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Philanthropists, Tony O. Elumelu, Bill Gates Discuss the Role of Global Philanthropy on business, politics and culture at Le Club de l’Economie Hosted by Le Monde in Paris

Speaking at the Le Club de l’Economie in Paris France on Monday, Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman of UBA Plc and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, made a call to the French business community, global stakeholders and influential Africans in the development world to embrace ‘structured philanthropy’ in support of rising entrepreneurs with great potential, as a means to achieving sustainable development in Africa.   He made this call …

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Cellulant Won in the Category of the “Best Payment and Transfer Company” at the 2016 African Fintech Awards

The agricultural sector and the financial sector are the two hot pitches in Africa of today. Merging the two sectors together with a pinch of technical flavour is what truly defines Cellulant, the company that has been elected as the BEST PAYMENTS AND TRANSFER COMPANY across Africa. This year, at the African Fintech awards which is endorsed by world’s leading technology …

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Deal Sealed: Sony Music Entertainment Africa & Tinny Entertainment Sign Exclusive Deal For Ycee

As part of Sony Music Entertainment’s expansion across Africa, the label has announced an exclusive deal with Ycee of Tinny Entertainment, in South Africa. The unprecedented deal will see the rapper’s first E.P,’ The First Wave’ released under the Sony umbrella. With this move, Ycee joins the likes of Nigerian superstar Davido, as part of the Sony Music family. Michael Ugwu, General …

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UBA Wins Big at Finacle Client Innovation Awards

United Bank for Africa has continued to receive accolades and global recognition for its  commitment to the use of cutting-edge technology to provide simple and convenient banking solutions and services to its customers. The pan African banking Group was adjudged winner in two categories at the recently concluded Finacle Client Innovation Awards 2016, organised in India by Infosys Limited; the corporation that provides …

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Lagos are you Ready! 3 Thrones Concert is Happening Today!

The Coronation is finally here! The day we all have waited for. Lagos is about to be lit and only a selected few will witness this epic night of nothing like you’ve ever seen. Three kings, three thrones, the best of music, drama, dance. 3thrones is much more than a concert. It is that long awaited movie Lagos has waited …

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Street Toolz Appoints New Chief Operating Officer for Lagos

Africa’s leading digital and interactive marketing agency, Street Toolz, has announced the appointment of Mr. Michael Ernest as its new Chief Operating Officer. The appointment, which takes immediate effect according to the agency, was announced in Lagos on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Michael Ernest, who joined the agency as an intern, years ago, rose through the ranks and, until his …

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Ecobank Takes A Step Closer To Reaching Its 100 Million Customer Ambition By Partnering With Mastercard To Roll-Out Masterpass Qr Across 33 Countries

Partnership will shift Africa to instant and secure digital payment solution Lagos, Nigeria – October 20, 2016 – The Ecobank Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mastercard to roll-out Masterpass QR, a mobile payment solution, across 33 African countries. This new agreement will give Ecobank the scale and capacity to achieve its 100 million customer ambition in …

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Samsung Investigate The Recently Reported Cases Involving the Galaxy Note7

In a press release by Samsung, the company has stated that, “We are working with relevant regulatory bodies to investigate the recently reported cases involving the Galaxy Note7. For the benefit of consumers’ safety, we stopped sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7 and have consequently decided to stop production.” Samsung remains committed to working diligently with appropriate regulatory authorities …

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Nigerian Breweries Launches Heineken Global Talent Campaign tagged ‘Go Places’ in Nigeria

Nigeria’s pioneer and largest brewer, Nigerian Breweries Plc., has kicked off the Heineken global talent campaign, Go Places in Nigeria. The official announcement event held today October 17, 2016 at the company’s Abebe Village, Iganmu headquarters in Lagos. Go Places takes the unique form of an interactive visual storytelling game, which guides participants on an adventure of choices, adopting elements …

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UBA and MEC, Inc., Launch Revolutionary Omni-Channel Payment System, EmailMoni

MEC, Inc.  announced today it has entered into agreements with pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa (“UBA”) Plc to provide a revolutionary email-based billing, payment and banking software system called “EmailMoni.” EmailMoni represents the world’s latest fin-tech for cloud banking and social payments, and is expected to transform the payments, invoicing/billing and remittances landscape in Africa. The service provides a convenient …

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