By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The raffle draw organised by Quickteller for the Interswitch One Africa Music Fest in Dubai in December has produced more winners.
The event provides a wider global audience for African talents. Also, it gives music enthusiasts from the continent and across the world an opportunity to interact with their favourite music acts.
The music stage is a mix of big acts from Africa, including the top six talents from the recently concluded Quickteller Barz and Notes talent hunt show and other artists from other countries across the globe.
On September 30, Quickteller conducted its second raffle draw to enable its customers to have a feel of the global music festival. The beneficiaries will enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Dubai for the event.
The draw, which follows the first round held in August at the head office of Interswitch, is among a series of draws scheduled to hold through to October 2022 to enable more Quickteller users to participate in the music fest.
These draws were conducted under the regulatory eyes of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) and the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) in Lagos.
Speaking on the promo, the Executive Vice President & Group Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Interswitch Group, Ms Cherry Eromosele, said that the company remained keen on rewarding customers by addressing their various pain points.
Ms Eromosele remarked, “Through the Interswitch One Africa Music Fest, we continue to engage customers by satisfying their lifestyle needs beyond meeting their need for convenient, seamless and secure payments.
“The promo is ongoing, and we at Quickteller remain keen on addressing our customers’ pain points using various avenues, such as music and entertainment. We encourage Quickteller users to take advantage of this reward promo so that they can explore their passion and be witnesses to African talents and artistry outside the continent.”
To participate, existing and potential Quickteller users are encouraged to perform not less than three transactions throughout the promo period, where 20 Quickteller users will be selected to enjoy performances by top artists from across the African continent.
Real Estate Company Promises to Develop Remoland
By Adedapo Adesanya
A real estate company, Adron Homes, has promised to contribute its input to the development of Remo in Ogun State.
The group managing director and chief Executive Officer of Adron Homes, Mr Adetola EmmanuelKing, gave this assurance when he led the other senior management team to visit the Akarigbo of Remo, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi.
The team visited the monarch to celebrate his 60th birthday and his 5th-year reign as the paramount ruler of Remoland.
Mr Adetola said, “Five years of your pragmatic leadership, coupling your unifying qualities, abilities, and relentless attraction of investors to Remoland and the state at large, has transformed the entire Remo land into a development hub.
“Remo Growth & Development Foundation, formed under your headship and influence, promoted self-expression and developed a bond beyond Remoland to other countries where Remo indigenes are domiciled.
“We have reached a point in the growth of Nigeria as a whole where we cannot be undermined because of your leadership as the Akarigbo of Remoland.”
He further stated that Remo is now a safe area to live and conduct business without risk to people’s lives or property.
Also speaking, the non-executive director of Public Affairs and International Relations of Adron Homes, Ms Kemi Osude Laniyan, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to helping the communities of Remoland.
“As a company, through our CSR, have consistently put our host communities’ welfare at the forefront of our activities, we have touched their lives in various areas, such as education, security, and health, to name just a few, and we will continue to affect the lives and welfare of people positively,” she said.
In his remarks, the traditional ruler thanked his guests for the visit, promising to keep steering the activities of the Remoland to greater heights.
Quickteller Paypoint Rewards Over 1,000 Agents
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Over 1,000 agents of Quickteller Paypoint have been rewarded with exciting prizes from the company’s ongoing Double Up Promo.
Five of the winners, Bamidele Aminat, Ishaya Galion, Ayinla Habeeb of Achiever’s world, Edozie Joy, and Ilonwa Peter of Oxford Logistics, visited the Quickteller Paypoint premises to receive their prizes and celebrate their win.
The campaign was introduced by the financial inclusion services vehicle of Interswitch as part of its effort to reward agents’ loyalty.
The promo, which began in September, has seen participation from over 2,000 individuals/businesses within the Quickteller Paypoint agency network.
After a series of raffle draws monitored closely by relevant regulatory bodies like the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), the Lagos State Lottery Board (LSLB), and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NCLRC), more winners emerged from another raffle draw concluded recently.
Speaking on the Double Up Promo, the Marketing Manager of Quickteller Paypoint, Bunmilofe Akingbola, stated that the prize presentation ceremony was done to reward the effort and dedication of its agents across the country towards driving the goal of the consumer digital payments platform.
“Our major focus at Quickteller Paypoint is to deepen financial inclusion by bringing financial services closer to Nigerians, especially those who are in financially excluded regions, and we are really excited about the capable partners we have found in our agents across the country.
“Today, we are rewarding these reliable agents through our Double Up Promo, thereby enhancing their lives. While we impact the lives of these agents, we are also enthusiastic about being able to reach more financially excluded Nigerians and touch more lives through avenues like this.”
Winners who emerged from the draws showed excitement and gratitude to Quickteller Paypoint for recognising their role in driving the growth of financial inclusion across the country and rewarding them for playing such a noble role.
They also opined about the financial freedom they have enjoyed since becoming Quickteller Paypoint agents, explaining that it is very lucrative and the Quickteller Paypoint team is very supportive.
At the heart of Quickteller Paypoint is the urge to deploy technological solutions to help drive the growth of financial inclusion in Nigeria and Africa at large. Through this promo, the company reaffirms its vision to onboard more potential agents who can also create income for themselves while making Nigeria a more financially included economy.
Uncover Skincare Raises $1m to Expand into Nigeria
By Adedapo Adesanya
Kenya-based Uncover Skincare, which is seeking to revolutionise the beauty and personal care sector through data-led manufacturing, has raised a $1 million seed fund to expand into the Nigerian market.
The funding round saw the participation of FirstCheck Africa, Samata Capital, Future Africa, IgniteXL, in addition to angel investors, ex-SokoWatch COO, Kwenhui Tawah, and ex-L’Oreal executive and current WPP Scangroup CEO, Patricia Ithau. The new funding brings the total amount raised by Uncover, since its launch in 2020, to $1.225 million.
The company recently introduced a new range of skin products in the market, with plans to launch more next year. Its products are sold through its online platform, on marketplaces, and in the stores of partner brands.
Uncover was launched after incubation at Antler. It uses African botanicals and outsources its manufacturing to Korean original design manufacturers, who they say ensure its products are healthy, safe, affordable, and effective.
Speaking with Tech Crunch, the co-founder and chief executive officer of the company, Sneha Mehta, said, “We are using the funding to launch more products, go into additional markets, and also double down on our tech and data to effectively produce, reach and market to our audience.
“Our production happens in Korea (one of the world’s biggest beauty markets), where we are leveraging the best technology, labs, and scientists in the world who understand stability testing, safe ingredients, and formulations. We are able to deliver because women in our community have graciously provided information and tried our products to help us formulate specifically for this market,” said Mehta.
The startup also offers virtual consultations through an in-house esthetician, and produces skin-tertainment content to reach more users, and recently introduced a skin quiz for personalized recommendations.
The CEO said since launching, the startup’s revenue has grown 20-fold, buoyed by the growing demand for its products and the community it continues to build.
“We have had incredible traction since, and our community has grown from zero to about 60,000 women in Kenya in two years… we have built brand awareness, loyalty, and our values of education and, knowledge and empowerment have been established at the market,” she said.
Uncover hopes to continue building and strengthening this community, starting with Kenya and Nigeria, which are the next major beauty and personal-brand markets in the continent after South Africa.
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