Perisscope is a social network built to connect African professionals at
home and in the diaspora. It highlights and emphasizes the African
professional community around the world and aims to create meaningful
connections that result in new enterprises and career opportunities for
members. The founder Hawkins Orjai is a member of the African diaspora
in the United States, and the platform has been launched in
collaboration with prominent business leaders in Nigeria and South
The platform is a tool to help Africans market themselves to local and
international employers, clients, vendors, and share their personal
brand. A better way for friends, family, and communities to collaborate,
create lasting connections, inspire one another, share knowledge, and to
support the growth of African professionals.
As well as providing a platform that allows users to perform standard
social media functions such as adding / sharing photos, videos, blog
posting, and Q & A. Perisscope vision is to change the landscape of
social media for Africans.
“As a proud member of the African diaspora in the U.S., I have known for
a long time of the need for a truly Afro-centric social media platform
which promotes our culture and allows it to flourish. We created
Perisscope to meet this need whilst providing a platform for individual
Africans to build their networks and grasp more opportunities.” Hawkins
Orjai, Founder and CEO of Perisscope.
Perisscope combines the current functionalities of today’s major social
● Perisscope users can join communities and participate in
cultural dialogue to expand their ideas, helping them to get inspired,
raise awareness, build trust, and to bring social value to local
communities. The only social media that integrates Sports Live score,
● Like Facebook, users can share text posts, links, images, and
videos with their Perisscope friends. They can follow their favorite
celebrities and brands and react to posts.
● Like Twitter, Perisscope is a microblogging and social
networking service where users can post and interact with trending
topics and engage in relevant conversations.
● Like LinkedIn, Perisscope members can expand their professional
connections and share their professional expertise on the platform,
through showcasing their portfolios, publishing blog posts, and
searching and applying for jobs.