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ONE AFRICA MUSIC FEAST DUBAI: 10 lucky fans to win 3-days all expense paid trip
Pepsi are offering to sponsor 10 lucky fans to join Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Davido and other African singers at the 2017 ONE Africa Music Fest in DUBAI.

That’s right, these lucky people will be getting a full VVIP experience during an all expense paid 3-DAY holiday.

The One Africa Music Fest is the biggest festival with a focus on African music, it has toured major cities all over the world and you could be on your way to the next edition in November.

Details on how to grab this opportunity are available on Pepsi’s social media accounts, and you might want to go turn on post notifications so you don’t get left out. Just saying…

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See you on the other side… #NoShakinCarryGo2Dubai

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Amazing success tips resonate at inaugural Stanbic IBTC Youth Leadership Series

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Amazing success tips resonate at inaugural Stanbic IBTC Youth Leadership Series

L-R: Executive Director, Personal & Business Banking, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Mr. Babatunde Macaulay; Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Dr. Demola Sogunle; Chairman, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Mr. Basil Omiyi; and Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Mr. Yinka Sanni; at the inaugural edition of the Stanbic IBTC Youth Leadership Series dubbed – Against The Odds in Lagos on Thursday, 25 January, 2018.

‘Amazing success tips resonate at inaugural Stanbic IBTC Youth Leadership Series’

Living up to its theme, Against The Odds, the maiden edition of the Stanbic IBTC Youth Leadership Series provided a platform where three exceptional Nigerians spoke on the imperative of resilience, hardwork and perseverance to achieve individual, corporate and national goals.

The event, which held in Lagos on Thursday 25 January, 2018, attracted a huge audience of students and youth, bankers, investors, artists, captains of industry, and the business community.

Guest speakers, Kechi Okwuchi, a survivor of the ill-fated Sosoliso plane crash of December 2005; Member Feese, survivor of the United Nations Building bomb blast in Abuja; and Cobhams Asuquo, renowned music producer who was born blind, said if they could become role models by overcoming the grim challenges they faced, then nobody should give up the quest to succeed.

In his welcome address, Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Mr. Yinka Sanni, said underlining the youth empowerment motivational series is a mission by the organization to inspire the youth, who are the leaders of today, not tomorrow, to strive to achieve their potential, regardless of the odds. The three lead speakers, he said, symbolized what is when people imbibe the evergreen cliché – “where there is a will, there is a way.”

L-R: Lead speaker, Cobahms Asuquo; lead speaker, Member Feese; Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Mr. Yinka Sanni; lead speaker, Kechi Okwuchi; and Chairman, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Mr. Basil Omiyi; at the inaugural edition of the Stanbic IBTC Youth Leadership Series dubbed – Against The Odds in Lagos on Thursday, 25 January, 2018.

The future of Nigeria and Africa is in the hands of the youth and there is no better time to arouse and deepen their knowledge and entrepreneurial skills than now. He said Stanbic IBTC is constantly exploring innovative ways of expanding the scope of its coverage and focus on the youth segment, otherwise known as the millennials, given the importance of the demography to national development, entrepreneurship drive and economic growth and development of the nation.

“The Youth Leadership Series is tailored after the annual Stanbic IBTC Business Leadership Series, an annual event that facilitates the sharing of knowledge and information among local and international participants who are drawn from key sectors of the economy. The overarching objective is to stimulate deeper engagements and outcomes for the sectors as well as unlock investment opportunities in the country,” Sanni said. He added that the Group decided it had become imperative for it to retool and re-strategize its efforts geared towards building the next generation of Nigerian leaders – the youths, in line with its commitment to growing that very important segment of the society.

“The popular saying that children are the leaders of tomorrow, as cliché as it may sound, for us at Stanbic IBTC, we believe that the youths are the leaders for today and because we understand just how easily one can get distracted or discouraged by the different challenges we face in our lives; our youths therefore need to be aptly and constantly guided, mentored, inspired and motivated, not just to attain their goals but in order for them to actualize their full potential,” Sanni added.

Member Feese said the grace of God and prayers of Nigerians made her stronger and more determined to live and succeed, in the aftermath of the Abuja bomb blast, as the easier option would have been to live with the pain and trauma of the experience for the rest of her life. She pledged to continue with her advocacy work to support and encourage people in similar situations.

Amazing success tips resonate at inaugural Stanbic IBTC Youth Leadership Series

L-R: Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Dr. Demola Sogunle; lead speaker, Cobahms Asuquo; lead speaker, Member Feese; Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Mr. Yinka Sanni; lead speaker, Kechi Okwuchi; and Chairman, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Mr. Basil Omiyi; at the inaugural edition of the Stanbic IBTC Youth Leadership Series dubbed – Against The Odds in Lagos on Thursday, 25 January, 2018.

Kechi Okwuchi, who survived the Sosoliso crash, later went ahead to bag a First Class Degree from the University of Thomas Houston, Texas and emerged a finalist at America’s Got Talent. Her simple message to anyone faced with any affliction is:

“don’t let your pains stunt you growth” and ‘don’t allow the scars to retard you.”

Cobahms Asuquo, the only blind child among seven siblings, said his condition gave him no choice than to live with it and find fulfillment. The first survival principle he learned early in life was to negotiate, which gave him the room to get what he lacked and to take control of his destiny. He urged people to always bring something to the table as;

“nobody owes you anything. You must work until nobody sees your disability. What they will see is your ability and contributions to society. Your disability simply disappears.”

“Through the travails, experiences and achievements of these exceptional young individuals, in spite of the hard-knock life and the odds, we hope to inspire, motivate and provoke the can-do spirit of our youth community and imbibe in them the strength of character, and tenacity to never give up but to constantly aspire to attain their full potential in life,” Sanni concluded.

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a full service financial services group with a clear focus on three main business pillars – Corporate and Investment Banking, Personal and Business Banking and Wealth Management. Standard Bank Group, to which Stanbic IBTC Holdings belongs, is the largest African bank by assets and market capitalization. It is rooted in Africa with strategic representation in 20 countries on the African continent. Standard Bank has been in operation for over 154 years and is focused on building first-class, on-the-ground financial services institutions in chosen countries in Africa; and connecting selected emerging markets to Africa by applying sector expertise, particularly in natural resources, power and infrastructure.

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Taxify Reacts to Dorcas Shola Fapson Abduction Allegation

Estonian international transportation network company, Taxify has reacted to the alleged abduction and attempted rape as reported by Nollywood actress, Dorcas Shola Fapson.

Read below the statement Verge24.com just received from the company:

Early today, we received troubling news of an incident that occurred between a (male) driver-partner and a (female) rider on our platform where allegations of harassment and violence have been made.

Upon receiving news of this incident, we immediately contacted the rider and expressed our concern to her in person. Our lawyers have petitioned the State Intelligence Bureau and the Nigerian Police Force to take up the matter. The incident is currently under investigation with these authorities and we are giving all the necessary cooperation.

We at Taxify are committed to providing reliable ride experiences for our riders. Creating a safe and healthy experience is an absolute part of this.

We have zero tolerance for any and all forms of harassment and violence.

It is our policy to immediately ensure that upon such serious allegations – as in this case – the drivers account and access to the platform are taken away, which we have done.

We will be following the case with the State Intelligence Bureau and the Police keenly. We are determined to help see it to a just resolution.

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Santiago Ribeiro’s Art Featured in Times Square, New York

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Santiago Ribeiro's Art Featured in Times Square, New York

Santiago Ribeiro’s Art Featured in Times Square, New York

During the multimedia exhibition of Santiago Ribeiro in Times Square, New York, was announced the exhibition “Osmosis-Kiraméki Transfigured!” in the center of Paris and also the exhibition Surrealism Now in Coimbra, Portugal.

The art of Portuguese surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro will be shown openly on the giant screens of Thomson Reuters and Nasdaq OMX Group in Times Square, New York in all year of 2018 and it was started in July 19 of 2017.

“As usual, every time, I do something different and innovative and the idea of ​​exhibiting in Times Square, New York, shows how the media and new technologies are a modern way of spreading our art,” he said. said Ribeiro.

Your work will be displayed daily, randomly, alternately, for several minutes in each session, through December 31, 2017.

Based on dreams and visions, the surreal metaphorical image of Ribeiro surprises, breaks and unleashes mixed feelings.

His paintings have been described as “complex compositions illustrating deep concerns about modern society and its individual and collective behavior.”

Born in Coimbra, Ribeiro attended art classes at the Avelar Brotero School and the Escola Superior de Educação in Coimbra.

He organized and participated in numerous solo and group art exhibitions in Portugal and abroad.

Ribeiro’s work has been featured at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, in the Portuguese American Journal, in Digital Meets CulturePressenza fr,metroNews.ru Pravda in Portuguese,  The Herald News, Associated Pressand many other publications.

Her work is represented in several private collections, as well as in the contemporary art collection of the Machado de Castro National Museum and the Bissaya Barreto Foundation in Coimbra, Portugal.

He dedicated his life to painting and promoting 21st century surrealist art through exhibitions around the world in Berlin, Moscow, Dallas, Los Angeles, Mississippi, Warsaw, Nantes, Paris, Florence, Madrid Granada, Barcelona, ​​Lisbon , Belgrade, Monte Noire, Romania, Japan, Taiwan and Brazil.

In addition, he is the mentor of the great international project Surrealism Now, where the city of Coimbra will open its doors to the International Exhibition of Art of Surrealism. This year, November 17, 2018 in the Museum of Chiado and in the House of Culture of Coimbra in Portugal.

The world’s largest surrealist art exhibition of the 21st century with 107 surrealist artists from 45 countries on five continents.

See more pictures below.

Santiago Ribeiro's Art Featured in Times Square, New York

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