Sun. Feb 25th, 2024

By: Charles Myambo

Antoine McLaughlin is a renowned tech industry tycoon who is most well known for his popular
social media app, Kandiid. This app known as Kandiid is a vehicle of content driven by the
people with the intent of empowerment”. Antoine is the brains behind the app while his partner
Soulja Boy is the face of the app. Their relationship is quite symbiotic and together, they have
captured the imagination of millions. Kandiid is available on both the app store and play store.
User satisfaction is exceedingly high when it comes to Kandiid which has opened big doors for
many regular everyday people. Internet Traffic Magazine and Medium correspondent, Charles
Myambo (CM) sat for an interview with Antoine McLaughlin (AM). Below are some excerpts
from the interview.

CM: In a world saturated by social media apps, what was your motivation behind creating
the Kandiid app?

AM: The Motivation behind Kandiid is simple. As I pondered the concept of building an app, I
moved on the premise that normal everyday people needed a platform where they could
monetize from their content. In hindsight, Kandiid is a vehicle that turns users into entrepreneurs.

CM: Since quite a young age, you have been quite the trailblazer. What do you credit your
business acumen to?
AM: My business acumen comes from doubters, naysayers, and peers with the lack of faith that
anything is possible with determination, God, and the will to make a difference.

CM: You spoke of doubters and naysayers, did you get satisfaction from proving all of
them wrong?

AM: I never receive satisfaction from the naysayers who see my progress, instead, I hope they
will use my success as a benchmark of what could happen with hard work and a belief.

CM: As you know, this interview will be documented by several huge African publications.
What message would you have for the millions of Africans and Zimbabweans who will read
about this interview?

AM: First and foremost, Africa is heritage. Nothing in this World would make me more proud to
know that I’ve created an app that will enhance the possibilities of entrepreneurship and freedom
of expression. Not to mention other social media platforms, Kandiid operates as a social
marketplace for everyday people first! Kandiid has all the social features (likes, share, post) etc.
however, it is our hope that Africans will utilize the app as a gateway of possibilities. In addition,
the Kandiid app “The Klub” feature is an exclusive entry to a world of NFT’s. While Whatsapp
is the most popular social network in Africa, Kandiid offers a much needed resource for our
people to elevate and strengthen our position of independence and power.

CM: Soulja Boy is globally recognised as one of the very first artists to go viral online.
What about him convinced you that he would make for a good partner in the tech world?

AM: That is a great question. As you're aware, Soulja Boy has a great reputation of staying
ahead of what’s next! Besides releasing earphones, video games, and clothing, Soulja is well
known in the tech world as an innovator. When I approached him regarding a partnership, he was
elated and jumped in with ideas and improvements to the app. As a recording superstar, Soulja
Boy’s influence and work in the community are huge for Kandiid.

CM: Charity work is something that is invaluable to society. What role would you say apps
such as Kandiid play in propagating charity work?

AM: In addition to our commitment to the community, we believe that humanity is shaped by
one’s moral compass. To date, we work hand & hand with various non-profit organizations
through mentorship, internships, and charitable giving. As of recently, Kandiid just partnered
with Core Tactics from Woodbridge Virginia under the direction of Byren Lloyd.
International Questions Segment;

CM: What does the future hold for Kandiid and what opportunities will Kandiid bring to
the world especially Africa/Zimbabwe?

AM: The future for Kandiid looks amazing! Although Kandiid has been in existence for 3 years
now, since going live in November 2021, the improvements and functionality has improved by
leaps and bounds. In the future, we look forward to adding the inter-call feature that will allow

the app to function much like whatsapp. As stated, we already have “The Klub” feature which
allows users to purchase and shop NFT’s, however, by year end, we will have our Metaverse
City which will permit users to live within.
Kandiid’s vision for Africa and the Nation of Zimbabwe is to work hand in hand with officials to
offer features in the app that could help with the economic instability by creating a pathway of
entrepreneurship. By creating a specialized campaign for Africa through our Marketing and
Public Relations officers, we believe that we create positive dialogue for lower electricity. We
understand the suppression of the foreign exchange markets in African Countries and believe
Kandiid could offer solutions through a centralized method.
In addition, Kandiid is committed to aid African nations through awareness campaigns for the
antiretroviral therapy (ART). In conclusion, I personally appreciate the opportunity and look
forward to a healthy prosperous relationship with Zimbabwe and the Countries of Africa.

▪️About The Interviewer: Charles Myambo;
Charles Myambo (@charlesmyambo on Instagram) is a #1 best selling author in multiple genres.
His latest book which is already a #1 best seller is titled "Powerhouse Voices: Amazing
Experiences On Clubhouse". Charles is also an Actuarial Scientist by profession and he is the
esteemed founder of the rapidly growing celebrity community called Team Smooth. There is a
long list of world renowned public figures that Charles has had the honor of working with and
partnering. In his most recent #1 best selling book known as Powerhouse Voices, Charles
worked with very notable co-authors such as Michael Graziano, Natasha Graziano, Naleighna
Kai and Laura Bilotta. Natasha Graziano is well known for being covered in Forbes as the #1
female motivational speaker under 40 worldwide. She has a massive following on all social
media platforms, having over 10 million followers on Instagram alone. Her husband Michael
Graziano who is also a co-author of Powerhouse Voices is a globally acclaimed writer. He writes
for huge publications such as Forbes and Entrepreneur. Michael Graziano is also the youngest
Canadian to visit all 193 UN nations in large part due to his world tours as a beloved and famous
writer.
Naleighna Kai is a direct business partner of Charles and she is the main author in the #1 best
seller "Powerhouse Voices: Amazing Experiences On Clubhouse". Naleighna is arguably one of
the greatest authors to ever hail from the USA. She has several dozen #1 best seller books across
several genres. Laura Bilotta who has also worked extensively with Charles is one of the greatest
celebrity dating coaches worldwide. She owns the hugely successful event curation and
matchmaking company known as Single In The City. In addition to these hugely notable peers,
Charles has also shared stages with names like Tiffany Haddish, Paul Davison, Grant Cardone

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