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Visa brings digital payments and exclusive experiences to the TotalEnergies AFCON 2021 in Cameroon

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Visa, the exclusive digital payment service provider of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021, is marking this year’s competition in Cameroon by creating new one-of-a-kind experiences for cardholders and football fans and looking to further help expand access to the financial system in Africa.

Visa is offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience for lucky children in Cameroon aged between 8-12, accompanied by a guardian, the opportunity to participate in the Player Escort Programme and walk out on the field before the AFCON matches with a professional football player. Additionally, Nigerian customers who spend a minimum of N100,000 in at least three transactions and pay with their Visa credentials can win a staycation for two at a luxury hotel.

“Visa is committed to enhancing the fan experience at sporting venues around the world and AFCON is no exception,” said Kemi Okusanya, Vice President, Visa West Africa. “We have a long history of supporting world-class football and this association builds on our mission to bring the best of our sponsorship experience to Africa. We are thrilled to offer Nigerians a unique opportunity to enjoy all the excitement of AFCON, and to be the exclusive payments provider at this exciting tournament”.

Visa began its partnership with the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) in 2018 to provide support for the AFCON tournament in 2019 and 2021. Visa is the exclusive digital payment provider at all venues during the football tournament and the preferred payment option for tickets bought both in-person and online. Visa will also connect football’s most passionate and engaged audiences in the African continent through its powerful payment network and create unique and unforgettable experiences for African soccer fans.

The Africa Cup of Nations is a biennial international men’s football championship of Africa, organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). This edition of the tournament is scheduled to take place from 9 January to 6 February 2022.

About Visa Inc. 

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable, and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network, and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

For more information,  About Visa, visit https://www.visa.com.ng/ and @VisaAfrica.

Young Boss to Look out for in 2022

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Tayo Akintimehin

Creative Director of Plug Plus Company Akintimehin Joel Tayo is one of the  Leading Sound & Voice over expert in Nigeria. The Nigerian & Kenyan based CEO has done so many voice overs/Sound productions for brands. 

Tayo Akitinmehin popularly known as Teejewel is one of the most sought-after sound and voice over expert in Kenya.

Akintimehin Joel Tayo, A Graduate of theatre Arts and Music (media major) from Lagos state university, specialized in audio production, music & voiceovers, which brought about his birth of the PlugPlusng company in the year 2020 which focuses on Audio production for music and Film and has successfully partaken in a number of successful jingle and voiceover projects with brands like Ama wonder spice, Redbox Africa, INEC, Bajaj, stanbic IBTC,  to mention but a few in Nigeria and across the borders.


He is also a talented musician with the stage name Tee Jewel aNd has worked on producing projects featuring artists like Teni the Entertainer, Petra Bockle (Kenya), chemutai Sage (Kenya) and a list of others.

Follow @plugplusng on Instagram

Email:plugplusng@gmail.com

Contact:+1 (404) 692-3857
+254745471022

Adeleke Favour

Adeleke Favour Okikijesu is an award-winning farmer who is highly experienced, passionate, optimistic, and knowledge-driven. He is the founder of Qiqi Farms. He possesses first-class communication skills as well as a deep love for nature and has over 10 years experience in farm management and production.  His devotion to agriculture motivated him to establish a platform that makes healthy food options available to people across five states in Nigeria. In the last five years, Favour has continued to develop himself and his farming techniques to serve his customers with highly nourishing products while growing his brand exponentially to feed at least 1% of the Nigerian population by 2025.

With a team of 10 people, he is building the next generation of knowledge-driven farmers, who will be intention-l about the creation of value through the implementation of more advanced strategies in agriculture. He continues to share his knowledge by empowering other young men and women (trained 800 people both online and offline and has 500 farmers within his network) who are willing to be part of the agricultural value chain and unlock its limitless potentials to create jobs and opportunities for people. With a strong dedication to making a noteworthy impact in society, he continues to work toward building a brand that gives back to society by subsequently reducing the high rate of hunger and malnutrition in Nigeria building a hale and hearty nation.

To find out more about Adeleke Favour Okikijesu, follow him on any social media @favourthelagosfarmer  or follow his brand accounts @QiqiFarms on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

Olaoluwa Adekoya

Olaoluwa Adekoya  is a Nigerian based  creative graphics/UI designer who has worked for top brands in Nigeria, France. He is the CEO of Distinkt Creationz brand. Distinkt Creationz is one the top notch Company in Nigeria with high rank clients on their Lists. They are known for swift and professional services.

Email: distinktcreationz@gmail.com

Instagram: @distinkcreationz

My aim is to make healthy products available for Nigerians with no fear of it being adulterated – Mrs Ramatu Oyibo

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Kindly tell us briefly about yourself

My name is Ramatu Oyibo.  I am the founder of NADIM foods and spices. I am from Katsina state but grew up in Kaduna but now live in Lagos. I have lived in Lagos for the past 15 years. I am married with 3 children. I studied Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello university Zaria.

What inspired you to start spice business?

I have always been a business person right from when I was little. Myself and my younger ones always practiced buying and selling at home.

I moved to Lagos and craved most of my Northern meals but couldn’t get them here especially the pure natural ones that’s not mixed. It was hard to get here in LAGOS.

I am talking about spices and the Fonio Acha.

Growing up, the kitchen has always been a central focus in our home. We gather there with my siblings to help out in the kitchen. It has always been a rule in our house that even though we had people who helped us at home, when it comes to making meals, we all participated. My own specialty has always been flavour enhancement. When it comes to spices, I always had a knack for knowing which spice goes well with what soup and how much of it is needed. Another thing I picked up is knowing where to source the most natural and pure ingredient to prepare the spices from. So naturally I decided to put those qualities into good use by starting a business.

What is the unique selling point of this brand?

They are naturally sourced locally from the best quality organic ingredients. 100% natural and from the Northern part of Nigeria.

Hygienically cleaned and packed. Eating healthy has become somewhat difficult in Nigeria. My aim to make healthy products available for Nigerians with no fear of it being adulterated.

The response so far from customers

The response has been beyond expectation, it has been Fantastic. Our spices have been well received all over Lagos. We are mainly a wholesale distributor, we supply to various supermarkets and major markets around Lagos we are also in some states like Abuja, Imo, Akure, Bayelsa Etc.

We are a business that always value feedback. Earlier on in the business we listened to a lot of constructive feedback from our customers and implemented their suggestions. We have never looked back. We have been steadily building our business and carrying our old customers along whilst also introducing our product to new customers along the way.  We still value feedback from our customers, as business is a journey, and you never stop learning and improving.

Aside work how do you relax yourself?

I relax by hanging out with great like mind friends, I also enjoy watching movies, Nigerian movies are my big favourites. I also take care of myself by getting my hair and nail done. I also enjoy some retail therapy myself and When I shop, I try to patronise Nigerian businesses. There is joy in uplifting each other. (I have been known to go on girls’ trips with my friends a few times)

 I work Monday to Friday. On my days off I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies include reading business books, watching movies and interacting with friends.

How do you juggle being a mother and an entrepreneur?

Running a business can be all consuming. It is very easy to get caught up in wanting everything to work out well all the time, so it can be difficult to make time for yourself let alone anyone else. I made a commitment to myself earlier on not to leave my family behind in my business journey. And so, I committed to making time for my family. I make myself available for the kids’s school activities, we sit together to get the homework done. We spend time together around the house cooking, watching TV together. Technology has come to stay so we may as well make the most use of it, hence as it’s normal these days we do some Tik Tok videos with the kids as a way of having fun and connecting. We go back to Kaduna with the kids for part of the long vacation holiday and they enjoy this a lot. I am no super woman. My husband helps a lot too. We can afford to pay someone to help me in the house, and I am grateful for that privilege. I do not take it for granted.  The quality of time spent together is more important than the quantity of time spent together.

Where do you see the brand in five years from now?

My dream is for my spices to become a household name. Five seem a bit too far, I would prefer that it happens earlier than that, but If it happens in five years I would still be thankful to God.

What keeps you going in this pandemic?

Let me start by expressing my sympathy to the people that were taken away by the pandemic, and also to their loved ones. My prayers is with all of them.

The pandemic period was very challenging for everyone, especially businesses. The battle to remain relevant was real. Thank God for technology. We were able to keep our supply chain open by communicating through all the avenues available during the pandemic.  The use of WhatApp, Zoom, Google meet  to conduct business was especially very beneficial to us, we were able to remain in contact with our distributors.

As a new brand, how have you been able to penetrate into this competitive market?

We were consistent and we also made sure we were at a level where we can compete in terms of capacity and packaging. Accepting a new product can be difficult but with consistency and hard work and most of all God, we have been able accomplish a lot so far.

We can’t complain.

What makes your brand stand out from other brands?

It is unique and natural.

Different from all they can find around them in terms of great taste and aroma.

100% organic.

Your favourite business quotes?

In business, No is not an answer. It just means keep trying until you get a Yes.

Nothing is impossible as long as people are doing it.

You can achieve anything as long as you have a vision

consistency and hard work equal growth and satisfaction.

Favour Adeleke emerge winner of the French week 2021 Entrepreneurship Hangout &Pitch Tournament for SMES

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Young Entrepreneurs were not left out recently as Franco- Nigerian Chamber of Commerce gave start ups the opportunity  to an share idea, games and pitch session.

 Founder of  Tradr.ng  Chidi Oguegbu, The author of Pitch Mastery, Chioma Ogbudimkpa, Founder of Planet3r Ajoke Lasisi shared real experiences with the entrepreneurs.

Out of 9 contestants Favour Adeleke won the Pitch Competition smiling to the bank with 1000 USD prize and gifts.

ABOUT THE WINNER

Adeleke Favour Okikijesu is an award-winning farmer who is highly experienced, passionate, optimistic, and knowledge-driven. He is the founder of Qiqi Farms. He possesses first-class communication skills as well as a deep love for nature and has over 10 years experience in farm management and production.  His devotion to agriculture motivated him to establish a platform that makes healthy food options available to people across five states in Nigeria. In the last five years, Favour has continued to develop himself and his farming techniques to serve his customers with highly nourishing products while growing his brand exponentially to feed at least 1% of the Nigerian population by 2025.

With a team of 10 people, he is building the next generation of knowledge-driven farmers, who will be intentional about the creation of value through the implementation of more advanced strategies in agriculture. He continues to share his knowledge by empowering other young men and women (trained 800 people both online and offline and has 500 farmers within his network) who are willing to be part of the agricultural value chain and unlock its limitless potentials to create jobs and opportunities for people. With a strong dedication to making a noteworthy impact in society, he continues to work toward building a brand that gives back to society by subsequently reducing the high rate of hunger and malnutrition in Nigeria building a hale and hearty nation.

QUALIFICATIONS AND AWARDS

Mr. Adeleke is a graduate of the Covenant Capital business school and a member of prestigious networks such as Nourishing Africa, Jci, Fate Foundation, The Next Economy, The entrepreneurship assembly, Awp.

Favour and his organization has bagged many awards and certifications including the following;

Winner of the EkoYouth Summit in partnership with EbonyLife place, TFA and Access Bank.

Winner or the Franco Nigerian chamber of commerce and industry entrepreneurship competition in 2021

Bagged the JCI award as one of the top ten creative entrepreneurs in Nigeria in 2021.

They also bagged the Business study Group award as the Agriprenuer of the year in Nigeria in 2021

Their organization was nominated for 25 under 25 Awards Class of 2020 under Agriculture(Aug 2020

Nominee at The Entrepreneur Africa Awards Class of 2020 under Agriculture (Aug 2020

Nominee the African change makers Awards class of 2021 under Agriculture

1st winner at the Franco Nigerian chamber of commerce and industry entrepreneurship competition

2nd winner at the Unicaf entrepreneurship competition and affican Award

They came third in the National enterprise challenge competition in Nigeria hosted by OXFAM, NEC, and EDC.

To find out more about Adeleke Favour Okikijesu, follow him on any social media @favourthelagosfarmer  or follow his brand accounts @QiqiFarms on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

Makeup By Osejulz

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Makeup By Osejulz is a makeup service brand located in Ikoyi, Lagos state, dedicated to catering for makeup service needs within Lagos state, other parts of Nigeria and across the world for events, weddings, birthday shoot, brand activitations, makeup training for personal or professional purposes etc.

What sets the brand apart from most makeup service brands is the fact that it’s style of makeup artistry Is unique.

In a world where everyone wants to look like the next person to feel confident or wear heavy makeup to completely mask their identity just to look like the person trending on social media or to feel “among”, The makeupByOsejulz brand helps woman of different age and skin tones to feel confident while looking like themselves. While retaining their natural beautiful features but an enhanced version.

A version where you see yourself, your skin tone is matched, your brows are natural, you entire makeup looks like you but a radiant version, a youthful version , an elegant and classy version . That’s what makeupbyosejulz lives for.

We want to change the narrative that you need 50 layers of foundation to glam up! Or you need 10 shades lighter concealer to “pop” your face. Here we retain your skin tone while giving you a radiant glow and confidence in your unique beauty.

Connect with us today:

Instagram: @makeupbyosejulz || Facebook: Osejulesworld  || WhatsApp: +2347067131491 || Website: www.makeupbyosejulz.com

Klasha partners with Primer to Help International Merchants Integrate Its Payment Gateway With No Code

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We are excited to announce our partnership with Primer, the world’s first automation payment platform that offers merchants the underlying infrastructure they need to build better buying experiences for their customers. With this partnership, businesses across the globe can easily integrate Klasha with no code.

As a cross-border technology company, Klasha helps international businesses sell to African customers with ease, driving more revenue as customers use their preferred payment methods to make purchases online like; M-Pesa, mobile money, USSD, bank transfer and card payments.

Why Integrate Klasha Through Primer?

Primer is the first open automation platform for payments that enables online retailers to deliver the best buying experience for their customers with no code.

For every major e-commerce business, Primer can easily be integrated into your web or mobile store, giving access to its universal checkout in a few clicks. Merchants can also add new payment methods and processors as well as fraud, data, messaging, and other tools. Isn’t that amazing?

As the world of payment evolves, businesses are constantly seeking a flexible and seamless payment process at checkout. This partnership with Primer will allow merchants access to a better choice at checkout through our simple no-code integration.  It will enable our merchants to grow and enjoy the vast opportunities in the African market.

What does this partnership mean for your business?

Here’s what integrating Klasha through Primer means for you and your business;

  • Businesses can easily integrate Klasha’s no code payment gateway solution into their platform.
  • Enjoy excellent customer experience and trust with our security and fraud protection features.
  • Increased sales through penetration to the vast opportunities in the African market.
  • Access to a wide range of payment methods suitable for your business.
  • Increased conversion rates and fewer abandoned carts through a smooth checkout process.

We can’t wait to help you grow your sales and expand your business into Africa.

Yet to create a Klasha account? Visit dashboard.klasha.com to sign up for free!

Aura by Transcorp Hotels top holiday tips

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and all December plans are in full swing. Undoubtedly the most anticipated month of the year, it is the merry season of homecomings where we celebrate family, togetherness, life and most importantly, Christmas. December itself is a carnival. December whispers began in October. The echoes of “Are you in Lagos in December?” deafen the ears of Nigerians in diaspora annually and flood the social media timelines and group chats. The need to strategize ahead of December’s fun and games forces Nigerians, far and near to plan weeks and months ahead for the month.

It is the time of the year that luxurious buses adorn the Benin–Ore Road, as people from South-East Nigeria travel from all parts of the world to their respective hometowns. It is the time of the year that all Aura by Transcorp Hotels homes will be fully booked and busy to cater to the IJGBs (IJustGotBacks), house parties, and game nights. For some people, it’s the time to show what your year has been like and for others, a time to spend quality time with loved ones. As we usher in a new year, here are some helpful tips to help you enjoy the holidays with aura by Transcorp Hotels, an online platform that helps you to book unique homes, order great meals and book memorable experiences across Nigeria.

Decide Early

You can’t afford to spend the year’s savings in December alone. So, it has always been important to decide early what you’d do in the most wonderful time of the year. Where did you planned to be in at the end of the year? Are you still travelling or you’re staying at your base? How do you plan to celebrate the new year? According to a 2021 survey by CheapAir.com, on average, the best time to have purchased plane tickets for a domestic trip is 64 days before your departure date. Early bird tickets are also your best bet for the exciting December events, so if you decide which events, you are attending early, you can make great savings on tickets.

Many were up for a trip back home or abroad to spend time with family and enjoy the end of year spirit, however, the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a low blow with Omicron, red lists, and quarantine costs but December is not over yet. All you need is the willingness to explore and the guts to do it. With #TheAuraExperience, Aura by Transcorp Hotels will always give you the full staycation package you need for a memorable Christmas and the start of a new year where your heart desires.

Secure the clique

The celebration can’t start if the clique isn’t there; it’s a golden rule. Celebrating the end of the year is best with your designated clique by your side to create memorable experiences with during your Aura moments and they must be ride or die. Besides the fun, it is safer to attend events and sight see in groups as opposed to going alone. This time of the year, crime is a little more seasoned than usual, hence the importance of having trusted friends with you.

Make an Itinerary

The worst thing you can do to yourself as you celebrate the new year, is not have an itinerary. Your itinerary helps you explore all sights and sounds of interest to you during this period. Aura by Transcorp Hotels makes this easy for you to achieve. At the tap of a few buttons, you can book where to stay, what to eat and what to do. Planning your days, outfits and budget becomes easier and your itinerary allows you to make the best of your holiday without being burnt out. Don’t believe me? Try it, Download the app on Google Play or Apple App Store.

Save, Save, Save

As much as you do not want to be on a tight budget this season, you also have to save for the New Year and more exciting aura Experiences ahead. This is why aura by Transcorp Hotels brings you quality accommodation, restaurants and experiences and the best prices. Book accommodation from as low as N10,000 and memorable experiences from as low as N7,000. As a host this is the time to earn extra income in your home, catering service and creative experiences. Also, save yourself from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and diaspora pressure by just saving.

Book #TheAuraExperience

What better way to start the new year than an #TheAuraExperience? It is important that you plan, however, it is not too late to book #TheAuraExperience to enjoy a variety of quality staycation homes, great food and memorable lifestyle experiences. Immortalize thee memories with a photographer, all with just a few taps on the Aura mobile app. The best part is that Aura allows you to plan your holiday without breaking a sweat or breaking the bank. Visit aura.transcorphotels.com to or download the app on Google Play and Apple App Store to sign up and book. What are you waiting for? Start planning for the new year, you know why.

Here are our recommendations:

  • Paint & Sip Experience

Unleash your inner Picasso with an interactive paint and sip experience in Lagos or Abuja. Perfect for family and friends hang outs and for as low as N7,000, a paint and sip experience is different from the regular get together. Express yourself with each brush stroke on canvas and make memories to last a lifetime.

National War Museum
Nigerian history may be lost in unwritten pages of our history books but the National Museum, Umuahia, Abia State tells a deeper tale than ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ and serves as memorabilia of the Biafran war.

Beach Day Offshore

This is the season to spend all your Sundays at Ilashe and not wonder if your partner knows you’re there. Book a funtastic beach getaway with your loved ones at 15% OFF on Aura with Instinct Fascination.

A Day on the Farm

A day at the farm is not your usual farm experience, it’s an experience where you see the beauty in green and wild life with a touch of resort aesthetics at Almat Farms, Abuja. The thrill of horse riding, walking through fields of crops and watching the sun set by the pool will be one for the books. Farms come with exciting news discoveries such as seedless farming in Lagos. It is really not your usual farm experience.   

Rebalancing Massage with Essential Oils

A rebalance is what you need. It’s a busy time of the year and we are bound to get thrown off. A day at the spa is sure to balance you out. With essential oils slowly pressed into your skin, you will be smiling for a very long time.

All-Expenses-Paid aura Experience for two

aura HQ is the gift that keeps on giving. You stand a chance to win an all-expenses-paid aura experience for two in February when you spend up to N100K on aura! Offer valid from now till January 30th, 2022.

Last Week To Shop #LagosFW x Moda Operandi Trunk Show

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Following a successful 11th edition of #LagosFW 2021 shows and presentations, Moda Operandi launched a curated trunk show in collaboration with Lagos Fashion Week which has been running since 18th November. The ongoing trunk show takes advantage of a model that best combines the physical experiences from the runway shows in Lagos and the emotions it evokes with opportunities for a global audience to shop some of the designers collections digitally post show. On the heels of the Spring / Summer ’22 shows and presentations, the #LagosFW x Moda Operandi Trunk Show highlights six labels—each honoring their African heritage by putting their own uniquely modern, ultra-covetable spin on traditional craftsmanship and local resources.
 

GET TO KNOW THE DESIGNERS

Abiola Olusola Amidst the saturated color palettes and patterned textiles of her peers, the Nigerian talent, Abiola Olusola stands out for her distinctly simplistic and quite yet sensual designs. A marriage of palate-cleansing femininity with sleek, architectural shapes and tailoring, each piece is hand-crafted by local artisans- and a lesson in reimagining traditional craft for the modern day.Andrea Iyamah With a flair for acutely flattering fits and hyper-elevated details- from ruching and knotting to origami-esque ruffles and chiffon-like trims, Dumebi Iyamah has solidified her brand as the go-to destination for a glamorous getaway wardrobe. The best part? Her swimwear is so elegant it often doubles as going-out tops.

Andrea Iyamah With a flair for acutely flattering fits and hyper-elevated details- from ruching and knotting to origami-esque ruffles and chiffon-like trims, Dumebi Iyamah has solidified her brand as the go-to destination for a glamorous getaway wardrobe. The best part? Her swimwear is so elegant it often doubles as going-out tops.

Banke KukuInspired by her upbringing- Banke Kuku was born in Lagos and moved to UK when she was eight. The Central Saint Martins graduate blends elements of West Africa and Western Culture into luxe loungewear – inspired silhouettes and sets boasting vivid digital prints that tell profound stories about her home country.

Lisa Folawiyo    

The eponymous designer, Lisa Folawiyo is a verifiable tastemaker in her own right- her on-trend collections are both a staple and a consistent high point of Lagos Fashion Week. Her signature? Turning out bold and irresistibly luxe spins on Ankara- a local West African cloth- often showcasing hypnotic hues, a mélange of prints, and hand embellishments.

Onalaja    

Born in Nigeria and educated in London, Kanyinsola Onalaja employs local artisans trained in traditional hand craftsmanship to create high-octane, richly textured works of intricate embellishment and embroidery. The hand-painted mesh print and hand bearing in her designs captures an elevated, cosmopolitan spirit which no doubt is influenced by her upbringing. 

Studio 189    

Founders Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah are steadfastly committed to creating a work for artisans and marginalized communities, sustainability, and celebrating heritage from Africa and its diaspora. Made from natural plant dyes, Ghanaian kente cloth, innovative eco-conscious materials, and using traditional craftsmanship, the results empower with joyful print and color clashes. 

Lagos Fashion Week x Moda Operandi Trunkshow this season will run tii 20th December, 2021. Access the Trunshow Here 

For more information regarding Lagos Fashion Week 2021, kindly visit lagosfashionweek.ng or follow our Instagram page @lagosfashionweekofficial.

FRG by AMARELIS HOLDS FASHION HANGOUT

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New fashion and Lifestyle concession store- Fashion Retail Gallery – popularly known as Frg by Amarelis @frgbyamarelis , over the weekend had an exclusive Fashion Hangout tagged “We Are In the Mood” . The event which took place at their Fola Osibo , Lekki – Lagos outlet store had the concept director – Lara Cole, treat invited guests to exoctic cocktails, mouthwatering  canapes, light conversations and fun while they shopped .  Some of the fashion enthusiasts, brand loyalists and shoppers in attendance were Lara Cole  @anmaybits , Peter Cole @colepeter @li_interiors @oministitches  @isi_jay  , Yetty D @yettyd @destinyamaka @mide.ikuomola @teminikan__   @ozeembadiwe , Moriam Musa @iam_moriammusa  @sohmmie @nkechimary , Grace Makun @fabjewels_official , Bridget Chigbufue and a host of others.

Joyful Joy Foundation Raises Awareness on the Fight Against Malaria through Highly Entertaining Event, ‘Laughfest’

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The fight against malaria has been an ongoing one. However, a lot of people are still unaware of how deadly the infection really is. To increase the awareness of this infection and also to raise funds to fight against it, the Joyful Joy Foundation is known to organize a fundraiser every year through an event called Laughfest.

The foundation was founded by leading actress Osas Ighodaro in 2012 and it is a registered NGO in the United States and Nigeria. The talented actress became passionate about fighting against malaria after losing her pregnant sister to the disease in 2006. In line with this, the Joyful Joy Foundation is dedicated to providing tests, malaria treatments, and long lasting insecticide nets to the underprivileged.

After taking a break last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joyful Joy foundation is back again, presenting its annual ‘Laughfest’ variety show fundraiser. In a consistent manner, 100% of the proceeds from this show will go towards benefitting the Joyful Joy Foundations Pop-up Clinic outreach programs focused on eradicating Malaria every month in 2022.

The Laughfest event is one that encourages the audience to enjoy a night out by having maximum fun, as well as put in their money to create a social impact. At every Laughfest event, guests are entertained by an energetic host, hilarious comedians, talented singers, and get the chance to bid on gorgeous celebrities who they’ll get to spend some quality time with.

The last Laughfest event was held successfully in 2019. Osas Ighodaro, founder of the Joyful Joy Foundation, hosted an excited and supportive audience, from corporates to celebrities.

The energy was high with comedy acts from delectable hosts ChiGurl, Buchi, Kenny Blaq, and UshBebe. The stage was electrified with performances from Dbanj, Jimmy The Entertainer, and more. Click to take a look at 2019’s edition to see what’s in store!

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This year’s event promises to be even bigger! Performances by Wande Coal MI Abaga, Ayra Starr, BabsCadini, Dreamcatchers, Gifty Louise, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens promise to enthrall the audience.

That’s not all! Comedy acts like Buchi, Bovi, Real Warri Pikin, Kenny Blaq, and Lasisi Elenu will also be present to crack some ribs.

In addition, the audience  will have the opportunity to bid for celebrities who they’ll stand a chance to win some quality one-on-one time with.

The gate fee for this event is N20,000 for VIP tickets, and N10,000 for regular tickets.

Date: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Time: Begins at 6:00 pm with Showtime at 7:30 pm

Venue: Terra Kulture Arena, Lagos

About Joyful Joy Foundation

The Joyful Joy Foundation is an NGO pushing towards a malaria-free  Africa and is dedicated to directly providing services in the Sub-Saharan region, supporting empowerment amongst people living in distressed communities. The foundation exists to generate social and economic benefits within communities, by offering programs focused on health and wellness, equitable and sustainable access to clean water & food, and providing economic development opportunities.

Joyful Joy Foundation is social

Instagram: @joyfuljoyfdn

Twitter: @joyfuljoyfdn

Website: https://joyfuljoyfdn.org