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Cannes Lions announces a new Home of Creativity: LIONS

Cannes Lions has announced the creation of its new masterband, LIONS. Building on 67 years of championing creative excellence, LIONS aims to drive progress through creativity and support the global community on their creative journeys, day in, day out. Speaking at the October edition of LIONS Live, which is taking place this week, Simon Cook, […]

MTN claims Africa’s most valuable brand

Telecoms giant, MTN has claimed the spot in the Brand Finance overall ranking of Africa’s top 150 most valuable and strongest brands. MTN was crowned as the continent’s most valuable brand, despite recording a 1% brand value loss to US$3.3bn. MTN is leading the way for South African dominance in the ranking. According to a […]

Top 150 African brands to lose $60bn due to pandemic, says report

Following the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks on the global economy, Africa’s top 150 most valuable brands could lose up to 12% of brand value cumulatively, a drop of US$60bn compared to the original valuation date of 1 January 2020, according to the current Brand Finance Africa 150 2020 report. MTN is […]

Why Airtel Touching Lives won Marketing Edge Innovative CSR Leadership Award

It was glitz, glamour and elegance at the MARKETING EDGE Awards Night as distinguished Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) and media practitioners recently converged at D’Podium International Event Centre on the highbrow Aromire Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos. As expected, the MARKETING EDGE night of excellence saw brands, corporates and personalities in the IMC industry cart away awards […]

Rivers’ special school gets Shell’s science lab donation

For the first time since its establishment 35 years ago, the Special School for Handicapped Children in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has now got its science laboratory, build and equipped by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and its joint venture partners. “The school had been without a science laboratory for the […]

How Eat’N’Go won Marketing Edge Outstanding QSR Brand 2020

That Eat ‘N’Go emerged as the winner of the flagship award for the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) category at the 2020 Marketing Edge Awards is no longer news. The leading QSR brand and franchisee behind Domino’s Pizza Nigeria became the cynosure of all eyes as it won the Most Outstanding QSR brand of the year […]

FirstBank CEO honoured with membership of Bretton Woods Committee

Following his invitation and acceptance, the Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, has been appointed into the Bretton Woods Committee (BWC) as a member. Specifically, Dr. Adeduntan’s appointment is in recognition of his outstanding leadership traits and the impact of FirstBank in driving financial inclusion in Nigeria and, by […]

Stripe acquires Nigerian Paystack for over $200 million

 Stripe, an American financial services and software company headquartered in California, United States, is acquiring Paystack, an online payment gateway that makes it easy for merchants to accept credit and debit card payments online from users or customers. Paystack, a startup out of Lagos, currently has about 60,000 customers, including small businesses, larger corporates, fintech, […]

P&G donates over 1.5 million diapers to promote maternal & child health in Nigeria

Procter & Gamble has signed a partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and state governments to reduce infant mortality and increase immunization rate through its Pampers Rigakafi II program. During the official handover to the Minister of State for Health held in Abuja, Senator Olorunimbe  Mamora announced that P&G has provided over 1.5 million […]

Intercontinental Distillers to sponsor Felabration 2020

Intercontinental Distillers Limited (IDL) has announced that it would be sponsoring this year’s Felabration through one of its leading brands, Chelsea London Dry Gin. The annual week-long festivity is organised to commemorate the life of the Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Unveiling plans for this year’s festivity, founder and Executive Producer of Felabration, Yeni Kuti, revealed […]