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The first episode of the well-anticipated AFRICAN KNOCKOUT SHOW premiered on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 8 PM WAT on SuperSport Action.
The show was unveiled by the Show host Okey Bakassi he started by introducing all 18 fighters, as well as their coaches – Jack Menia and Onoja Emmanuel. Upon introducing them, all the fighters had to engage in a series of competitions to determine the final 14 to make it into the AKO camp, after the final 14 emerged; the fighters were given a full tour of the AKO camp.

Speaking on the launch of the first episode, a statement from one of the organizers, Natalia Belousova (Executive Producer) reads – “We are thrilled by the tremendous response we’ve received and hugely encouraged that viewers liked the quality and engaged with the first episode”.
We can’t wait for our viewers to see what we have in store for them. In addition to the fights, we have so many entertaining activities lined up and many prizes to be won as the show progresses.
The MMA community in Nigeria is amazing and we look forward to making history by updating the face of MMA to make it more reflective of Nigeria and Africa as a whole.”

The AKO team also expressed their utmost gratitude to all sponsors and partners that have contributed immensely to the success of the AFRICAN KNOCKOUT show.

The new episode shows every Sunday at 8 PM on Supersport Action on DStv Channel 210. Live streaming is also available on








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ELOY Conference 2020 Holds in November.

ELOY Awards Foundation confirms Mrs Oulimata Sarr, Regional Director, UN Women and more speakers for the ELOY Conference 2020. Exquisite magazine’s ELOY Conference will hold virtually on Friday, November 27th , 2020 from 11am.  Exquisite magazine has been consistently organizing the ELOYs since 2009, to celebrate and recognize women of excellence in different fields to inspire and motivate others.
The ELOY Conference under the ELOY Awards Foundation is to empower women in Micro/Small businesses and women in the rural areas.
The spotlight is beaming on women. It is evident in Nigeria and around the world as policymakers and business support organizations are waking up to the idea that women are good for the economic prosperity of the nation. Women are the powerhouse of a nation. The pandemic has also shown that women are a force to be reckoned with; most of the countries that were recognized as having managed the COVID-19 crisis best are led by women. It is time to recognize that women are here and we are making a huge difference. THEME OF THE ELOY CONFERENCE 2020: The Women are Here – Empower Her.Our theme this year is to continue the conversation and action steps towards having a more inclusive representation of women in all sectors, especially in leadership roles and for women-owned businesses to be appreciated, recognized and not belittled. The ELOY conference is being used as a platform to educate and empower thousands of women says Tewa Onasanya, Founder of the ELOY Awards Foundation 
A Special Address on the theme will be given by the Regional Director UN Women Mrs Oulimata Sarr. Speakers for the different panel discussions include Toyin Onigbanjo (Founder AugustSecrets), Adeola Adefila (Chief Operating Officer, Banrut Rolls Nigeria), Just Ibe (President, TACT Africa), Yetty Williams (Founder, Lagos Mums), Muna Onuzo (Senior Technical Adviser to the Honourable Minister of State for Education), Tayo Afolabi (CEO WorldPR Media Limited), Onyeka Koldsweat (Founder & Chief Impact Officer, Rendra Foundation, Dr Ijeoma Nwagwu (Sustainability Leadership & Strategy, Lagos Business School), Chizor Malize (MD/CEO, Financials Institution Training Center), Tale Alimi (C0-Founder & CEO, Rouzo), Abiola Olumodeji (Madame Merola, Image and Branding Specialist), Mavis Amankwah (Multi Award-winning Entrepreneur and Public Speaker), Yetty Ogunnubi (Founder, YD Company), Mabel Aladenusi Adeteye (Head Communications and PR, TVC Communications).
The conference will feature; Special addresses by women who are successfully running their businessesThree-panel sessionsGrowth Strategies for Businesses – Expanding in the midst of a pandemicFinancial Inclusion for Women & Fitness for Businesses – Preparing and getting finance Marketing, PR & Brand Communication in the digital age Business idea pitch sessions for the ELOY Foundation Grant and access to affordable loans. 
Attendance is free but registration required.
For more information and sponsorship enquiries, please contact:
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Introducing Guardian Music

Guardian Music is a platform established to promote local talent and artists in Nigeria and Africa across The Guardian‘s multimedia platforms including Print, Digital, Social Media, Conferences/Masterclasses, Events and Guardian TV.
We bring you Myro (@yesmyro) of Masterpiece (@masterpiece) with his new track Lagos Soweto directed by Ceelah Rex (@ceelahrex) and produced by Guardian Productions and Ibru Studios.
#GuardianMusic #Masterpiece #LagosSoweto #GuardianProductions #IbruStudios
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