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XSCAPE-Long Awaited New Music From Michael Jackson, Out On Epic Records May 13

XSCAPE-Long Awaited New Music From Michael Jackson Out On Epic Records May 13

 Epic Chief L.A. Reid Teams Up With Top Producers To "Contemporize" Songs From Iconic Artist's Archive

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album. For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form. The XSCAPE standard and Deluxe Edition's are available for pre-order beginning April 1 on and elsewhere, and available at all retailers worldwide on May 13.

XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who, after an initia…

Jumia Gets More Than 2 Million Visitors Monthly

Jumia offers more than 100,000 products online and gets more than 70,000 visitors daily. In 2013, Jumia was the first African winner of the World Retail Award for “Best Retail Launch of the Year”.

Top 10 eCommerce Facts About Nigeria

According to the World Bank, 32.9% of the population in Nigeria was dependent on the technologies of this age like, High-speed Internet, Broadband and LTE Broadband amongst others, as of 2012.Nigeria ranks 8th out of a total of 212 member countries of United Nations in terms of number of internet users. Contrastingly, it occupies 128th spot in terms of internet penetration.Although, the number of internet users in Nigeria are more in absolute terms but internet penetration in percentage terms is much lower than other African countries.According to Internet World Stats, there were 55.9 million Internet users, representing 32.9% of the population of Nigeria in 2012. During the same year, number of Facebook users totaled to 6.6 million, being the most popul…

Style 180! Is Lupita Nyong'o Turning Into Vanessa Hudgens?

Style 180! Is Lupita Nyong'o Turning Into Vanessa Hudgens?

Lupita Nyong'o has been in a fashion category all her own since she catapulted onto the red carpet scene this year. But on account of this latest Giambattista Valli look, the Oscar nominee ...

Top Celebrities Poised for the Miss Fair and White Gold Beauty Pageant Today

Top Nigerian celebrities, including socialites, Nollywood stars and musicians are poised for the Miss Fair and White Gold Beauty Pageant this evening at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island Lagos. The event is strictly by invitation.
The exclusive Gold Carpet starts at 5pm.

According to the Business Development Manager of Bozac Group, Mr. Emma Oko: "the excitement being generated by the event is electrifying and it is going to take the shine off every other beauty contest ever organized in the country before now” It will be recalled that the event had to be rescheduled to this March date in order to accommodate Nigerian Tertiary Institutions Students who have just concluded their exams after the long strikes. The extended date has also accommodated more participants who were able to register for the pageant.

Powered by the Bozac Group, Miss Fair and White Gold beauty pageant is programmed to be a sublime and novel kind of pageantry with a brilliance and surreal ex…

Black Magic Used in Making "OJUJU" in Nollywood

Using Black Magic in Nollywood By Daring Filmmaker C.J. “Fiery” Obasi

Why I Shot My Horror Feature OJUJU on the Black Magic Cinema Camera
By C.J. “Fiery” Obasi

I shot about 50% of my upcoming feature film on the Black Magic Cinema Camera.
My verdict?
It is a brilliant camera.
Like many filmmakers and tech geeks I was waiting for an opportunity to use the BMCC, way before it was even released. Soon as I got the opportunity, I embraced it with both hands. Literally.

First, I was making a horror feature film OJUJU on a budget (mostly without a budget), and I had weighed first my pocket, obviously and the cons that come with shooting with a typical high-end digital camera such as a Red-Epic or an Arri Alexa without having access to world-class post-production equipment. In my experience, besides the fact that they can afford it (I couldn’t) most filmmakers in Nigeria shoot on a RED because they want crisp pictures, and that’s fine. For me though, I wanted to shoot on a RED because I wan…

Legendary Broadcast Journalist Tom Brokaw to Narrate IMAX® Theater Film "D-Day: Normandy 1944"

Legendary Broadcast Journalist Tom Brokaw to Narrate IMAX® Theater Film "D-Day: Normandy 1944" 3D Entertainment Distribution To Release Film Worldwide As Of March 2014

LOS ANGELES and PARIS and LONDON, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 3D Entertainment Distribution announced today that legendary journalist and author Tom Brokaw will narrate "D-Day: Normandy 1944," written and directed by Pascal Vuong and produced by N3D LAND Films. The 40-minute film brings a new perspective to a monumental event in history that changed the world. It is slated for a staggered release worldwide in 3D and 2D, 15-perf./70-mm film and digital formats beginning in March 2014.

"What I was drawn to in this exceptional giant screen film is that it tells the story of D-Day in a manner that gives such clarity to one of the most important events in the history of mankind," said Brokaw. "By using digital technology, as well as stunning live-action images, audiences have an idea of t…

Avon Foundation Global Ambassador Fergie Joins New Initiative To End Violence Against Women

Avon Foundation Global Ambassador Fergie in Washington, D.C. where she announced the new Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence with the Avon Foundation, Vital Voices, and the U.S. State Department on March 20, 2014. (PRNewsFoto/Avon).

Vital Voices Global Partnership, the Avon Foundation for Women with Avon Foundation Global Ambassador Fergie, and the U.S. Department of State Launch New Initiative

Initiative Supports Victims of Extreme Forms of Gender-Based Violence and Creates Global Criminal Justice Responses in India, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa and other countries
Washington, D.C., March 20, 2014 / PR Newswire / — The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women, a collaboration of Vital Voices Global Partnership, the Avon Foundation for Women and the U.S. Department of State, today presented a new initiative to address gender-based violence: the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative.

In making the announcement, Vital Voices CEO Alyse Nelson s…

Top 10 Beaches in the World and Top 10 Beaches in the U.S

@TripAdvisor announces 2014 Travelers’ Choice Beaches

Travelers’ Choice Beaches Award-winners were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.

Top 10 Beaches in the World:

Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and CaicosFlamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, ItalyWhitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, AustraliaPlaya de ses Illetes, Formentera, SpainAnse Lazio, Praslin Island, SeychellesLanikai Beach, Kailua, Oahu, HawaiiRhossili Bay, Swansea, WalesPlaya Norte, Isla Mujeres, MexicoTop 10 Beaches in the U.S.:
Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Oahu, HawaiiKa’anapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii  Siesta Key Public Beach, Siesta Key, FloridaHanalei Beach, Hanalei, Kauai, HawaiiWai'anapanapa State Park, Hana, Maui, HawaiiWailea Beach, Wailea, Maui, HawaiiHunting Island State Park, Beaufort, South CarolinaManini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona…

Orikinla Osinachi Offered Residency at the Famous Tyrone Guthrie Centre

Orikinla Offered Residency at the Famous Tyrone Guthrie Centre

Award winning Nigerian artist and writer Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, aka Orikinla Osinachi has been offered residency at the famous Tyrone Guthrie Centre for creative artists at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland.

Orikinla started writing professionally at 18 as a scriptwriter for the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Channel 10 in Lagos in the early 1980s and his drawings for books have been exhibited in Japan when he was 20. He is the author of Children of Heaven (1987), Scarlet Tears of London (2006), Bye, Bye Mugabe (2008), In the House of Dogs (2011), Diary of the Memory Keeper (2013), The Prophet Lied (2013), co-author of Na-ked Beauty (2006), The Language of True Love (2006) and also the most prolific African blogger with over 30 blogs of which the most popular is Nigerians Report Online and Publisher/Editor of Nollywood Mirror, the most circulated publication on Nollywood in paperback, hardcover and Amazon Kindle. He start…

President Goodluck Jonathan Has Lifted Nollywood To A Higher Level

 President Goodluck Jonathan Has Lifted Nollywood To A Higher Level
“Whenever I travel abroad, many of my colleagues, Presidents of other countries, ask me about Nollywood. Nollywood is our shining light. Africans are very proud of Nollywood. That is why we are here today to celebrate the success story of this national, continental and global brand.”
~ President Gloodluck Jonathan, Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the State House in Marina, Lagos.

President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan of Nigeria has become the most gracious and generous patron of Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry and the first Nigerian President to lift Nolllywood to a higher level with unprecedented financial largesse of US$200,000,000 for a special Entertainment Intervention Fund he announced whilst gracing the occasion of the 30th Anniversary party of the Silverbird Group on Saturday November 6, 2010 after a passionate appeal by Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Silverbird Group.