Guangzhou Automobile Company (GAC Motor) Secures Exclusive Rights for the Second Season of FORBES AFRICA: My Worst Day with Peace Hyde

The show has one of the highest viewerships on the Pan-African business channel CNBC Africa

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – January 16, 2018 – Guangzhou Automobile Company (GAC Motor) (www.GAC-Motor.com), one of the top five biggest Chinese automobile manufacturers, has secured the exclusive rights for the flagship FORBES AFRICA television show, My Worst Day with Peace Hyde. The partnership comes after the successful launch of the first season, which profiled some of the leading business moguls including Aliko Dangote, Folorunsho Alakija, Tonye Cole, Herman Mashaba, Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi among many others.

“We are very pleased to have this new partnership with GAC Motor. The show has one of the highest viewerships on the Pan-African business channel, CNBC Africa (www.CNBCafrica.com), and has set the benchmark as the most engaging program featuring some of the most successful moguls of our time. To be able to continue the next season with such a prestigious brand like GAC is amazing,” says Peace Hyde, the show’s host and Head of Digital Media and Partnerships and West Africa Correspondent for FORBES AFRICA.

“We are proud to be part of this historic moment with FORBES AFRICA. We believe the two brands share the same vision of excellence and through the My Worst Day show, we hope to assure Nigerians that, no matter what they go through, good or bad, they can always rely on GAC Motors,” says Chief Diana Chan, Chairman of Choice International, owner of GAC Motor franchise, Nigeria.

“The FORBES AFRICA brand is renowned for its quality and prestige and we believe the partnership with GAC sits well with the brand. These are the types of people you do not hear from on a daily basis and for one program to be able to pull them together at the same time is a feat worth celebrating,” says Frederic Van de vyver, Head of CNBC Africa, West Africa.

About CNBC Africa:
CNBC Africa (www.CNBCafrica.com) is Africa’s most powerful multiplatform business media brand; owned by Africa Business News and headquartered in Johannesburg, is part of the global CNBC family, reaching audiences in over 100 countries. Together with its companion site CNBCAfrica.com, CNBC Africa focuses on business, money, finance and economic news originating from sub-Saharan Africa. CNBC is available in 90% of sub-Saharan Africa through DTH and satellite TV operator, Canal Plus, DStv, Kwese, MultiChoice Africa, StarTimes Nigeria, Vubiquity and Black. You can also access CNBC Africa through our digital live stream. CNBC has bureaus in over 15 cities, including, Lagos, Abuja, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Accra, Kigali. CNBC currently has an estimated patronage of over 500,000 viewers in South Africa. Viewership data in other markets is not currently available.

About ABN:
ABN (http://ABN360.com) offers a holistic approach to telling Africa’s business story – first. With much-esteemed international brands such as CNBC Africa and FORBES AFRICA providing a broadcast and print platform respectively, the ABN conglomerate also offers resources to organize world-class events across the African continent, through ABN Productions. The ABN Training Institute boasts state-of-the-art facilities to provide media training among many other courses, while ABN Digital is the company’s online presence for your up-to-date business and markets news. Through its sub-brands, ABN aims to be Africa’s leading aggregator and distributor of business and economic news.

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10 Must-Have Items To Keep In Your Vehicle

AudioAge – LAGOS, Nigeria – 13 October 2016 – Perhaps you’ve been driving yourself for a long time? Or you just got your first car? The experience can be very exciting and at the same time intriguing. The joy of owning a car becomes short-lived when the car develops a fault on motion and you don’t have a personal driver. It feels like you’ve made a terrible mistake buying a car especially when it breaks down in the middle of nowhere. But not to worry!

FindADriver247.com, Africa’s number one platform for hiring drivers on a monthly or daily basis shares 10 items that you must keep in your vehicles to assist you in the midst of car breakdown:

  1. A basic toolkit:  You don’t want to weigh your car down too much, but you never know when an emergency might call for the use of a few basic tools, like screwdrivers, a tyre gauge, a jack and tools to help you remove a tyre. Your car might already come with a basic toolkit. Checkyour handbook for where to find it.
  2. A map:  While you’re probably able to find your location using your mobile phone (only when safely parked of course), you know that you’re bound to have no battery just when you really need it. There’s no harm in keeping an old fashioned map in your boot just in case you find yourself getting lost without your phone to help you.
  3. A basic first aid kit:  You never know when you might need to carry out some basic first aid while out on the road, whether it’s an accident you’ve been involved with, or one you’ve witnessed. Make sure you’ve always got items such as bandages, gauze, tape and disinfectant in the car.
  4. A spare in-car mobile phone charger: Especially if you’re a female driver driving alone, it’s crucial that you can call for help in an emergency, so always make sure you have a spare in-car charger in your car. You can buy a USB car charger quite cheaply, so all you have to do is connect the appropriate cable for your phone. Alternatively, you could get hold of a cheap spare mobile phone and keep it fully charged in your car in case you ever need it.
  5. A torch:  This is a simple one but could really help if you find yourself in trouble when it’s dark, especially if there aren’t any street lights (especially when NEPA takes light).
  6. Warning triangles:  If you break down you may find warning triangles helpful to warn approaching drivers of an obstruction in the road. Also, if you’re driving abroad, depending on the country you could end up with a fine if you don’t have warning triangles in your car.
  7. Spare engine coolant, oil and windscreen fluid:  This one’s a no-brainer, especially if you regularly drive long distances. Make sure you check your oil, water, antifreeze and screen wash levels regularly to avoid coming into difficulties on a long journey. You should also keep some spare supplies in the car just in case you run out while away from home. Only check or top up your engine coolant when the engine is cold (i.e. you haven’t driven the car for a while), as it’s a pressurised container.
  8. Spare warm clothing: We all know how cold it can get during rainy season, so pack a jumper or two, or maybe a blanket, in case you’re stuck waiting in or out of your car for a while.
  9. The contact numbers for your insurance and towing companies: Again, don’t rely on your mobile phone for this one. Just note down the key numbers for both your insurance and towing companies (including both Customer Service and the Claims Line, plus the emergency numbers if there are any) on a piece of paper and keep it somewhere safe – perhaps in the glove box of the car.
  10. Jump leads:  If you suddenly discover your car battery is dead, having a set of jump leads in your car will hopefully save you, providing a sympathetic driver stops to help, or you have someone to call who can come to your aid.

 

 

 

ABOUT FINDADRIVER247.COM

FindADriver247.com is Africa’s number one platform for hiring drivers to drive you in your vehicles anytime, anywhere and any day. The platform was created to eliminate the challenges associated with finding a reliable and trained driver as well as helping to provide vehicle owners with a plethora of payment plans to choose from.

With FindADriver247.com, except when it’s inevitable, you do not need to put any driver on a monthly salary; you can only pay for the days you use the services of a driver you hire on the platform. The platform also offers a replacement in case you don’t like a driver attached to you. In addition, vehicles and other properties of our customers are protected under relevant insurance policies that have been put in place in case of car theft by our drivers (which is highly improbable).

FindADriver247.com is owned and managed by Delivery Day Nigeria. All the drivers on our platform are staff of Delivery Day Nigeria, and are only available for daily or monthly hire at a very affordable rate. Drivers are available for hire on any of the following packages: Pay As You Use (Nightlife, Wedding & Party, Intra-city, and Inter-state); Permanent (Individual & Family); Corporate (Schools, SMEs, Multinationals & Public Sector).

5 Exciting ways self-driving cars will change your life

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AudioAge – LAGOS,  Nigeria – 25  March  2016 – Driverless cars are here. You just only need to check out the online buzz that these ingenious cars are making. They have been tried and certified fuel-efficient and relatively safe and these cars alongside shale oil and the economic downturn have contributed to the decline in oil prices.

Many in different parts of the world are waiting with bated breath when these cars will be rolled-out in their numbers as they can be life-changing. But in what ways? Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal  shares some of them.

 

Your driverless car will run errands

Since your car drives itself, you do not need to be in the car to run your errands. Your car will do that in your absence. You simply put a call through to the grocery store and tell the attendant that your car is coming to pick up your groceries. They will marvel at your sophistication!

 

No more parking problems

Finding where to park is a worry for many car owners. Oftentimes, it is either the park filled out or you have to pay. Some people prefer to pay. With the sensors of your anonymous cars, It will communicate with other anonymous cars to park itself. Driverless car parks will be established. The world of automobiles is really changing.

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No need attend driving school, apply for driver’s license

Very soon driving school will evaporate while the crowd at the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) registering for driver’s license will nosedive. The issuance of driver’s license has become a scam. So, there is no need to learn how to drive, just hop into your anonymous car and off you go!

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You will work more

Since you are off the steering, you will do more office work. Normally, you should be relaxing while your car drives you. But as a chronic workaholic, you cannot. You have so many tasks to accomplish. You will eventually find out that you are working harder while having too little rest.

 

Anonymous cars mechanics

Yes! It will also create jobs. There will now be what is called driverless mechanics. They will not be like the roadside mechanics. Their workshop will be sophisticated, suave and trendy as your car problems will be diagnosed with a computer. Like the Boy Scouts motto – Be prepared.

4 cool tech gadgets for your car

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AudioAge – LAGOS,  Nigeria – 22  March  2016 – The automobile industry has been revolutionized by technology. Current cars can park themselves, report on driving performance, offer directions and read out text messages. This is only possible with modern cars. However, if you drive an older car,  you can still make your car smarter. Jovago.com, Africa’s number 1  hotel booking portal roll selected ways to bring your car up-to-date with technology.

Voice-control navigation

Finding your way around while driving has been easy with Global Positioning System (GPS). You simply hook your GPS smartphone on the dashboard of your car. Sat nav is one of the best voice control navigation out there.

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Bluetooth Hands-free calling 

Receiving calls and driving at the same time is very risky. To stop you from engaging in this habit, you should buy a Bluetooth Hands-free device for your older car. The audio quality is awesome.

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WiFi with Vinli

You can easily turn your car into hotspots with Vinli. This enables your friends and colleagues access the internet through this hotspot. The device also allows you track your car remotely but remember, you need to subscribe for data.

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Automatic 

Automatic is a small car adapter which you plug into the onboard diagnostics port of your vehicle to get all kinds of information about your vehicle. This adaptor provides details about engine problems, reminds you of where you parked, show your driving history, and can also call for help in case of an accident.

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Top 3 car rental services in Lagos

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 02 November 2015 – For most travelers, car rental is just as essential to their plans as hotel booking and air ticket booking. It is important to the traveller to rent a car that not only offers modest prices along with the ease of service but that will not charge a life insurance payment.

Renting a car, however, might not be the most cost effective for vacations in Lagos as it can be very expensive,but it is certainly the best for guaranteed safety and easy navigation of the Lagos roads and it is much more reliable.

Looking for a car rental service to patronize in Lagos? Jovago.com, Africa’s No. 1 online hotel booking service has a list of the top 3 car rental services in the city to meet your needs.

Kunle Lawal Car Rental

Possibly the most famous car rental company known in Lagos, or Nigeria for that matter and rightly so, this rental company holds an impeccable record. Established in 1997 by Kunle Lawal, an expert in professional driving, the company offers not only the best cars in the market, but also at an affordable price as the business offers hourly, half day, full day, weekly, monthly, yearly and retainer-ship plans. They also offer special discounts at intervals and are very reliable. Kunle Lawal Car Rental Service is located in Victoria Island.

Avis rent-a-car

Like Kunle Lawal Car Rentals, Avis Rent-a-car is also a hugely popular car rental company in Lagos. An indigenous Nigeria car rental company that commenced operations in February 2005 , It has a great presence online and is highly patronized. The company offers great rental deals periodically. They also have an excellent pick-up and drop-off service within Ikeja and beyond.

Dream Africa Motors

A leader in affordable exotic car rentals in Lagos, Dream Africa Motors provides clients with the best quality exotic rental cars. From Mercedes Benz G wagon, BMW X6 5.0i,to Ferraris, Range Rover sport supercharge, Mercedes Benz E550 AMG 4MATIC, Audi Q7, Lexus GX 740, and new infinity QX56, patron have a wide range of luxury cars to select from. They also have a very impressive frequency program along with the option of renting chauffeured vehicles.