Wednesday, August 15, 2018

5 Reasons Why Should Start Using RideMe Taxi Today


Taxi apps are here to stay in Nigeria. Four years ago, Nigeria had no trace of taxi apps existing in the country however there are now over 15 taxi apps operating in the country. The increase in the number of players in the taxi market In Nigeria has led to more choices for riders. Lagos has the highest number of e-hailing drivers in Nigeria followed by Abuja and port-Harcourt.

RideMe Taxi is among the new taxi apps vying for market share in Nigeria. RideMe Taxi is owned by ATB Techsoft Solutions Ltd, an indigenous technology solutions company with over 10 years in business. RideMe Taxi is quite affordale and safe for riders in Lagos. The app which is only available in Lagos and has shown enormous potential to compete with market leaders; Uber and Taxify. Here are five reasons why you should download RideMe Taxi.   

Stability

One of the frustrations of using some apps is the stability of the app. Issues such as constant crashing and bugs remain a setback for many Nigerian apps. RideMe Taxi has been able to overcome this issue by building its technology to withstand the peculiarities of different smartphones. Riders and drivers on RideMe platform can rest assured of the best technology for their movement in and around Lagos city.

Affordability

RideMe Taxi was built to match the lifestyle of the average worker in Lagos. Taxi services isn’t a luxury as such RideMe Taxi has been able to make its fare quite affordable for all. If you don’t use a taxi for your movement around Lagos, then here is an opportunity to use one. RideMe Taxi is an affordable taxi app to use in Lagos. RideMe Taxi charges N300 as base fare, N65 per Km and N10 per minutes. A typical trip from Ikeja city mall to Eko Hotel & Suites, VI barring any traffic delay would cost you between N1800 to N2500, which is quite affordable.

Excellent customer support

One of the key components of any successful company is the way they treat and respond to customer issues. Customer experience has become a vital element of any company that intends to acquire and retain customers. RideMe Taxi has started on a good part by building a responsive customer support team. It has even gone a step ahead of its competitors by introducing a live chat on its app. This makes it easier to resolve complaints from riders and drivers. Typically, it takes less than 5 minutes to get a response from RideMe support via live chat or email; Hello@rideme.ng.


Instant request

RideMe Taxi may have launched in July 15, 2018 but how it has been able to get so many drivers on its platform within a very short time has been quite impressive. Its drivers are spread out in most parts of Lagos with Ikeja and VI seeing the highest number of registered drivers on its platform. This has drastically reduced the waiting time for drivers. If RideMe Taxi continues at this rate, it will be able to achieve waiting time of less than 1 minute to get a driver.

Security-enabled

RideMe Taxi is a safe taxi app to use in Lagos. Security is a big issue in Nigeria. Hence it becomes important for technology companies to incorporate some form of security feature into their platforms. RideMe Taxi takes the security of its drivers and riders very seriously. It has built a one-click SOS feature on its app that connects riders and drivers to their emergency contacts whenever they are in danger. Riders and drivers can set two emergency contacts who they could reach out to during emergencies.

RideMe Taxi is creating a whole new experience for riders and drivers in Lagos with its sleek features. RideMe Taxi is definitely an affordable and safe taxi app to use in Lagos. Riders can enjoy mouth-watering promotions on the app such as free rides for first time users who book a ride using card payment. (PROMOCODE: FREERIDES). RideMe Taxi also gives riders N800 bonus in their wallet when they refer their friends to download the app. RideMe Taxi will no doubt become a household name for many riders in Lagos State if it keeps to its brand promise.  

Friday, August 10, 2018

As An Upcoming Artiste, You Either Have A Sponsor Or You Are A Yahoo"—Weflo


Fast-rising singer, Weflo has stated that no youth can make it in the Nigerian music industry with their own money. Asked why yahoo-yahoo is believed to be rampant among many upcoming artistes, the UNILAG graduate explained that if you are not getting someone to finance you but you have been able to shoot so many high quality videos, then you are either into fraud or other illicit means of raising money.


While speaking in an interview with reporters about his newly released video, "Ise" shot by top Director Paul Gambit, Weflo lamented that the Nigerian environment is not conducive for upcoming talents because the cost of establishing your musical talent is almost like the cost of going into an oil and gas business.


"The Nigerian music industry is not for a poor person, and this is not to discourage any upcoming artiste from coming into the industry, but the truth is that if you as an upcoming artiste doesn't have anyone backing you financially, you will be depending on only fate to even get attention. Studio fees alone will not allow you to beable to express all your talent. It will restrict you from doing as many songs as you want. Your hit song is probably among the ones you haven't yet have money to record. When time comes to promote the audio, the media will cut your neck and you may eventually not beable to promote the song.


"Don't even let me start with video directors. Sometimes to get a standard video shoot at 1millin Naira, you have to beg directors. Don't also talk about DJs, radio stations and Alaba mix and so on.This is why for every 20 successful artistes making waves, there are probably more than 200 thousand others looking up to God for studio fees. That is why a lot of artistes are into Yahoo and all sorts of means to raise money. It's not in my place to judge anyone, because we are all responsible for our actions at the end of the day. So if you find an upcoming artistes who is shooting all types of internationally standard videos and spends so much promoting them, then money comes from either one of the aforementioned means; not to deny that there are occasional exceptions where the song just go viral without any major effort. In my case though, i have been lucky to have the full support of my parents financially and in all ramifications." Weflo stated.


Explaining further, Weflo says "You might want to ask, can't an artiste get a part time job and save up for his music career? The truth is, like i said earlier, the type of capital you need to succeed in the music business is not the type you use starting a small scale business. You need millions to run it. If you start small, fine!; but 9 out of 10 times you will not break through until you find a sponsor. Maybe if you earn a 7-figure salary, but how many youths in Nigeria earn a 7-figure salary? The few that do are most likely not into music."


Weflo however advised that the best way forward is for banks, government and corporate bodies to support the industry.


"We are in an era where music videos reach 100million views on Youtube, I dream of an industry where a brand for instance can take up the bill of an artiste's musical video shoot in exchange for a feature of their product or service in the video. Banks should also beable to give loans to artistes and government needs to fund entertainment same way they fund sports", he advised.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Nigerian Philantropist, Akomolafe Olatunji, Donates To 300 Kids In South Africa


In an era where the stories of Nigerians in South Africa spoiling the country's image has become the order of the day, there is one patriotic Nigerian changing the conversation.


A  South African based gentleman and philantropist, Akomolafe Olatunji, who ks the CEO of  H- Son Foundation, South Africa has donated decided to give back to his host country by donating winter jackets and shoes to 300 kids in Nolungile Primary School South Africa. 


According to Akomolafe, "helping kids stay in school with good school shoes, uniforms. and helping the needy generally is my passion. It’s all about charity and helping humanity."


Below are some photos from his outreach..



Friday, July 27, 2018

WHEN IN NEED FOUNDATION BRINGS SUCCOUR TO PEOPLE OF NASARAWA STATE


The people of Nassarawa state, recently, had so much to be thankful for as medical relief and intervention came to them thanks to When In Need Foundation (W.I.N).


W.I.N, founded by Dr. Ecton-Dunkley, which since  inception has been run with her savings, investment and salary, on June 18th embark on another challenge by taking free medical mission initiative to Kardako Health Centre, Kardako Nasarawa State.



The medical support team included the 15 Medical Doctors, 10 Pharmacists, 15 Optometrists, Nurses and about 20 Volunteers support team. With the crowd who came to get free healthcare, screened for various diseases, malaria, typhoid and high blood pressure among others. Not less than 3000 people were seen by a doctor, evaluated, checked for particular ailments etc. Malaria was the most prevalent of the illnesses and the statistics is jarring in north central region of Nigeria. 



According to the organisers, during this healthcare free medical intervention, medical supplies enough to fill one 40 foot container was shipped from the United States, wheel Chairs, vitamins, blood pressure monitors, over the counter prescriptions etc. 










Saturday, July 21, 2018

Lady Calls Out Tattoo Expert, Bizzyaski, Over Bumbum Tattoo


A lady has called out Nigerian celebrity tatto artiste and beautician, Bizzyaski on his birthday. According to the lady who goes by the name Grace Ashaye on Instagram, the tattoo expert refused to draw butterfly tattoo on her bumbum for free,asking her to pay for the service.


This infuriated Grace who took to Bizzyaki's to post the below comment on one of his birthday post.


"Which birthday are you celebrating. Whats ur problem sef. Ordinary to draw ordinary butterfly tattoo on my butts you they charge. You want to build mansion in banana island abi? Rubbish. Weyrey somebody. Who do you think you are? Japaa", Grace fumes.


Bizzyaski in his response clapped back at the lady saying; "Ordinary tattoo, you say? You fit take biro draw am for your bumbum nau. That your face like monkey yansh."

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

"Why I Will Never Take An Artiste To Court"–Kennis Music, CEO Kenny Ogungbe 


Music mogul, Kenny Ogunbe has looked into some emerging trends in the global music industry, particularly the Nigerian music industry and gave some shocking revelation.


The founder of Kennis Music in an interview with Nigerian Celebrity Armed Wrestling revealed that unlike in the past where talents is the main demands to appeal to the world, hype is now more important to make an artiste successful with the revolution of social media and the internet


The Kennis boss stated that the most talented are no longer the most celebrated nowadays, but the most syndicated.


"When we started, there was no internet, we used to hawk our music at the back of our booth all around Lagos but the internet is a phenomenon that we are all excited about and keying in now. If you are caught sleeping in this internet age, you are gone...more stars are being made through the internet now...and hype is all an artistes actually need now. Infact, talent is just 10percent, while hype is 90 of what is important to make an artiste now".


Ogungbe also speak widely about the trend of every artistes wanting to start their own labels.


"People used to mock us when started. When artistes started leaving our label to start their own, they mocked us even more; they blamed us. Now, those people are setting up labels everywhere and signing artistes; those artistes too are leaving them to set up their own record labels. When these artistes too sign up other artistes, the artistes also leave to set up labels. So, you can see that Kennis Music has been justified. At the end of the day, there is nobody that will not want to start his or her own thing. Tubaba has Digital Hypertek, and he is still my brother. We see often, i go to his club. So it is relationships that matter."



Baba Keke, as he is fondly called also blamed Nigerian journalists for much of the controversies often sorrrounding artistes and record label relationships.


He said "There is no where in the world where artistes leave a record label and it becomes news. But Nigerian journalists, and i say this with a deep sense of respect, because as you know i am a journalist myself; Nigerian journalists are always on the side of the artiste even if the artiste is at fault. They will write rubbish about the label without bothering to contact them....In Nigeria, the banks will not even support an artiste, but one individual will see you, believe in your talent and invest millions on you, then after that you will say you are leaving when you both still have a contract; will you be happy if you were that investor? But journalists will ignore that to write rubbish about the label, simply because they like the artistes' music...Nigerians generally don't celebrate record labels".


Kenny Ogungbe however said he will never take an artiste to court for anything. 


According to him; "Record label owners are taking legal actions against the artistes when they breach contracts, which is fine on a business concern. But  i can't bother myself taking a Nigerian artiste to court because i am a leader in this industry. I am a pioneer, i started all this and i can't be part of the people that built an industry and also break it. If you are doing something wrong as my artiste, i will call you to order and advice you as an elder, father and a brother. But if you still insists on towing the part, i will just leave you".


Speaking about hierarchy in artiste management, he clarified some common notions such as, who the boss is between an artiste, the manager or financier; 


" The artiste is the boss of his manager because the artiste employed him. That's the standard all over the world. If the artiste is no longer satisfied with the service of the manager, he can fire him. However, i must say that the position of an artiste manager is an exalted one, a very glorious one. The financier on the other hand is who he is; he is the executive producer, he is the boss. The person who pays you is your boss. He finances your talent because you can't; he is your boss. Many of this artistes don't even know this and they need to know."


He advised young artistes;  "To have Respect is the only advise i will give to young artistes. Majority of the successful artistes you see shining now, let me not mention names, had nothing before they started. The money came from financier,it could be family members or parents, but once they attain a little success they starts carrying their shoulders up. That's a very wrong way of life. That person who helped you when you had nothing, respect that person."














Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Nigerian Model Vera Gerald Shows Off Her Flawless Skin In New Photos, As She Comes For Bleachers


Vera Gerald, Nigerian actress/advertising model has released stunning new photos on her IG page. The talented actress and brand model shared the photos which shows her flawless skin and advised black people who are fond of changing their skin color to light skin to stop, because the habit is now making most people think every light skin person bleached their skin.


"Maybe the Nigerian Govt should also follow in the steps of Ghana which recently banned bleaching products in the country. It appears that these days, everyone is light skinned- even those whose mothers and fathers are charcoal black. My light skin is natural, and i won't have cared if it was black because i really do admire people with clean black skin as well; however it's becoming a big embarrassment to me when i meet new people and they're asking me, "What cream do you use, i want to have a skin as light as yours". 


"I dont know if any of you naturally light-skinned people can relate . Please, whatever skin complexion you were born with, learn to appreciate it. There is more to you than your skin colour. Being light skinned will not make you more attractive than the person with a lovely black skin. It's pointless trying to impress any man by bleaching, because he doesnt want you the way God created you. If you need to bleach to impress a man and keep him, you will eventually lose him when your skin gets damaged. And your previously lovely dark skinned would have been lost for the right people to admire. God doesnt make a mistake. Believe in yourself. #embraceyourbody."



Saturday, June 16, 2018

Meet Nigerian Single Mum Of 3 Who Left Nigeria at Age 17, Now Changes Life Globally


When In Need (W.I.N.) Foundation a Nigerian own international NGO is currently receiving massive accolades home and abroad from notable personalities including, Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed,the Senior Special Adviser to Nigerian President on Social Investment Programmes, and US Senator, James Sanders, for its immense contribution to humanity.


The Foundation supports individuals in need in healthcare by assembling team of doctors with expertise to test and treat malaria, typhoid, diabetes, high blood pressure, eye issues etc. Her Foundation  also supports orphanages, schools, homeless shelter, the disabled and elderly in need around the world. So far, as an international NGO, When In Need Foundation has  carried out its missions, not only in Nigeria but Chile, United Kingdom, Argentina, USA, Italy , Spain ,Dominican Republic and many other countries.


This is in addition to giving educational grants and scholarships to disadvantaged individuals to continue their vocation.


The story of the brain behind the foundation, Chief Dr. Chetachi Nwoga Ecton, from Mbaise, Imo state, is one that will inspire many, particularly young women. She was not always rich and had a difficult time with her kids at her early stage of her life.



While speaking to the media on what inspired her to give back to the society, she opened up on her life; "As a single mother of three that came to the United State when I was 17, I fought for my family to have a better life. As fortunate as we have been, we didn’t get there without help along the way. That is why I formed the When In Need Foundation. To provide a hand to the most vulnerable and under-served people in this world."



According to the CEO, funding has been a challenge from the inception of the organization. 


"So far most of the funding has come from me. I use my savings and investments to fund the foundation. We have only recently began to attract small donations. But we still hope to attract corporate sponsorship and partners to help us continue our message of hope and lifting people in need up. Our foundation is big on transforming lives and Creating Impact. Such is what makes the foundation unique…the fact that we are mostly self funded and on ground to actually do the work", she explained in an interviewed.


As they say, Charity begins at home, one of the monumental projects carried out so far is the provision of pipe-borne water to over 30,000 population of Ngor Okpala town in Imo state, where there was no healthy source of water prior. Similarly, indigenes of Ahiazu in Mbaise and Ideato Imo State have enjoyed a generous support of the foundation having cater to the health of over 12 thousand adults and Children.



Speaking further about upcoming projects of the foundation, Dr. Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton ,  stated from 18th of June 2018,  the foundation is embarking on a medical outreach in three locations in the country which are; Kadarko local government in Nasarawa state, Chibiri Community in Kuje Area Council FCT Abuja, and Okitipupa Local Government  in Ondo State.


The dates are 18th June, 23th June and 30 June to 1st July accordingly. 3000 and more beneficiaries are targeted for each locations.


While inviting well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies to always support NGOs such as this as it is not easy funding such massive project with personal finance, the CEO of When In Need Foundation applauded Nigerians who are doing the little they can in alleviate the plights of the needy around them.


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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Minutes after complaining about his car, final year student dies in auto crash .


A final year Sociology student of the Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State, has lost his life in an auto crash involving his 3-week old car, moments after telling a friend that the car wanted to kill him

Daniel Ilesanmi aka Smade, who just wrote is final exam and submitted his project, died this evening after losing control of th car which ended up being cut into two after veering off its lane and crashing into an SUV, along the Challenge – toll gate. 

One other person also died in the crash. Smade recently won the award of the “Multimedia Practitioner of the Year” in the Lead City University Awards which held in April 2018.

ntel Emerges Telecoms Company Of The Year


ntel, Nigeria’s revolutionary telecommunications company has won the awards for the Telecoms Company of The Year for its innovation in the fast emerging Nigerian telecoms market.

At the recently held Leadership Conference and Awards, organised by The Leadership Newspapers, in Abuja, ntel which recently got a new CEO in the person of Ernest Akinlola, smiled home with the coveted honour amidst pomp and pageantry.


Other brands honoured alongside ntel at the prestigious event are Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, whose founder, Innocent Chukuma bagged The Business Person of the Year award, while the Federal Inland Revenue Service won the Government Agency of the Year 2017 award. Other award categories are as follows: Company of the Year, which was won by Air Peace; Brand of the Year, Zenith Bank Plc; Product of the Year, Labana Rice; CEO of the Year, Chief Executive Officer of Eta-Zuma, Innocent Zuma.

Since the entrance of Ernest Akinola, who boasts of over 20 years telecoms, media and technology experience from senior roles in multiple companies in Europe, Southern Africa and Nigeria, the company has been witnessing new innovations and optimum service delivery. 

Although ntel has been proving 4G/LTE-Advanced network that delivers superfast call-connect times, crystal clear Voice-over-LTE and extraordinarily high Internet 

access speed; according to Akinlola, the brand is set to unlock tremendous untapped capabilities which can provide a steep change in customer experience for large enterprise, SMEs and consumers in the days ahead.

Monday, May 28, 2018

"This Is Nigeria, Everybody Is Not A Criminal"—Nigerian-Us Performer, Jemiriye Blasts Falz Over His New Song



Former Nigerian Idol contestant and US based Nigerian performer, Jemiriye has faulted "THIS IS NIGERIA", the much celebrated new video by rapper Falz. Jemiriye believes that the continue chanting of "THIS IS NIGERIA, EVERYBODY IS A CRIMINAL" is an insult on the hardworking innocent Nigerians out there.  


According to the songstress, if Falz believes that every Nigerian is a criminal, then his father, Femi Falana is sitting on that table as well; he's simply saying his own father who has worked so hard as a lawyer is a criminal. Below is how Jemiriye shared it on her Facebook page....










Friday, May 25, 2018

Lady Shares Her Experience, Dating An Insecure Man Who Sniffs Her Vagina

A lady has shared her experience, dating an insecure man who sniffs her vagina regularly to be sure she wasn't cheating on him. The lady who claimed that although, the man has his good sides, some of his other bad behaviours leaves much to be desired.




Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"Why Afropop Artistes Can't Win a Grammy"-De-Code


The recent statement by HipTV boss, Ayo Animashaun, that the Grammy Awards is not for Nigerians, has continue to generate reactions from different quarters.


Also reacting to the statement is Nigerian High-Life singer Kingsley C. Egwu popularly known as De-Code.


According to De-Code who spoke to with the press in Lagos, musicians winning the Grammies in Africa are musically not the mate of many of the young artistes clamouring for the awards in the country recently.


De-Code stated that the musicians who can can dream of being nominated are the artistes whose music are more traditional and original.



"I just laugh at many Afropop artistes saying that they want to win the Grammy. Is it with the type of music many Nigerian artistes are singing now? I agree with Ayo Animashaun,Grammy is not for Nigerians. And i will explain further. First let me encourage all Nigerian artistes to sell their culture through music. You can't sell ice to the Eskimos; the only thing we can genuinely own and sell which the outside world will easily buy is our uniqueness, rather than trying to be like them.  Many reigning Nigerian artistes today still try to sound like Drake, Chris Brown or Migos. Winning an award like the Grammy is not even by hanging out with American stars, featuring them or they knowing you. It’s more about the unique thing you bring to the music table. You don't expect the organizers to put an R&B artiste from Africa on the nominees categories with real Americans, not to talk of that artiste winning when too many brilliant artistes in America don't have a nomination let alone win; just like you don't expect Ayo Animashaun to add Drake and Beyonce to the Best Rap and Best R&B categories in the Headies Awards respectively. Perhaps, it’s easy to be linked to the Grammy somehow if a foreign artiste features you and the song wins a Grammy, but we are talking about you owning one yourself", De-Code explains.


De-Code explains further; "You would realize that the African musicians who have either won or  nominated in the past such as Angelique Kidjo, King Sunny Ade, Femi Kuti, Ladysmith Black Mambazo,  Ali Farka TourĂ©, Soweto Mass Choir, Youssou N’dour, Owuor Arunga and many more are not “commercial” artistes. Their music even sound like folklore and many of these musicians have won multiple times. They are not the mate of anyone of the currently reigning crop of Nigerian artistes when you talk about their musical prowess. These people, aside their music being highly indigenous, are usually nominated under the International or World Music categories, which is the only category reserved for Africans and other outsiders. And who says we need to win Grammies to validate our talents?"

Friday, May 11, 2018

Nigerian Student Invents Multi-purpose Cleaner From Waste Products (Photos)

A 400 level student of Microbiology, Ajayi Crowther University, David Oluwatobiloba Adeyemi, is currently being applauded for has invented an eco-E product which is from the special recycling of fruits and Kitchen wastes.


According to the young student, who is already a Nigerian Heritage Icons Ambassador of Youth, the eco-E product is a multipurpose purpose cleaner that has the ability of serving as a pesticide, insecticide, fertilizer, water purifier, skin care agent, dish washer, air freshener and purifier and also car, sink and toilet washers at different dilutions, and detergent.


"I am excited to beable to contribute my quota to the development of Nigeria with this innovation. I am a strong believer and advocate of greatness of the Nigerian youths. We are hardworking and creative. We can rub shoulders with our contemporaries all over the world," enthused Tobilobaba fondly called "Innovative David" among friends and colleagues.


Innovative David explains further about the benefit of the eco-E Product;


"I encourage sponsors to come in and partner with me in developing the eco-E Product to go public because it is cheaper and more affordable, non toxic, all functions in one product, Eco-friendly, promotes healthy living through its 100% organic policy, reduces environmental pollution and allergy".


David Tobiloba's eco-E Product was showcased at a Science Fair held at the Ajayi Crowther University and witnessed by several dignitaries who all agreed that indeed, the product was a laudable innovation.