BrandArena: July 2022

Saturday 30 July 2022

LG Electronics Expands Product Portfolio, Unveils New InstaView UVnano, Side-by-Side Refrigerators

...With InstaView Door-in-Door and UVnano, Refrigerators Deliver Better Hygiene, Impeccable Style and LG’s Proven Fresh Food Technologies

Global electronics giant, LG has launched its new InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator that boasts upgraded features and design innovations for improved user convenience in Nigeria. The new product was unveiled at EbonyLife Place in Lagos.

Thursday 28 July 2022

After two years, Medic West Africa Exhibition & Conference returns in-person to transform Regional Healthcare Industries

...The largest gathering of healthcare trade professionals is scheduled for the 7th - 9th September 2022

Informa Markets, the leading global exhibitions organiser, has announced that Medic West Africa is set to hold in-person after two years at Landmark Center in Lagos, Nigeria, from 07 – 09 September 2022. This marks the 9th edition of the largest gathering of healthcare trade professionals in the region, providing an exceptional networking hub for manufacturers, distributors, procurement professionals, dealers, medical professionals, and regulators.

Stakeholders Consent to Privacy Law for Nigeria …As World Bank Tasks FG on Data Protection

No fewer than two hundred and fifty stakeholders, Wednesday, unanimously gave their nod to the steps towards enacting a principal Data Protection law for Nigeria.

Wednesday 27 July 2022

Afro Nation Returns Home to Ghana, 29th & 30th December 2022

Following the huge success of Afro Nation Portugal this July (, the world’s biggest Afrobeats festival announces the follow-up to 2019’s African debut event in Ghana.

7 years later: Africa powers Paxful to 10 million users

Paxful, the peer-to-peer finance platform, has reached 10 million users as it marks its seventh anniversary. The company was founded in 2015 with a simple mission – to advance a truly global economy by building a financial system that serves the 100%, not just the 1%. Building a strong presence in Africa since its inception, Paxful has played a role in Africa’s trajectory as the leader of the financial revolution. But Ray Youssef, CEO & Founder of Paxful, says it’s Africans who are really leading the way.

Mouka Employee Receives Recognition as Risk Manager of the Year at Nigerian Risk Awards

Mouka, an employer of choice in Nigeria’s sleep industry, beamed with pride as one of its staff received recognition as the ‘Risk Manager of the Year 2022’ at the prestigious Nigerian Risk Awards and Leadership Summit, which was held on Thursday, 7 July 2022, at the Civic centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. The theme of this year’s edition was Tech in Risk Governance and Leadership.

Kasi Insight and Creative VMLY&R partner to deliver data-driven marketing for brands in Africa

To win in the world’s fastest-growing market, decision-makers need to have better visibility of the realities of Africa’s economies, markets, and communities through the lens of consumers. Brands have realized that growth in Africa requires updated, aggregated, trended data, the days of outdated reports are over. Change is the only constant these days and leaders demand local insights at the speed of business in addition to real-time and relevant datasets across markets.

Tuesday 26 July 2022

Airtel Africa acquires additional spectrum for $40 million in Kenya

Airtel Africa has announced that its Kenya subsidiary, Airtel Kenya Networks Limited, has purchased 60 MHz of additional spectrum in the 2600 MHz band for a total of $40 million from Kenya's Communications Authority.

Monday 25 July 2022

LG Electronics Expand Audio Visual Product Portfolio, Delivers Room-filling, Party Sound to Movie and Music Lovers

LG Electronics (LG) has introduced an expanded lineup of audio products to appeal to a wide range of consumers from avid audiophiles to casual listeners who prioritize portability and versatility. LG’s newest audio devices implement emerging technologies to maximize synergy with LG’s premium TVs and to broaden the possibilities of where consumers can take their favorite music.

Bolt provides access to mobility for medical practitioners as they navigate a post-pandemic world

Bolt,   the   largest   ride-hailing   platform   in  Nigeria,   has   granted   the   Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) access to free on-demand mobility through its Bolt Business Platform. This scheme is part of Bolt’s many CSR initiatives carried out to support organisations in advancing  their goals and purpose. 

JCDecaux Africa Appoints Dele Odugbemi as Chief Revenue Officer

JCDecaux, an outdoor advertising company, has announced the appointment of Dele Odugbemi as its chief revenue officer for JCDecaux Africa. The appointment is effective from Monday, 1 August. Odugbemi will be reporting to Martin Sabbagh, CEO for JCDecaux Middle East and Africa.

Dubai’s Metaverse Strategy Aims to Support 40,000 Virtual Jobs

The city of Dubai has launched its Dubai metaverse plan, which aims to make the city one of the top ten metaverse economies in the world, as well as a global centre for the metaverse community.

Standard Chartered Bank Suspends Int’l Transactions on Naira Debit Card as from August 1

Standard Chartered Bank in Nigeria has issued a statement notifying its customers that International transactions on the Naira Debit card will be suspended as from August 1, 2022.

How to close the gap between sustainability and profitability

Tracy Bolton, chief operating officer at SAP Africa

New research has highlighted the challenges most organisations face with balancing sustainability and profitability. A study by Oxford Economics and SAP has found that, while the business case for sustainability is well understood, most sustainability initiatives are simply not realising value.

Road to The SERAS CSR Awards Africa 2022 Begins with Call for Entries

Plans are now in top gear for The SERAS CSR Awards Africa, as the local organizing committee announces its call for entry and participation for the 2022 edition, which is the 16th edition of the glamorous award ceremony.

Rite Foods' MD, Seleem Adegunwa, Engendered Business Growth as Ogun State MAN Chairman, Hands Over to Successor

The Managing Director of Rite Foods, Mr. Seleem Adegunwa, the outgoing chairman of the Ogun State Chapter of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), who is highly reputed for his visionary leadership qualities has created the enabling business environment for the growth trajectory experienced by organisations in the various industries that constitute the Association for a viable economy.

“Duchess Hospital’s main priority is to provide access to affordable world-class healthcare” says CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of Duchess International Hospital, Dr Adetokunbo Shitta-Bey has stated  that the Duchess Hospital’s main priority is access to affordable world-class healthcare hence with as little as N5000 you can register as a patient and see a doctor for consultation.

June 2022 Edition: Nigerian Banks and Insurance Companies Media Performance Audit Report

Leading media and public relations audit agency, P+ Measurement Services has carried out a thorough and independent analysis of the media performance of Nigerian Commercial Banks and Insurance companies for the month of June 2022.

Bayelsa Government seeks Heritage Bank support on youth development in sport

The Bayelsa State Government has indicated interest in partnering with Heritage Bank Plc on youth empowerment and sports development.

EFG Hermes Concludes Advisory on Orascom Development Egypt’s Flagship Project “O West” EGP 1.5 billion financing

Orascom Development Egypt (ODE) announced today that its subsidiary Orascom for Real Estate S.A.E (ORE), has signed EGP 1.5 billion facility agreement with Commercial International Bank (CIB) to partially finance the development and help accelerate the construction of the launched phases at its flagship development O West, namely Whyte, Tulwa, Club Residences, Hillside and the O-Business District. EFG Hermes acted as sole financial advisor, lead manager and sole bookrunner for ORE, and MHR & Partners in association with White & Case as legal counsel for ORE.

LG Electronics Showcases Dual Inverter, Energy Saving Air Conditioners in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt

…Says, With Gencool, Artcool, Dualcool Premium ACs, Nothing Compares

Cultivating an eco-friendly home has been on the rise among younger and more environmentally minded people as they step into home ownership. This growing trend demonstrates the need for home products to evolve, using cleaner energy, operate with increased efficiency, and work towards enhancing daily life. With greater emphasis on the creation of energy-efficient technology for the home, LG Electronics (LG) is taking the initiative to help consumers strive towards creating and maintaining a greener lifestyle.

Friday 22 July 2022

Bolt introduces PVC support initiative to encourage voter registration

…offers 50% discounts to select INEC offices until end of July 

Lagos, Nigeria - Leading e-hailing platform, Bolt has announced the relaunch of its MyPVCJourney (My Permanent Voter Registration Journey) initiative which began in 2021. The initiative was established as part of the company’s community engagement efforts and commitment to promoting active citizenship.

Foldables are phones for the present, says Samsung mobile president... Ahead of Galaxy UNPACKED 2022

Samsung has sent out invitations for the next Galaxy UNPACKED 2022, which will take place on August 10th. As the invite indicates, we should expect Samsung's latest foldables.

Netflix Acquires Australian Animation Studio Animal Logic

Netflix has acquired Logic, an Australian animation studio Animal Logic. The acquisition will enable Netflix to build on its animated film track record. The video streaming platform has credits for producing animated films like Academy Award-nominated Over the Moon, Academy Award-nominated Klaus and the recently released The Sea Beast.

UNILAG, Nord Motors to Set Up Automobile Manufacturing Hub on Campus

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Nigerian automotive manufacturer, Nord Motors have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up an automobile manufacturing hub on the university’s campus. The MOU was signed at an event held at the Council Chamber of the institution.

Meta revamps Facebook's main feed to prioritise content discovery

Meta announced on Thursday that it was redesigning Facebook's main feed to prioritize "discovery" of new information over posts and profiles people follow. 'Home,' Facebook's main news feed tab, will begin prominently showing popular posts from accounts readers do not follow, such as reels and stories. According to Meta, Facebook is investing in artificial intelligence to provide recommended content.

ND Western advocates for innovation to achieve Nigeria’s decarbonization and sustainable energy goals

Independent Nigerian oil and gas company, ND Western Limited has expressed its commitment to sustainable energy solutions, in contribution to Nigeria’s journey to decarbonization. The exploration and production company revealed its shared commitment at the 21st annual edition of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Conference & Exhibition which held in Abuja recently. 

EXMAN AGM: Tunji Adeyinka-Led EXCO Gets 2nd Term, Inducts 5 New Agencies

The Executive Committee of the Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria (EXMAN) led by Executive Director of Connect Marketing, Tunji Adeyinka has been returned for another year of service by members of the association.

Thursday 21 July 2022

Heritage Bank drives sustainable banking practices, feeds 500 underprivileged children

As part of its sustainability drive in the corporate social responsibility space, Heritage Bank Plc has reiterated its commitment to improving the welfare and economic development of communities by feeding over 500 underprivileged children.

Saturday 16 July 2022

How to grow your business with WhatsApp

WhatsApp has always provided people with the ability to connect faster. From enabling people to reach out to friends to stay in touch with family, WhatsApp has strengthened relationships in many ways and improved communication for many people.

NBCC Appoints AFRIMA President Creative And Cultural Committee Chairman

The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, NBCC has appointed the President of All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, Mr Mike Dada, as the Chairman of its Creative And Cultural Committee.

mediaReach OMD Shines at 2022 Pitcher Awards, Cannes; Remains Number One Media Agency in Nigeria

In true mediaReach OMD fashion, it has retained the number one media agency position in Nigeria with more major awards on its shelf. The agency snagged 13 trophies at the 2022 Pitchers Award.

Thursday 14 July 2022

APO Group’s Vice President Lynne Krawchuk Selected as a Judge for The Drum Global Public Relations Awards

APO Group, the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is delighted to announce that its Vice President of Digital, PR, and Media Relations, Lynne Krawchuk, has been selected as a judge for The Drum Awards for Public Relations.

Heritage Bank partners Xplo-Sound, adopt Ynspyre to propel growth in entertainment industry

Heritage Bank has disclosed plans to further adopt Ynspyre, a digital product to help cater and deepen support for professionals and amateurs for the creative and entertainment industry’s growth.

Choice Dental Opens in Ikeja, Harps On Preventive Dentistry

Choice Dental, a digital dental clinic with state-of-the-art equipment has opened at GRA Ikeja, Lagos with services focusing on preventive dental care. “Our preventive dentistry includes comprehensive dental examination, digital X-rays,  sealant, oral cancer screening, Dental Cleaning” said Dr. Sade Akiode Managing Dentist, Choice Dental at the opening ceremony on Sunday.

Spotify announces emerging Nigerian artist, Ladé as its’ Fresh Finds Africa artist for July

Spotify announced today that Nigerian singer Ladé is the latest Fresh Finds Africa artist. The singer headlines the Fresh Finds Africa playlist with her hit song “Adulthood Anthem”. 

Civil Registration: Nigeria ID4D to Support Population Commission

The Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) project says it has concluded plans to support the National Population Commission towards digitizing its Civil Registration processes.

9mobile Takes Career Counselling to Secondary Schools in Bichi Emirate

In continuation of its commitment to inspire and support the career aspiration of students, Nigeria's telecom service provider, 9mobile, recently organized a career counselling session for Junior Secondary Students (JSS 3) in Government Secondary School; Government Girls Secondary School, Bichi Education Foundation Community Secondary School all in Bichi Emirate Council, Kano State.

Nestlé Elevates Luke Gomes as Cluster Head for Greater Zambezi Region

Nestlé has announced the appointment of Luke Gomes as the new Cluster Head for the Greater Zambezi region, one of three clusters within Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR). The cluster covers five countries, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar, and in his role, Gomes will be based in Harare, Zimbabwe and also assume Managing Director role for Nestlé Zimbabwe. 

Designing State-Of-The-Art Culinary Hot Spots With The GROHE Kitchen Portfolio

The kitchen has become an essential centerpiece in modern households. Urbanization leads to open living concepts where the living area, dining room and kitchen merges into one space – and pulsates with the social life with family and friends. This trend has even accelerated in the last year and led to changing demands on modern kitchens: Being a multifunctional living space for cooking, working and even homeschooling activities. 

Wednesday 13 July 2022

EXMAN To Hold 6th AGM In Asaba July 15th To 17th

The sixth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria (EXMAN), is set to hold this weekend from the 15th to 17th of July, 2022, in Asaba, Delta State capital.

Tuesday 12 July 2022

NIPR members to play a key role in selecting LaPRIGA 2022 winners

The seventh edition of the annual Lagos Public Relations Industry Awards and Gala (LaPRIGA), which will take place on Friday, December 2, 2022, will see a greater participation from public relations professionals in the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.

Wednesday 6 July 2022

Meta’s AI machine translation research helps break language barriers

Today, Meta announced that it has built and open sourced ‘No Language Left Behind’ NLLB-200, a single AI model that is the first to translate across 200 different languages, including 55 African languages with state-of-the-art results. Meta is using the modelling techniques and learnings from the project to improve and extend translations on Facebook, Instagram, and Wikipedia.

AFRIMA 2022: Entry Submission Portal Closes On August 5

The International Committee of the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) have called on all artistes, music professionals and other relevant stakeholders within Africa and across the diaspora to submit their entries for the 2022 AFRIMA edition, before the portal closes on August 5, 2022. 

Meals At Home Made Easier, Faster And Healthier With LG Microwave Oven

…Cook fast, eat well, and eat at home with LG NeoChef

Like many trends that were once popular, cooking at home is making a significant resurgence worldwide, but with today’s busy lifestyles, spending hours preparing meals is beyond the reach of many. Although LG offers advanced microwave ovens that make it quick and easy to prepare delicious and healthy dishes, the fact is that many consumers think a microwave is only to heat food, not to cook with.

Monday 4 July 2022

Victony announced as second featured Nigerian artist for COLORSxSTUDIOS and Spotify’s partnership

Following the announcement of their collaboration earlier this month, the Spotify RADAR and COLORSxSTUDIOS’ shared spotlight now shines on  Afrobeats singer-songwriter, Victony — the second featured artist for the campaign.

LIRS Optimizes Payment Procedure On eTAX For Taxpayers

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) is currently optimizing its payment procedures for utmost efficiency and taxpayers' convenience.

Saturday 2 July 2022

Tems and Fireboy at BET Awards, JJCSkillz and Funke Akindele marriage split, top celebrities engaging trends on TwitterNaija

For up-to-the-minute updates on trending stories and news, Twitter remains the social media platform that keeps you informed. This week on #TwitterNaija is a recap of the latest in music, movies, sports, and entertainment you might have missed on Twitter.