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Zenith Bank Unveils ‘Style By Zenith 2.0’



Following the success of the maiden edition, foremost multinational financial services provider, Zenith Bank Plc has announced the launch of “Style by Zenith 2.0”, the second edition of its flagship lifestyle fair dedicated to intentionally celebrating the ‘small’ things that make ‘big’ differences in our lives.

First launched in 2018, the “Style by Zenith 2.0” initiative was created with the objective of supporting and creating value for customers by focusing on various aspects of their lifestyle.

This year, “Style by Zenith 2.0” takes things up a notch with the theme, “Style the Life you Desire”, aimed at encouraging Nigerians to live their best lives and be extraordinary. The platform seeks to inspire people to be authentic, while showing them that with ordinary talent and extraordinary effort they can thrive and make a real change in this world.

Speaking on the rationale behind “Style by Zenith 2.0”, the Executive Director of Zenith Bank Plc., Dr. Temitope Fasoranti said that, “Banking, for Zenith Bank means going that extra mile to be present in the lives of our customers. Driven by a culture of excellence and providing cutting edge solutions, the bank is championing this cause to enable individuals and businesses to grow wealth.”

He added that “Beyond providing financial solutions, Zenith Bank Plc seeks to be a reliable partner to her customers, ensuring that they excel on every front. With “Style by Zenith 2.0”, the bank continues in her commitment to empowering individuals and entrepreneurs by celebrating real talents. We will be helping people do what they know how to do best and repositioning them for greater levels of success in their various endeavours.”

This year’s program includes an interesting line up of activities all culminating in the 3-day Lifestyle Fair taking place at the end of 2019. Kicking off the array of activities is the “Style by Zenith 2.0” Fitness Walks being held in conjunction with Mass Medical Missions, a non-profit organization, and Venus Medicare Ltd, a leading Health Management Organisation in the country.

The Fitness Walk will serve as a platform to promote Mission Pink Cruise – a project of Mass Medical Missions supported by Zenith Bank, aimed at taking holistic cancer prevention and health promotion to various communities across the country using Mobile Cancer Centres (MCC) nicknamed Pink Cruises, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria.

Scheduled to hold in August, these Fitness Walks and Cancer Screening exercises will hold in five cities across Nigeria – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Onitsha. Interested individuals are invited to register their participation by visiting the Zenith Bank website at

Aside the fitness walks across the country, there is a whole lot of activities such as conferences, online engagements, and a special event for models that builds on the masterclass held last year, not forgetting the special play arcade and activities designed for children at the fair. The whole gamut of events and activities lined up also come with free medical check-ups like free eye, dental and cancer tests, amongst other special promotions both online and at the events leading to the final crescendo which is the 3-Day Lifestyle Fair.

With initiatives such as these and many more to come, “Style by Zenith 2.0” promises to offer an all-encompassing experience touching on key aspects of the lifestyle of Zenith customers and the public.

The “Style by Zenith 2.0” platform is also a testament to the priority given to SMEs and the retail segment of the market by the bank. Together with her various partners, Zenith Bank will be laying the foundation for a future where individuals and SMEs can live up to their full potentials.

Fashion One, the leading global fashion and lifestyle channel will once again be working with Zenith Bank on the “Style by Zenith 2.0” initiative.

Established in 1990, Zenith Bank Plc is a leading multinational bank providing corporate, business, retail and personal banking services through its network of over 500 branches and business offices, serving millions of customers. The brand is verifiably a leader in the deployment of various channels of banking technology and has become synonymous with the deployment of state-of-the-art technologies in banking.

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Parrot Xtra Publisher Celebrates Hassan Fatungase At 60




 Publisher of Parrot Xtra Magazine/, Olayinka Agboola has sent out expressive greetings to his long-time friend and brother, Alhaji Hassan Taiwo Fatungase, former Bakers’ World, Ikeja, Lagos Director on the occasion of his 60th birthday anniversary.


In a statement  personally signed by Agboola, former Nigeria Coordinator for Ovation International Magazine described Alhaji Hassan Fatungase as the most selfless Nigerian he has ever encountered.

Agboola continued, “Hassan is not only selfless, he is intelligent, forward looking, hard-working, vibrant, resourceful, compassionate and above all, very God-fearing.”

The Ibadan-based media entrepreneur then went ahead to submit that the astute technocrat is a man who appreciates human beings and the value of friendship.

“Those who attended the University of Lagos with him in those days will attest to it that ‘Fatuu’, as he used to be called then would sacrifice anything to keep a working-relationship.


“Even when he joined one of the five-star hotels in Abuja in the early 90s, it did not take long before he was promoted to become the very first African to occupy a managerial position before he joined the Bakers’ World family business in Lagos. His records are still there till today.

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“While running Bakers’ World located on Allen Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos, journalists, broadcasters, creative young Nigerians and others were encouraged by him. The records are also there for people to verify. There is almost no big name in the entertainment/media industry in Nigeria today that has not directly and/or indirectly benefitted from Hassan’s large-heartedness. As a matter of fact, he used to settle quarrels when differences and ‘head-on-collisions’ were reported to him!”

Agboola also went ahead to describe how the celebrant of the day has been faring since he became the chairman of Abimbola Awoliyi Estate, Oko-Oba in Lagos where he presently lives.

“Hassan is team-player and a man who keeps improving in good-naturedness even as a semi-retired bureaucrat. Residents of Awoniyi Estate will tell his story better. Since he became the chairman some three years ago, living standards have since improved.

“Together with other executive members, the Estate has been winning awards as one of the best in the whole of Lagos State. Solar lights, good roads, fibre-optic-source of internet, faultless security architecture and enhanced sociability…and other achievements have been recorded by the Fatungase-led team.”

Agboola, who was also a pioneer staff at Thisday Newspaper concluded “Dear friends and colleagues, please join me to pray for this quintessential lover of fairness and equity. May Allah continue to be with him, grant him sound health, more prosperity, divine protection and long life. May his wonderful family comprised of ‘Iyalaje’ Doyinsola and the children- Tomisin, Ahmed, Ibrahim and Idris continue to enjoy divine grace too. Happy birthday to our Director at Parrot Xtra Media Network, many happy returns of this day, September 26.”

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Ife Grand Resort; An Affordable Luxury In The Heart Of The Southwest




The Oonirisa, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi understood the mission when he anchored his 4-star rated holiday destination, the Ife Grand Resort in the ancient city of Ile-Ife.
Aside from the reason that Ile-Ife is the cradle of the Yorubas, a West African ethnic group with a population of 45 million people in 2023, the Ooni’s mission was to attract development to the source and also provide massive job opportunities for his people.
The huge investment is a legacy project embarked upon by Ooni Ogunwusi for urban renewal and redevelopment into the current smart city in the selfless spirit of ‘Charity Begins At Home’.
The Resort sits on an expansive 1000 acres of land which aside from offering facilities for exquisite lodging/accommodation, harbors multiple industrial parks with industries producing agricultural products as well as rendering essential services to the resort, the Ife community and Nigeria in general.
From a cinema which is under construction, to a five-a-side football pitch, a swimming pool, a children playing ground, a mini zoo, nightclub, restaurant, basketball court, events hall and the more than a hundred  rooms  are part of the facilities that make the resort live up to its grandeur.
This writer’s favorite spot  is the African Village, a four-hut village setting located in the deep of the resort with room rates going for just 9000 Naira. Can you believe that?
The resort cannot but function as it is placed under capable hands, the Managing Director, Reuben Abib  a seasoned hotel manager with stints in La Campagne Tropicana and various resort and hotels around the world.
He explained the motive behind the affordability of the resort as ‘Kabiyesi’s purpose to make it available to all. We have rooms that go for 10000 naira and that is why you can see a lot of students coming here. We have the best environment for studying and relaxation, also in entertainment, we have the blend of work and pleasure’.
The other aspect that gives the resort an edge is the security system, the Chief Security Officer, ‘Jayjay’ revealed there had never been any security breach circumstance while explaining that a quick response back up is always at hand to provide more security for the resort when necessary.
The event centre at the resort has hosted many A-list ceremonies, hardly can a week pass by without a wedding, birthday, anniversary or other memorable events taking place.
Another fascination at the resort is the ‘Opa river’, a historic river that borders the resort. From there you can actually experience nature as it harbours a palm oil pit, cocoa farm, pineapple plantation and other cash crops from the Southwest.
Animal lovers are in for a surprise as the resort has an ostrich farm and you can see monkeys at the closest range giving you the hint to keep your valuables.
From indications, the resort is planning towards December 2023 as it marks the peak for events and ceremonies. There is a talk of entertainment events and festivals slated for December with information that its likely going to be one of the biggest to end 2023.
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Debola Williams hosts Ahunna Eziakonwa, Tara Durotoye, Owen Omogiafo to African Power Girls brunch





Chairman of AW Networks and author of African Power Girls, Adebola Wiliams recently hosted Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Ahunna Eziakonwa, Lagos Commissioner Designate, Solape Hammond, President of Transcorp PLC., Owen Omogiafo; beauty entrepreneur and lawyer, Tara Fela-Durotoye, and other notable personalities to an African Power Girls event tagged ‘Power Table for Twelve Power Brunch’.

The event was organised to bring together women of influence with a view to discussing and charting a course for the advancement of women in all sectors and promoting investment in girls empowerment and education.

Ahunna Eziakonwa, who was special guest at the exclusive brunch, spoke about the importance of women in politics, and why representation matters from boardroom to the parliament. She presented data evidence on how women inclusion at the highest levels of engagement accelerates growth in nations, and encouraged everyone to do all they can to commit to empowering girls and women within their spheres of influence.

According to Adebola Williams: “The media has a massive role to play in changing societal stereotypes and narratives, and to show young girls that they are capable and free to be the best version of themselves.

“Women in key leadership positions must be projected by the media as the norm so that young girls in Africa and the world can see role models that not only look like them but also know and understand the challenges that they go through daily,” he added.

Other notable personalities at the brunch event are Co-founder and Partner at AACE Foods, Ndidi Nwuneli; actress and advocate, Kate Henshaw; CNN Digital Chief for Africa, Stephanie Busari; Executive Director of African Philanthropy Forum, Mosun Layode; Director of Sustainability, Nigerian Bottling Company, Soromidayo George; Head Corporate Social Responsibility at Airtel, Chioma Okolie; and CEO of Roots2Market and Aspen Fellow, Nwando Ajene.

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