a C5-00 smartphone, got my first laptop left website designing months later and kicked off a succesful career in blogging/journalism and haven't looked back ever since.
Mummy, I just wanted to surprise you the same way you surprised me and changed my life with your sacrifice 7 years ago.
Your sacrifice changed the way I think and the definition of selflessness for me. It changed my entire life completely.
Mummy, as long as God gives me life, many more are yet to come.

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