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Oba Sikiru Adetona Lauds Globacom At Ojude Oba Festival 2022

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Awujale Lauds Glo At Ojude Oba Festival 2022

By Moninuola Sulaiman

The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona has lauded Globacom Limited for the company’s consistent support for the Ojude Oba Festival since 2006, describing the company’s sponsorship as adding immense value to the age-old annual cultural event.

The octogenarian monarch who poured encomiums on Globacom and its Chairman, Dr. Adenuga, Jr., in an address by the Chairman, Ojude Oba Planning Committee, Dr. Fassy Adetokunbo, published in the festival brochure for 2022 described Dr. Adenuga as an icon who takes pride in the value systems and cultures of Nigerians. Oba Adetona prayed for continued sound health and greater prosperity for Dr. Adenuga in his business and life endeavors.

Awujale Lauds Glo At Ojude Oba Festival 2022
Awujale Lauds Glo At Ojude Oba Festival 2022

Dr. Adenuga, in his goodwill message to the festival, said Globacom’s continued collaboration with the Ojude Oba Festival Committee is rooted in his company’s passionate commitment to being at the forefront of major initiatives aimed at celebrating the best of Nigeria’s cultures and traditions with a view to conserving them for posterity. 

He noted that cultures are means of introducing belief systems, traditions, and a people’s worldview to the outside world saying, “The need to provide strong platforms for our diverse people across the country to fully express their cultures and traditions have become all the more expedient, especially with the advent of globalization which has reduced the entire world to a village. Our cultures, therefore, are the content of our being and history which should be preserved for posterity”. 

In the Regberegbe competition which was one of the key features of Globacom’s sponsorship of the festival, the Egbe Obayori Okunrin Asiwaju came top as the best-dressed age grade and won N500,000 while Egbe Tobalase Okunrin and Egbe Bobamayegun won N300, 000 and N200, 000 respectively as first and second runners-up in the male category while Egbe Bobamayegun Obinrin Asiwaju came first with Egbe Arobayo Obinrin and Egbe Tobalase Obinrin emerging as runners up winning the same prizes.

Awujale Lauds Glo At Ojude Oba Festival 2022
Awujale Lauds Glo At Ojude Oba Festival 2022

In the Balogun contest, Balogun Kuku was adjudged the best in skills and dexterity on their horses while Balogun Odunuga and Balogun Gamugasa came second and third winning N500,000, N300,000, and N200,000 respectively.

Five lucky subscribers went home with tricycles, 10 won television sets and ten were presented with grinding machines.

At the Ojude Oba Beauty Pageant, 19-year-old Oluwafunmilade Osotekun, a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta was adjudged Miss Ojude Oba 2022. She went home with N150,000  cash prize and branded materials. At the same time, Christiana Adenike Ogunwusi, 23, a student of the Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese Ijebu came second to win N100,000 as a 23-year-old beautician, Ogunsanwo Nafisat Abisola came third winning N50,000.

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BON Awards Huge Brand Exposure Platform– Organisers

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FRCN, NTA, DAAR, ASO Radio/TV Endorse The Nigerian Broadcasting Awards

By Moninuola Sulaiman

Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), the organisers of The Nigerian Broadcasting Awards (TNBA), have stated that the awards process and ceremony will be a huge brand exposure platform.

Speaking on Channels TV’s Sunrise Show on Saturday, TNBA Lead Consultant and CEO, Strategic Outcomes Limited, Jenkins Alumona, said TNBA will provide sponsors with optimal exposure and credible affiliation.

According to him, the awards night will be a spectacle of entertainment and celebration of broadcasting excellence, which will be broadcast live on over 300 BON member stations.

“It’s a huge opportunity for people who want to drive brand awareness to be part of it. BON will put up an event that meets the quality expected from Nigerian broadcasting. We are planning a show like the Oscars. You will be seeing superstars and high-quality professionals being rewarded.

“What sponsors get are eyeballs. All BON members are part of the publicity, as such, the event will be live on all BON member stations. On that day, if you are watching television, there’s an 80 percent chance you will be watching the TNBAs. The opportunity for brands is enormous It’s like paying for one and getting 300 free.

“When you celebrate professionals, you promote professionalism and drive them to do better, and that impacts our national development. As a brand, you want to associate with such quality events that contribute to our national development,” he said.

Explaining the criteria for entry, the Chairman of the Awards Steering Committee, Mr. Guy Murray-Bruce, stressed that TNBAs are only open to regulated broadcast platforms.

“TNBA is looking at the spectrum of all broadcasters in the country, radio and TV stations, private, state, and federal stations.

“We have about 13 categories of awards to be given out. The most important thing for entry is that they must abide by the ethics of broadcasting in the country. If you don’t have the ethics of broadcasting, you cannot be part of the awards,” he said.

He further explained that organisations could put in entries in all categories, adding that there will be special recognition awards for notable contributions to the development of broadcasting in Nigeria.

Entries for TNBAs will open this August, while the awards night will hold in November.

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CSR: Nigerian Breweries Flags Off 2022 Women, Youth Empowerment Programme

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we look forward to the dividends that this initiative will bring to the various areas where the beneficiaries live

…we look forward to the dividends that this initiative will bring to the various areas where the beneficiaries live

Olushola Okunlade Writes

In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility, Nigerian Breweries Plc is delighted to announce the flag-off of the 2022 edition of its Women and Youth Empowerment program.

Starting Monday, August 1, 2022, a total of 412 beneficiaries, including women and youth from 6 locations – Abuja, Kaduna, Lagos, Abia, Enugu, and Ogun states, will benefit from an intensive three-month skills acquisition training, which ends on October 30, 2022.

Speaking on the launch, the Corporate Affairs Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mrs. Sade Morgan noted that through this program, the company empowers youth and women in the host communities, leading to decent work and economic growth per the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)8.

According to her – “As we flag off the 2022 edition of our Youth and Women Empowerment Programme, we look forward to the dividends that this initiative will bring to the various areas where the beneficiaries live. Based on the success of the previous editions of the program, we cannot wait to share the great stories that will inevitably be told about how a new wave of young men and women were able to create economic value for their communities and society at large.”

Beneficiaries will be trained in 20 skill areas: Confectionery (Baking), Fishery, Beads Making, Wig Making, Cosmetology, Hairdressing, Solar Panel Installation, Mobile Phone repairs, Barbing, Fashion Design, Marketing, and Block Molding among others.

The beneficiaries would also receive start-up tools to support their entrepreneurial journey to financial independence upon completion of the 3-month intensive skill acquisition training.

Now in its fourth edition, the NB Women and Youth Empowerment Programme which began as a pilot scheme with 105 beneficiaries in 2019 have now empowered a total of 872 women and youth drawn from 6 states(Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Enugu, Kaduna, and Abia) and the FCT.

Know More About Nigerian Breweries PLC: A member of the HEINEKEN Group, Nigerian Breweries Plc is Nigeria’s pioneer and largest brewing company. Incorporated in 1946 as “Nigerian Brewery Limited”, the company made history in June 1949 when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled out of its Lagos brewery bottling line. Today, it has a rich portfolio of 19 high-quality brands (Heineken, Desperados, Maltina, Life, Amstel Malta, Gulder, Fayrouz, and Legend) produced from nine breweries and two malting plants distributed nationwide.

Nigerian Breweries Plc is also the recipient of several awards and recognition in other areas of its operations, including product quality, marketing excellence, productivity and innovation, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability.

To learn more, visit the Nigerian Breweries website: nbplc.com

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MAGGI ‘O Setigo’ Season 2 Returns With 2-Million-Naira Grand Price

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MAGGI ‘O Setigo’ Season 2 Returns With 2-Million-Naira Grand Price

…Real Meal-Master cooking competition organized by MAGGI Nestle Nigeria

Olushola Okunlade Writes

O Setigo – MAGGI’s cooking competition – returns with 12 contestants competing for the 2 Million-Naira grand prize this season.

Other prizes include 1- Million Naira for the first runner-up, 500,000 Naira for the second runner-up, and other cash and consolation prizes.

The exciting journey will kick off as the show premiers on the 6th of August 2022. The 11 episodes of the show will air for 6 weeks on major TV stations, both terrestrial and cable.

This season, two contestants were selected from each of the different auditions in Enugu, Akwa, Umuahia, Owerri, Asaba, and Port-Harcourt. Their meals will be judged by top celebrities; Noble Igwe, Alex Unusual, and Uriel Oputa. Uzor Osimpka will anchor the show bringing her talent and deftness to create a lot of excitement for viewers.

The show is a Meal-Master cooking competition organized by MAGGI Nigeria to further appreciate the Southern food culture. MAGGI Nigeria’s vision is to enhance creativity with local cuisine as the diversity of tasty traditional meals is one of the exciting parts of their culture largely embraced by Nigerians.

The cooking show aims to encourage young Nigerians to explore exciting ways of cooking and enjoying the food they love, presenting the best of Southern dishes. The contestants will showcase their culinary prowess, entertain, and educate viewers at home on techniques they can use to cook mouth-watering delicacies.

Season 2, in addition to the display of culinary expertise, will be thrilling and exciting. This season will be filled with suspense and creativity, as MAGGI has planned to take culinary expertise to another level. The show will showcase the use of fresh ingredients to ensure healthy nutrition and provide consumers with tips for maintaining healthy lifestyles.

MAGGI ‘O Setigo’ Season 2 Returns With 2-Million-Naira Grand Price
Left-Right: Alex Unusual (Judge), Uzor Osimpka (Anchor) Noble Igwe (Judge), and Uriel Oputa (Judge)

Don’t miss out on any episode this Season, catch all the action from the auditions to the grand finale on these stations:
• Trace Naija- Sat (7:00 -7:30 pm) & Sun (6:00 – 6:30 pm)
• African Magic Igbo- Sat & Sun (7:00 -7:30 pm)
• ROK 2- Sat & Sun (6:00 – 6:30 pm)
• Isibido- Sat & Sun (7:30 -8:00 pm)
• Orient TV- Sat (8:00 – 8:30 pm) & Sun (7:00 – 7:30pm)
• ABS Akwa- Sun (8:00 -8:30 pm)
• DBS Asaba- Sat (7:00 -7:30 pm) & Sun (7:00 -7:30 pm)
• MAGGI Nigeria on YouTube.

Know More About Nestlé Nigeria: Nestlé Nigeria is one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa. For over 59 years, the nutrition company has been delighting consumers around Nigeria by consistently delivering high-quality nutritious food.

With a staff strength of over 2,200 direct employees, 3 manufacturing sites, 7 branch offices, and a head office located in Lagos, the company produces and markets several iconic brands including NESTLÉ PURELIFE, GOLDEN MORN, MILO, MAGGI, and NESCAFÉ.

Nestlé’s purpose is to unlock the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone today and for generations to come.

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