Wednesday, April 26, 2017

George Clooney Sets Off On An Epic Journey To Experience A Cup Above in Newest NESPRESSO campaign, “COMIN’ HOME”


George Clooney Sets Off On An Epic Journey To Experience A Cup Above in Newest NESPRESSO campaign, “COMIN’ HOME”

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Clooney Seen in Some of Hollywood’s Most Iconic Movies Including The Muppet Movie, Psycho and Easy Rider to Showcase Just How Far He Will Go for Nespresso


NEW YORK, NY – April 26, 2017 – George Clooney — American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director — stars in Nespresso’s new advertising campaign “Comin’ Home,” his second as U.S. Brand Ambassador. Nespresso, the worldwide pioneer and reference in premium, single-serve coffee, extends its premiere 2015 campaign with Clooney and introduces a fresh iteration inspired by iconic Hollywood films. Set to Mel Torme’s celebrated version of “Comin’ Home, Baby,” Clooney can be seen on the road and alongside legendary characters in scenes from some of America’s most memorable movies on a quest for quality coffee. He is joined in the new campaign by friend, fellow actor, and director Andy Garcia. The advertising campaign will activate in the U.S. and Canada across television, digital, dedicated web films, social media and on the existing microsite.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

GAC Motor Brings Six Signature Models To Auto Shanghai 2017


@GAC_MOTOR BRINGS 6 SIGNATURE MODEL TO #AUTOSHANGHAI 2017

Developed on GAC Motor’s G-CPMA (Cross-Platform Modular Architecture) with vigorous stance, comfortable large space, smart entertainment system and robust power control, the GS7 has inherited the excellent genes of GAC Motor family to carry the torch as a new generation blockbuster SUV.

99 Cents Only Stores Is Looking For Nine Lucky Moms To Win A Beverly Hills Makeover!


99 Cents Only Stores Is Looking For Nine Lucky Moms To Win A Beverly Hills Makeover!

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif., April, 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 99 Cents Only Stores is looking for nine lucky mothers in the Los Angeles area deserving of extra special pampering this Mother's Day. The company is hosting a contest where customers can nominate a special mom to win a Beverly Hills makeover by filling out an entry form at 99only.com/makeover. All they have to do is tell us why this mom is special to them and why they deserve to win.

Linus Idahosa and Nigerian Governors at the Nigeria-China Governors’ Investment Forum in China

The CEO of Del-York International, Mr. Linus Idahosa.

Nigerian State Governors and Chinese Industry Leaders Gather for the first Nigeria-China Governors Investment Forum In China.


When top world industry presidents and national leaders who share similar passions gather for a time of presentations, discussions and exchange of ideas, magic always happens. In meetings such as this, with the right people connecting within a sphere of good intentions and available resources, the stage is often set for groundbreaking deals that positively impacts participating nations.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Artist to Watch Michelle Medoff Releases Follow Up Single to "Live Out Loud"


Artist to Watch Michelle Medoff Releases Follow Up Single to "Live Out Loud"


LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelle Medoff drops her newest single, Don't Want to Wait globally.

Michelle brings the big city beat of her hometown, New York City, to the table with her new single release. Michelle's first single as "Me'Chell" became popular in the Musical.ly community for its driving beats and multicultural influences, a product of her New York City upbringing. Her first single 'Live Out Loud' has become one of the most listened to songs in her genre. As a follow up, she will be dropping her new single, Don't Want to Wait through indie label New Muzik Order.

comScore's Top 12 Worldwide Weekend Box Office


1. Fate Of The Furious, The - Universal - $202.1M
2. Boss Baby, The - 20th Century Fox - $42.8M
3. Beauty And The Beast - Disney - $32.9M
4. Smurfs: The Lost Village - Sony - $26.2M
5. Going In Style - Warner Bros. - $9.6M
6. Mr. Pride vs Miss Prejudice - Multiple Chinese Distributors - $7.7M
7. Unforgettable - Warner Bros. - $6.5M
8. Born In China - Disney - $5.2M
9. Ghost In The Shell - Paramount Pictures - $4.6M
10. Gifted - Fox Searchlight - $4.5M
11. Shack, The - Multiple - $4.2M
12. Promise, The - Open Road - $4.1M

Source
comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of April 23, 2017
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/comscore-announces-official-worldwide-box-office-results-for-weekend-of-april-23-2017-300443945.html

Navigating Lagos, Africa's Largest Megacity, Part 1

How can one describe Lagos in one sentence to an upwardly mobile entrepreneur or tourist?
Lagos is like a combination of New York and California; for booming business and entertainment.

LAGOS in MOTION: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity (Volume 1), distributed by Amazon is 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" shows different locations visited by a group of young men and women touring the city from the mainland to the island. They started from the Magodo axis where there is a monument of the statues of three white cap chiefs. The statues are 21 feet by 14 feet and standing on a 7 feet pedestal welcoming visitors to Lagos.
The tourists drive on to Ojota; Maryland Bus Stop to Ikeja Bus Stop and Oshodi Bus Stop; passing every bus stop along the long Ikorodu Road to Yaba with the famous Presbyterian Church; University of Lagos in Akoka; Onike with the popular Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Church and the Ayodele Awojobi Memorial Park; Sabo with Yaba Baptist Church near the Ozone Cinemas on Tos Benson Avenue and the Herbert Macaulay Memorial statue near the Union Bank facing the Sabo Market and Police Station; Ojuelegba Bus Stop; Barracks Bus Stop and National Stadium in Surulere on the Western Avenue to Costain with the Funso Williams Memorial statue; National Theatre; Eko Bridge to the Marina; CMS Bus Stop with the famous Lagos Cathedral; Tinubu Square with the famous Madam Tinubu monument at the fountain; Balogun Market and they moved on to Tafawa Balewa Square; Kings College with the nearby skyscrapers of the Independence Building, NITEL Building and Western House opposite the General Hospital;  the  National Museum beside the City Mall in Onikan leading to Obalende Bus Stop to Keffi in South West Ikoyi along the Awolowo Road to Falomo roundabout and the Bourdillon Road leading to the popular Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge; Ahmadu Bello Way to the Bar Beach and Ajose Adeogun roundabout on Victoria Island, location of Eko Atlantic City under construction; The Palms Shopping Mall and ended their tour at the Elegushi beach.
See clips from the documentary film on Screen Naija YouTube channel.


The earliest incarnation of Lagos was an Awori Yoruba fishing community located on the islands and peninsula that form the modern state. The area was inhabited by families who claimed a semi-mythical ancestry from a figure called Olofin.
The modern descendants of this figure are the contemporary nobility known as the Idejo or "white cap chiefs" of Lagos.
Lagos was declared a colony on  March 5, 1862 by the British Empire The colony and protectorate of Nigeria were incorporated into Southern Nigeria in February 1906, and Lagos became the capital of the protectorate of Nigeria in January 1914.

Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, current Governor of Lagos State.

2017 is the Golden Jubilee year of Lagos state, because May 27 is the 50th anniversary of the establishment by the Federal Government of Nigeria on May 27, 1967 under the Creation and Transitional Provisions Decree No. 14 of 1967.
Lagos State is divided into five Administrative Divisions, which are further divided into twenty Local Government Areas, or LGAs. And the current Governor is Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode of the national ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Nigeria's Orlando Martins and Ronald Reagan in The Hasty Heart



Watch Nigeria's first Hollywood star, Orlando Martins with Ronald Reagan, Richard Todd, Patricia Neal in award winning war film, "The Hasty Heart" for the first time on an African site.


The film received one Academy Award nomination and won two Golden Globes.


Synopsis:
On the last day of World War II, Scottish soldier Lachlan MacLachlan (Richard Todd) is shot in the lower back and needs to be treated at the local medical unit in Burma before he can return home. His stay is lengthened, however, and when his nurse (Patricia Neal) asks why, she learns that his wound is fatal. With the help of an American patient (Ronald Reagan), the staff and other patients at the hospital try to make the Scot's final days happy. But things get ugly when he learns the truth.

Cast:
Ronald Reagan – Yank
Patricia Neal – Sister Margaret Parker
Richard Todd – Cpl. Lachlan "Lachie" MacLachlan, the Scot
Anthony Nicholls – Lieutenant Colonel Dunn
Howard Marion-Crawford – Tommy, the Englishman
Ralph Michael – Kiwi, the New Zealander
John Sherman – Digger, the Australian
Alfie Bass – Orderly
Orlando Martins – Blossom, the African
Robert Douglas – Off-Screen Narrator (uncredited)

Initial release: 2 December 1949.

Africa's first Hollywood star, Orlando Martins as Blossom the African represents all the African soldiers who fought in Burma (including my father, Sunday Eke of blessed memory).

Adwoa Aboah of Ghana and Elizabeth Ayodele of Nigeria on the Runway


Adwoa Aboah, 24, is a Ghanaian-British fashion model and feminist activist. In March 2017, she appeared on the cover of American Vogue with Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, and Vittoria Ceretti. She has also been on the cover of Vogue Italia and i-D.
Adwoa is a proud feminist and creator of Gurls Talk, an Instagram account aimed at female empowerment. Gurls Talk encourages girls to use their voice and share their experiences with each other using the hashtag #letsgetgirlstalking.


Nigeria's fast rising international model, Elizabeth Ayodele, 18, is currently among the youngest black supermodels on the runway. She is also studying medicine.

Photos from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2017-2018.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Aly Raisman To Share Her Secret Weapon for Better Sleep and Recovery


Aly Raisman To Share Her Secret Weapon For Better Sleep And Recovery - Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice

GENEVA, N.Y., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- World Champion Gymnast Aly Raisman is sharing one of her most important nutrition and wellness secrets as she partners with Cheribundi to educate people on the benefits of drinking tart cherry juice daily. Two years ago, the six-time medalist and now Sports Illustrated swimsuit model was introduced to Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice as a natural, functional beverage that would support better sleep and faster muscle recovery. Raisman says, "It's become an important part of my daily routine. I drink Cheribundi after workouts and before bed which helps with recovery and sleep. I want people to know there is a natural option for both that also tastes great!"

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