BellaNaija presents 14 Fabulous Days to 2014! Day 2: Century Home Appliances – Win a FREE Microwave!

Century Microwave for BN

On the 2nd fabulous day to 2014, BellaNaija gave to me – a microwave from Century Home Appliances!

We announced a fortnight of fab giveaways, and this is our 2nd one! To learn more, click HERE! To see other giveaways, click HERE.

Century, a Nigerian electronics company – is best known for stabilizers but has been breaking into the home appliances market with fans, microwaves and more!

They are giving away their biggest microwave model to a lucky BN reader.


The Prize!

Century 23 L-B Microwave

Display Type Digital
Power Source 230V 50 Hz
Control Method Digital dual function
Power Consumption (Watts) 700W
Capacity 23 Litre Capacity


1. You or a representative must be able to pick up the microwave from a Lagos office.

2. You or your representative must be willing to take a photo for proof of receipt and a possible feature on the website, Century website or social media.

To Win:

There is 1 easy step!

Write an answer to this question in the comment section of this post:

“How will a Century microwave add to your kitchen this season?”

Feel free to be funny, heartfelt, creative etc.! Are you living single and can’t cook? You just need to re-heat your take out? Are you a working mum?

We will contact the winner via the email you provide in the comments! The competition ends tomorrow – 27th December 2013 at midnight Nigerian time.

Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner was commenter Chiamaka Daisy, and has picked up the gift. Thank you all for playing!

To learn more about Century Home Appliances: visit | For store locations and other enquiries: (+234) 70 4538 0581 | To buy Century products online: |

39 Comments on BellaNaija presents 14 Fabulous Days to 2014! Day 2: Century Home Appliances – Win a FREE Microwave!
  • Michelle December 26, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Would love to, but i have a microwave already. May the best man win :)

  • Thelma December 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    BN I’ve not won anything on your blog yet. Anyways I’m writing an answer already, thank God that’s my favourite thing to do. I just hope this time it wins me something.

  • Debbie December 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Ahh! Just the perfect thing i need for my kitchen. Getting my own place for the first time ever. Working full time, while taking professional classes in the evenings. I have only weekends to cook for the whole week; cooking my favorite meal; beans and plantain will not be possible after a long day. Nothing will make my new year as much as having a microwave I can use every day to heat up my special Debbie’s beans and plantain after a long day work. Trust me a plate of my special meal can make anyone’s week.

  • pweti December 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Bella naija I open dis ur page more dan I open ma books n
    guess wot preparin 4 ma degree exams Bck to dis questn, I and ma
    parent ve neva had microwave in our hauz, so I wish to win n give
    dem dis as ma graduation gift thankin dem for sponsorin mi

  • Gloria December 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Nice one. Century is a good product. Whoever wins it will
    enjoy it. I already have

  • abimbola December 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    As a mother of two kids, i’m always busy doing a lot of
    things at ones, this microwave will help ease my stress of having
    to cook every time for my kids who doesnt like to eat at the same
    time. I can just make their meal at ones and warm it for them in
    the microwave when they are ready to eat it

  • eseleh theresa December 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    It will definitely make things easier and faster in the
    kitchen this, especially when wanting to re heat leftovers also to
    defrost other than having to put the stove on every time!

  • Ifeoluwa December 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    As a student this microwave will help save me much needed
    time,instead of coming back from class late at night to start
    warming my food all I need to do is just to heat it up in my
    microwave. It does saves time, I’ve been saving up for one since,
    guess if I win it, my 2013 will be complete. Ps:am not famzing
    century but their products rock.i have a stabilizer that I have
    been using for four years now.

  • Ifeoluwa bella December 26, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    This microwave will help save me much needed time,instead
    of coming back from class late at night to start warming my food
    all I need to do is just to heat it up in my microwave. It does
    saves time, I’ve been saving up for one since, guess if I win it,
    my 2013 will be complete. Ps:am not famzing century but their
    products rock.i have a stabilizer that I have been using for four
    years now.

  • Thelma December 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    The Century microwave would be everything I need and I’m
    sure of it. Living in a house with three little children in school
    it’s practically impossible to cook everyday, so meals need to be
    made during the weekend and heated and reheated. What better
    microwave to use than one that I’m confident is durable while
    adding to the beauty of our kitchen. Let’s forget about the kids
    for now, I would love to say, I love to cook but it’s not one of my
    greatest hobbies so I’m basically constantly in need of a reliable
    oven (to make quick meals, heat packed or canned meals etc), you’ll
    be doing me a huge favour, as well as my elder sister who’s an
    extremely busy career woman and as such has almost no time to
    prepare meals often, for the three little ones and hubby. I could
    give you a ton of reasons but I won’t, just be rest assured that
    I’m most deserving of your Century 23 L-B microwave and would
    spread the word of just how amazing (I already know) it is once its
    mine. Just did a little research and all you guys would be giving
    me the best New Year’s gift if you “bless” me with your microwave!

  • Oluwakemi Abimbola December 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Waoh!! For me, I can just begin to imagine how having the
    century microwave in my kitchen could ease my life. I work
    practically 24/7 and I have five mouths to feed, aside my biggest
    babe- hubby. Before, Century Microwave, that means, I have to start
    cooking from the scratch, stuffs, I can pop in the microwave. It
    would mean that I get to spend more time with the crew, as opposed
    to sweating in the kitchen. This year, as opposed to other years, I
    decided not to do so much cooking, ‘cos, I was tired and just
    wanted to rest, not spend the whole day in the kitchen and washing
    ups. Yeah, washing up after the microwave is easier and I could try
    some interesting recipes that I have seen online, that a microwave
    would just be the answer. What else? *scratch head* I just want the
    Century Microwave!!!

  • Taiwo Kehinde Tola December 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Waoh!!! Having my own microwave will be fun.I will start my
    day with my microwave by heating a fast food before going out to my
    friend’s place.Also I won’t be late to attend lectures because all
    I need to do is to re-heat the left over food.A microwave is the
    best home appliance to start a day with and also an appliance which
    all students needs.

  • Emy December 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Ahh! BN your home girl needs this microwave badly o, my
    bobo’s kitchen must make sense o cos we are getting married soon.
    Yels! We are. If una like make una insult me. But on a more serious
    note ds microwave will reduce d stress of putting frozen stew
    inside kitchen sink in the morning before going to work, wt the
    hope say e go don melt before we come from work. If una dash me ds
    microwave na to warm things at our own convinience wen light dey n
    wen we use our small generator. BN pls help a sista!

  • meg December 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Ah i need this micro-wave badly cos I live alone and I work
    from 8am- 5pm. I often get home late cos of traffic and all tired
    out, most times I end up taking snacks to bed cos I hardly have the
    energy to bring out my frozen food and start heating it up on a
    cooker. It will really help me alot. Thank you.

  • Enita Akpojevwe December 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    BellaNaija, I have a busy schedule and I love to cook sha ,
    it’s always painstaking for me to warm up my food from the freezer
    between the waiting time for defrosting and actual warming it up. A
    real kill joy. Anyways, would really love to have this in my
    kitchen. May the best person win :-)

  • Austino Da Whizchap! December 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Dear Bella Naija, I so much love your readers, not selfish
    or greedy at all. Wishing for the best Man to win, because they
    have one already. Pretty commendable. As for me, I so need one. The
    Century 23L-B Microwave will have add to my kitchen this season in
    these three ways: 1. Add beauty to my white tiled kitchen walls.
    Simply splendid. 2. Reduce the rate and frequency at which I cook
    or use the gas cooker. 3. Lastly, sure not going to last only for
    this season, but many seasons to come…why? Because its a Century
    product…meaning its going to last centuries. Best

  • Nwosa seun December 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    It will be a great wedding gift.

  • Nancy December 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    It would really help a lot in my house,I’m my mum’s only
    daughter so when ever I’m in school cooking is stressful for her.
    I’ll love to win this for her so dat when I resume school,d stress
    of cooking would be off her shoulder a little. Thank u

  • Chiamaka Daisy December 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    It would really help my Dad reduce his hunger for fried
    chicken, which is bad for his health. The old microwave is bad
    which means we get to fry everything before he eats it, and that’s
    not healthy. Using a Microwave to roa chicken n turkey a bit could
    go a long way to help. P.s I’ve never gotten anything from
    Bellanaija, even though I’m addicted to the site

  • Chiamaka Daisy December 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    It would really help my Dad reduce his hunger for fried
    chicken, which is bad for his health. The old microwave is bad
    which means we get to fry everything before he eats it, and that’s
    not healthy. Using a Microwave to roast chicken n turkeycould go a
    long way to help. P.s I’ve never gotten anything from Bellanaija,
    even though I’m addicted to the site

  • amina sanni December 26, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    i would love to have the century microwave cause it never
    goes out of style for sharp sharp food when you have brothers wif
    stomachs as barrels at least with pressing few buttons,in a few
    minutes repas est pret!but jokes apart i would like to have it so i
    too can promote a brand that its major goal is to cater for

  • Omoja Francisca December 26, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Wow! The wonders a microwave would do in my kitchen this
    season as well as every other day in order for me to save time and
    cost. And I would be able to carry out some minor pastry baking. It
    would really be awesome to win this microwave.

  • emmanuel blessing December 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I pretty much just use mine to reheat things, waoh! It will save me the stress of frying my chickens I will rather grill it. I will make my pap and custard and also cook my noodles…

  • Sabio Raph December 26, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    What a sub! Something of such will be one of my priority for 2014, regardless the expenses. As a student, refrigerating food stuffs is not satisfactory to some extent due to early morning lectures and warming for breakfast. Which I’m getting fedup of, hopefully this will be a good try.*winks

  • Eve82 December 26, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I’m confused…is microwave for cooking or reheating food??? Make una no burn down the house ooooo!

    P/s IMO, it is not advisable to use microwave to reheat food. BN post my comment ooooo!

  • Mzm December 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    This would come in very handy for me. I’m going to resume
    for youth service at my PPA in a state that’s at least 4hrs away
    from Lagos. I’m going to incur so much costs cos I have to get
    accommodation and furnishings so this winning this would make it
    all less expensive for me, plus it definitely would reduce the
    stress of cooking and reheating with a pot and then there’s also
    the easy stuff u can just pop In a microwave which dont require
    cooking so winning this would be the perfect new year gift lol.
    Thank u.

  • peace December 26, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    It makes warming of my family meals easier and faster…I
    don’t have to depend on kerosene

  • peace December 26, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Will be VERY useful this festive season as I would be
    preparing different meals. It cooks food faster,saves time and
    still retain nutrients in food.

  • Chika Olisa December 26, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I’ve used a century stabilizer for years and from my
    experience century products are reliable and durable. To have a
    microwave from Century would be the best thing that could ever
    happen to my kitchen in 2013. There is nothing like a good
    microwave for fast meals.

  • foodie December 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Twill help 2 heat all d goodwill food we are getting 4rm
    neighbours dis season lol + heat soup, erm…. Heat soup nd lastly
    heat more soup :D but on a serious note I really wud enjoy having
    one .it will spice up the feeding experience + d microwave go hear
    wehn 4 my hand cos I b foodie o

  • dababe December 26, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    The century microwave will add to my kitchen cos I don’t have one and ma age papa will use t to microwave is food wen am not at home to help him so he does not have to use the gas cos of he is old. And with the century micvrowave you can actually trap that. Dream man by making sure u get that food hot and fast with d century microwave and tell him food is ready coutesy of century microwave. Yea yipppy

  • Laura December 27, 2013 at 12:40 am

    May the best man/woman win! :)

  • belle December 27, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Mine is a very simple, genuine and straightforward reason.
    I am getting married to the man of my drems in less than 35days. We
    are still looking for a place to call home amidst the wedding
    planning. Winning this Century microwave will help tick off one of
    the things on our list of appliances needed for our new home

  • amaka lucy ogbonna December 27, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Hello Bellaniaja.
    Mercury century microwaves will only afford me the opportunity of relieving me the stress of warming my hubby food everytime I need to take out the food from the freezer for a working class woman, it is just the best solution to some of my cooking challenges I have especially now that I am pregnant and always very weak to cook every day. I would say its the best recipe for pregnant women. I do not really care whether I win it or not but I want to appreciate you for putting up this package for we viewers and God will continue to enlarge your coast .Amen. Stay well Bella Naija.

  • kay December 27, 2013 at 10:14 am

    well aside the fact that it’ll totally look good in
    my kitchen and it saves me the stress of warming food over the fire it’ll be a nice christmas/new year gift for my mum since I couldn’t get her any

  • Aibee December 27, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I’ve been on the weight loss project since 2013. Lost 10kg last year and plan to lose 8-10kg more in 2014 to reach my target weight of 65kg. In 2013, I found that a diet heavy in protein and fiber helped me a great deal. I usually made moi-moi, beans pottage etc during the weekends and packed it in the freezer to be reheated during the week. Alas, since the microwave at home got spoilt, reheating the moi-moi isn’t easy cos you have to wrap it in a newspaper and steam again, after spending hours waiting for it to defrost. The same thing applies to the beans – takes hours for it to defrost enough to be warmed up on the gas.
    With a Century Microwave Oven, I can easily defrost my meals and heat them up without spending too much time in the kitchen. I’d be taking some professional courses in 2014 and I really need to spend less time turning beans in the pot to make sure it doesn’t get burnt. A century microwave oven will greatly reduce the time I spend as all I’d have to do will be to pop it in the microwave, set the timer and go do something else with the time.
    A century microwave oven will also be useful to my household especially as my father is on a restricted diet due to health reasons. He can eat ofada and other brown rice and boy, does ofada rice take hours to cook. Imagine doing this everyday. A century microwave oven means I cook a large batch of rice during the weekend, pack it into smaller bowls and microwave during the week.
    So please let me win the Microwave.

  • Charles Obi December 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Mercury century microwaves is all i need as a barchelor who stays alone and it’ll also beautify my kitchen this festive season… Microwave is useful and
    needed in this day and age.
    We are a society of
    convenience, By using it
    only for what it does best,
    it’ll improve the quality
    of my life style and i’ll also enjoy my meals.
    like Heating up leftovers.
    This is great, the food is
    already cooked, you are
    just looking to heat it
    up and utilize food.
    Defrosting food quickly.
    This is a great
    convenience, as the need
    for food that is frozen
    happens to all of us.
    Cooking prepared foods.
    Some food is meant to
    be prepared in the
    microwave. Hungry man
    who’s back from work dont really hava time to cook, but to
    microwave popcorn and
    some soups come in a
    microwave cup, and
    others are designed to
    cook this way.
    Abeg i need the beautiful Mercury century microwaves badly…..Thanks.

  • Babajide Fakiye December 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Since my neighbour in our yard bought his microwave he didn’t allow us to rest with mentioning of “I want to microwave my rice o or I want to microwave my stew,this or that, to extent that he microwave PAP…..mtcheewww!! Therefore with this opportunity from your medium, if I win it, I’ll be able to show-off that microwave no be luxury but necessity. My honourable panel of judges, I hope with few point of mine have been able to convince you but not to confuse you.

  • Omaoyena December 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Hmmmmmm! This is just what I need to complete my kitchen, I
    live with my parents at ikorodu and work at VI. My Dad keeps
    complaing about his meals being served late and he wants a differnt
    kind of soup each night,while my mum complains shes too tired to do
    all the cooking required with this microwave I can cook over the
    weekend, dish in small packs and store in the freezer and they just
    pick out what they want. Within minutes their food is ready!
    Pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaseee I really need this to make both parties

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