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21st, Feb 2024

MTN Best of The Street: Celebrating Talent in Agege

The MTN “Best of The Streets” initiative is a groundbreaking endeavor dedicated to discovering untapped talent within grassroots communities in Nigeria, offering aspiring artists a global stage to showcase their abilities. This collaborative venture involves MTN, C.R.E.A.M Platform, and esteemed partners.

The grand finale unfolded at Agege Stadium on February 10th, kicking off at 10 a.m. Music enthusiasts and fans were warmly invited to partake in this historic event, witnessing the Top 5 contenders vying for the coveted title of MTN Best of The Streets.

A staggering 30 contestants competed for impressive prizes, including a 1.5 million naira cash prize from MTN, 10 million naira from Parallex bank, a car from Mikano, and an EP deal, offering life-changing opportunities for the deserving winner. Specikinging emerged victorious, with Tohxyn as the 1st runner-up and PabloSpraga as the 2nd runner-up, leaving a lasting impression on the judges with his remarkable talent and charisma. The audience erupted in cheers as Specikinging received his well-deserved cash prize.

The event was graced by the presence of notable figures such as DbanJ, MasterKraft, Small Doctor, Peruzzi, and Aisha Mumuni, Chief Digital and Strategy Officer (CDSO), alongside other members of the MTN leadership team.

 

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21st, Feb 2024

Boo-less does not mean ‘Fun-less’

No Boo? No problem?

Who says Valentine’s Day is only for couples? At the Booless Party hosted at Good Beach, singles proved that being without a ‘boo’ didn’t mean missing out on the fun.

On February 10th, Good Beach’s serene setting provided the ideal backdrop for this memorable event. Singles gathered with their ‘President’ Hero Daniels to enjoy soulful performances by Johnny Drille, Isegun Johnson, and Zadok, accompanied by lively music and games. With Hero Daniels as the charismatic host, the evening was filled with laughter and fun vibes.

As the night unfolded, singles played matchmaking games, adding an extra dose of excitement to the festivities. Love was in the air, and while some may have come solo, everyone left with memories to cherish.

Who knows, maybe a few singles even found a spark amidst the music and laughter.

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07th, Feb 2024

TECNO IGNITE FOOTBALL PASSION WITH WATCH PARTY

Jara Mall Ikeja became a vibrant arena bubbling with football enthusiasts as TECNO Nigeria thrilled fans with an unforgettable evening at the TECNO Spark 20 viewing party on Saturday, 27th January 2024

The atmosphere was charged with palpable excitement as cheers resonated through the venue, creating an electric ambience befitting the occasion. Attendees, adorned in the fervour of football fandom, collectively experienced the emotional rollercoaster that accompanies every exhilarating moment of a football match.

Adding a dynamic rhythm to the night were electrifying performances by none other than Zlatan, Peruzzi, and Victory Gbakara. The Wheels of Steel was not left out as A-list DJs such as DJ Dope Ceaser, DJ Neptune, DJ Tinny, and DJ 4kerty took on the task of entertaining fans and set both the stage and dancefloor ablaze, alongside Hype Men, Hardvatage, and Rankywise infusing the gathering with infectious energy and transforming the viewing party into a lively celebration of both football and music.

As the TECNO Spark 20 viewing party unfolded, it became evident that it was more than a gathering of tech enthusiasts and football lovers; it was a fusion of diverse passions, united by the common thread of excitement and a shared love for the beautiful game.

The night peaked when the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon courtesy of a brace from Atalanta Winger, Ademola Lookman to clinch a place in the last 8 of the competition. What a great night for football lovers and fun-loving Lagosians alike.

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09th, Jan 2024

Rave With Momo: A Celebration of Arts, Entertainment & Music

It’s safe to say the festive season in Nigeria was a non-stop party, musically fueled by the MoMo Rave concerts. Let’s rewind and relive the magic!

The Rave with Momo events kicked off the Christmas season with ‘A Night of Queens’ at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, setting the stage for a series of electrifying concerts. The subsequent ‘Native Land’ event continued the party and highlighted MoMo PSB’s role in shaping the music scene by providing a platform for emerging talents.

The grand finale, ‘Davido Live in Concert’ at the Landmark Centre, showcased Davido’s infectious energy, non-stop dancing, and electrifying performances. Known as ‘Omo Baba Olowo,’ Davido surprised fans with generous cash giftings, reinforcing the festive spirit. offering attendees an immersive experience into Nigeria’s diverse roots.

The festival celebrated the nation’s cultural heritage through indigenous music, dance, art, and fashion, creating an atmosphere that resonated with the rhythm and soul of the country.

The eclectic lineup of artists, including Ayra Starr, OdumoduBlvck, BOJ, Odunsin The Engine, Sarz, and Uncle Waffles, delivered a musical journey across Afrobeat, hip-hop, R&B, and alternative genres. Beyond the music, the events transformed into an artistic haven, with captivating art installations, thought-provoking exhibits, and live art performances, inspiring attendees to embrace their creative journeys.

The festival also embraced technology, offering online access through livestreams.udux.com and providing a 10% ticket discount via MoMo PSB, showcasing its commitment to accessibility.

Lagos stands as a testament to the power of music to unite, inspire, and create lasting memories. The Nativeland Festival and the Rave with Momo concert series not only celebrated Nigeria’s cultural tapestry but also solidified Lagos as a global hub for musical

innovation and celebration. These events, with their diverse offerings and immersive experiences, have left an indelible mark on the hearts of music enthusiasts across Lagos and beyond, marking a triumphant chapter in the city’s ever-evolving musical journey.

The night saw memorable collaborations, uniting music lovers from diverse backgrounds and celebrating their shared love for music.

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14th, Dec 2023

Our Experience at Davido's TIMELESS Concert

On the 14th of December, the ‘Davido Timeless Tour Abuja’ unfolded as a spectacular musical journey, and we couldn’t have had a better time! The event, a celebration of music and unparalleled entertainment, showcased the extraordinary talents of the stellar performer and concert convener, Davido.

The atmosphere was charged with excitement as Davido took the stage, delivering electrifying performances featuring tracks from his globally chart-topping Timeless album. The audience was captivated by the artist’s magnetic stage presence, and the air was filled with the infectious energy of a truly unforgettable concert experience.

The ‘Davido Timeless Tour Abuja’ proved to be a testament to the artist’s ability to curate an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

As the final notes echoed through the venue, the audience departed with a sense of euphoria, having witnessed a musical spectacle that truly lived up to the name—TIMELESS.

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11th, Dec 2023

Celebrating Unity and Diversity: Highlights from the Abuja 'I Believe' Carnival 2023

From December 11th to December 14th, the capital city of Nigeria, Abuja, came alive with the vibrant colours and rhythmic beats of the ‘I Believe’ Carnival 2023. Organized by Platinum X ART AND MEDIA LTD in collaboration with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), this four-day extravaganza aimed to showcase Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage while boosting the tourism and entertainment industries.

The Abuja ‘I Believe’ Carnival unfolded as a comprehensive exploration of Nigeria’s multifaceted identity, delving into the social, economic, cultural, traditional, commercial, and investment aspects of the nation. Attendees were treated to a diverse range of activities and exhibitions that encapsulated the essence of Nigeria’s spirit and ethos.

The carnival provided a platform for communities from across the nation to come together and share in the celebration of their shared heritage. From traditional dances that echoed the roots of centuries-old traditions to modern artistic expressions, the event fostered a sense of national consciousness and pride among the attendees.

Beyond the cultural showcase, the Abuja ‘I Believe’ Carnival had a broader goal of promoting tourism and the entertainment industry.

In essence, the Abuja ‘I Believe’ Carnival 2023 was more than a series of festivities; it was a collective celebration of Nigeria’s past, present, and future. As attendees left the carnival grounds, they carried with them a renewed sense of pride in their cultural heritage and a deeper understanding of the unity that defines the diverse and dynamic nation of Nigeria.

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09th, Dec 2023

Unleashing the Heat: INFINIX Hot 40 Launch held at The Good Beach

On a scorching December 9th, Android aficionados and enthusiasts converged at The Good Beach to witness the sizzling launch of the latest technological marvel, the INFINIX Hot 40. The event unfolded as a vibrant celebration of innovation, featuring electrifying performances by renowned artists, including the dynamic BNXN.

The Good Beach was transformed into a hotspot for tech enthusiasts eager to explore the cutting-edge features of the INFINIX Hot 40. Attendees were not only treated to a visual spectacle with the sleek and stylish design of the new device but also immersed themselves in the palpable excitement surrounding its unveiling.

The INFINIX Hot 40, with its innovative features and cutting-edge-tech design, took centre stage, captivating the audience with its promise of enhanced user experiences.

The gathering at The Good Beach was not merely a product launch; it was a community coming together to celebrate a shared passion for technology and innovation. Enthusiasts exchanged insights, shared their excitement, and explored the possibilities that the INFINIX Hot 40 brought to the table.

As the day unfolded, the Good Beach echoed with the applause of a community ignited by the promise of the INFINIX Hot 40, a device destined to leave an indelible mark on the ever-evolving landscape of Android technology.

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01st, Dec 2023

Calabar Carnival 2023: A Spectacular Showcase of Culture, Music, and Unity

In the heart of West Africa, from December 1st to the 31st, Calabar welcomed over 2 million people from 25 countries for the renowned Calabar Carnival. This giant celebration, acknowledged as the pride of Nigeria, showcased a mesmerizing blend of culture, music, food, and captivating festivities.

As the largest, richest, and longest tourism event in West Africa, the Calabar Carnival has evolved into an annual spectacle that unites people across borders in joyous revelry. We were fortunate to participate in this grand celebration, contributing to the dazzling display of Nigeria’s cultural richness and creativity.

The Calabar carnival stands as a testament to Nigeria’s diversity and unity, presenting cultural wealth through traditional dances echoing centuries-old rhythms and contemporary musical performances resonating with modern afrobeat.

Calabar Carnival 2023 not only showcased Nigeria’s cultural richness but also demonstrated the power of collective celebration and unity. It is a testament to the indomitable spirit of a nation proud of its heritage while embracing the world with open arms.

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30th, Nov 2023

AFRIFF 12th Edition

The 12th edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) recently came to a spectacular close, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of African cinema.

Among the highlights of this cinematic extravaganza was our significant sponsorship of the event, including the introduction of a new category – AFRIFF Honors. This category aimed to recognize and celebrate outstanding actors and actresses who have made significant contributions to the African film industry.

The festival kicked off with a star-studded opening night, graced by a host of celebrities and luminaries from the world of entertainment.

Our very CMO, Adia took the stage to articulate the motivations behind our sponsorship of AFRIFF. In her address, she emphasized our commitment to fostering creativity, celebrating talent, and contributing to the growth of the African film industry. MTN’s involvement in AFRIFF reflects its dedication to supporting initiatives that promote cultural expression and storytelling.

As the curtains drew close on the 12th edition of AFRIFF, the closing night proved to be a spectacle in itself. The festival’s grand finale celebrated the diversity and richness of African cinema, leaving attendees with a sense of awe and anticipation for future editions.

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10th, Aug 2023

Bole Festival lights up PH City

In a burst of vibrant colors, rhythmic beats, and mouth watering aromas, Nigerians will always come together.

Bole Festival in partnership with MTN, held yet another edition in Port Harcourt city on the 5th and 6th of August. This two-day extravaganza showcased the rich cultural tapestry of Nigeria while highlighting the significance of collaboration in fostering community spirit and celebration.

But what would be a festival without music and comedy? Johnny Drille, Odumodu Black, Ric Hassani, Romeo WJ, Nedu Wazobia, Pencil D Comedian, and many more were present at the festival.

This partnership aimed to further portray MTN as not just a network providing business but as one who aims at building a community for its customers. Reliability comes with the services we provide, which means we will be available at every nick and turn where our customers reside to provide them with nothing short of excellent services.

The Bole Festival, held in collaboration with MTN, stands as a shining example of how culture, collaboration, and community can intersect to create a memorable and impactful event. Beyond the mouthwatering Bole dishes and vibrant festivities, this celebration serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving and cherishing cultural heritage. As the festival continues to grow and evolve, it not only highlights the beauty of Nigeria’s diversity but also inspires a sense of pride and togetherness among its people.

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03rd, Aug 2023

Y’ello Hollo Tour; Exploring the Musical Journey

The advent of 5G technology has revolutionized the digital landscape, opening up new possibilities for connectivity, entertainment, and communication. Hence, we have taken a unique approach to celebrate the rollout of its 5G network by organizing special musical tours featuring some of the country’s top talents. From the vibrant streets of Lagos to the cultural richness of Enugu, these MTN 5G tours have not only showcased the power of technology but have also celebrated the diversity of Nigeria’s musical scene.

Abuja: Praiz and Johnny Drille Unite for a Spectacular Show

The nation’s capital, Abuja, sets the stage for the inaugural stop of the MTN 5G tour. R&B sensation Praiz and the soulful Johnny Drille come together to mesmerize the audience with their soul-stirring performances. Against the backdrop of Abuja’s iconic landmarks, this musical extravaganza underscores the harmony between technology and creativity.

Kano: Hamisu Breaker Amplifies Tradition with 5G Beats

The tour heads north to Kano, a city known for its rich cultural heritage. Hamisu Breaker, a rising star in the Hausa music scene, takes center stage. Blending traditional rhythms with contemporary 5G-infused beats, Breaker’s performance bridges the gap between the old and the new, showcasing the evolution of Nigerian music.

Enugu: Slowdogg’s Energetic Performance Ignites 5G Frenzy

Enugu comes alive with the fiery performance of local rap sensation Slowdogg. Against the backdrop of Enugu’s lush landscapes, Slowdogg’s high-energy act captures the essence of the city’s vibrant music scene. The integration of 5G technology elevates the experience, allowing fans to share the magic of the moment seamlessly.

Ibadan: Qdot’s 5G-Powered Grooves Shake the Ancient City

In the ancient city of Ibadan, Qdot takes the stage to deliver a pulsating performance that fuses Yoruba folklore with modern beats. The synergy between Qdot’s music and MTN’s 5G network creates an immersive experience for concert-goers, reaffirming the transformative potential of technology in the entertainment industry.

Lagos: Johnny Drille Returns to Wrap Up the Tour in Style

The MTN 5G tour comes full circle as it returns to the bustling metropolis of Lagos. This time, it’s Johnny Drille who takes the spotlight once again, delivering a

captivating encore performance. Amidst the glitz and glamour of Lagos, the tour’s closing act epitomizes the fusion of talent, technology, and entertainment.

MTN’s 5G-powered musical tours across Nigeria have transcended mere entertainment. They have become a celebration of the nation’s cultural diversity, a testament to the unifying power of music, and a showcase of the potential that cutting-edge technology like 5G brings to the creative arts. As these tours continue to inspire and captivate audiences, they mark a significant milestone in Nigeria’s journey towards a more connected and innovative future.

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11th, Jul 2023

Make Music: Celebrating Artistic Talent and Community Spirit

The Make Music Lagos “Shut Down Concert” was a total party. With a lineup of talented artists from all over Nigeria, the concert had something for everyone. From the feel-good vibes of Johnny Drille to the hard-hitting beats of Young John, there was no shortage of energy in the air.

But the concert was about more than just the music. It was also a chance for people from all walks of life to come together and celebrate their love of music. The diverse crowd was a testament to the power of music to bring people together.

Of course, no party would be complete without some surprises. And the Make Music Lagos “Shut Down Concert” was definitely delivered. Special guests like Mike Frost and Femi Leye took to the stage, leaving the crowd in awe.

MTN Nigeria’s unwavering support for the music industry is no secret. The company has a long history of sponsoring music events and investing in Nigerian artists. The Make Music Lagos “Shut Down Concert” was just the latest example of MTN Nigeria’s commitment to promoting Nigerian music and culture.

If you missed out on the “Shut Down Concert,” fear not, there’s always next year! In the meantime, you can relive all the excitement by checking out the photo gallery.

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24th, Jun 2021

Day 4- Music Business Conference at the Make Music Lagos Concert

Lagos

We had an insightful day at the Make Music Lagos   Music Business Conference where MTN’s very own Funso Finnih, Senior Manager of Digital Products spoke on the role of telcos in the music industry post-COVID19!

We’re proud to be a sponsor of this week’s celebration of music in Nigeria. Stay tuned as we gear up for more exciting events this week! #MTNxMakeMusicLagos

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21st, Jun 2021

MTN Sponsors Make Music Lagos In Commemoration Of World Music Day

In our bid to lead the forefront of the entertainment industry, we are sponsoring Make Music Lagos, an initiative from Lagos State to deliver memorable experiences to both our customers and Lagos residents. Make Music Day is celebrated around the world every year on June 21 in commemoration of  World Music Day.

Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it has become a global celebration held on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries.

This event will hold in Lagos from June 21 – 26th, 2021.

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