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This Nigerian porn star is ditching Facebook and starting her own social network

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After Facebook admins restricted Nigerian softcore porn star AfroCandy from posting nude photos of herself on her page, she responded pretty much exactly as you’d expect: by taking the photos down and sending a heartfelt apology to the website’s admins… just kidding. She told Facebook to shove it by starting her own social networking site.

Last week the actress announced that she was launching her own XXX-rated social networking service, AfroCandy’s Network (the signup page is safe for work, the member’s page is decidedly not).

Like Facebook, AfroCandy’s Network allows users to set up a profile, post photos of themselves, and exchange messages with their friends (it also includes a section for aspiring actors and actresses to apply to work for AfroCandy’s production company). Unlike Facebook, however, the vast majority of user photos on AfroCandy’s Network are dick pics, a few of which the actress has tweeted (NSFW) to promote the site. 

Though this is AfroCandy’s first outing as a social media mogul, the New Jersey–based actress has courted controversy for years. Once referred to as “the Nigerian Lady Gaga,” AfroCandy (nee Judith Mazagwu) started her career in Nollywood (Nigerian Hollywood) movies in 2003. She then became a pop singer before transitioning into adult movies, which scandalized conservative Nigerian society.

Although distributing pornography is technically illegal in Nigeria, the past few years have seen the emergence of an underground porn market, as well as the first Nigerian XXX tube site earlier this year. There may be a burgeoning demand for a site like AfroCandy Network, and, if you believe AfroCandy herself, there already is: The actress recently tweeted that the site has tens of thousands of members.

H/T 360 NOBS I Photo via Facebook/AfroCandy