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Foodgasms in Abuja as Tiger Beer Uncages Street Food Festival

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The nation’s capital city, Abuja, was a whirlwind of live entertainment on Saturday, December 12, as World Acclaimed beer brand, Tiger Beer uncaged an unrivalled gastronomic experience of street flavours for foodies at the Tiger Street Food Festival.

The exciting event was a thrill for young people who are passionate about finger-licking grills, mouth-watering sauces, finger foods and the refreshing taste of ice-cold Tiger beer. Featuring top Abuja-based food vendors like Chopsbymayy, Splurgeon foods by the Chef Lin, Egrills and Boli, 876 Jam Rock Grill, The Junkyard, Vhorgers Burgers and Yum the festival was abuzz with foodies who relished the exciting experience.

Charged with a celebratory mood, the festival was a mega-street jam with exhilarating performances by Oxlade and Wurld as well as beautiful graffiti and neon paintings by one of the best urban GFX and graffiti artists in Nigeria, Osa Seven.

His attention-grabbing works added colour to the event in the heart of a city with a huge population of young people who yearn for wholesome outdoor events that can help to uncage their creativity along with their zest for good life.

Flaming frying pans magic mixed with the sensuous aroma of street food in an event that broke the ice for many fun-seekers keeping safe amidst the pandemic.

The street food festival brought a new feeling of liberation to Abuja residents with the assortment of food, cocktails and an unlimited supply of Tiger Beer.

Absolutely drool-worthy, the Tiger Street Food Festival created a unique platform for chefs, cooks and food enthusiasts to be united by sophisticated palates.

Whilst reflecting on the Street Food Festival, the Brand Manager, Chinwe Greg-Egu revealed that it is born out of the need to support the love of food, music, art and also entrepreneurs in the street food business.

“The Tiger Beer brand is helping local food and drinks outlets to tide over these difficult times. Many of them had been forced out of business during the lockdown.

Therefore, the Tiger Street Food Festival is our own way of supporting our street food market and creatives to generate more cash and keep their business afloat while still observing the social distancing regulations,” she said.

The Portfolio Manager, International Beer Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Sampson Oloche added that the Tiger Street Food Festival reaffirms the commitment of the brand to supporting the core interests of its consumers.

“Tiger beer uncages and celebrates the courageous creative spirit of the young generation to help realize their true potential. Abuja is a city that is hardly known for adventures, live entertainment and festivals.

Yet, there is a growing population of young people who are self-driven and passionate about life. The Tiger Street Food Festival seeks to uncage these young spirited individuals to be spontaneous, break boundaries and live their dreams by playing on their love for food, arts and music.”

Tiger beer has, since its launch in Nigeria, resonated with myriads of creatives who are changing the world with their passion. Artists, chefs, designers, artistes and entrepreneurs who dare to pursue their passions by making impacts with their clear-cut bravery share this uncaged spirit that is an embedded quality of Tiger Beer.

Available in over 60 countries, Tiger Beer is a refreshing, full-bodied taste beverage and one of the world’s leading contemporary beer brands that has won over 40 international awards and accolades including Gold at the prestigious world beer cup, gold medal at the Commonwealth Bottled Beer Competition, and the BIIA’s World’s Best Lager Beer award among others.


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Ugo Onwuaso is an ICT enthusiast. He believes technology should be used for general good. He holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Lagos state University.

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StarTimes to Outpace Competition by 2026 in Digital TV Penetration – Report

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The African pay-TV market is set to reach 51 million subscribers by 2026, according to a report by London-based Digital TV Research Ltd.

StarTimes to Outpace Competition by 2026 in Digital TV Penetration – Report

Almost 17 million pay-TV subscribers would be added between 2020 and 2026.

According to the report, Nigeria is forecasted to be the largest single country with 11 million pay-TV subscribers, with South Africa bringing in another 9 million.

Simon Murray, principal analyst, Digital TV Research said that StarTimes/StarSat would enjoy the most impressive growth in Africa, from 10.11 million subs at end-2020 to 16.86 million by 2026.

France’s Vivendi with 5.41 million subs on its Canal Plus satellite TV platform and Easy TV by end-2020, which will climb to 7.90 million by 2026, the report said.

StarTimes’ edge has been its affordable pricing. “Since 2008 when StarTimes started operation in the African market, the company has been sparing no effort to realise its ambitious mission to ensure every African family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV.

“Because of StarTimes, the price of pay-TV has been greatly lowered, from an average $50 per month to 3 or 5 dollars per month. And to date, this is StarTimes greatest achievement to make digital TV affordable for all families.” Ali Auta, content marketing manager, StarTimes Nigeria said.

 

 


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007 Pop-up Channel’ Makes A Grand Return on M-Net Movies

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Owing to the massive success of the M-Net Movies 007 James Bond pop-up channel early last year and the forthcoming instalment in the James Bond film franchise, M-Net is once again casting its spotlight on the suave, debonair, and dapper dressed secret service agent James Bond.

This time, however, the thrilling pop-up channel on DStv channel 111 will not only be open to DStv Premium customers but also, DStv Compact Plus and Compact customers for the first time, starting from Friday, 22 January 2021, until Sunday, 31 January 2021.

This will allow for a vast number of DStv subscribers, consisting of diehard Bond fans as well as new, young 007 admirers, to indulge themselves, from 09:00 AM to 9:00 PM, in the ultimate James Bond experience.

It includes the dapper tuxedos, fast cars, sultry bond girls, exotic locations, mind-blowing gadgets, deadly villains, and martinis, which are served shaken, not stirred, of course.

The ten-day Bond film marathon, featuring all seven charming actors who have played the iconic 007 roles; from Pierce Brosnan to Sean Connery, Roger Moore and current Bond Daniel Craig will showcase every 007 film ever made in this highly popular film franchise.

The movies will be screened chronologically, starting with the first film in the series released 59 years ago, Dr. No (1962), to the latest Bond film and box office hit, Spectre (2015).

Viewers can watch this pop-up channel from any device *(smartphone, laptop, or tablet) at any time, anywhere and enjoy multiple screens at home, using the DStv streaming service*. All the films that will be screened as part of the pop-up channel will also be available on DStv Catch Up until Sunday, 28 February 2021.

*With the Step Up offer, customers on DStv Yanga that upgrade to DStv Confam, will get a free upgrade in 48hrs to DStv Compact package to experience the James Bond Pop Up channel 111 and more*


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Paradigm Initiative Opens Portal for DRIF21 Registration

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Paradigm Initiative has announced the opening of registration for the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum, 2021 starting on Monday, January 18th to Thursday, February 18th, 2021.

DRIF21 will run from April 12th to 30th, 2021 with a series of virtual and in-person country interactions in 12 African Countries.

DRIF is an important platform where conversations on digital policy in Africa are shaped, policy directions debated and partnerships forged for action. It hosts diverse skills and capacities for enhancing digital rights and inclusion within the African continent and beyond.

“In this 8th edition, PIN looks forward to co-hosting 12 in-person DRIF21 sessions with 13 partners in the following countries; Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Chad, Nigeria, Namibia, Cameroon, Zambia, and the Central African Republic”, says PIN Community Manager, Thobekile Matimbe.

“This will be an extraordinary platform so timely in these COVID-19 times when deliberations on digital rights and inclusion have become most urgent”, she added.

DRIF21 will commence with a Virtual Open Day on April, 12th 2021, followed by a series of in-person sessions, and end with virtual closing sessions on April 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2021.

This will be a distributed multi-country festival! Paradigm Initiative is pleased to announce its  partnership with the following organisations hosting in-person sessions for DRIF21;
Digital Shelter in Somalia, Consortium of Ethiopian Human Rights Organisations in Ethiopia, Digital Human Rights Lab in Uganda, Koneta Initiative in South Sudan, Zaina Foundation in Tanzania, Internet Society Chad Chapter, Conseil des Panafricanistes du Tchad in Chad, Namibia Digital Foundation in Namibia, Internet pour tous en Centrafrique in Central African Republic, TechHerNigeria, Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, A&E Law Partnership and Edunovative Concept, and Consultancy in Nigeria.

In-person sessions will only be attended by a limited number of participants within the specific countries in line with COVID-19 in-country guidelines and live-streamed on social media platforms.

In extending the DRIF21 conversations globally, PIN is also excited to partner with a diverse range of virtual session hosts including Media Defence, the Global Network Initiative, AIRA, CIPESA, and the University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute.

PIN invites diverse businesses, civil society, the technical community, academia, government, and private sector to register to attend these enriching engagements on the following platform https://drif.paradigmhq.org/ registration/.
For inquiries on attending in-person country sessions, please email [email protected]

 


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