Monday, February 19, 2018

Mo Alakiu Ajibola, Ambassador for @DECENTplatform in Africa To Put Nollywood on Blockchain


Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, CEO of International Digital Post Network Limited and Publisher/Editor of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series had the first groundbreaking meeting with Mo Alakiu Ajibola, Blockchain Consultant at Cyberbex and Ambassador for @DECENTplatform in Africa on taking #Nollywood to millions of Blockchain wallet users.
The meeting was at the Federal Palace Hotel and Casino on Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.


Swiss-based tech company, DECENT is sponsoring Film Independent’s Directors Close-Up, a series featuring some of the most admired directors and films of the year.
The 17th annual series taking place Wednesday nights from February 7th – March 7th at The Landmark Theatre in West Los Angeles and offers filmmakers and film lovers a unique opportunity to hear directly from the best independent directors and their collaborators, as they discuss specific aspects of their craft in depth.


The independent filmmakers include Sean Baker (The Florida Project), Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Battle of the Sexes), Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Angela Robinson (Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman), Josh and Benny Safdie (Good Time), Michael Showalter (The Big Sick) and Chloé Zhao (The Rider).

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ethereum is Ahead of the Curve


Ethereum will overtake #Bitcoin as the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) bring privacy, scalability,security, and performance improvements to build the Ethereum Blockchain as the primary solution for Enterprise adoption on a mass scale.
CoinMarketCap estimates Ethereum’s global market cap now exceeds $107.5 billion.

“I just got back from the Bitcoin Miami conference and Ethereum is worth close to a $1,000. When I went to the same conference the year before it was $8 to $12,” said Matthew Gertler, senior analyst at Digital Asset Research to International Business Times two weeks ago according to the report on Ethereum is better than Bitcoin in 2018: ConsenSys, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, ICO ’s and smart contracts - Ethereum News | Blockchain | Bitcoin | Ripple | Litecoin | Cryptocurrencies (https://smartereum.com/ethereum-is-better-than-bitcoin-in-2018-consensys-enterprise-ethereum-alliance-ico-s-and-smart-contracts/)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Song for My Love


A Song for My Love

If wishes were horses
I will ride on with only you
Ride far away to the end of the rainbows
With no one else but only you
Just only you and me
Where unwanted eyes cannot see.

If wishes were kisses
We will honeymoon on a bed of roses
From the sunrise to the sunset
I will serenade you throughout the night
As we lie together under the stars
And pray Almighty God grants our wishes.

I will love you every second
Of every minute of every hour
Of every day of every week
Of every month of every year
I will never stop loving you
As long as I am still breathing.


~ By @Orikinla Osinachi, Editor of "The Language of True Love" and author of "Scarlet Tears of London" , "Diary of the Memory Keeper" and other books available on @Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Tower Books, Lulu, @eBay and distributed by other booksellers.
https://www.amazon.com/author/ekenyerengozimichaelchima.
©2018. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Nigeria and Namibia’s Young Artists Called To ‘Give Art Life’ and Enter 2018 L’Atelier Art Competition



PRESS RELEASE

Nigeria and Namibia’s Young Artists Called To ‘Give Art Life’ and Enter 2018 L’Atelier Art Competition

This brings to 12 the number of African countries participating in the competition

LAGOS, Nigeria, February 13, 2018/ -- The L’Atelier art competition is one of the longest-running and most prestigious visual arts competitions on the African continent. It was established in South Africa 33 years ago, but in recent years has been expanded to include a number of other African countries in order to reach more young artists and further the unparalleled opportunities it affords those who participate in the competition. For the first time in its history, this now includes the countries of Nigeria and Namibia.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Only Three Hundred Naira



Evangelical Christian traders selling their wares with loud speakers shouting "Only ₦300!"; calling on the passers by from the nearby Mountain of Fire and Miracles (MFM) Ministries and others by the roadside Sunday market on Olumo Street in Onike, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. They sell
Christian books, CDs and DVDs of the most popular ministers of Pentecostal churches in Nigeria for only three hundred naira each.
Sunday, February 11, 2018. 11:49 AM


Produced and Directed by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima for the " Lagos in Motion " documentary series.

©2018. Screen Naija YouTube. Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima. All rights reserved. No copying, duplication or reproduction of the audio, video and text without the authorisation and permission of the copyright owners.

LAGOS in MOTION: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity distributed by Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers worldwide.


A colourful travelogue on Lagos, called Ìlú Èkó in Yorùbá
The photo book from a new tourist documentary film, "LAGOS in MOTION: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity".


Click here to order from Amazon.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series With Free Mail or 50% Off Ground Shipping!


Get the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series with free mail or 50% off ground shipping!
Use promo code SHIPIT2018
Expires Feb 12 at 11:59 pm ET
Click here to order from Lulu Books.


The first edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series is now a collector's item that collectors are reselling for as much US$120 on Amazon and eBay.

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series is the only book series on the Nigerian film industry, documenting the history of filmmaking in Nigeria since 1926 with pictures of the first film; first Nigerian actors; first Nigerian Hollywood star, Orlando Martins; the best Nigerian directors; the best international film festivals in Nigeria and the beauty queens of Nollywood and Kannywood.

The third edition with special focus on top Nigerian female filmmakers and the best film locations in Nigeria will be released soon.
Preorders are going on.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Universal Studios Hollywood Debuts the All-New DreamWorks Theatre With the Technologically-Advanced, Immersive Attraction "Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor's Quest" in Summer


Universal Studios Hollywood Debuts the All-New DreamWorks Theatre With the Technologically-Advanced, Immersive Attraction "Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor's Quest" in Summer


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the recent acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, Universal Studios Hollywood is setting the stage for the Summer 2018 debut of the all-new DreamWorks Theatre presenting the premier attraction, "Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor's Quest".

Newseum Releases Report On Sexual Misconduct In The Media

Jill Geisler, Newseum Institute Fellow on Women’s Leadership.

Newseum Releases Report On Sexual Misconduct In The Media And Launches New Initiative To Combat The Problem

Key Findings Identify Workplace Sexual Misconduct as a Real and Urgent Problem, Masked by Silence and Enabled by Power Imbalance

Click here to read the report.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

QYOU and iflix Partner on Major Global Content Initiative



QYOU and iflix Partner on Major Global Content Initiative


  • iflix, the leading OTT service for emerging markets, to distribute exclusive localized QYOU video programming in 25 global territories reaching a potential audience of over 1 billion
  • Agreement marks major step for QYOU, significantly expanding its global footprint with initial targeted localized formats in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines

DUBLIN/LOS ANGELES/TORONTO, Feb. 6 2018 /CNW/ - QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU OTC: QYOUF), the world's leading curator of premium 'best-of-web' video for multiscreen distribution, announced today it has partnered with iflix, the leading subscription OTT service for emerging markets, to distribute QYOU's curated online video content in 25 global territories. The agreement includes exclusive locally hosted formats on iflix's service in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines.

Award Winning Gospel Saxophonist Angella Christie Charts Billboard with "Intimate Conversations"


Gospel Saxophonist Angella Christie’s breathtaking new release Intimate Conversations is available online and in stores.



ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Stellar Award winner, Smooth Jazz and Dove Award nominated Saxophonist Angella Christie, lands coveted rankings on two Billboard Charts – Gospel and Contemporary Jazz. "Intimate Conversations," Christie's long-awaited new release and ninth album captures her posing as a mesmerizing musical conversationalist bringing a fresh innovative approach to well-known Gospel and Christian tunes; which was recorded on her own label – ACSM, Inc.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

"Baba Wande", One of the Greatest Nigerian Actors


One of the Greatest Actors from Stage to TV to Cinema in Nigeria

Alhaji Kareem Adepoju, popularly known as "Baba Wande" is the most popular Yoruba actor trained by one of the founding fathers of modern Nigerian theatre and TV drama, the legendary Chief Oyin Adejobi (1926 - 2000) of the popular "Kootu Asipa" (Ashipa Court) TV drama on Yoruba customary court sessions on WNTV (later NTA Ibadan).
His characters in Yoruba drama were so realistic that you would not believe that he was acting in front of cameras. Acting is in his blood. And since I have been following the careers of other actors, I have not seen a better actor.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Talk of The Town: Fast Rising Nollywood Star Dickson Okezue


Dickson Okezue is one of the fast rising new stars in #Nollywood.
The confident and eloquent actor and model from Abia State in southeastern Nigeria has a B.Sc degree in Accounting from the Lagos State University.


His career as an actor started in 2010 after graduation. He realized his passion for the arts still lingered as he discovered that acting is where he finds true happiness. In 2014, he made up his mind to build a career and become a professional actor for two main reasons: To educate and to entertain people. He has since featured in several TV series and movies, including Taste of Love, Superstory, Tinsel, Tales of Eve, Bridges, Bella's Place and Freezing Point.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Different Views of Orlando Martins Street on Lagos Island in Nigeria


I have completed the recce for the production of my romantic documentary, "I Saw Her on Orlando Martins Street" and I thank Almighty God for His divine inspiration, divine protection and divine provision for this very important historical documentary project.
This is going to be a documentary to be excited about.
All the clips of the videos of the recce are on my @orikinla on Instagram.



Orlando Martins Street on the Lagos Island of Lagos State in southwest of Nigeria is named after the first Nigerian Hollywood star, Orlando Martins who had an illustrious career as an actor in Britain, America and Nigeria from 1926 to 1971.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Rare Photograph of Orlando Martins in "Things Fall Apart" Film in 1971

Orlando Martins is the older man on the right on the screen.

Rare Photograph of the first Nigerian #Hollywood star, Orlando Martins in "Things Fall Apart" Film in 1971 By Stephen Goldblatt. Deutsche KInemathek, Sammlung Pohland.
Published for the first time by Screen Naija on TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Team Visa Athletes Launch Global Film for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018: "Resetting Finish Lines"



Team Visa Athletes Launch Global Film for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018: "Resetting Finish Lines"


Team Visa athletes give their followers a first look at their journey to PyeongChang 2018 and how Visa's innovative payment products are helping along the way

Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team:
Rock stars on ice
The Team Visa athletes are racing toward their first Olympic Winter Games as underdogs but soon-to-be crowd favorites.


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Lagos Wooden Tower Introduces Green Construction to Africa's Largest City


Lagos Wooden Tower Introduces Green Construction to Africa's Largest City


WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hermann Kamte, young Cameroonian architect and the founder of company Hermann Kamte & Associates (HKA), is the driving force behind the famous sketch of Lagos Wooden Tower. Originally designed as a submission for Metsa Wood's City Above the City competition, Kamte's design looks to tackle the problem of poorly planned construction in many African cities by pushing the boundaries of contemporary architecture.


In the City Above the City competition, participants were invited to suggest solutions for new housing on top of existing urban buildings, using Metsa Wood's Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) as the main material.

Kamte's highly innovative design used Kerto® LVL to construct an 87-metre high tower on top of an existing concrete building in the heart of Nigeria's capital city, Lagos. Mixed residential spaces, separated by open floors featuring sky gardens and amenities, are shaded and ventilated by a stylised wooden envelope using symbols that reflect Nigerian Yoruba heritage.

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RECOMMENDED BOOK ON LAGOS MEGACITY
LAGOS in MOTION: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity distributed by Amazon is a colourful travelogue on Lagos, called Ìlú Èkó in Yorùbá. The photo book from a new tourist documentary film, "LAGOS in MOTION: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity".

2018 Toronto Black Film Festival Announces Full Programme


2018 Toronto Black Film Festival Announces Full Programme

SIXTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL - #TBFF18 - MARKS BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH
BOLD, DIVERSE, INNOVATIVE AND MEANINGFUL PROGRAMMING
FEBRUARY 14 -19


All Access Passes & Tickets on sale now at TorontoBlackFilm.com

TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The 6th annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News, announces the official program and events lineup running February 14 - 19, 2018. #TBFF18, Canada's largest celebration of Black History Month through films and more, is back stronger than ever with over 60 films from 20 countries. 5 World Premieres, 2 International Premieres, 2 North-American premieres, 21 Canadian Premieres and various Ontario Premieres are from South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Denmark, Barbados, Haiti, Brazil, Congo, UK, Canada, U.S.A. and more.

Global Movie Box Office Market Exceeded US$40 Billion in 2017


Global Movie Box Office Market Exceeded US$40 Billion in 2017


In 2017, the gross output of global pan-entertainment industry reached more than USD 300 billion, of which, the movie box office market exceeded USD 40 billion (the gross output in China and the United States accounted for 50%); the performing market exceeded USD 10 billion; the TV drama market exceeded USD 30 billion.


Among the global e-commerce markets with values up to USD 25 trillion, net economic benefits driven by the Internet celebrity exceed USD 15 billion.

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'The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour' Adds Over 100 New Dates


'The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour' Adds Over 100 New Dates Across North America, Europe, Australia And Asia

Massive Comedy Tour To Hit All New Major Cities Across the Globe Throughout 2018

- Tickets On Sale To General Public For Most Cities Starting Wednesday, January 31

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Kevin Hart announced he is expanding his widely successful and massively hysterical 'The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour,' adding over 100 new dates across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. Produced by Live Nation, the new dates will kick off March 23 in Baltimore, MD and hit all new cities including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto, Paris, London, Sydney, Auckland, Singapore, and more. See below for full routing and on sale details.

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Fox's "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" Tops Worldwide Box Office Weekend


comScore's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian  commented, "Fox's 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' takes over the top spot on the global chart this weekend with an $86.1 million worldwide debut.  The film is followed in the second spot by 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' which has now become Sony's fifth highest grossing film of all-time with an incredible $822 million worldwide total to date."

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Okey Bakassi and other Celebrities At the Launch of Adonko Bitters in Lagos


When Adonko Was Unveiled


Tulip Hotel, Festac Town Lagos was on Thursday, January 25th, 2018, the takeoff point of the grand entry of world class Bitters, Adonko, into the Nigerian market. The Hotel hosted the unveiling of the brand to select media organizations, stakeholders and players in the marketing communication and Advertising industry.


The event was packaged by Adverting and Marketing Communication giant, Full Page International Communications limited which is the sole promoter of the brand in Nigeria. The ambience of the venue was boisterous and colourful as the compere, ace comedian, Okechukwu Onyegbule, popular as Okey Bakassi kept the audience reeling with laughter with his rib cracking jokes.


The Ekulo Group, one of Nigeria's biggest commodity marketing, distribution and manufacturing conglomerate and one of Ghana's leading conglomerates, the Angels Group are in partnership in the introduction of the brand into the Nigerian market.General Manager of the Angels Group, Daniel Darko Nyameky said the introduction of Adonko into the Nigeria has altered the architecture of the country's Bitters market.