Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Top 10 Sexiest Actresses in Nollywood are all famous in their own rights, including the new Queen of Nollywood Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde who is the first ever Nollywood star to make the exclusive selection of TIME 100 most influential people in the world, named one of the icons in the 2013 TIME 100 and was feted with her fellow icons at the prestigious 2013 TIME 100 Gala at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on Tuesday, April 23 in New York City, U.S.A.
There is no need to include their biographical profiles, because they are simply being listed for their attractive looks without any consideration for their acting skills. Their personal details are available on Facebook, Twitter and other websites or contact the publishers of Nollywood Mirror.
They are the following in no particular order.
Ini Edo Philip Ehiagwina.
Mercy Johnson Okojie.
From the maiden edition of 0NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®.
Monday, April 29, 2013
NOLLYWOOD MIRROR, a new quarterly publication that will showcase Nollywood, the largest film industry in Africa is launching in May, 2013.
The maiden edition is a special focus on the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held on Saturday April 20, 2013, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
It is loaded with features and pictures on Nollywood, recognizing those who have been supporting the fastest growing film industry in the world, including Prince Tonye Princewill who has been supporting the productions of movies like Kajola and Figurine, Bank of Industry's funding of the film adaptation of Half of A Yellow Sun, the historical fiction on Biafra by best selling author Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie and Film House cinemas and how much Mnet's Africa Magic has done to make Nollywood movies popular on cable TV in Africa.
The cover shows the AMAA symbol and Kenneth Gyang, the Nigerian director whose debut feature Confusion Na Wa won the highly coveted awards for Best Nigerian Film and Best Film.
Nollywood Mirror will be published in paperback, hardcover and e-copy versions for global distribution. The paperback sells for only $10 per copy, the hardcover is $30 per copy and the e-copy is only $5 per copy. Local and international distributors should contact the publishers, International Digital Post Network Limited by email only. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
29 Apr 2013 14:00 Africa/Lagos
Experience An Unforgettable Getaway At The World Famous Fontainebleau® Miami Beach
Head to the Legendary Resort for Sun Soaked Days and Fun-Filled Nights
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the ideal summer retreat, look no further than Fontainebleau®, the iconic Miami Beach resort revered as a symbol of style and sophistication. Plan the ultimate getaway to where sunshine is endless and the deals are unbeatable with a Bleau Latin Exclusive package including reduced room rates, room upgrades at check-in, special family offerings and a VIP discount card from Aventura Mall, one of South Florida's largest super malls featuring hundreds of designer stores and numerous fine and casual dining destinations. With the Bleau Latin Exclusive package, guests are invited to play, shop, dine, spa, and simply relax, all while enjoying incredible savings.
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Upon check-in each guest receives Fontainebleau's legendary 'Little Bleau Book'. This pocket-sized book has 25 pages of infinite possibilities and savings for every part of your extraordinary stay. Families can rejoice over the special discount at FB Kids Camp where young guests can take part in scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, sports, music and drama lessons, and even receive a free scoop of gelato at Fresh, the resort's casual poolside cafe specializing in American comfort snacks and lite meals. In addition to the added discounts, kids 11 to 15 years old get a 50 percent discount and kids under 10 dine from the kids menu compliments of the resort at La Cote, Fontainebleau's Mediterranean oceanfront restaurant, and Vida, an American brasserie featuring continental cuisine.
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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Nicole Kidman in her red hot Balenciaga dress on the red carpet of 2007 Oscars.
Angelina Jolie in her one of a kind Versace dress on the red carpet of the 2012 Golden Globes.
These dresses have been rated as among the best red carpet gowns.
Friday, April 26, 2013
BISSELL and lifestyle expert Evette Rios reveal easy shortcuts for a fresher, cleaner home
Evette Rios, BISSELL lifestyle expert.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 2013) /PRNewswire/ — The spring and summer entertaining season has arrived. From Mother’s Day brunches and Father’s Day barbecues to bridal showers and graduation parties, people host an endless string of events in their homes during this time. However, busy schedules can often make it difficult to prepare for guests and give the house a thorough cleaning from top to bottom.
To help hosts get their homes in order, BISSELL partnered with home and lifestyle expert Evette Rios to share quick and easy tips that will have a house guest-ready and fresh in no time.
“I love entertaining family and friends in my home, but with my busy work schedule, it’s tough for me to commit to an all-day cleaning marathon,” Rios said. “I want everything to feel fresh and clean without sacrificing too much of my free time.”
Rios advises starting with the following tasks: do the dishes, make the bed, clear clutter, and vacuum and sweep high-traffic areas, like the kitchen and living room, to clear up dirt, crumbs and hair. For added “oomph” when vacuuming carpets, she suggests using Febreze™ Carpet Deodorizing Powder. Simply sprinkle the powder on carpets, wait for a few minutes and vacuum as usual. Not only does the powder clean up to three times better than vacuuming alone*, it also eliminates odors and leaves behind a light fresh scent.
“While these tasks may seem very small, they make a huge impact on the home’s appearance and create a sense of order,” Rios said. “It will give the impression that you’ve spent a lot of time and energy on chores when you’ve only used a few minutes of your day.”
Everyday household items can also double as effective tools for cleaning and freshening. Old socks, pantyhose, cotton swabs and vanilla extract are just a few of the items that Rios cites as her must-haves when she needs to tidy up quickly. An old sock is great for dusting blinds; inexpensive pantyhose from the drug store wipe away residue that collects on decorative candles; and a cotton swab dipped in vinegar cleans hard-to-reach grime in window tracks.
“Some of these tips may seem unconventional, but they really work wonders,” Rios said. “One of my favorite tricks to freshen a room is to put a few drops of vanilla extract on an unlit light bulb. When it’s turned on, the bulb heats up the extract and lets off a delicious scent. Guests love that the house smells so sweet!”
Whether entertaining last-minute guests or planning an all-out party, hosts with the most will be able enjoy all their events when the stressful task of rigorous cleaning beforehand is made simpler.
For more information, visit: www.bissell.com/freshtips.
About BISSELL Homecare Inc.
For 137 years and counting, Michigan-based BISSELL Homecare Inc. has developed innovative floor care solutions that make cleaning easier. As the top-selling brand in floor care appliances**, BISSELL understands that fuller lives often mean more messes, and that convenient cleaning tools help us embrace life’s messier moments. Now in its fourth generation of family leadership, the company supplies households across the globe with vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, hard floor cleaners and cleaning formulas. For more on BISSELL’s complete line of floor care products, visit www.bissell.com.
* Cleaning results based upon measurements of color reflectance and brightness of carpet fibers.
** Based on NPD unit sales.
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Mrs. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is the woman of the moment in Nigeria and you cannot deny her the global attention of being on the exclusive list of the 2013 TIME 100 Most Influential People in the world.
And with or without make up, is she not the most beautiful actress in Nollywood?
From her charming looks to her enchanting charisma and carriage. Moreover Omotola is aging gracefully and in fact looks more attractive than many younger actresses in Nollywood.
She only needs to watch her weight.
View her as she is smiling and shining as she joined many of the stars from Hollywood at the Time 100 2013 gala event on Tuesday April 23, at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
25 Apr 2013 17:18 Africa/Lagos
Leading the Way: Diezani Alison-Madueke, Mamphele Ramphele and Other Influential African Women
LONDON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The role of Africa's leading women-such as Diezani Alison-Madueke and Mamphele Ramphele-is steadily growing across the continent.
The fact that Africa is fast becoming one of the world's most important investment destinations is universally acknowledged. The US and emerging economic powerhouses such as China and India are increasing trade and investment in Africa whose economy grew five per cent in 2012 - according to the 2013 Economic Report on Africa. Traditionally an informal labour force, women in many parts of Africa have long been central to sustaining households and local economies.
Over the past two decades, however, African women have been increasingly active in business and politics - occupying senior and C-Level positions in high-profile institutions - and have ultimately made significant contributions to the successes of the continent.
Here is a list of some of Africa's most successful women:
Diezani Alison-Madueke (Nigeria)
Diezani Alison-Madueke was Nigeria's first female Federal Minister of Petroleum Resources. Alison-Madueke is responsible for Nigeria's oil and gas resources, which provide an estimated 80 per cent of the Federal Government's revenues. She previously served as Nigeria's Minister of Transportation and later as Minister of Mines and Steel Development. As Petroleum Minister, Alison-Madueke led the drafting of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Often described as a pioneer of transformational change in Nigeria, Alison-Madueke was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Management Sciences by the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna for her public service, exemplary conduct and impeccable leadership. She graduated from Howard University, Washington DC, before joining Shell Petroleum Development Corporation where she became the first female Executive Director in Nigeria.
Mamphele Ramphele (South Africa)
Dr Mamphele Ramphele is celebrated as one of South Africa's most inspirational female figures. As a former Managing Director of the World Bank and previous anti-apartheid campaigner, she is renowned as an activist and businesswoman. As Managing Director and Vice-President of External Affairs at the World Bank, Ramphele was tasked with overseeing the strategic positioning and operations of the World Bank Institute - the first South African to hold the position. Ramphele also serves as Chairperson of Circle Capital Ventures, a South African-based Black Economic Empowerment company focused on growing businesses and investing in people.
Ramphele is involved in a variety of charitable work, most notably as a board member of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which supports good governance and leadership. Earlier this year, Ramphele announced the formation of a new political party.
Evelyn Oputu (Nigeria)
Evelyn Oputu currently serves as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at the Bank of Industry (BOI), Nigeria's oldest development bank. Born in the Delta State and schooled in Nigeria as well as abroad, Oputu rose through the ranks in the financial sector. In 1991, Oputu became an Executive Director at First Bank of Nigeria Plc. Since her appointment as CEO of the BOI six years ago, Oputu has led the bank through some of the most successful years in its history - providing long term financing to Nigeria's growing industrial sectors.
Ory Okolloh (Kenya)
Kenyan-born activist, lawyer and blogger Ory Okolloh currently serves as Google's Policy Manager for Africa. The former Harvard University graduate studied law before founding Ushahidi, a crowd sourcing utility that enables citizen journalists and eyewitnesses all over the world to report incidences of violence via mobile, e-mail, SMS, and social media. The technology has since been syndicated internationally and adapted for other purposes.
Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi (Namibia)
Named in the Africa Report among the 50 most influential Africans, Zaamwani-Kamwi is a corporate heavyweight. She currently serves as Managing Director of Namdeb, a mining joint venture between the Government of Namibia and De Beers. The former barrister has worked as an official in the Ministry of Mines and Energy and served as President of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) from 1995-1998. Appointed as CEO of Namdeb in 1999, Zaamwani-Kamwi weathered the storm in the global diamond market but returned the company to profit in 2011.
Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita (South Africa)
As the Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal SA, Nyembezi-Heita leads the South African branch of the global steel manufacturer, the largest producer of steel on the African continent with an annual production capacity of 7.8 million tons. She has played a vital role in the success of the company, which reported revenue of R32 billion in 2012. Nyembezi-Heita previously served as the Chief Officer of Mergers and Acquisitions for the Vodacom Group. Nyembezi-Heita is currently the Chairperson of the South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI).
Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin (Ethiopia)
Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin is a famed economist and a former Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). Gabre-Madhin is widely regarded as the driving force behind the creation of the ECX following her research at the International Food Policy Research Institute into the impact of supply and demand inefficiencies on Ethiopian farmers while working. During her time as CEO, Gabre-Madhin was instrumental in helping build on ECX's mandate of fostering a modern and efficient trading system. Gabre-Madhin was born in Addis Ababa and has lived in New York, Rwanda, Togo, Malawi and Kenya. She also holds a PhD in Economics.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
How Tempting is Kim Kardashian in Tyler Perry's Temptation?
Kim Kardashian is tempting millions of her fans to come and see her in Tyler Perry's latest film "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor". A compelling love story that dives straight into the heart of obsessive passion. The movie has already made over $49m in the U.S box office since the release on March 29, but yet to be released in Nigeria. And I can bet you that it will pull crowds at the movie theaters here, because of the popularity of KK. A bold exploration of the intrigue and perils of infidelity. “It's about a woman who starts to get restless in her relationship and her choice to be with another man has a huge effect on the rest of her life," explains screenwriter/producer/director Tyler Perry. "She goes on a journey – in her career and in her marriage – and she ends up in a very different place than she expected." In a departure from his previous dramas, this explosive film finds Perry exploring the nature of desire – and just how powerful and dangerous a taste of the forbidden can be. Tweet
Christ for all Nations Announces First-Ever U.S. “Good News” Crusades
After 72 million decisions over 35 years of ministry in Africa, God calls Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke to share the Gospel in America
Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke speaking at a CfaN crusade.
ORLANDO, Fla., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Internationally known evangelist and founder of Christ for all Nations (CfaN), Reinhard Bonnke, announces today that for the first time in his 35-year ministry history, he will host crusades throughout the United States, called Good News: a Gospel Crusade with International Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.
“I have come to love my country, but my heart is burning as I witness the staggering decline of morals and faith in this nation,” said Bonnke, who recently became a U.S. citizen. “America needs the Gospel like never before. Despite years of sharing God’s saving message abroad, I believe God is now calling me to turn my ministry inward to help America find renewal and revival.”
Through Good News crusades, Bonnke will travel from city-to-city to inspire Americans to draw nearer to a relationship with Jesus. CfaN will partner with local churches and pastors to host the first event at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 27-28.
Bonnke is best known for his Great Gospel Crusades across the continent of Africa. Earlier in his life, God placed upon Bonnke’s heart to minister throughout Africa and he dedicated his life to holding open-air Gospel campaigns throughout the Continent with as many as 1.6 million people in attendance at a single meeting. Through Bonnke’s 35 years of ministry, CfaN has recorded 72 million documented decisions for Jesus Christ.
“My work in Africa came paid for mostly by American Christians, and I am so glad and thankful for their giving hearts,” Evangelist Bonnke said. “But God spoke to me and said, ‘I did not send you to America for the country to just be the offering plate for Africa. I sent you to America for the sake of Americans.’”
Though Orlando will host the first “Good News” crusade, CfaN is already planning locations for additional events in the coming year. For more information about the “Good News” crusades, please visit whatgoodnews.com.
CfaN is the international ministry of Bonnke, founded in 1974 after God gave him a vision of the continent of Africa being saved through Christ. Since the beginning of his 39-year ministry, Bonnke has preached face-to-face to multiple millions of people in Africa, with over 72 million responding to the call of salvation by filling out a decision card and being ushered into a church follow-up program. Today, CfaN is based in Orlando, Fla., with offices in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, and Brazil.
Note to the Editor: To arrange an interview with evangelist Bonnke or for more information, please contact Marchelle Michel at 972.267.1111 or by email at email@example.com.
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Prince David Osei is a scene from zombie war movie "The Dead".
Popular Ghanaian actor Prince David Osei and I met at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held last weekend in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. He was the toast of the red carpet as his fans were shouting and wolf-whistling his name at the Ox-Bow Lake boat regatta and traditional wrestling event in the morning and also later in the evening for the main awards last Saturday. Most of them were girls and women who posed for pictures with him and one pretty actress from the University of Benin asked me for his contact details. David played leading roles in two Ghanaian movies ‘Wannabe’ directed by Pascal Amanfo and "Off The Hook" directed by Andy Boyo which were submitted for the 2013 AMAA, but surprisingly did not make the nominations. He told me that his best international movie so far is "The Dead", a 2010 zombie war thriller that is a must see for anyone who has not seen it.
When the last evacuation flight out of war-torn Africa crashes off the coast, American Air Force Engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy (ROB FREEMAN) emerges as the sole survivor in a land where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living.
On the run in a hostile and inhospitable parched landscape, where sudden death lurks around every sun-burnished corner, Murphy has to use his wits and ingenuity if he is to get home alive to his family.
When Murphys path clashes with that of Sergeant Daniel Dembele (PRINCE DAVID OSEI), whose village has been torn apart by the reanimated dead, they join forces.
The two desperate men from two very different cultures fight side by side to survive across the incredible vistas of Africa as the world succumbs to the deadliest of viruses.
In the first zombie road movie set against the spectacular vistas of Africa, the Dark Continent becomes a dead zone. A stunningly shot horror fantasy announcing the arrival of the Ford Brothers on the global genre scene, THE DEAD is as much an emotional journey through terror terrain as it is a physically demanding and beautiful-looking one. Shot in life-threatening, never-before-seen locations in Burkina Faso, French-speaking West Africa, and Ghana, including the Sahara Desert, on 35mm film by the award-winning Ford Brothers, THE DEAD is one of the most unique zombie movies of all time.
Synopsis from: thedeaduk.webeden.co.uk/#/synopsis/4554841749
~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
23 Apr 2013 13:35 Africa/Lagos
A Biblical Guide to a Good and Lasting Marriage
Nigerian author shares scriptural principles on courtship and engagement for better, stronger relationships
UWANI-ENUGU, Nigeria, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Don Nnamdi Odunze Jr. invites couples to build and enjoy a strong, lovely and lasting marriage. How? When couples practice a Godly Courtship and Engagement, they can have a more meaningful and fruitful relationship. In this hard-hitting marital motivational book, everyone can take a close look at the scriptural principles that guide courtship and engagement and its application across the world with particular emphasis on Africa.
This book is based on Biblical principles on marriage. It warns about the dangers of disobeying God's word and principles on the marriage institution and finally releases the truth and facts on relationship as well as giving insight on how to develop and sustain good relationships that can produce good results and remain stable for a lifetime. Couples can correct mistakes and still enjoy their marriage. It's not about who the person has married, but more about the person himself or herself, because marriage will only give back what the person has put into it.
Through this read, couples will learn how to apply power and the word of God in their life and come out as a champion.
This book is available online and can be purchased at www.bookwhirl.com, www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.
About the Author
Don Nnamdi Odunze Jr. is a 2nd generation, 21st century preacher and teacher, gifted and exposed in the fields of youth development, marriage and family relationship. He is the president of Family Circle Ministries Inc. Nigeria, the first family-based ministry in Africa, established by his father in 1977. He is an author of several books, radio/TV minister, revivalist, and a regular conference speaker on marriage, child and youth development and inter-personal relationships across Africa. He commands an unusual insight and grace on family and deliverance matters.
Godly Courtship and Engagement by Don Nnamdi Odunze Jr.
Publication Date: 1/31/2013
Paperback: $8.96; 138 pages; ISBN: 978-1618561657
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