A leading mobile banking in Nigeria, Fortis Mobile Money (FMM) had signed a popular Nigerian actor and comedian, Afamefuna Klint Igwemba known as Klint da Drunk as its brand ambassador to further promote the activities of the company across the country.
The Managibg Director/CEO of Fortis Mobile Money Mr Samuel Oladimeji, said the signing of the contract between the FMM and the renowned actor cum comedian will greatly increase acceptability, awareness and improve the fortune of the comapny.
Oladimeji described the deal as a very important engagement in the history of Fortis Mobile Money adding “we have known the industry for a while, we have been operating for seven years majorly facilitating mobile money services to companies, individual through our platform.”
Klint Da Drunk is a famous Nigerian stand-up comedian, musician, comic actor, dancer, master of ceremony and television personality.
He has featured in several international comedy shows both home and abroad.
The MD said over the years, the company has demonstrated capacity and strength; and has made Fortis Mobile Money to win a global brand award and some recognition from international organisations.
“Recently, we have also signed other contractual agreement with some reputable organisations and we have signed similar thing with the Federal Government of Nigeria which show that we have the capacity to deliver even the last man cash to the most vulnerable in the society.
Having looked at our history, we felt the need to push our brand further and we have checked the industry, we have seen people who have come and gone but we have seen a particular brand name called Klint da Drunk that have stayed for a long time over 15 years.
We have seen his prowess in acts, we have seen his engagements, we have seen his intellectual capacity and we have seen what he can do beyond all expectations.
So we feel honoured for him to accept to be our brand ambassador. Today, we signed this contract and tell the world that Fortis Mobile Money and Kint da Drunk is getting engage to do some bigger things.”
Mr Dimeji described Klint da Drunk as a grassroots man who can resonate with the high and mighty and the low in the society, so he is strategically place to be our further broaden our brand.
He said “We are one of the standard mobile money companies in Nigeria, from our operations and our history, we have taken up tasks that look challenging but we have surmounted. This is an exciting time for us.
In the country, we operate in about 32 states with over 3000 agents who are actively in transaction on our platform. On a monthly basis, we process billions in our transaction; our income is substantially growing every day.
We operate even in the most vulnerable states like Maiduguri, Adamawa, Yobe, and Benue to drive our business. We have offices in Niger, Kaduna, Calabar, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Kano, Lagos and many other states.
We are bringing a big brand that will help us to further penetrate the market beyond our present reach. We want to get to the hinterland; the rural centres where there are no banks to fill in the gaps of providing financial service to the people. With our service, you don’t have to go to the bank you can do all you transactions on our platform with ease.”
In his remarks, Klint da Drunk said, “this is a match made by God. I believe in everything this company stands for, it’s an innovative company driven by hundred percent youth.
We are trying to safeguard people from being defrauded by giving them the services that they need not the services that they want. When I look at Fortis Mobile Money, I think they are there for the people that need the financial services not the ones that want the services because those that want the services can actually have it any day anytime.
Fortis Mobile Money has been doing well despite the fact that they are less than a decade in existence but they have made so much impact in the financial sector and I really admire what they are doing and I am proud to be part of it.”
According to him, Mobile money transfer in Nigeria has become a necessity now because of the cashless policy, some people don’t like ATM card because of fraud, while some people don’t like using their bank because they think they can be hack, but with Fortis Mobile Money, it’s more secure.
“Your transaction, your money is secure. Unlike the conventional banking, when something happen to your money you bear the risk, Fortis Mobile Transfer, takes all the risks, as such, you have nothing to lose,” he added.