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Industry Moves: Osagie Alonge Leaves Ringier’s Pulse Nigeria, Now Director of Growth at ORide


Popular and controversial journalist and media executive Osagie Alonge has left Ringier Africa’s Pulse Nigeria, for a role as Director of Growth at O’Ride, an Uber type hailing service for motorbikes in Nigeria. ORide is a subsidiary of OPay, a mobile money service company owned by Opera.

Alonge leaves Ringier after a successful five years as Editor-in-Chief for the Sub Saharan African digital publishing arm of the Switzerland owned company. Prior to working at Ringier, Alonge was Chief Correspondent at Ayeni Adekunle owned Nigerian Entertainment Today newspaper, and prior to that, an A&R executive and road manager at Steve Babaeko owned X3M Music.

In his new role at ORide, Alonge will primarily be responsible for marketing operations and brand positioning to propel the relatively new tech company into the Nigerian/African limelight.

AML granted Alonge’s very first professional and comprehensive interview on his background and foray into journalism. Revisit the interview below.

Read the Instagram message Alonge shared a few weeks ago announcing his departure from Ringier.

“I’ve accepted to join the guys at Opera, as Director of Growth, for ORide.
I’ll share more details later, but I must thank my bosses and colleagues for five amazing years at Ringier Africa. Super grateful to everyone who worked with me to build Pulse into the successful brand it is today.

The journey continues and I’ll appreciate even more support from everyone who’s been there for me, as I take on this new challenge at ORide.

Thank you!

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