Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Memories As Earnest Gems Clocks 60
- By Ingram Osigwe
All is set for Reunion and Diamond Jubilee celebration of Earnest Gems, Grammar School, (EGGS) ( now renamed Akokwa High School). The school, one of the pioneer post primary schools in the defunct Eastern Region was founded in 1958 by the late Professor Elechukwu Nnadibugha Njaka.
Through It All: Memoir of my many Trials and Triumphs: Kola Olugbodi
In a challenging and inspiring manner, Kola Olugbodi, the founder and CEO of the first and foremost background screening firm in Nigeria, Background Check International (BCI), details his life from early childhood until his present age. When Kola was just a year and three months, he suffered from polio which resulted in the loss of the use of his left leg. At the age of eight, he made a resolve not to wallow in self-pity because of his disability nor let it limit him in life. Defiling his disability, he drove a manual car against his father’s firm conclusion that he won’t be able to and later on in life didn't give up on marrying the 'best-of-best' lady though suffered rejection from her for four good years.
Monday, December 17, 2018
The Two Highest Priced Nigerian Books in 2018
Two of my books, the first edition of the #NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series and The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream became the highest priced contemporary Nigerian books by book traders in the world, selling for more than US$2, 300 and US$2, 200 respectively per copy for the paperback version on Amazon Mexico with 90-94% positive ratings by over 2, 000 sellers.
Video of First Lady of Ghana, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo's Speech During the 5th Merck Africa Asia Luminary
Video of First Lady of Ghana, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo (née Griffiths-Randolph), Speech during Merck Africa Asia Luminary.
H.E.REBECCA NAA OKAIKOR AKUFO-ADDO said:
“I along with Rebecca Foundation will work closely with Merck Foundation to empower women and adolescents; we will tell women to value themselves, as they are more than just mothers, they are productive members of the society.”
Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany conducted the 5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” under the patronage of The President of The Republic of Senegal, H.E. MACKY SALL and in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Senegal.
More than 58 countries participated in the Luminary, the list included: Angola, Benin, Burkina Fuso, Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, Canada, Cameroon, Cambodia, Chad, Central African Republic, Cote D’Ivoire, DR Congo, Congo, Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Egypt, France, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Conakry, Gabon, Ghana, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia Mali, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Malaysia, Nigeria, Niger, Nepal Philippines, Rwanda, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Togo, UAE, Uganda, USA, UK, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Tomorrow December 17, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR will celebrate his 76th birthday with thanksgivings to Almighty God for protecting and saving his precious life to continue his work of examplary leadership in the nation building of a New Nigeria for our commonwealth.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
NEXT LEVEL #NOLLYWOOD
See the Big Picture of the Future!
I am now focusing on helping local Nollywood filmmakers to go global by participations in international film festivals outside Africa. Where the directors of selected films get all expenses paid trips and opportunities for grants. And also to help them to break into Hollywood and Bollywood.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Working Title and Universal Pictures Begin Principal Photography on "CATS" from Academy Award Winner, Tom Hooper
WORKING TITLE AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES BEGIN PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON "CATS" FROM OSCAR®-WINNING FILMMAKER TOM HOOPER
Starring James Corden (Bustopher Jones), Dame Judi Dench (Old Deuteronomy), Jason Derulo (Rum Tum Tugger), Idris Elba (Macavity), Jennifer Hudson (Grizabella), Sir Ian McKellen (Gus), Taylor Swift (Bombalurina), Rebel Wilson (Jennyanydots) and Introducing Francesca Hayward (Victoria)
Cats Arrives in Theaters December 20, 2019
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LONDON, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Working Title and Universal Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Cats, the groundbreaking new musical film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's global stage-musical sensation and the poems from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
A beautiful scene from my documentary film, "Lagos in Motion" which was completed and edited in 2016. But I was not satisfied with the editing and it was later sabotaged to delay the première which I planned to have at the Eko Hotel & Suites on Victoria Island, Lagos.
Monday, December 10, 2018
Original Brand New WAKANDA STYLE Royal Blue African Yoruba "Buba" kaftan and "Sokoto" trousers for tall Alpha Male designed by Orikinla OSINACHI and made in Lagos, Nigeria.
US$500 only including shipping to any destination reachable by express courier service within 7 working days.
Up to 25% discounts for bulk orders .
Orikinla OSINACHI is a popular Nigerian artist and poet, the author of both fiction and nonfiction books distributed worldwide by Amazon, Barnes&Noble and other international booksellers. He is also the Publisher/Editor of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series, the first book series on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry.
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The 6 Most Important Powerful Books I Have Read
I cannot count the numbers of the books I have read since I started reading books of both nonfiction and fiction. I have read all of William Shakespeare in one big collection, most of Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, Elechi Amadi, Isdore Okpewho, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Ben Okri and other Nigerian authors. I have read many books by English authors in my teens and twenties in the 1980s when we had a vibrant reading culture in Nigeria. Reading was a competition among Nigerian youths with the popular African Writers Series of Heinemann, Drumbeat Series of Longman and Pacesetters Series of Macmillan, including several books by Evans and University Press. I also read books by several African authors, including Camara Laye, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Steve Biko and others. Reading western novels of Harold Robbins, James Hadley Chase, Nick Carter, Barbara Cartland and others was a popular addiction for us. And presents of new books were among the best gifts we exchanged. I was known for giving books to girlfriends. Reading books also made many of us to start writing our own books, inspired by our famous award winning writers: Amos Tutuola; Prof. Wole Soyinka, the first black Nobel laureate in Literature; Chinua Achebe; Cyprian Ekwensi; J.P. Clark; Christopher Okigbo; Gabriel Okara; John Munonye; Mabel Segun, Flora Nwakpa, Buchi Emecheta, Nkem Nwankwo, Onuora Nzekwu, T M. Aluko, Elechi Amadi, Kólé Omotosho, Eddie Iroh, Isdore Okpewho, Festus Iyayi and others. Among the new generation of outstanding Nigerian writers, Ben Okri, the youngest winner of the highly coveted Booker Prize, published his first novel, "Flowers and Shadows" at 19 in 1980 and won the Booker Prize at the age of 32 in 1991.