Shalina Unveils Bolanle Ninalowo as Polygel Ambassador



L-R: Pharm.Femi Laleye, brand manager, Gastro and Anti-Infective; Arun Raj, vice- president/ chief commercial officer; Bolanle Ninalowo, actor and movie producer; Pharm. Sandeep Sahu, head, brand marketing; Bharat Pahuja, head, finance, West Africa, and Pharm. Theophilus Emeka Adimoha, director and head of regulatory, at the unveiling of Ninalowo as the brand ambassador for Polygel in Lagos.


Shalina Healthcare, a leading pharmaceutical company in the country has officially unveiled a popular Nigerian actor, film producer, model, and philanthropist, Bolanle Ninalowo, popularly known by his stage name ‘Nino B’, as an ambassador for one of its flagship products, Polygel.

The Lagos State-born actor who is a graduate of Accounting from Devry University and a Master’s degree in Branding and Marketing from Kellogg Branding School of Management, both in Chicago, United States of America, was unveiled at the Corporate Head Office of the Company in Lagos to the media and general public as the new ambassador for Polygel.

Speaking during the unveiling, the Deputy General Manager, Marketing, West Africa, Shalina Healthcare, Sandeep Sahu, said the company purposefully made Ninalowo an ambassador, based on the similarities between the personality of the actor and Polygel as a brand, adding that choosing him as ambassador was with the conviction that his values are in line with what Polygel as a brand and by extension, Shalina as a company represent.

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According to him; “qualities and values that made Polygel stand out and be unique among all other brands of antacid are also traceable to Ninalowo as an actor, saying it is interesting to note that, just like Polygel, as an antacid brand, Ninalowo as an actor is also popular, top-rated, efficient, adventurous, professional, proven, tested and trusted.

Also speaking, the Brand Manager for Polygel, Femi Laleye, said; the product is a balanced combination of dried aluminium hydroxide gel and magnesium hydroxide as it contains the anti-flatulent agent, simethicone, adding that it is scientifically proven and well reported in medical literature, as it offers a rapid and longer-lasting calming effect on stomach acidity.

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the Vice=President and Chief Commercial Officer, Shalina West Africa, Arun Raj, reiterated that the company is committed to its founding principles; saying “three pillars of affordability, availability and quality are key to the company in its efforts to consistently produce brands that support and grow the quality of healthcare delivery in Africa.

Expressing his excitement about the partnership, ‘Nino’ who was eager to lend his credibility, charisma, and passion to raise awareness about the benefits and effectiveness of Polygel in offering a rapid and longer-lasting calming effect on stomach acidity said he decided to join Shalina as a brand ambassador, not just because of his love for marketing, but also for the fact that, the commitment of the company to initiatives and ideas that concern the masses.

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He continued, “I always want to sell, but mostly to touch lives and connect with people. The main synergy I see with me and Shalina is its passion for the people which informed the affordability of its products.  I am delighted to be here and sincerely appreciate the company’s management. I am honoured as well as humbled to be recognised, I will jealously guide this opportunity.  I am set and can’t wait to promote Polygel to the world”, he said.


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