Shalina Lauds Young Talents, Celebrate Winners from Music Contest


L-R:  Mr Ashish Pateker, marketing manager, Shalina Healthcare Limited, Consumer Business, India; Mr Vievek Jain, head, Consumer Global  Marketing, Dubai; Pharm Emeka Adimoha, head, Regulatory; Mr Suresh Karuppiahsamy, head, consumer business, West Africa; Magdaline Mangohol Anthony, 3rd prize winner; Zadok Aghalengbe, brand ambassador, Shaltoux; Terver Freeman Terzungweh, the overall winner; Mr Arun Raj, chief commercial officer, West Africa, and Mrs Busayo Idowu, brand manager, Shaltoux, at the Shaltoux My Voice My Identity Online Music Contest prize presentation in Lagos recently.

Shalina Healthcare Nigeria Limited, a leading pharmaceutical company, and makers of Shaltoux Lozenges has commended Nigerian youths for being creative, enthusiastic and exceptional despite the challenges facing the country, adding that talent discovery is one of the key elements to secure the future of the country.

Speaking at the prize presentation programme for the winners of the online music contest, the Shaltoux Lozenges’ ‘My Voice, My Identity’ Season 2  recently held at the corporate head office of the company, the Chief Commercial Officer, Pharma Business West Africa, Arun Raj, noted that the contest was the company’s way of giving out to the society.

According to him, the company is proud of the product and also proud to connect the product with its consumers in a very creative way, adding that the company is giving back to society. We are very grateful for the opportunity to give hope to the young ones through the contest saying the company is employing different ways to touch the lives of the people.

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Also speaking, Sandeep Sahu, head, brand marketing of the company said the company is positioned to “provide quality medicine that is affordable and available all over Africa, adding that it is in over 15 countries in Africa, has over 350 products in 12 therapeutic categories, which Shaltoux Lozenges is one of them.

In his own speech, Suresh Karuppiahsamy, head of consumer Business West Africa, said the Shaltoux online contest was initiated to communicate with people and get feedback on the effectiveness of Shaltoux, adding that Shalina is only fulfilled when everybody in Africa gets access to affordable and quality care through its numerous products.

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“We put this programme together to know what people feel about Shaltoux which is a natural throat reliever, and we will continue to engage and empower the youths through our numerous programmes and we urge them to take advantage of it,” he said.

Speaking on the concept behind the online vocal challenge, the company’s consumer brand manager, Oluwabusayo Idowu said; Shaltoux My Voice, My Identity” is an online contest with the hashtag #FreeMyVoice Challenge, adding that contestants sing or rap to a rhythm created by Zadok Terzang, the brand ambassador of shaltoux.

While speaking, Shaltoux’s Brand Ambassador, Zadox Terzang, a Nigerian entertainer, music producer, songwriter, and the 1st runner-up in the Nigerian Idol season 7, commended the company for the opportunity given to youth to showcase their talents through the challenge.

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His words, I want to commend Shalina for this contest and I am happy to be part of the success story of the programme as it has touched the lives of many youths positively. “Some people are brand ambassadors for products they don’t use but for me, Shaltoux is a different case,” he said.

The winners were: Benue State-born Terver Freeman Terzungweh, a 22 years old undergraduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, who received N1million, while Confidence Egonu, with the stage name ‘Dcapable Twins, and Magdaline Mangohol Anthony received N500,000 and N300,000 respectively as the first and second runner up.

The top ten finalists were also given cash prizes, making the total cash prize for the competition N2.8 million.




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