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Black Professionals in Tech Network launches in Zambia



The Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN), the largest network of Black tech professionals in North America, with over 60,000 Black tech professional members globally, has officially launched in Zambia.
BPTN which launched on Friday 22nd July at Bongo Hive Technology Hub Lusaka provides a dynamic platform ( for global tech companies to build relationships with Black tech professionals across North America and in other global cities, enable large employers to hire talent and be seen as “An Employer of Choice” for Black tech professionals.

Mr. Lekan Olawoye, Founder of BPTN said he is confident that the launch of BPTN in Zambia will create an enabling platform for tech professionals to soar in their careers through provision of mentorship, master classes and resources as well as tap into BPTN network of career growers who are constantly seeking to hire Black tech talent, using this platform. Renowned company partners include Microsoft, IBM, LinkedIn, Deloitte, PwC, HPE, Intuit, Yelp, RBC bank, and many more global companies.

“BPTN is here to stay and will be investing $500,000USD yearly into the Zambian economy through hiring 17+ Fulltime staff, renting an office space in Lusaka and purchasing of equipment. Our Zambian office will be our Software engineering office, and it will help BPTN Inc build and maintain its global platform ( “He added.

In addition, BPTN offers support to partner companies through training sessions rich with relevant and culturally accurate content to enable the company to understand the Black tech professional experience, thereby supporting them to transform their systems and structure to better attract and retain talent.

We are a full-service firm that is a go-to partner for all things Black talent. This is what makes us a leading company, our ability to be the intimate partner for leading companies to solve their strategic hiring and retention needs.

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    Meet Gilbert Banda – Loyale Transportation Limited #Yango




    1. The story of partner before joining Yango

    Meet Gilbert Banda an entrepreneur in the transport sector and CEO of Loyale Transportation Limited and one of Yango’s official partners. Before becoming a Yango Partner, the company ran several taxis and faced challenges in operating the business such as a lack of a good and consistent customer base, as well as lack of capital to expand as an SME.

    When Yango entered the market, Mr Banda did not think twice about jumping on the opportunity of becoming a partner. The partnership offered great new prospects and exciting adventures.  such as profits, benefits, and access to a ready customer base.

    “This to me is a great partnership for local empowerment, especially for an SME like Loyale Transportation Limited where our focus is on expansion, good quality service delivery within the sector and the empowerment of a great many drivers. An added advantage is that Yango has brought competition in the sector which will greatly improve the service delivery within the sector.”- Mr Banda


    1. Success story

    Benefits of joining Yango. challenges and advantages. Current results and success. Working places for drivers. Monthly turnover.

    There are many benefits of partnering with Yango. Firstly, we are now managing more than 1,000 cars and this is sharpening both our management and leadership skills. The challenges that come along with this type of growth are simply an opportunity to improve and grow.

    We have heard testimonials from many of our drivers on how using the Yango has drastically changed their financial positions in less than 2 months. Starting from failure to pay off loans or credit to being debt free and even acquiring assets like land. Soon many of our drivers will own their own taxis and become their own bosses which is a big plus for us because therefore we wake up early in the morning – to see our people progress.


    1. Plans to further expand

    Loyale Transportation Limited is an SME run by a young, fresh, and youthful team with great millennial ideas. Where we previously lacked capital to realize these ideas, the Yango Partnership has made this possible. Our goal is to expand and continue to grow through a major shift in technological advancements.

    Lastly, our expectations and aspirations are to see to it that the Zambian transportation sector continues to grow and develop.

    We encourage Yango to invest more in marketing and advertisements, to increase the customer base, which then will directly improve local partner expansion and inevitably improve the lives of thousands of drivers.

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    It’s Here! BIG BROTHER NAIJA Season 7 Premieres July 23 on DStv and GOtv



    AFRICA’s Most Popular Reality Show, Big Brother Naija, will return for its seventh season this July with a double launch show on Saturday, 23 July and Sunday, 24 July 2022.

    Both shows will air from 7pm on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family channels and the 24-hour show on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29. BBNaija fans across Africa will also watch the show live via the African online streaming service, Showmax.

    The headline sponsor for BBNaija season 7 is Pocket by Piggyvest and the associate sponsor is Flutterwave.

    BBNaija is staying true to its reputation of having the biggest cash prize for any reality competition on the continent. This season’s winner will take home a grand prize worth 100 million Naira that includes 50 million Naira cash and other exciting prizes.

    For the seventh season, the show will witness a return of a few pre-COVID 19 elements including the fan-favourite ‘Ninjas’ and a live studio audience. Fans can also expect a line-up of more engaging tasks, unpredictable twists and Big Brother’s wit. In addition, 30 fans of the show will also win 1 million Naira each in the Fave Lock-In promo exclusive to DStv and GOtv customers.

    The show will also retain its voting style from last year. Voting will only be on the Big Brother Naija website, mobile site, and the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps for active customers. The number of votes each subscriber will be determined by their subscription packages, with DStv Premium and GOtv SUPA subscribers receiving the most votes.

    DStv customers who would like to opt out of viewing the show can do so by sending “Smart card number [space] BBOUT” to 30333, while GOtv customers can do same by sending “IUC Number [space] BBOUT” to 4688. Additionally, customers can activate the parental control option on their DStv and GOtv decoders for viewers younger than 18 years.









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    MultiChoice: giving customers value with so much to enjoy on DStv and GOtv



    MultiChoice has continued to add more value to our customers with more local and international content delivered on the DStv and GOtv platforms. Customers are now able to watch new and exciting content including Mnet Sunday Movies, Sports action from the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) games starting on the 2nd to the 23rd of July 2022 and local shows such as new seasons of Mpali and Zuba among others.

    Our DStv and GOtv platforms offer customers access to popular and fantastic content at the lowest prices from K165 Access and K295 Family on DStv the Bouquet. Customers on the GOtv bouquet have access to content as low as K95 GOtv Value and K160 GOtv Plus.

    MultiChoice is constantly thrilling customers by sharing information and messages about exciting content on both DStv and GOtv platforms, through a campaign launched in April, dubbed DStv Ni Yanu and GOtv Ni Ya Moyo.

    Speaking about the campaign, Leah Kooma, Managing Director, MultiChoice Zambia said: “We are so excited about the DStv and GOtv campaign because it speaks about value delivery to our customers through content and how much there is to enjoy on our DStv and GOtv platforms”.

    MultiChoice, Zambia’s number one local storyteller, has introduced new channels on GOtv like Nick Junior and Studio Universal as well as fresh seasons of local shows on both DStv and GOtv platforms including King Bugar, Sanko, Family Wahala, Mpali and Mungoma among others which air on Zambezi Magic.

    “Through this campaign, we are also thanking our valued customers for their continuous support and reassuring them of our commitment to continue delivering the best video entertainment experience,” remarked Kooma.

    The campaign, which is on-going, is divided between two MultiChoice brands – DStv and GOtv. Under the DStv brand, the campaign message communicates to DStv customers as “DStv Ni Yanu” which means “DStv Is Yours” while under the GOtv brand, the campaign message is “Ni Ya Moyo” translating to “GOtv is life and is bringing more life in homes”.

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    13 Aug 2022, 6:35 AM (GMT)

    Zambia Stats

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    326,580 Recovered

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