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MultiChoice Opens Audition for Nigerian Idol S9

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MultiChoice Nigeria, organisers of the popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol, is gearing up to deliver even more entertainment for the ninth edition of the show as it opens the call for entries.

Themed Dare to Dream;” the aim is to inspire young and talented Nigerians to take the bold step of auditioning for this year’s Nigerian Idol.

Executive Head of Content and Channels West Africa, MultiChoice, Dr. Busola Tejumola, expressed the company’s commitment to enabling young talent to realize their dreams and delivering premium entertainment to the audience.

She highlighted that the success of previous editions of Nigerian Idol has encouraged more young Nigerians to dare to dream. “Today they are some of the voices that carry our African stories and inspire others to live their dreams. Season nine promises to be bigger and more entertaining than other seasons”

The online entry submission period began on January 19 and will close at midnight on January 29.

Interested participants between the ages of 16 – 28 are encouraged to record a 30-second clip of themselves singing any song of their choice and upload it on the Nigerian idol portal on Africa Magic website.


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DStv, GOtv Bouquet Prices Remain Unchanged- Multichoice Nigeria

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Multichoice Nigeria, owners of DStv and GOtv has refuted reports circulating online that the company has reduced the subscription prices for users in Nigeria.

DStv, GOtv Bouquet Prices Remain Unchanged- Multichoice Nigeria

The paytv provider however said that only decoder prices were reduced but subscription prices remained unchanged.

“We only reduced our decoder prices and not subscription prices,” the source said.

Some online media and some users on X formerly Twitter, had yesterday shared unconfirmed announcements of reduction in prices.

A source close to Multichoice however said that “The DStv Zapper was slashed from N65,000 to N22,900 while the Zapper and the dishkit were slashed from N100,000 to N57,900. For GOtv, the Pizza Box was slashed from N56,000 to N19,900 and all of these took effect from the 1st of June 2024.”

MultiChoice Nigeria is in the midst of a legal battle following a ruling by the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal (CCPT) that fined the paytv operator the total sum of N150 million for challenging the court’s jurisdiction and ordered the company to provide a one-month free DStv and GOtv subscription to users in the country.

The judgement was delivered two weeks ago by a bench of three judges, led by Justice Thomas Okosu.

Multichoice Nigeria has however reportedly filed an appeal against the ruling.

 

 


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Multichoice Group’s N31.6Bn Trapped in Closed Heritage Bank 

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Multichoice Group, owners of DStv and GOtv, had an account balance of N31.6 billion with Heritage Bank, before the bank’s liquidation, according to the group’s annual report for FY 2024.

Multichoice Group’s N31.6Bn Trapped in Closed Heritage Bank 

Multichoice had a deposit of N33.7 billion (488 million South African Rands) with the bank as of the 2024 fiscal year end on March 31, 2024.

However, that balance was subsequently reduced to N31.6 billion (ZAR 400 million) due to cash remittances before the bank’s liquidation on June 3, 2024.

The significant deposit raises concerns for the group, as the sum far exceeds the N5 million maximum payout guaranteed by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Commission (NDIC).

However, according to Multichoice’s annual report, the group will engage the liquidator (NDIC) to “ensure a reasonable outcome is achieved”.

Recall that NDIC had June 3, 2024, announced the liquidation of Heritage Bank. The statement specified that depositors with funds exceeding N5 million will receive a liquidation dividend, contingent upon realising the bank’s assets and recovering its outstanding debts.

In line with this step of selling the bank’s assets, the NDIC has announced a public bidding process for the sale of Heritage Bank assets.

The NDIC through a newspaper advert on June 13, 2024, noted,

“The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation in the exercise of its rights as Liquidator of failed Deposit Money Banks hereby invites interested members of the general public to buy the assets (landed property and chattels) of defunct Heritage Banks through public competitive bidding.”

Multichoice and Heritage Bank had strong ties in the past, as the bank was a sponsor of the group’s endeavours, such as Big Brother Naija and the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA).

 

 

 


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QNET Celebrates Father’s Day by Empowering Dads with Business and Wellness Solutions

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In celebration of Father’s Day, QNET, a leading global e-commerce company, reaffirms its dedication to empowering dads around the world with business opportunities and wellness solutions. Acknowledging the crucial role fathers have in families and communities, QNET is providing them with the chance to excel effortlessly in their roles through its direct selling business opportunity, along with products that enhance their wellness and lifestyle.

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A recent report on Balancing work and dad duties in Nigeria recognises the sacrifices incredible Nigerian fathers make to be providers and active caregivers.

The report highlights the challenges fathers face in balancing work and family life. Understanding these challenges, QNET is dedicated to empowering aspiring entrepreneurs, particularly fathers, by providing them with the tools and support they need to succeed.

For fathers who aim to build a better future for their families, the company offers a platform that not only helps kick-start their businesses but also nurtures their growth. Through QNET’s business platform, fathers gain access to comprehensive product and business training and customer support, ensuring that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive and feel empowered in their entrepreneurial journey.

“We believe that every father deserves the chance to succeed both professionally and personally,” said Biram Fall, Regional General Manager, QNET Sub-Saharan Africa.

“Our mission is to provide fathers with the opportunities and resources they need to achieve their goals and support their families.

“Through our business opportunities and health-promoting products, we are dedicated to empowering fathers to build better lives for themselves and their loved ones.”

In addition to business opportunities, QNET offers a variety of products designed to help men lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.

This Father’s Day, QNET is highlighting two exceptional products that exemplify this commitment: QAlive and the Bernhard H. Mayer 150th Anniversary timepiece.

QAlive is a plant-based supplement that naturally increases testosterone levels for men’s complete health and performance. Packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants, QAlive supports immune function, boosts energy levels, and helps fathers stay healthy and active.

The Bernhard H. Mayer 150th Anniversary watch is more than just a timepiece; it symbolizes sophistication and success. Designed with precision and style, it is perfect for the modern father who values both functionality and elegance. With its advanced features and sleek design, the Bernhard H. Mayer wristwatch is a testament to QNET’s dedication to quality and innovation.

“Fatherhood is a journey of resilience, sacrifice, and unwavering love. We recognize the profound impact fathers have on shaping the future.

“This Father’s Day, we stand alongside fathers worldwide, offering not just products, but distinct products created through extensive research.

“These products have been rigorously tested and proven effective in promoting good health and wellbeing” remarked Hakeem Ajisafe, Chief Executive Officer, Transblue Limited.

This Father’s Day, QNET invites everyone to celebrate the fathers who work tirelessly to provide for their families and communities. By offering unparalleled business opportunities and top-tier health products, QNET continues to support and empower fathers to reach their full potential.


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