Friday, July 13, 2018

Prof. Wole Soyinka is 84 Today!

Happy Birthday to Prof. Wo̩lé S̩óyinká, who was born on July 13,1934.

The lionised Nigerian playwright, poet, essayist, actor and film director was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first Black writer to win the prize. He is regarded as the greatest African writer of drama.


He has narrated his growing up in Abeokuta, in the south west of Nigeria in his bestselling autobiography, Aké: The Years of Childhood.


See all the BESTSELLING BOOKS BY WOLE SOYINKA


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WHAT’S HOT on Instagram?


WHAT’S HOT on Instagram?


What are the latest #Instagram trends?


Influencer Marketing: Influencer marketing is a fairly easy and budget-friendly (depending on who you’re working with) way to get the word out about your brand and products. Plus, people tend to trust social media Influencers and their recommendations over brand advertising because they are seen as trustworthy and relatable.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

'She-EO' Multicultural Women's Conference Slated for July 28 in Baltimore


'She-EO' Multicultural Women's Conference Slated for July 28 in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- She-EO conference, a series of highly successful, motivating events for multicultural women of color, will host its third event on July 28th at the University of Baltimore.

Monday, July 9, 2018

PHOTOS: Stephanie Linus Attends The 'Dialoghi in Spoleto' and Carla Fendi Foundation Event In Italy


PHOTOS: Stephanie Linus Attends The 'Dialoghi in Spoleto' and Carla Fendi Foundation Event In Italy


Stephanie Linus, Nigeria’s award-winning actress, director and producer recently attended the second edition of the “Dialoghi a Spoleto” and Carla Fendi Foundation event in Italy. The event is part of the official events of the Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto 2018.

The five-day event which was marked by six meetings of great female figures of the international scene ended yesterday, Sunday,  July, 8.

The Most Expensive Nigerian Novel is Cyprian Ekwensi's "Beautiful Feathers"


The most expensive Nigerian novel is Cyprian Ekwensi's "Beautiful Feathers", currently selling for a whopping US$15,181.95, the equivalent of N5, 465, 160 with current exchange rate of the dollar for the naira on Amazon Mexico.
The novel was first published in 1963.
This edition published by Heinemann was released in June, 1971.
ISBN-10 0435900846
ISBN-13 978-0435900847.
Amazon.com.mx: Cyprian Ekwensi
https://www.amazon.com.mx/gp/aw/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?k=Cyprian+Ekwensi

But you can get a copy for only US$243.91 on Amazon US
"Beautiful Feathers" (African Writers Series, 84) by Cyprian Ekwensi (1971-06-01)
Click here to order from Amazon.com before it becomes out of stock.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Pieter Hugo's Misrepresentation of Nollywood


I am always angry everytime I see Nollywood by Pieter Hugo, Munich: Prestel, 2009, with texts by Chris Abani, Stacy Hardy and Zina Saro-Wiwa.
Why? Because of the author's erroneous images of the true pictures of this awesome sociocultural phenomenon of the first indie film industry in Africa.

This book of horrifying photographs of Pieter Hugo's misrepresentation of Nollywood is the typical misrepresentation of African arts and culture by white people; as bizarre and primitive.
What Hugo has published as "Nollywood" is not Nollywood. It is a cannibalisation of Nollywood by a white South African photographer for the exploitation of the phenomenon for the promotion of his own kind of sensational photography. And it is a shame that two Nigerian writers contributed to Hugo's bastardisation of Nollywood as an African Hammer House of Horror celebrating Voodoos.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Happy Birthday to the King of Nollywood, Richard Mofe-Damijo

The video was recorded for his 56th birthday last year, 2017.

Happy Birthday to the King of Nollywood, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD, who is celebrating his 57th birthday today!


RMD, the "Dike Oha na Nollywood”, an Igbo title given to him which means hero of all in Nollywood is the epitome of the quintessential Nigerian Alpha Man on and off the silver screen since he became a TV star in the popular TV series Checkmate of the early 1990s and then became the most sought after leading man in Nollywood.
He has played leading and supporting roles in more than 47 highly rated movies and won several awards. He is the role model of the upcoming male actors who look up to him for inspiration and leadership among the millions of Nigerian youths.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Who is the King of Nollywood?


@TIME magazine called Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde "Queen of #Nollywood" when she made the list of the 2013 100 Most Influential People in the World alongside former First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, Queen of R&B , Beyoncé, Kate Middleton, Her Royal Highness Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and other celebrities.
So if Omotola is the Queen of Nollywood, who is the King of Nollywood?
To be REVEALED tomorrow by the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series @Orikinla on Instagram and my profile link to TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla.

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

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





World's Highest Football Live Scoreboard on Emaar's Burj Khalifa in Dubai



World's Highest Football Live Scoreboard on Emaar's Burj Khalifa in Dubai Captivates Visitors


DUBAI, UAE, July 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
The iconic Burj Khalifa by global developer Emaar Properties in Dubai, which has the world's tallest LED panel installed on its façade, is now the world's highest Football Live Scoreboard.

Introducing Seaux Swim: Luxury Swimwear for Women of ALL Sizes


Introducing Seaux Swim: Luxury Swimwear for Women of ALL Sizes

Chic and supportive swimsuits for women up to size 3XL

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