Friday, May 3, 2019

Comscore Expands Box Office Measurement to West and Southern Africa


Comscore Expands Box Office Measurement to West and Southern Africa
Comscore's expanded reporting will now account for more than 95 percent of all revenue and admissions collected in nine African countries

RESTON, Va., May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Comscore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, announced today that it will expand its box office measurement service into West and Southern Africa.

Monday, April 29, 2019

AFRICOBRA: Nation Time

Angela Davis, Gerald Williams, 1971, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in. (122 x 122 cm), Courtesy of Gerald Williams and Kavi Gupta.

AFRICOBRA: Nation Time

Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia

NORTH MIAMI, Fla., April 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AFRICOBRA: Nation Time is an official Collateral Event of Biennale Arte 2019 (May 11th – November 24th 2019), in Venice, Italy. AFRICOBRA: Nation Time is presented by bardoLA, originated and supported by the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, and curated by Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D.

Friday, April 26, 2019

A Documentary About Fela Kuti Opens The 16th Edition of Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival in Spain



A Documentary About Fela Kuti Opens The 16th Edition of Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival (FCAT)


This is the 16th edition of the Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival (FCAT), the only festival to take place simultaneously in Europe and Africa

The actress Rossy de Palma, Pedro Almodóvar’s muse, will present the opening ceremony, where she will be named Ambassador of FCAT.

Monday, April 22, 2019

We Are Going To Win The Academy Awards for Nigeria!


If you want to capture a dragon, don't waste your time chasing after a monitor lizard.
If you want to capture the big picture, don't settle for the miniature.
~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

After 93 years of filmmaking in Nigeria since Geoffrey Barkas made his "Palaver" in 1926 and later won an #Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film in 1936 for his "Wings Over Everest", it is long overdue for Nigerian filmmakers to compete with the best at the highest level of the global film industry.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Challenges of Ava DuVernay and Mati Diop To Nigerian Female Filmmakers


The most accomplished black female filmmaker is without dispute, Ava Marie DuVernay, the outstanding award winning African American film director, producer and screenwriter. And following in her trail blazers' status is the French Senegalese Filmmaker, Mati Diop who just became the first black woman to make the Official Selection of the annual Cannes Film Festival in the competition for the Palme d'Or. You can read more about her on my previous updates or read Tambay Obenson's article on
https://www.indiewire.com/2019/04/mati-diop-atlantiques-first-black-woman-cannes-2019-1202059926/.

There Are More than 65 Million Men than Women in the World


The World is Full of Millions of Lonely Men

There are more than 65 million men than women in the world today.
So, you see why there are not enough women for men and that is why there is increasing global demand for women as commercial sex workers to serve the millions of men without girlfriends and without wives.
That is why a man marrying more than one wife is just greedy, inconsiderate and wicked. That is why we must use medical science to increase the births of more girls than boys before the end of the world.

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



Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Video: Awesome Benefits of Baking Soda



23 Benefits and Uses for Baking Soda


Written by Ryan Raman, MS, RD on November 24, 2017.

Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is widely used in baking.

This is because it has leavening properties, meaning it causes dough to rise by producing carbon dioxide.

Aside from cooking, baking soda has a variety of additional household uses and health benefits.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mati Diop: The First Black Female Filmmaker in Official Competition in the History of the Cannes Film Festival


Mati Diop: The First Black Female Filmmaker in Official Competition in the History of the Cannes Film Festival

Mati Diop is currently making headlines as the first African female filmmaker to be in the competition of the Official Selection of the annual @festivaldecannes. But France has claimed the credit for this Sengelese film, "Atlantique" which is her debut feature film.
This is the first time a black female director has made the Official Selection for competition in the history of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
13 female filmmakers made the Official Selection.


The Official Selection for the 2019 Annual Cannes Film Festival



Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu will serve as President of the Jury.

Official poster of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival featuring Agnès Varda, while filming her debut, filming of her debut film "La Pointe Courte", (1955).

The 72nd edition of the annual Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 14-25, 2019.

Cannes Official Selection:
Competition:

• The Dead Don’t Die (dir: Jim Jarmusch) – opening film
• Atlantique (dir: Mati Diop)
• Bacarau (dir: Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles)
• Frankie (dir: Ira Sachs)
• A Hidden Life (dir: Terrence Malick)
• It Must Be Heaven (dir: Elia Suleiman)
• Les Misérables (dir: Ladj Ly)
• Little Joe (dir: Jessica Hausner)
• Matthias and Maxime (dir: Xavier Dolan)
• Oh Mercy! (dir: Arnaud Desplechin)
• Parasite (dir: Bong Joon-ho)
• Portrait of a Lady on Fire (dir: Céline Sciamma)
• Sibyl (dir: Justine Triet)
• Sorry We Missed You (dir: Ken Loach)
• Pain and Glory (dir: Pedro Almodóvar)
• The Traitor (dir: Marco Bellocchio)
• La Gomera (dir: Corneliu Porumboiu)
• The Wild Goose Lake (dir: Diao Yinan)
• The Young Ahmed (dir: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)