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Diamond Bank launches TV show

Nigeria’s Diamond Bank has launched a TV show, titled I Am, showcasing entrepreneurs and small businesses in the country.

The show aims to celebrate entrepreneurs who are making impact in society. These include Bayo Ojelabi, who helps people with limb loss live better lives; and Ikenna Ubah, who advocates against deforestation.

The show takes viewers through the lifestyles of these entrepreneurs, who have all been trained and mentored by Diamond Bank through its business initiative, Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET).

The show airs every Saturday on Africa Magic Family (DSTV channel 154 and GOtv channel 2) at 9.30. Repeat broadcasts will air on Mondays at 11.00 and Thursdays at18.00.

In 2010, Diamond Bank launched a capacity building and business education initiative that supports and generates interest in entrepreneurship.

Over the years, the bank has been able to train thousands of budding entrepreneurs and contribute largely to small scale businesses by training about 50 entrepreneurs over a six-month period, annually.

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Africa Magic lines up Next Titan S5

The fifth season of reality show The Next Titan is set to be aired after 18 finalists were selected to take part in the show at a live event held at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.

The aim of the programme is to encourage Nigeria’s young people to harness their creativity and pursue their entrepreneurial goals. The winner goes away with N5m (US$13,800) and a new car.

One of the judges of the show, Chris Parkes, CEO of CPMS Africa, said the series would be of great value to the economy. “We have raised the standards. It is not going to be easy as we want to make sure contestants are disciplined in their various areas. We will also ensure the eventual winner of the show will be given the support needed to excel,” he said.

Also present at the Oriental Hotel event were Foluso Phillips, chairman of Phillips Consulting; Dr Ifie Sekibo, MD at Heritage Bank; and Yetunde Odejayi, deputy governor of Lagos State.

Sekibo said: “Despite the diverse resources available in the country, the unemployment rates seem to be increasing. Our population is growing and we are pouring out raw talents every day. Our youths need to uncap the wells and let their ideas flow.”

The Next Titan is produced by Lagos-based Bravopoints International and sponsored by Heritage Bank. It will start airing on Africa Magic Family Channel on September 30.

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Women in TV: Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu

“I’m responsible for my own success and I have never limited my capabilities because I am a woman. I don’t see the gender factor because your performance and consistency will take you far in life.” Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu

March is recognised worldwide as women’s month. In view of this, Content Nigeria is celebrating women who have made an impact in Nigeria’s TV industry.

Today we profile Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, regional director for West Africa at M-Net, who has proven to be a constant innovator and achiever, inspiring everyone she comes across.

Mba-Uzoukwu has had a passion for broadcasting since she was a child, when she aspired to become a newscaster. After competing in a beauty pageant at 17, she went on to study political science at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, forsaking her dreams of studying international relations and becoming a diplomat.

A few years after graduating in 1992, Mba-Uzoukwu started working at marketing agency Tequila Nigeria as its client service manager. She later went on to study direct marketing at the Institute of Direct Marketing in the UK, bagging a post-graduate diploma. Afterwards, she went on to work in the Nigerian offices of several multinational companies, such as British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola and Airtel.

Mba-Uzoukwu joined pay TV broadcaster M-Net Africa in 2012 as its West African regional manager, in charge of strategic planning, marketing and operations.

In 2014, she became the regional director for M-Net’s operations in West Africa, managing its various channels, including Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Family, Africa Magic Epic, Africa Magic Urban, Africa Magic World and three local-language channels: Africa Magic Hausa, Africa Magic Yoruba and Africa Magic Igbo.

She pioneered the launch of Africa Magic Igbo and the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, driven by her passion for the television and film industry in Nigeria.

According to Mba-Uzoukwu, her ideas are aided by the fact that she launched her career in strategic planning and marketing first. She once said that her husband persuaded her to go into marketing because she seemed to have a zest for it. For Wangi, content is key and the right kind helps to broaden minds.

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