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YUTE fantasy league Competition: Best Free and Rewarding League in Nigeria

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YUTE Fantasy League is a league created by Your Unforgettable Themed Experience (Y.U.T.E)  limited team and currently has over 1,900 fantasy players. 

Premier league Fantasy football is a competition where users create a team from different players in a league and are allocated points based on the overall performance of their players in each match weekly. 

The football season started two weeks ago and we are approaching game week 3 in the premier league. Yinksmedia takes a look at the best invitational classic league that is available to enter for free. It was reviewed based on weekly, monthly and overall prizes to be won.

Your Unforgettable Themed Experience (Y.U.T.E) fantasy league

The Best Fantasy Premier League competition in Nigeria, YUTE Fantasy League is free to join and officially kicked off on August 14, 2021 with the first match played between Arsenal and Brentford. Registration deadline has expired with two participants already awarded their weekly cash prizes.

There is also a WhatsApp group  and telegram channel, where you can get information about each player, team, and manager. Winners are also announced weekly on social media platforms. 

If you happen to follow premier league matches in Europe, you will love this league of fantasy football. It’s a free way to get rewarded and better than betting because you have nothing to lose. 

Fantasy premier league has a new feature launched at the start of the 2021/2022 season, with managers having the option of including a League Cup in their mini-leagues and the final of each League Cup will take place on GW 38 which is the last matchday of the season. Yute fantasy league cup is divided into the YUTE cup and Abdulsneh Cup.

YUTE fantasy league Competition

Benefits of the Y.U.T.E fantasy league

  • No entry fee to join
  • 1 million naira cash prize and other amazing prizes to be shared
  • Manager of the week and month prizes
  • Grand finale prizes for top overall winners
  • Random manager and his plus to win a weekend resort
  • Participate in Yute and Abdulsneh cup
  • Compete with the best team managers
  • Join the YUTE fantasy league family on WhatsApp and telegram and connect with others sport fans
  • Get the best advice on your team via the group chat

How the Prizes for YUTE fantasy League are shared

  • Raffle draw of one manager and his plus one to spend a weekend at a resort
  • First overall winner – 50,000 naira
  • Second overall winner – 30,000 naira
  • Third overall winner – 20,000 naira
  • Fourth to tenth overall winner – 5,000 naira
  • Manager the week – 2,000 naira
  • Manager of the month – 2,500 naira
  • Mid season champions – 25,000 naira
  • First for ten consecutive game weeks – 7,500 naira
  • MEMA Award – 25,000 naira
  • MCMA  Award – 10,000 naira 
  • Troll of the league – 5,000 naira 
  • Yute cup winner – 20,000 naira
  • Yute cup second position – 15,000 naira
  • Yute cup third position – 10,000 naira
  • Yute cup fourth position – 5,000 naira
  • Abdulsneh Cup winner – 20,000 naira
  • Abdulsneh second position – 15,000 naira
  • Abdulsneh third position – 10,000 naira
  • Abdulsneh fourth position – 5,000 naira

Final thoughts

While there are plenty of fantasy leagues available online to join, the YUTE fantasy league is undoubtedly the best and offers participants the chance to battle it out with their friends and rivals across Nigeria with many exciting prizes to be won. It is pretty amazing to know that Nigerians can get a large sum of money in their bank account for playing the free YUTE fantasy league. 

Top 8 managers as at GW2 in the Yute fantasy league

The league has been closed but you can follow YUTE fantasy league’s official social media handle so you don’t miss out on next season’s and other football competitions coming up soon.

For more information join the official YUTE social media platform, Instagram – @y.u.t.e_ , Facebook – Yute , Twitter – @Yutefantasy or visit the official website here.

Lagos State BRT Bus Cowry Card and Mobile App: Everything You Need To Know

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The cowry card system is an automated fare collection system built indigenously by Touch and Pay technologies limited to reduce cash transactions in transport operations. The travel card is an initiative of Lagos State innovation for transportation transactions is an e-ticketing system used by Lagos state travel management both on land, sea and rail. The use of Cowry card commenced on on February 1 2021 across various routes in Lagos state replaced the cash system previously used by commuters. While the launch of cowry card for water transportation, LAGFerry took place on the 22nd of June.

Paying for your transport is now easy with the Lagos state Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Cowry card. I have used both the card and mobile app to make payments for my rides for different routes in Lagos state and this article will explain everything you need to know about Lagos state Cowry card, how to purchase, using the mobile app, and what happens if your card gets stolen.

Where Commuters can buy the Lagos State Travel Card

Cowry card is available for purchase form any bus terminal agent across Lagos state. You can get your cowry card at anytime BRT bus terminal from as low as 200 naira for the paper card and 400 naira for the plastic card. For registration of your card, name and phone number will be required. After that you are issued a new card and any amount can be topped up instantly.

How to fund your Cowry Card and Cowry Online Wallet

Cowry card is the physical card while the cowry online wallet is the virtual card found on the mobile app.

Funding your Card

  • To fund your card, meet any top up agent at any of the bus terminals or corridors.
  • You can use the self-service validators at the bus terminal to find your card and make transfer from your online wallet to your physical card

Funding your Online Wallet from Cowry App

  • Download the Cowry app from Google play store and register it with the same mobile number used while registering for the physical card.
  • Login to the app and click on Top-up wallet icon, copy the account details and make the deposit
  • Or just dial *Bankcode*000*827+CustomerID+Amount# e.g using first bank to top up 1,000 naira; dial *894*000*827+08090809080+1000#

Note: Customer ID is the phone number used to register or your Cowry card or app.

Download the cowry app using the link here

How to use the BRT Cowry Card

  • Wait for the the next bus to your destination and make sure you have enough balance for the trip
  • Tap your card on the self service machine following the direction as seen on the card
  • The fare of the trip is deducted and a green colour notification displayed on the screen is accompanied with a voice prompt
  • Your balance is also shown on the screen after fare deduction
  • You have now paid and can proceed to enjoy your ride

How to use the Cowry App

  • Register with your phone number then username, password and 4 digit pin
  • Login to your mobile app and scan the QR barcode as seen by the entrance window of the bus
  • If you are unable to scan then input the bus code as seen into the app manually
  • Generate QR and go to the self service terminal to scan and approve trip payment
  • You will get a green colour notification and voice prompt to show that you have paid successfully and can proceed to board the bus.

How to use the self service Validator at Bus Terminal

For those using the app, you either Load your card via bank transfer or get money transferred to your card from another user. The money can only be seen on the Cowry online wallet app and to move the money to your physical card you need to follow the steps below using the self service validator which is available at the bus terminal:

Cowry card self service machine for boarding
  1. Visit a self service terminal
  2. Click on church balance and tap, it shows you your card balance
  3. Click on transfer
  4. Enter the last four digits of your phone number
  5. Tap your cowry card on the terminal and wait for a notification to confirm
  6. Click on confirm

The self service terminal can also be used to check balance on your cowry card.

Benefits of Lagos State Travel Card

  • No need to exchange and carry cash limiting the spread of Covid-19
  • Accepted by Lagos Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT), Lagos State Ferry Services and train
  • Save time, promotes accountability and seamless travel experience by commuters
  • During rainfall, public transport drivers usually called danfo triple their fare prices but the price remains the same while using the Cowry card

Benefits of Lagos State Cowry Mobile App

  • The free app for android users lets you top-up, check your balance and bus transactions, transfers and top up.
  • View your contactless journey history
  • Flexible payment options. You can always use the virtual card to make payment for your rides when the physical is not available
  • Check your pay as you go to balance
  • Share card credit among your friends and family

Limitations of the Cowry Card and App

  • Agents defrauding commuters using the cowry card
  • Deducting more than the actual fare on my cowry card after tapping at the point of entry
  • Money topped up using the app can only be used when transferred to the card or scanning the barcode beside the bus
  • Using the app to scan the barcode beside the bus didn’t work efficiently and I had to use the manual method of typing the bus code
  • No confirmation SMS received to notify commuters after boarding
  • The app is not iOS-supported which means it is available for only android users. We are still expecting the Apple version of the app.
  • Other severe malfunction and various security problems

Frequently asked Questions by Commuters

  1. What if my cowry card gets lost or stolen? The money on the card can be retrieved when you get a new card. The balance on the lost card will be transferred to the new card.
  2. Does the card expires? Lagos state travel card doesn’t expire but for damaged card you can purchase a new one.

Final thoughts

Implementing a cashless system at first is a problem because a new technologies and ways of doing things is adopted. But cowry card e-ticketing system is here to stay and many more commuters are subscribing to the service.

For the app to be relevant I would advice it should be connected with the card with more improvement and upgrades for commuters to enjoy a seamless travel experience. From the App Store reviews, it shows how unhappy commuters are and I also experienced so many problems while using the app.

Finally, iOS version need to be released as soon as possible or a web app which can serve as an alternative.

Tecno Hipods H2 Review

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The Hipods H2 earphones is Tecno’s first wireless earphone offered in only black and white colour options. The earphone is fashionable and convenient to use while making calls or listening to music. I have been using the earphones for two weeks now and I am quite impressed with its performance although there are some issues I encountered.

What is inside the Box

  • Hipods H2 earphones (2)
  • Charging case
  • USB charging cable
  • Extra Eartips
  • User manual

Tecno Hipods H2 Specifications

  • Color: Black
  • Model: H2
  • Weight: 55.5g
  • Dimensions: 58 * 58 * 29.6 mm
  • Transmission distance: 10m
  • Battery capacity: 45mAh (per earphone)
  • Charging case battery capacity : 300mAh
  • Talk Time: Approx. 5hrs
  • Standby time: Approx. 30hrs
  • Bluetooth version: 5.0
  • Playing time: Up to 6 hrs (60% volume), up to 4 hours (100% volume)
  • Charging time: 1hr
  • Voice notification: Prompt tone
  • IPX4 rated for dust and water resistance
  • Environment Noise Cancellation (ENC) technology
  • Available colours: Black and White
  • Supports IOS and Android system

What we liked

  • Smart touch controls
  • Long lasting battery
  • Good price
  • Dust resistance
  • Smart Pop-Up For Instant Pairing

What we didn’t like

  • Bluetooth pairing issues with random device
  • Charging case indicator light doesn’t change colour
  • Too much water can damage the earphones
  • Noise cancellation feature not good enough

The Hipods H2 Earphones

Tecno Hipods H2 earphone

The Earphones is quite Fashionable and attractive with its shiny finish black curve design. The earphones comes in a pair of Left (L) and right (R) which is clearly labelled. Each earphone should be put in the ear according to the label on it, otherwise it won’t fit. The eartips come in Small, Medium and Large sizes depending on how you want it to fit in your ear.

Each earphones has a touch panel for easy operations and function. The charging contacts, eartips, indicator light and voice microphone comes with the Earbuds.

Charging case

The black charging case come in a plastic round box design which houses the left and right earphones is lightweight and fits comfortably into the pocket which makes it easy to hold while moving around. The top of the case comes with a Tecno branding and a micro USB charging port on the right side. At the of the case is the charging indicator light which doesn’t indicate colour to show you the power status. The earphones fit firmly on the case.

Connectivity

Immediately you bring the out the the left and right earphones out of the charging case, then you can pair with the name Tecno hipods H2. When Bluetooth device has been connected the first time, the earphones will automatically reconnect when turned on at any moment. Bluetooth pairing wasn’t a smooth process for some devices even with the version 5.0 due to some technical reasons but it worked for most phone. If the pairing doesn’t go well first time, clear phone pairing information or reset bluetooth pairing and search for Bluetooth device to pair again.

Bluetooth transmission distance from your phone to the Hipods H2 earphone is 10 meters and it works perfectly in an obstacle free environment.

According to Tecno, the smart pop up connection works on only selected Tecno model which includes; Tecno phantom 9, camon 12, camon 12 Air, Camon 12 Pro and Spark 4. Others which we were able to test are the Camon 16 and 17 series.

Hipods H2 also has voice assistant function which gives you access to Google assistant for android system or Siri for IOS system.

Audio Quality

The Hipods H2 are quite good for receiving calls and playing music because the audio is clear and stable in a quiet environment. In a noisy environment it is a bit preferable with little sound distortion because of its noise cancellation technology and tight fit into the ear. It is built with an Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) technology, which improves the audio efficiency and gives me a lovely sound. The bass came out fine with great audio output and for this price it was okay.

Battery Life and Charging of the Hipods H2 Earphones and Charging Case

Talking about the battery life, the Hipods H2 is built with a 45mAh battery capacity per earphone while the charging case battery capacity is 300mAh.

The case is charged via the Micro USB port on the right aside and takes about 1.5 hours to fully charge. The earphones have a contact points which serves as the charging point. The earphones battery life is pretty impressive as we could use it for 4 hours for music and calls. The charging time for the earphones took about an hour.

Other Features:

Tecno officially states that the earphones feature environment noise cancellation (ENC) technology, IPX4 rated for dust and water resistance and comes with 120ms low-latency mode for better gaming experience also supporting sync between audio and video. We tested for noise cancellation and it worked out but wasn’t that effective. IPX4 water-resistant means the earphones could do away with water splashes and spills but it should not be immersed in water. I won’t advice anyone to try the water resistant feature because it wasn’t tested.

Tips and Tricks while using the Hipods H2

  • Play/pause music: Double click the touch panel to pause while playing music, double click to play again
  • Volume up/Volume down: press the R or L earphone touch panel to increase or decrease volume
  • Next/Previous song: Triple touch L or R earphone touch Penelope to next or play previous song
  • Answer/Hang up call: Double click the touch panel to answer or reject call
  • Reject a call: Press and hold the touch panel for 1 second and release after hearing the tone when the call is coming to reject an incoming call.
  • Switch/Reject three party call: Press the touch panel for 1 second to switch during the call or double click during the call to reject.
  • Call back: click the touch panel 4 times under music pause status
  • Turn on/Turn off Voice assistant: press the touch panel for 4 seconds under connected state or long press the touch panel for 4 seconds and hear the tone
  • Clear Phone pairing information: click the touch panel 4 times in pairing mode
  • Power on/Power off: To power on, open charging case and long press earphone touch panel for 3 seconds. To power off put earphones on charging case and long press touch button for 10 seconds.

Final Verdict

The Hipods H2 allows you to enjoy wireless and immersive music.

If you choose to get an affordable and long lasting earbuds with good sound quality, the Hipods H2 wireless earphones is worth your money. It’s a good transition for those willing to change from wired earphones.

Price and Availability

Tecno Hipods H2 in Nigeria retails for 11,100 naira on Jumia and it is available both offline and online in all phone stores nationwide.