This is the real life account of a food mix-up saga that unfolded in our office and all the dorime that came with it.
It happened on Monday morning. Mike, rushing to avoid getting to the office late, quickly grabbed the black nylon containing his food and took off without checking what was packaged for him. Can somebody play Dorime track 1?
On arriving at the office, Mike proceeded to the cafeteria and dropped his food, so eager to start the day’s work that he still didn’t check to see what had been packaged in the black nylon. DJ please play Dorime track 2
As the day went by, Francis, the office assistant, went out to buy lunch for some colleagues. Mike later goes for lunch, picks up his food, finally checks it, sees one boiled egg. He thought it strange because he knew there was chicken at home but was just too hungry to care. He started eating and was almost done when…
Shayo, his colleague, walks in and starts looking for his food with Francis the office assistant. Mike didn’t pay too much attention until he heard “there was a boiled egg in the food.” The description of the food was so apt that it became obvious that Mike don chop person food o…
Upon investigation, Mike’s real food was found having chicken, fish and snail as protein. What sort of sorcery is this? Mike wondered!
Luckily for Mike, Shayo didn’t make a big deal out of it as it was the close of his shift. That’s how Iyanu, another colleague who was in the right place at the right time, ate free food!
One of the hottest, most talked-about events in the Nigerian social circles right now has been Obi Cubana’s mum’s burial and nothing seems to be enough to kill Obi Cubana’s shine.
From the over 400 cows donated to the host, the $100,000 diamond pendant, 67 private jets that landed Oba to the fleet of over 500 luxury cars, the ceremony was as loud as loud can be. We followed this story closely and here are five lessons we gathered from it.
1. Nigerians can joke about anything.
Like, I’m not even sure we take even ourselves seriously anymore. This has to be the height. Somebody’s mother died and people were everywhere on social media saying “God when?” Seriously guys???
2. Invest in your social capital.
They said connect with people, you say no, you’re an introvert, you like your personal space, etc. Being rich in people is a thing, your network is your net-worth. If the sheer amount of cows donated and money sprayed/flung doesn’t change your mind, what will?
3. Make your own soap.
As usual, the whole saga had people saying “cut soap for us” and the likes. In an interview with bbc pidgin, Obi Cubana was asked to cut soap for Nigerians and he responded “dem no dey cut soap for anybody for dis world.” In other words, people, make your own soap o.
4. Work hard consistently.
Since soap cutting is out of it, working hard consistently is the next best thing out there then. Being excellent at what you do will not be enough, you will have to also be consistent with it. Hustle o, make your girlfriend no leave you go party for oba.
5. Nigerian scammers are creative.
All was well and good after the burial ceremony, until I got a dm from Obi Cubana asking for an airtel recharge to help make money fly in my household. Like, what???
We have a blockbuster of weekend on our hands and we’re loving absolutely every bit of it. As always, vtpass ensures that you do not miss any of the action by handling your bills payments for you.
1. The Wimbledon Finals
If you’re a lover of tennis, then nothing would be more satisfying this Saturday than seeing the finals of the oldest tennis tournament in the world, as Ashleigh Barty of Australia and Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic go head to head in the Wimbledon Ladies’ finals on SuperSport Tennis (214), at 14:45 CAT.
The men’s finals follows fast on Sunday, as the winners of the semi-final happening today between Novac Djokovic and Shapovalov face the winners of the other semi-final tie pitting Matteo Berrettini’s against Hurkacz. Watch the Men’s Finals live on SuperSport Tennis (214), at 14:00 CAT.
2. Nigerian Idol Finale
The winner of the Nigerian Idol season 6 will be nobody’s mate, with a cash prize of N30m, brand new SUV, 6 track EP recording deal and many other goodies. Catch the finals this Sunday 11th on Africa Magic at 7pm. The weekend is filled with back to back content.
3. Euro2020 Final
Sunday night sees England, in the finals for the first time, face off at Wembley against Italy, 1-time winners of the Euros. Catch what promises to be a pulsating final live on Supersport and Startimes at 21:00 CAT.
Have you ever been in a situation where the search “awoof” (freebies) landed you in trouble?
I’d always heard it said that “awoof dey run belle,” but experience really is the best teacher I guess.
On this fateful day, I needed to pay my DSTV subscription. Upon searching online, I found a website offering a 20% discount on payments. “Ahnahn, see free money.” If only I had known village people were after me.
As a sharp guy, I quickly entered the website, inputted my card details and paid for the bouquet I wanted and got debited. I felt great. It was in that moment that I realised it actually feels good to know you got a better deal than the seller. All was alright with the world, until…
I started getting a series of consecutive debits on my account. Huh? I live in Meiran, Lagos State to be precise, why am I getting debited in Dubai? Ah, awoof!!! I had fallen prey to a scam website and my account was completely drained that day.
Select Bouquet, enter DSTV smartcard number, put in your phone number, email address, amount and press ‘continue’
Confirm transaction details, choose payment method and you’re done in these 5 easy steps!
Here’s one more reason you should use VTpass. When you are having re-connection issues, we will help you send a mail to DSTV after which you get reconnected within the next hour. We’re customer-centric like that! Download the VTpass app or visit www.vtpass.com to make your payments now!
We understand that naturally, it’s quite hard to trust someone else with your hard-earned money, which is worse for us because as Nigerians, we naturally have trust issues, and rightly so, that’s why we are giving you four different channels through which you can contact us whenever you are experiencing any challenge with your transactions.
The Live Chat
The Live Chat feature gives you instant access to our 24/7 support centre just by clicking on “help” and “start live chat” from the VTPASS Mobile App or by logging on to www.vtpass.com and clicking on “online – chat with us” at the bottom right. That’s it, instant access in just a few clicks
Just in case you’re the kind of customer who prefers to hear the voice on the other end of the screen, or you have an urgent need, our helpline is always available to give you 24-hour dedicated support. That’s right, getting that issue resolved is as simple as dialing 08138752358 now!
We know that you probably spend a lot of your time on Social Media, and because we want to be like you when we grow up, we have decided to spend a lot of time on Social Media likewise. You can get your issues resolved by sending a DM to us via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook just like that. You should engage with us while you’re at it because we always love to hear from you, and that’s the truth!
Yes, if you’d rather send us an official mail, we are here for you. You can send a mail to email@example.com now and we’ll help you resolve any issue you have, even if it doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with our platform because at VTPASS, we believe in going the extra mile for you.
Another valentine is just around the corner and as usual, couples feel that knowing pressure of making it extra-special. Something about trying to out-do the previous year’s valentine keeps couples from truly doing what really matters.
But valentine doesn’t have to be a Big-Bang, dazzling event that drains the bank account. While spoiling each other with expensive gifts and treats are still fanciful, spending quality time is all that counts.
And no, we are not talking about the cliché restaurant outings alone; here are7 unique valentine activities you can try this year:
1. Give each other a massage
You know that feeling of lying in bed and having some strong or soft fingers work out the knots in your shoulders and feet? Yeah! Why not relinquish that this valentine?
When you and your partner at that level of your relationship, bathing together might not sound unique. But here is something to spice things up.
Place candles or spotlights at attractive places around the bathtub, get a bowl of strawberries, a tray of chocolate, and a chilled bottle of champaign; all at arms’ length. Have a long, hot, tub bath together, while munching on sweets and champaign.
3. Have a romantic movie marathon
We gave an example of a movie marathon in a previous post. Since this year’s valentine falls on a Sunday, it makes for a great escape from reality and into the entertainment of tons of movies.
Be sure to have popcorn, drinks, and each other during this marathon; and make time for desserts and in-house lunch or dinner between movies.
4. Play a game together
When was the last time you two played a game just for two? It might be something classic as a Ludo or Whot, or something deeper like a Truth or Dare game.
If both of you are outdoor champs, this might be the perfect day to race each other to a stadium, play snooker, table tennis, or go swimming.
5. Try a new kitchen special
Cooking together is always perfect for Valentine. However, instead of making what you already know, why not try something new and special for both of you?
The internet is overflowing with exciting dishes for valentine from every part of the world. Set today to try that special Thai cuisine or French salad; as far as the ingredients are within reach.
6. Drive around town
You don’t have to have a destination in mind. Just gas up the car, hop in and drive! If you are in Lagos, check out places to visit.
There is that fun of plying roads you both have never plied before, getting lost in a city and finding your way back. Yeah!
Good thing is, you can always crash into a new restaurant or park to eat or catch fun, then zoom off again. Luckily, Google Map now makes drive-around safe and superfun.
7. Work together on a new craft or art
Creative couples with busy-hands may want to create something together this day; whatever it is. From making a photo-scrapbook to splash painting, sketching each other, or even making a toy.
Anything at all.
Poetry is yet another art. Have you ever wondered what you’d write your partner if given a pen and 24 hours of thinking? Why not game each other with this one and have each person submit their poem to the other, at the end of the day.
Valentine is always a great day for couples to embrace the company of each other, especially with uninterrupted services.
BIG news making headlines on top English sports papers is; Frank Lampard sacked by Chelsea.
The Chelsea legend that took over managerial duties at the club in 2019 has been relieved of his duties just after 18 months.
In a statement following the sack, Chelsea said, “results and performances have not met the club’s expectations, leaving the club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement”.
After enjoying a successful spell in his first season as manager, Lampard’s Chelsea has underperformed this season. They sit 9th on the EPL table following 5 defeat out of their last 8 matches.
Lampard, who remains Chelsea’s all-time highest goalscorer led the London club to FA Cup glory in his first season as well as securing them a Champions League spot.
Expectation rose high this season after Chelsea spent over $292 million on signings the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, and Édouard Mendy; but the big names signings have been unable to link well on the pitch.
Who’s next in for the Hot Seat?
Chelsea is known to fire managers in split-seconds show of underperformance. The BIG question after Frank Lampard’s sack remains, “who’s next in line to take the hot seat at the Blues?”
Rumors have it that formal PSG and Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel is the only candidate on Chelsea’s list to take over from Lampard. While the German is yet to be contacted hours after the sack, papers report that his appointment is a strong possibility.
Discussions are all over the internet regarding the sack. Some fans had called for Chelsea to be patient and give managers time to build teams. Others seem to agree with the sack and Chelsea’s underperformance under Lampard.
What do you think? Has Chelsea been unfair to a legend in his right, and an all-time goalscorer for this club? Has Lampard truly shown his lack of top football managerial experience?
Stepping into 2020 was exciting as a brand! Just coming off a superb 2019, our teams were fired up to go produce awesome services for customers. And yeah, 2020 was a rollercoaster!
For us, a business year had never been smooth-sailing. Safe to say that it’s these very ups and downs in productivity and customer satisfaction that serves as a background for VTpass to thrive, even in the face of difficulty.
So, we began 2020 with some mad vibes, and here our story of how it went!
N25,000 Weekly Cash-Price
We capped off 2019 with our N25,000 weekly cash price. During this period, over 100 VTpass agents benefited from our program.
In March, we introduced auto-wallet funding; an automatic system that lets you fund your VTpass wallet instantly. With this, we made it easier for customers to fund their wallets, speeding up the time it takes to make a payment on our platform.
There’s nothing better than having more than one way to accomplish a thing. We understand this and added Pay With Bank Transfer to our payment method; giving you not two, but three ways to pay a bill on VTpass.
Everyone looks a little make-up, why not us? Our creative team and developers came together, brainstormed on how to give VTpass website a look. This is the result!
10,000 Terminal Agents!
An unprecedented growth! Over 10,000 terminal agents now partnering with VTpass across Nigeria. Thank you, partners! 2021 is looking good.
VTpass Give-Away Week
To crown it all, we gave away N30,000 worth of airtime and zero-convenience fees payments in our November Give-Away Week. This is giving back to our customers for loyalty and patronage throughout the year.
Our 2020 SWAG story would not be complete without you, dear customer. As a brand, we appreciate you and hope to see more of you come 2021. Thank you for being part of our 2020 SWAG story!
Things are about to go ‘wooow!’ on VTpass this week with VTpass GiveAway Week in the offing!
You stand a chance to benefit from our two outstanding events:
TREASURE HUNT Wednesday
On Wednesday, 25th November 2020, you get to win up to N30,000 worth of airtime found on VTpass website. All networks are eligible to participate. Simply log on to www.vtpass.com and search all pages to find and win airtimes!
On Friday, 27th November 2020, VTpass is giving away free convenience fees. You get to enjoy up to 3 hours of ZERO convenience fee on all payments made. Simply log in to www.vtpass.com on said date to participate in this giveaway.