February around the world is known for the celebration of love, which is usually celebrated on the 14th day of the month. While many individuals have their own way of expressing love to one another, brands under Rite Foods Limited (Bigi Drinks, Fearless Energy Drinks, Rite and Bigi Sausage) ran different engagements on their respective social media platforms. The engagement on all brand pages kicked off on the 4th of February and ran through to 23rd of February. The engagement was divided into 2 stages, the 1st stage was a call for entries on social media platforms. This stage ended on the 18th of February where 45 shortlisted winners from all brand pages were directed to the website to gather votes for their entries. The voting stage on the website ended on the 23rd of February and 25 winners were announced on the 24th of February.
Rite spicy and Bigi beef Sausages gave opportunities to couples to stand a chance to win a romantic dinner for two at a Chinese restaurant in Ikeja GRA. On the Bigi and Rite Sausage social media platforms, eight couples were selected from the #RitePartner online challenge. The #RitePartner challenge only required the participant to make a 60s video and the person shares their top 4 reasons for being romantically involved with their partner. A few of the notable reasons were the support their partners gave, the fact that their partners are their gist mate, some talked about their partner’s culinary skills, etc.
The Bigi brand on the other hand ran with the engagement tagged #FlavourofLove. The modality of the engagement is for participants to post picture slides or a video of a loved one (friend, family or lover) on their various social media platforms, narrating how their loved one has added color to their life and how their journey has been so far, tag the brand page and use the hashtag #FlavourofLove.
It was an exciting engagement as the engagement gained a lot of entries. The engagement was graced with heart touching write ups like:
“You’ve been by my side from my very first breath on earth up till this moment. With you I’ve known the meaning of true love. You’ve stood for hours in your saloon day by day to put that smile on our faces and the comfort we need. From my birth to when I took my first step through my baptism to my very first day in school you’ve been by my side guiding me through. You guarded me to make the best choice of career even as you graced my matriculation day. You guided my heart to make the best choice of a life partner even though I was almost carried away by the stupidity of blind love. You were there to witness the birth of your very first grandchild and subsequent grand kids. My story on earth will be incomplete without the mention of your name, Mum. No matter how much I try to appreciate you, I seem not to get enough of it. Always know that you’ve got a very special spot in my life and in my heart. I will always love you mum.”
Participants were shortlisted to 15 and were asked to invite friends and family to the Rite Foods website to vote for them. 9 winners were eventually picked to enjoy a date night with their loved one at Zen Garden.
For the Fearless brand, the hashtag campaign was centered around the hashtag #FearlessLove where participants were required to share stories of the fears they faced in their relationships and how they were able to conquer that fear and stay in love with their partner. The criteria for selection was based majorly on the story telling and creativity of the entries.
Quite a number of the Fearless audience engaged in this contest and there were amazing stories to select from. One of the stories that captured our hearts was a lady who decided to give her final year school fees to her then ‘boyfriend’ who was just thrown out of his uncle’s house. In her words:
“I was sad but I said to myself what is love without taking a risk fearlessly? I took my ATM card, withdrew my school fees and I gave it to my husband then my boyfriend and we started looking for an emergency apartment and finally got a room. I was glad I could take a risk for the man I love and I did all of this fearlessly. Today we are happily married and my husband still reminds me about the fearless risk I took for him then.”
Winners were picked up by taxify at their different locations and brought to the event place (Zen Garden).
They were serenaded by a violinist at the entrance of the venue where our love tunnel was built. On entering the holding area, they were welcomed and handed a box of chocolate and flower.
The event started at 5pm and it was filled with so much love, appreciation, music, good food, gift bags, games and of course Naija’s Favourite Drinks (Bigi Drinks and Fearless Energy Drinks). Rides were ordered for each couple to go back home.
Love is indeed a beautiful thing and it sure requires some level of sacrifices and we dare say ‘risk-taking’ as the case may be. The brands treated 50 couples to an amazing dinner at Zen garden and it was an amazing evening for them, as most of them had the opportunity to rejuvenate and reaffirm their love for their partners.
The 2020 Headies awards which was the 14th edition of the annual awards took place on the 21st February, 2021. The event this year was a very exceptional one as 75% of the attendance was virtual due to the Corona Virus pandemic. That was a Fearless step to take considering the ton of attendance the event gets yearly.
It is definitely more fitting that the number one Energy drink brand in Nigeria, Fearless, sponsored this edition of the Headies.
This award event took place at Eko Convention Center in Victoria Island, Lagos where Fearless showcased the theme ‘Energy of Naija’ which has been the tagline since the beginning of the year. This was clearly expressed at the event with the exceptional experience center that clearly pronounced the kind of ‘energy’ the brand was there to showcase. Upon entering the holding area where the guests were refreshed, they were welcomed first by the sight of the top-notch Fearless arena.
So many elements at the Fearless experience center made the arena stand out at the event. Starting from the LED bar that accommodated the mixologist, to the great tasting cocktails and mocktails made from Fearless energy drinks and Bigi Carbonated soft drinks, and the flip cam that everyone had a feel of, getting beautiful videos of their outfit.
The highest point of the Fearless experience center was the trapeze dancer whose performance literally shut down every activity at the holding area.
That performance in itself brought into life the theme ‘Energy of Naija’. The performance was energetic, mind blowing, fierce and extremely breathtaking.
Everyone who came in contact with the brand definitely had great stories to tell about their experience with the brand. One thing that definitely makes the Fearless brand and Rite Foods stand out at every event is the ‘extra’ beauty and touch the brand adds to every event.
Fearless Energy drink is truly ‘The Energy of Naija.’