Hi and welcome to the Masalai blog. A blog by someone from the country of Papua New Guinea (or PNG for short).
First a little about us. Masalai Communications was started in 2001 by Emmanuel Narokobi, Amaechi Nwokolo and Olerawanju (Brown) Omotosho. Amaechi and Brown have since gone their own ways. Amaechi is based in london as a lawyer now, but Brown is still in PNG running his network cabling and electrical company Nichtosh. Emmanuel and Brown still work jointly on projects from time to time and still keep in touch with each other. A big thanks however must go to Amaechi for introducing Brown to Emmanuel and kick starting Masalai Communications.
Masalai with Brown’s experience and skills started off as a network cabling company, however after Brown’s departure Masalai has become primarily a website development company. This multiskilled exposure from Masalai’s beginning has allowed Masalai as a company to keep an open door to potential opportunities in related IT areas. So although Masalai’s bread and butter is website development, we have dabbled in other services such as network cabling, software development, sms services and our Digital Posters service.
We’re always on the look out for new technologies and business opportunities that will be applicable to PNG and although some never gained traction like our Email to SMS service, we still love to experiment. Lately with the huge growth in social media, we have also been running some experiments with Facebook groups for both Music (RokRok Music) and the Arts (Gallery-PNG).
All in all though this blog gives us the additional benefit of seeing how the PNG market interacts with PNG content on the web in it’s various forms be it sound, text or video. It’s been interesting to see what topics people respond too and how. Best of all its been great just seeing what else is being done on the web by both PNG’eans and South Pacific islanders.
So this blog is basically a place where we can share our ideas, our thoughts and comments on what is going on around us and where we can meet people like yourself to make PNG and the South Pacific a more innovative place.
Thanks for visiting and happy reading!
Find out more about what we’ve been up to at the following links:
- Flickr account
- National Newspaper interview
- Islands Business interview
- Radio Australia – In The Loop program interview
- TropFest Entry 2006