D’banj Storms YUDALA, Commends Retail Revolution
Self-styled KokoMaster and one of Nigeria’s most iconic entertainers, D’Banj has paid a courtesy visit to the Corporate Head Office of Yudala to congratulate the company on the revolution being spearheaded in the retail business space with the launch of its Retail Stores Division which held last Saturday July 25th.
Yudala, Nigeria’s first true composite retail chain, has carved a niche for itself by being the first company to combine an online shopping platform with offline retail outlets spread across major cities in Nigeria, with a target of further expansion into other African capitals. The company had commissioned four stores: two Experience Stores at Medical Road, Ikeja and at the 1st Floor of The Palms Shopping Complex, Lekki as well as two Smart Stores at 25B Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island and Redemption Crescent, Gbagada last weekend. The glamorous and well-attended event attracted eminent Nigerians from all walks of life including bank CEOs, captains of industry, representatives of Corporate Nigeria, A-list artistes and crowds of enthusiastic shoppers who were on hand to take advantage of the unprecedented discounts and freebies on offer.
Yudala Online is set to go live in August, with the Management of the e-commerce platform promising even bigger deals at launch.
Speaking during his visit to the office, the multi-award winning D’Banj commended the vision behind the emergence of Yudala, while acknowledging the company’s status as a Nigerian-owned business as a thing worth celebrating.
“I am glad to be here today to key into the Yudala revolution. The combination of online and offline retail is a master-stroke and I offer my sincere congratulations to the Management of Yudala for this idea. Also, the fact that Yudala is a purely Nigerian company is good news for us all. I had assumed the company was a foreign-owned business, especially considering the strategy, standards and ambience of the Yudala Experience Stores.”
D’Banj, who stormed the Yudala office armed with the Evolution award which he received at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards (MAMA 2015), presented the award to the Management of the company as well as his latest brand offering – KokoGarri, a packaged variant of the staple food.
Vice President, Yudala Retail Stores, Mr. Stanley Uzoechina, who was on hand to welcome the KokoMaster with excited staff of the company, congratulated D’Banj for his 2015 MAMA Evolution award and hailed him as a true ambassador and pride of Nigeria. Mr. Uzoechina who seized the opportunity to further share the company’s vision with the artiste, revealed that Yudala is indeed a revolution worth identifying with. According to him, the company has a road-map to reach millions of unreached Nigerians with the launch of 10 additional stores nationwide before the end of August 2015 and the commissioning of 151 Yudala Stores by June 2017. This figure, he noted, will increase to 512 Stores by June 2019, stressing that in no time, there will be a Yudala Store in virtually every local government council in the country which will create a minimum of 150,000 jobs for Nigerians.
Yudala – which means Best wishes, Peace of mind and Prosperity – has strong partnership for products from major brands in the ICT sphere including HP, Apple, Lenovo, Tecno Mobile, INNJOO, Infinix Mobility, Wiko Phones, X-Touch, SONY, YEZZ, DELL, Philips, ITEL, IBM, Microsoft, APC Schneider, Cisco, Canon, D-Link and many more, with the delivery of quality products and services at the right prices. The company will continue to roll out multiple products from the biggest and most renowned brands, with the Yudala product network set to also feature Consumer Lifestyle, Urbane Fashion, Healthy Living Products, Consumer Electronics and others which will be unveiled in segments.
Backed by its multi-pronged yet standardized business model, the company has a bold ambition to dictate the pace and set new milestones for online and offline retail business, with the delivery of world class products and services in every Yudala store and on the online platform.