Friday, 20 October 2017

Glo winds down Mega Music Tour at Ikorodu this Saturday

 The Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour packaged by national telecommunications company, Globacom, will land in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Saturday for the 27th edition of the block buster show. It is scheduled for Ikorodu Musical Village at 4.00 p.m.
Awka, the capital of Anambra State, hosted the inaugural edition of the show on April 15, 2017. Since then, the show hasbeen held in 26 different cities across the country including Suleja, Makurdi, Lokoja, Ayingba, Port Harcourt and Ibadan (twice). Others are Akure, Abeokuta and Ijebu Ode. Others are Aba, Calabar, Asaba, Benin, Victoria Island, Ajah, Ikeja, Benin, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Ekpoma, Enugu, Kubwa and Abuja.
Globacom in a press statement on Thursday in Lagos said that the Ikorodu event would parade the nation’s top musicians including legendary singer, Tuface Idibia, Woju crooner, Kiss Daniel, highlife maestro, Flavour, and  the Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa, Timaya,. Others are Marvin records queen, Di'Ja, and Axterix, the hip-hop sensation.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Trans Amadi agog as Glo’s Music concert lands PH again

 Not less than seven music maestros entered Port Hacourt of Saturday as Globacom’s Mega Music Nationwide Tour landed in the city for the second time in six months. This time around the show held at the posh Hub Event Centre, in Trans Amadi.
The show, packaged and funded by Grandmasters of Data and  telecoms company, Globacom, featured Katch, Di’ja, Omawumi, Kiss Daniel, Yemi Alade, Phyno and Tuface Idibia. Meanwhile top female disc jockey, DJ Nana, was a sensation on the console as she spun one heavy hit after another, producing the dancehall effect all through the evening of fun.
Nollywood citizens, Uche Jombo, Juliet Ibrahim, Mama Gee, Kanayo O. Kanayo KOK and RMD were also at the show to add colour and interact with guests.
Uche Ikachukwu, a.k.a. Katch split the night open with an energetic performance that pulsated through the hall into the atmosphere and ripped apart  the usual serenity of the Trans Amadi layout.  
He was followed by the Marvin Records wonder, Hadiza Blell, a.k.a Di'Ja.  Dí’Ja’s was simply  extra terrestrial and left the audience spellbound laying the ground for Glo brand ambassador, Omawumi, who sent an already excited audience gyrating, jumping and twerking to a segue of hits from the Amazon of Nigerian beats.  

Cross River State Government adopts Paradise Music Festival & Awards 2017

…Award Ceremony gets new date … Governor Ben Ayade, others expected

The Government of Cross River State has officially adopted Paradise Music Festival & Awards as part of the event activities in their annual month-long Christmas celebrations calendar.

This was confirmed in a statement made by the event progenitor and convener, Effiom Trombone, backed by letters signed and sealed from the State’s Ministry of Culture & Tourism and the Governor’s Office, endorsing the project. Themed ‘Akwa-Cross Edition’, this year’s edition is a beyond border initiative to use music as an amplifier to broadcast cultural diplomacy, strengthen cordiality, promote unity and re-position the music industry in the two sister states, Akwa Ibom and Cross River state.

Effiom Trombone
The award ceremony, which was initially scheduled for October had to be rescheduled for December 1st to 3rd on adoption by the state government. In separate letters, Nollywood star actor and Commissioner for Culture & Tourism in the state, Eric Anderson and the Special Advicer, Governor’s Office, Kenneth Aklah both commended the private sector driven efforts of Effiom Trombone and his South Central Communications team for hosting 3 editions of the annual event, hence the need for the state government to throw their weight behind it and make it one of the events which will not only attract investors and visitors to the state, but also to encourage the redirection of youthful energy positively.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Lagos Cooperatives benefit from Glo’s special voice and data package

L-R: Ebun Faleye, Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Cooperative Federation (LASCOFED); Mansur Opakunle, Ag. Head, Public Sector Dept of Globacom; Tina Abdulateef of Globacom’s Public Sector Dept; Oriyomi Areola, President of  LASCOFED and Tokunbo Afolabi, Principal Manager, Bank of Agriculture, during the launch last week of LASCOFED Connect  an enhanced Closed User Group package put together by Globacom for Lagos State Cooperatives.

Cooperative societies in Lagos under the aegis of the Lagos State Cooperative Federation (LASCOFED) are to benefit from a special voice and data package designed by leading telecommunications firm, Globacom.

Under the partnership arrangement known as Lascofed Connect,  a first batch of 5000 public and private sector workers, including those from the Small and Medium Scale Enterprise(SME) sector, will be connected to the communication facilities.
Globacom said that, with the special Closed User Group (CUG) scheme, LASCOFED members will be able to communicate with one another and with members of their families effortlessly and at zero cost free of charge through voice calls, SMSbundled data and bundled voice minutes for calls outside the group. They will also be able to enjoy the rich bouquet of  value added services available on the network, the company added.

Globacom’s Acting Head of Public Sector Department, Mr. Mansur Opakunle, who presented the package to the cooperative society in Lagos, said that the scheme was designed to enhance the communication functions of LASCOFED. The package, he explained, comes with free SIMs to all identified LASCOFED members, free calls within the group, bundle calls to other Glo and non-Glo lines and SMS, free upon the payment of a low monthly service rental.

Comedy Central To Empower Nigerian Youths With Grab The Mic Talent Search

Chris Torline, Senior Marketing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa)
 The Nigerian comedy industry has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years, with its worth being pegged at several billions of Naira. According to financial analysts, the Nigerian comedy industry could be raking in over N2 billion into the nation’s economy annually.
In line with identifying and grooming comedic talents who will sustain the momentum, Comedy Central partnered with Maltina to organize its first ever activation in Nigeria. The event will feature regional auditions in Lagos, Jos and Port Harcourt, after which a champion will be selected at the grand finale in Lagos. The winner of the competition will receive a prize money of N1.5 Million as well as an opportunity to kick start their comedy career on the reputable Comedy Central platform.