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Ecobank, Ultima Studios Celebrate Budding Entrepreneurs as Lion’s Den Hits TV Screens

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Starting from this Sunday, October 10th, bold and passionate entrepreneurs will be given the chance to pitch their businesses or ideas in the Lions’ Den, the world’s biggest business reality show debuting in Nigeria. The  business reality TV show is coming from the stable of Ultima Limited, the studios who brought Who Wants To Be a Millionaire and Project Fame West Africa, with the support of Ecobank Nigeria. 

 

 

The reality show will be showing every Sunday at 7pm on  AfricaMagic Family, Channels 154 on DSTV and GOTV Channel 2; with repeat broadcasts on Wednesdays at 3pm and on Fridays at 5pm on Africanmagic Urban, DSTV Channel 153. Viewers will have the opportunity to watch over 100 budding entrepreneurs from different industries pitch their businesses for an investment of a lifetime.

 

 

 

The Lions’ Den, also known as Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank in the UK and USA respectively, is acclaimed the world’s number one business reality television show. The Nigerian version, just like others will see the entrepreneurs pitch bold new ideas and inventions to five millionaires (also known as the Lions) who are searching for credible and promising investments and business ideas to fund.

 

 

The Lions include: Kyari Bukar, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Trans-Sahara Investment Corporation; Paul Onwuanibe, Group Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Landmark Group; Adenike Ogunlesi, Founder and Creative Director, Ruff “N” Tumble; Dan Ngerem, Chairman, Hensen Trust Group; and Bolaji Balogun, CEO Chapel Hill Denham.

 

 

 

The entrepreneurs must convince one or more of the investors to back their business ideas or they fail. They will need to prove themselves with hard facts and figures, and answer the investors’ probing questions. If the investors are impressed by any pitch, they negotiate aggressively to own the biggest possible share in the venture in exchange for cash.

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The show is captivating; especially when the investors start contending with each other to be the sole investor in promising ventures.

 

 

Patrick Akinwuntan, Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, who commended Ultima Studios for bringing the Lion’s Den franchise to Nigeria, says he is optimistic that the show would attract the right target audience including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) seeking seed or expansion capital, aspiring entrepreneurs, and young graduates with bright business ideas.

 

 

 

He explained that Ecobank’s decision to be the Lead Sponsor of the reality TV show is in line with its commitment to support entrepreneurs who have good business ideas but need to raise funds for advancement. He maintained that the TV show has a proven track record of appealing to both male and female audiences across the globe.

 

 

 

The Lions’ Den is the world’s number one business reality show, adapted in over 30 countries worldwide. It is being packaged and produced in Nigeria by Ultima Limited, a leading reality television programmes producer in West Africa. It is a spinoff of the popular ‘Dragons Den’ and ‘Shark Tank’ in the UK and US respectively.

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CHIEF STEPHEN AYODELE FATIREGUN SET TO LAUNCH A BOOK TITLED ‘THE WISDOM OF OUR YORUBA ELDERS’ IN LAGOS.

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Renowned and patriotic Yoruba son, Chief Stephen Ayodele Fatiregun has just published a remarkable book of more than a thousand pages with the title of THE WISDOM OF OUR YORUBA ELDERS’.

 

An alumni of the prestigious Harvard University in the United States of America and a former Managing Director of the multinational company, Hagemeyer (Nigeria)Plc is a collection of 10,000 carefully selected proverbs, fables and legends with English translations plus a compilation of 130 notable Nigerians of Yoruba origin.

 

 

Chief Fatiregun, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants of London, dedicated the book to the memory of his treasured father, Pa Samuel Ajayi Fatiregun.

 

 

The book, a generational encyclopaedia for the Yorubas, narrates the historical background of the children of Oduduwa.

 

 

Chief Fatiregun, a Natural Medicine practitioner also laid emphasis on the Yoruba System of Ifa Divination – an imperishable gift to humanity.

 

 

The launch will hold on Tuesday, the 3rd of August, 2021 at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos by 11am.

 

 

The author, Chief Stephen Fatiregun is a passionate lover of the Yoruba culture & tradition.

 

 

 

The book, THE WISDOM OF OUR YORUBA ELDERS’ which was thoroughly researched took Chief Fatiregun a whopping 55 years to put together.

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Bethnews @ 6: Exceptional Leadership Awards 2021 And Publishers 40th Birthday Billed For August 1st

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Come Sunday 1st August, 2021, (TBELA) Trust Bethnews Media Communications would be the toast of the Month as it would be celebrating 6 years of consistently informing Nigerians as well as present it’s glamorous EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS (TBELA) 2021 to the world.

 

 

However, the most important and spectacular aspect of Sunday’s event would be the convergence of the Media, Corporate, Politicians and Entertainment world and gathering of family and friends to witness and celebrate with the incredible and wonderful publisher of Bethnews, Mr. Seun Fabiyi, as he officially commences the journey of his fourth decade on earth.

 

 

Billed to hold at the Lagos NUT Pavilion Event Centre, NERDC Road, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, red carpet starts 1:pm while event proper from 2pm, the event is expected to be graced by the presence of the movers and shakers of all major industries and top dignitaries in government and monarchy.

 

 

Watch out for Official coverage from Seun Okinbaloye, Chief Kingsley Uranta of CHANNELS TV, Kolade Otitoju of TVC, Ola Onabajo of KAFTAN TV. And many more.

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16 Year Old Author, Adesina, Sets To Unveil Book On Sunday

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The formal launch of the book, ‘The Black Dragon‘, a fictional work authored by a 16-year-old boy, Bemiwo Adesina, will hold on Sunday, 25th July, in Lagos.

 

 

The Black Dragon is a fictional work containing many moral lessons that everyone, especially the young generation could learn from for their own betterment. The book was published in Nigeria in 2020, by Makere.

 

Speaking on the launch of the book, Bemiwo, who is presently a student of Lifeforte International High School, Apete, Ibadan, said: “I am delighted to be launching my maiden book; it is a significant contribution to the body of knowledge. This book is a product of my passion for reading and writing.’’

 

‘‘The Black Dragon is a fictional work that contains a lot of moral lessons that my peers and young adults could learn from. I hope that this will encourage more teenagers to key into their literal abilities and skills. I appreciate the love and support of my parents which has made this book a reality,” he added.

 

The author’s father, Surveyor Ayokunnu Adesina, a director in the Office of the State Surveyor General, Alausa- Ikeja, said the book is a testament of God’s blessings and faithfulness in his family, adding that the book launch will serve as a platform to celebrate the family’s 35 years’ journey.

 

He said: “The book launch is two days before Bemiwo’s birthday. The event will be a celebration of 35 years’ of love, tolerance, perseverance, and God’s faithfulness to our family. The Black Dragon is a testimony of our fruitfulness as parents. The author is a divine gift to us. The story of his birth is special. And it’s what we would be sharing with guests at the launch.”

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In demonstration of his vision to serve as a source of motivation for his peers, Bemiwo has embarked on a number of initiatives to impact young persons, ahead of the July 25th launch. Recently, he donated copies of the book to his alma maters, Avi-Cenna International School, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos and Oakdale Infant and Junior Mixed School, Ogba, Lagos respectively.

 

 

Principal of Avi-Cenna International School, Mrs. Adeolu Adesanya, while receiving copies of the book, described the author as a good reference point for the Nigerian child, saying that several students would draw inspiration from reading the book.

 

 

 

“Bemiwo Adesina, with this book, has shown a good example for Nigerian secondary school students as to what they can do when they dedicate themselves to learning and working to sharpen their talents and skills. The Black Dragon will surely serve as motivation for many of our students, especially because the author is, not only a student like them, but also in their age bracket,” she said.

 

 

Bemiwo was born on 27th July 2004. His penchant for reading and writing led him to venture into the writing world, which culminated in his debut published work, The Black Dragon.

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