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 (

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.
©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


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.