Opera Mini users in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa to win prizes in 4-week AFCON promo

Global web innovator Opera is ready to follow the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with a new edition of its popular “Shake and Win.” Launched in January 23, 2024, the campaign will run for four weeks in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa and feature over 180,000 prizes.

With exciting new ways to win prizes while competing against rival teams, players have more ways than ever to shake their way to victory. Opera’s “Shake and Win” campaigns are always a big draw for new and existing users alike, but they are especially exciting during spectacles of football like AFCON.

An edition during the most recent World Cup racked up a million shakes a day from over 13 million players across the continent, animating a passionate user base and sending Opera Mini to the top of the Google Play download charts in Nigeria and Kenya.

“AFCON is always an exciting time in the footballing calendar – the stadiums come alive with such tremendous atmosphere as teams from around Africa vie for glory. So we’re thrilled to bring our users, many of whom are avid football fans, even more fun throughout the tournament, with a chance to bring home fantastic prizes,” said Jørgen Arnesen, the Executive VP for Mobile at Opera.

The Shake and Win campaign page will be accessible via a floating button on the start page of the Opera Mini browser. From there, players can shake their phones to win either an immediate reward, or a puzzle piece. If players collect six individual pieces and complete the puzzle, they are eligible to win one of a variety of prizes like cash, MiniPay vouchers, and airtime.

The latest edition of Shake and Win promo will feature some additional fun, as participants can earn extra shakes by completing various missions to boost their chances of winning. Discovering different aspects of the browser – for example taking advantage of the built-in Live Scores feature embedded within Opera Mini – will afford players even more shakes, and thus more chances to win.

Opera is furthermore tapping into the spirit of AFCON by giving users from different nations the chance to compete against each other in the inaugural Opera Cup. Users will win points for their home nation by successfully completing missions, the points for which are tallied on a leaderboard. The country with the highest points total toward the end of the campaign will win the Cup – and, notably, an overall boost to their prize pool, offering the winners even more opportunities to take home prizes and glory.

A speedy browser geared for football fans Opera Mini is the perfect browser for football fans. An integrated Live Scores service puts Africa’s most popular game at users’ fingertips, so fans can track multiple games at a time from competitions around the world. During AFCON, fans can choose their favorite teams or star preferred games from within the scoreboard to enjoy tailored notifications and live updates. That way, football fans can follow every minute of the exciting AFCON action with in-depth statistics and running commentary – right from inside the Opera Mini browser.

Lightweight and speedy, Opera Mini is a mobile browser that helps users save up to 90% of their data through its unique Data Compression technology. Opera users supported by partner telecoms networks are furthermore afforded free data just for making Opera Mini their default browser. A secure, flexible, and fast option for users seeking to save as much data as possible, Opera Mini additionally supports offline file sharing and boasts a built-in
ad blocker.

Launched in 2006, Opera Mini is a small, fast, and powerful browser. It comes with unique features such as Data Compression, Offline File Sharing, and a built-in ad-blocker. Today, Opera Mini has been downloaded over 1 billion times on the Google Play Store by people who chose it over the pre-installed browsers on Android mobile devices. Opera Mini has a 4.4 star rating on Google Play and has been reviewed by more than eight million people worldwide.


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