Globacom has announced the return of popular musician, Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo, otherwise known as D'banj, as Glo Ambassador, and has used the occasion to launch Glo/Nokia Asha 210 mobile phone that comes preloaded with D'banj 50 hit tracts.
The musician said at the unveiling that he was proud to be reunited with the Globacom family as one of its brand ambassadors.
Globacom's Head of Corporate Sales, Kamaldeen Shonibare conveyed the Globacom management's pleasure to formally sign D'banj as brand ambassador. He said his return would further add value to the brand. Thereafter, D'banj was dramatically ushered into the hall to the delight of attendees. On hand to receive D'banj were fellow Glo Ambassadors like Chioma Akpotha, Ini Edo, Naeto C and Funke Akindele.
"I am humbled and honoured to be appointed as a Glo Ambassador, and I am very happy to be back to the Glo family. My second coming as Glo Ambassador is exciting. I was the first musician to be endorsed by Globacom in 2008. It is a marriage and I am happy to be back glowing and Gloing," D'banj said.
He promised to do everything within his means to add more value to the Globacom brand wherever he goes across the world. D'banj announced that 2014 remained a special year for him as he would be marking his tenth anniversary as a musician and hoped to embark on a world tour and get married during the year. He thanked the Globacom management for giving him a second chance and believing in him, adding that he would never let the company down.
Globacom also used the occasion to launch a Glo Nokia Asha smartphone specially designed for D'banj at the occasion. Announcing the offer at the media launch and unveiling of D'banj as brand ambassador, Shonibare explained that the Glo Nokia D'banj Asha smartphone was specially designed for youths in continuation of the company's strategic engagement with youths.
He said the smartphone, on offer at eleven thousand naira only, was specially autographed by D'banj and has fifty tracks of his popular tunes, including fifteen songs that are yet to be released as well as pictures, all pre loaded on the phone free of charge.
"Once a subscriber buys the D'banj Asha 210 phone, he gets a free data plan with WIFI functionality by sending 'Yes' to 66542. This would give the subscriber 12 months free internet with 260 MB on activation for the first month and 260MB monthly after recharging one thousand naira", Shonibare added .
Also speaking, Nokia representative at the event, Mr. Olumide Balogun expressed happiness with the partnership and described the smartphone as efficient, cost-effective and trendy.