makes enviable list as Facebook names top-earning brands on the platform makes enviable list as Facebook names top-earning brands on the platform

Facebook revealed the names of top-earning brands in Instant Articles in Africa, Middle East and Turkey region. Ghanaian made the list with a significant 20.9M Instant Article pageviews in 2020.

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“We want to show the real Africa to the world,” said Samuel Obour, Managing Director at

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As an example, one story generated nearly 207,000 pageviews alone, boosted by the use of Instant Articles. The accompanying revenue has also allowed the company to hire more staff.

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Samuel Obour shared what helped to make the list of top-earning brands in Instant Articles. “We use a data-driven approach and seek to improve our audience’s lives in real time,” Obour said. “Constant analysis is our everyday routine.”

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The team doubled down on high-quality reporting, adding value and getting exclusive content.

They implemented regular training sessions to work in line with the platform’s policies. The team interacted with readers on their page to get feedback and improve the audience's experience. is a partner of Legit (ex-GMEM), a media holding operating in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana.

Other Legit projects like, and Briefly News also entered the list of top earning brands.

By honing their Instant Articles strategy, Legit was able to achieve higher growth and revenue – including an impressive 47% year-on-year hike in Instant Article pageviews.

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“Using Instant Articles has made a big difference,” Yelena Boginskaya, co-CEO at Legit said. “It’s changed the way people consume news, making it much more engaging and interesting. We never even questioned the need to follow in our readers’ footsteps for better user experience and additional communication channels.
High CPMs and additional monetisation opportunities were also among the factors we considered to stay financially stable and fulfill our mission – to set the bar for the quality content and maintain leadership positions locally while showing the real Africa to the world.”

Instant Articles is a special format for publishers to create fast and interactive articles on Facebook.

They load over 4.9x faster than mobile web across regions and devices, meaning lower bounce rates, deeper engagement and monetization through ads.

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