Nigeria’s Biggest Entertainers To Attend NECLive 7

The countdown has begun for the 7th Edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference which will take place on April 24 at the Landmark Event Centre in Oniru, Lagos State. #NECLIVE is Africa’s largest creative and entertainment industry gathering where major stakeholders in the sector come to rub minds and have conversations that shape the industry.

For the past six years, Musicians, Actors, Comedians, Producers, Fashion gurus and stakeholders in the creative industry ecosystem have used NECLive as a viable channel to express their thoughts and share views on how to make the industry more conducive for economic growth. At #NECLive 7, many of Nigeria’s biggest entertainers and celebrities will be making a return while some more will be making their debut appearance at the conference.

NECLive has hosted over 100 celebrity guest stars and speakers and has attracted over 20,000 live participants since its inception. Over 5000 participants are expected to attend the conference this year with millions expected to join the conversations online from different parts of the world.

This year, the theme of the conference is Mobile, Data, Consumers and The Future Of Entertainment. Nigerian singer and songwriter Adekunle Gold will feature as a guest speaker while DJ Cuppy will be …read more

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CSR: Renmoney Staff Donate Blood in Partnership with LifeBank

Employees at Renmoney, one of Nigeria’s leading fintech companies, in partnership with Lifebank, recently donated over 65 pints of much needed blood that will be used to treat patients in life-threatening situations.

Elizabeth Okonji, Chief People Officer at Renmoney, said the organisers were overwhelmed by the number of staff who wanted to support the initiative. She said “a lot of our people, or their loved ones, have been in serious health situations that required blood transfusions so they were really happy to extend that help to other people across the country”.

Renmoney CEO, Oluwatobi Boshoro, said “our core business is in driving financial inclusion and supporting the needs of individuals and small business owners but we’re always extremely grateful for opportunities, like the partnership with LifeBank, to impact people’s lives, beyond our core mission.”

Just one pint of blood can save up to three lives, so the donations from more than 65 Renmoney employees can impact the lives of over 200 Nigerians.

Ifeoluwa Olokode, Partnership and Growth Lead at LifeBank, expressed gratitude at the enthusiasm and empathy she experienced from the Renmoney team. She said: “We were pleasantly surprised at the level of involvement from Renmoney. This is the highest turn out we’ve ever …read more

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Renmoney’s Hackathon Ends With Team Ren Excalibur Victorious

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Renmoney, one of Nigeria’s leading fintech companies, just concluded a hackathon to improve customer experience. The hackathon titled – short for Renmoney Innovates – began on Friday, April 12, and ended with demos and final pitches on Sunday, April 14. Six teams led by experienced mentors were tasked with leveraging business intelligence, data science and information technology to improve the customer experience across all touch points.

Mr. Sam Okojie, the Managing Director of Payment Systems at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) opened the event and encouraged participants to think innovatively to create world class solutions.

L-R: Apekhade Idogho – Chief Marketing Officer, Renmoney; Daniel Watts – Chief Credit Officer, Renmoney, Elizabeth Okonji – Chief People Officer, Renmoney; Oluwatobi Boshoro – Chief Executive Officer, Renmoney; Sam Okojie – Managing Director Payment Systems, CBN; Damilola Jegede – Chief Executive Officer, Swipe; Itohan Iyalla – Head of Products, Renmoney; Iyayi Oludapo – Head of Sales, Renmoney; Dumebi Okwechime – Chief Decision Scientist, Renmoney.

After 48 hours of ideating and building solutions, team Ren Excalibur, who came up with fantastic solutions to improve the Fixed Deposit customer experience, were declared winners of 2019. Members of team Ren Excalibur included Femi Ogunyiola, Olawale Dosunmu, Folashade …read more

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Livespot 360 To Produce ID Africa’s NECLive 7

ID Africa, organizers of #NECLIVE 7 is thrilled to announce that prominent Nigerian creative events and production agency, Livespot 360 is one of its major partners for the forthcoming seventh edition which comes up on the 24th of April, in Lagos.

Since 2013, Livespot has produced some of the most remarkable events in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Notable among their past projects include Darey Art Alade’s ‘Love Like a Movie’ concert series which had some of the world’s top celebrities – Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland, and Ciara attending successive editions. Others are The Falz Experience’ concert produced for the Nigerian hip hop star, Falz The Bahd Guy in 2017, the 2018 HEADIES Award and the inaugural edition of Born In Africa Festival (BAFEST) which held in December 2018.

Led by the renowned maverick, Deola Art Alade, Livespot 360 is reputable for executing industry redefining projects and out of the world concepts. They will be responsible for managing the production execution of NECLive 7, Africa’s largest creative and entertainment industry conference.

The organisers of #NECLIVE 7, have said that this year’s edition themed ‘Mobile, Data, Consumers and The Future Of Entertainment‘, will be a memorable experience with the line up of world-class partners involved.

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New study identifies Nigeria as leading seed hub in Western and Central Africa; Nigeria’s Value Seeds tops ranking

  • Nigeria’s Value Seeds tops Access to Seeds Index for Western and Central Africa

  • Growing number of local companies is positive, but too few currently do plant breeding

  • Open-pollinated varieties dominate field crops, except for maize where hybrid varieties lead

Nigeria-based Value Seeds tops the rankings in new research on seed companies operating in Western and Central Africa. However, the overall picture is one of international and African seed companies falling short in delivering quality seed and new varieties to smallholder farmers. This limits the potential to address food security, nutrition and climate resilience, according to a new study by the Amsterdam-based Access to Seeds Foundation.

While there is a growing number of seed companies active in the region, both homegrown and international, less than half of the 23 companies researched conduct plant breeding in Western and Central Africa. This limits the release of new varieties adapted to the region, and explains the high number of varieties that are older than five years offered in company portfolios.

The Access to Seeds Index 2019 – Western and Central Africa ranks Value Seeds number one. Like most of the other companies from the region, it operates exclusively in its home country of Nigeria. It stands out for its …read more

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Taxify was positioned to fail, say transport, advertising experts

Taxify rebrands, diversifies Following the name change and remodeling of Taxify to Bolt and addition of other elements to brand,

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mediaReach OMD duo win Young Lions Media competition at Pitcher Awards

Babalola, Oladimeji pick Young Pitcher Integrated competition and qualify for Dubai Lynx In a competition among multiple Media Agencies

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Uduak, Jemine evicted as Hymnodia Grand Finale Looms

Olumide and Kenneth sustain stride to clinch prize Two more hymntestants have been hymnvicted (eliminated) in Stanza 11 of the

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Heritage Bank celebrates Adeniyi, former GM/CCO

It was rain of accolades for the outgoing General Manager and Chief Compliance Officer of Heritage Bank Plc, Mr. Adewumi

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TGI Distri storms seasoning market with the launch of Terra Seasoning Cubes

TGI Distri Limited has launched and announced the availability of Terra Seasoning Cubes in all markets across Nigeria. Terra Cubes

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