Friday, October 18, 2019

Joshua Ojo's Epic "Sango" is Spellbinding!

Joshua Ojo is a much-admired Nigerian filmmaker, writer and actor. He is best known for his highly commendable works such as Suzanne Wenger, Berger and Dagrin.

Earlier in the year, Joshua Ojo Wrote and Directed the high budget movie, Efunsetan Aniwura, which tells the story of the second iyalode of Ibadan. It is a story of the strongest and wealthiest Yoruba woman in Yoruba history and is due to hit the cinemas very soon.
Joshua Ojo's works have been characterized by a strong connection to history with an effort to infuse visual and poetic beauty in his stories such as Fuji House of Commotion and Tightrope. He has written, produced and directed a variety of movies, series and TV commercials. His films are known for its detailed attention.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

How Drylab Works Best For Filmmakers' Success

Professional workflow & collaboration tool for Movie- & TV-productions. Find & flip through all your clips as easily as turning a page in a book; truly!

Drylab created the metadata tagged OnSet dailies during the filming of «Catch22» by George Clooney. We love this photo by Phillipe Antonello. Director of photography: Martin Ruhe.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Why Drylab is Becoming Popular Among Filmmakers

Feedback selection from Drylab users.

In their own words, why directors and producers love it:

“I am one of the founders of Drylab. I chose to do it because I needed better tools to make better films and TV series. Today we use Drylab on all our productions. We are currently filming “Wilderness” for HBO, and both the client and the creatives on set are very pleased with the system. Everybody who gets a chance to use Drylab becomes loyal users”.
-  Stein Bruno Kvae, SF
Norway/Paradox, Kongens Nei, 1000 times goodnight, Utøya, Cold Pursuit.
Award: Amanda Award for Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release

From Script Supervisor:
“It takes me just seconds to find the references I need for costume, make up or dialogue. I will never go back to paper.”

– Aslaug Konradsdottir, Script Supervisor, The Hurt Locker, Beforeigners, Kontiki.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Alice Wins "American Hero Dog" of the Year Award

Alice Wins "American Hero Dog" of the Year Award

Antonio Reese’s service dog Alice has been named 2019 Service Dog of the Year. PHOTO CREDIT:

Dog That Serves as a Lifeline to Seriously Injured Boy Wins Nation's Top Title of "American Hero Dog" at the 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®

The 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards (left to right): Deputy John Forlenza and Dax, American Hero Veterinarian Dr. Terry Morris, American Hero Veterinary Nurse Angel Martin, Dawn Rudolph and Leader Dog Lady, American Humane President & CEO Robin Ganzert, PhD, James Denton, Lydia Crochet and Jeanie, Caroline Zuendel and Sgt. Yeager, Lori Wells and Piglet, Anna Barbosa and Gus, Antonio with Tara Murillo and 2019 American Hero Dog Alice PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Steinberg/Invision for American Humane/AP Images.

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

What Can Netflix and Showmax Offer More than 90 Million Muslims in Nigeria?

Which of the most popular streaming services have TV series, shows and movies for the over 90 million Muslims in Nigeria?

Netflix and Showmax are competing for the millions of cable TV lovers in the most populous country in Africa with a population of over 197millon people and Nigeria has the largest Muslim population in sub-Saharan Africa and the majority are Sunnis. But do they have considerations for them in their programmes?
Netflix and Showmax are competing for the best #Nollywood movies, but I have not seen them competing for the predominantly Muslims #Kannywood movies. They forget that the acquisition of good Muslim TV series, dramas and shows can attract millions of subscribers to them.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Happy World Smile Day 2019

Photo Credit:123RF.

Happy World Smile Day 2019

World Smile Day is a day when people are encouraged to not only put a smile on the faces of their fellow man, but also to treat them to acts of kindness. This day is celebrated on the first Friday in October and has been officially celebrated since 1999. Today, not only do millions of people participate by putting smiles on the faces of their fellow human beings on this day, but there are also many events held all over the United States and the world to celebrate this day.

The historical roots of this day can be traced to Worcester, Massachusetts in 1963. This is when a commercial artist named Harvey Ball created what would now be known as the smiley face; An image that had instant commercial success and quickly became recognizable all around the world. While Harvey Ball was pleased with the success of the smiley face, he was also concerned that the real meaning behind it was lost on the general public. It was this concern that inspired him to create World Smile Day.

Harvey believed that the smiley face had no political, religious or geographic limitations placed upon it. He felt that people shouldn’t either, at least for one day of the year. So he created this day as a day that people can be kind to each other and make each other smile. In 1999, he started the first ever World Smile Day in Worcester, Massachusetts and from there it has spread throughout the world.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Wale Ojo's Directorial Debut Pulls Crowds in Nollywood

Femi Jacobs holds the audience captive.

See the photos of fast rising #Nollywood stars, Nunnsi Ojong and Susan Festus with Nancy Isime and Femi Jacobs, Wale Ojo, Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima and others at the world première of the captivating romantic comedy, "Don't Get Mad, Get Even" held Sunday evening of September 29, 2019 at the Silverbird Cinemas in the Silverbird Galleria on the Victoria Island of Lagos, Africa's largest megacity.
Other celebrities at the event included, Africa's leading action hero and ambitious filmmaker, JLeo Uche and popular comedian, Funny Bone.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Norway Tops 10 Countries Of Organic Traffic Visitors To TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla

#Norway Tops 10 Countries Of Organic Traffic Visitors To TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla

1. Norway

2. United States

3. Nigeria

4. Russia

5. Germany

6. United Kingdom

7. Unknown Region

8. Australia

9. India

10. Egypt

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Classic Epic of the Month: Saladin: Battle of Hattin

The Battle of Hattin (Arabic: معركة حطين‎) took place on 4 July 1187, between the Crusader states of the Levant and the forces of the Ayyubid sultan Salah ad-Din, known in the West as Saladin. It is also known as the Battle of the Horns of Hattin, due to the shape of a nearby extinct volcano.

The Muslim armies under Saladin captured or killed the vast majority of the Crusader forces, removing their capability to wage war. As a direct result of the battle, Muslims once again became the eminent military power in the Holy Land, re-conquering Jerusalem and most of the other Crusader-held cities. These Christian defeats prompted the Third Crusade, which began two years after the Battle of Hattin.
Published on Nov 17, 2018.

Monday, September 23, 2019

We Celebrated the Diamond Birthday of Ben Akabueze!

The talk of the town in Lagos, Africa's largest megacity is the 60th birthday celebration of Pastor Ben Akabueze Sunday afternoon at the Harbour Point on Victoria Island. Pastor Akabueze, the Pastor-in-Charge of Lagos Province 39 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) is currently Director General of the Budget office for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was a former CEO of NAL Bank Plc (now Sterling Bank Plc) and two terms Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget with the Lagos State Government. The celebrations of his Diamond birthday started last week from Thursday, September 19 in Abuja to Sunday, September 22 in Lagos.
The celebration in Lagos attracted many dignitaries and leaders in Corporate Nigeria, including Managing Directors and CEOs of top banks; pastors in the RCCG; top ranking government officials and celebrities from the Nigerian entertainment industry. I saw popular singer, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, winner of the first season of Project Fame West Africa, best known for his hit single "Kukere"; fast rising young filmmaker, JLeo Uche, director of the most anticipated sci-fi epic in Nollywood, "The Legend of Gatuso" and the beautiful Nollywood actress, Nunnsi Ojong known for her lead roles in several TV series; as Prisca in "Dereal Don", Pamela of "Exit Plan" the movie,Victoria in "Game Over", Martha in "The Rift", "Family Forever", MTV Shuga, Season 4 and also Barrister Linda in "Scream" YouTube series by Soulmate Studios.

JLeo Uche congratulating Ben Akabueze.
JLeo Uche and Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.
Nunnsi Ojong and Nathaniel Bassey.
Nunnsi Ojong and JLeo Uche.
Nunnsi Ojong and Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.
Nunnsi Ojong.

The guests received blessings from the ministrations of pastors and popular gospel musician, Pastor Nathaniel Bassey sang special songs and played his trumpet in thanksgivings and appreciation of the great things Almighty God has done for the celebrant. Others extolled his dignity, humility, integrity and nobility as a Christian minister, economist and accomplished public official. With his wife Ngozi and two daughters by his side, he cut his birthday cake and danced with the guests. Every guest received a gift bag of his books and a special sermon on DVD with enough to eat and drink. I gave him one of the best biographical books on Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye authored by Mr. Bisi Daniels.