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Global Reactions as KongaTV Goes Live

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Formal launch of KongaTV, Africa’s pioneer buyers and sellers TV platform with the mission to promote commerce and entertainment democracy, has ignited a wave of enthusiastic reactions as it went live to a global audience on Monday, November 6, 2023.

Global Reactions as KongaTV Goes Live

 

KongaTV, a unique 24-hour iPTV channel accessible as KongaTV on YouTube, had already created significant excitement and anticipation within the market, with industry experts and observers hailing it as a transformative addition to the industry.

The KongaTV social capital mission to empower SMEs and upcoming creative entrepreneurs, including religious entrepreneurs, is commendable at a time Africans are facing the hardest time in the history of man.

Notably, the official unveiling of the platform on Monday generated widespread acclaim from viewers and subscribers, particularly from within Nigeria and Nigerians in the Diaspora. Konga TV’s management has been flooded with messages and congratulatory notes across their social media channels from Nigerians in various parts of the world, including the UK, US, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, and beyond.

The live chat section of the KongaTV YouTube channel has also been bustling with comments and interactions from audiences worldwide since the platform’s launch.

Folake Ighodaro, one of the platform’s latest subscribers, shared her enthusiasm, saying, “It is refreshing to see a well-packaged platform like KongaTV entering the market to bridge existing gaps. I am thoroughly impressed with its inaugural presentation today, which exceeded my expectations.

The content, presentation, and everything else were top-notch. I not only found great deals on various items but also won a free tablet.”

Starting today, KongaTV viewers and subscribers have the chance to win exciting prizes to celebrate the platform’s launch. These giveaways include a range of iPhones and other smartphones, state-of-the-art TV sets from leading brands like Samsung and iTEC, tablet PCs, generator sets, free data bundles, and other surprises.

KongaTV has a groundbreaking mission to democratize commerce and entertainment by providing a platform for local and international manufacturers, distributors, merchants, and resellers to connect with millions of shoppers seeking the best deals and special offers in the marketplace. It also serves as a hub for discovering and promoting emerging content creators, skit makers, and other artistic talents.

KongaTV, the first of its kind on this side of the Atlantic, will also serve as a melting pot for new product launches, extensive discount sales, and the promotion of entrepreneurial spirit in Nigeria, Africa’s largest market. KongaTV is structured for all sectors of the economy, including to help those in real estate business to sell or rent properties and car dealers to reach the under-reached and unreached nationwide, with Konga guaranteeing all transactions.

The management of KongaTV emphasizes that all transactions, from ordering to payments and delivery, are guaranteed by Konga.com, Nigeria’s leading e-commerce brand. In addition, through its affiliation with Konga Logistics, shoppers on the platform can count on same-day delivery in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt, while those in other locations can expect expedited deliveries.

With this year’s edition of Konga Yakata, Nigeria’s biggest sale event, now underway, viewers and subscribers on KongaTV can anticipate exclusive access to the best Yakata deals across various categories, including computing and accessories, mobile phones, home and kitchen appliances, electronics, fashion, FMCG, power, and more. Viewers and subscribers in the Diaspora can also take advantage of these exclusive deals by placing orders for their loved ones back home.

This category of shoppers can also leverage KongaPay and Konga’s advanced logistics capabilities to ensure swift delivery to the recipients, anywhere they are in Nigeria.

 

 

 


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FCCPC Refuses to Challenge Multichoice over Hike of DStv, GOtv Subscriptions @ Tribunal

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Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has declined to oppose the preliminary objection of Multichoice Nigeria,  Pay-TV operator, which challenged the jurisdiction of a court sitting in Abuja that recently restrained it from increasing the prices of its DStv and GOtv packages.

FCCPC Refuses to Challenge Multichoice over Hike of DStv, GOtv Subscriptions @ Tribunal

Nikiomari Abeke, counsel for the FCCPC, told the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal (CCPT) on Thursday that he was not opposing the application of Multichoice Nigeria.

Recall that the he tribunal had restrained MultiChoice from increasing its subscription rates pending the hearing and determination of a motion on notice filed by Festus Onifade through Ejiro Awaritoma, his lawyer,.

Onifade, who sued Multichoice Nigeria Ltd, had accused the former of unjustly increasing subscription fees without one month’s notice to customers, seeking interim orders against the Pay TV.

A three-member tribunal, chaired by Saratu Shafii, had ruled in favor of Onifade by restraining Multichoice in the interim, in the suit marked CCPT/OP/2/2024.

The court  held that “the 1st Defendant(Multichoice) is hereby restrained, whether by themselves, her privies, assigns by whatsoever name called, from going ahead with impending price increase schedule to take effect from 1st May 2024 pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice already filed before this Honourable Tribunal.”

But M.J. Onibanjo (SAN), Multichoice’s lawyer, filed a preliminary objection urging the court to decline jurisdiction on the suit filed by Festus Onifade because such price dispute case had been decided before in favor of his client.

Onifade also asked the tribunal to direct Multichoice Nigeria Limited to pay the sum of N1 billion  or any amount the tribunal deemed fit in this circumstance for “deliberately disobeying, contravening, and failure to comply with the Interim Order of this Honourable Tribunal granted on the 29th April, 2024.”

At the resumed sitting, Onibanjo tendered and adopted the previous judgment of the tribunal in suit no CCPT/OP/1/2022(Exhibit A), alongside his application, saying when a court had determined an issue between the same parties on the same subject matter before, that matter cannot be re-litigated again by any tribunal or court.

“This tribunal cannot sit on appeal on its decision. This tribunal is bound by its own decision in Exhibit A; that it is not the forum where the claimant can come to seek to regulate the prices and services offered by Multichoice,” Onibanjo said, urging the tribunal to strike out the suit.

On his part, Onifade argued that the issue he placed before the court is whether Multichoice Nigeria gave adequate notice in respect of the May 1, 2024 price TV subscription increase, and not price regulation or increase.

“It is our submission that the eight-day notice issued by Multichoice Nigeria is insufficient in law. A monthly subscriber should be given at least a month.

The FCCP counsel, Abeke, said his client “is not in opposition of the first defendant (Multichoice) and to that extent, no process and no counter was filed to the motion of the first defendant.”

After hearing from the parties, the three-man panel chaired by Justice Thomas Okosu adjourned the suit to June  7 for ruling.

Multichoice announced new price adjustments on DStv and GOtv packages on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.


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9mobile Unveils Treelz Entertainment Platform

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Nigeria’s customer-focused telecommunications company, 9mobile, has unveiled Treelz, an innovative digital entertainment platform for customers on the 9mobile network.

Treelz is a platform designed for customers to experience a world of entertainment through Movies, e-learning, fun videos, gaming, music, sports, photo filters and lots more!

Speaking during the unveiling, the Products and Digital Services Champion at 9mobile, John Muo, stated that, “Treelz is a comprehensive entertainment ecosystem that combines advanced features and seamless connectivity to deliver an unparalleled user experience.

With Treelz, users can enjoy a wide range of exciting and engaging rich media contents, including video games, movie and music hubs, sports and e-learning platforms, which are all accessible through a single, intuitive platform.”

“Treelz is available on the 9mobile website and can be accessed under the “Digital Services” tab on 9mobile.com.ng or by simply clicking the link https://9mobile.com.ng/treelz.

Customers who are not on the 9mobile network but wish to enjoy the thrills of the platform should activate a 9mobile SIM or port their existing line to 9mobile to enjoy the service,” Mou added.

The platform represents the culmination of 9mobile’s commitment to innovation and customer-centricity, offering unparalleled features and capabilities.

Customers can access the rich contents on Treelz for as low as N30 per service via airtime subscription only. The daily or weekly subscription guarantees access to play games, watch movie, and listen to music on the website.

Chineze Amanfo, Public Relations Lead at 9mobile, while expressing her delight at the unveiling said, “The expertise and influence of the media are invaluable in helping 9mobile spread the word about this groundbreaking platform and its transformative impact on communication and entertainment.

Your endorsement and coverage will not only help raise awareness about Treelz by 9mobile but also empower individuals to embrace its unique qualities especially its ability to entertain and educate.”

With Treelz, 9mobile continues to push the boundaries of innovation within the digital interactive space. Experience the power of seamless connectivity, enhanced collaboration, and unmatched convenience with Treelz by 9mobile.


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Again, Financial Times Recognises BHM as one of Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies

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In a remarkable achievement, Nigerian company BHM has earned a coveted spot in the Financial Times ranking of Africa’s fastest-growing companies for the second consecutive year.

The prestigious FT ranking, rapidly becoming one of the critical barometers of business success across the African continent, recognises BHM’s stellar performance and solidifies its position as one of the nation’s corporate frontrunners.

The list ranks independent African companies by their organic, internally stimulated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in revenue for the period under review.

“The incredible support from our clients and partners across the world has been instrumental in our growth,” said Ayeni Adekunle, Founder and CEO of BHM.

“This recognition is further validation of our strategic vision, and our ambition to build the first truly global communications services company with African roots.”

BHM’s inclusion in the FT ranking is another milestone, as the company continues to lead the industry with its innovative approach to communications.

The company’s impressive financial performance, spearheaded by robust revenue growth and strategic market expansion, has captured the attention of industry analysts and investors alike.

Despite the economic challenges in Africa within the period Abebe Selassie, Head of the IMF’s Africa department pointed out that many businesses still managed to survive: “Much of the private sector, particularly the private sector that’s not directly reliant on government business, has shown incredible resilience.”

The ranking was created by the FT and Statista to showcase the continent’s private growth champions. “The FT-Statista ranking reveals the type of companies that, even in hard times, have managed to grow, often by disrupting markets,” the article stated.

BHM’s ability to capitalise on emerging opportunities while navigating the complexities of the African business landscape has solidified its reputation as a force to be reckoned with. With research-led innovations such as the continent’s first PR & Communications Report (APCR), and the UK’s Cost of Living Survey, among others, the company has continuously exhibited its breadth for data-led solutions. World PR Day (WPRD) which is celebrated every July 16, is also one of the company’s interventions in the global communications landscape.

Femi Falodun, Executive Director, BHM Holdings said: this is a testament to the hard work of our people and the incredible support we’ve enjoyed from partners and clients,

BHM’s story demonstrates the immense potential that exists within the country’s vibrant communications sector. The company’s ambitious plans for further expansion across Africa and beyond point towards an even brighter future.


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