Wednesday, February 28, 2018

247 Nigeria Celebrates Tunde Kelani at 70


247 Nigeria @247nigeria on Twitter is celebrating Nigeria's foremost cinematographer and iconic director, Tunde Kelani in the best way by exhibition of posters of his films and the trailer of his newest film adaptation; the famous Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka's "The Lion and Jewel", titled "Sidi Ilujinle".


He is the first ever filmmaker we are giving this special honour and thousands have been viewing this exhibition following the more than 209, 500 views of the photograph of Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima's meeting with Mo Alakiu Ajibola, the Swiss @DECENTplatform Ambassador for Africa on global blockchain film distribution for the Nigerian film industry.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

"Okoye" and "Ayo" in "Black Panther" Should Be Speaking Igbo and Yoruba Languages



"Okoye" of the J'Kuwali tribe in Marvel's blockbuster African American superhero fantasy movie, Black Panther bears an Igbo name and would have been more appropriate for her to speak the Igbo language and not the Hausa language.
"Ayo" bearing a Yoruba name should be speaking Yoruba language..
These would have enhanced the linguistic anthropology of the roots of Dora Milaje in the fictional African nation of Wakanda and attracted millions of Igbos and Yorubas in Africa and the Diaspora to the cinemas.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series and 247 Nigeria @247nigeria
https://www.amazon.com/author/ekenyerengozimichaelchima.

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series: The only book series on the Nigerian film industry.



Monday, February 26, 2018

Taking Nollywood from Silicon Valley To Crypto Valley


Taking Nollywood from Silicon Valley To Crypto Valley

The news update on my first meeting with Mo Alakiu Ajibola, Ambassador for @DECENTplatform in Africa To Put #Nollywood on Blockchain currently has over 194, 094 views so far and still counting on @247 Nigeria on Twitter.
I know that It will pass 200, 000 views before evening of today.

The increasing popularity and visibility of this news post show the excitement of the public over the news of our initiative to take #Nollywood and of course also #Kannywood to the millions of blockchain wallet users from Silicon Valley to Crypto Valley which is trending right now in #Zug, Switzerland.

The fact that this topic is attracting more views on the internet than any other topic in Nigeria, including the soft porn reality TV show #BBNaija and celebrity gossip news in competition means @decentplatform blockchain content distribution will be more exciting to millions of Nigerians than cable TV and the normal VOD channels. More so with @DECENTplatform offering total control of content distribution, franchise and management to the content producers without the control of the major cable TV and VOD operators online and offline. And for the first time in the Nigerian entertainment industry, White Label branding and customisation will be given to content producers on the blockchain platform and there will be plugins for smart TV.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Black Panther Grosses US$704 Million in Worldwide Box Office in Second Weekend


comScore's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, "Disney's presentation of Marvel's 'Black Panther' had another incredible weekend taking in $191.8 million globally as it posts the second biggest second weekend in North America of $108 million for a $704 million global tally to date. The mega-hit film also continued its record setting run in IMAX this weekend earning $15 million from 731 screens worldwide. Impressively in second place, Chinese action film 'Operation Red Sea' in just 6 territories earned $107.5 million this weekend and now boasts a global cumulative to date of $335.1 million."


The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 25, are below.

1. Black Panther - Disney - $191.8M
2. Operation Red Sea - Multiple - $107.5M
3. Detective Chinatown 2 - Multiple - $80.4M
4. Monster Hunt 2 - Multiple - $33.6M
5. Fifty Shades Freed - Universal - $29.2M
6. Game Night - Warner Bros. - $21.8M
7. Shape Of Water, The - 20th Century Fox - $12.7M
8. Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink - Shenzhen Huaqiang Shuzi Dongman Co. - $12.7M
9. Peter Rabbit - Sony - $12.5M
10.Greatest Showman, The - 20th Century Fox - $11.1M
11. Annihilation - Paramount Pictures - $11.0M
12. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle - Sony - $8.7M

Click here for the full report.

'Best F(r)iends' Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero Reunite Onscreen This Spring for the First Time Since 'The Room'


'Best F(r)iends' Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero Reunite Onscreen This Spring for the First Time Since 'The Room'
Fathom Events Brings Wiseau and Sestero's Bizarre Two-Volume Road Trip Adventure to U.S. Cinemas for Four Nights - March 30, April 2, June 1 and 4


“When we unveiled the ‘Best F(r)iends’ trailer at our cinema screenings of ‘Tommy Wiseau’s The Room’ in January, fan response was overwhelming,” said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “This ...Fathom Events (PRNewsfoto/Fathom Events)

DENVER, Feb. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- "Best F(r)iends," starring cult-movie heroes Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero ("The Room"), debuts in movie theaters nationwide this spring. The new Wiseau-Sestero dark comedy thriller is written by Sestero, the New York Times best-selling author of "The Disaster Artist," which was adapted into an Oscar® nominated Hollywood film. Inspired by a road trip made by Sestero and Wiseau after the production of "The Room" in April 2003, "Best F(r)iends" will be released in two volumes, for two nights each. "Best F(r)iends" comes to cinemas nationwide on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, with "Best F(r)iends: Volume Two" following on Friday, June 1 and Monday, June 4, all at 8:00 p.m. local time. In addition to viewing the feature content, attendees will also see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes.

Click here to read more.

Top Topic of the Week on @247Nigeria on Twitter


My first meeting with Mo Alakiu Ajibola, the @DECENTplatform Ambassador for Africa on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Federal Palace Hotel and Casino on Victoria Island in Lagos is the most viewed topic on @247 Nigeria on Twitter with more than 178, 261 views so far and still counting within seven days.

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series: The only book series on the Nigerian film industry.


Saturday, February 24, 2018

From Silicon Valley To Crypto Valley: Zug is the Epicentre of the Blockchain Revolution


"The Crypto Valley of the canton of Zug is to Switzerland what Silicon Valley in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of California is to America."
~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, author of the popular article, "Bitcoin Does Not Grow On Trees".
A SWISS town, dubbed "Crypto Valley", has become a hub for cryptocurrency with investors flocking to the region as one blockchain expert declares Switzerland is at the centre of a financial "revolution".

Oliver Bussmann, the former head of innovation and IT at the Swiss bank UBS said that to date, more than 50 start-ups from the crypto and blockchain world have settled in the canton.

Mr. Bussmann advises blockchain entrepreneur and manages the Crypto Valley Association.

He said he receives around three to five enquiries a day from individuals in the crypto arena considering moving to Zug. According to a study conducted by consulting firm PWC, companies around the world raised $4.6billion in capital through initial coin offerings (ICOs) last year.
Click here to read more.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mo Alakiu Ajibola Speaks On the Decentralisation of Global Film Distribution through Blockchain


More than 89, 959 views so far of the post on @247 Nigeria on #Twitter about the first meeting with Mo Alakiu Ajibola, Ambassador for @DECENTplatform in Africa on Monday , February 19, 2018 in #Lagos, Nigeria

The groundbreaking meeting for the decentralisation of the global film distribution of #Nollywood and #Kannywood that will give Nigerian TV and film producers the prerogative of how to distribute their content on blockchain channels and how much revenues they will make daily; paid immediately into their blockchain wallets without the monopolies of centralised cable TV and VOD operators.

DECENT is a paradigm shift in digital film distribution from the centralised structure to a decentralised system which gives producers of content the control of the distribution and how much they will earn without the control of major distributors.
See how the new blockchain ecosystem will work on TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla.

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series: The only book series on the Nigerian film industry.



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Meet-Up in London Today


Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
London Meet-Up

Thursday, February 22
6:30-9:00pm

Don't miss the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA)'s meet-up in London today, February 22, with special guest Joseph Lubin! Joseph co-founded the Ethereum Project and has been with ConsenSys since January 2014.

Register TODAY to join us at Tech UK and get the chance to talk with Joseph, hear member and Working Group updates, plus enjoy refreshments kindly provided by Clearmatics.

When: Thursday, February 22 I 6:30-9:00pm
Location: Tech UK, 10 Saint Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD
Agenda:
Welcome and Introduction
Talk by special guest Joseph Lubin and Q&A

Click Here To Register.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mo Ajibola of DECENT Meets with Bank of Industry on Blockchain Film Distribution for Nollywood


Mo Alakiu Ajibola, Blockchain Consultant and Ambassador for @DECENTplatform in Africa speaking on the benefits of Blockchain film distribution for #Nollywood at the head office of the Bank of Industry (BoI) of Nigeria in Lagos, afternoon of Tuesday, February 20, 2018. She met with top officials of the Creative Industry Group of the bank; Mrs. Cynthia Uche Nwuka, Mr. Okechukwu Madu, Mr. Promise Ike George and their colleagues.

DECENT is a paradigm shift in digital film distribution from the centralised structure to a decentralised system which gives producers of content the control of the distribution and how much they will earn without the control of major distributors.
See how the new blockchain ecosystem will work on TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla.


DECENT is an acronym for Decentralized Network; Encrypted & Secure; Content Distribution System; Elimination of 3rd Parties; New Way of Online Publishing; Timestamped Data Records.

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.