BrandArena: September 2021

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Emirates Pavilion ready to welcome visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai’s must-see aviation attraction is gearing up to open its doors to the public on 1 October. Located in the Opportunity District, and within walking distance of the Al Wasl Dome, the Emirates Pavilion offers a preview for the future of commercial aviation, reframing the role that science and technology will play in the next 50 years of air travel, as it welcomes visitors to experience two floors of interactive multi-sensory installations. 

Gamr Africa Stirs Youth Interest in E-Gaming at Lagos Comic-Con 2021

In line with the aim of promoting and expanding the frontier for e-gaming in Africa. Gamr, an online subscription platform that allows gamers to interact with each other and enables tournament organizers to host events, held e-gaming competition at the just concluded Lagos Comic-Com, Convention, a festival celebrating the finest of Africa's creative talents as expressed in Comics, Animation, Films, Books and Gaming.

Angola Cables Launches Sales Partnership Programme

Angola Cables, a multinational provider of global connectivity solutions has launched a Sales Partnership Programme giving service providers and vendors the opportunity to market a range of products and services such as IP Transit, Remote Peering, Cloud Solutions, IP Gamer and others in the rapidly expanding global ICT market.

9PSB Team Up With Flutterwave to Boost Growth of Inclusive Financial Services in Nigeria

Nigeria’s very first payment service bank, 9PSB and Africa’s leading payments technology company, Flutterwave have entered into a partnership agreement that will help facilitate seamless financial services for Nigerians.

P+ Measurement Services set to host the 18th Edition of EvaluatePR

Nigeria’s foremost media intelligence agency, P+ Measurement Services is set to host its quarterly edition of EvaluatePR as it welcomes all communications professionals around the globe to the 18th edition of this event.

African Elected Officials Review African Sanitation Guidelines

In a worrying resurgence of cholera coupled with COVID-19 pandemic, access to drinking water and decent sanitation in Africa is becoming a matter of life and death. These diseases have amplified the need and urgency for African countries to strengthen sanitation policies that ensure the well-being of their populations.

Nestlé launches RE Pilot Project empower informal waste reclaimers

In celebration of National Recycling Week and Let's Do It World Clean-up Day 2021, Nestlé East & Southern Africa Region joined forces with Kudoti, a waste tech start-up, to launch its ‘RE-Imagine Tomorrow’ pilot project in Tembisa to demonstrate how the circular economy is a viable solution for tackling the waste problem. 

Jobberman Launches Alliance for Better Work Initiative

Jobberman, the single largest job placement website in sub-Saharan Africa, has announced its Alliance for Better Work initiative, as part of its longstanding partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. The employer-centred initiative is geared to radically bolster recruitment in Nigeria, with a focus on driving female hires and providing integrated end-to-end support on the easy to use online jobs platform. 

5 Reasons to Stream Online Entertainment on SuperTV

Recently, a brand-new online streaming TV was launched in Lagos, Nigeria. It is SuperTV. The promoters of SuperTV led by the acting CEO and Chief Content Strategist, Ijeoma Onah, believe that SuperTV has come to disrupt the online entertainment streaming business.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

MultiChoice Launches DStv Internet in South Africa

MultiChoice has launched DStv Internet to provide internet access to those who do not have access to fibre services in South Africa. MultiChoice for a while now has been working on plans to evolve from a traditional video entertainment business.

Shaping the future of oncology to deliver quality cancer care in West Africa

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide quality healthcare to Sub Saharan Africa, GE Healthcare presented its latest solutions during the ARCON conference held in Nigeria. The team is focused on bringing cutting edge technologies to the region to increase accessibility and provide clinicians with faster access to information and help increase quality of care, particularly in the field of oncology.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

OVH Energy Marketing Emerges as LPG Distribution Company of the Year

Nigeria’s leading indigenous marketer of choice, OVH Energy Marketing (Oando Licensee), has been awarded the Liquified Petroleum Gas Distribution Company of the Year during the Business Day Oil and Gas Awards which took place on September 16th 2021 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The award recognizes OVH Energy Marketing as an industry leader with exceptional investment in solving the LPG distribution network challenges as well as its improved storage facilities capacity. 

Monday, 20 September 2021

Eat 'N' Go Partners with Slum2School to Celebrate International Literacy Day at Tarkwa Bay

Eat 'N' Go Limited, the leading QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) operator and lead franchisee for Domino's Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry Gourmet Yoghurt in Africa, celebrated International Literacy Day in a unique way for the children residing at Tarkwa bay with the support of their CSR partners Slum2School.

Red Star Reports N9.46billion Turnover at 2021 AGM

One of the leading logistics companies in Nigeria, Red Star Express Plc, has recorded a turnover of N9.46billion for the financial year ended March 31, 2021. The company recorded a Profit Before Taxation (PBT) of N220.79 million and total of N150.07million as the Profit After Tax (PAT). In the year under review, Red Star Express Plc grew its Balance sheet size by N211million with Total Assets and shareholders’ funds closing at N7.5billion from N7.3billion in the previous year which represents a 2.9percent growth.

Sekibo urges govt., stakeholders to prioritise SMEs, youth entrepreneurship

Bridging the gap to attain sustainable solutions to economic recovery will be the most impactful route to drive lasting and meaningful growth; for this to be achieved, creation of opportunities, conscious inclusion of Small and Medium Enterprises and youth entrepreneurship are crucial. 

54gene raises $25M Series B Funding Round

54gene, the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has secured $25M in a Series B round, led by Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund.

Friday, 17 September 2021

Abokifx is Completely Illegal and Unacceptable – Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, has confirmed the investigation of Oniwinde Adedotun, the founder of abokiFX, a website that publishes the parallel market exchange rate.

African Brand Congress 2021 to focus on AfCFTA and best practice in brand management

The 2021 African Brand Congress would focus on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and best practices in brand building in Africa. This year congress is designed to educate, engage and inspire brand managers and professionals in the pursuit of best practices in brand building and value creation.

Bybit Launchpad Debuts With BIT Token Listing

Bybit, a popular platform for crypto lovers around the globe, has announced today its token launch site Bybit Launchpad. The first new token to feature on Bybit Launchpad will be $BIT.

Thursday, 16 September 2021

SuperTV Debuts With ZERO-DATA App Offering, Download Set for October 1st

SuperTV, an online streaming company that offers high-quality Video-on-Demand (VOD) and affordable viewing experience through a disruptive ZERO DATA App to watch all-inclusive entertainment has launched in Nigeria. The APP which is available for DOWNLOAD from October 1, 2021, is the first of its kind with a turn of the mind imaginative profile unknown in the industry.

“PROPAK is a platform for manufacturers, investors to network, solve business challenges” - George Pearson

The packaging, food processing, plastics, labelling and print exhibition West Africa otherwise known as PROPAK West Africa, has been described as the largest meeting point for manufacturers, suppliers, investors and government officials to network for business.

LG Commemorates International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer

…Showcase its Eco-friendly OLED, Soundbars & HVAC Products

LG Electronics has called on its customers, vendors and other stakeholders to limit the amount of substances emitted into the atmosphere by adopting environmentally sustainable refrigerants to preserve the ozone layer. The electronics giant made the plea during the commemoration of World Ozone Day on Thursday, September 16th, 2021 in Lagos.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Nigeria’s inflation falls for fifth straight month in August

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Wednesday announced that Nigeria's Consumer Price Index has further decreased to 17.01 per cent in August.

Ogilvy Africa announces a new leadership team in Zambia

Ogilvy Africa has announced a new leadership team for its agency in Lusaka, Zambia. The move aims to further its network by strengthening its market leadership and operations in Zambia.

Apple introduces iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini

...Offers improved photos and videos in low light, Cinematic mode

Apple has introduced iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, the next generation of the world’s best smartphones, featuring a beautiful design with sleek flat edges in five gorgeous new colors. Both models feature major innovations, including the most advanced dual-camera system ever on iPhone — with a new Wide camera with bigger pixels and sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS) offering improvements in low-light photos and videos, a new way to personalize the camera with Photographic Styles, and Cinematic mode, which brings a new dimension to video storytelling. 

Infinix Zero X, Empowers Next Generation to See Beyond with Cutting Edge technology

Global smartphone Infinix is set to unveil a new device, that’s set to deliver cutting-edge innovation in Nigeria, redefining moonlight photography as the Zero X will offer Super Moon Mode for capturing shots of the moon.

Emirates SkyCargo upgrades customers to a seamless booking experience with CargoWise

Emirates SkyCargo is launching a new technical solution for its customers that will enhance user experience and the efficiency of the booking process for cargo shipments.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Abdulrahman Ado, Not on UAE Terror Financier List - 9mobile

Contrary to rumours making the rounds, the management of 9mobile has stated that its Executive Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Abdulrahman Ado is not the same as ‘Abdulrrahman’ Ado ‘Musa’ purportedly designated along with others by the United Arab Emirates as terror financiers.

Stanbic IBTC Thrills Stakeholders With ‘RetireFit’ Session

In recognition of the importance of the wellbeing of its customers, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC on Saturday, 11 September 2021 held a fitness session that covers different facets of all existing or potential retirees who want to enjoy the benefits of their retirement.

Heritage Bank, others bankroll SCOA handover of trucks, equipment to Julius Berger worth N15.5bn

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider and seven other banks have provided a total of N15.5billion to assist SCOA Nigeria Plc for the importation and supply of MAN Platform Trucks and equipment to Julius Berger Nigeria for construction of 380km Abuja-Kaduna-Kano roads and many others across the country. 

Oba Semiudeen Kasali, Afolabi Laguda, Others harps on more collaboration with Govt for Improved Education

The city of Ibadan was agog on Saturday, 11th September 2021 as various alumni of the University of Ibadan were recognized with various awards and honours by the University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA), Oyo State branch at the weekend for their various contributions in their fields of human endeavours. 

DLM Capital Group Adjudged 2021 Best Development Finance Company in Nigeria

...Attributes Global Finance Award to Teamwork, Dedication

Leading Developmental Investment Bank, DLM Capital Group, has been awarded the ‘Best Development Finance Company Nigeria 2021’ by Global Banking and Finance Review magazine. The award is in recognition of the institution’s dedication to providing leadership and excellence in Nigeria’s development finance space.

REVEALED: Terms of Merger Between NortonLifeLock and Avast

NortonLifeLock has revealed that it is buying Avast in a deal that values the Czech-based and London stock exchange-listed company at up to $8.6 billion (£6.2 billion), following rumours of merger discussions last month. The businesses claim that their merged operation would service more than 500 million cybersecurity clients, including about 40 million direct consumers, in a joint statement.

Intuit Accelerates Vision to Provide End-to-End Customer Growth Platform for SMB With Mailchimp Acquisition

Intuit, the company behind TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, and Credit Karma, announced yesterday that it has agreed to buy Mailchimp, a world-class customer interaction and marketing platform for developing small and mid-market businesses. The projected $12 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of Mailchimp supports Intuit's objective of empowering prosperity around the world, as well as its strategy to create an AI-driven expert platform. 

Big Flexin’ with Domino’s Pizza with Buy 1 get 1 FREE offer

Hey People! It looks like summer 2021 is coming to an end, and to brighten the mood, Domino’s Pizza has something extraordinary in store for all of us amidst this time of “Sapa” because they understand flexin’ is a must even when we have adulting responsibilities.

Monday, 13 September 2021

Winners of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award Announced

The first-ever winners of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award will be announced at the official virtual event on Thursday, September 16th at 09:30 GMT online by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa (SUA).

Ray-Ban and Facebook Launch ‘Ray-Ban Stories’ Smart Glasses

Facebook, Inc. and Ray-Ban have released the next generation of smart glasses, Ray-Ban Stories. The highly anticipated collaboration brings forward a new way to seamlessly capture, share and listen through your most authentic moments. The announcement was made today by Mark Zuckerberg and Rocco Basilico in a virtual announcement detailing the partnership and the exciting capabilities.

University of Rwanda, Mastercard Foundation launch $55 million partnership develop the next generation of African leaders 

The Mastercard Foundation and University of Rwanda today announced a 10-year, $55 million partnership to enable higher education access for 1,200 young Africans — with a focus on women pursuing STEM, young people with disabilities, and refugee and displaced youth — as part of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. 

Lilvera Group continues to scoop top honours in the industry

An upwardly mobile tech-centric, digital, creative, Branding and experiential agency, Lilvera Group, has proven its worth in the industry dominated by top players by consistently scooping awards and top industry honours off the renowned players in West Africa integrated marketing communication sector.

Why Accenture Plans to Acquire King James Group

Multinational professional services company, Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire King James Group, a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services. The move will strengthen Accenture Interactive’s focus on putting creativity at the center of experience-led transformation to drive relevance and growth for its clients.

LG Electronics Donates “New Artcool” Air Conditioning Units To Wuse District Hospital Abuja

Continuing its commitment to support the health care delivery services in Nigeria, LG Electronics a global leader in consumer electronics has decided to support Wuse District Hospital, FCT Abuja, where it donated the newly introduced Artcool Inverter air conditioners to the hospital.

Friday, 10 September 2021

NSP Advocates Healthy Sleep Culture for Children’s Growth, Academic Excellence

The Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (NSP) is advocating for a healthy sleep culture for children’s physical and mental growth and development. According to the NSP, quality sleep helps repair and restore body cells, tissues, and organs. In addition, it improves cognitive skills development, memory, alertness and general performance necessary for academic excellence.

Quintica SA Appoints Zimkhita Buwa As New CEO

Female representation in senior management and executive roles in companies around the world remains low, however, in South Africa, it is stagnant. Worse still, women make up a mere 10% of CEOs at the world’s biggest tech firms, so one can only imagine how low the number is in South Africa.

Thursday, 9 September 2021

LG Excites Gamers, Sports Lovers with Its Latest Dolby Vision Update, webOS 6.0 on Premium TVs

The age of Full HD is over and that means almost every new television these days supports a 4K resolution. That’s four times as much detail as before. Depending on your price range, most TVs will support High Dynamic Range (HDR) as well. Not heard of HDR? It’s a new pictorial standard that expands the colour gamut a TV can produce and the contrast between light and dark areas on the screen. It’s the future of television on Netflix, Gaming and beyond, and you want to make sure your new screen supports it, either with Dolby Vision or HDR10+ ‘dynamic metadata’ standards.

PayPal Takes Over Buy Now, Pay Later Firm Paidy for $2.7B

PayPal has announced the acquisition of Paidy, a Japanese internet payments company. The American e-commerce company will receive Paidy's buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) and credit-card-free payments offerings in exchange for $2.7 billion in cash.

MTN partners with Flutterwave in new mobile money partnership across Africa

MTN has announced a mobile money partnership with Africa’s leading payments technology company, Flutterwave. This partnership will allow businesses integrating Flutterwave in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia to receive payments via MTN Mobile Money (MoMo). 

Mastercard Partners With Paycode to Increase Access to Financial Services in Remote Communities Across Africa

An estimated 57 percent of the population in Sub Saharan Africa remains financially excluded while close to 30 percent remain without a form of identification and 60 percent of the continent has no internet connectivity, leaving these individuals unable to access government assistance and basic financial services. 

LG GX Gallery Series OLED TV is Design Done Right

When LG Electronics introduced its jaw-dropping “wallpaper” OLED TV in 2017, it was hard to imagine how LG engineers and designers could top this product. That’s exactly what they did.

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Twitter launches pilot test for new feature to remove followers without blocking

Twitter has launched its pilot test of a new option for removing specific followers and eliminating the need to block/unblock. This is part of the Company’s objective to give users more control using the app.  

Adobe to Acquire Cloud-based Video Collaboration Platform, For $1.28B

Digital marketing software developer, Adobe Systems has announced its acquisition of, a video review and collaboration platform used by over a million customers, for $1.275 billion in cash.