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Families have a blast at NickFest 2018

Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa and Nigeria’s Got Talent winner Amarachi at NickFest

The second edition of family event NickFest Nigeria, organised by children’s TV channel Nickelodeon, took place in Lagos this week.

The two-day event, held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, welcomed more than 4,000 families with children to experience being with popular Nickelodeon characters.

Sponsored by Indomie, DSTV Nigeria, Cussons Baby, Nunu Milk, Maltina and Nickelodeon parent company Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa), this year’s event was anchored by TV personality Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa and the winner of Nigeria’s Got Talent, Amarachi.

There were performances by Nigerian artistes like MI Abaga, Mayorkun, Falz, Simisola and Adekunle Gold.

Several Nickelodeon characters performed in shows as well, including ones from SpongeBob SquarePants, Paw Patrol, Dora the Explorer, Shimmer & Shine and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

One parent at the event, held on September 29 and 30, said: “NickFest thrilled kids and parents alike today, thanks to Nickelodeon, in partnership with Maltina. We had fun, we appreciate them.”

There was a celebrity slime challenge, which involved personalities being covered with green slime in an attempt to raise funds for kids through NGO projects in Nigeria.

Alex Okosi, executive VP and MD at VIMN Africa and sister company BET International, said: “NickFest delivers an amazing experience for families to enjoy the best of Nickelodeon. We are thrilled to bring the festival back to Nigeria in partnership with Maltina for a second consecutive year.”

“This is indeed an exciting partnership for Maltina. We recognise that we are all busy and, more often than not, life just gets in the way, making family time that much more important,” added Ngozi Nkwoji, portfolio manager of non-alcoholic drinks for Maltina parent Nigerian Breweries.

“As a brand that is all about nourishing family moments, we are proud to partner with Nickelodeon again to bring all the excitement of NickFest to the whole family. NickFest is one of those events that the whole family can enjoy and is an event that nourishes those precious family moments.”

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MultiChoice set for price hike

Pay TV operator MultiChoice Nigeria could be about to increase its subscription tariff.

According to reports, MultiChoice’s pay platform DSTV Nigeria is considering making a price adjustment to its bouquets of channels.

The tariff will affect all bouquets, as DSTV Premium customers may have to pay N15,800 rather than the usual N14,700. Meanwhile, Compact Plus subscribers may pay N10,650 instead of N9,900, DSTV Family N3,800 to N4,000 and DSTV Access N1,900 to N2,000.

However, subscribers to the DSTV Family and DSTV Access bouquets may soon have access to more live football.

MultiChoice is a leading broadcasting companies in Africa. It is the parent company of pay platforms DSTV and GoTV. It provides premium video entertainment for subscribers in 49 Sub-Saharan African countries. It began operations in Nigeria in 1993.

Content Nigeria approached DSTV but had not received a response at time of writing.

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