He now joins the likes of Luol Deng, Dynamq, Mc Ghetto and Alijoma who also brag of verified accounts.
A verified Facebook account has a blue badge with a white tick on their verified account.
Verification is currently used to establish authenticity of identities of key individuals and brands on social media.
Facebook proactively verifies accounts on an ongoing basis to make it easier for users to find who they’re looking for. It concentrates on highly sought users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, advertising, business, and other key interest areas.
Facebook verifies business partners from time to time and individuals at high risk of impersonation.