BrandArena: October 2021

Sunday 31 October 2021

LG Electronics DUALCOOL & ARTCOOL Air conditioners enriched with Antibacterial Technology

Scientists from around the world are working on understanding the impact of Indoor air quality (IAQ) on our health and life expectancy. From home, work, to school and public space, Africans spend about 90 per cent in today's reality indoor time. It is more important than ever to take care of the best possible operation and maintenance of AC systems. All this is to optimize air quality in closed spaces and at the same time reduce the risk of pollution impact on humans. 

Coca-Cola nears deal to buy majority stake in BodyArmor

Coca-Cola is close to completing a deal to buy a majority stake in BodyArmor, which would value the sports drink firm at $8 billion, according to Bloomberg. The transaction could be revealed in the coming weeks, according to the news service.

Microsoft Overtakes Apple to Become Most Valuable Company in the World

Microsoft has surpassed Apple as the most valuable firm in the world. Apple's stock dipped on Friday, October 29, after the company's earnings report fell short of expectations, allowing Microsoft to overtake Apple as the world's most valuable company.

CBN eNaira: 10 Things to Know About Nigeria's Digital Currency

The unveiling of the eNaira by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is no longer news. The fact that Nigeria is the first African government to create a digital currency is noteworthy. This being stated, there are many things you should know about the eNaira, and this post will highlight some of them.

Tyson Fury vs Wilder, EndSARS, Tiwa Savage sex tape, Top Google Searches For October

Some of the trending topics on Google in October include the release of a sex tape featuring one of Nigeria's favorite pop stars, a boxing match regarded as one of the year's biggest, and a protest to honor those who died during the EndSARS protests of 2020.

LG Electronics Showcases Collection of Healthcare Inspired Products in Lagos

To raise consumer awareness on Health, Hygiene and Cleanliness, LG Electronics, one of the global leaders in Consumer Electronics showcased its healthcare collection at the Lagos Continental Hotel in Lagos to sensitize consumers on health and hygiene.

Friday 29 October 2021

How to hire trustworthy domestic staff

There’s no doubt domestic workers are needed at some point in our daily life, especially for busy parents who find themselves juggling work, kids, and household chores. Getting the service of domestic staff such as nannies, drivers, cooks, etc. can be a great resource to get everything needed in your home, sorted.

Why Facebook Changed Its Corporate Name to Meta Platforms

Facebook Inc. announced Thursday that it is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc. The Chief Executive Officer of the social technology company, Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement at the Facebook Connect 2021 Conference. He introduced Meta, which brings together our apps and technologies under one new company brand. 

FBNHoldings renews Adesola Adeduntan tenure, appoints Nnamdi Okonkwo as GMD

The Board of FBN Holdings Plc (FBNHoldings) has appointed the immediate past Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc., Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo as its Group Managing Director. His appointment takes effect from January 1, 2022.

Midea Boosts Global Manchester City Partnership

Midea and Manchester City today announced an amplification to its global partnership which kicked-off in January 2020. Throughout this partnership, Midea has produced engaging digital content, which has been extremely popular with City fans around the world. Most notably, the #MideaHomeChallenge that kept fans entertained during lockdowns when several Manchester City players challenged fans to show their football skills interacting with their home appliances in unique ways.

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Contempt of Court: Rite Foods Seeks for Judgement Against NBC’s MD, Mathieu Seguin, Hearing Continues November 15

Rite Foods’ counsel has prayed the Lagos Federal High Court of Hon. Justice A.L. Allagoa, to convict the Managing Director of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Mathieu Seguin for contempt of court, as he has failed in the previous suit against him to appear before the court, after many months before the interim injunction was set aside by Hon. Justice Aneke.

Heritage Bank, Next Titan to sustain entrepreneur support with N15m

In a bid to ensure that entrepreneurial goals of the Nigerian youths are achieved, Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria's most innovative service banking provider, in collaboration with The Next Titan is set to further invest N15million on viable Nigerian entrepreneurs.

Writing Allows Me to Express Myself and Inspire Others – Ever Obi

The author of Men Don't Die, Ever Obi is an expert in risk management and a prolific writer whose enthusiasm for art and culture through writing has enabled him to share some thought-provoking stories about Africa and man’s struggles against the unfairness of life. Beyond his professional life as the Managing Director of one of Nigeria's leading consumer lending firms, Zedvance Finance Limited, he uses writing to express himself on societal concerns. In an interview with BrandArena, Obi spoke about his journey into writing and his latest book, Some Angels Don't See God.

Ofadaboy, LASG Advocates Opportunities for Nigeria’ Local Rice in the International Market

As part of the activities to mark 2021 World Food Week and the preparation toward the third edition of the annual Ofada Rice Day Festival scheduled for December, leading Indigenous Food Restaurant and outdoor catering company Ofadaboy in partnership with Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture recently held first ofada Rice symposium with the theme repositioning the brand for local and international market.

Monday 25 October 2021

Emirates Skywards Announces a chance to live in the moment at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has rolled out exciting offerings with Skywards Exclusives to provide members more ways to redeem Skywards Miles on-ground at world-renowned sporting events across cricket, motorsport racing and football matches. With Skywards Exclusives, members can now redeem Miles on match tickets to watch the gripping tournament, taking place in the UAE and Oman from 17 October until 14 November, 2021.

Stanbic IBTC reiterates Strategic Youth Agenda

Determined to further strengthen the strategic position young Nigerians occupy in the country, Stanbic IBTC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has continued to promote various programmes to get Nigerian youths engaged and empowered for better productivity and participation in the development of the nation.

Africa must close its science and technology gap to take full advantage of the AfCFTA - Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

H.E. Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the former President of Mauritius and Laureate of the 2007 L’Oréal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, delivered a trenchant address at the African Export-Import Bank’s (Afreximbank) fifth annual Babacar Ndiaye Lecture on “the importance of science, technology and innovation in the transformation of African economies”. She called on African leaders to close the region’s science and technology gap to take full advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Facebook and Comic Republic release #NoFalseNewsZone comic book series in Nigeria

Facebook and Comic Republic have announced the launch of #NoFalseNewsZone online comic book, an exciting and educational comic series designed to help people think critically about the messages they see and read online. The series helps readers to identify false news and what they can do to help minimise its spread.

Thursday 21 October 2021

Smart tips on how to lower your costs as a small business owner

Small businesses are usually the result of someone realising their passion has commercial value and they have the upside that you can be your own boss. But while this backbone of every country has many positives for owners, they can also be expensive to manage. The key to achieving efficiency as a small business owner is effective cash flow and resource management.

Vodafone connects its customers with Thales’ Eco-SIM card

Thales to supply Vodafone Group with Eco-SIM; a product whose card body is made out of 100% recycled plastic from refrigerator interiors. Vodafone initially plans to deploy Eco-SIM in ten countries1 in Europe and Africa.

9mobile Partners MEDICAID Foundation in the fight Against Cancer

In line with its commitment to support initiatives that promote health, Nigeria’s telecom giant 9mobile recently partnered with MEDICAID foundation on a 6km walk against cancer in the central business district of Abuja.

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Dettol, FG Reiterates Importance of Hand Hygiene at 2021 Global Handwashing Day Event

In its continuous efforts to increase top-of-mind awareness around hand hygiene habits, and the importance of regular handwashing with soap, Dettol Nigeria partnered with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to commemorate 2021 Global Handwashing Day to highlight the critical role hand hygiene plays in reducing disease transmission as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues. 

Budweiser, King of Beers brings Roberto Carlos & John Terry for Game of Kings match in Nigeria

English Premier League and Spanish La Liga sponsor, Budweiser, is set to feature international football Kings, John Terry and Roberto Carlos in a new football-themed campaign tagged “Budweiser Game of Kings”. For the first time in Nigeria, EPL & La Liga Kings of football will engage in a football game alongside the best of the NPFL players. 

Dufil Rewards 2021 Heroes Award Winners With Multi-Million Naira Scholarships

Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie Instant Noodles, in continuation of its renowned Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative for children, has rewarded three more heroes as winners of the 2021 Indomie Independence Day Awards (IIDA). 

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Customer Service Week: Zedcrest Celebrates the Power of Service, Delights Customers and Staff

New-age financial solutions powerhouse, Zedcrest Group last week joined the rest of the world to mark the 2021 Customer Service Week by celebrating its customers and staff for their patronage and commitment to service excellence. 

Digital Lab Africa awards Africa’s top digital arts innovators

The 5th Digital Lab Africa awards will celebrate top African digital arts innovators at the Fakugesi Digital Arts Festival on 18 October, 2021 at 6pm GMT (Paris/Johannesburg), 5pm WAT (Lagos), 7pm EAT (Kampala, Nairobi).

How Facebook is expanding connectivity to get 1 billion people online

Facebook has announced new connectivity technologies that will bring the next billion people online and enhance existing infrastructure projects.

Reddit Names Its First Ever Chief Product Officer

Reddit has announced the appointment of former VP of product and design at Google Cloud, Pali Bhat as its first chief product officer.

Rite Foods Celebrates with Nigerians on 61st Independence Anniversary, Sponsors Rainbow FM Fiesta

Rite Foods celebrates with Nigerians on the nation’s 61st Independence anniversary, urging them to remain committed to a good cause that would instil the unity and development aspired for, as it continues to deliver world-class brands for more exciting celebrations.

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Winners of 2021 Dawn Project Competition receive prizes

The Dawn Project has formally presented the winners of the 2021 poetry and art competition tagged Climate Change: "a view from the heart and eyes" with cash prizes worth over N1million. This took place at a ceremony which held in Lufasi Park, Lagos, recently. 

Saturday 9 October 2021

Ford Foundation appoints Catherine Chinedum Aniagolu-Okoye as Regional Director for West Africa

The Ford Foundation announced today the appointment of Catherine Chinedum (‘ChiChi’) Aniagolu-Okoye as its new regional director for its office serving West Africa. Aniagolu-Okoye began the Lagos-based role in September.

Felabration Bigger and Better with Rite Foods as Sponsors

This year's Felabration, a one-week annual festival of music and art commemorating the late Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, will be bigger and better with Rite Foods Limited as the sponsor, taking into cognizance the legacy the music icon has left behind for posterity.

Infinix Announces Zero X Social Media Challenge to Inspire Next Generation Creatives to #SeeBeyond

Days after innovative Smartphone manufacturer Infinix Mobility launched its Zero X Pro device in Nigeria, the tech giant today announces the start of its #ZeroXChallenge. The Zero X Challenge is an initiative to inspire boundless creativity among Nigerians and empower the youth to explore beyond the ordinary.

Tek Experts Wins Africa’s Leading IT Support Service Provider

Leading technology support company Tek Experts has been awarded Africa’s Leading IT Support Service Provider of the year 2021.  

Friday 8 October 2021

Cloud Exchange Partners with Huawei to Launch Africa’s First Prefabricated Data Centre

Cloud Exchange, a leading system Integrator in West Africa and a provider of end-to-end Information Technology (IT) system solutions, has officially launched Africa's first uptime institute tier IV modular prefabricated data center in collaboration with telecommunications giant, Huawei.

Wednesday 6 October 2021

HP Inc. Appoints Emmanuel Asika as New Country Head for HP Nigeria

HP Inc. is pleased to announce that Emmanuel Asika has been appointed as the new Country Head for HP Inc, Nigeria, effective 1 August 2021.  Supporting customers and partners across the West African Market, his responsibilities span country leadership and the profitable growth of HP’s Printing, Personal Systems and Services businesses.

Bolt Launches Bolt Food Delivery service in Nigeria

To help provide easier access to daily essentials such as food, the leading ride-hailing platform in Africa, Bolt has launched its food delivery service in Nigeria. Bolt Food is the latest category set to offer customers competitively affordable and efficient food delivery service to customers while offering good working conditions to food couriers and profit to restaurant partners.

Sunday 3 October 2021

LG Unveils Nigerian Chef Fregene Gbugbemi to Unleash His Skills With LG Kitchen Appliances

LG Electronics is partnering with Nigeria’s popular celebrity chef, Oritsegbugemi Edward Fregene is popularly known as Chef Fregz to offer Nigerians unique culinary skills while preparing local dishes at home using LG Home Appliance Products.

Friday 1 October 2021

Clubhouse launches new features and brings spatial audio to android to enhance community experiences

Today, Clubhouse, the social audio app, has launched a number of features to enhance community experiences for creators and users. These features include Universal Search, Clips and Spatial Audio for Android. The app will also add a feature called Replay in early October. The new features will make finding and sharing rooms, creators, and clubs easier for users. They will also assist creators to grow their audiences on and off the platform. The features come in the wake of 1 billion Backchannel messages – direct messaging – sent between users since the feature was launched mid-July.

Africa Digital Manager Award: Inetum Applauds 2021 Winners, Launches Second Competition

The awards ceremony for the Africa Digital Manager Award (ADMA) organized by Inetum (formerly Gfi). The event brought together various African digital players and rewarded the three winners from 2021. Building on the success of this first competition, ESN is launching the second one, in partnership with the Ecole Centrale de Casablanca again, to reward companies and managers who have led digitalization projects in Africa.

9mobile Equips Students with Career Choice Counseling

In line with its commitment to inspire and support the aspiration of young Nigerians, Nigeria’s youth telecom brand, 9mobile recently organized a career counselling session for students of Akande Dahunsi Senior High School in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Full Text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Oct. 1 Speech

Citizens of Nigeria.

1. It is with full gratitude to God that today, we celebrate Nigeria’s sixty-first Independence Anniversary.

2. For 1st of October 1960 to happen, all hands were on deck. East, West, North all came together to celebrate freedom. Today should not only serve as a reminder of the day the British handed over the reins of power to Nigerians, but also unified Nigerians from all ethnic groups, religions and regions.

SuperTV for MTN Zero Data App Download Begins Today

The much-awaited SuperTV for MTN Zero Data App Download begins Today, October 1st, 2021. This good news coincides with Nigeria's 61st Independence Anniversary, which has made entertainment watchers look forward to the new innovative and disruptive product from SuperTV in a strong and disruptive partnership with MTN.