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Sterling Bank Serves The Best of Business And Food At 2023 Fair

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Lagos, Nigeria, 20 December 2023: As part of its continued commitment to the growth and development of the Nigerian economy, Sterling Bank Limited has concluded arrangements to host a mega business fair during the yuletide. The event will showcase the best of Made by Nigerians (MBN) and Eat Drink Festival (EDF) on the 27th and 28th of December 2023 at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.

Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank, Abubakar Suleiman, emphasized the importance of supporting Nigerian brands and embracing the country’s rich and varied food culture, highlighted the essential role citizens play in this initiative and has invited the public to experience an unparalleled fusion of Nigerian trade and tastes.

Suleiman remarked that, “The bank is supporting the fair as part of its broader mission to promote Nigerian-owned brands. The objective is to empower these brands, facilitate business growth, and contribute to transforming the Nigerian economic landscape.”

Maurice Igugu, Chief Marketing Officer of Sterling Bank, shared his enthusiasm in a statement, revealing that this year’s edition will see the merging of MBN and EDF, and it promises to be a more extensive and impactful showcase of local businesses alongside a diverse food scene.

Last year, Sterling Bank blazed the trail when it hosted the first international fair to showcase the best Nigerian-made goods. During the two-day event, Nigerian businesses successfully connected with a global audience, fostering relationships and igniting growth across the entire supply chain in a vibrant and relaxed setting.

Notably, Sterling Bank has been a consistent sponsor of the Eat Drink Festival because of the festival’s alignment with the bank’s investment strategy in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to drive economic growth through the real sector.

The festival aims to curate a distinctive culinary experience featuring the city’s best food and drink brands. Guests will have the opportunity to indulge in a wide selection of offerings from top food vendors and promising Nigerian brands, in an exciting atmosphere with games and great music.

Sterling Bank has also gained acclaim for its support of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and has recently signed a memorandum to disburse up to N5 billion to small businesses in Nigeria at a single-digit interest rate.

Interested attendees of the fair can register to attend or exhibit by visiting sterling.ng/choplaif or mbn.ng/fair respectively.

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Glovo Hosts First Edition of ‘Courier Day’, Launches Glovo+

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● Partners with Money Africa & Opay to deliver financial literacy designed to equip couriers with tools needed to thrive in the digital economy.

● Launches Glovo+, a loyalty program offering different advantages to couriers such as fuel vouchers, grocery discounts, and more.

Lagos, Nigeria. 6th June, 2024 – Leading multi-category app, Glovo, successfully concluded a two-day event aimed at empowering couriers in Lagos Nigeria with essential financial literacy skills. Held in Lagos, in partnership with Money Africa and Opay, the initiative aligns with  an ongoing commitment to support the development of the couriers, helping them grow both professionally and personally.

Through comprehensive training sessions led by experts from Money Africa, and Opay, couriers learned about budgeting, saving, investment strategies, financial planning, and retirement planning. Additionally, they received guidance on achieving efficiency during their day-to-day activities as couriers. A key highlight of the event was the launch of Glovo +, a loyalty program which gives couriers the chance to unlock advantages such as fuel vouchers, grocery discounts, and insurance benefits.

General Manager of Glovo Nigeria, Lamide Akinola, highlighted the broader significance of the event, ” We are committed to creating value for all our stakeholders in Nigeria. Our goal is to build a thriving ecosystem where couriers, partners, and customers all benefit from our innovative and tech-driven services. With the launch of Glovo+, we are not only enhancing the professional lives of couriers, but also offering tangible rewards that improve their day-to-day living and acknowledge their dedication and excellence.”

“Courier Day is beyond a training session; it’s a celebration of the outstanding couriers. By partnering with organizations like Money Africa and Opay,, who are equipping the couriers with valuable skills that will empower them with the skills required to thrive. As a tech-driven company dedicated to leveraging innovation , we are excited to see how the couriers use this type of initiative”. remarked Chidera Akwuba, Head of Government & Public Relations, Glovo Sub-Saharan Africa.


Ijeoma Beatrice Nwachukwu, Business Development Manager, App and Cards at Opay, added, “By contributing to this initiative, we are helping couriers not only manage their finances but also understand how to navigate the broader financial landscape which is crucial for their personal and professional advancement.”

The event concluded with a friendly football match between the couriers at Onikan Stadium. Four teams, representing different regions of Lagos, competed in a 45-minute match, with the winning team earning a coveted trophy and prizes. This added an element of camaraderie and celebration.

The Courier Day initiative and Glovo+ is part of Glovo’s Couriers Pledge, a commitment launched in Nigeria in October 2023 to increase the social rights and benefits available to couriers. Since its inception, the Couriers Pledge has positively impacted nearly 300 couriers in Nigeria and over 4,000 couriers across the countries where Glovo operates. Another key initiative for couriers is G-Learning, a platform offering a range of free and voluntary online courses. Topics include leadership, management, well-being, productivity, business development, communication, personal skills, and digital skills. The platform harnesses technology to make resources easily accessible to its users.

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Pepsi® Unveils New Visual Identity with takeovers of iconic landmarks in Lagos and Abuja

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Pepsi® unleashes its new look with its first visual identity change in 14 years Lagos, Nigeria, Monday 3 June (TBD), 2024- Pepsi®, a global beverage leader, has officially unveiled its new logo and visual identity in Nigeria. This marks a significant step forward for the brand, signifying its commitment to innovation, creativity, and continued cultural relevance. To celebrate the launch, Pepsi® orchestrated a captivating digital spectacle, transforming two of Nigeria’s most recognizable landmarks– the National Theatre in Lagos and the Abuja City Gate. Utilizing stunning digital animation, the brand brought its new identity to life, showcasing its iconic bottle emerge from the top of the Lagos masterpiece, while the City Gate welcomed the arrival of the new label. “This brand refresh transcends not only a simple logo update but signifies the dawn of a new era for Pepsi®,” states Marius Vorster, Marketing Director– PepsiCo West, East, and Central Africa (WECA). “Through the transformation of iconic landmarks and the creation of captivating virtual experiences, we are reaffirming our commitment to innovation, creativity, and fostering deep cultural connections. Further speaking on the iconic development of the brand, Norden Thurston, the Chief Marketing Officer, Seven-Up Bottling Company, said, “The visual identity refresh is coming at a pivotal time from brand Pepsi®, as the new look strategically draws equity from Pepsi®’s past whilst incorporating modern elements to create a new look that is unapologetically contemporary and undeniably Pepsi®. This new look and color palette introduces electric blue and black to bring a contemporary edge to the classic Pepsi® color scheme, whilst the new signature Pepsi® pulse evokes the “ripple, pop and fizz” of Pepsi®-Cola– moving in time to the beat of the music, the roar of the crowd and the heartbeat of culture. The GM Marketing, Seven-Up Bottling Company, Segun Ogunleye, added “ The new logo aims at dialing up brand distinction, deepening influence and appeal whilst further driving connection with our Naija consumers leveraging iconic landmarks such as the National Theatre, Lagos and the Abuja City Gate. As our customers and consumers interact with the new look at different touchpoints nationwide, we assure them of the same quality and refreshing experience.”Pepsi® is a contemporary brand, rich in history, heritage, and is a classic example of a brand that has consistently reinvented itself for 125 years. This commitment to innovation and quality refreshment has always allowed Pepsi® to remain Naija’s number-one choice of cola and a constant refreshment present in people’s lives. The design also aesthetically captures Pepsi®’s deep-rooted connection to pop culture, reflecting its connection with music, lifestyle, and football. Key design elements include ● The Pepsi® globe and wordmark unite to fit into various settings and emphasize the distinctive Pepsi® branding. ● An updated colour palette introduces electric blue and black to bring contrast, vibrancy, and a contemporary edge to the classic Pepsi® color scheme. ● Anew visually distinct label, which heroes the iconic Pepsi® logo as an accessible brand for all. ● A modern, custom typeface reflects the brand’s confidence and unapologetic mindset. ● The signature Pepsi® pulse e\ brings the rhythm and energy of music, an essential and continuing part of the Pepsi® legacy. Pepsi® is produced in Nigeria by Seven-Up Bottling Company Ltd, a leading manufacturing business, alongside other global brands such as 7Up, Mirinda, Teem, Mountain dew, Rockstar Energy Drink, Lipton Ice Tea, H2oh and Aquafina Premium drinking water.

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A 101 for Fragrance Enthusiasts

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…Discover the Tulivu’s Fragrance rebirth

Introverts, more than others, understand the importance of making their homes into safe havens; they will go through extra lengths for an added touch of comfort.

This is particularly important as they spend an extended period of their lives soaking up the warmth of home—these are the people who are intentional about the softness of their feathered pillows, the silkiness of their bedding, and, more importantly, the warmth of their candles and fragrance of the air around them.

Now, with the rainy season gracing Nigeria, there’s a special allure in transforming personal spaces into warm, tranquil retreats. Picture the gentle sound of raindrops on the roof, the warm glow of candles, and the air filled with soothing fragrances like freshly brewed coffee or the exotic allure of amber. This is the essence of true warmth that the newly rebranded Tulivu Fragrance provides.

Recently relaunched after undergoing a complete metamorphosis—embracing a chic new logo, elegant packaging, and a stunning redesign; its transformation reflects the dedication to crafting high-quality, sustainable fragrances and creating a fragrance-filled, stylish, and tranquil environment. Extending beyond just aesthetics; the fragrance signifies a shift towards crafting spaces filled with warmth and intentionality.

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Creative lead the Lagos weekender, Sukanmi

Creative Director Levivstar Stitches, Vivian

Founder, Tulivu Fragrance Ngozi Enemelah (middle) and family

L-R: Operations Manager Grey, Ugochi; Head of Legal Grey, Ataisi; Head Of Global Marketing Grey, Iheakachi and a guest

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