Wednesday, August 31, 2016

When I Met Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook at Afrinolly Space in Lagos



When I Met Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook at Afrinolly Space in Lagos

Mark Zuckerberg with Chike Maduegbuna, Kunle Afolayan and others.

It was a very tranquil Wednesday afternoon on August 31, 2016 as I went to Afrinolly Space in Oregun, in Ikeja on the mainland of Lagos, Africa’s largest megacity and the commercial hub of the continent.
I have been invited to an important event for Facebook and Nollywood, Nigeria’s phenomenal film industry.
Afrinolly is like the Silicon Valley of Nollywood created as a dynamic ecosystem for the provision of creative platforms and economic opportunities for established and emerging filmmakers (Content creators), mobile technology developers, innovative voices (Screenwriters), animators (Graphics and VFX), contemporary artists and the cultural industries.

I was sitting in the office of Mr. Chike Maduegbuna, the CEO of Afrinolly with Mr. Abayomi Adeloye, the Zonal Manager of Ikeja 1 branch of Wema Bank Plc and Arthur, a young European man from Air France who said he accompanied the celebrated Nigerian filmmaker Kunle Afolayan to the event. As we were talking, Mark Zuckerberg, the famous Cofounder and CEO of Facebook walked in and greeted us with smiles. We stood up to welcome him and we shook hands.
Coming to Afrinolly Space was part of his first ever trip to sub-Saharan Africa and he came with his team of professionals who joined the staff of Afrinolly led by Mr. Chike Maduegbuna and his ebullient wife, Mrs. Jane Maduegbuna, the Executive Director; Legal and External Networks of Afrinolly and FCO limited to coordinate the programme of his tour of Afrinolly. Facebook also used the important occasion to host invited VIPs from the Nigerian entertainment industry, including Nollywood stars, Stephanie Linus, Rita Dominic, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly called RMD, celebrated comedian, Basketmouth, beautiful singers Chidinma and Yemi Alade, the famous DJ Cuppy, beautiful daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, Mrs. Tolu 'Toolz' Oniru-Demure and other dignitaries.


Afrinolly received Facebook's Augmented reality (AR) 360-degree camera with Head mounted display (HMD) goggles. Mr. Temitope Omotunde, the Chief Technology Officer of Afrinolly and FansConnectOnline Limited demonstrated the applications of the camera and HMD to me.


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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Where Women's Religious Attire Is Restricted


Where Women's Religious Attire Is Restricted 

~ by Niall McCarthy, Aug 30, 2016

Last Friday, France's highest administrative court ruled against a decision by the mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet to ban the burkini. The topic has proven hugely controversial in France and beyond, especially after armed police attempted to force a woman to remove her burkini on a beach in Nice.

Restrictions on religious attire are not uncommon around the world. As part of a study gauging goverment laws and policies regarding religion, Pew Research tracked the countries around the globe where some level of government (national, provincial or local) regulates the wearing of religious symbols such as head coverings for women. It found that 18 of Europe's 45 countries had at least one restriction in place in 2012-13. France and Belgium passed laws in 2010 and 2011 respectively, banning people from wearing clothing that covers the face (or most of it) in public places.
This chart shows countries where some level of government restricts women from wearing religious attire.


Source Statista.

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Top 50 Must-Have Wedding Beauty Products Announced With The Knot Beauty Awards



The Top 50 Must-Have Wedding Beauty Products Announced With The Knot Beauty Awards
Hand-Selected by Beauty Experts, Winners Include the Top Beauty Products Needed to Take a Bride Through Every Wedding Event and Milestone--From Engagement to the Wedding Day 

Sarah Jessica Parker Unveils STASH



Sarah Jessica Parker Unveils STASH
Her Latest Fragrance Invites Fans to "Come and Find It" Through a Guerilla Marketing Stunt and Teaser Campaign

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarah Jessica Parker is revealing the fragrance she's always wanted to create. STASH is the culmination of her long love affair with scent…and it breaks all the rules. It is unapologetically sexy and thoroughly addictive.


"When we were creating this fragrance it felt so original, unique and subversive…like we were working on a secret government project. I thought of the name STASH, because the fragrance came to resemble a precious stone – something you have to stash away because it's so valuable," explains Sarah Jessica Parker. "There's a Dr. Seuss book called 'Oh, the Places You'll Go!' When people smell this… oh the places that it will go. The bags, the briefcases, the pockets, the trench coat pockets, the backpacks, the subways, the airplanes. No one is going to leave it behind."

Laura Sanchez is Beauty Vlogger of the Year at the Fifth Annual NYX FACE Awards



NYX Professional Makeup Names Laura Sanchez Beauty Vlogger of the Year at the Fifth Annual NYX FACE Awards Live Show

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday August 20th, 2016, NYX Professional Makeup announced Laura Sanchez, of YouTube channel LauraMakeup25, as its Beauty Vlogger of the Year at the Fifth Annual NYX Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards Show in Los Angeles. 

David Beckham in Force Supreme: The Story of My Life



Biotherm Homme and David Beckham Open New Chapter of Their Collaboration With New Skincare Campaign

PARIS, Aug. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Biotherm Homme, N°1 in premium men's skincare[1], presents Force Supreme: The Story of My Life the new film featuring David Beckham. The video, shot by acclaimed director Johan Renck, celebrates the legendary sportsman's life story as told through his extraordinary body of ink.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Kim Kardashian is So Sexy at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards


This is what Mrs. Kim Kardashian West wore to the red carpet Sunday night at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards held at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York.
According to Yahoo!, the "dressy sexy look" was the choice of 52 percent of her 47.6 million followers on Twitter when she couldn’t decide what to wear.
(Photo: Getty Images)

MTV VMAs 2016: Nominees, Complete Winners List 

Video of the Year
Beyoncé — "Formation"

Best Male Video

Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) — "This Is What You Came For"

Best Female Video

Beyoncé — "Hold Up"

Best New Artist

DNCE

Best Pop Video

Beyoncé — "Formation"

Best Rock Video

Twenty One Pilots — "Heathens"

Best Hip-Hop Video

Drake — "Hotline Bling"

Best Electronic Video

Calvin Harris and Disciples — "How Deep Is Your Love"

Best Collaboration Video

Fifth Harmony (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) — "Work from Home"

Breakthrough Long Form Video

BeyoncéLemonade

Best Direction

Beyoncé — "Formation" (Director: Melina Matsoukas)

Best Choreography

Beyoncé — "Formation
(Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight and Dana Foglia)

Best Visual Effects

Coldplay — "Up&Up" (Visual Effects: Vania Heymann and GloriaFX)

Best Art Direction

David Bowie — "Blackstar" (Art Director: Jan Houllevigue)

Best Editing

Beyoncé — "Formation" (Editor: Jeff Selis)

Best Cinematography

Beyoncé — "Formation" (Director of Photography: Malik Sayeed)

Song of Summer

Fifth Harmony (featuring Fetty Wap) — "All in My Head (Flex)"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

Rihanna

Long Tall Sally Beauty



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"Jason Bourne" Tops Worldwide Weekend Box Office


comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of August 28, 2016
-- Only comScore Provides the Official Global Movie Results -- 

 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR) today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of August 28, 2016, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Urbanworld® Film Festival Presented By REVOLT With Founding Sponsor HBO


Lupita Nyong'o and Madina Nalwanga star in the triumphant true story QUEEN OF KATWE, directed by Mira Nair. (PRNewsFoto/REVOLT)

The Urbanworld® Film Festival Presented By REVOLT With Founding Sponsor HBO Announces 2016 Festival Slate
DISNEY'S QUEEN OF KATWE TO BE FEATURED

Festival Runs September 21-25, 2016 in New York

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented by REVOLT with founding sponsor HBO, announced its 2016 film slate today.  One of the largest competitive film festivals designed to advance the presence and impact of diverse content creators will screen over 68 films and will take place September 21-25, 2016 at Manhattan's AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street. 

Three Beautiful Girls in Lagos City



Three Beautiful Girls in Lagos City
Beautiful Nigerian actresses and models, Cynthia Chima, Franca Aide and Celina Ideh on the road to locations of "Lagos in Motion: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity" tourist documentary film of Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.

Amazon Launches "Lagos in Motion" Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity" in Japan



Lagos in Motion: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity] (英語) ペーパーバック – 2016/8/6
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Girls Should Not Miss School Because of Their Periods

Girls Should Not Miss School Because of Their Periods
 
 
  Join me in a growing movement of millions of people across the planet who are taking action to solve the world's biggest challenges. #showup and Join the movement http://glblctzn.me/2aYLiY9
 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Japanese Government and Japanese Billionaire Making Nigerians Smile in August

Captain of Nigeria's Rio Olympics soccer team, John Mikel Obi and coach Samson Siasia with their generous Japanese supporter, Katsuya Takasu.

Japanese Government and Japanese Billionaire Making Nigerians Smile in August

Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, Nigeria's Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing commissioning the 1.2MW solar power plant in Abuja.

Japanese billionaire, Dr.. Katsuya Takasu donated US$390,000 to our Under-23 football team at the Rio Olympics and Japanese government donated solar power plant worth US$9.7 million to Nigeria. And some pessimists are still waiting for signs of Change when Almighty God JEHOVAH is already making things happen to favour Nigerians.

The First Plague of Swarms of Locusts Recorded in Motion Picture



In 1930, explorer Paul Hoefler led a safari into central Africa and what was then called the Belgian Congo, in the regions inhabited by the Wassara and the famous Ubangi tribes. And they witnessed for the first time an invasion by millions of locusts and they became the first filmmakers to capture the awesome sight in motion picture.

They were even reciting the verses from Exodus 10 as written by Prophet Moses in the Holy Bible.
This is a must see.

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Majority of Christians and those who have read the Holy Bible are familiar with the great plague of Swarm of Locusts that invaded Egypt to force Ramesses II, third Pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt to submit to Prophet Moses and let the Jews leave (Exodus 10). So, an invasion of billions of locusts from the skies is not fiction or a myth. Recent invasions by swarms of locusts happened in Africa in 2004 and 2007.

According to the National Geographic:
A desert locust swarm can be 460 square miles (1,200 square kilometers) in size and pack between 40 and 80 million locusts into less than half a square mile (one square kilometer).

Each locust can eat its weight in plants each day, so a swarm of such size would eat 423 million pounds (192 million kilograms) of plants every day.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/locust/

The report of an earlier plague of locusts in Kenya said the estimated density was 50 million “individuals” per half a square mile giving a total number of 10 billion locusts in that swarm. (See Book of Insect Records)


Monday, August 22, 2016

HBO Launches First Asian Pacific American Short Film Competition



HBO® Launches First Asian Pacific American Short Film Competition
'HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries' seeks unique perspectives of the APA experience

#NYFW and The Future of Fashion



#NYFW & The Future of Fashion

 FTL Moda, Samsung, Next Artists Join Forces at New York Fashion Week
NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of fashion is here. For September New York Fashion Week, NYFW production company FTL Moda (celebrating its 10th year) will be joined by Next Artists and Samsung to curate one-of-a-kind fashion experiences at its technology-enabled venue Space 404 in Midtown Manhattan.

Blue on the Outside, Liverpool on the Inside

Jurgen Klopp, Manager F.C. Liverpool, receives the first Trikot-Jacket (PRNewsFoto/trikot-jackett.de)
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Video: Pygmies in the African Jungle Queuing for Salt from America in 1930



Explorer Paul Hoefler leads a safari into central Africa and what was then called the Belgian Congo, in the regions inhabited by the Wassara and the famous Ubangi tribes.

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Special World Premiere Presentation Of Ang Lee's "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" At The 54th New York Film Festival



Special event will unveil first-of-its-kind new digital cinematography technology



The Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Special World Premiere Presentation Of Ang Lee's "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" At The 54th New York Film Festival

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ang Lee's highly anticipated Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as a Special World Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16) on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square.

In the Digital Age, Book Empowers Adults to Better Use Technology with Young Children


In the Digital Age, Book Empowers Adults to Better Use Technology with Young Children

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind guide to help adults better use technology with children was released today. Edited by Erikson Institute's internationally recognized early childhood technology expert Chip Donohue, Ph.D., the book helps adults who work with children empower families to use new tools so they can gain critical digital literacy skills.

P.I. Dreams Become a Virtual Reality in Murder Mystery "VR Noir" From Start VR



P.I. Dreams Become a Virtual Reality in Murder Mystery "VR Noir" From Start VR

SYDNEY, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sydney, Australia-based virtual reality studio Start VR transports viewers into the next generation of "choose-your-own-adventure" series with a vintage Film Noir twist in a new murder mystery VR experience, "VR Noir," now available for download on Samsung Gear and Google Cardboard. The virtual reality experience places viewers in the first-person perspective of Veronica Coltrane, a former cop-turned P.I., struggling to make ends meet in the throes of a child support battle. When a woman walks into Veronica's office asking for help locating her husband, the viewer is faced with a difficult decision. Is Mrs. Stackhouse truly a woman in grief? Or is something far more sinister going on?

Hollywood Sweetheart Gianna Simone


Gianna Simone is an actress and producer, known for Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Mother's Day (2016) and God's Not Dead 2 (2016). See full bio

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Handsome Boyfriend and His Beautiful Girlfriend in Lagos City



Handsome Boyfriend and His Beautiful Girlfriend in Lagos City


Tony Uche Godson Okeke and his girlfriend Cynthia Chima at the Ozone Cinemas in Yaba on the Lagos mainland during the making of my "Lagos in Motion: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity" tourist documentary film for which I have already secured worldwide distribution for VOD, AVOD and SVOD.

They are also featured in the photo documentary published by Amazon in paperback and Amazon Kindle tablet available on www.amazon.com.