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Mouka Partners Supa Strikas in Strategic Business Deal

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Mouka Limited, Nigeria’s foremost foam and manufacturing company is partnering Supa Strikas in a business deal geared towards projecting Mouka’s Dreamtime baby mattress.

The dreamtime mattress which is designed with children in mind will now feature in Supa Strikas comic magazine.

Supa Strikas’ platform will be designed to showcase Mouka’s innovative children product monthly, a strategic placement which is meant to promote Mouka Dreamtime mattress.

A subsidiary of Strika Entertainment Nigeria Limited, Supa Strikas is a monthly comic publication that provides an avenue for brands to leverage its readership for wider publicity through varied categories of partnership.

According to the Brand and Innovation Manager for Mouka, Jide Odelola, this deal is aimed at attracting the target market segment for the Dreamtime mattress as it is set to unveil the unique selling points of the mattress which is one of the innovative designs to beat by competitors in Nigeria’s foam and mattress industry.

Odelola added that the Dreamtime mattress is a rare mattress technology in the Nigerian bedding industry. He hinted that the product pits its outstanding features against competing brands in a manner which technically puts it in a class of its own.

“Dreamtime is the first mattress of its kind for kids in Nigeria and offers water resistant cover and at the same time, breathable. Water resistant in the sense that water cannot penetrate through the fabric into the foam. And it’s also breathable in the sense that air can pass through. So it’s a new technology that we used for the production of the fabric. And that is why Mouka Dreamtime is different from Mackintosh because people try to compare it with Mackintosh. The technology behind Dreamtime is far beyond that of Mackintosh,” said Mouka’s Brand and innovation manager, Jide Odelola.

According to Mouka’s Senior Marketing Manager, Tolu Olanipekun, Mouka is giving a special touch to the mattress design while seeking a huge market share, as it focuses on catering specifically to the sleep needs of a market segment deserving of special attention.

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 “Dreamtime mattress is made with a special fabric that is water resistant which prevents water from soaking the foam. Sleeping on mackintosh often makes a child uncomfortable due to the texture and heat produced during sleep. Dreamtime on the other hand is covered with a soft and breathable fabric which keeps the body cool at night,” said Olanipekun.

Mouka’s partnership with Supa Strikas is a business venture designed for Dreamtime’s positive positioning and poised to entrench brand loyalty with increased market share as dividend of the joint venture.

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Promasidor Donates SunVita Cereal to Lagos Food Bank Initiative

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Promasidor Nigeria Limited has donated SunVita cereal to Lagos Food Bank Initiative in support of the government’s effort to providing palliatives to the vulnerable during the Covid -19 Pandemic.

The three truckloads of SunVita cereal was handed over to the office of Lagos Food Bank Initiative as part of the company’s gesture to the fight against COVID-19.

Making the presentation to the organisation, Category Manager, Dairy and Cereal Promasidor Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Olayinka Vincent, who handed over the donation to the president of the organization Mr. Michael Sunbola reiterated the commitment of Promasidor Nigeria Limited to the provision of quality food products to Nigerians.

According to him, “With 2020 being a difficult year due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Promasidor is committed to supporting the government’s efforts at containing further spread of the virus, adding that though the company had initially made contributions worth over ₦200 million, there are still gaps to be filled and as a responsible company, Promasidor is ready to support the government.

He further stated that, SunVita cereal is produced from locally sourced grains like Soya and Maize and fortified with Nutri-V, a unique blend of vitamins and minerals that helps children grow smarter and stronger.”

Receiving the donation, President of Lagos Food Bank Initiative, Mr. Michael Sunbola, assured that Promasidor’s goodwill will go a long way towards supporting the vulnerable within the society.

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He stated that his organization works with primary health care centres to reach and care for the vulnerable in Lagos State.

He thanked Promasidor profusely for their kind heartedness noting that the food supplies would be put to good use.

Promasidor was founded in 1979 by Robert Rose, who left the United Kingdom in 1957 for Zimbabwe to pursue his African dream.

It has since grown with presence in 25 African countries. Promasidor Nigeria has achieved tremendous growth since it commenced operations in 1993.

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Nestlé launches unique cooking website in Central and West Africa

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Nestlé brand Maggi, has launched a first-of-its-kind website in Central and West Africa, offering fresh new twists to well-known African dishes.

It is also serving up a second season of Yelo Pèppè- its popular online nutrition education drama series on YouTube from June 8, 2020, following the success of Yelo Pèppè season one, which recorded over 20.3 million online views.

The brand’s latest launches, are just a few of the innovative ways Maggi is meeting its consumers’ digital and nutritional appetites, while also contributing to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

The website, which provides over 40 African recipes on an easy-to-use platform, can help families cook balanced and nutritious meals.

“Maggi innovates once more by providing different variations of beloved African dishes that offer something for every food lover,” said Dominique Allier, Business Executive Officer for Culinary at Nestlé Central and West Africa in an online press conference and launch of the website.

“We are proud to be the first region worldwide chosen by Maggi to launch this unique website”, he added.

The new website, which was built in collaboration with top African chefs, expert nutritionists and local food influencers, provides helpful tips in some recipes on how to boost your iron intake and balance dishes.

Also speaking, Akua Kwakwa, Nutrition, Health and Wellness Manager for Nestlé Central and West Africa, stated that,“As well as highlighting the importance of including nutritious diets in our daily lives with well-known family favourites, people across the globe now have easy access to traditional African recipes we know and love”.

“For people who are more concerned about sodium, saturated fat and added sugars, the website features the unique ‘MyMenuIQ™’ guide that illustrates how nutritionally-balanced each recipe is. The higher the score, the more balanced the meal is,” she added.

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GBfoods Partners CBN, Kebbi State to Complete $51 Million Tomato Processing Factory

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GBfoods, a leading global culinary product manufacturer has partnered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kebbi State Government and the Emirate of Yauri to build a $51 million tomato processing factory in Kebbi State, Nigeria.

The factory is the second largest in Nigeria and, when all phases of the project are complete, it will be the largest fresh tomato processing factory in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The state-of-the-art facility and farm include a drip irrigation and fertigation infrastructure, greenhouses, seed planting robots, incubation chambers and agricultural machinery.

The factory will convert fresh tomatoes into concentrate for Gino’s Tomato Paste and Tomato Pepper Onion Paste.

Soya beans will also be grown to produce soya-bean oil, which is an essential ingredient in GBfoods’ Bama and Jago Mayonnaise.

The project has enabled over 1,000 jobs, including 500 farming positions, 150 factory jobs and 150 construction jobs.

GBfoods has also engaged with and trained smallholder farmers, and has supported local communities by providing and maintaining 16 boreholes of drinking water.

Vincent Egbe, country manager of GBfoods Nigeria said: “The opening of this processing factory is a great milestone for us. It further demonstrates the company’s commitment towards helping Nigeria achieve its food security ambitions, in this case, of self-sufficiency in tomato concentrate production.

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Additional land is expected to to be cleared and prepared in September 2020, in time for the October 2021 farming season.

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