What a Weekend!

I just had the most amazing couple of days; what a weekend! Wow! I didn’t see that coming. But I really should have. It was fully loaded, packed. Here’s how it all started.

I mean, how can you not just love weekends? Firstly, you do not get to wake up early. Saturday mornings are rare, they should be cherished. You have the ability to turn off the alarm clock. And just sleep. We have the luxury of sleeping a little longer on weekends, and it’s great.

What about TV time? Saturdays are great because you can catch up on your favourite shows, see movies. Basically, you get to unwind and chill. If hanging out is your thing, fine. If not, you can rest easy. I did and I loved it. But that was not all.

Sunday came and, drum roll…it was the final day of the English Premier League season. So many potential plot twists. Would Arsenal qualify for the Champions League? Would Liverpool pip City to the Premiership? Soon enough, it was match time, and the premiership didn’t disappoint.

From City going 2 goals down, to Liverpool being held, I had my fill of drama. Well, eventually, City won the League and Tottenham took the final Champions League spot, much to my joy. As a United fan, I couldn’t wait for the season to end any sooner, but I was glad that Arsenal, with all their noise, were also not going to make the Champions League next season. It was a great night.

That’s Not All

Subsequently, the final of season 7 of the Nigerian Idols also held on Sunday Night. I love the show. Well, I love music so, yes. I had followed this season from the beginning and I surely wasn’t going to miss the finals. The show was just about to start when I ran out of electricity units. Whattttttt! Not today! Thank God I knew VTpass would plug me in speedily, and they came through. I got my token instantly and was able to watch my favourite contestant Progress win the show!

It was a great weekend and I already can’t wait for the next, as it is the Champions League final battle between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Trust me to pay my tv subscription before then to avoid stories that touch. In all, I can say, what a weekend!

Whatever your bill payment needs are, VTpass has you covered.

BBNaija Season 7 Auditions Begin

The BBNaija Season 7 auditions have commenced. Multichoice Nigeria, organisers of BBNaija recently announced. Yes. Your favourite show is here. Very soon, we get to go to Biggies House. As always, we expect drama. Nothing but violence. And we love to see it! BBNaija is known for pushing several youths into instant fame and stardom. So if this is what you crave, you had better register.

Multichoice announcement reads: “Biggie is calling you back home. #BBNaija Season 7 auditions are officially open; are you the next Efe, Miracle, Mercy, Laycon or Whitemoney? This is your time to show Biggie what you’re all about audition here: africamagic.tv/bbaudition. Audition now!”.

The application process for BBNaija Season 7 Auditions started on Monday. And is billed to close on May 30, 2022. The Big Brother Naija auditions held in eight major cities across Nigeria in 2019. Lagos, Abuja, Warri, Benin, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Calabar and Enugu. The 2020 and 2021 auditions held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Auditions for this season 7 will be online also. Yes. It is open to males and females. You have to be Nigerian. And have a valid Nigerian passport. And of course, at least 21 years of age. Of course we really can’t wait. Previous seasons have been mind-blowing. Therefore, we expect nothing less.

1. Where to apply

Firstly, record a two-minute video stating why you should be considered a Housemate in season seven of Big Brother Naija. Secondly, log on to  africamagic.tv/bbaudition to fill out the online registration form and upload video.

2. Registration fee

To clarify, there is no registration fee for online registration. The online audition is free and open. Separate data charges will, however, apply.

3. Video Content & Format

You are expected to record a two-minute video of yourself stating why you should be chosen. Subsequently, after recording your video, you need to fill out the online registration form and upload your video below. In the video, you should introduce yourself, highlight what is unique about you, your likes and dislikes etc. While making your video, you must shoot landscape (horizontal) and not portrait (vertical)

4. Required information

Firstly, you must provide basic information about yourself. For example, next of kin, means of identification, like your National Identification Number and other relevant means of identification that show that you are Nigerian.

5. Final shortlisting

Entries received will be screened for eligibility and suitability, following which successful applications will be further screened. The final shortlist will be selected with one-on-one screenings. The standard psych evaluations and interviews will be organised in a controlled and sanitised environment where social distancing will be observed.

How International Airtime Saved My Vacation

This story about how international airtime saved my vacation is entirely true. Except for the parts that are totally made up. True though. It was this one time after I had just gotten married. I’d been working so hard. And didn’t have time off for a proper honeymoon. So when a friend introduced me to a pocket-friendly travel package to Dubai, I jumped at it.

Sent in a leave request which got approved, packed my bags and went off with wifey on a two-week vacation in Dubai. Man was about to taste the baby boy life. Sweetness! Everything was going great. Mehn, we really were not ready for the amazing sights of Dubai!

To say that the view from the observation deck on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa was breath-taking is an understatement. An overwhelming work of art. Dubai is fine please! Things work there. Abi I should not come back ni? Lol. By the time the 2-week vacation was coming to an end, we had visited the Dubai Aquarium, spent a full day at the Jumeirah Beach Residence, and taken Sunset Pics at the Dubai Frame. Truly, this was a vacation we didn’t want to end.

Subsequently, disaster struck. Amir had been our dedicated cab driver from when we arrived at the Dubai International Airport, and had opened a tab for us. We were to pay him when he dropped us off at the airport for our trip back to Nigeria. I had kept his cash (about 500 Dirham at this point) aside. Lo and behold, getting to the DXB, it was time to pay Amir. I couldn’t find the cash no more.

What Happened Next…

Me and my wife tried to explain what had just happened to Amir, but it seems some Nigerians had already given us a bad reputation. Amir was irate, and a crowd was gathering. I had no cash, and no way of sending money to Amir, who though he had been nice all through my stay, was suddenly quite agitated. Understandably so. His money was about to walk on a plane back to Nigeria. I honestly didn’t know what to do anymore. That was when my wife reminded me of VTpass, where we pay our bills.

To be honest, I was annoyed. I wondered how VTpass was going to help me pay my cab man in Dubai and save me the embarrassment we were already experiencing, then it hit me. I could pay Amir by purchasing International Airtime from VTpass to his Dubai number, while I pay in Naira on the VTpass platform. Women are geniuses! I explained my solution to Amir and in one minute, it was done. I purchased International Airtime worth 600 Dirham to Amir’s phone and suddenly, I was the best customer again. What money cannot do does not exist truly! We got our bags and rushed into the airport. We could not wait to get back to Naija. No one wants to get stranded in another man’s land truly.

There’s more. On VTpass, you can also buy airtime and data, pay other TV subscriptions and electricity bills, buy insurance covers and pay education bills. All while offering you a variety of payment options and immediate delivery of value!

Well, there you have it. The story of how International Airtime on VTpass saved my vacation, and possibly my reputation.

Subscribe Startimes Using USSD

Today, we will be learning how to subscribe startimes using a few USSD prompts. Sweet right? Yes. Let’s get right to it. Startimes is a popular pay TV which deploys a Digital Terrestial Television (DTT) Broadcast Technology. It basically caught the eye of many Nigerians because it doesn’t need an installation dish to work.

Startimes also brings with it trendy TV programs, movies and amazing sports content for viewers, with competitive and unique subscription packages. So if you want to learn how to subscribe for Startimes easily using USSD without stress, you are in the right place.

Just so you know, you can also pay using a VTpass wallet, direct Bank Transfer, paying by QR, or using your debit card. However, we will walk you through paying using the USSD feature on VTpass.

How To

To use the USSD feature on VTpass, just follow the steps below:

  1. Firstly, log on to www.vtpass.com/startimes
  2. Next, input your IUC number.
  3. Select desired bouquet and fill in other required fields. Proceed to payment.
  4. Click on “pay with bank transfer” and select the USSD option to pay with USSD.
  5. Subsequently, choose your bank and make the transfer by dialling the unique USSD code generated on your screen.

When you complete your payment, click on the “I’ve completed the payment” button and our system will auto-confirm your payment. That’s all. You immediately begin to enjoy the best of entertainment that the Startimes universe has to offer!

That’s not all. Similarly, VTpass also gives you the ability to buy airtime and data, pay other TV subscriptions and electricity bills, buy insurance covers and pay education bills, all while offering you a variety of payment options and superfast delivery of value! Visit www.vtpass.com now.

Super Eagles Crash Against Tunisia

On Sunday, the hopes of a nation were dashed against the rocks as the Super Eagles crashed out of the AFCON against Tunisia. Wow! We sincerely didn’t see that coming. And this was supposed to be the dream team. Nigerians were just beginning to hope. I honestly was already looking forward to the semi finals. Sadly, that was not to be the case.

We were still basking in the euphoria of taking 9 points out of a possible 9 in the group, stages. What more? We got to troll Ghana as they exited the Nations Cup. Then, came the news that Nigeria was to play Ghana in the World Cup qualifier playoffs. We were already making mouth as to how we would destroy the pride of our Ghanaian brothers.

Sunday came. On the other hand, paired against Tunisia, one of the best losers who managed to qualify with a mere 3 points, this was supposed to be a walkover of a game. In addition, the Tunisian team were covid-hit and had limited players available. However, for a side that won all three of their group games and even rested the majority of their stars for their previous match, tournament favourites Nigeria looked out of ideas in the face of some heroic defending.

Subsequently, things went from bad to worse, as substitute Alex Iwobi was shown the red card. Umar Sadiq had the best chance to add to the cup’s growing repertoire of late drama, only to see his shot roll across the face of the goal and wide of the far-post. In conclusion, it wasn’t the night for the Super Eagles, who had their wings clipped against Tunisia

What’s Next?

So, it is what feels like an early exit. Back to the drawing board for Nigeria’s Eagles. Sunday was a dark day, especially if you are an Arsenal fan, who dropped precious points again in the race for the top 4 in the premier league, and can’t seem to win a game at the moment.

Nigeria is out, but you can still keep up with the action at this year’s AFCON. Make your Cable TV paymentspay electricity billsbuy airtime and data easily with VTpass. It’s as easy as click, pay and go to stay connected and enjoy the 2021 AFCON action live!

Super Eagles Soaring at AFCON

On Wednesday night, we got to witness the Super Eagles of Nigeria soar to a 2 – 0 win against Guinea Bissau in their third game of the group stages of the AFCON. The eagles in doing so, became the only side at this year’s AFCON to record a 100% record in the group stages. The only side. That’s some feat!

Nigeria had already won the group before kick-off, reward for victories recorded against Mohamed Salah’s Egypt and Sudan. It’s the first time that the super eagles of Nigeria have won all three AFCON group matches since 2006. Champions in 1980, 1984 and 2013, is it too early to start dreaming of a fourth?

Time will tell. Nigeria is definitely up there though with the likes of Cameroon and Senegal as one of the tournament favourites. And with their record, many sides will be looking to avoid them when the last 16 draw is done.

Hope or Not?

While there are still some good teams in the competition, the Super Eagles go into the draw full of confidence. This team has done well for themselves. Considering the fact that they have played 3, scored 6, and gotten 9 points out of a possible 9, they have done well indeed. What more? They are actually playing good football. This actually looks like a team, rather than the usual composition of individuals we are used to getting.

Truth is, many of us wrote them off before they even kicked a ball. We have had our hearts broken too many times that optimism was on very short supply. However, this current crop have us believing again.

Whichever way it goes, don’t miss out on any of the action at this year’s AFCON. You can easily make your Cable TV paymentspay electricity billsbuy airtime and data with VTpass. It’s as easy as click, pay and go to pay your bills, stay connected, and enjoy the 2021 AFCON action live!

GOtv Supa Bouquet Is Available On VTpass

Roses are red, violets are blue, and it’s a great day to tell you that the brand new GOtv Supa Bouquet is available on VTpass. Multichoice has always offered a wide array of bouquet for viewers to choose from. This means there’s a bouquet for every pocket. And with the new GOtv Supa, there’s a new sheriff in town.

On Monday 1, November 2021, Multichoice added an exciting new package to their GOtv offering called the GOtv Supa. The brand new GOtv Supa package will be positioned above the GOtv max package. GOtv Supa offers customers 80 channels. It includes the best local and international channels with premium, quality content for the whole family, and this GOtv Supa Bouquet is available on VTpass.

GOtv Supa offers customers a Supa-sized GOtv experience. Crystal clear picture with more local channels, more for the kids, more lifestyle channels, more novellas and more supa reasons to LOVE IT! It has 3 Music Channels, 6 Sports Channels, 6 Movie Channels, and 68 Other genre Channels.

The new GOtv Supa bouquet will be priced at N5,500 monthly, and welcomes some new channels like

  • Africa Magic Urban
  • WWE
  • TV Novelas
  • Novela Magic
  • ROK
  • KIX
  • Honey
  • Nick JR
  • NickToons

With the GOtv Supa launch, you now have another bouquet option that offers more quality content to choose from. You can subscribe/upgrade to the GOtv Supa bouquet here.

VTpass offers you a world of transactional possibilities and ease with our full array of bills payment options, catering to your data and airtime needs, Cable TV subscriptions and Electricity bills settlements. You can also purchase insurance covers and pay education bills here.

Pay For GOTV Using USSD With VTpass

It’s the era of the *something#, so how about we let you know that you can now pay for GOtv using USSD with VTpass? Yes, these days, there are so many payment options open to customers. VTpass makes it possible for you to make payment via any channel of your choice.

Firstly, one of the choices available to you is to make payment using your debit card. You can also pay using your VTpass wallet, doing a direct Bank Transfer, or paying by QR. However, we would be focusing on walking you through paying using the USSD feature on VTpass.

How To Pay For GOTV Using USSD With VTpass

Using the USSD feature on VTpass is really easy and straightforward. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Log on to www.vtpass.com/gotv
  2. Input your IUC number.
  3. Select “Renew current bouquet” if you wish to stay on your current bouquet or “Change Bouquet” if you desire to upgrade or downgrade to another bouquet of your choice.
  4. Fill in other required fields and proceed to payment.
  5. Click on “pay with bank transfer” and select the USSD option to pay with USSD.
  6. Choose your bank and make the transfer by dialling the unique USSD code generated on your screen.

When you complete this payment, kindly click on the “I’ve completed the payment” button and our system will auto-confirm your payment. That’s all. You immediately get reconnected on the GOtv package you paid for and can continue to enjoy your world of unbeatable entertainment.

Similarly, VTpass also gives you the ability to buy airtime and data, pay other TV subscriptions and electricity bills, buy insurance covers and pay education bills, all while offering you a variety of payment options and superfast delivery of value! Try us! You’d definitely recommend to others afterwards. Visit www.vtpass.com now

Premier League Week 9: What Went Down

In many ways, this was the perfect weekend; we witnessed the bulk of the Premier League Week 9 round of matches and in many ways, it was a glorious weekend. Some clubs won. Some clubs lost. As always. However, things didn’t go exactly the way some would have planned. Anyway, here are our thoughts on how the weekend went.

Liverpool 5 Steps Ahead of United.

Manchester United looked anything but united on the day. Defence utterly in shambles, midfield non-existent and overrun, attack under supplied. It was the little boys against the big men. This was supposed to be a firecracker of a match but ended up being a walk in the park for the Liverpool team, who at half time were already running away with a 4-0 lead. In all honesty, at that point, Liverpool didn’t even need to be playing spectacularly well, Manchester United were playing spectacularly terrible as it were. United had zero synergy, looked devoid of a game plan, were tactically naïve.

If not for De Gea, the final scoreline should have read something more like 8-0. This was a day to forget for United, and it’s back to the drawing board, if they even have one. Any defeat against Liverpool is hard to take for United fans on a normal day. One so humiliating as this and at home is on a whole different level. United’s next run of matches look very grim. It’s hard times for United fans, check up on them.

Chelsea Thrashes Norwich

Firstly, the major talk had been about how Tuchel was going to manage with his star strikers out due to injuries. On evidence of this though, no problem. Following their win in the Champions League, the Champions proceeded to dismantle Norwich at Stamford Bridge, with Mason Mount scoring an hat trick. Subsequently, Mount and Callum-Hudson Odoi became the 16th and 17th different players to score for Chelsea in all competitions this season, more than any other Premier League side. A team on a mission.

That ability to spread the goals around the side is the mark of champions. For instance, it’s Premier League Week 9, but surely an encouraging sign for Thomas Tuchel as he looks to juggle five competitions this winter, including the rearranged World Cup in early 2022. Chelsea won’t have an easier afternoon this season.

Mancity Pass Brighton Test

Firstly, Brighton have been nothing short of impressive this season. For them to still be 5th on the Premier League table even after defeat here is a testament of just that. Pep had tasted rare defeat here in the final game of last season. In this match, he sent out his team with instruction to secure victory early. City’s first half performance was exquisite. They were smooth, efficient, unbreeched. But they will rarely face an examination like the one they experienced in the second half at the Amex.

Even as they led 3-0, Graham Potter’s Brighton tested everything about City. Their game management, their resilience, their defensive capabilities. And City’s manager Pep Guardiola was delighted they passed the test. He recognised few teams in the Premier League could have emerged from this with three points, despite being 3 goals up at halftime. At fulltime, it was kudos to City, but Brighton also gave a good account of themselves, despite the scoreline.

Don’t miss out on any of the action when you can easily make your Cable TV paymentspay electricity billsbuy airtime and data with VTpass. It’s as easy as click, pay and go to stay connected and pay bills on the go!

Premier League Week 8: What We Learnt

As the premier league week 8 kicked off on Saturday, the energy that club rivalry brings came back, and fans absolutely loved it. Country football is great. But club level is where we get to see footballers star, week in, week out. Here are the major talking points.

Leicester Down United

The International break was filled with the buzz around Cristiano Ronaldo and his record breaking 10th hat trick for Portugal. The Manchester United star however, cannot seem to be able to transfer his good fortune to the club. Leicester’s victory was no smash and grab. They beat United, fair and square. Had a better game plan, were hungrier, played better. Overall, they deserved to win here, and win they did. The 4-2 score line is sure to bruise some of the big egos in the United dressing room, but, the earlier the better. United’s upcoming fixtures till November 30th is nothing to be excited about, with Atalanta, Liverpool, Tottenham, Mancity, Villareal, Watford, Chelsea and Arsenal all lying in wait. United is the cherry right now, and everyone wants a bite.

Salah’s The Man

Firmino might have grabbed headlines with his hat trick this weekend, but the name on everyone’s lips on Merseyside is Salah. Mo has his imprint firmly as a club legend already. What a pass for Sadio Mane’s goal! It was a lovely ball he bent around the Watford defence for Mane’s opener. It’s called the pass of a master. A masterpiece of a performance it was, as he went on to score himself at Vicarage Road, courtesy of another mesmeric dribble. 4 years ago, he started his career at Liverpool with a goal at Watford. That season, he went on to rack up 44 goals. Many said he would be a 1-season wonder. 4 years after, however, he only seems to get better and better.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Man city over Burnley, Tottenham away at Newcastle, and Chelsea away at Brentford. Chelsea are sitting pretty at the top of the standings. It’s just Premier League Week 8, but, you know, League titles are won in bits.

Don’t miss out on any of the action when you can easily make your Cable TV paymentspay electricity billsbuy airtime and data with VTpass. It’s as easy as click, pay and go to be plugged in to your world of entertainment.