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Quickteller and Verve Celebrate Africa’s Rich Cultural Diversity at the 9th AMVCA

Interswitch at AMVCA

  On the night of Saturday, May 20, 2023, the Africa's Movie Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA) lit up the skies of Lagos, dazzling attendees with its brilliant array of African stars, moviemakers, and cinematic masterminds. Hosted annually by Multichoice, the AMVCAs have come to be seen as the highpoint of Africa's cultural diversity, celebrating exceptional productions and performances that have enraptured audiences across the continent and around the world. Now in its 9th year, the three-day event was a melting pot of creativity and inspiration, showcasing the best of African talent. The awards night, which took place at the prestigious Eko Convention Centre, was a culmination of the three-day event lineup which was proudly supported by Interswitch Group's brands - Quickteller, the leading consumer digital payments platform and Verve, Africa’s leading payment cards and digital tokens brand. Joining other film industry giants and senior representatives from the corporate sector for the awards presentation, was Interswitch’s Group Head, Brands and Communications, Tomijogun Ogunlesi, who presented two awards - Best Movie (Drama/Comedy) West Africa and Best Television Series (Drama/Comedy), adding to the glamour of the event. But the AMVCAs were not just about awards. This year, the event lineup also featured a cultural exhibition and runway show that displayed the opulent designs and colors that are quintessentially African. In addition, was an after-party that closed out the exciting events. Interswitch is a fervent supporter of Africa, Africans and African industries including the creative arts industry, believing that the growth of the industry will not only create jobs and boost the economy but also help to tell Africa's stories to the world. The AMVCAs, with its array of talented starts, filmmakers, and television producers, provided the perfect platform for this purpose. Quickteller and Verve's sponsorship of the 9th Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards was a testament to their commitment to

Verve International Welcomes Cinetpay Into Its Network – Naijanewsdirect

  Africa’s leading payment technology and card business, Verve International has welcomed its first francophone ecommerce and merchant aggregator, CinetPay into the Verve ecosystem. CinetPay, the Ivorian-based FinTech provides online and Point-of-Sale (POS) payment solutions for merchants to process payments from more than 40 different payment operators in West and Central Africa. This partnership is expected to further establish the Verve footprint across the region and support merchants to accept Verve cards from customers of issuing banks in 13 African countries. Speaking on the partnership, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Verve International, Vincent Ogbunude commented;   “We are pleased to welcome CinetPay to the Verve network - the next in a series of strategic African FinTech partners we are welcoming into our network. As the leading pan-African payment scheme, our focus remains to rapidly expand and deepen our network by partnering with FinTech companies, switches, processors, banks, merchant aggregators, and regulators. CinetPay is one of such partners and we look forward to deepening our impact through this mutually beneficial partnership.”   Also commenting, Idriss Marcial Monthe, CEO and Co-founder of CinetPay said; ‘’We are pleased with this partnership with Verve International which will broaden the payment collection choices for our merchants. This partnership brings us closer to our ambition, known to all and which is to offer the best online payment experience in Africa through simple, fast and secure transactions.’’   The partnership was birthed following months of a collaborative effort by the CinetPay team, Verve’s joint partner bank in the West African Monetary and Economic Union (UEMOA), and various teams in Verve International and Interswitch Group.   In recent times, Verve has focused on leveraging strategic partnerships to heighten its impact across African regions. In the East African region, the payment scheme deepened its partnership with KCB Bank of Uganda in a move that saw the acceptance of the Verve

Verve Offers Cardholders Great Shopping Discount in New Supersaver Promo – Naijanewsdirect

Africa’s leading payment cards and digital tokens brand, Verve, has announced the launch of the “Verve Supersaver Promo” in collaboration with Ebeano and Addide supermarkets to reward Verve cardholders with exciting discounts. The promo is billed to run from March to April 2022.     Verve cardholders will enjoy a 3.5% discount when they shop at Ebeano Supermarket and a 10% off their purchase when they spend N5,000 or more with their Verve cards at Addide Supermarket. The Verve Supersaver Promo was designed to support the lifestyle needs of Verve cardholders as well as reward their loyalty. The strategic partnerships will avail Verve cardholders to purchase a variety of products on the shelves of the collaborating supermarkets as customers are furnished with a wide range of groceries and other household products.     Verve cardholders are advised to hurry and take advantage of this amazing shopping deal. There is also a chance for new customers to get exclusive access to these discounts before the promo ends by obtaining Verve cards from their respective banks. Speaking on the promo, the Group Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Interswitch Group, Cherry Eromosele, said that Verve will continue to create several rewarding experiences for its cardholders while supporting their lifestyle needs and availing them a seamless and secure payment solution.     She reiterated that, "Verve is committed to providing support to customers’ lifestyle needs, which is why we launched the Verve Supersaver Promo to reward cardholders and give them an opportunity to shop at these supermarkets at discounted rates.” Eromosele announced this valuable collaboration by stating that, "We are particularly excited about our partnership with Ebeano and Addide Supermarkets because they are known for offering quality products to customers. We therefore urge Verve cardholders to take advantage of this promo and enjoy awesome discounts while shopping."     In the commitments of Verve to continually deliver an array of

Verve Life 4.0 Closes Out in Grand Style – Naijanewsdirect

  To round off activities for Verve Life 4.0, Africa’s leading payment technology and card business, Verve, hosted thousands of fitness enthusiasts to a Verve Life grand finale event tagged, 'Fit to Live' . Verve Life was designed to promote healthy living and wellness among Verve cardholders and Nigerians in general. This year’s event featured renowned fitness experts from across the continent, including Queenfitnass from South Africa, Alvin Lee from Kenya; as well as Nigeria’s Kemen, Enobong Ekpeyong, Ihuoma Nwigwe and Isoken Uwaifo among others.   Participants were treated to fun, engaging and stress-relieving sessions including fitness challenges and masterclasses on boxing, strength and conditioning, dance, yoga, zumba, martial arts. nutrition and much more.   Mavin Records singer and songwriter, Ayra Starr was also on ground to perform some of her hit singles including ‘Bloody Samaritan' and ‘Away’ to the excitement of participants at the event. Africa’s premium band, Alternate Sound, also serenaded the participants with an electrifying performance. The event was attended by other celebrities including celebrity dancer Kafayat Shafau aka Kaffy, and Nollywood stars; Odunlade Adekola and Sani Danja. Speaking at the Verve Life fitness event grand finale, Cherry Eromosele, Group Chief Marketing and Communication Officer at Interswitch said "We are thrilled to have ended this year's event on a high note. As promised, the Verve Life 4.0 grand finale was nothing short of excellent.” She said participants were engaged in fun and engaging activities that resonated with the theme of the year's event, 'Fit to Live', as all lined-up activities were specifically tailored to address issues connected with fitness and good living.   Eromosele said "And with this, we would like to say a big thank you to all participants and our dedicated fitness instructors and partners who have made the Verve Life 4.0 fitness event a success. We hope that the Verve Life fitness event has

Verve Life 4.0 Features International Fitness Experts, Musical Acts – Naijanewsdirect

...Holds Grand finale at Landmark Event Centre Africa’s leading payment technology and card business, Verve has announced the grand finale of its Verve Life 4.0 fitness and wellness event, slated to hold on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at The Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos The firm announced that for the first time in the five-year run of the fitness event, the Verve Life fitness event is taking a more exciting and pan-African outlook. This year’s event will be featuring renowned and accomplished fitness experts including Queen Fitness and Alvin Lee from South Africa and Kenya respectively. Both international fitness experts will be joining some of Nigeria’s finest fitness experts such as Kemen, Ihuoma Nwigwe, Isoken Uwaifo etc.   This year's event tagged, 'Fit to Live' conforms to the brand's ideal of supporting a healthy lifestyle while also providing innovative payment solutions to their cardholders and Nigerians. Previous Verve Life events were held exclusively in Lagos; however, this year's event was more inclusive as the brand held satellite events across the country in cities including Ibadan, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Asaba, and Lagos. Participants at the satellite events were treated to stress-relieving, fun and fitness exercises, they also had Masterclasses on boxing, dance, yoga among others.   Speaking on the Verve Life fitness event grand finale, Cherry Eromosele, Chief Marketing and Communication Officer, Interswitch Group, said that the Verve Life initiative is a testament to the brand's long-term commitment to fitness, wellness and healthy living.   She said that following the successful run of the Verve Life 4.0 satellite events held across the select cities in the country where Verve cardholders and Nigerians were treated to invigorating exercises, hosted by well-known fitness trainers, the firm is set to hold the Verve Life grand finale this Saturday, November 6, 2021.   “In culmination of all the events for this year’s edition of Verve

Kemen, Enobong Ekpeyong Storm Abuja For Verve Life Events – Naijanewsdirect

Abuja city, stand up! Verve is set to raise the roof in your city. Come join your favourite celebrity fitness experts in this thrilling experience of a lifetime at the Verve Life 4.0 fitness and wellness event this Saturday, 9th October, 2021 at Bodyline Fitness Center, Ahmadu Bello Way, Abuja. Celebrity fitness experts, Kemen and Enobong Ekpeyong will be on ground to facilitate various transformational body workout sessions. The event promises to be explosive as it will be filled with lots of fun, music and dance as well as Masterclasses on boxing and yoga among others.   Verve Life is a wellness and fitness annual event helping Nigeria fitness enthusiasts to keep fit and live healthy lifestyles. The Verve Life satellite events have been hosted at select centres across the country to give fitness enthusiasts outside Lagos the opportunity to participate.   Tomi Ogunlesi, Group Head, Brands and Communications, Interswitch Group said that residents of Abuja and its environs should expect nothing compared to what they have witnessed before as the firm is coming with loads of surprises. He said “The Verve Life 4.0 satellite events have been successfully hosted at four locations; Asaba, Port Harcourt, Lagos and Ibadan. The Abuja event is the last of the satellite event before the grand finale. The previous events have been mind-blowing, we assure you that the Abuja event will be no less, rather it promises to be more electrifying and invigorating”. “We are committed to delivering a top-notch event in Abuja; hence we urge fitness enthusiasts to plan to attend and enjoy the activities lined-up for them”.   The Verve Life 4.0 event have left a trail of excited participants raving and gushing about their incredible experiences across the country. Participants at earlier satellite events in Asaba, Port Harcourt, Lagos and Ibadan, have asked the promoters of Verve Life to hold

Verve Life Fitness Train Moves to Port Harcourt – Naijanewsdirect

Africa’s leading payment technology and card business, Verve, has announced that the second Verve Life satellite event will hold on 25th September, 2021 at Rivtaf Park, by Golf Estate, Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.   The firm revealed that the Garden City of Port Harcourt is next in line to experience one of the best and most exciting activities through the Verve Life 4.0 fitness and lifestyle event after successfully hosting its first satellite event in Asaba, Delta State. The Verve Life fitness event remains true to its mission of keeping Verve cardholders and Nigerians at large fit and on the path of healthy living, while also fostering a community of fitness enthusiasts.   Speaking on the Port Harcourt event, Cherry Eromosele, Group Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Interswitch Group, described this year's edition of Verve Life as the biggest since inception, noting that participants should expect nothing less than has been observed in Asaba.   She added that the current delicate health situation globally has made it important to keep fit in a time where conscious care for one's wellbeing plays a huge role in keeping safe. She said, "Previous editions of Verve Life have always been held in Lagos only, however, we are aware that our cardholders are spread across the country hence, we are taking the Verve Life 4.0 fitness train to more cities in the country to allow for wider participation and brand experience. "We remain committed to being the rewarding way to make payment. The Verve Life platform is another reward from us to our cardholders and Nigerians to exhale and connect.”   Verve, through this event, creates an avenue for Verve cardholders and fitness enthusiasts to engage in activities that improve their lifestyle, have fun and experience the Verve brand. The event is open to all who are interested in fitness and healthy food, as

Verve Life 4.0 Fitness Train Storms Asaba – Naijanewsdirect

Good news to all fitness enthusiasts in Asaba, Delta State and its environs. It’s about to go down! The Verve Life fitness train will storm the buzzing city this Saturday, September 18, 2021 and guess who is bringing this to you? Interswitch Group, promoters of Verve, a pan-African payment cards & token business!   We live in a time when wellness and healthy living are fast becoming imprinted into people’s consciousness; from simple things like eating healthy diets, exercising, regular checkups to living a healthy lifestyle. Today, most people are making lifestyle changes based on their awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and adopting habits that improve their health. They are dropping unhealthy habits and cultivating healthy habits such as eating healthy foods, sleeping well and managing stress. Having realized the importance of wellness and healthy living to having a physically, mentally fit and highly productive youthful population, Interswitch Group is hosting the fourth edition of the Verve Life annual fitness and lifestyle event, tagged ‘Fit to Live’.   According to the payment solution provider, the first satellite event will kick off at 3riple T Fitness located at Plot 12, Phase IV Core Area, NTA Rd beside La Diva Hotel, Asaba, and Delta. Other cities that will follow include; Port Harcourt, Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja in activations themed ‘Verve Life Is Coming to Your City!   Cherry Eromosele, Group Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Interswitch Group said the Verve Life event is designed to encourage fitness and wellness enthusiast to stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle. She said the Verve Life event will avail fitness enthusiasts with a number of exciting activities, body workout and healthy living sessions. Eromosele said: “It is imperative that we rejuvenate ourselves on regular basis. We must always renew ourselves, mentally and physically. This is the whole essence of the Verve Life

Verve Heralds 4th Edition Of Nigeria’s Biggest Fitness Event With Multi-city Fitness Train – Naijanewsdirect

  ...Asaba, Port-Harcourt, Ibadan, Abuja to Host Verve Fitness activations in build up to Lagos Grand Finale on November 6 Interswitch Group, promoters of the Verve Payments Brand, has announced the 4th edition of the ‘Verve Life’, which has come to be regarded as Nigeria’s biggest fitness and wellness lifestyle activation, incorporating the key pillars of fitness, fun and healthy food, taking place on Saturday 6th November, 2021 at The Landmark Centre in Lagos.   Ahead of the Grand Finale in Lagos however, fitness enthusiasts across five major cities in Nigeria including Asaba, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja will be treated to high impact and invigorating activities lined up ahead of the grand finale Verve Life 4.0 fitness event.   To kick off this year’s edition of the Verve Life event, there will be a series of satellite events at designated facilities across selected cities in Nigeria including; Asaba, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja in activations themed ‘The Verve Life Is Coming to Your City!’.   These satellite events will generally run through the months of September and October 2021 to culminate in the much-anticipated Lagos Grand Finale on November 6 at The Landmark Centre. Away from the previous editions which were only held in Lagos, this year’s edition begins with satellite events across the country, to create space for more Verve cardholders and Nigerians who are passionate about their fitness and wellness to commune in their shared passion.   Cherry Eromosele, Group Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Interswitch Group asserted that Verve, as the leading homegrown payments card and digital token brand in Africa remains committed to improving the lives of Nigerians, and the Verve Life series of events prove to be viable avenues through which the brand makes good on that commitment.   She added that "This year’s event is themed ‘Fit to Live’ which encapsulates our reality of

Verve Partners Xing Xing Restaurant With Discounts for Food Lovers – Naijanewsdirect

Africa’s leading payment technology and card business, Verve, has announced its partnership with a foremost Chinese restaurant in Lagos, Xing Xing Restaurant, to reward Verve cardholders with a 5% discount anytime they use their Verve card to pay for meals at the restaurant from now till December 31, 2021.   The Verve and Xing Xing restaurant partnership will be rewarding its loyal customers with an invaluable dining experience while availing cardholders a seamless and convenient payment service.   Speaking on the discount, Group Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Interswitch Group, Cherry Eromosele, said the decision was informed by the need to give loyal cardholders and food lovers an opportunity to enjoy their favourite meals at a discounted price in Xing Xing Restaurant. Eromosele reiterated that rewarding and making esteemed customers happy is one of their core values. She said, “We are particularly excited about partnering with a reputable brand like Xing Xing Restaurant. The restaurant is known for its outstanding delicacies hence the need to reward loyal customers and food lovers with a rewarding experience.”   She urged food lovers without a Verve card to take advantage of the offer and request for a Verve card from their respective banks. She also advised new and existing Verve cardholders to visit Xing Xing Restaurant at Plot 16, No, 21, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, to enable them enjoy their favourite Chinese meals at a discounted price.