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MTN Nigeria test runs 5G in Calabar

The 5G trial kicked off with a launch in Abuja on Monday this week

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MTN Nigeria test runs 5G in Calabar
Photo credit: Twitter / MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria’s 5G innovation test train has moved to Calabar. The pan-African telecoms company announced this via its official Twitter handle.

The 5G trial kicked off with a launch in Abuja on Monday this week.

The event was attended by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Ali Pantami, the ICT Infrastructure provider, Huawei, and other communications and technology stakeholders.

The highpoint of the Abuja event was the demonstration of the cutting-edge technology in virtual reality, gaming, 3D holographic communication and video conferencing at a test tube designed to show proof of concept. 

Photo credit: Twitter / MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria partnered with the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology and Digital Economy, Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Huawei (Abuja), ZTE (Calabar) and Ericsson (Lagos) to exhibit the proficiencies and potentials of 5G in driving economic growth and social inclusion.

“This is a historic moment for us as it means new possibilities for Nigeria and Nigerians. This innovation has definitely made us hungry for more.” an MTN Representative said.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Ali Pantami said that the new innovation is very critical to Nigeria’s economy as a result of numerous advantages like the issue of latency, speed, and digital revolution.

The 5G test is slated to run for three months on the trial spectrum allocated by NCC. This is to ensure that it is efficient and sustained. 

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Entertainment Post Covid | Nigerian Cinemas Count Losses

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It’s been months since COVID-19’s initial impact on the industrial sectors of the economy, resulting in losses among many businesses and complete shutdown of others.

The film industry was not spared and cinemas across the globe have also paid a huge price.

The Nigerian Cinema industry is believed to have lost about N8bn in revenue according to Filmone co-founder, Moses Babatope.

News Central spoke with the Executive Director of Genesis Cinema, Opeyemi Ajayi on the current struggles and the future of the Cinema business in Nigeria.

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DJ Cuppy Wins Best DJ In Africa Over DJ Spinall & DJ Neptune At AFRIMMA Awards 2020

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The 2020 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) which came off virtually on November 15 saw many artiste across the continent take home numerous honours, including billionaire’s daughter, DJ Cuppy.

The Best African DJ category was a very tight one, it had, DJ Spinall from Nigeria, DJ Black Coffee from South Africa, DJ Dollar from Senegal, DJ Lutonda from Angola, DJ Andy Josty from Ghana, DJ Neptune from Nigeria, DJ ECool from Nigeria, DJ Malvado from Angola, DJ Moh Spice from Kenya, and of course, DJ Cuppy from Nigeria on that list.

An excited DJ Cuppy posted on her Twitter handle saying she’s going to disrupt the industry after emerging as the winner and been crowned the best DJ in Africa.

According to her, as the first woman to win this award, she’s very honoured and will continue to disrupt her industry as she begins a new mission to win more awards we guess.
She also dedicated the award to her fans the Cupcakes thanking them for holding her through it all and now she’s the best African DJ.
“Best African DJ” 2020 @Afrimma Awards 🏆✨ … As the first woman to win this award, I am truly HONOURED and will continue to disrupt my industry; this one is for YOU my Cupcakes! 🧁 #CuppyOnAMission”

Her cupcakes are equally as excited as she is, here are some of their sweet congratulatory messages to her.

“Songs of praises are not enough to thank God and you for all you are to me.
👏🏿With a sincere heartfelt❣ gratitude, kindly accept my appreciation, for the good wishes, the love, prayers, support, time and assistant you’ve provided me with babe, I adore you alot ❤❤❤ “


“Women should really stop feeling excluded in a World of equal opportunities, I feel really encouraged when I see WORKING WOMEN @UN_Women as I come from a society where our women are full time house wives. Congrats keep doing MORE ✨✨✨✨✨⚡🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉”

“You deserve it young lady keep it up 👍🏿 but hope no be because of that your new Ferrari them give you just so Dey can have a ride with it 🤥🤥”

DJ Cuppy has worked so hard to see that she is not just called a billionaire’s daughter. She has earned a name for herself in the music industry. Cuppy has taken it all in her strides, kept honing her skills, maintained that cheerful demeanour and now, she is getting the recognition she deserves

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