Friday, November 17, 2017

Video: The Testimony of Richmond Gyimah: His Encounter with Heaven and Hell

Video: The Testimony of Richmond Gyimah: His Encounter with Heaven and Hell

Richmond Gyimah was sick. A persistent, very rare, intestinal problem he had since a child was only getting worse. In 2008, he went to have it checked out, but the doctors said there was nothing wrong with him. A year later, his intestinal pain was getting almost unbearable, and in 2009, at the age of 23, Richmond was admitted to Korle Bu Hospital, a prominent hospital in Ghana (in Western Africa). There, at the Korle Bu Hospital, his condition worsened.

One Man Pulls Off Proposal of the Year by Taking Over

One Man Pulls Off Proposal of the Year by Taking Over, the Leading Wedding Proposal Inspiration Brand
Texas Transplants Meet, Fall in Love and Enjoy Epic Engagement in Los Angeles With the Help of How He Asked and Top Wedding Pros

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- How He Asked by The Knot, the leading wedding proposal inspiration brand, hosted the proposal of the year last night for Los Angeles couple Joey Balderrama and Mariah Robinson. The proposal began at 12 p.m. PT yesterday when How He Asked posted a mysterious love letter on its home page. The letter, complete with illustrations by The Artist Scientist, detailed Joey's love for Mariah in an anonymous recount of their relationship, beginning at their college orientation, touching on his staged proposal at the summer camp they volunteered for, and ending with a vow to be an amazing husband and father to their future children for the rest of their lives. Once the love letter was posted and shared on How He Asked and The Knot Instagram accounts, followers began tagging friends and sharing the letter to help find the mystery girl. Mariah, an avid fan of How He Asked, saw the proposal and anxiously waited to see Joey that night to hear the words straight from his mouth.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

On World Children’s Day, African Youth Share Their Vision of the Africa They Want


On World Children’s Day, African Youth Share Their Vision of the Africa They Want
Live stream of the youth on stage on 20 November at:

DAKAR, Senegal, November 15, 2017/ -- Eager to make their voices heard, 10 youth from eight African countries will take over the stage in Accra (Ghana) on World Children’s Day to tell the world about the Africa they want to live in, through a series of short, powerful talks.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Akiane Kramarik : The Girl Who Saw JESUS

"I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" - Matthew 18:3.

Akiane Kramarik (/əˈkiːənə/;born on July 9, 1994) is an American poet and artist. She became known as a child prodigy after her artwork of Jesus Christ, as well as other pieces, gained international attention. She began drawing at the age of four. Kramarik's best-known painting is Prince of Peace,which was completed at the age of eight.

Kramarik is a self-taught painter and states that God spoke to her when she was four years old, encouraging her to draw and paint her visions.[8] She began to draw at the age of four, advanced to painting at six, and began to write poetry at seven. Her first completed self-portrait sold for US$10,000.

The King of Bollywood Habla Español

The King of Bollywood Habla Español
"Raees", the recent movie hit from Shah Ruhk Khan, will air in Spanish exclusively on ZEE Mundo

MIAMI, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ZEE Mundo, the exclusive Bollywood channel in Spanish, will premiere "Su Nombre es Raees" (Raees) the latest box office sensation from global megastar, Shah Ruhk Kahn, exclusively in Spanish on November 28 at 8pm ET 5pm PT. ZEE MUNDO airs on Dish Latino 822 and Sling TV.


"Raees" ("Su nombre es Raees") is based on real-life events and follows the story of a man named Raees in the state of Gujarat (India) in the 80s. His relationships and his meteoric rise to power helped him build an empire from scratch, making him the most powerful man in the state. Raees came to the fore as a liquor smuggler always looking for innovative ways to get ahead; however, in his personal life, his two most important missions were to provide for his family and help the townspeople in any way possible. His downfall comes when he crosses paths with police officer, Majmudar, whose mission is to eliminate crime in Gujarat.

Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan Face Off in the Provocative Revenge Thriller "The Foreigner"



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global superstar Jackie Chan (Rush Hour trilogy) returns to the big screen like you've never seen him before in the action-packed film, The Foreigner, arriving on Digital on December 26, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on January 9, 2018 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), the film also stars Pierce Brosnan (Tomorrow Never Dies), Katie Leung (Harry Potter franchise), Orla Brady (Wuthering Heights), Charlie Murphy (Philomena), and Michael McElhatton ("Game of Thrones"). With impressive action sequences and edge-of-your-seat twists and turns, The Foreigner, from STXfilms (Bad Moms franchise), tells a compelling and emotional story of justice, redemption, and retribution. Filled with gripping and explosive scenes, the film also comes with special bonus features including a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the film and interviews with the cast.

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GAC Motor Brings Signature Vehicle Models to Dubai International Motor Show 2017

Guests at GAC Motor launch event of GS7 and GS3 in Dubai.

GAC Motor Brings Signature Vehicle Models to Dubai International Motor Show 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GAC Motor, China's leading automaker, showcased its signature vehicle models in the prestigious Dubai International Motor Show on November 14. Models including the GS7, the GS3, the GS8, the GA8, the GS4, and its first all-electric SUV the GE3, have been exhibited at the World Trade Center.

Mr. Lei Jin, Commercial Counselor from Economic and Commercial Section Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Dubai; Shehab Gargash, CEO of Gargash Enterprises; and Mr. Wendi Xia, General manager of Sinomach Automobile, participated in the event and launched the GS7 and the GS3 in the Middle East.

Yu Jun, President of GAC Motor
GAC Motor’s signature SUV GS7

"We are thrilled to be back to Dubai Auto Show again with our ground-breaking lineup," said Yu Jun, president of GAC Motor. "Middle East has been a strategic market place for GAC Motor to achieve global outreach as an international automaker that excels in research, manufacturing and sales. We believe the models we bring to the auto show can satisfy the needs of a wide range of consumers in the segmented mid to high-end market."

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sisters United! Bella Hadid Proves She's the Best Sister Again, Saves Gigi from Falling Over

Bella Hadid proves she's the best sister again, saves Gigi from falling over

Sister goals.

There’s no denying model sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid have each other’s backs through thick and thin – and more so than not as of late, through a shoe mishap (read: runway malfunction) or potential dress-meets-shoe stumble.

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A.I. Fashion Marketplace "See It Buy It" Now Available in 33 Countries

A.I. Fashion Marketplace "See It Buy It" Now Available in 33 Countries

Shoppers Worldwide Can Now Find and Buy Matches to Instagram Posts

DUBLIN, Calif., Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today nFlate, maker of the mobile apparel marketplace app See It Buy It (SiBi) launched their globalization efforts, making both their iPhone and Android versions available for download in 31 additional countries. SiBi is the 1st end-to-end mobile apparel marketplace to use artificial intelligence to help shoppers find fashion fast with its ability to shop using Instagram posts, photos or by favorite colors.

FAN ID Registration for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is Now Open

MOSCOW, November 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

FAN ID registration for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is now open. The registration form and reference information are available on the website.

FAN ID registration for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is now open (PRNewsfoto/Ministry of Telecom)
FAN ID registration for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is now open (PRNewsfoto/Ministry of Telecom)

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Eight-time Academy Award®- Nominee Kathleen Kennedy Set to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award

Eight-time Academy Award®- Nominee Kathleen Kennedy Set to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award at the Art Directors Guild Awards

The 22nd Annual ADG Awards Spotlight "Production Design: Celebrating 100 Years of Imagination" on Saturday, January 27 at Ray Dolby Ballroom

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight-time Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Kathleen Kennedy, whose films have consistently reflected the highest quality of production design, will receive the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE, Local 800) at its 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards, it was announced today by ADG Council Chairman Marcia Hinds ADG and Awards Producers Thomas A. Walsh ADG and Thomas Wilkins ADG. The 2018 Awards, themed "Production Design: Celebrating 100 Years of Imagination," will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland and will honor the prestigious spectrum of Kennedy's extraordinary award-winning work.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Safe Food Handling: Four Simple Steps for Nigerian Restaurants and Hotels

HYGIENE is a big problem in Nigerian restaurants and hotels.
Majority of the operators don't care about food safety and have horrifying dirty cooks and attendants with filthy kitchens and horrible toilets that are hidden from the customers sitting in the restaurant and totally ignorant of the unhygienic habits of the cooks and stewards behind closed doors.

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) should pay surprise visits to Nigerian restaurants and hotels and inspect their kitchens and toilets to protect the consumers from food poisoning and other health hazards of unhygienic habits.

The following rules on food safety from the FDA should be used for Nigerian restaurants and hotels.

Safe Food Handling: Four Simple Steps

Washing hands at a sink.Wash hands and surfaces often

Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food and after using the bathroom, changing diapers, and handling pets.
Wash your cutting boards, dishes, utensils, and counter tops with hot soapy water after preparing each food item.

15 Famous Supermodels Many People Forgot Walked in the Victoria's Secret Show

15 models who walked in the Victoria's Secret show you have forgotten about.
They include Jaime King (1998 and 1999) and Tyra Banks (1995 - 2005).
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Legendary Pictures' VR Installation, "Carne y Arena" Wins Special Oscar

Legendary Pictures' VR Installation Wins Special Oscar

BEIJING, Nov. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 11, "Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible)", a VR installation funded and presented by Legendary Pictures of Dalian Wanda Group, was awarded a Special Award, an Oscar statuette, making it the first Oscar-winning VR installation.

"Carne y Arena" changes the way audiences watching films and is of revolutionary significance in the history of world film. John Bailey, President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, praised that "it opens for us new doors of cinematic perception."

Legendary Entertainment Vice Chairman Mary Parent, director Alejandro G. Iñarritu, and a cinematographer Emanuel Lubezki take a photo at the Annual Governors Awards.

Regional Leg of Singtel Group's The 5-Min Video Challenge for Filmmakers in Asia, Australia and Africa Now On

Regional Leg of Singtel Group's The 5-Min Video Challenge for Filmmakers in Asia, Australia and Africa Now On

SINGAPORE, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- What does "Connecting Lives" mean to you? That was the challenge posed to budding, passionate and experienced filmmakers by the Singtel Group and its associates across Asia, Australia and Africa.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Nollywood was A Creation of Traders

Nollywood was a creation of traders, who are in the business to make money and who used any means available to them to tell their story and achieve their aims. He called on professionals keen on going into the business of filmmaking to learn the theories and laws of filmmaking, but advised that one was not constrained to keep them, as they could be broken if one has the reason for doing so
- Prof. Hyginus Ekwuazi,
The Guardian of Nigeria.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Did Nollywood Actress, Kate Henshaw Complain of Expensive Drinks at Concession Stands of Cinemas in Nigeria?

So minutes ago #Nollywood Actress, Kate Henshaw took to Instagram to share a short video and for some reasons she complained about how expensive Minerals (drinks) are sold at Cinema,it really got to her when one of the staffs there told her a plastic bottle of Coke was N300, Damn N300? Its as if they are adding the expenses used in running the Cinema to the price of the Mineral.

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How can she complain?
Is this news to any literate person?
Or is she ignorant that the prices of foods and drinks sold at the concession stands at the cinemas are different from those sold on the street and supermarket.

Movie theater chains like Regal and AMC make huge profit margins on the sale of food and drinks at the concession stand. Without these gross profits both companies would be losing hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

AMC Concession Prices
Food Cost
1 Large Popcorn + 1 Large Drink $14.59
1 Large Popcorn + 2 Large Drinks $20.79
1 Movie Nachos + 1 Large Drink $13.09
Kidspack (Kid's popcorn, drink, Frooti Tooti) $6.89 - $9.59
Focus On Nollywood Now Live On 
The biggest showcase of the Nigerian film industry in the UK, December 5-6, 2017.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Video: First BBM Messenger Digital and Mobile Innovation Summit in Nigeria

First BBM Messenger Digital and Mobile Innovation Summit in Nigeria

Johnny Amoo, Nigeria Country Manager of Mobi Hunter, Sarah Nolte, Senior Business Development Manager, BBM Content and Marketing, Timothy Lambrechts, CEO/Co-Founder of Mobi Hunter and John Butler, Africa Regional Director of BBM at the first BBM Messenger Digital and Mobile Innovation Event on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Protea Hotel Ikeja, Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA, Lagos, Nigeria.

The first BBM Messenger Digital and Mobile Innovation Summit in Nigeria was held Friday afternoon at the Protea Hotel Ikeja, Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.

The event was attended by journalists, techies and leading digital innovators; including Adam Pattison, BBM Messenger, VP Americas and EMEA, Timothy Lambrechts, ‎CEO-Co Founder of Mobi Hunter, Elsie Oluku, CRO of, Simeon Ononobi, Founder and CEO of SimplePay and Charles Ifedi, Divisional CEO of Interswitch among others.

Nicki Minaj Stars In H&M's Magical Holiday Film

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- H&M is pleased to announce that the 2017 Holiday campaign film will star Nicki Minaj alongside Jesse Williams and John Turturro. Directed by Johan Renck, the film tells a story of a parallel fantasy world filled with memorable characters and a universal message of caring for one another.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

How the French Government Contributed To the Nollywood Phenomenon

How the French Government Contributed To the Nollywood Phenomenon

The emergence of Nollywood, the phenomenal Nigerian video film industry which is the largest in the world by the production of home videos has generated diverse interests and pursuits in many reports and studies since the New York Times coined the name “Nollywood” in 2002. But many people are ignorant of the important and significant role played by the French government before the support of other foreign governments and even before the financial support of the Nigerian government in the sustainable development of Nollywood.

The leading filmmakers whose films have contributed to the global phenomenon of Nollywood have been supported with grants from the Fonds Images Afrique of the Cooperation and Cultural Action Department in the French Embassy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France.

Majority of them are notable members of the Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria (ITPAN) when Monsieur Pierre Barrot was the Regional Cultural Attaché in charge of audiovisual media in the French Embassy in Nigeria (2002-2006). He had a good official rapport with the association and got the financial support of the French government. He saw the making of Nollywood which he gave his eyewitness accounts in Nollywood: The Video Phenomenon in Nigeria, one of the first books on Nollywood he coauthored and co edited, published by the Indiana University Press in February 16, 2009.

Monsieur Pierre Barrot.

“Excellent, attractive, and valuable . . . the phenomenon has become so huge and the videos have spread so widely in Africa and elsewhere that they have begun to attract a good deal of attention. This book is a superb introduction to the subject.”
~ Prof. Jonathan Haynes, Long Island University.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Nollywood and the Cinema of Femi Odugbemi

Introducing the Cinema of Femi Odugbemi at Northwestern University Block Theatre by Prof. Paul Ugor


A presentation by Professor Paul Ugor at the Block Museum Theatre, Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois on Thursday 26th October, 2017.
It’s been more than a decade and half since Prof Jonathan Haynes introduced American culture enthusiasts to the Nigerian video film industry, now popularly known as Nollywood. And since then, although Nollywood has not become part of mainstream American popular culture, it is no longer the cultural curiosity it was two decades ago. It is quite common these days to be asked about Nollywood by strangers at a bus stop, a train, a long-haul flight or a coach station. This consciousness in the American cultural imagination of Nollywood is traceable to the huge coverage that the industry has received in the media. Also, quite a lot has been written by American academics on the industry; courses about the Nigeria video film industry are now being taught in North American universities/colleges; and major festivals in the United States, Canada, the UK, France and other first world cultural circuits are beginning to feature Nollywood films. But this growing cultural interest in Nollywood still has something to do with the multiple ways in which the industry is perceived as a unique cultural wonder quite apart and different from what Americans know. It is a film industry that operates without studios; doesn’t boost of the jaw-dropping budgets associated with Hollywood production; operates with very minimal technology compared to the endless technological assets of Hollywood cinema; uses mostly non-professional actors; and yet is able to produce an astounding number of films every year—1500 films. So, the continued cultural interest that Nollywood generates amongst Americans derives from the perception that it not only different but also unconnected with the American culture industry.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fly Africa – Unlocking the Potential of Africa’s Aviation Industry

Fly Africa – Unlocking the Potential of Africa’s Aviation Industry

Africans make up 12% of the world’s population but less than 2% of its travelers

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, October 31, 2017/APO Group/ -- FLY AFRICA, a book authored by Hassan El-Houry, a pioneer in the African aviation in­dustry and Eric Kacou, an African strategist and investor, was launched yesterday on Amazon.
The book highlights how aviation could become one of Africa’s greatest strengths, underpinning its economic growth and connecting it with the rest of the world. Yet today, Africa’s aviation industry lags behind much of the world. This disparity is most evident in the fact that Africans make up 12% of the world’s population but less than 2% of its travelers. This discrepancy is not inevitable.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Proudly Presents "Victoria & Abdul" in Digital and Blu-ray

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Victoria & Abdul


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Queen Victoria finds unexpected companionship with a humble servant in the heartwarming and uplifting story, Victoria & Abdul, coming to Digital on December 5, 2017 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on December 19, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena), this emotional film features stunning and witty performances from Academy Award® winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare In Love, Philomena), Ali Fazal (Furious 7), Eddie Izzard (Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen), Addel Akhtar (The Dictator, The Big Sick) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter franchise). Victoria & Abdul beautifully depicts an unusual bond between two unlikely people from opposite worlds.

2.0 Audio Launch Sets Benchmark for International Film Events in Dubai

2.0 Audio Launch Sets Benchmark for International Film Events in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
  • Megastar Rajinikanth marks first overseas movie promotion
  • A. R. Rahman wows audiences with original 2.0 background score at biggest audio launch in Indian cinema history
Breath-taking performances, electrifying compositions and stunning visual effects marked the audio launch of much-anticipated Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 on 27 October at Burj Park in Downtown Dubai. Hosted by Lyca Productions, India's largest entertainment company, event was organised in partnership with Emaar, and featured some of the Indian film fraternity's finest talents.

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The multilingual mega-budget launch drew the participation of the creme de la creme of Indian cinema, including Karan Johar, Rana Daggubati and Dhanush.

'Thor: Ragnarok' Tops Worldwide Weekend Box Office

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, October 29, are below.

1. Thor: Ragnarok - Disney - $107.6M
2. Geostorm - Warner Bros. - $55.0M
3. Jigsaw - Lionsgate - $25.8M
4. Blade Runner 2049 - Sony - $20.6M
5. Suck Me Shakespeer 3 - Constantin Film - $18.3M
6. Kingsman: The Golden Circle - 20th Century Fox - $15.0M
7. Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween - Lionsgate - $10.0M
8. Happy Death Day - Universal - $9.8M
9. It - Warner Bros. - $8.8M
10. Coco - Disney - $8.4M
11. Never Say Die - Multiple - $6.9M
12. Epouse moi mon pote - Studiocanal - $5.3M

Reuters Turns Searchlight On Sexual Harassment from Hollywood To Bollywood and Nollywood

Following the #Hollywood sex scandal implicating the famous Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein, Reuters reported cases in Bollywood and Nollywood sexual predators shielded by victims' silence. But two #Nollywood actresses have contrary views on sexual harassment in Africa's largest movie industry.

Sexual harassment is nothing new in the entertainment industry and it is shown everyday in the media with the sensationalism of sex in advertising, TV/film posters, trailers, tabloids of celebrity gossips and other forms. Sexploitation is as common in the entertainment industry as Coca Cola and popcorn. Let us stop playing "holier than you" in hypocrisy and looking for a scapegoat and to give a dog a bad name and hang him as in the case of Harvey Weinstein.

Juliet Odigwe told Accelerate TV that she has experienced sexual harassment.
“A production manager I met in Owerri came to me and said: ‘Babe, you are so good. I’ll give you six good jobs that can blow you to stardom, but after the six jobs, all I need from you are six good rounds of sex in return’. I gave him an outright ‘no’. I told him I could only take him for shopping when he makes me a star. However, it didn’t end well.
Juliet Odigwe.
“Although, he got me two good jobs, I kept reminding him that I could only take him out for shopping. He was pissed off and that was the end of the matter. He stopped calling me for jobs.”
But Adokiye Kyrian, popularly known as "Adokiye" who claims to be a virgin told Naij that there is no sexual harassment in Nollywood.

"There is nothing like sexual harassment. Don’t let any girl deceive you. No director, marketer, Producer or film maker would harass anybody sexually. Those girls saying it do so to get noticed by the directors, producers, marketers and the rest of them. And some of them are not even good artists. The only way they thought they could get movie roles is to offer their body. When they get disappointed on account of their own inabilities to put up good performances at auditions, they come out crying that so and so have sexually harassed them. It is the order of the day among some wannabe actresses."


Nollywood is made in Nigeria, but the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series is printed in the United States of America. The phenomenal Nigerian video film industry has attracted millions of Africans in Africa and other Africans in the Diaspora. Nollywood has attracted American film scholars and students who are studying Nollywood from Harvard to Yale and other universities. And has made the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series a must have in private and public libraries.


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