Sunday, August 31, 2014

VIPs at the Funeral of Pa Daniel Onuorah Ayika

Chief Clement Ayika and wife Amarachi at the funeral service.

The funeral service of Late Pa Daniel Onuorah Ayika father of Chief Clement Ayika( CAPTINO) took place on Wednesday 27th August, 2014 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.

R – L, Member representing Njikoka 1 constituency Hon. Valentine O. Ayika, his wife Mrs. Cecilia Ayika, and his mother Mrs. Agnes Ayika (widow) at the funeral service.

Catholic Bishop of Ahiara Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Peter Okpaleke who officiated the mass, with Very Rev. Fr. Ezeayika.

The casket bearing the remains of Late Pa Daniel Onuorah Ayika being carried into his compound by undertakers.

Princess Ayika with Master Cedric Ayika at the funeral service.

Chief Innocent Ayika and wife, Mrs. Rosa Ayika.

L – R, Speaker Anambra House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Princess Chinwe Nwaebili, Hon. (Barr.) Ify Izundu, and Hon. Emeka Awohu.

L – R, Hon. (Engr.) Kenechukwu Chukwuemeka, Hon. Sir Benson Nwawulu, and Hon. Ikem Uzozie.

Hon. Dr. Ume Ikechukwu and Hon. (Mrs.) Vivian Okadigbo.

HRM, Igwe Sir Ralph O. Ekpeh and wife.

Oba Patrick Okafor and Okafor Ebele.

Chief Hero Okoye and Chief Nwogbo (left).

Member representing Njikoka 1 constituency Hon. Valentine O. Ayika and his wife, Mrs. Cecilia Ayika at the funeral service of his late father.

Hon. (Mrs.) Beverly Nkemdiche with Barr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Meliforu (left).

R – L, Memebers of FHA Tennis Club, Hon. Okey Ugboaya, Hon. Godwin Emeka Anagor, and Hon. Sir Abalogu Benson.

Hon. Cletus Unoka and wife.

His Majesty, Igwe P. M. Okeke, Traditional Ruler of Abagana with Hon. Uche Achusy (left).

Chief Gabriel Okafor with Chief Sir Fidelis Okekearu (right).

A cross section Anglican Priests that attended the funeral service.

Chief Clement Ayika (1st right) in a group photograph with His Majesty, Igwe P. M. Okeke, Traditional Ruler of Abagana (3rd right), and HRM, Igwe Sir Ralph O. Ekpeh, Eze Enugwu-Ukwu and Igwe Umunri (1st left), among others, during the funeral service of his late father.

Members of Anambra House of Assembly led by the speaker of the, Rt. Hon. Princess Chinwe Nwaebili (2nd left) in a solidarity to there member Hon. Valentine O. Ayika.

Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Princess Chinwe Nwaebili with Mrs. Cecilia Ayika (left).

Chief Clement Ayika paying his last respect to his late father.

Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Princess Chinwe Nwaebili with Hon. Valentine O. Ayika.

L – R, Chief Clement Ayika, his wife, and Mr. Ebere Ayika.

Chief Clement Nwafor flanked by Lady (Barr.) Ongodi Nkwoji (left), and Lady Nneka Akuluno (right).

~ By Ingram Osigwe, CEO, Full Page Communications Limited, Lagos, Nigeria.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Top 10 Most-Streamed Michael Jackson Recordings of All Time

Top 10 Most-Streamed Michael Jackson Recordings of All Time (PRNewsFoto/SoundExchange)

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Release Date
29 August 2014
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Who says Guy Kawasaki is the Father of Evangelism Marketing?

Guy Kawasaki, the chief evangelist of Canva and former chief evangelist of Apple Computer is regarded to be the father of evangelism marketing and I should be laughing out aloud, because it must be a joke. I don't even have to beg to disagree with that. The fact is, it is not true.

What is Evangelism Marketing?
If Evangelism marketing is an advanced form of word-of-mouth marketing (WOMM) in which companies develop customers who believe so strongly in a particular product or service that they freely try to convince others to buy and use it, then evangelism marketing was started in Africa where word of mouth is loudest!
It is our nature and part of the oral tradition of our African culture.

Since I was a child, I have seen both Lever Brothers, now Unilever and Nestle use customers as traveling sales men and women as Door-to-Door sellers of goods in different neighbourhoods in Lagos to promote Omo detergent, Lux soap, Maggi cubes and other household products by simply word of mouth marketing or what later became social marketing and what has been used in community based distribution by Information, Education and Communication (IEC) program officers in various projects in Nigerian villages, towns and cities since the 1980s to date and I used it successfully at the old Tejuoso Market in Lagos with traders using word of mouth to promote pain relievers, condoms and contraceptives supplied by pharmaceutical companies.
And even before the arrival of these companies, evangelism marketing has been used by village town criers to promote products and services and then followed by the traveling sales men and women promoting products and services on public transport buses like Christian evangelists on the street and from the street, evangelism marketing has moved to the internet through blogging on various social networking platforms.

Influencer or influence marketing is also a form of evangelism marketing, now made more popular with social media. No matter the sound bites or the buzz words, evangelism marketing is not a recent invention or phenomenon and nobody, including Guy Kawasaki should claim the credit for the development and popularity.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga to Star in H&M's Holiday Campaign this Winter

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- H&M is proud to announce that Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will star in its Holiday campaign for 2014.

The two superstars will both appear in the commercial, performing a track from their album Cheek to Cheek, which will be released on September 23rd. The upcoming album is a collaboration between these two generation-spanning artists in celebration of jazz music. The campaign will make its global TV debut end of November, with an extended version of the commercial available at The campaign also includes ads featuring Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, which will appear in print media, online as well as outdoor.

Lady Gaga, currently on her artRAVE: ARTPOP Ball Tour, is one of her generation's greatest stars, bridging the worlds of music and fashion in everything she does. In November 2013, Lady Gaga officially opened H&M's Times Square flagship store in New York, with fans queuing for the chance to meet and shop with their idol. Tony Bennett, in his 7th decade as a world-class performer, is a 17-time Grammy winner, a Kennedy Center Honoree and NEA Jazz Master. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's new album has been long awaited, and brings together a present day icon with one of the legends of music.

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. The company's business concept is to offer fashion and quality at the best price. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands & Other Stories, Cheap Monday, COS, Monki and Weekday as well as H&M Home. The H&M Group has around 3,300 stores in 54 markets including franchise markets. In 2013, sales including VAT were SEK 150,090 million and the number of employees is more than 116,000. For further information, visit

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CONTACT: Marybeth Schmitt, H&M,, 646.336.3200; Molly Brown, Paul Wilmot Communications,, 212.207.7447

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Smart Kid With High IQ

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Environment that Made Prof. Wole Soyinka a Great Writer

Your environment affects your development in life. And the first black Nobel Laureate in Literature, Prof. Wole Soyinka is an example of this which he clearly documented in his autobiography Ake The Years of Childhood, now adapted for a movie,
Bola Abass analyses how Soyinka's family background and environment contributed to his development.

«"Wole Soyinka is the only African writer who is well known to the public in the West. A film adaptation of his childhood narrative is a very big pie to dip one's hand in"»
~ Fiona Ledger, BBC World Service, London

Appropriate gift development depends so much on the environment one was born and raised in. This is the basis of the heredity and environment argument. If Professor Soyinka was born in a remote area, and perhaps didn’t go to school, one wonders what he would have become. Soyinka was born in Abeokuta. His father, Samuel Ayodele Soyinka (whom he called S.A. or “Essay”), was an Anglican minister and the headmaster of St. Peters School in Abẹokuta. His mother, Grace Eniola Soyinka (whom he dubbed the “Wild Christian”), owned a shop in the nearby market. She was a political activist within the women’s movement in the local community.
Even if he wasn’t born into books, attending school would have unearthed his gift or perhaps been discovered by his teachers, and the school environment would have been a good one to develop the gift.


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Who is this Nigerian TV Star with Famous Hollywood Star Jodie Foster?

Can you recognize this popular Nigerian TV star in this number 1 U.S box office hit movie "The Brave One"? She acted the neighbor of the famous American Hollywood star Jodie Foster who has won two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, the Cecil B DeMille Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and several other awards.

See her identity on

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Femi Kuti and Supermodel Alek Wek Glow On the Gold Carpet of the 2014 FACE List Awards

Femi Kuti, Alek Wek and other African celebrities and trailblazers arriving on the gold carpet for the 2014 FACE List Awards. Face2face Africa honored six African pioneers at the annual FACE List Awards which recognizes pan-African achievement. 2014 Honorees included Mo Ibrahim, the famous Sudanese-British mobile communications entrepreneur and billionaire, Masai Ujiri, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu and Dr. Boachie-Adjei.

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