BrandArena: May 2022

Tuesday 31 May 2022

Abbey Mortgage Bank rebounds, reports N622 million profit in 2021

Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc has reported an impressive performance for the year 2021. During the year the bank had a rebound in its result, recording a N622 million profit from a loss of N4.3 billion in the previous year.

Kerry Expands in East Africa to bring local, sustainable nutrition to Africa

Kerry, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company, has expanded its operations in East Africa to bring local, sustainably produced food and taste solutions to the continent as we launch our Future Food Africa commitment. 

AIMS team up with Google to strengthen research collaborations in Africa

In advancing the frontiers of scientific research in areas of specialization like artificial intelligence, the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences – Ghana (AIMS Ghana) has signed a Masters Sponsored Research Agreement (MSRA) with Google Research. The agreement seeks to further strengthen the partnership between both institutions as part of efforts to enforce their ongoing commitment to collaborate and advance computing and technology in Africa.   

GOtv Set to Launch in Lokoja June 1

...rolled out its services using the latest generation Digital Video Broadcast standard - DVB-T2

Leading Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service provider, GOtv Nigeria, will, on Wednesday 1 June 2022, launch in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, making it the 46th city with access to the GOtv service.

Aishat Anaekwe Wins Big at RAYLF Award 2022

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, OJAJA II, has honoured Aishat Anaekwe with the Royal African Young Leadership Forum Award 2022. The third edition of the RAYLF award ceremony which took place at the Oduduwa Hall of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife recently, was organised to honour exceptional young leaders in Africa.

Why Court Nullifies 6th NBC Code

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has declared illegal the 6th edition of the National Broadcasting Code issued by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

Dangote, GTBank lead the list of the most admired brands in Nigeria

Brand Africa has unveiled the 12th annual Brand Africa 100:  Africa’s Best Brands 2022 rankings of the Top 100 most admired brands in Africa at a live event at Eko Hotel & Suites in Nigeria. 

Oracle Red Bull Racing to Unveil 2022 NFT Collection at the Monaco Grand Prix

Oracle Red Bull Racing is set to take its fans even closer to the action with the launch of its second series of digital collectables with a one-of-a-kind auction at the Monaco Grand Prix. 

FBNHoldings delivers a stelar performance of 99% growth in FY 2021, declares N166.7 billion Profit Before Tax

FBN Holdings Plc. (“FBNH” or “FBNHoldings” or the “Group”) has announced its audited results for the financial year ended 31 December 2021.

LG Electronics Broad Product Portfolio Satisfies Today’s Varied Complex Market Needs

…LG’s integrated approach combines connectivity, efficiency, and helps drive smarter, healthier business solutions

Innovation leads to new creations, new experiences and, sometimes, new ways of looking at the world. Positioned as a leading integrated solutions providers for business owners, LG Electronics took Abuja by storm, leading members of Nigeria’s business community and stakeholders from various sectors of the economy at its Business Solution Conference themed: ‘MODERN HOUSING AND THE USE OF FUTURE PRODUCTS’ in Abuja on 29th May, 2022

Emirates honours Nigeria’s leading travel industry agents in Lagos

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, held an event in Lagos to recognise the services and ongoing partnerships of its top travel agents. The event was the first to take place since the outset of the pandemic, and gathered the industry’s best, reaffirming the airline’s ongoing commitment to the market and its longstanding partnership with its travel trade partners and their respective agencies.

Silver Society households on the increase: Future-ready bathrooms with the new GROHE Eurosmart

...Contemporary and timeless design that matches any style – today and tomorrow

Undoubtedly our society is changing – not only is the population constantly growing, but we are also getting increasingly older. By now, every second EU citizen has passed the age of 40. Demographic change is challenging our entire society and forcing us to rethink – away from the previous anti-ageing mindset and toward a pro-ageing attitude to life. Growing older no longer means resting and standing still. 

Ruby Models Company calls for the Orphaned Children to Embrace the world of Possibilities and Beauty that has no Limit

As part of her corporate social responsibilities toward the child’s development and equal representation in the media, Ruby Model Company - a children modelling company partners with Perfect Clicks Signature - a premium photography to celebrate  Children‘s Day with some orphaned children in Ibadan. The hallmark of the celebration was to identify with the needs of the less privileged and help them to embrace and visualize a world of possibilities and beauty that has no limit.

Twitter and SuperSport bring football highlights and news closer to African fans

Anticipation for the 2022 FIFA World CupTM just hit full throttle for African sports enthusiasts following the announcement of a new partnership between Twitter and SuperSport, the leading broadcast aggregator of sporting content across Sub-Saharan Africa.  This builds on a successful collaboration with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) from the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2021), and represents a further expansion of sports coverage on the social media platform.

Wednesday 25 May 2022

LG Electronics: Introducing Refrigerators with Energy-saving Edge

Nigeria’s unstable power supply can cause foods like fruits and vegetables to go bad in almost no time at all, even when stored in a refrigerator. This, combined with the recent increase in the electricity rate, pushes people towards less natural foods that are stuffed with preservatives in an attempt to have them fresh for consumption. Many people are considering using inverter technology to save energy and keep their food fresh and healthy in more effective ways.

First Katalyst Marketing Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Launch of The Marketing Conclave, CSR Initiative

To celebrate its tenth year as an impactful contributor to Nigeria’s marketing ecosystem, First Katalyst Marketing, a leading Below-the-line agency, is set to mark the milestone with a thought leadership session tagged “The Marketing Conclave” on June 2, 2022. The event would take place at D'Podium Event Centre Aromire, Ikeja, Lagos by 9:00 am.

Monday 23 May 2022

Meta launches its Africa Day campaign spotlighting and celebrating Africans making a global impact

As part of its Africa Day celebrations on 25 May, Meta today announced the return of its global campaign ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’, which was first launched in 2021. Aimed at amplifying the voices and stories of people and businesses from across Africa that are impacting the world, this year’s campaign spotlights eight creators, innovators and SMBs who are making a name for themselves not only in Africa but globally and are changing the way Africa is viewed on the international stage.

MarkHack 1.0: Eko Innovation Centre and GDM Group call for Technological Innovation to Disrupt Marketing Landscape

In what has proven to be game-changing and a first-of-its-kind in the Nigerian media and marketing space, winning innovations have emerged at the grand finale of the maiden edition of Nigeria’s first marketing and media Hackathon tagged ‘MarkHack 1.0’ organized by the Eko Innovation Centre in collaboration with GDM Group. 

OPPO Nigeria Launches Unlimited Me, In Portrait Campaign to Officially Unveil Reno 7

It was all bliss, glamour, entertainment and good company as OPPO Nigeria Kicked off Unlimited Me, In Portrait campaign to Unveil Reno 7 on 17th May with a grand event at Ebony Life Place in Lagos, Nigeria.

Edoko Launches innovative e-commerce platform in Nigeria Nigerians access to leading Global online retailers

To serve the growing needs of Nigerian consumers, a new eCommerce platform Edoko has launched in Nigeria giving millions of Nigerians unprecedented access to purchases from major global retailers across the world in local currency with no restrictions on payment or delivery hassles.

World Mental Health Week: 9mobile canvasses need for expert care for loneliness and mental health

In line with its commitment to promote mental health wellness, Nigeria’s caring telecom company, 9mobile has called for improved awareness on the impact of loneliness on mental health. The telco brand made the call at the 5th edition of its health talk series to mark this year’s global mental health awareness week.

Jobberman’s Creative Week Spotlights the Future of Nigeria’s Creative Sector

Jobberman, Nigeria’s leading career platform, hosted a Webinar in celebration of the World Creativity and Innovation month to educate and connect like-minded young Nigerians in Music and Art. By putting a spotlight on outstanding creative individuals and providing nuanced conversations about their specific skills, Jobberman hopes to continue to steer interest in the sector.

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Winners Emerge in the Stanbic IBTC Reward4Saving Promo Season 2

Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc has rewarded several of its new and existing customers with cash prizes of ₦100,000 in the maiden draw of the season 2 of its savings promo, Reward4Saving.

OPPO Reno7: The Portrait Expert Powered by Cutting-Edge Hardware and Artificial Intelligence

OPPO Nigeria has launched Reno 7, its much anticipated flagship device in Nigeria. Reno 7 is the first smartphone series to specialize in portrait photography, the OPPO Reno series has since paved the way for a new generation of smart portrait capabilities with its revolutionary portrait technology and chip-level AI algorithms. 

Watch the Rebroadcast of the 8th AMVCAs on DStv, GOtv

DStv and GOtv customers can relive the just concluded 8th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards with a rebroadcast of the event from Tuesday 17 May 2022.

Kemen Becomes First Technogym Master Trainer For Nigeria

Technogym, the premier world leader in the design of fitness and wellness equipment recently certified fitness trainer and brand ambassador of Technogym Nigeria; Ekemini Ekerette, AKA ‘Kemen’ as the first international master trainer in Nigeria. The training took place in May 2022 in Cesena, Italy.

Progress, Zadok, Set to Battle for Grand Prize of Nigerian Idol Season 7 on Sunday

It has been a frenzied musical competition for the contestants on the Bigi-backed Nigerian Idol Season 7 and as it gets to almost the end of the show, with the grand finale on Sunday, 22 May, 2022, Progress and Zadok, the frontline contenders for the Idol crown, battles each other, trying to outwit one another as they perform exhilaratingly with three songs each, to the admiration of the judges and audience.

Brand Africa to announce the Top 100 most admired brands on May 25th

Brand Africa is to unveil the 2022 Brand Africa 100:  Africa’s Best Brands rankings on Africa Day, 25 May 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria.  The rankings will encompass the Top 100 brands in Africa, and the leading brands in West Africa and Nigeria – and the brands Africans regard as symbolising African pride. 

Thursday 12 May 2022

Stanbic IBTC Infrastructure Fund Series II Offer Is Now Open

Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited (the “Fund Manager”), a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, is pleased to announce that the N15 billion Series II Offer (the “Offer”) under its Stanbic IBTC Infrastructure Fund (the “Fund”) N100 billion Shelf Programme is now open and scheduled to close on Friday, 10 June 2022.

Toke Makinwa, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Uti Nwachukwu, Sika Osei Are Your Red Carpet Hosts for 8th AMVCAs

The countdown to Africa’s biggest and most prestigious celebration of film and television talent is officially on!

LG Showcases its Superior Smart and Healthy Premium Products at Lagos Architect Forum 2022

LG Electronics has announced its partnership with the Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA) Lagos Chapter on this year’s edition of Lagos Architects Forum, an annual gathering of experts, thought leaders, professionals, and students in the construction industry. Lagos Architects Forum 13.0, the thirteenth edition of this annual conference, tagged: THE CITY OF LAGOS: WHAT IS LAGOS? Brought together experts who discussed issues, trends, policies, etc. with the City of Lagos as the centre focus.

Wednesday 11 May 2022

PFCAfrica Communications Emerges Africa’s Most Innovative Communications Agency

One of the leading Public Relations Agency in Nigeria and a member of the Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN), PFCAfrica Communications Limited, has emerged “Africa’s Most Innovative & Creative Communications Agency”, 

ROAM Jobs Evolves to Become The African Talent Company

Africa’s leading recruitment marketplaces have announced their new identity, coming together and rebranding as The African Talent Company under the leadership of Hilda Kabushenga Kragha. Backed by its shareholders Swiss Ringier AG and Australian SEEK Ltd., the company has now significantly expanded its mandate to bridge the talent gap in Africa by addressing both the supply and demand side of the African labour market.

Elon Musk says he would reverse Trump’s Twitter ban

Billionaire Elon Musk says that he would reverse former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter ban when he finally takes over the leadership of the social media platform. He is currently putting together the finances needed to buy Twitter for $44 billion.

Standard Chartered acts as Sole Arranger of US$50 million Step-Up for Access Bank

Standard Chartered Bank acted as Sole Arranger and Sustainability Structuring Agent of a US$50 million Reg S Step-Up Puttable Green Notes due 2027 for Access Bank Plc in the international capital market via a private placement. The offering represents a first of its kind in Africa, and the second Green Bond Issuance by Access Bank, following its debut Naira Green Bond Issuance in 2019.

Standing Ovation Greets Top 3 Contestants; Duple Performances on Nigerian Idol as Battle For Grand Prize Begins

The exciting performances of the Bigi-sponsored Nigerian Idol's top three contestants on Sunday were greeted by a standing ovation and praises from the judges as they had double performances each, with applause from the crowd in the event that would culminate with a winner on May 22, 2022.

Application Opens For 2023 MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy Class

Now approaching its fifth year, the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy has announced once again the call for applications for its world-class film and TV training programme which kicks off in October this year!

Honeywell Group Refines and Grows Investment Portfolio Ahead of Q3 Plans

With the culmination of a  transaction that is seen as one of the biggest strategic mergers in corporate Nigeria, Honeywell Group is set to grow its investment portfolio following the approval for the acquisition of one of its subsidiaries by Flour Mills of Nigeria.

2023 Elections: EBONYLIFE Group CEO, Mo Abudu, becomes GoAmbassador; advocates Youth Participation in Electoral Processes

Mo Abudu, CEO of the EBONYLIFE Group has joined other distinguished citizens and celebrities in endorsing the GoNigeria advocacy campaign for effective youth participation in the country's electoral processes re the 2023 General Elections.

Boomplay Receives Globally Recognized IAB Open Measurement SDK Integration Certification

Boomplay, the leading music streaming service in Africa, has announced that they received IAB Tech Lab's Open Measurement SDK (OM SDK) Integration certification. The Open Measurement SDK, provided by IAB Tech Lab, is a viewability measurement SDK for in-app advertising and desktop and mobile web browsers. OM SDK enables third-party viewability and verification measurement without requiring multiple ad verification vendors (measurement providers) SDK integrations.

South Africans invited to partner on sustainable plastic packaging solutions for online retail

Cheap, mouldable, and corrosion resistant; these qualities have made plastic a dependable packaging staple for manufacturing consumer goods sold online. But in South Africa – where the total cost of plastic waste pollution exceeds R885 billion annually- the search is on for new and innovative approaches to minimising how the material is used in online retail and limiting its subsequent impact on the environment, livelihoods, and public health.

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Zedcrest Announces Sponsorship of Africa Business Summit in London

…Takes Its Prosperity Inclusion Advocacy to Africans in Diaspora 
…Adedayo Amzat, Others to Speak on ‘Financing the Startup, Policy for Investment’ in Africa 

Africa's new-age principal investing and financial solutions powerhouse, Zedcrest Group will serve as a silver sponsor of the 20th edition of Africa Business Summit (ABS) taking place at the London Business School, United Kingdom on Saturday, 14th May 2022. 

Monday 9 May 2022

NowNow joins Mastercard Start Path Global program to scale financial innovation in Africa

Africa’s fast-growing fintech and digital banking startup, NowNow Digital Systems, has been selected to participate in the Mastercard Start Path Global program, created to help later-stage startups innovate and scale. Recognized as an emerging leader in Africa’s fintech sector, NowNow is among the eight startups and the only African startup selected to participate in the latest Start Path class. The program provides opportunities to co-innovate, gain expert knowledge, and reach a global customer base for the brightest startups in the world.

Emirates Unveils its full Premium Economy Class, ‘The Future is Now’ at ATM

Leading stakeholders in Nigeria’s tour and travel sector shall be hoisting Nigeria’s flag from May 9-12 at the Arabian Travel Market 2022 (ATM) as Emirates finalizes plans to unveil its full Premium Economy cabin experience.  

AMVCA Week Flags-Off In Grand Style

The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards hosted an opening night gala on Saturday, 7th May 2022, which officially kicked off the 8-day lineup of activities for the week.

Thursday 5 May 2022

Zuchu named latest Spotify EQUAL Africa artist

...Tanzanian star joins the programme as ambassador for the month of May 

Tanzanian Afropop and Bongo Flava artist Zuchu is Spotify's new EQUAL Africa music programme ambassador for the month of May. The EQUAL programme aims to strengthen gender equality in music by showcasing talented African women making waves in the industry and providing a platform to celebrate them.

South African Media Personality, Bonang Matheba, Joins IK Osakioduwa as Co-Host for 8th AMVCAs

Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice have announced the hosts for the eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, set to hold on May 14, 2022, in Lagos. 

Wi-flix Celebrates 1 Million Paid Subscriptions and Raises its Sights

In a little over a year since its launch, Africa’s fastest-growing video-on-demand streaming platform has passed the 1million plus paid subscriptions and 300k plus customer milestone.

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Zedcrest Makes Financial Times Africa’s 2022 Fastest Growing Companies List

• Ranked fastest growing firm in Nigeria's financial services sector
• Second fastest growing company in the country and fifth fastest growing in Africa

Africa's new-age principal investing and financial solutions powerhouse, Zedcrest Group has been ranked the fastest-growing firm in Nigeria’s financial services sector, second fastest-growing company in the country and the fifth fastest-growing in Africa in the 2022 Financial Times ranking for Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies published on Tuesday, 3th of May.

Network International Joins 8th Africa Bank 4.0 Summit – CEO Exclusive As Sponsor

...To Promote Digital Innovation Within The African Fiscal Sector

Digital technologies are unlocking new pathways for rapid economic growth, innovation, employment, and access to all forms of services in Africa. The region’s financial sector is no exception to this, and has in-fact witnessed dynamic transformation, embracing re-structured strategies developed to make the sector advanced and future-ready.