BrandArena: August 2022

Friday 26 August 2022

Heritage Bank tasks youth on saving toward target goals

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria's most innovative banking service provider has tasked the youth with the need to adopt approach of setting specific savings goals that would help them to set timelines to attain their goals.

Africa fintech and crypto leaders to connect at the Africa Money and DeFi Summit in Ghana this September

As the rapid growth of fintech continues and the birth of decentralised finance (DeFi) grows across Africa, leading fintechs, investors, crypto platforms, ventures and digital finance stakeholders will connect at the Africa Money & DeFi Summit.

Nigeria secures a record USD 3 billion towards implementation of its net-zero by 2060 ambition

Today, the Federal Government of Nigeria demonstrated its commitment to a clean and sustainable future with the global launch of the country’s Energy Transition Plan. At the launch event, hosted by His Excellency, The Vice President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, announcements amounting to about USD 3 billion were made in support of this plan by The World Bank and by US Exim Bank through Sun Africa.

CEO of AMA Academy, Eloïne Barry to Speak at 2022 AFSIC Event

Founder and CEO of African Media Agency and Academy, Eloïne Barry has been selected to join a panel of renowned global business leaders to speak at the upcoming AFSIC – Investing in Africa Conference and Expo 2022.

Bigi 'Watch & Win' Promo Recommences, Offers Prizes of a Brand-New Car, Other Exciting Freebies

The Bigi carbonated soft drink (CSD) brand of Rite Foods Ltd; producers of Sosa Fruit Drink, Fearless Energy Drink and Rite Sausages has recommenced its enormously loved 'Watch & Win' promo where participants stand the chance of winning a brand-new car amongst other consolation prizes as part of its effort to excite movie lovers, their families and friends in Lagos and Abuja by offering them rewards for their viewing experiences whilst being revitalised with the fantastically refreshing array of the brand’s 13 flavours ( Bigi Cola, Bigi Orange, Bigi Apple, Bigi Tropical, Bigi Lemon and Lime, Bigi Bitter Lemon, Bigi Chapman, Bigi Tamarind, Bigi Cherry Cola, Bigi Ginger Lemon, Bigi Ginger Ale and Bigi Zero Cola) thereby offering extensive value for money.

Canon Embark On R-Tour To Nigeria, Launches its Flagship R System Models

Canon has finally introduced its much-anticipated R-tour to Nigeria, in line with the company's commitment to introduce innovative and technology-led imaging solutions in Africa. The tour sheds light on the company's upcoming products, customer-centric strategy, the rise of content creation as an industry in the country, and much more.

Wednesday 24 August 2022

Africa’s Business Heroes Announces the 20 Finalists for its 2022 Edition

The top 20 finalists for Africa's Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition, the Jack Ma Foundation's flagship philanthropic program to highlight and support African entrepreneurs, have been announced.

Google Wallet launches in South Africa

Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google, has launched Google Wallet in South Africa. It was officially made available on Android and Wear OS devices in 39 countries in July of this year. South Africa has now joined the list of countries that offer Google Wallet.

Why the end-to-end journey matters to customers

Gone are the days when the customer purchasing journey was a simple, neat linear one from point A to B. Indeed, the process between these two points has become a great deal more complex with the wide array of technologies and purchasing channels available to modern customers. 

Netflix Scholarship Applications For West and Central Africa Now Open

The Creative Equity Scholarship Fund for Africa (CESF) will provide financial assistance to Africa's future generation of storytellers.

Monday 22 August 2022

First Primus Nigeria appoints Vikas Parihar as Chief Digital Officer

First Primus Group, the WPP Partner agency in Nigeria, has appointed Mr. Vikas Parihar as Chief Digital Officer at the group level. Mr. Parihar will drive digital transformation and business for the group, partnering individual agency MD’s and country managers, implementing global digital practices, providing strategic leadership for digital integration, and paving the digital roadway for the group.

Meta announces applications for the AR/VR Africa Metathon in partnership with Imisi 3D and Black Rhino

Meta on Monday, August 22nd, 2022, announced that applications for the AR/VR Africa Metathon, in collaboration with Imisi 3D and BlackRhino VR, are now open. The AR/VR Africa Metathon is a series of programs and activations organized by the Meta global XR fund to assist African XR talents in developing innovative solutions that demonstrate various use cases of the metaverse in Africa.

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund secures A2 credit rating from Moody’s

Recognition of the Fund’s 20-year track record mobilising long-term blended finance to deliver transformative infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa.
Rating affirms EAIF’s strong capital position, moderate leverage, diversified portfolio, and strong shareholder base.

LG Electronics: Taking Personal Care to a New Height with UVnano Technology

Nowadays the importance of cleanliness cannot be overstated. Frequent hand-washing greatly eliminates the possibility of spreading infectious pathogens. Consumer Electronics leader LG Electronics, always at the cusp of innovation, is taking the idea of cleanliness a step further. The LG brand introduces new technology to fight with you in keeping harmful bacteria and viruses at bay in the new InstaView Refrigerator. LG’s UVnano is a breakthrough that represents the future of personal care. This innovative sanitization technology works to eliminate 99.99% of harmful germs in just a few minutes using ultraviolet light.

Thursday 18 August 2022

TNBA Will Make Nigerian Broadcasting Formidable - Murray-Bruce, Alumona

Chairman, Steering Committee, The Nigeria Broadcasting Awards (TNBA), Mr. Guy Murray-Bruce, has declared that the awards, billed to hold in November, will make the Nigerian broadcasting sector a formidable force in the black world. Murray-Bruce, who is President of the Silverbird Group, made the declaration on Monday during an interview on Wazobia FM.

BREAKING: Emirates Suspends Nigeria Flights Effective September 1

Emirates Airlines has announced that it will cease flying into Nigeria on September 1, 2022, having lost faith in the Federal Government after several attempts to recover $85 million of the over $600 million funds belonging to foreign carriers trapped in Nigeria failed.

DLM Capital Group Unveils Child Education Plan

DLM Asset Management, a DLM Capital Group subsidiary, has launched its Child Education Plan. This aligns with the firm's commitment to providing opportunities for parents/guardians to secure the education of their children or wards through effective planning and sustainable investments.

Tuesday 16 August 2022

Bolt brings back Driver’s League competition to recognise top-performing drivers

...To reward drivers with prizes of an overall value of N20 million

As part of its recognition and appreciation for service excellence, leading mobility platform Bolt has brought back its Driver’s League competition for new and existing drivers on the platform across Nigeria. The Bolt Driver’s League competition in its third edition is a driver support initiative aimed at celebrating top-performing drivers on the platform by rewarding winners with brand-new cars and other prizes. 

Monday 15 August 2022

Old English Supermarket Opens New Outlet in Surulere

With four branches already booming and servicing its teeming customers, the novel superstore, Old English Supermarket has opened another outlet in Surulere, Lagos.

TAFTA opens call for entries to empower over 65,600 Nigerian Youths

Leading culture and art centre, Terra Kulture, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, has announced the launch of a new learning cohort for its art academy, TAFTA (Terra Academy for the Arts). Applications for the free-to-attend training would commence from the 15th of August till the 15th of September 2022.

Watu Credit Uganda receives $10 million investment from Verdant Capital

Verdant Capital through its Verdant Capital Hybrid Fund has invested $10 million in Watu Credit Uganda, one of Uganda's leading asset financing companies.

Egypt-based foodtech startup BONBELL has raised $350,000 Pre-Seed

Egyptian food ordering technology startup BONBELL has secured $350000 in an initial funding round through a Canadian angel investor.

Capital Market Master Plan Promotes Transparency, Confidence – SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says the Capital Market Master Plan (CMMP) initiatives have helped in promoting transparency, protecting investors and enhancing market confidence.

Friday 12 August 2022

Two Boxers to Share N1.5million at GOtv Boxing Night 26

Sports promotions company, Flykite Productions, has introduced an additional cash reward category for boxers participating at GOtv Boxing Night, the boxing show it organizes.

Seagate signs Mitsumi Distribution to penetrate PAN Africa

Mitsumi Distribution, one of the leading IT distributors in the Middle East and Africa, on Friday, August 12th, 2022 announced that Seagate has signed Mitsumi as strategic distribution partner for PAN Africa. Under the accord, the leading distributor aims to further drive and promote Seagate`s complete range of storage solutions across PAN Africa.

Thursday 11 August 2022

SpecSMART Set to Open Office in Nigeria

A top-class optometry clinic, SpecSMART, is set to offer its high-quality primary eye care, quality frames, quality lens variants, and contact lens fitting to Nigerians, as it debuts in Lagos on Friday, 12th August, 2022.

Verdant Capital Raises $10 Million for Zeepay to Help Boost its Operations

Verdant Capital has raised USD 10 million of debt funding for Zeepay. The medium-term debt raise, which is part of its A.5 series, will help Zeepay expand its fast-growing remittance to wallet business.

Nigeria’s Klasha Appoints Ayman Jawhar as New Chief Product Officer

Ayman Jawhar has been named Chief Product Officer of Klasha, a Lagos and San Francisco-based technology startup that is redefining cross-border African trade.

Nollywood Celebrity, Stella Damasus Joins NW Tech Capital as Lead Talent Acquisition Consultant

Delivering on our promise to be a global leader in the Beauty and Wellness Industry, NW Tech Capital (OTC: NWTT) and TROPICSLAB have announced the appointment of award-winning Nollywood celebrity Stella Damasus, as lead Consultant for talent acquisition of the Company’s Beauty and Wellness division in its African expedition.

Start Network provides £274,780 relief to survivors of armed conflict in Kaduna state

People in Kajuru and Kachia districts in Nigeria’s Kaduna state are receiving support after a timely response by Start Network, an innovative humanitarian actor that typically disburses funds within 72 hours of a crisis alert. Through a Start Fund alert raised by Start Network members, £274,780 in funding has been released to ameliorate displaced people’s needs, exacerbated by the ongoing conflict in these areas.  

Heritage Bank supports Nigerian Airforce with impactful digital solutions for profit mark-up

Heritage Bank Plc has entered a partnership with the 301 Heavy Airlift Group Cooperative Multipurpose Society, Nigerian Airforce (301 HAG CMS) to leverage impactful digital banking solutions that will enhance HAG CMS’ financial wellbeing and take its members’ experiences to a new level.

Microsoft Courts Nigeria Digital ID4D

American multinational technology company, Microsoft Corporation says it is willing to partner with the Nigeria Digital Identification for Development (ID4D) project in the areas of capacity development and data protection.

Dolidol International Group Appoints Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade as New Vice Chairman

Mouka, the market leader in Nigeria’s sleep industry and a new member of the Dolidol International group, has appointed Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade as its new Vice Chairman.

NDLEA Chairman Visits CADAM, Calls For More Private Sector Participation In War Against Drug Abuse

...Showers Encomiums On Students, Management

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (rtd.) has called for more participation by NGOs and well-to-do individuals in the fight against the endemic drug abuse crisis in the country.

Friday 5 August 2022

Why UBA Appointed Oliver Alawuba as New GMD

United Bank for Africa Plc, has announced the appointment of Oliver Alawuba as its new Group Managing Director (GMD) to oversee all the Group’s banking operations across its twenty African country network and globally as its erstwhile Chief Kennedy Uzoka bows out after six years stint.

Thursday 4 August 2022

Five Facts About The Metaverse You Need to Know

Technology has always enabled people to connect and express themselves. As communication became faster, video became a richer way to share experiences. We’ve gone from desktop to web to mobile; from text to photos to video. But this wave of innovation isn’t slowing down, so what is the metaverse about and how will it change how we connect?

Wednesday 3 August 2022

FGCKADOSA Unveils 50th Anniversary Logo, Set to Launch N1bn Fund

The Old Students Association of Federal Government College, Kaduna (FGCKADOSA), recently unveiled the 50th-anniversary logo of the school and is set to launch an endowment fund of about N1 billion for infrastructural development and alumni welfare.

LIRS Set To Launch Whistle-Blower Initiative August 5

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) is set to launch its Whistle-Blower initiative, a state-wide project, introduced to provide a platform for employees, stakeholders and the general public to report any observed violation, misconduct, or unethical behaviour across the state on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Application Now Open for the AIMS African Master's of Machine Intelligence

Application for the AIMS African Master's of Machine Intelligence is now open for all qualified candidates to apply.

Cape Town to play host to the 8th Africa Fintech Summit

Leading innovators, investors, and policymakers from around the world will converge in Cape Town, South Africa, in November 2022, for the 8th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS). The summit will be held in the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from November 2nd to 4th, 2022.

Canon collaborates with Pro Series Gaming and NRG Radio for Pro Series Gaming Fatalis Mortal Kombat tournament

Canon a pioneer of innovative imaging products, Pro Series Gaming, and NRG Radio, have collaborated on the PSG Fatalis Mortal Kombat tournament. The qualifying round of Pro Series Gaming’s (PSG) Africa Mortal Kombat Tournament took place on July 9th, 2022, at NRG Studios in Nairobi, Kenya.

Monday 1 August 2022

WhatsApp tests new feature that allows group admins to delete "any message" for everyone

Whatsapp is making it much easier for group admins to properly moderate their WhatsApp groups.

WABetInfo has just revealed a new update that WhatsApp is releasing a new feature that would allow group admins to remove any message for everyone.

R-Jolad Hospital opens new, modern facility in Agege

...To offer accessible and quality medicare to Lagos residents

To accelerate healthcare delivery to residents of Lagos State, R-Jolad Hospital, a private multi- specialty healthcare enterprise, has opened a new, modern facility in Agege. The facility, which is strategically located at 23, Omotoye Estate Road, off the popular Mulero Bus Stop, Agege, combines high standard of care with the latest treatments and technology in comfortable surroundings designed to improve healthcare delivery to our devoted and loyal patients in Lagos State.

9mobile boosts journalism practice with training on content leveraging

Nigeria’s caring telecom service provider, 9mobile has reaffirmed its support for the Nigerian news media by facilitating various avenues for journalists to upskill in developing creative news content to expand their audience footprint. The telecom company gave the assurance during the 6th edition of its Media Capacity Building Workshop with the theme “leveraging video content to reach new audiences”.

Meta hosts creators to exclusive dinner in Lagos, Nigeria

Meta hosted creators in Lagos at an exclusive dinner aimed at celebrating their impact and creativity, as well as introducing them to the various technologies that are paving the road to the metaverse. Held at GAIA Africa club, this included a mix of content creators and technical creators who represent a variety of interests from Music, Comedy and Augmented Reality Specialists.