African Company Releases World’s First Black Emojis


Black emojis have officially hit the market and Apple was not the company to make it happen!

According to International Business Times, Oju Africa — a division of African mobile company Mi-Fone — launched a collection this week in response to the publicized demands.

The 15-emoji collection was created as a direct result of a petition  launched in complaint of the lack of diversity in the popular emoji app.

An Apple spokeswoman recently said: “There needs to be more diversity in the emoji character set, and we have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update the standard.”

The Steve Jobs company did not move quickly enough , which gave Oju Africa the chance to beat Apple to the punch.

“We follow global trends but we are differentiated by our authentic African voice. So as 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. I believe what we have created will ensure that every African on the planet won’t be able to help but love it!” said Creative director Eserick Fouché.”

Currently the emojis are available for Android and will be released on iOS soon.