Life Continental Lager sponsors ‘Hi-Life Fest’ in the South East

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Life Continental Lager Beer, a brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc, has introduced “Hi-Life Music Fest”, a musical competition aimed at celebrating and promoting highlife music in South East, Nigeria. The music competition which kicked-off with the first set of auditions in Owerri this month, held its first regional finals at Cubana Lounge. Auditions and regional finals will later hold in Port Harcourt, Enugu and Aba with the grand finale set to hold in Onitsha. Speaking at the media launch, Mr. Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream and Stout, Nigerian Breweries Plc., described the initiative as one of the various ways the brand seeks to ensure that its consumers live a progressive life filled with opportunities, and are conversant with the iconic sound of their environm

Coca-Cola Nigeria launches “Win a Trip to Russia” Promo

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Coca-Cola has unveiled a ‘Drink a Coke and Score a Trip to Russia’ Promo. The soft drinks giant said it will be taking 22 individuals from Nigeria to go watch the games at the FIFA World Cup Tournament in Russia later this year in the Coca-Cola “Win a Trip to Russia” Promo that is currently going on. All the consumer needs to do is buy a bottle of Coke and look at the code under the crown. Then text the code to 5453 and follow the SMS responses that they will get. It’s that simple! According to the company, draws will be held weekly and the more bottles of Coke you get the more chances you have to obtain under the crown codes. Six weekly draws will be conducted for trips to Russia from 23rd March, 2018.Powered by WPeMatico

‘You give her gonorrhea and you get HIV back’

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Festus Odimegwu The former CEO of Heineken in Nigeria engaged sex workers to promote beer. The company benefited from its close relationship with the president. In an interview with a Dutch Newspaper, Odimegwu talks about his days and exploits at the helm of Nigerian Breweries Plc. The text was translated from Dutch to English using google traslate. Please pardon us for any lost translation. Festus Odimegwu lives in a lush neighborhood of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. In his village of origin he is traditionally king and his villa in the city is also a lavish palace. A footman from Benin – staff from the French-speaking neighbor is considered chic in Nigeria – serves champagne. Odimegwu was head of Nigerian Breweries between 1999 and 2006, the culmination of a glorious career that began i

Heineken accused of not doing enough to protect female sales agents from sexual abuse in Africa

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Dutch brewer Heineken said it will do more to protect is sales agents in Africa after a Dutch newspaper, NRC published allegations of widespread sexual abuse of sales agents in 10 countries where the company operates. According to the report, Heineken indirectly employs about 2,000 women as “promotional girls” in Africa out of a 15,000 women global sales force based on internal research done in 2007. The sales agents job involve going around to bars, cafes and restaurants with promotional crates to persuade owners to stock the company’s brands. The report says that many of the female sales agents were sexually assaulted or propositioned by bar staff in the course of their work. The report also alleges that some prostitutes combined beer promotion with their regular work to win new clients

How illegal charcoal fuels war and harms the environment

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DRESSED in a faded T-shirt bearing the face of the American rapper 50 Cent, Samson Okenye leans on a shovel in Nyakweri forest in south-western Kenya. A 62-year-old from the Rift Valley, he has a new gig for his retirement. Having worked in a factory for most of his life, he is now chopping down trees and burning them for charcoal. He sells each bag he produces from his crude earthen kilns for 400 Kenyan shillings (about $4). Men carry it off on motorbikes to Nairobi, the capital, and Kisumu, Kenya’s third-largest city. Charcoal is one of the biggest informal businesses in Africa. It is the fuel of choice for the continent’s fast-growing urban poor, who, in the absence of electricity or gas, use it to cook and heat water. According to the UN, Africa accounted for three-fifths of the wor