Telecom company, MTN Nigeria, has partnered CNN International’s multi-platform initiative tagged ‘Africa View’ as commercial partners with the aim of inspiring growth and business development in Africa.
The ‘Africa View’ vignette series airs within CNN’s flagship news and current affairs programme ‘Connect the World with Becky Anderson’. The series provides background and context to trends, figures and initiatives shaping the African continent. Dynamic, entertaining, modern and inspirational in style, the insert showcases topics and influential sectors driving African countries; from education and energy to technology and innovation.
The programme, which is largely driven by MTN, will be featured on primetime CNN programmes such as Inside Africa, Africa Startups, African Voices and Market Place Africa and will tell the story of Africa’s diversity, dynamism and role on the global stage.
As part of activities to launch the partnership in Nigeria, MTN Nigeria and CNN jointly hosted a special forum which held at The Wheat Baker Hotel, Lagos. The forum featured seasoned panelists and discussants in the Nigerian technology and business industry.
Prominent among the panellists were: Political Economy and Management Expert, Pat Utomi, CEO, MTN Nigeria, Mike Ikpoki and Chief Enterprise Officer for MTN Group, Mteto Nyati. The forum was well attended by corporate and SME customers, major industry stakeholders (internal and external) as well as media representatives.
Speaking on the partnership initiative, Mr. Ikpoki said the partnership is an enterprise initiative by MTN Nigeria to showcase the socio-economic development and achievements of Nigerians and other Africans across the world.