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HMD Global Unveils Nokia 8.1 in Nigeria

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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the Nokia 8.1, the newest addition to its value flagship range in Nigeria. As with other Nokia smartphones in the same category, including the award-winning Nokia 7 plus, the Nokia 8.1 punches above its weight with extraordinary imaging achieved by its highly sensitive, industry-leading camera sensor, ZEISS Optics and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

Proprietary PureDisplay screen technology with HDR 10 support along with highly accurate colour reproduction delivers enhanced viewing experiences even in bright sunlight, while the chipset ensures smooth performance for up to two days per charge.

All of this comes in a contemporary package with the precise craftsmanship expected from a Nokia smartphone.Running the latest Android software, Android 9 Pie, the Nokia 8.1 delivers the best Android experience with thelatest innovations right out of the box.

Joseph Umunakwe, General Manager, West, East and Central Africa at HMD Global said “We’ve seen great success in the value flagship category with each of our smartphones in this class consistently introducing new premium experiences to our fans.

With the Nokia 8.1, we are further pushing the boundaries in this segment. We offer accelerated performance with a first-class processor architecture, dual cameras with an industry-leading sensor, OIS and ZEISS Optics for great low light imaging, and our new PureDisplay HDR screen technology.

“As well as delivering the meticulous craftsmanship and build quality of the renowned Nokia smartphone design, we have also brought the Android 9 Pie experience to our fans, so they can enjoy the latest Android innovationsincluding new Digital Wellbeing features. Our fans are at the heart of every design and engineering decision.  We want to give them premium experiences – we hope they agree that the Nokia 8.1 embodies engineering excellence at great value.”

The Nokia 8.1’s great low light imaging performance comes from a perfect blend of software and hardware. Its 12MP main camera with ZEISS Optics has an industry-leading 1/2.55” super sensitive sensor with large 1.4 micron pixels for precise light capture, delivering exceptionally detailed images.

With its combination of Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) technology and superfast autofocus, the Nokia 8.1 doesn’t let shaky hands stop you from capturing crisp images and videos. A wide aperture ensures you can capture sharp pictures even in low light conditions, allowing longer exposure times that can be manually controlled with the Pro Camera mode.

With smartphones rapidly becoming the default device for watching videos, you need a display tailored to the content you’re enjoying in the environment you’re in. The Nokia 8.1 is the second Nokia smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology for an enhanced viewing experience.

To watch all that vivid content on the go, you need exceptional battery life. The Nokia 8.1 lets you effortlesslyenjoy up to two days with one charge. Long-lasting power combined with the Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform means the Nokia 8.1 can get through any task without breaking a sweat, with 35% faster graphics and 20% higher performance than the previous generation, the Snapdragon 660.

Heralding a new era of precision craftsmanship and obsession with detail, the Nokia 8.1 has been designed with less than a hair’s width between materials, achieving the build quality and structural integrity expected from a Nokia smartphone, as well as making a true statement of clean, elegant European design.

The Nokia 8.1 is the first Nokia smartphone to launch with Android 9 Pie out of the box. It joins the comprehensive line-up of Nokia smartphones in the Android One family, which means it delivers the best versionof Android innovations and software experiences. Nokia smartphones with Android One offer great storage and battery life right out of the box and come with three years of monthly security patches and two major OS updates.

The Nokia 8.1 is available in the Nigerian market in Iron, Steel and Blue colour combination starting from 3rd January, 2018.

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Davido Becomes First Nigerian Panelist on Comedy Central Roast

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African humour is set to take over the world! This Comedy Central Roast of AKA is set to rally Africans from Lagos to Cape Town to join in the celebration of poking fun at the celebrities they love the most.

 

Welcome three wise men to unite our continent’s socio-political differences in a spectacular show of love and laughter as part of the Comedy Central Roast of AKA in partnership with Showmax, coming to The Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg, South Africa on 21 February 2019.

 

Adding to his list of impressive achievements, Nigerian singer, Davido will become the first Nigerian to join the globally famousComedy Central Roast.

 

Davido has racked up numerous nominations and awards including the BET Award and the MTV EMArecognition in the “Best International Act: Africa”. Just how much will his presence on the stage unsettle the SupaMega AKA?

 

Commenting on the Roast Davido said, “I’m such a big fan of Comedy Central, this is going to be a hilarious night. I’m ready, Africa are you ready? This is a Roast so nothing is off limits!”

 

Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) added, “At VIMN Africa, we continuously evolve and innovate content to create unique and engaging experiences for our audiences that drive culture.

 

“In a continental first, this Comedy Central Roast now transcends boundaries by welcoming Africa’s international star, Davido, to the panel.”

 

Warm-hearted and gentle, Moshe Ndiki stands tall on stage and is a growing role model. As a performer he easily steps out of standard social lines and into the hungry minds of his audience.

 

Free from inhibition, this comic genius has shown us that we can all laugh at ourselves, shatter taboos, and that we are all as strong as the walls we can break.

 

Moshe is a media sensation and has enough fiery flamboyance to take on the Man – AKA.

 

Comments Moshe: “I love the Comedy Central Roast because this will be a platform for me to query aspects of how AKA believes he is the first guy who invented blonde hair in December, he might as well have pioneered the passion gap for coloured folk.

 

“I mean he is the first coloured guy on earth according to his tweets.”

 

Last but never least, Pierre Van Pletzen, also known as ‘Oubaas’ will fan the flames onto AKA when he hits the stage.

 

Proud but tactile in his approach, and after many years on the circuit with his multi-faceted screen performance he has a certain knack which will light up AKA and burn the theatre.

 

Pierre Van Pletzen concluded, “It feels wonderful to be part of the Roast of AKA, whom I’d like to address as the non-humble infamously popular rapper, about a few things; his no-show at performances, his knowledge of Geography and since he says he loves soccer… I would like to ask if he’s practising his technique by kicking fans off the stage?”

 

So let’s get this Roast on: sit back and enjoy the fire as Comedy Central and Showmax bring you panelists Davido, Pierre and Moshe to join Francois Van Coke, Mark Fish, Nina Hastie, Moonchild Sanelly, Joey Rasdien, Papa Penny and Pearl Thusi as Roast Master. Get ready, because life just gets better when you laugh!

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Valentine: Jumia Gifts Food, Baby Items to Orphanage Home

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This year’s Valentine will no doubt leave a good taste in the mouths of staff and children at the Nigeria Red Cross Orphanage Home in Makoko, Yaba, Lagos as representatives of Jumia’s hotel & flight services led by the Managing Director, Omolara Adagunodo visited and donated food and baby items to the orphanage home.

 

Adagunodo, during her remark at the event, said that the need to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged underscored the visit and donation, adding that, “this is part of Jumia’s corporate social responsibility programmes and is meant to give the less privileged a feel of excitement during Valentine which is all about sharing love.”

 

Olakunle Lasisi, Secretary of the Nigerian Red Cross Orphanage Home, expressing his gratitude to Jumia, said “We appreciate the management of Jumia for this kind gesture and for recognising the importance of reaching out to these underprivileged children.

 

“This gesture will definitely put a smile on the faces of these children.”

 

Adagunodo promised that this would not be the last because the company is committed to supporting the less privileged as part of its CSR.

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Axiz, DataVoice Partner for Telephony Systems

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Axiz, the industry leading information technology value added distributor, is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with DataVoice – a Cisco development partner offering a powerful voice recording solution for Cisco telephony systems.

 

The partnership enables Axiz to increase the value of its Cisco voice solution with a more comprehensive offering and bolster its already strong and diverse Cisco reseller base.

 

DataVoice is an OEM that develops specialised interaction recording and management solutions into a variety of segments within international markets. DataVoice Managing Director, Paul Fick says that due to legislation like the POPI Act, the demand for quality voice recording solutions is ever increasing. “Cisco is the market leader in voice and unified solutions, and DataVoice has a proven solution, which perfectly complements the Cisco offering,” notes Fick.

 

“Our partnership with DataVoice is particularly exciting as it presents an opportunity to deliver even better services and provide access to the world’s IT products and solutions from leading global brands. DataVoice see Axiz as the leading Cisco distributor in its target markets with highly skilled technical resources,” said Tony Singh, Cisco Pre-Sales technical manager, Axiz.

 

The partnership will add value to both Axiz by increasing market share while opening new avenues to markets that are currently not fully serviced.

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