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Samuel majani and the rise of ghafla.

Ghafla has risen in popularity to be arguably Kenya's leading
entertainment website. The website now has an average of 80,000
pageviews per day, ranking it atop even some of the mainstream media
stations. Yet, the story of ghafla, as with so many business success
stories is also riddled with pain. Samuel Majani, the founder of
ghafla, started the website as a way to buy off time after he had
dropped from Computer Science studies at JKUAT. He says that he chose
entertainment because it is the most searched keyword in search
engines, and also because entertainment news was not being given
prominence in the mainstream media stations. Majani was lucky to get
investment from the venture fund 88mph, enabling Ghafla to make a much
needed expansion. According to Majani's estimation two years ago,
Ghafla's valuation was 100 million shillings, and what's more, the
website is now a platform for Kenyan celebrities, fashion designers,
and the whole entertainment industry to showcase its talent.

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