Showing posts from April, 2014

Happy Birthday black beauty Christabel Momodu

Happy Birthday black beauty Christabel Momodu
You rock 24/7.
I thank God for you and wishing you many happier returns of the day.
Keep smiling and keep shining.

Amaka Igwe, The "Mama of Nollywood" Has Paased On

Today is a sad day in Nollywood. 

Africa's largest film industry has just lost Amaka Igwe, 51, one of the greatest icons of Nigerian TV and Film. 

She passed on to eternal glory in the early hours of Tuesday, April 29, 2014. 

Reliable sources said she suffered an Asthma attack and died on the way to the nearest hospital.

Amaka Igwe to me, was the "Mama of Nollywood", because of her outstanding motherly role in leadership and mentoring many young men and young women she helped to excel and succeed as actors, producers and managers on TV and the big screen. And her name will be written in gold for her great legacy in the history of Nollywood.

Mrs. Igwe is survived by her husband Mr. Charles Igwe, their three children Ruby, David and Daniel, her mother and other members of her family and relations. 

May God grant us the fortitude to bear this great loss.

 ~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, 
Publisher/Editor, Nigerians Report Online.

About Amaka Igwe, nee Isaac Ene, from Africa Movie Aca…

First Nigerian Hollywood Star Orlando Martins with Ronald Reagan in the The Hasty Heart

Orlando Martins (1899–1985) who acted in "Sanders of the River" the 1935 British film directed by Hungarian-British director, Zoltán Korda is Nigeria's first Hollywood star and recognized as one of England's most prominent and leading black actors and in a poll conducted in 1947, he was listed among England's top 15 favorite actors and that is not a small achievement even today.

Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, Howard Marion-Crawford, Orlando Martins, Ralph Michael, Alfie Bass, Gezählte Stunden and others in "The Hasty Heart".

Orlando Martins acted with actors who later became Presidents of their countries such as Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004), the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) in The Hasty Heart a 1949 Anglo-American co-production directed by Vincent Sherman, playing "Blossom" the African soldier in Burma and played the role of "Klova" with Jomo Kenyatta (1889 – 22 August 1978) in "Sanders of th…

Geneith Pharmaceuticals and Oshodi Local Government Promote Sanitation for World Malaria Day

As part of its corporate social responsibility activities, Geneith Pharmaceuticals partnered with the Oshodi Local Government Area to clean the parks and markets in Oshodi on Thursday April 24, 2014. The event was used to mark the World Malaria Day on Friday April 25.

The company believes that a clean and healthy environment will help to checkmate the menace of malaria attacks in Nigeria.

"Half of a Yellow Sun" Has Not Been Banned - Yewande Sadiku

Mrs. Yewande Sadiku, the Executive Producer of "Half of A Yellow Sun" has dismissed the report that the film has been banned by the Nigeria Film and Video Censorship Board, (NFVCB) as posted on Nairaland.

"It is not true," said Mrs. Sadiku in her email reply to the inquiry by Nigerians Report Online.

"The highly anticipated release of Half of a Yellow Sun in Nigeria has been postponed due to delays in obtaining certification from the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board for the public release of the film. Subject to obtaining the certification of the Board, the film is now rescheduled for release on 2nd May 2014."

Andrea Calderwood (Producer), Biyi Bandele (Director), Yewande Sadiku (Executive Producer)

Is "Half of a Yellow Sun" A British Film, Nigerian Film or British Nigerian Film?

I know that many people in Nigeria are hailing Biyi Bandele's first feature "Half of a Yellow Sun" as the best thing to happen to Nollywood since "Living in Bondage" and the Nigerian executive producers are celebrating it as the most expensive Nigerian film that cost them US$10 million. But in the US and Europe, it is reviewed as a British funded British film, because to them it is a British film by a British director Biyi Bandele, lead actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton are also British.
‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ explores UK colonial legacy in Nigeria

While ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ has been praised as one of just a handful of British films that engage with Britain’s post-imperial legacy in Nigeria, critics say it doesn’t do the book justice describing it as "a diverting but surface-level saga".
Photo: Joseph Mawle, director Biyi Bandele, Thandi…

Tackling Malaria Menace With Camosunate

Tackling Malaria Menace With Camosunate
~ By Pharm. Emeka Nwachukwu

As World Malaria Day is marked, the disease remains a major threat to health in countries prone to it. Malaria also appears to be the most dreaded disease in third world countries, yet though not many know it, the disease, as simple as it sounds, and as common as its symptoms are, is a giant killer, especially among third world rural dwellers. Expectant mothers and infants are the two most Malaria preys. Infant mortality rate traceable to Malaria was probably music to the ears of residents of Ogudu area of Lagos months ago until a young nursing mother painfully lost her four weeks old baby girl to the disease.

For the grief-stricken young lady, the sting of Malaria was just two painful to bear. She could not just fathom why “ordinary” Malaria which she and members of her family had always treated with Agbo, a local herb concoction and in some cases, Alabukun and a local Gin, should claim the life of her precious littl…

Geneith’s Camosunate for World Malaria Day

Geneith’s Camosunate and World Malaria Day

Among pharmaceutical companies with research and development initiatives in Nigeria today is Geneith Pharmaceuticals. Incorporated in the year 2000 as a private limited liability company, the main business of the company is distribution of drugs and pharmaceuticals with standards above the bar, in the quest for value additions to the health and quality of life of Nigerians. The Company’s products, including Camosunate ACT Anti-Malarial, its flagship brand, are all NAFDAC registered and currently sourced from various overseas pharmaceutical Companies with GMP certification. Geneith’s impacts and contributions has been asserted and confirmed with several awards such as Best Malaria Management Drug Award conferred on Camosunate by African Products Award 2002, and West African Best Malaria Award, also conferred on Camosunate by the West African Direct marketing Award in 2007.

In this brief Chat, The MD/CEO of the Geneith Pharmaceuticals Mr. Emman…

A Day in France

A Day in France
Enacting French Style Wine Presentation and Tasting On Nigerian Soil

It was a gathering of class and dignity with the top of the cream of Abuja society in attendance. Venue was at the Cross Rivers/Imo /Rivers Hall at the second floor of the Prestigious Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja on Saturday the 12th of April 2014. Guests which included A-List members among the titans of the world of business and politics were treated to the finest of refined French Wine Culture at a special presentation by Wine and Things Vineyard Collections. It was an occasion in which the company (Wines and Things Limited) had in a most class distinguishing manner, an expose of their most exclusive wine collections, showcased to prospective and established clients, wine collectors and connoisseurs.

Highlight of the unforgettable event was classy complementary foods put together by Hilton’s top French chef that was specially chosen to create traditional French food pairing for the wines on show, …