sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd BrandArena: July 2021

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Bigi/Silverbird Cinema Exclusive Partnership: Nollywood Celebrities Thrill Fans With Cinema Tickets Giveaways


Prominent Nollywood celebrities, Eniola Badmus, Kunle Remi, Tobi Bakre, Uzor Arukwe,  and event anchor Toppy Banks, thrilled the crowd consisting of consumers of  Bigi brands and shoppers with cinema tickets giveaways and multiple rewards at the Bigi and Silverbird Cinemas exclusive partnership announcement event held at the Ikeja City Mall, in Lagos, recently.

EXMAN Elects New Executives, Rewards Outstanding Agencies and Individuals


The Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria (EXMAN) has elected a new executive that will oversee the activities of the association for the next two years at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held recently in Lagos. The association also had its annual Brand Experience Summit and honoured outstanding agencies and individuals with awards at the two -day event.

Stanbic IBTC Provides Guidance On Investing in Uncertain Times


As part of efforts to continually enlighten the investing public about the available safe and transparent investment options, Stanbic IBTC Asset Management, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, recently organised a webinar themed ‘Investing in Uncertain Times’ via Instagram, as part of the Stanbic IBTC #BlueTalks series.

Nigerian Women in PR set for its Inaugural Reverse Mentorship Workshop for Senior PR Professionals


Nigerian Women in Public Relations (NGWiPR) has announced its inaugural Reverse Mentorship Workshop, with the theme: Leadership Visibility. Leveraging Trends. Managing Complex Teams. The global virtual event, designed for senior professionals with at least 15 years’ experience, will hold on July 28 - 29 from 11am - 1pm WAT.
 

And the Winner of The Voice Nigeria Season 3 is… Esther Benyeogo!


After 18 weeks of breathtaking performances, #TeamDarey‘s Esther Benyeogo on Saturday, 24 July 2021 emerged as the winner of season 3 of the international talent show, The Voice Nigeria.  

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Market formation framework, driver to optimally develop solid mineral sector - Sekibo


MD/CEO of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifie Sekibo has said that market formation framework is the key to optimally exploit Nigeria’s precious metal and solid minerals endowments. 

Emirates expands IATA Travel Pass implementation, partners with Alhosn to enable even smoother journeys


Emirates, one of the first global airlines to pilot the IATA Travel Pass in April, now offers the IATA Travel Pass solution to customers flying to 10 cities and plans to extend it to all routes across its network in the coming weeks. In addition, Emirates has also partnered with Alhosn, the official UAE app for COVID-19 related contact tracing and health documentation, to offer its customers greater convenience and smoother journeys.

Enyo Celebrates Special Eid -el- Kabir Event with customers


To appreciate customers for their patronage, loyalty, and support, leading fuel retailing company, Enyo Retail and Supply Limited recently celebrated its annual Ileya special event at Enyo service station, Meiran. The event reiterates Enyo’s commitment as customer-centric and showcasing community support.

Monday, 19 July 2021

Nigeria should Seek Ways of Harnessing its Sporting Talents and Go Global – Adegunwa, Rite Foods MD


Seleem Adegunwa, Managing Director of Rite Foods Limited, makers of Bigi carbonated soft drinks and official beverage sponsor of the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon 2021, has said that Nigeria is great at sports and must therefore seek ways to harness its sporting talents and go more global with it.

SBC emerges true-to-Naija entrepreneurial spirit as its ready to take on Africa

...Reinstates commitment to continuously inspire great ideas


SBC, manufacturers of the world’s most-loved beverages in Nigeria and makers of trusted personal and homecare brand, 2Sure, has refreshed its corporate identity to reflect a renewed strategic vision to become the biggest consumer goods company in Africa. The contemporary new look and identity, which came into effect on July 1, 2021, mark a renewed commitment to fostering innovation for the endless possibilities of an inspiring future.

Friday, 16 July 2021

Stanbic IBTC Bank Identifies Opportunities for SME Growth in Nigeria


Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, recently hosted a webinar where it reiterated its zeal and commitment to assisting the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) ecosystem in Nigeria.

Wakanow Unveils State of the Art Experience Center in Lekki amidst Rising Travel Demand


As travellers adapt and social interactions slowly return to normalcy, Wakanow, the largest online travel agency in Africa has once again has taken the lead by opening up an experience center in Jubilee Mall, Admiralty way, Lekki, Lagos as it positions to deliver an unparalleled immersive travel experience in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. 

PMI Launches Free Online Course to ease Project Execution


Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading association for project professionals and changemakers, recently announced the launch of KICKOFF , a new, free online course and tool kit to help introduce anyone doing project-based work to the best practices and tools needed to effectively manage projects from ideation to execution.

Bedroom Makeover Worth N1 Million up for Grabs as Mouka Launches New Campaign


Mouka, Nigeria’s leading brand of mattresses and pillows has launched a new campaign to encourage consumers to buy the right Mouka mattress based on their unique needs.

Netflix: Family Time Gets an Upgrade With Two New Kid-Friendly Features


Shows and movies are an important way for kids to connect with the world - helping to teach them about new places, create bonds with family or friends and understand other perspectives.

What Miriam Olusanya appointment mean to GTCO Plc


The recent appointment of Miriam Olusanya, as the managing director of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) by the parent company, GTCO Plc has been the most talked-about news within the private sector in Nigeria over the last 48 hours. Her promotion broke the bank’s gender leadership structure for being the first female managing director since the launch of the financial institution.

Thursday, 15 July 2021

HAPAwards 2021: Organizers Honor Princess Toyin Kolade


Organizers of the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards), recently celebrated a renowned socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist - Dr. (Mrs.) Toyin Kolade on her birthday.

Cold Stone Creamery Unveils New Mobile App


Cold Stone Creamery has made July extra special for indulgence lovers with its new and easy-to-use mobile app, as you can now satisfy all your sweet cravings with a simple tap of your screen. Whether it is mouth-watering flavours like Cake batter, Cheesecake or the more adventurous signature creations like the Chocolate Devotion or the Founder’s Favourite, with a few easy swipes and taps, you can enjoy all your favourite ice cream, Milkshake and ice cream cake treats with the New Cold Stone Mobile App!

AA Holdings to Sponsor the Petroleum Club’s Annual Business Meeting


AA Holdings, a proprietary investment company, is set to sponsor The Petroleum Club’s 2021 Annual Business Dinner as part of its commitment towards the growth of the upstream Oil and Gas sector. The dinner will host leaders in the petroleum industry in Nigeria to discuss the present state of the industry and its future. 

Coca-Cola's Brian Nick Joins Fox Corporation As Chief Communications Officer


Fox Corporation has hired Coca-Cola’s Brian Nick as its executive vice president and chief communications officer, reporting to Fox Corp. chairman and CEO Lachlan Murdoch.

Three African Entrepreneurs Beat over 1,000 Applicants to Win Prestigious SEED Award

...to be awarded matching grants of between EUR 10,000 - 15,000


A Botswanan company which trains farmers to use bees to stop elephants destroying their farms, a Zambian business which promotes sustainable bee-farming, and a Malawian start-up which turns leftovers into cooking gas have won the SEED Awards for Climate Adaptation (SEED Awards). SEED was founded as part of a global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Hapag-Lloyd completes acquisition of Africa carrier NileDutch


Hapag-Lloyd has successfully closed the acquisition of the Dutch container shipping company Nile Dutch Investments B.V. (NileDutch). After signing a sales and purchase agreement in March, Hapag-Lloyd has now formally acquired all shares of the company after all responsible antitrust authorities had approved the transaction.

Huawei team up with Mondia Pay to enable digital payment options for users in Algeria and Tunisia


Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) inked a partnership with Mondia Pay – a leading digital payment provider, that is set to provide Ooredoo Algeria and Orange Tunisia users with safe and convenient payment options. Huawei device users can now pay for their monthly services, latest games, and favourite applications seamlessly on HUAWEI AppGallery using Direct Carrier Billing services (DCB).

Ogilvy names Kim Johnson Global CEO of Ogilvy Health


Ogilvy Health has announced that health industry leader Kim Johnson has been appointed Global Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy Health. Widely respected for her marketing leadership in the health and wellness sector, Johnson has worked at the forefront of global health and science innovation on both the agency and client side throughout her career. 

Vantage Capital announces the launch of its fourth mezzanine fund


Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today the successful first close on its fourth mezzanine fund. With US $207 million of commitments from European and US-based commercial investors as well as development finance institutions (DFIs), including IFC, CDC Group and SIFEM, Vantage Mezzanine Fund IV is on track to reach its target total fund size of US $350 million.

Bigi Sponsored Marathon Frenzy Grips Ijebu- Ode, as Preparation is in full Gear


There is much excitement in Ijebu-Ode as the Bigi sponsored Ijebu Heritage Half marathon scheduled for Saturday, July 17, draws near, with lots of global athletes indicating their willingness to participate in the competition which will also see youths in the land being involved.

NGX Welcomes Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc with Closing Gong Ceremony


The Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited, on Tuesday, July 13, marked the listing of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc’s (“GTCO Plc”) shares with a Closing Gong Ceremony on the main floor of the exchange. This follows the completion of all regulatory requirements for the corporate reorganization of the leading financial institution into a holding company structure and the listing of GTCO Plc, on the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited and the London Stock Exchange, replacing Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

Cellulant Introduces Tingg, a Digital Payments Platform for the Retail Sector in Zambia


Payment technology over the years has completely transformed how retailers operate. Thirty years ago, most retailers across Africa did not accept credit cards, and mobile money was still an idea. Over the past decade and a half, mobile money has transformed how African consumers access and use their money to pay for goods and services.  But the most significant shift in the use of digital payments has happened in the last year, where the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digitisation for the retail sector.

NBC, Rite Foods suit resumes September 22


A Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday adjourned till September 22, proceedings in the suit between Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Plc and Rite Foods Ltd.

Friday, 9 July 2021

Ogilvy Africa Grows Creative Leadership, Appoints Alex van Niekerk As Group Creative Director


Leading marketing and brand communications network, Ogilvy Africa, has named Alex van Niekerk as Group Creative Director. Based in Nairobi, Alex joins the network’s creative leadership team to a portfolio of brands managed by Ogilvy Africa from Kenya and select countries across SSA. 

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Microsoft Rewarding Employees With $1500 Pandemic Bonus


Microsoft is dolling its employee a $1,500 pandemic bonus. The software company says it wants to recognise with its staff the unique and challenging fiscal year it just completed. 

Perfect for Cinema, Sports & Gaming, LG OLED TVs Rolls Out in Key Markets


LG Electronics the world leader in OLED TVs, is raising the bar again in with new LG OLED models led by two new art-inspired GX Gallery series 4K Ultra HD TVs, 77 and 65 inch class. The new LG OLED TVs – and new 8K and 4K LG NanoCell LCD TVs – are designed to deliver stunning picture quality and innovative design with upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features that bring movies, sports and video games to life like never before imagined.

Mastercard Economics Institute: Rebound in Ground Travel for Some Markets in Middle East & Africa; International Travel Lags Behind


After flights were largely grounded and travelers stayed home in 2020, the return to travel has become one of the most anticipated — and uncertain — activities of 2021. Mastercard released Recovery Insights: Ready for Takeoff?, a view into key travel trends in the air and on the ground, around the world. While the global travel recovery remains uneven, a rebound in ground travel and pick-up in domestic flight bookings are showing encouraging signs. 

Travelport and Emirates reach agreements on un-surcharged content, NDC distribution and IT service extension


Worldwide leader in travel retail, Travelport, and one of the world’s largest international airlines, Emirates, today announced they have reached a commercial agreement that will allow Travelport-connected travel agencies to avoid the airline’s surcharge on bookings via Global Distribution Systems (GDS) which took effect from 01 July 2021.  

Red Star’s ‘Click & Ship’ Enhancing e-Commerce Logistics


One of Nigeria's foremost logistics solutions providers, Red Star Express Plc, has further improved its e-commerce service with the new Click & Ship Mobile Application. This innovation is the latest in a long list of developments aimed at making the company's service more accessible to its customers.

Wema Bank Rewards Customers in 5 For 5 Promo


Leading innovative financial institution, Wema Bank, is fulfilling its promise to make this year as exciting as possible for its customers with the commencement of its newly launched reward scheme, 5 for 5, in which customers stand an excellent chance to win amazing prizes over the next nine months.

VBank hosts half-year finance webinar with Tosin Olaseinde


Being resilient, having multiple streams of income, and building emergency funds, have been identified as key attributes of an individual on their way to financial security.

LG Interactive Digital Boards Feature UHD Display, IPS Panels


LG Electronics with its range of Commercial grade and Enterprise ready Solutions is developed to improve performance, productivity, delivery and work experience. This product revolves around Interactive Digital Boards, Signage, Video wall, Hotel TVs and LED solutions.

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

DFA Commends CBN’s Oversight Functions on NIRSAL’s Operations


The Development Finance Advocates (DFA), a network of individuals who believe and support the adoption of development finance strategy in growing the Nigerian economy has commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for effectively performing its statutory oversight functions on the activities of Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Microfinance Bank) as regards the disbursement of funds meant to catalyse the flow of finance and investment into fixed agricultural value chains.

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Terragon Secures Growth Investment From Vestedworld


Nigerian consumer data analytics firm Terragon Group recently announced that it had secured an undisclosed investment from VestedWorld, an Africa-focused early-stage investment fund manager. VestedWorld has invested in Terragon to further increase the company’s geographic reach, expand its product suite and develop new partnerships. 

Who will emerge as the Season 6 Nigerian Idol winner on Saturday?


As the popular reality show, Nigerian Idol, proudly sponsored by Bigi drinks, culminate on July 11, the rendition of the top two, Kingdom Kroseide and Francis Atela, who made it to the final round, performed exceptionally to outwit one another with striking talent, all in a bid at clinching the prize of a recording contract with a leading record label and N50, 000,000 (Fifty Million Naira) worth of prizes.

Opera Incorporates Interest-Based Social Clubs in its Chat Service Hype


Opera is launching Hype Clubs, public and interest-based group chats in Hype, the new chat service built into the Opera Mini web browser. Hype is currently available and quickly gaining popularity in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Zambia, Nigeria, and other English-speaking African countries.

Patricia relocates headquarters to Estonia


Patricia Technologies Limited has announced the relocation of its operations to the Republic of Estonia.

Coronation Merchant Bank appoints Chinwe Egwim as Chief Economist


One of the leading financial institutions in Nigeria, Coronation Merchant Bank Limited, has announced the appointment of Chinwe Egwim as the Chief Economist of the Bank as of June 28, 2020.

Monday, 5 July 2021

Letshego launches digital platform to celebrate spirit of Africa in a campaign


Letshego Group, a leading retail finance organisation in Africa, launched its ‘LetsGo digital’ campaign through LetsGo, its digital financial technology platform. This, according to the company, is an enabler to deepen financial inclusion across African. From spoken word poetry to dance, our myriad of cultures and languages, cuisines and passions, we are Africans building a better Africa and such is Letshego’s expressive view on Africa.

Cobhams Asuquo Hails Top three Contestants as Bigi Drinks' Backed Nigerian Idol Heightens


The three contestants who made it to the next week’s episode of the Nigerian Idol, Kingdom Kroseide, Francis tela, and Akunna Okey, performed wonderfully on Sunday with commendations from the guest judge, Cobhams Asuquo, the Nigerian artiste, songwriter, and producer.

HP Unveils New Monitors Designed for Work, School, and Play


With more businesses and organisations announcing strategies for hybrid work environments and students continuing to look at hybrid learning for the autumn, HP announced new commercial and consumer displays - the HP E24mv G4 Conferencing Monitor and the HP M27fd USB-C Monitor, both designed to address hybrid work and flexible learning environments.

Samsung Unveils Dakore as Brand Ambassador


Samsung Nigeria has unveiled movie industry Icon, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, as brand ambassador for its Consumer Electronics division.  Dakore, as she is popular called by her teeming fans, will be working closely with the brand and, by so doing, use her starpower to raise awareness for Samsung consumer electronics products and ultimately contribute to making Samsung the preferred brand in the West Africa sub-region.

Friday, 2 July 2021

EbonyLife Academy Alumni “Creative Sixteen” Set to Lead the Movie Industry


In March 2021, the first intake of students started their journey at the EbonyLife Creative Academy with so many expectations, vigour and fears; because nobody knew what was coming and the direction the classes would go.

Clubhouse Reaches Millions of Users in Nigeria

...planning for creator tipping, subscriptions, and ticketing


The social audio app, Clubhouse, is gaining in popularity throughout Nigeria and across the globe with millions of people jumping into a wide array of live discussions around music, movies, sports, business, food, and every other imaginable subject. More than eight million people have joined since the platform launched on Android and it’s growing rapidly.