Wednesday, November 14, 2018

India, Indonesia, Brazil, China and Nigeria Top 2018 Global Digital Traveler League Table

The 2018 Global Digital Traveler League Table

The report also includes the 2018 Digital Traveler League Table, with India crowned champions for the second year in a row as the country with the most digitally-advanced travelers. The standings are based on a combination of the main indicators of using technology to enhance the travel experience. For example, India's top position is maintained due to 69% of the country's travelers using voice search, over 60% wanting digital room keys and 88% saying they are influenced to travel by friends on social media.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Michelle Obama's New Book is #1 on Amazon Best Sellers Rankings

Michelle Obama's new book Becoming is already number 1 on the 100 top books on Amazon.
The book will be officially released tomorrow, November 13, 2018.

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Stephanie Linus Honoured At Ray Charles Week of Dillard University in America

Stephanie Linus Inspires Young College Students At Dillard University in New Orleans, USA.

When Stephanie Linus decided to be a filmmaker, she wanted to tell stories that would challenge people to see the world around them differently; stories that would cause her viewers to challenge negative stereotypes about them; stories that would address societal problems and encourage a positive change.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Inaugural Infinity Film Festival Celebrated 4 Days of Exciting New Cinema

Inaugural Infinity Film Festival Celebrated Four Days Of Exciting Panels, Screenings And Cutting Edge Technology Exhibitions And Featured Title Sponsor RYOT And Presenting Sponsor Epic Games And Unreal Engine

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Video: My Mama Says School is Not for Girls

My Mama Says School is Not for Girls

Watch Reena's story about how she struggled for her right to be educated despite traditional beliefs from her mother. There are still so many places in the world where people, especially girls and women, immigrants, and people with disabilities aren't allowed to go to school.

Education is so important because it's the one thing that can transcends your social and economic status. It doesn’t matter if you were born poor or rich; getting an education can help you to reach your full potential.

Reena knew this and even though her mother disagreed with her she knew that the only way she was going to really be able to help her family and her community was to get an education. It took a long time but once she was able to convince them, she worked so hard to get to a point where she could come back and give everyone, especially the girls in her village the same opportunity she had. But not just that, she also works closely with UNESCO to make even bigger changes with the legal frameworks that UNESCO has spearheaded.

This is only ONE story amongst many of those that struggled and are still struggling to be able to go to school, to be able to get the education they have every right to have, to be able to rise above their circumstance and have the opportunity to achieve their dreams.

The #RightToEducation Campaign

The #RightToEducation Campaign

Education is a fundamental human right of every woman, man and child. Yet this right is still not a reality for millions and is violated every single day. This is unacceptable!

Monday, November 5, 2018

She is Coming Soon To the Big Screen!

Our goal is to discover our own @lupitanyongo in #Nollywood who will be ready for the international red carpets of @festivaldecannes and @theacademy before she is 25.
We are grooming her for the Big Picture!
She is 22 now and her first photographs will be ready soon.
No bleaching.
No masquerade makeup.
No fake accent.
No drama queen.
No "Ogbanje" problems and
No bipolar disorder.
She will be ready for global stardom.
It is about time for a Nigerian girl to breakthrough for the big screen.

We have been waiting and wishing for a Nollywood actress to give us the golden moment of tinseltown stardom since 1992, but none of them has been able to make it.
The real African magic Cinderella.

One big breakthrough in cinema is the classic Cinderella story we need from Nollywood.
She is coming.

247 Nigeria

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Film Studies on Nollywood, the First Indie Film Industry in Africa

The sociocultural phenomenon of Nollywood, the video film industry in Nigeria known for guerrilla filmmaking has attracted foreign journalists, film scholars and students even before the coinage of the name "Nollywood" by the New York Times in 2002. And Nollywood rebranded the global image of Nigeria by showing the amazing creativity and ingenuity of Nigerians who started the first revolution in independent filmmaking in Africa with no-budget or Bootstrap budget.

Monday, October 22, 2018

We Are Still Waiting for the Great Nigerian Film

I pray that waiting for the great Nigerian film will not be like Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot ". Who never arrived.

We have been making films in Nigeria since  Geoffrey Barkas' Palaver of 1926, shot in northern Nigeria; Sam Zebba's "Fincho" (1957), the first film to be made in colour in Nigeria and Adamu Halilu, the first Nigerian indigenous filmmaker who made films in Hausa language with, "Baban Larai" in 1954. He also made "It Pays to Care" (1955), "Hausa Village" (1958), "Mama Learn a Lesson" (1963), "Child bride" (1971) and "Shehu Umar" (1979).

The great Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe looking into the camera during the film adaptation of his classic novels, "Things Fall Apart" and "No Longer at Ease" produced by Francis Oladele and directed by Hans Jürgen (Jason) Pohland in 1970. I have the production notes with photographs for anyone or organization that needs them.

The great stories are waiting.
The great actors are waiting.
The great locations are waiting.
But the great directors are missing.
We have good directors. But none of them has made a great Nigerian film in #Nollywood and #Kannywood.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

South African Western Thriller Tops 2018 AMAA in Kigali

Critically acclaimed South African western thriller, "Five Fingers for Marseilles" directed by Michael Matthews won the most coveted award for the best film and four other awards to top the 2018 annual Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held Saturday night at the Intare Conference Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.

Twenty years ago, the young 'Five Fingers' fought for the rural town of Marseilles, against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, freedom-fighter-turned-'outlaw' Tau returns to Marseilles, seeking only a peaceful pastoral life. When he finds the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it. Can he free himself from his past? Will the Five Fingers stand again?