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MTN Nigeria Rewards 23 Trade Partners



MTN Nigeria Rewards 23 Trade Partners, SiliconNigeria

MTN Nigeria has rewarded 23 awardees were recognised across various categories including customer acquisition partner of the year, data trade partner of the year, best sales and trade delivery manager of the year among others. 

The Fortune 100 category recognises teams who exceed sales targets in their territories. Five winners in silver and gold categories received a brand new seven-seater and fifteen-seater bus respectively.

The three-day event to celebrate its sales associates and partners across the country started with the Annual Sales Conference themed “Excellerate – the Future of Sales & Distribution” to equip the team for challenges of the new year.

The award ceremony to recognize staff and trade partners with exceptional performance in the past year held at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos was attended by customer acquisition partners and sales associates from across the country.

Golad Telecoms Limited emerged the National Winner in Fortune 100 category with special recognition from Tobechukwu Okigbo, Chief Corporate Services Officer, MTN Nigeria, who represented the Chief Executive Officer, Olutokun Toriola at the event.

Congratulating the recipients, Tobechukwu Okigbo thanked the ecosystem of MTN’s Sales and Distribution partners, noting that the company’s tremendous results can be attributed to their dedication and commitment while assuring them of a stronger relationship in the year 2022.

He added that, “It was exciting to observe that all the Fortune 100 winners were led by women. As an organisation passionate about creating equal opportunities, it’s my pleasure to recognise these women and look forward to greater rewards as we continue to surpass targets.”
Speaking on behalf of the Managing Director, Olalekan Idowu, General Manager, Golad Telecoms said, “Our partnership with MTN has been instrumental to the growth of our organisation and we remain committed to achieving the collective goals we have mapped out for the year. Golad Telecoms and MTN are good together.”

MTN Nigeria recently announced its transition from a telecommunication company to a full technology company. Full details of its refreshed brand identity was unveiled on February 27th with a new logo and simpler tagline. 

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MTNF Invests N1bn on Nigerian Musical Talent in 16 years – MTNF Chairman



MTNF Invests N1bn on Nigerian Musical Talent in 16 years - MTNF Chairman, SiliconNigeria

MTN Foundation has invested close to N1bn in the past 16 years in the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON). The Chairman, MTN Foundation, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi (OFR) mni revealed this during the 15th MTNF-MUSON Graduation Concert held at the MUSON Centre, Onikan on Monday, July 4, 2022.

Speaking at the graduation concert, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi (OFR) mni said, “MTN entered into a partnership with the Musical Society of Nigeria in 2006 and since then, we have not looked back. So far, we have expended nearly N1bn to make sure that the objectives of the MUSON centre are achieved.”

In partnership with MUSON, MTN Foundation provides scholarships to 30 eligible musically talented youth annually. The scholarship grant covers tuition, books and transportation and more over a two-year period. Upon graduation, each recipient is awarded an internationally recognised Diploma in Music by MUSON.

According to a report published by KPMG, it was revealed that the Nigerian music sector’s revenue grew from 26 million US dollars in 2014 to 34 million dollars in 2018. This figure is expected to grow to 44 million dollars by 2023. Speaking to the 2022 class, Prince Julius Adelusi Adeluyi (OFR) mni assured them that their future will be guaranteed if they continue to hone their musical skills and talents.

Recently, the MTN Foundation donated a modern music studio and musical equipment worth nearly 100m to the MUSON School of Music. The donation included a modern fully-equipped music studio; 30 laptops; one unit of Professional 4 and a half Octaves Marimba, custom series; 1 unit of Malltech 4.0 Octave Bob Becker Ragtime Xylophone; 1 unit of Viscount Unico 400 Organ – A 3 manual organ with 32 notes pedalboard, 56 Register Tabs plus 7 Orchestral Registers; 4 Units of Stentor “Conservatoire” Violin; 3 Units of Armstrong USA Trumpets and 3 units of Essex EUP-116 Upright Piano.

The MTN Foundation, through its Youth Empowerment initiative, continues to support young creative talents. Since 2006, the Foundation has fully funded and developed over 350 music scholars through scholarship awards for a two-year diploma at the MUSON School of Music.

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Tech Experience Centre Debuts Live Band Friday



Tech Experience Centre Debuts Live Band Friday, SiliconNigeria

The Tech Experience Centre, located within the imposing Yudala Heights on 13 Idowu Martins, Victoria Island, Lagos, will come alive on Friday, July 8 2022, as it entertains music lovers to the maiden edition of Live Band Friday.

The spectacular event, which will run from 7pm till dawn, is packaged to create an atmosphere for music lovers to network and have fun, while enjoying the latest and trendy songs performed live by a popular music group – D7 Music Band.

In addition to the music fare delivered by the dexterous band, attendees would be treated to games, food and drinks, with an after-party till dawn following the live band session. Hosted in Victoria Island, the heart of Nigeria’s commercial capital, Live Band Friday promises to be a fitting avenue for young people and the crème of the Lagos corporate circle to sit back, relax and unwind after their demanding work schedules.

Tickets for Live Band Friday have already gone on sale.

Regular ticket costs N10,000. VIP ticket costs N25,000 and a ‘Group of 5’ ticket costs N45,000. The Group of 5 ticket is a regular ticket for 5 people which comes at a discounted cost. This option helps them save N5,000 (N1,000 per head).

Tickets are available for purchase using this link:

Live Band Friday kicked off in March 2022 as an online content published monthly on YouTube – every last Friday of the month. However, based on popular demand, the initiative is now transitioning to a physical event, with the first physical edition set to take centre stage on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 13, Idowu Martins, VI, Lagos.

‘‘There is no gaining the fact that physical and emotional stress takes a heavy toll, especially in a fast-paced cosmopolitan city like Lagos,’’ disclosed Head, Tech Experience Centre, Chidalu Ekeh. ‘‘This is why we are rolling out the physical edition of Live Band Friday as a soothing balm for Nigerians to relax, network for potential business partners and have fun while enjoying the best of trendy music.

‘‘But that’s not all.

‘‘There will be games, food and drinks for attendees and for party lovers, you can also stay back for an after-party till dawn. It promises to be fun. Tickets are already on sale and we are witnessing huge excitement already for the debut of the physical edition. Through Live Band Friday, we are adding economic value to relaxation. It is more than entertainment,’’ she concluded.

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M-Net Movies celebrates Africa Day with AfroCinema Pop-Up Channel This Month On DStv



M-Net Movies celebrates Africa Day with AfroCinema Pop-Up Channel This Month On DStv, SiliconNigeria

With Africa Day coming up on 25 May, M-Net is proud to announce M-Net Movies AfroCinema Pop-Up, an exciting channel that will celebrate and showcase the best festival movies from across the African continent. The channel will run from today Friday 20 May to Sunday 29 May, and will be available on DStv Channel 198.

The AfroCinema Pop-Up channel will feature award-winning movies that have been sourced from Africa’s top film festivals and give cinema lovers a curated movie experience of films that range from the critically acclaimed to hidden gems, in what’s sure to be a delightful cinematic feast.

The top movies on the channel that film lovers can look forward to are; Salute (Namibia), Katutura (Namibia), In the Name of Love (Uganda), Stain (Uganda), Sixteen Rounds (Uganda), I Am Not a Witch (Zambia), Payback (Zambia), Maria Kristu: The Buumba Story (Zambia), Fatsani: A Tale of Survival (Malawi), Nairobi Half Life (Kenya), Subira (Kenya), Air Conditioner (Angola), Knuckle City (South Africa), This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (South Africa), Sons of the Sea (South Africa), Night of the Kings (Ivory Coast),  Elevator Baby (Nigeria), Nimbe (Nigeria) and Skin (Nigeria).

With the amazing line-up of movies for Africa Day, viewers can expect to get nothing but top-notch entertainment from across the continent. As Africa’s most-loved storyteller, Africa Magic is proud to celebrate authentic  stories from across our continent.

M-Net Movies AfroCinema Pop-Up will be available to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam and Yanga subscribers. Tune in for 10 days of African creativity, heart and brilliance. Visit for more information on the Afrocinema Pop-up channel.

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