With StateCraft and YNaija, #TeamRED goes Presidential!
In May, #TeamRED dazzled brightly, as preparations for President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration got underway. From YNaija.com’s live tweets and periscope prior to and during PMB’s inauguration, to the tour of Aso Villa, the hosting of various visiting Head of States and dignitaries and the much talked about New Nigeria Concert held in Abuja on May 30th, StateCraft was on ground make every moment happen.
The President also met with #TeamRED’s finest, Adebola Williams, Tolu Orekoya, Isi Esene of YNaija.com, Mfon Ekpo and Bukonla Adebakin of The Future Project at his meeting with Young Nigerian leaders.
Activities on social media stepped up a notch, as @GMBOffice twitter account upgraded to @NGRPresident and got verified instantly! @AsoRock twitter account was also launched to interact more with Nigerians regarding the Administration of the Nation. You can keep up with the Presidency by following these handles on Twitter
Malta Guinness shows gratitude to consumers by sharing ‘more goodness’
Malta Guinness is rewarding consumers nationwide this season with awesome prizes in her latest promotion tagged “more goodness”.
Consumers will be rewarded everyday until the end of June and there is a grand prize of 2 Million Naira. There is also something for everyone in prizes of 20 million Naira worth of airtime, 100,000 Naira for 10 people daily and 5,000 Naira for 10 people daily.
To participate in the promo, check under your Malta Guinness crown, text the code found and your location to 1759. E.g. A67459RCLagos to1759.
Toyin Poju-Oyemade, Nosa Oyegun, others join leadership at Red Media Africa
As part RED’s expansion, we are pleased to announce Toyin Poju-Oyemade as Senior Manager, Y!Productions and Nosa Oyegun as Online Content Lead into its leadership team. They lead a series of new hires and acquisition as the group celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. In other news, Isime Esene has now joined the management board.
Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield Polo: Access Bank donates N10m to UNICEF
The prestigious Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield international polo tournament came to a flourishing climax over the weekend with the presentation of the N10 million donations by the sole sponsors, Access Bank Plc to UNICEF.
The donation was presented at the Fifth Chukker Polo & Country Club in Kaduna on Sunday by the Executive Director, Personal Banking, Access Bank, Victor Etuokwu to support of UNICEF campaign against HIV/AIDS pandemic among Nigerian children. Etuokwu who led other top officials of Access Bank to the grand finale, expressed delight that the Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield is achieving its main objective of reaching out to the less privileged children in the society. He said that the Bank had maintained its yearly donation of N10m in supporting UNICEF towards its projects for orphans and vulnerable children.
Adebola Williams cracks the Y-Code at #DECDigital2015
Red Media Co-founder Adebola Williams alongside other notable entertainment industry stakeholders, gave insight into ‘Cracking the Y-Code’ at the BusinessDay Entertainment Business Conference, held in May, 2015.
The Financial Literacy Series courtesy of The Bankers’ Committee continues with tips on how to make investment decisions
Access Bank took their turn in May at the helm of the Bankers Committee Financial Literacy public enlightenment program, The committee comprises all the commercial banks in Nigeria including the Central Bank of Nigeria. This month’s series looked into how to make investment decisions.
EbonyLife TV shows support for Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2015
Africa Fashion Week, the leading platform for showcasing emerging and exciting fashion talent in the country, in May, announced Ebony Live TV as its Media Partner for the 2015 edition of the Fashion Week in Nigeria. The annual African Fashion Week Nigeria provides aspiring Nigerian designers with an opportunity to showcase their works to the continent and the rest of the world.
AFWN 2015 took place on the 23rd and 24th of May 2015 at the Eko Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.
#TeamRED CEO, Chude Jideonwo could not help but get all emotional on Inauguration Friday #May29
“This morning, my team member, Oluwatobi Soyombo and I sat in the office, and discharged our final responsibility to the Buhari Campaign Organisation – we changed the bio of the Muhammadu Buhari account across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and everywhere else to ‘President of Nigeria’.”
The Future Project, Aiki Nigeria and Microsoft partner on Basic ICT Training
The Future project held the Basic ICT Training which was geared to train youths with basic digital and communication skills, and also provide them with online learning opportunities, in order to prepare them for the job market.
Shaydee features in new gospel single titled ‘My Way’
The Empire expanded just a little further as Shaydee featured in a new gospel single titled “My Way” by Jimmy Odukoya (popularly known as Pastor J.) and released under the Firehouse Records label. Shaydee’s smooth vocals were a perfect foil for Pastor J’s witty rap-with-a-message, making ‘My Way’ an Afro beat rap fusion that should get anyone moving.
Finally! Vector releases King Kong remix
The much anticipated Vector‘s ‘King Kong’ (remix) is finally out. The hit track features heavyweights: Phyno, Reminisce, Classiq and Uzi all of whom were doing their part to deliver an unbelievably good remix to a soon-to-be hip hop classic.
Vector da Viper makes fans swoon with knockout freestyle at Industry Night
Nigerian rapper and song writer Vector Tha Viper held court at Industry Night that took place at Spice Route, Victoria Island in April. He absolutely slayed the crowd with a freestyle that captivated and stunned.
Much respect for Jimmy Jatt, latest NEIHIS Goodwill Ambassador
In May, DJ Jimmy Jatt joined numerous well-meaning Nigerian Entertainers in enrolling for the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme, and also volunteers as goodwill Ambassador for the initiative.
House of Tara CEO celebrates 14th wedding anniversary in Uganda
Beauty entrepreneur Tara Fela Durotoye jetted off to Uganda for a romantic getaway to celebrate her 14th wedding anniversary with husband, Fela Durotoye.
Tara Fela-Durotoye tells it all about Female empowerment and impact at the Daughters of Destiny international conference
Tara was also creating change as a key speaker at the Daughters of Destiny (DOD) International two-day, power-packed conference. Women were educated on the positive impact of empowerment beyond just their localities.
Let’s spell #TGIM!
It was all fun and joy as #TeamRED put knowledge to the test at the May #TGIM. Groups of team members were pitched against each other in a spelling bee contest to win pizza. The event was anchored by Dayo Buttons.
RED CEO, Chude Jideonwo tasks Citibank’s staff on inclusive leadership
Citibank Nigeria hosted her 8th Annual Diversity Week, an initiative that is celebrated by Citi across all its global operations, on May 19, 2015. In concordance with the theme, “Inclusive Leadership”, Chude graced the panel on the Men’s Forum where he and other young role models exemplified inclusion through their experiences, reputation and most importantly, their business results.
RED CEO, Chude Jideonwo gives direction on “The Office of The Citizen” at RCCG’s Jubilee Christian Centre
Coinciding with the Inauguration of the new government, Jubilee Christian Centre of the Redeemed Christian Church of God held a symposium focused on expectations from the New Nigeria and the responsibility of all Nigerians with respect to the well being of the Nation.
The event held on 31st May, with Chude as a special guest, delivering an insightful speech on its theme, “The Office of the Citizen” which also resonated around Chude’s Bestseller “Are We The Turning Point Generation?”
The Future Project and Microsoft hold Aiki Employability Symposium in Abuja; Tobi Soyombo trail-blazes with introduction of digital tools and tech platforms
Aiki Nigeria presented its Employability Symposium, Abuja targeted at young individuals who need the prerequisite skills to place them in jobs and also keep them in the job.
The one-day session tagged,“Successfully navigating the job market using Technology”, was geared to train youths with basic digital and communication skills, and also provide them with online learning opportunities, in order to prepare them for the job market.
RED’s Technology Lead, Tobi Soyombo gave fantastic insight into how job seekers could leverage on digital media and the use of tech platforms to land their dream job as well as the importance of constantly upgrading their upgrade their skill set in different sectors to ensure they don’t lose relevance in the workplace.