Sunday, March 26, 2017

Omoni Oboli's “Okafor’s Law” Copyright Infringement and the Rest of Us


Omoni Oboli's “Okafor’s Law” Copyright Infringement and the Rest of Us

The talk of the town in Nollywood is how a court injunction stopped the Nigerian premiere of Mrs. Omoni Oboli's movie "Okafor's Law" last Friday, following a lawsuit against it for copyright infringement by Canada based Nigerian screenwriter and filmmaker, Mr. Jude Idada, winner of AMAA best screenplay award, ANAA prize for Drama, Goethe Institut AfrikaProjekt prize and the first runner up of the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature.


Nigerians know how to cheat and lie; steal and kill and still use the name of Almighty God to fool the ignorant and gullible people.

Production Begins On "White Boy Rick"


Production Begins On "White Boy Rick"
NEWCOMER RICHIE MERRITT STARS AS RICHARD "WHITE BOY RICK" WERSHE JR.

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY IS RICK WERSHE SR.

STARRING JENNIFER JASON LEIGH, BRUCE DERN, JONATHAN MAJORS, PIPER LAURIE, BEL POWLEY, RORY COCHRANE, BRIAN TYREE HENRY, YG, RJ CYLER, TAYLOUR PAIGE, AND KYANNA SIMONE SIMPSON

DIRECTED BY YANN DEMANGE

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal photography has begun on the Studio 8 drama, "White Boy Rick", which is being produced by LBI Entertainment and Protozoa Pictures. Based on true events, "White Boy Rick" is set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, and tells the moving story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, who became an undercover informant and later a drug dealer, before he was dropped by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.

Campbell Street on Lagos Island in Nigeria



Campbell Street on Lagos Island in Nigeria


Campbell Street on the Lagos Island of Lagos, Africa's largest megacity is famous for the popular St. Nicholas Hospital and Guaranty Trust Bank. The street connects to the Church Mission Street of the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos City Hall and King's College and connects to the Lawson Street of the Lion's Building of the Nigeria Police Force and to Broad Street of Island Maternity, General Hospital, Western House and Freedom Park.

Produced and Directed by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, author of Lagos in Motion: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity.
A Production of Screen Naija YouTube.
©2017.Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima. All copyrights reserved. No copying, duplication, republication and reproduction of the content in any format of media without the approval and permission of the copyright owners.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jazzhole: for the Best Books, Hot Music and Rendezvous for Romance


Jazzhole: for the Best Books,  Hot Music and Rendezvous for Romance

168 Awolowo Road
Lagos, Nigeria.

Jazzhole is the heart and soul for romantic lovers of awesome books on life, love and travel and has one largest collections of both fantastic contemporary and classic music of Afrobeat, Highlife, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Juju, Rap and Hip hop with a cool restaurant.

Olakunle Tejuoso, CEO of Jazzhole Nigeria.


Jazzhole is an extension of the famous Glendora Bookstores in Lagos, Africa's largest megacity.
Jazzhole also hosts live musical shows, performance poetry, drama and film shows.
"An oasis of calm in the mile-a-minute city, sip tea in the lovely cafe and get cultural lessons from the proprietor – ask to see his own book about Abeokuta. Special events and performances go on in the evenings," said Lonely Planet.


Friday, March 24, 2017

8 Out of 10 Women Feel They Have Not Reached Their Full Potential

Photo Credit: AETC-NMC | Case Studies.

Eight Out Of Ten Women Feel They Have Not Reached Their Full Potential

   
Special K® U.N. Foundation's Girl Up program team up to educate women about that strength gap

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., March 23, 2017  /PRNewswire/ -- Girls and women around the world view inner strength as important as happiness – and those two qualities are nearly two times more significant than physical beauty and wealth. Yet, eight out of 10 women feel they have not reached their full potential, according to new global research conducted and published by Special K®.1 This startling statistic represents the "strength gap" – recognized as the difference between how strong women feel (from the inside out) vs. how strong she could be, or her potential.

Click here to read the full report.

Stories of Pastor E. A. Adeboye Now in Amazon Kindle


The amazing new book of the awesome testimonies of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye , General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), "Stories of Pastor E.A. Adeboye: The Power of Testimony" is now available in Amazon Kindle edition.

About the Kindle Edition
Length: 306 pages
Word Wise: Enabled
Screen Reader: Supported
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Description
Pastor E. A. Adeboye, a man revered by millions across the world as a true man of God, is a great believer in the power of testimony. He himself is a living testimony of the power of God. His sermons always contain stories about how people have experienced the power of Our Lord Jesus Christ in their lives. This book is a collection of those testimonies, which reads like his biography right from his birth in Ifewara in strange circumstances to the present moment.

The subjects covered include: The RCCG, Testimonies on Faith, Salvation, Miracles, Marriage, Fruit of the womb, Temptation, Unforgiveness, the dark world of Power and Principalities amongst many others.
Mixed in with them is the fascinating story of Pastor Adeboye himself and how, having been born again, he rose from debilitating depravation to become the famous and much-loved leader of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, which has massive presence in 192 countries.
A must-read account of an amazing man and his lifelong devotion to spreading the Word of God!

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This book of some of the testimonies of one of the greatest servants of God in this generation is worth reading and learning from. I recommend it very highly.”
~ Professor Yemi Osinbajo (Pastor Prof.)
Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.




Calvin Klein SS17 Film for American Classics Fashion Campaign



Calvin Klein SS17 Film


See the complete cast on Calvin Klein.

Directed by Julian Klincewicz, who captured the cast of Spring’s American Classics campaign close to home in a series of impressionistic videos. From Sitges, Spain, to Queens, Brooklyn, and Birmingham, Alabama, Klincewicz’s Super 8 portraits offer an intimate, off-duty glimpse of his subjects.

Janelle Monáe and Pat McGrath Among Nominees for 2017 CFDA Awards


Janelle Monáe and celebrated British make-up artist, Pat McGrath MBE, called the most influential make-up artist in the world by Vogue magazine are among top nominees for the 2017 annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which are set for June 5 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Manhattan Center Studios at 311 West 34th Street in Manhattan in New York City, USA.


RAF Simons.

Categories and Nominees:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack Mccollough for Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen for The Row.

Menswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Robert Geller, Thom Browne, Tim Coppens, and Todd Snyder.

Accessories Designer of the Year: Stuart Vevers for Coach, Irene Neuwirth, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel, Paul Andrew, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row.
Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent: Laura Vassar and Kris Brock for Brock Collection, Gabriela Hearst, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse, Virgil Abloh for Off-White, Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Kenneth Cole.

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Owens.

Founders Award: Pat McGrath.

International Award: Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga.

Fashion Icon Award: Franca Sozzani.

Board of Directors' Tribute: Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monae

About the CFDA Awards

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SWAROVSKI
Each June, the international fashion community honors the best and brightest in American design at the CFDA Fashion Awards. Founded in 1981, they are the highest honor in fashion and recognize the outstanding contributions made to American fashion in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as journalism, creative vision, personal style, and lifetime achievement. Additionally, the CFDA celebrates emerging design talent in womenswear, menswear and accessory design with the Swarovski Award.

Nominations for each award category are submitted by the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, an invitation-only network made up of the 500+ members of the CFDA, along with top fashion retailers, journalists, stylists and influencers. The nominees, as well as recipients of the honorary awards are ratified by the CFDA Board of Directors. The Guild also votes for the winners for Womenswear, Menswear and Accessory Designer of the Year, as well as three Swarovski Awards for emerging talent.

About CFDA


The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association, founded in 1962, whose membership consists of more than 500 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers.

The CFDA foundation, Inc. is a separate not-for-profit organization, which was created to raise funds for charity and industry activities.

In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, the trade organization owns the Fashion Calendar and stages New York Fashion Week: Men’s.

Best Fashion Styles for 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

60% of Online Population Reads Books Either Daily or at Least Once a Week [GfK Study]


60% of Online Population Reads Books Either Daily or at Least Once a Week [GfK Study]

NUREMBERG, Germany, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

- China has highest percentage of "every day" book readers


-Netherlands and South Korea tie for the highest percentage who say they never read books

Top 10 Internet Users By Country in the World


Top 10 Internet Users By Country in the World

1. China
721,434,547

2. India
462,124,989

3. U.S.
286,942,362

4. Brazil
139,111,185

5. Japan
115,111,595

6. Russia
102,258,256

7. Nigeria
86,219,965

8. Germany
71,016,605

9. U.K.
60,273,385

10. Mexico
58,016,997.

Source
Internet Live Statistics.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Shay Mitchell Continues On As the Face Of Bioré® Skincare in 2017


ACTRESS AND SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSTAR SHAY MITCHELL CONTINUES ON AS THE FACE OF BIORÉ® SKINCARE IN 2017

FREE YOUR PORES

NEW YORK, NY (March 21, 2017) — Bioré® Skincare is thrilled to announce that award-winning actress and beloved social media star Shay Mitchell will continue her role as Brand Ambassador for 2017 – the ultimate face of the pore-fecting, skin-clearing brand. Shay will continue to help support the brand’s line of iconic pore strips and charcoal products, Baking Soda cleansers – a best-seller that she helped launch last year – along with the new acne collection.


Shay began her career as a model, appearing in prestigious campaigns around the world, before deciding to shift her focus to acting. Currently, she’s the star of one of TVs most successful dramas, as well as the co-author of a popular young adult novel. Her outgoing energy, contagious enthusiasm and down-to-earth personality have made her a favorite on social media, where she currently boasts 15.4M Instagram followers. Shay’s half-Filipino heritage also makes her an enormous draw, connecting the brand with an even wider variety of consumers, as well as showcasing Bioré® Skincare’s commitment to diversity.


“I’m so excited to continue my partnership with Bioré® Skincare, a brand that has innovative products and ingredients that help me keep my skin looking picture perfect,” says Shay. “Bioré has always been a part of my skincare routine – it has never let me down.”

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Have a more beautiful skin with your own collection of Biore

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy World Water Day: When Best To Drink Water


Have a happy World Water Day!
Water is the best drink.
Safe drinking water saves millions of lives every day.


Provision of safe drinking water is a fundamental human right for everyone on earth.
Let us give water to those who need water most by supporting all global efforts to provide safe drinking water to those without access to it.

Who gives water to the thirsty gives life.

FACTS ON THE GLOBAL WATER EMERGENCY
  • 1.8 billion people around the world don't have access to safe water.
  • 2.4 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. 
  • Women and children spend more than 4 hours walking for water each day. 
  • More than 840,000 people die each year from water-related diseases.

We want to see communities break free from the cycle of poverty and spend time growing, learning, and thriving, instead of walking for water and fighting off illness. We're working to reach Everyone Forever with safe water and sanitation.
https://www.waterforpeople.org.



Top 10 Travelers' Choice Destinations in the World:

Top 10 Travelers' Choice Destinations in the World:

1. Bali, Indonesia: Least expensive month to go: May (7% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

2. London, United Kingdom: Least expensive month to go: April (7% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

3. Paris, France: Least expensive month to go: April (4% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

4. Rome, Italy: Least expensive month to go: April (7% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

5. New York City, United States: Least expensive month to go: August (1% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

6. Crete, Greece: Least expensive month to go: August (24% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

7. Barcelona, Spain: Least expensive month to go: May (4% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

8. Siem Reap, Cambodia: Least expensive month to go: August (4% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

9. Prague, Czech Republic: Least expensive month to go: April (1% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)

10. Phuket, Thailand: Least expensive month to go: April (11% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare).

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site**. Travelers can read millions of reviews and opinions and book their next trip at:www.tripadvisor.com.

See more on TripAdvisor Announces Top Destinations Around the Globe in 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

My Virgin Diary' - An Indian-American Crossover Movie by Nalin Singh


My Virgin Diary' - An Indian-American Crossover Movie, Soon to be a Big Hit: Director Nalin Singh
  
NEW DELHI, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -
Bollywood Actor and Director Nalin Singh is soon coming up with an Indo-American crossover movie, 'My Virgin Diary'. The movie shows the struggle of a few Indian boys, to form a musical band. The main protagonist locks himself inside a room, to introspect his subconscious mind. He tries to figure out as to why all his songs were anti-love in nature. Later, the musical band becomes popular, they become rich, yet they feel that they are not happy from within. Their search over love, life, relationship, sex and money starts.

Top 10 Happiest Countries in the World 2017


Norway is the happiest country on earth. And we are not surprised, because the most civilized and optimistic people in the world are Norwegians.
From 2001 to 2006 and then again from 2009 to 2015, Norway had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world.
Norway has topped the Legatum Prosperity Index for seven years in a row as of 2015.
Norway also ranks first on the OECD Better Life Index, the Index of Public Integrity, the Democracy Index and the World Happiness Report.


The following are the Top 10 happiest countries and Top 10 unhappiest countries in the world according to the 2017 annual World Happiness Report  released on Monday.

Top 10 Happiest Countries

Norway
Denmark
Iceland
Switzerland
Finland
Netherlands
Canada
New Zealand
Australia
Sweden.

Top 10 Unhappiest Countries

Yemen
South Sudan
Liberia
Guinea
Togo
Rwanda
Syria
Tanzania
Burundi
Central African Republic.



Monday, March 20, 2017

HENDRIX+HEPBURN To Debut Justine Skye’s New Video For Forever 21

HENDRIX+HEPBURN To Debut Justine Skye’s New Video For Forever 21 At Opening Of Avenue, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Please join Hendrix+Hepburn, one of LA's most recognized boutique public relations and marketing agencies, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid and more as we celebrate songstress Justine Skye as the global campaign face of Forever 21's 2017 Festival collection at the opening of Avenue nightclub in Los Angeles.

Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty


This beautiful and colourful photo album Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty is a must have for everyone in Nollywood and followers of Nollywood in the world.

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Iké Udé.

Description

The cinema of Nigeria is often referred to as Nollywood, a term coined in the mid-1990s to describe Nigeria’s vibrant, film industry consisting of movies produced in the country but watched all over Africa and largely by Africans in the diaspora.

This book presents a selection of photographic portraits by Iké Udé depicting some of the major Nigerian actors and actresses, television presenters, directors, and producers. With his ongoing photographic self-portraits, Nigerian-born Iké Udé explores a world of dualities: photographer/performance artist, artist/spectator, mainstream/marginal, African/postnationalist, individual/everyman, and fashion/art. As a Nigerian-born, New York–based artist conversant with the world of fashion and celebrity, Udé gives conceptual aspects of performance and representation a new vitality, melding his own theatrical selves and multiple personae with his art.

Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Nigeria's leading actress and diva of Nigerian cinema.


About the Authors
Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is an American historian, literary critic, filmmaker and public intellectual. Chigozie Obioma (born 1986) is a Nigerian writer shortlisted for the 2015 Booker Prize and has been described, in a New York Times book review, as “the heir to Chinua Achebe.” Olu Oguibe is a Nigerian-born American artist and intellectual, Professor of Art and African-American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Sarah Nuttall is Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies and Director of WiSER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) in Johannesburg South Africa. Helen Trompeteler is Curator of Photographs of the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK. Toni Kan holds both M.A and B.A degrees in English Literature from the Universities of Lagos and Jos (in Nigeria) respectively and is the author of 4 critically acclaimed works of fiction and poetry. Osahon Akpata has contributed articles to several magazines and blogs, including Vogue Italia, Forbes Africa, and ONE Blog. Binyavanga Wainaina is a Kenyan author, journalist, and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing.

Starting in the early 1990s, Nollywood has quickly gained worldwide relevance as the world’s second most prolific film industry (almost 2,000 titles released annually) ahead of Hollywood and behind Bollywood with revenues topping $600 million annually. Historically, film in Africa had a European sensibility with parochial scenes laboriously captured on expensive celluloid, owing to the colonial funders. Nollywood, in contrast is characterized by independent cheap and quick filmmaking, capitalizing on the falling prices of digital recording equipment and meeting the demands of a continent for authentic stories that reflect the reality on the ground. An entrepreneurial rags-to-riches story, its producers are private individuals getting little or no assistance from government who make and distribute film across the continent despite infrastructure deficiencies and barriers to trade.

In October 2014, artist Iké Udé returned to Lagos, Nigeria, after three decades away, and took photographs of 64 Nollywood personalities. Udé captured an impressive cross section of the industry including renowned screen icon Genevieve Nnaji, veteran actor Richard Mofe-Damijo, established actor/director Stephanie Okereke, maverick filmmaker Kunle Afolayan, as well as the next generation of rising stars. The objective of this project is to celebrate these African celebrities in the timeless, classic, elegant style the artist is known for. Udé has also created a grand group portrait of all 64 subjects, The School of Nollywood, inspired by Raphael’s The School of Athens, 1509. A publication featuring a forward by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and an introduction by Chigozie Obioma will accompany the exhibition. Like The School of Athens, The School of Nollywood measures 16 ft 5 in x 25 ft 3 in (500 cm x 770 cm).

Saturday, March 18, 2017

South Africa is the Largest Wealth Market in Africa


South Africa Wealth Report 2017: SA is Home to 40,400 HNWIs, With Combined Wealth Holdings of US$171 Billion - Research and Markets
   
DUBLIN, Mar 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The South Africa 2017 Wealth Report" report to their offering.

South Africa is the largest wealth market in Africa. This report covers wealth, luxury, prime property, collectable and wealth management trends in South Africa from 2006 to 2016, with projections to 2026.


Key Highlights

- The average South African individual has net assets of approx. US$11,300, which is the 2nd highest level in Africa, behind Mauritius.