Vivo expands to Africa; ignores Nigeria and South Africa

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Vivo expands to two African countries, but Nigeria and South Africa fail to make the list.

Vivo is a Chinese smartphone brand. The brand may not be a big name to many people in these parts, but the brand is selling enough smartphones around the world to be rated as one of the top 5 smartphone brands by sales. It is a subsidiary of BBK Electronics, which also owns the following mobile phone brands: Oppo, OnePlus, and Imoo.

Vivo expands

Vivo’s First Steps In Africa

Vivo has announced expansion plans to Africa, but if you were expecting South Africa and Nigeria on the list of African countries it will be launching operations in first, you will be disappointed. Neither of those two leading African smartphone markets are on the list. The two African countries Vivo will be moving into are:

  1. Kenya
  2. Morocco

Vivo Expands To Other Markets Too

Other markets that Vivo will be expanding to include: India, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, all in Asia.

The brand’s first foreign operation was in Thailand in 2014. Other countries like India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Philippines soon followed.

As Vivo expands and spreads its tentacles around the world, it hopes to sell more smartphones to move higher up the list of top 5 selling smartphone brands n the world, where it is currently number 5.


  1. Dy don’t have to be physically present in Nigeria 🇳🇬 b4 u buy. Just go online and order from Aliexpress, Gearbest or Banggood

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