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DStv, Others Make List Of Most Admired Brands In Africa

L-R: Tosin Adefeko, Founder, Managing Partner – AT3 Resources presenting Most Admired Media Brand Nigeria Award to DStv, received by Martin Mabutho, Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria with Feyi Olubodun, Founder and Managing Partner: Open Squares during the ranking of Nigeria’s Best Brands hosted by Open Squares and MultiChoice Nigeria held on Thursday 18th of June, 2020 in Lagos

DStv has emerged one of the most admired brands in Africa. The MultiChoice-owned video entertainment brand joins a number of other globally revered brands on Brand Africa’s list of top 100 most admired brands in Africa. This was revealed in a virtual event co-hosted by Brand Africa, represented by the Founder and Chairman, Thebe Ikalafeng, Open Squares represented by its founder and managing partner, Feyi Olubodun and MultiChoice Nigeria represented by its Chief Customer Officer, Martin Mabutho on Thursday June 18, 2020.  

The list which has a 13 percent representation of indigenous African brands has DStv as one of its top five African brands; the others being MTN, Dangote, Anbessa and Glo. DStv moves up 9 places from its #45 ranking last year to #36 on this year’s top 100 list and 1 place from #4 to #3 on the most Admired African brands list.

In a survey to establish the most admired African brands in Nigeria, Dangote came tops followed by DStv at #2 and Telco giant MTN at #3, with fellow Nigerian brands Glo and Innoson Motors rounding off the Top 5. 

DStv, Africa’s leading Pay TV platform,  also tops the list of most admired African media brands in Nigeria. A listing that doesn’t come as a surprise considering that a few months ago, it had also emerged as the preferred Pay TV option for Nigerians following a festive season survey by Netng.

Speaking at the virtual event, Martin Mabutho, the Chief Customer Officer at MultiChoice Nigeria said, “It is our honour to be associated with Africa’s Best Brands and delighted to co-host this session in conjunction with Brand Africa and Open Squares. I believe that as Africans, we have what it takes to launch our brands to the next level and even compete favourably with global brands. It is what drives us at MultiChoice Nigeria to continuously create and enhance our platforms to showcase these excellent African brands. Congratulations to all winners. ”

Established 10 years ago, Brand Africa’s top 100 most admired brands in Africa list is a consumer-led survey which seeks to establish brand preferences across Africa. According to the publication, “the survey is conducted among a representative sample of respondents 18 years and older, in 27 countries which collectively represent 50% of the continent, covering all economic regions and accounting for an estimated 80% of the population and the GDP of Africa.”

The Brand Africa 100 global results are published in the June issue of the African Business magazine and is available online to subscribers on www.africanbusinessmagazine.com

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