August 26th 2016 – Lanre Akinlagun, CEO of drinks.ng Nigeria’s first online drink store, launches first in-house bar in partnership with the Fimhouse IMAX cinema. Drinks.ng provides premiuim drinks to customers at the best prices. The company whose mission is to be a one stop shop that provides the best drinks and saves consumers stress, recently launched its 24/7 delivery service to Lekki, Victoria Island, Ikoyi and environs. This move closely followed by the opening of an in-house bar reflects the company’s commitment to thoroughly satisfying consumer needs.
The in-house bar is a first of its kind luxury bar with premium drinks and excellent customer service. It is the company’s first venture into setting up an in-house bar and is in line with the company’s vision for expansion.
A forward looking entrepreneur, Lanre created drinks.ng after seeing the great opportunity that existed in the market and resolved to provide drinks to consumers conveniently. ‘I saw that the retail space in Nigeria was infant, whether it was consumer goods, groceries, but especially for drinks. There was such a big problem of people being worried about buying fake or original drinks. So I thought I’d set up a trusted brand that people can connect with and here we are.’ Like Lanre, millions of people face challenges in sourcing for drinks and drinks.ng hopes to further reduce this problem by opening a bar where people can buy and enjoy drinks.
Drinks.ng is revolutionalizing the beverage industry and has partnered with several big brands on different projects. This project is sponsored by Pernod Ricard, producers of Martell Cognac. ‘We want to build warehouse stores. We want to take over the trade in the next 10 years. We want to expand to rural areas. Ultimately, we’d love our online platform to grow. We also look to expand across West Africa. But for now, the plan is to take over Lagos.’ – Lanre
On Sunday 17th of July, drinks.ng would be live at the Eat Drink Festival to serve you the most amazing and delicious drinks. We have a variety of drinks on our menu and if you’re adventurous, we definitely have something for you! Ever had alcohol infused fruit slices? No? Then you should drop by at our stand to try out our ‘Fruit Fusion’. We have watermelon slices infused with Disaronno which we guarantee will leave your mouth watering. You can also get a taste of the warm yellow sunshine with our pineapple slices infused with Ciroc pineapple. Everything you think you know about fruits is about to change, just one bite of our ‘fruit fusion’ would convince you.
For those who would rather stick to the traditional cocktails,We would be serving cocktails with a lively twist. These cocktails will delight your taste buds and give you amazing sensations. For the whiskey lovers we have the ‘Manhattan’ with a whiskey base. Vodka lovers are not left out, and our ‘Strawberry Basil Mule’ is the perfect cocktail with a vodka base. We also have different mojitos , such as the passion fruit, strawberry and pineapple makeover. Be sure to experience all the different flavours of our refreshing mojitos.
If you don’t drink alcohol, or you’re trying not to get too tipsy, don’t worry, we have you covered with our mocktails. You can enjoy our Magic Punch mocktail and Summer Breeze mocktails, they’re very tasty and you would not even realize you’re missing out on the alcohol.
Slushies are fun and we love fun! We have Ciroc flavoured slushies, Bacardi slushies, Tequila slushies, Malibu and SKYY raspberry slush. You get to have all the fun you had with slushies as a kid , only this time you would be having way more fun.
You have no excuse! Do not miss out on the amazing drinks we have for you. Make sure to stop by at our stand, bring your friends and buy a drink or two. What better way to have fun than sharing a drink with friends?
Also, Mary is going to be there live to answer all of your questions and take pictures with you, so make sure you stop by to say hi!
Drinks.ng’s partner Guinness Nigeria announces plans to roll out DRINKIQ workshops to University of Lagos Students
Guinness Nigeria has always taken their responsibilities to promote sensible drinking seriously and have recently “put their money were their mouth is!” The Beer Giant has recently announced their plans to roll out their bespoke DRINKIQ workshop to first year students of the University of Lagos. DRINKIQ is a pilot scheme which will take this interactive platform to the segment of the community who are most in need of guidance on sensible drinking!
The DRINKIQ model seeks to educate students on the effects of binge drinking and alcoholism, seeking to furnish the first year students with the knowledge and information they require to learn to handle alcohol with care. These workshops will also endow the students with information on the adverse effects that drinking to excess can have on your body and your overall health.
As Guinness Nigeria’s online partner, we at drinks.ng are delighted to endorse this endeavour as it is outstanding example of an organization with a social conscience. The first DRINKIQ workshop was carried out during orientation week amongst first year students at the University of Lagos and it was a resounding success!
The Keynote speaker at the initial session was Mrs. Adrianne Nwagwu, (Head of Sustainability and Responsibility for Guinness Nigeria) who confirmed that main purpose of implementing the DRINK interactive workshops was to minimize the number of cases of alcohol abuse and its repercussions amongst university students: “As a company that produces alcoholic beverages, we want to ensure that people consume and enjoy alcoholic beverages the right way, at the right age, and at the right time; and also to reduce significantly, the unwanted effects of alcohol misuse on individuals and our environment”.
Mrs, Nwagwu further emphasized the importance of ‘knowing your limit’ and not being coerced by friends to drink more than you can handle and further amplified that the legal drinking age in Nigeria is 18. During the workshop she advocated a common sense approach, giving practical examples of “sensible drinking techniques” such as: “part of making responsible drinking decisions is that if you must drink at all, endeavour to alternate alcoholic drinks with water because it helps to keep you refreshed. In addition to this, eating before or whilst drinking is also good as it helps to reduce the speed of alcohol absorption. You must also avoid mixing different drinks in order to keep track of your alcohol intake and you must never be involved in drink driving”.
Professor Olukayode Amund, (Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Lagos) welcomed the pilot scheme, praising Guinness Nigeria for their social conscience: “It is not often that we see an alcoholic beverage manufacturer coming to educate people in how to drink responsibly. We are very pleased to have you here today and we look forward to a closer working relationship with you”.
Additionally, Guinness Nigeria has produced accompanying written materials on sensible drinking and the adverse affects of drinking. They have made these materials readily available to the university, supplying them to the counselling teams and enabling the university to upload the materials to their intranet in order to extend their reach to second and third year students.