Friday, 23 September 2022

Ibukun Awosika, Leslie Maasdorp appointed members of Binance Global Advisory Board

Two Africans, Ibukun Awosika and Leslie Maasdorp have been appointed as part of the newly constituted 12-member Global Advisory Board of blockchain company, Binance. They join Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance and Lord Vaizey, UK's Member of the House of Lords, Former Minister and Member of Parliament, on the board. 

IBM to acquire digital product engineering services firm Dialexa

IBM has announced its plan to acquire Dialexa, a leading U.S. digital product engineering services firm to deepen the company's product engineering expertise and provide end-to-end digital transformation services to customers.

FIFA Unveils App to Enable FIFA World Cup 2022 Players Access Data Insights into their Performance

FIFA has launched the FIFA Player App which will allow players at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar to get insights into their on-field performance.

MIPAD Honors Outstanding Achievers of African Descent at Recognition Week 2022

All roads lead to New York City for the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) Recognition and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 2nd 2022, following the opening of the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). MIPAD will honour outstanding personalities and high achievers of African descent from around the world during Recognition Weekend 2022 starting Friday, September 30th until Monday, October 4th for their positive contributions to humanity.

Thursday, 22 September 2022

PR measurement agency set to hold a discourse on PR and Measurement synergy

In a bid to fully evaluate and sustain communication and public relations best practices around the globe, as well as offer solutions to persistent problems in the PR industry, P+ Measurement Services, a leading media intelligence agency, will be hosting the 21st edition of #EvaluatePR, welcoming all communications and public relations stakeholders from around the world.

Pan-African kids’ series, Team Sayari to Premiere on 24 September 2022

Following the recent announcement of title of the series, The Walt Disney Company Africa, together with its project partners, National Geographic, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and WildlifeDirect have revealed that the highly anticipated National Geographic Kids programme, Team Sayari, will air each Saturday on National Geographic Wild (DStv 182, Starsat 221) at 13:00 (CAT) from 24 September 2022.

African Metaverse: Nedbank partners with Africarare to lead in the virtual world

As the digital economic voyage into the metaverse starts to accelerate, major players in trade and industry are poised to develop custom experiences in this digitally enhanced world, which is being heralded as the future of e-commerce. Nedbank, one of the largest financial services groups in Africa, has partnered with Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse, and secured a 12x12 village in Ubuntuland on which to establish its presence as the first African financial services organisation to enter the metaverse.

HEREL Partners Africa Creative Market To Empower African Creatives

HEREL, a premium real estate development and investment company, partnered with the Africa Creative Market Global for the Africa Creative Market, which was held in September 2022.

Recording Academy Appoints New VPs For P&E Wing and Artist Relations

The Recording Academy has appointed Maureen Droney as Vice President of the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E Wing) and Chantel Sausedo as Vice President of Artist Relations. Reporting to Chief Awards & Industry Officer Ruby Marchand, Droney advises the Academy on technical matters related to recording. 

Experts urge CMOs, marketers to redefine roles in marketing profession

Experts in the marketing industry have advised chief marketing officers and aspiring marketing officers to redefine their roles in the business of marketing and integrated marketing communications.

Now Streaming: Naija Odyssey starring Giannis Antetokounmpo

The short film is part of the NBA star’s partnership with WhatsApp, explores the importance of global connection to forge and maintain identity

Yesterday, WhatsApp and Giannis Antetokounmpo release Naija Odyssey, an epic, four-chapter short film that explores the importance of international connectivity through the lens of the Greek and Nigerian basketball prodigy.

AFRIMA Unveils Nominees' List for 2022 Edition

The International Executive Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC), released the official list of nominees for the 2022 edition.

African Conservation Awards announces winners at African Ranger Congress

Africa’s conservation heroes were celebrated at the prestigious 2022 African Conservation Awards at the African Rangers Congress in Botswana on Saturday, 17th September.

9mobile ‘The Hack’ holds in Abuja

After a successful and well-attended debut in Lagos, leading innovative and youth-centric telecommunications company, 9mobile, is set to take its mentorship programme ‘The Hack’ for young business owners to the nation’s capital for those hoping to grow their businesses.

Human Capital Africa launches accountability tools to support efforts to resolve the learning crisis in Africa

Human Capital Africa convened Heads of State, Ministers of Education, business leaders, civil society organisations and prominent African intellectuals at the Harvard Club in New York today. The event took place on the sidelines of the UN Transforming Education Summit in New York to call attention to the scale of the learning crisis in Africa, where 9 out of 10 children are unable to read with understanding by the age of 10.