Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu may have pulled a vanishing act on everyone in the last two weeks; the real story is in how the sentiment that he inspired is still strong, buoyed by smart moves like the Radio Biafra and Biafra TV apps.
Its now confirmed, IPOB got digital. There are Radio Biafra and Biafra TV apps in the Google Play Store.
While Radio Biafra is a somewhat popular name, Biafra TV is described in the Store as a platform that “provides an interactive medium for promoting Biafran awareness”. RBL Management, a London-based shell company that has been traced to Nnamdi Kanu in the past, is credited as the developer of both apps.
The Biafra TV app grants access to four channels, each creatively named “Channel 1”, “Channel 2” and so on.
Channel 1 features a talk show, with a variety of guests discussing conspiracy theories that are consistent with the tone of IPOB’s message.
In the background, there is an image of Nnamdi Kanu, credited as the “Supreme Director”, watching over like a benevolent god who ran away and left his people to fight.
Channel 2 appears to be a news channel, with broadcasts from events and pro-Biafra rallies.
Channel 3 features propaganda rants from notable pro-Biafra agitators that will remind you of Nnamdi Kanu’s rhetoric.
Channel 4 features typical anti-west documentaries from Al-Jazeera that seem to fill holes in IPOB’s ideology.
As of the time of writing this, Nnamdi Kanu is still nowhere to be found. The IPOB leader disappeared into not-so-thin air after the Nigerian army invaded his home in the town of Isiama Afara in Abia on Thursday, September 14, 2017.