In a bid to promote local foods and strengthen the domestic market, Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Services Provider has sponsored Season-3 of Bukas & Joints, hosted by Olisa Adibua, a respected media personalities in the African continent.
The launching of the screening of the Season-3 television food show in Lagos on Wednesday was a well-attended media event organised by Biola Alabi Media, the producers of the programme in collaboration with Heritage Bank.
The featuring of the event will start screening on African Independent Television (AIT) on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 7p.m to 7.30p.m.
The Season-3 was screened in Enugu in the South East and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In the South East, the local bukas that the production team visited include Ntachi-Osa Canteen, in the New Haven of Enugu, Emily Restaurant and New Berries Park while in Abuja they were Bean Bag located at Ramaya Royal Park on Ahmadu Bello Way, Iyo Oyo Kitchen based in Wuye and a Kilishi joint located in Area 1 Garden in Garki, Abuja.
Mr. Fela Ibidapo, Group Head, Corporate Communications of Heritage Bank said the bank was proud to be associated with the programme in order to promote local foods and strengthen the domestic market.
He hinted that since indigenous food is part of our heritage, the bank will continue to chart a path forward to increasing local food production and processing, while supporting job growth and healthy communities.
He assured that the bank would continue to support the programme and also others that relate to the Nigerian heritage.
Speaking on his experience on the new season, Adibua said the whole essence of the show was that through that the travels and discoveries exposed them to the lifestyles of the people they meet in different cities.
“I love this season because I love the idea of meeting different people and going to different locations,” Adibua said, adding that they intend to go to more places in Nigeria and even outside Nigeria to showcase the African cuisines to the outside world like what like the way the Chinese and others had done.
Also speaking Mrs. Biola Alabi, the Chief executive Officer of Biola Alabi Media commended Heritage Bank for supporting the programme right from the inception.
The Lunch with Olisa show is a new food-related show in which Olisa Adibua travels the breadth of the continent in search of authentic African cuisines.
Olisa takes his audience on a journey of culinary delight, as he explores a variety of food such Ofada rice, Amala, Tuwo, Masa, Moin-Moin and more. The show features not only food, but also real people who work behind the scenes and ensure that the food is always ready to feed Nigerians, those famished as well as those looking for that unique gastronomical experience. These entrepreneurs are found everywhere throughout Nigeria – under trees, at food stalls and roadside kiosks.
The show was put together by Biola Alabi Media (BAM), an African media company that develops and monetizes content for Pay TV, Free to Air (FTA) television channels, OTT (Over-The-Top) TV and VOD (Video-On-Demand).
Heritage Bank, through its MSME account aims to help MSMEs grow their businesses. The proposition is categorized into three different groups: Heritage MSME Business classic with a maximum annual debit transaction of N50 million, Heritage MSME Business pro with a maximum annual debit transaction of N100 million and the Heritage MSME Business premium with a maximum annual debit transaction of N250 million.
The bank is one of participating financial institutions in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN’s) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF) Fund which was launched on August 19, 2014 in recognition of the significant contributions of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sub-sector to the economy.
I was unconscious for three days, rituals were performed to revive me – Oladips
Nigerian rapper, Oladipupo Oladimeji, aka Oladips, who was recently reported dead by his management, has revealed that he was actually unconscious for three days.
He said his situation was not a death hoax as speculated, stressing that “traditional rites” were performed to revive him.
He disclosed this in a recent interview with Naija FM, Lagos.
Oladips said, “I was unconscious, my team members were hitting me and I wasn’t responding so they thought I was dead. My mum told them not to take me to the hospital that they should bring me to her.
“I was unconscious for two to three days. I went to the hospital but it wasn’t the regular hospital. I am a son of the soil, everybody knows that. So, I’m not going to pretend. Some traditional rites were performed to revive me. My mum did all she could to bring me back to life.”
‘I battled postpartum depression’ – BBNaija’s Bambam
Former Big Brother Naija contestant, Bamike Adenibuyan popularly known as Bambam, has recounted her struggles with childbirth and postpartum depression.
In a recent interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Bambam said she was diagnosed with preeclampsia during her first pregnancy.
The mother of two said pregnancy transformed her body.
While appreciating her husband, Teddy A
for being supportive during the transition phases of her pregnancy, Bambam said she ignored online trolls who mocked her for gaining weight because “they can’t understand”.
“I would never have imagined my body would get this thick but thank God for supportive husbands like mine. Imagine having a husband who was not open to the transition phases I went through with each pregnancy.
“My second pregnancy was even more merciful than the first. I went from Maroon to black, from size 8 to 14/16. I had skin tags and acne breakouts.
“I was in shock. I went through postpartum depression. I was a mess. I didn’t understand. I literally transformed.
“I had to ask the doctor, why is my baby so white looking?’ She had grey eyes and now they are brown. She looked so different. I had preeclampsia with her pregnancy, by the time I arrived at the hospital she had detached from my placenta.
“My pregnancy phase was a miracle. Postpartum depression was because I kept playing all the what if in my head.”
Why I love polygamous families’ – Singer Teni
Popular Nigerian singer Teniola Apata, professionally called Teni, has revealed why she loves a polygamous family.
She disclosed this while recounting some of her fond memories of being raised in a polygamous household.
Speaking during an episode of the Zero Conditions Podcast, Teni, who disclosed that her late father married three wives and had 10 children, said she enjoyed her upbringing in a polygamous home and preferred it to being raised in a monogamous home.
She said: “I grew up in a polygamous family with many people, where you can’t do rubbish. I received a lot of love and protection. Three wives, 10 children. Huge respect to my bloodline! I get along with all of my siblings, though there are levels of closeness.
“Any other way is boring. If I come back to this life again, I want to come to the same family. How can I be in a monogamous house where all of us will be sitting down; no chaos?
“There is love in my family because the person wey born us dey craze sha. Do you know what it is to hear gunshots and go to where the gunshots came from? That’s not normal.
“It was like my father planned his future and his death. So before he died, he taught his wives everything, including how to shoot, and when he passed, they used the skill. That’s how our family is still able to remain intact even after my dad’s death.”
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