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.

SOURCE
CNBC Africa

MEDIA CONTACT
ABN Group

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Ringier Africa signs pan-African content agreement with The New York Times

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) will publish New York Times journalism under its new media brand Pulse in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria

AudioAge – Zurich, Switzerland – January 15, 2018 – Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) (http://Ringier.com) further expands its news and media portfolio by entering into a digital content license agreement with The New York Times News Service (www.NYTimes.com) and Syndicate, the licensing and syndicate division of The New York Times. RADP will publish New York Times journalism under its new media brand Pulse in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Pulse informs and entertains Africa’s mass and mobile population with a reach of 100 million people every month.

The launch of New York Times journalism on Pulse will bring award-winning reporting and storytelling to Africa’s informed readership. The New York Times is a globally renowned media outlet for news and opinion, which will complement Pulse’s news coverage. Pulse readers will now have access to The New York Times’ top news of the day as well as a selection of other digital articles addressing key social, political and economic issues as well as videos, photos and graphics.

«Publishing content from The New York Times will be setting new standards in the regional media space, offering up-to-date information at any time of the day, directly to Africa’s media consumption tool of choice, the mobile phone, via the Pulse website and our newly launched mobile app» says Tim Kollmann, Managing Director of RADP.

This agreement consolidates Ringier’s position as Africa’s leading news brand. It signals a new strategic direction, expands Pulse’s editorial scope to include more politics, current affairs and international news stories and strengthens the platform’s followership. It also furthers RADP’s plan to build one of the most robust digital ecosystems in Africa by continuing to find new ways and platforms to engage and stay connected with users.

Ringier Africa & Asia CEO, Robin Lingg, adds: «Ringier is constantly reaching out to new opportunities to strengthen its position as an innovative and leading digital publisher. We are excited about this cooperation with The New York Times. We see a lot of great potential in the product and its further growth opportunities on the continent. The inclusion of New York Times journalism comes at an exciting time for our publishing company, as we continue to invest in building out a fast-moving, pioneering, credible and truly pan-African digital publishing network.»

The New York Times is known globally for innovation in its print and digital storytelling. With the Ringier agreement, New York Times journalism will reach a new digital audience. General Manager of News Services and Print Innovation for The New York Times, Michael Greenspon says: «Ringier has a deep understanding of the digital space and is the ideal partner to help us bring The New York Times voice to sub-Saharan Africa. We are delighted that this agreement will expand the reach of our journalism to new readers.»

Links: 

Pulselive.co.ke/the-new-york-times (http://APO.af/1jEnQv)
Pulse.com.gh/the-new-york-times (http://APO.af/ERHxiR)
Pulse.ng/the-new-york-times (http://APO.af/vfqk72)

 

Ringier Africa
Ringier Africa (http://Ringier.com) operates the continent’s leading online classifieds & integrated media groups. Ringier Africa forms part of Ringier AG, the leading international Swiss media group. The group owns and operates leading media, classifieds, marketing and eCommerce businesses across Switzerland, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP)
RADP is Africa’s integrated media group, combining the leading proprietary and partner media assets with cutting-edge data insights and marketing as well as digital solutions to serve users
and advertisers optimally with news, entertainment, video, social engagement and immersive, 360 degree digital, creative and marketing experiences. Pan-African brands and licenses in the group include Pulse, Business Insider, Men’s Health/Health and The New York Times. Additionally, a dedicated creative department with Ringier Digital Marketing (RDM – Digital), Play Studio (Content) and RDM Academy (Training) complete the support for clients to reach 100s of millions of users with marketing and creative services. (www.Pulse.ng, www.Pulse.com.gh, www.Pulselive.co.ke, www.Pulselive.co.tz, www.Pulselive.ug, www.RDMAfrica.com, www.RDMAfrica.com/fr)

The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company (www.NYTimes.com) is a global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The Company includes The New York Times, NYTimes.com, and related properties. It is known globally for excellence in its journalism, and innovation in its print and digital storytelling and its business model. Follow news about the company at @NYTimesPR.

This press release is available for download on: www.Ringier.ch/en/media

SOURCE
Ringier AG

MEDIA CONTACT
Ringier AG, Corporate Communications
Media Relations, Ringier AG, Phone +41 44 259 64 48, Media@Ringier.com

Ringier AG
Media Relations
Dufourstrasse 23
CH-8008 Zurich
E Media@Ringier.com
T +41 44 259 64 44

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Africa: Telecom, Media and Tech leaders meet in Cape Town for regional investment event

Key decision makers from MTN, Vodacom, Econet Wireless, Safaricom, Millicom, Convergence Partners, Standard Bank, MainOne and Rand Merchant Bank are among the first key speakers announced for TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town 2018, which is taking place on March 15

AudioAge – Cape Town, South Africa- 10 January 2018 – The event gathers Africa’s top telecom, media and technology giants, plus their leading investors, financiers and advisers, to discuss future strategies for investment and regional growth. www.TMTfinance.com/capetown

Cape Town, South Africa will play host to the TMT Finance Africa event for the first time, which will see more than 200 regional and international telecom, media and technology leaders, investment bankers, investors, advisers and government representatives meet for a series of panel debates, visionary keynote speeches, structured networking sessions and private breakout discussions.

Around 70 speakers will be announced, with CxOs from leading operators confirmed from Vodacom, MTN, Econet Wireless, Safaricom, Millicom, Intelsat and 9Mobile; and financiers and investors including Standard Bank, Convergence Partners, Rand Merchant Bank, IFC, Absa Capital, Citi, Credit Suisse, Ethos Capital, Investec Asset Management, and Mamor Capital; plus tech and media companies including: Econet Media, Primedia, Letshego, iROKO, Uber, MainOne and WorldRemit, with around 30 more speakers to be announced www.TMTfinance.com/capetown/speakers

“Due to hugely popular demand from our global network, we are delighted to be bringing the TMT Finance franchise to Cape Town in order to meet the increasing demand for infrastructure and services in Africa’s flourishing TMT sector,” said Ben Nice, Managing Editor, TMT Finance. “South Africa is a critical hub for investment, M&A and innovation, and we are very excited to have already announced many of the region’s most influential people and leading companies for the event, which we envisage will now become a regular fixture in the TMT Finance global events calendar,” he added.

Key session themes announced include: Telecom Leadership Africa; Broadband Infrastructure Investment; Digital Africa; Mobile Tower Strategies; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity Africa; Spectrum sharing; Regulation and Policy; Financing TMT; Investing in Mobile Data and Services; Mobile Payments and Banking, Fintech and M-Health; and Media and Convergence.

To see the agenda, go to: www.TMTfinance.com/capetown/programme

To register, go to www.TMTfinance.com/capetown/register/

SOURCE
TMT Finance

MEDIA CONTACT
 Enquiries@TMTfinance.com

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Nkem Says: Don’t Marry Him… He’s 50 Years Old

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 07 November 2017 – On the first day of November every year, my mother calls to remind me that my birthday is just 9 days away. I don’t know why she does it, but it has since become the tradition. Just as it is a tradition that she reminds me every 10th of November, when it actually is my birthday, that I am destined to birth her granddaughter – seeing as she only has “grandsons everywhere”.

At first, it was cute and I actually would secretly pray that my siblings keep producing sons and leave the mother-given-destiny for me, but as I have gotten older and my mother has become more desperate and tired of waiting for me to fulfill this destiny she bestowed on me, it has become slightly annoying.

As expected, she called on the 1st of this month. Surprisingly, the call sort of took a different and interesting turn. As usual, she asked what the plans were for my birthday and I mentioned a possible Dubai trip with two of my best female friends Uloma (who is also celebrating this November) and Ijeoma.

Then, we somehow drifted into a long gist of the male attention I have had in the last 10 months. I mentioned to her that I recently met a guy who is 50 years old and we are gradually becoming friends. Surprisingly, she went deathly quiet. It was new for me as she almost always praised any male being I mentioned to her and encouraged me to “show him, love”. To liven the air, I went on to say to her that he did not look his age and he did not act too old either. She asked: “Is he married?” I said: “No” then out of the blues, she said: “Don’t marry him.” It was shocking. First of all, I had not mentioned anything suggesting that I was in a relationship with the man, so how did the idea of marrying him come to play? Again, isn’t this the same woman that wants a granddaughter as soon as possible? Oddly, I was in the mood for her drama and was interested in understanding her train of thought, so I asked: “Why?”

Her reasons included the following: at his age, was too old and marriage with a much younger woman will not work; he must be a terrible person to still be single at 50; and most hilarious, he could be my daddy. It was funny because, when I was dating a person I was very slighter older than, she had also complained that the relationship was not fair to me, as he would cheat on me with younger girls if we got married.

Our society, I guess, holds a negative stigma regarding age differences, which causes people to obsess over it. It stipulates that people of a certain age range can only be with people of a certain age range based on their sex as well. We now feel guilt, shame, and disappointment in our selves when we consider the possibility of dating or developing feelings for people outside the indicated age brackets. You are called a ‘Cougar’ if you are 40-year-old woman dating a 25-year-old male; a ‘Sugar daddy’ when you are a 70-year-old man dating a 22-year-old girl; a ‘Runs girl’ or ‘Golddigger’ if you are 17 and dating a 60-year-old man; and a ‘Sugar boy’ if you are 27 dating a 50-year-old woman. The backlash is so strong, it feels out of this world to suggest that such a pair could be bound by genuine love. Somehow we have given ‘age’ more meaning than we should, and we let the number control our existence.

Age, simply, is a number record we keep to remind us of the length of time we have existed. It does not define the reality of who we are or our destiny in life. It should not be this prison it has become, created by our society to deprive us the freedom to do whatever we want or be with whoever we want whenever we want to. If you see yourself happy with someone, do you really think age should be enough justification to re-evaluate what you have or even take a different path? People can wake up any morning and say they are a different age if they want to, and they won’t necessarily suffer any consequences. That is how powerless the number can be. Actually, people have been doing it and getting away with it for ages.

Perhaps she is with an older man because she finds him simple, patient, and easy going, or maybe he is with an older woman because he finds her super brilliant and very caring. Sure, age may affect how physically active we may be with time, but essentially mindset, faith, commitment, and perseverance are the things that actually determine the success of our relationships and life in general. Age is an illusion that does not have any impact until we give it power. We only start limiting ourselves and our happiness when we let age interfere with our mind.

SOURCE
Nkem Ndem

ABOUT NKEM NDEM
Nkem Ndem is a dynamic freelance writer and editor who can be reached for content creation(web, T.V, radio), writing and editing (blog, magazine, text), screenwriting, ghostwriting, copy proofreading and reviews. She has had stints with Jumia and SpiceTV Africa e.t.c. Now she works at Glam Africa as Online editor, BellaNaija as Features writer, and ‘Pillow talk with Abbi’ at ClassicFM as Content Creator. Check out her Instagram: @kem_dem, twitter: @ndemv and Snapchat:@ndemv. Email: nkemndemv@gmail.com.

DigiClan: Growing an Effective Digital Media Industry In Africa

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 02 November 2017 – The growing number of Digital Media Marketers inspired the need for a Digital Media community dedicated to gathering contemporaries and developing the digital media sector in Africa.

DigiClan is a community of people working in the Digital Media industry, committed to the growth of the Industry, our goal is to learn, to collaborate, to foster networking between members, and set standards that will ensure growth in the industry in Africa.

We are having an event slated to hold on the 4th of Nov, 2017. This is a one of a kind event as it is going to be held in collaboration with the Developer community. This is a first in which both industries are coming together to create a mutually profitable synergy. We aim to build solutions suited for the African Market while leveraging the strengths of both industries and to form creative strategies that will make Africa a strong global force.

#DigiClanDev Lagos
Theme – Industry Collaboration to Foster Tech growth in Africa
Venue – Terra Kulture, 1376 Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Time – 12Noon.

Our speakers include:

 Aniedi Udo-Obong (Google)
 Ridwan Olalere (Forloop)
 Emmanuel Quartey (Head of Growth at Paystack)

We look forward to seeing you there.

SOURCE
DigiClan

MEDIA CONTACT
digiclanafrica@gmail.com
+2348132827636