An African Company Has Created Black Emojis. Thoughts?

April 1, 2014  |  

Apple made news just last week with its intentions to try to go through the proper techie channels in order to create black emojis. We took an unscientific poll and found that, yes, lots of people would like to see that happen.

Well, wait no longer.

Oju Africa, a part of the mobile company Mi-Fone, has created the first black emojis, 15 of them that are now available for Android and soon for iOS. The apps are free, but they can only be used with other platforms, like Twitter and WhatsApp. “Oju” means “faces” in the Yoruba language.

“…[A]s a brand we wanted to do something that only Africa could pull off, something that could become so iconic that it would have the world talking,” creative director Eserick Fouché told the International Business Times. The Huffington Post notes the petitions that have been started in an effort to diversify emojis, something that Miley Cyrus has even pushed for.

What do you think of these emojis? Will you use them?

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