Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Most Viewed Nigerian Music Video: D'Banj's "Oliver Twist"



The current most viewed Nigerian music video is for the hit song "Oliver Twist" by Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo, aka D'Banj. The video has received over 27,729,930 views so far on YouTube and still counting 24/7.
D'Banj is among the most celebrated Nigerian musicians of the new generation and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards.


The second most viewed Nigerian music video on YouTube is P-Square's "Personally" with over 22,868,780 views so far and the third is also from P-Square, "Beautiful Onyinye" featuring the popular African American rapper Rick Ross with over 18,809,950 views so far.








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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Let New York Film Academy Trained Filmmakers Produce Your Music Videos


Have you produced a single you are sure will be a hit in music, but you don't have the money to make the world class music video for your song?
Then, we can help you make your music video by New York Film Academy Trained filmmakers in Nigeria gratis.
Yes, gratis. As long as your song is good enough for the world class standards of our criteria. We will make your music video without charge. This is our own contribution to support upcoming gifted singers and musicians in Nigeria to give them the big break into the highly competitive music industry.

We believe music videos are
THE MOST UNIVERSAL, ACCESSIBLE & ENTERTAINING
art form in the world.
~ Los Angeles Music Video Festival.






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Monday, July 28, 2014

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is the Most Beautiful Actress in the history of Nigeria


2014 is the year of the Nigeria Centenary and since Amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates by the colonial British Empire to form a unified country in 1914, no other Nigerian actress as beautiful as the current reigning Queen of Nollywood Mrs. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has graced the silver screen.
Omotola is the most beautiful Nigerian actress since the making of the first feature film "Palaver" in Nigeria in 1926 to date. She is also one of the most wonderful actresses in the world and my judgment has nothing to do with her being named among the most influential icons in the world in the TIME 100 of 2013. She is the epitome of beauty from the crown of her perfect head to the delicate toes of her perfect feet and that is why she is always making the list of the prettiest and sexiest actresses in Nollywood and also featured in the 34 Beauty Queens of Nollywood and Kannywood as never seen before in a single publication in the second edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® SERIES.
She is the most liked Nigerian actress on Facebook and the most viewed on all mobile devices.

She seems to be getting more beautiful as she is growing older as a happily married mother of four lovely children. And her handsome husband air pilot Capt. Matthew Ekeinde adores her 24/7.

Source: iPost Nigeria.







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Have You Got What It Takes To Date the Single Upwardly Mobile Young Woman in Nigeria?


The single upwardly mobile young woman is actually scarce in Nigeria, because of falling standards of education and occupation in Africa's most populous country where even first class young graduates of tertiary institutions are not well paid in spite of the increasing high costs of living standards in the mega city of Lagos, the most attractive place to live and work for single upwardly mobile young women who want to make it to the top and prove themselves from the general office to the boardroom.


Majority of the employers in Nigeria don't pay good salaries, because they prefer cheap labour and it is rare to see single young women earning up to N500, 000 - N1, 000, 000 monthly salary in Nigeria and they need to pay monthly rent of between N100, 000 and N200, 000 for a good apartment in upscale estates on the Island and mainland where they really deserve to live safely without the harassments of the densely populated suburbs of lower class estates of Lagos city.

The single upwardly mobile young woman is not necessarily materialistic, but cannot lower her high standards of living or settle for less when she knows she deserves the best like her peers in the 21st century global village using the same cars or SUVs; smart phones and tablets and designer apparels and accessories. She deserves to live her best life and live up to the expectations of the 21st century world if she must excel and succeed in the highly competitive corporate world. And in most cases, she works for a company that is a global player and not a local player and so she must know the latest trends in business and lifestyle from The Economist to Forbes and from Vogue to Cosmopolitan and also follow what is making headlines on the Bestsellers List of The New York Times in order to maintain the world class living standards of her office and lifestyle. Therefore, she must date and marry an equally single upwardly mobile young man who is compatible with her so that he can comprehend and understand her and not the guy who is not intellectually articulate or professionally confident for her social class and corporate status. Imagine dating a guy who cannot even speak or compose a correct sentence in English grammar and who lacks the finesse of social etiquette and panache of the 21st century corporate world.


He must be able to discuss Leke Alder and Paul Robin Krugman with her and he must be able to tell the difference between Deola Sagoe and Donatella Versace.
He should also know the top 10 box office from Nollywood to Hollywood and chat about what is hot on E! and EbonyLife too.


He should be able to know what is the hottest gossip on TMZ and our own popular tabloid City People. And lest we forget, he should be able to take her out to lunch or dinner at the Sheraton or Radisson Blu and spend an evening at the Jazz Hole and also enjoying going to the Silverbird Galleria to see a good movie at the Silverbird Cinemas or to The Palms in Lekki to unwind.

She should be able to discuss the NSE and the NYSE with him since she has shares in companies quoted on both stock exchanges and also discuss the latest Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel "Americanah" and Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch". And they should be able to discuss Beyoncé and Aṣa. And not any of those local boys who are so clueless about the latest trends in global business and lifestyles and the worst is you cannot even converse with them in good English! And they claim to be graduates of tertiary schools?


It is a nightmare to date or marry anyone of them as many of the single upwardly mobile young women in Nigeria who made that mistake later found out with regrets.
You come back from a boardroom meeting and still make dinner for him and the children. But you cannot even discuss the issues you had to deal with in the boardroom.
The guy does not even know the difference in what is bullish and what is bearish! God have mercy!


~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, author of Children of Heaven, Sleepless Night, Scarlet Tears of London, Bye, Bye Zimbabwe, Diary of the Memory Keeper, In the House of Dogs, The Prophet Lied, The Nollywood Mirror Series and other books available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Tower Books, eBay and other international bookstores.






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Saturday, July 26, 2014

BEYONCE & JAY Z "On The Run Tour" Exclusively In Paris For Two Final Shows


-- The Only European Stop, September 12 & 13 -

-- "On The Run is an epic show because BEYONCE and JAY Z really have no equals. As individuals, they're impressive. But together they're unstoppable." - ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION



-- " Opposites Attracting (and Complementing)"

-- "BEYONCE is regal, JAY Z brash. BEYONCE, a picture of steely intensity;
JAY Z, a paragon of casual cool. BEYONCE, a gut puncher fluent in devastation; JAY Z, happy to devastate."

-- "For almost two and a half hours, they traded control of the stage […] giving each other space to be the center of attention and also helping out where needed in a show that acknowledged their two very different sorts of success without diminishing either one." - NEW YORK TIMES

NEW YORK, July 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With just six dates left in the North American leg of JAY Z & BEYONCE's On The Run Tour, the final stop will be in Paris, the tour's only European city. On September 12 and 13, the On The Run Tour will perform these exclusive shows in the City of Love.

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ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCE AND JAY Z PARISIAN DATES:

Friday, September 12th
Paris, FR
Stade de France

Saturday, September 13th
Paris, FR
Stade de France

#OnTheRunTour on Twitter and Instagram.
"ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCE AND JAY Z" is a Live Nation exclusivity.
Tickets available on www.livenation.fr

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

CONTACT: LIVE NATION, Jacqueline Peterson, JacquelinePeterson@livenation.com, +1 310 360 3051
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo To Join Real Madrid For The 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup Ramos


Cristiano Ronaldo To Join Real Madrid For The 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup Ramos, Casillas and Modric also joining up with the UEFA Champions League winners

Tournament Played in Key U.S. Cities, July 26 through August 4

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Real Madrid today announced that star Cristiano Ronaldo as well as Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric will join the team for the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup.

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Cristiano Ronaldo will join the team on July 26 while the others will today, July 23.

Considered the world's top player, Cristiano Ronaldo recently won the FIFA Ballon D'or, the award given to the world's top player every year. In his five years with Real Madrid, he has scored a total of 252 goals.

All four players are returning to the European champions after participating in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Real Madrid will open the International Champions Cup facing Inter Milan at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California on July 26 before playing AS Roma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on July 29. The team's final match in the Group Phase of the tournament will be against Manchester United at the University of Michigan on Saturday, August 2. If the club makes the final of the competition, Los Merengues' pre-season in the United States will conclude with the final at Miami's Sun Life Stadium on Monday, August 4.

While the match in Michigan, which is set to break a United States soccer record for attendance, is sold out, tickets for the remaining matches featuring Real Madrid are still available.

For tickets for the match in Berkeley, California, fans can visit internationalchampionscup.com.

Tickets for the match between Real Madrid and AS Roma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX are available online at www.internationalchampionscup.com. Tickets are also available for immediate purchase at over 50 locations including Las Ranitas Restaurants, Soccer Corner, Las Michoacanas, Morelias Restaurantes, Casa Vieja and Migueleno.

About the Guinness International Champions Cup

The Guinness International Champions Cup is an annual soccer competition featuring eight of the world's top teams including many of the world's top players. The matches are played in key markets across the United States with the tournament culminating in a final at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Guinness is the presenting sponsor of the tour, which is now in its second year. The tournament is a property of Relevent Sports.

About Relevent Sports

Relevent Sports brings the excitement and intensity of international soccer to the United States by showcasing the best clubs in the world through premier tournaments and events. Going beyond the game, Relevent provides an innovative approach to building international soccer presence by utilizing brand development, grassroots planning, corporate sponsors, international touring and philanthropic initiatives for the soccer organizations. Relevent is a division of RSE Ventures founded in 2012 by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures operates in four interrelated verticals: Sports, Entertainment, Digital, and New Ventures. The company's growing roster of companies, venues and events includes the NFL's Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, Insignia Sports & Entertainment, and Relevent Sports.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Benjamin Spencer
Relevent Sports // 630-251-3004 // bspencer@releventsports.com

Nick Rosen-Wachs
Derris and Co. // 212-500-0795 /nick@derris.com

SOURCE Relevent Sports






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See Project LiveWire in Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'



Harley-Davidson® And Marvel Studios Confirm Project LiveWire™ Will Appear In Marvel's 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'
Announcement at San Diego Comic-Con Confirms Harley's First Electric Motorcycle will Light-Up the Screen in Another Heroic Adventure from Marvel, Alongside New Street 750.

Harley-Davidson and Marvel Studios unite to confirm that Project LiveWire - Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle - will appear in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron as the ride of choice for Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow).

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the San Diego Comic-Con, Harley-Davidson® and Marvel Studios will introduce Project LiveWire™ – Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle – to fans gathered at the annual international convention. Project LiveWire, which is featured in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, will be the ride of choice for Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow) played by Scarlett Johansson, in an epic scene with Captain America in the film.

The addition of Project LiveWire to Avengers: Age of Ultron confirms months of speculation that Harley-Davidson and Marvel are, indeed, teaming up again. Harley-Davidson motorcycles – including the Harley-Davidson Street 750™ featured in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this year – have appeared in a number of Marvel movies and television shows over the last several years.

"Our partnership with Marvel continues to provide thrilling platforms to showcase our latest innovations to existing and new fans of the brand," said Dino Bernacchi, Director of U.S. Marketing at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. "Not one, but two bikes will be featured in Avengers: Age of Ultron - Project LiveWire and the all-new Street 750, which is now available at Harley-Davidson dealerships."

While not for sale, Project LiveWire is specifically designed to get insight into rider expectations of an electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle. In keeping with the company's customer-led product development approach, Harley-Davidson is taking Project LiveWire to consumers across the country. Fans in San Diego will be able to ride the bike at the San Diego Harley-Davison dealership July 25-26 and provide feedback to help shape the future of Harley-Davidson's first-ever electric motorcycle. To learn more about Project LiveWire and The Experience Tour, visit www.projectlivewire.com.

About Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron
Written and directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers), the film returns its iconic cast, including Robert Downey Jr. (Marvel's Iron Man 3, Marvel's The Avengers) as Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, Marvel's The Avengers) as Thor, Mark Ruffalo (Marvel's The Avengers, Now You See Me) as Hulk, Chris Evans (Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel's The Avengers) as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson (Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel's The Avengers) as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner (American Hustle, The Avengers) as Hawkeye, and Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel's The Avengers) as Nick Fury. Joining the cast are Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Godzilla, Kick Ass 2) as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen (Godzilla) as Scarlet Witch and James Spader (The Blacklist, Lincoln) as Ultron.

Set for release in the United States on May 1, 2015, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is produced by Kevin Feige. Executive Producers are Louis D'Esposito, Jeremy Latcham, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, and Jon Favreau.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's website at www.h-d.com.

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SOURCE Harley-Davidson Motor Company

CONTACT: Amanda Lee, (414) 343-4105, amanda.lee@harley-davidson.com
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Does Your Man Have A Good Sense Of Humour?

Photo Credit: From Nigerian comedian Senator's short film "American Dream".

Having a boyfriend or husband with a good sense of humour makes the day for any woman.
It is good to have a guy who can make you laugh day and night and not the one who makes you depressed and miserable.
No woman wants to be stuck with a man who cannot make her happy and relaxed.
A man with a good sense of humour is an antidepressant 24/7.


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ISBN: 9781312199774
Copyright: Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima (Standard Copyright License)
Edition: Second Edition
Publisher: International Digital Post Network Limited
Published: July 7, 2014
Language: English
Pages: 154
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink: Full color
Weight: 1.41 lbs.
Dimensions (inches): 8.5 wide x 11 tall







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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Senator: Please, Don't Laugh After Seeing this Short Film by A Nigerian in America








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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Internet Zombies







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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How Much Has the Person You Love Inspired You?


The popular saying that behind every successful man, there is a woman is not a lie, because most of the great success stories of men include their leading ladies. From Pablo Picasso to Franz Kafka and many others.
Every man has his muse.
Picasso had Marie-Thérèse Walter and Kafka had Dora Dymant.
Gibran Khalil Gibran had Miss Mary Haskell.
Salvador Dali had Gala.
William Shakespeare had Anne Hathaway
Count Leo Tolstoy had Sofya Andreyevna Bers (or Behrs).
Historians say she brought Tolstoy the greatest happiness; never before or after was his creative life so rich or his personal life so full. And they had 13 children!

Forgive me for only naming artists and writers first, because I am one of them and we never fail to love and adore our muses.

The women we love are the ones who inspire us most to excel and succeed in life.
And let me come back home and to the present and mention one of the most inspiring stories.

Chief Michael Adeojo of Elizade Group who has also established the Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ekiti State will never forget the muse of his celebrated success.
The name Elizade was inspired by his beloved late wife Elizabeth Wuraola Ojo, he met as a fellow student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in the early 1960s.
"We both made up our minds to be partners for life," he reminisced.

As an artist my muse was a Nikky, German blonde from Munich who literally walked into my life in 1992 after a neighbour she met at the Bar Beach on Victoria Island in Lagos told her about me and she came looking for me!
She was also an artist and sociologist. She was down to earth and even tied wrapper like a native African woman. She so inspired me that I became the curator of the biggest art exhibition in Nigeria in 1993, held at both the National Museum and National Arts Theater in Lagos where I had my first big break. My drawings and paintings sold out.

As an entrepreneur, another woman I love inspired my Q1 brand of Tablet PC.


She wanted a Tablet for her birthday and instead of just going to get her one from the market, I was so inspired that I decided to ask for a specific one to be made especially for her overseas and the slogan of the Tablet PC is: "Q1, Fall in love" and it has TV, Wifi and BBM. And she is so excited about it that I have gone ahead to even introduce the Q1 Gold and Q1 Silver versions and going into Franchising. The first Nigerian Tablet PC with dual sims phones with BBM, TV, Wifi and so much more all inspired by the love for a woman I have mentioned here in 2008 when I first met her at the bank where she works till date. And Q1 stands for "Quality is our first priority' in love and life. Don't settle for less.

I know there are many guys here who have sweethearts who have inspired them to achieve great things.


~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, aka "Orikinla Osinachi".






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Nickelodeon Star Alexandra Shipp Will Play Aaliyah In Lifetime Biopic



Nickelodeon Star Alexandra Shipp Will Play Aaliyah In Lifetime Biopic


A new Aaliyah has been chosen. Lifetime confirms to E! News that Nickelodeon actress Alexandra Shipp will portray the late R&B sensation for their network's biopic project after Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman ...







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