Friday, June 22, 2018

Zenith International Film Festival Celebrity Lounges & Gift Suites

Zenith International Film Festival
Celebrity Lounges & Gift Suites

A gift suite is a location where companies give products to celebrities in exchange for the celebrity taking a photo with the product or on a red carpet while standing in front of a press wall displaying company logos.

All Brands can sponsor special gifts to be given to celebrities in the gifting suites.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Global Media and Entertainment Market is Expected To Reach US$2.3 Trillion by 2022

The Media and Entertainment Market is Currently Pegged at ~USD 1.6 Trillion, and is Expected to Touch USD 2.3 Trillion by 2022

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BENGALURU, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

- The Media & Entertainment (M&E) space is divided into eight major segments -Broadcasting, Entertainment, Publishing, Information Services, Gaming, Marketing & Advertising, New Media, and Education
- The overall market is expected to witness a growth of 6.5% to 7.5% through 2022
- Broadcasting is the largest M&E market segment, and stands at USD 420 to 440 billion, accounting for more than one-fourth of the overall market
- New Media is expected to grow at 16.5% to 17.5% for the next 5 years and touch USD 450 to 470 billion and account for one-fifth of the market by 2022

Click here to read more.

Zenith International Film Festival's Tour Guide for Movie Locations in Nigeria.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Zenith International Film Festival's Tour Guide for Movie Locations in Nigeria

Scouting for filming locations is one of the most important aspects of pre-production in film making and commercial photography. And it is the responsibility of the location scout and location manager.

Young Nigerian actresses, Nunnsi Ojong and Celina James at the Elegushi beach in Lekki, Lagos.

We have seen many awesome locations in countless movies in America, Europe, Asia and Australia. And these locations have been used to promote the tourist attractions of these countries and have attracted millions of tourists and making millions of dollars for them in international tourism. But we have not seen many exotic locations for movies in Africa, except the over played pictures of the African Safari. And the scenery of the safari has become the best postcard of Africa and giving the erroneous impression that the jungle is the best picture of Africa. But Africa has many exotic locations that are more captivating than the wild life. And you can find many of such exotic locations for movies in Nigeria.
The following is a selection of the most exotic filming locations in Nigeria, but ignored by both the Nigerian and foreign filmmakers. Imagine the kind of movies that can be made at these awesome locations.

Azumini Blue River Rose

No other river in Nigeria is as clear and blue as the Azumini. It is the most exotic river in Africa.

Azurnini Blue River is located in Abia State towards its boundary with Akwa lbom State. The River has become a resort for tourists because of the pleasantness it offers. The attractive features of the River include its crystal-clear blue water; canoe rides; sandy beaches with such relaxation facilities as chairs and tables. At the beach also, BBQ grill are delicacies provided for picnickers.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Growth in Africa Opens Doors in Pay TV and VOD

The Current Facts
  • The number of pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will increase by 74 per cent between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million.
  • The Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report estimates that subscriber growth will outstrip revenue progress. Pay TV revenues will climb by 41 per cent to $6.64 billion by 2023, up by $2 billion in 2017.
  • Nigeria will have the most pay TV subscribers by 2023 – having overtaken South Africa in 2021. The top eight countries will supply three-quarters of the total in 2023.
  • Multichoice had 12.48 million subs across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv by end-2017.

Growth in Africa Opens Doors in Pay TV and VOD

Projected growth of the African entertainment industry is a near-constant topic in the trades. International players are investing in cinema construction, nations continent-wide are transitioning from analog to digital television broadcast, and new regional Pay TV networks and VOD services are gaining strong subscriber numbers. But how does one sell to this burgeoning market and what avenues of distribution are most profitable for independent films?

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Zenith International Film Festival: Guided Tours of Locations of Popular Nollywood Movies

Zenith International Film Festival: Guided Tours of Locations of Popular Nollywood Movies

There are many exotic and romantic movie locations in Nigeria that millions have seen in the Nollywood movies and Kannywood movies. And many of them in Nigeria and other countries will like to visit these movie locations for film tourism.
Zenith International Film Festival (ZIFF) will soon start guided tours of these locations in Nigeria. They include the top five locations I selected for the famous Emma Forest whose directorial debut, "Untogether" premièred at 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
See the locations published in the Wings in-flight magazine of Arik Airlines on Sets And The City

Friday, June 15, 2018

Zenith International Film Festival: The Celebration of New World Cinema in Nigeria


The inaugural Zenith International Film Festival® (ZIFF) is coming up soon on the Victoria Island of Lagos, Africa's largest megacity and the entertainment capital of the African continent.

The annual global film festival will attract celebrities of the entertainment industry, middle class and upper class elites of the Nigerian society and thousands of others who will come to the red carpet events for the best of #Nollywood, #Kannywood, #Joziwood, #Bollywood, #Hollywood and other film industries.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Zenith International Film Festival: "This Is My Lagos!" Mobile Video Competition


Zenith International Film Festival
Mobile Video Competition on "This Is My Lagos!" for All Users of Mobile Phones and Tablets.

LAGOS in MOTION: A Photo Album of Africa's Largest Megacity distributed by Amazon and Barnes & Noble® is a colourful travelogue on Lagos, called Ìlú Èkó in Yorùbá
The photo book from a new tourist documentary film, "LAGOS in MOTION: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity"

Sunday, June 10, 2018

"The Prophet Lied" Selling for More than N127, 000 a Copy in Mexico

Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima's book The Prophet Lied is now one of the most highly priced books of modern poetry in the world with the price of US$354.92, excluding the cost for shipping in Mexico. That is more than N127, 000 in Nigerian currency.
The title of the book is from the poem on false prophets or fake pastors and other questionable men claiming to be anointed ministers of Christianity and other monotheistic religions, but they are like the lying prophets described in the book of Ezekiel, Chapter 13 of the Holy Bible.
1 The Lord said:

2 Ezekiel, son of man, condemn the prophets of Israel who say they speak in my name, but who preach messages that come from their own imagination. Tell them it’s time to hear my message.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

90% of Nollywood Movies Bomb at the Box Office

90% of Nollywood Movies Bomb at the Box Office

When you look at the List of highest-grossing Nigerian films - Wikipedia, you will clearly see that majority of Nollywood movies flopped in the cinemas in Nigeria; including the movies that the directors and producers lied that they were hit movies.
How can a movie be a hit when it failed to make ordinary N5million that is less than US$20, 000!
How much was the budget?
Or did you not pay the cast and crew?

Why I Stopped the Design and Printing the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series in Nigeria

Why I Stopped the Design and Printing the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series in Nigeria

I have been in the printing and publishing industry since the publication of my first book, "Children of Heaven" by Krystal Publications Limited in 1987 when I was working as the Art/Features Editor of the Kiddies World magazine of Hon. Babatunde Stanley Ereola in Lagos, Nigeria.
I know where to find the best graphic artists, designers and printers in Lagos city and I grew up in Shomolu, where the majority of printers are located in Nigeria. So, naturally, when I wanted to start the production and publication of my NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series I chose to do so in Shomolu in 2013.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Nollywood Divas Who Can Pull Crowds for Black Panther 2

Stephanie Linus.

#blackpanthermovie fever is still high with the Black Panther 2: Release date, cast, rumors and theories
New villains, new love interests and more will likely liven things up in Wakanda when the Marvel sequel finally comes out.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde 
Genevieve Nnaji
Omoni Oboli
Rita Dominic
Christabel Momodu, the multilingual fast rising Nollywood actress and model is also good for action movies.

The producers should consider including top #Nollywood divas in the part two. Stars like Stephanie Linus, Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Rita Dominic and Omoni Oboli whose star power of Africa Magic can pull crowds of millions in Africa and Africans in the Diaspora to the cinemas.

Monday, June 4, 2018

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series, the First Book Series on the Nigerian Film Industry

African beauty, Tiana Dimoko, a graduate University of Benin and winner of the 2014 Miss Fair and White Beauty Gold pageant, sponsored by Bozac Continental ltd, owners of the Fair and White range of beauty products is on the back cover of the second edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series and with more than 45 photographs of the pageant, including pictures of #Nollywood stars and top divas of the Nigerian society and beauty industry.
The hardcover copy is only US$70.
The text to speech Amazon Kindle version is available @Amazon.
I am still shortlisting the Nigerian beauty to featured on the back of the third edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series.

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series is the only book series on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry, published since 2013.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Guess Who is Going To Be Featured in "I Saw Her on Orlando Martins Street"?

Guess who is going to be featured in my forthcoming new romantic documentary, I Saw Her on Orlando Martins Street?
The famous Segun Adefila of the multiple award winning " Bariga Boy" documentary film of top Nigerian filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi.
This is not the first time I am having Adefila in my productions. The first time was when he anchored, directed and featured in the awesome choreography for my stage drama "Sleepless Night" in 2002 at the French Cultural Centre in Ikoyi on the Lagos Island of Nigeria. "Sleepless Night" was my dramatisation of the bloody June 12 political crisis of 1993.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

University of Port Harcourt's Nollywood Film Workshop Produces New Movie "Dirty Crown"

"Who says good and quality films can't be produced without stars?" Dr. Chika Onu asked as the University of Port Harcourt's Nollywood Film Workshop concluded last Monday May 28, 2018 with the production of  "Dirty Crown" and other movies.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Mayowa Nicholas Gets Her First VOGUE Cover!

One of the fastest rising fashion models on the runway, Mayowa Nicholas of Nigeria has made her first VOGUE cover!
Mayowa Nicholas, aka "Unicorn" is the first Nigerian model to star in a Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, and Calvin Klein campaigns.

She deserves more accolades!
Congratulations Mayowa!
Keep making us proud from coast to coast of the fashion world.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

If Nobody Wrote a Word, None of Us Would Be Here Now

If nobody wrote a word, none of us would be here now.

Almighty God wrote the first book and it was in fact on a touch screen with his fingers.  He gave the first copy to  prophet Moses.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Amazing Facts About Amos Tutuola, the First Phenomenal African Novelist

9 Surprising Facts About Amos Tutuola and His Work | Brittle Paper

Who has the film rights to The Palmwine Drinkard? Did Tutuola like to write at night or during the day? What does Tutuola have in common with D. H. Lawrence? Find out!


1. The Mystery of Numbers: Tutuola had 11 children by four women and published 11 books in four decades.

Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Joop Berkhout and Akin Ajose-Adeogun Receive the Inaugural Tutuola Palm for Poetry Awards

Famous Nigerian actress, Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, OON, foremost book publisher in Africa, Chief Joop Berkhout and legal luminary Akin Ajose-Adeogun of the famous Ajose-Adeogun family became the first recipients of the inaugural Tutuola Palm for Poetry. Awards at the "Profiles at the Lagoon" event on Wednesday morning in Lagos.
In spite of the rain, many people, including leading elites of the Nigerian literary class,  Aficionados of arts and culture, top journalists and others gathered at the Art Gallery Kongi Harvest of the popular Freedom Park on the Broad Street of  Lagos Island.

The  event sponsored by the Delta Book Club of Delta Publications (Nigeria) Limited of Enugu was chaired by highly esteemed communications consultant, Mr. Akin Fatunke. The immediate former First Lagos State, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola also graced the occasion with Mr. Jahman Oladejo Anikulapo, Executive Director of iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival, Programme Chair of Committee For Relevant Arts (CORA), Executive Director of Culture Advocates Caucus (CAC) and former Editor, The Guardian on Sunday (2003-2013); Shaibu Husseini, foremost writer of Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry who is Chairman of the College of Screeners and Head of Jury Board of Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and Segun Adefila, Co-founder and Artistic Director/Choreographer of Crown Troupe of Africa.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

MAXWELL JONES, A Contemporary American Drama

What binds an African American cop and a Nigerian immigrant in New York City?

MAXWELL JONES is a down to earth good cop with a good family. But he is an alcoholic. And only his best buddy, Ugo is always there for him whenever he drinks too much..

An original story by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, prize winning cosmopolitan Nigerian writer and aspiring filmmaker telling an untold story of contemporary American drama about the realities of life.

"Yes. Cops also get drunk."

"You don't really know a woman until after your wedding. That's when she shows you her true colours."

"Who is Rosanna?" Asks the gunman.
"I am Rosanna," she replies.
"But you said you don't know him?"
"He is crazy. Can't you see that he is crazy?" She says with a hiss.
"Yeah! That's what she also called me," says the gunman. "And that's why I shot her to shut her mouth...forever."

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), in 2015, 15.1 million American adults (6.2 percent of the population) had an alcohol use problem.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally, 3.3 million deaths every year result from harmful use of alcohol.

©2018. Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima. All rights reserved.

Happy Children's Day!

We must do our best to give the best things in life to our children.
We must secure the future of our children.

If you cannot take care of a child, please don't have a child.
Don't bring an innocent child into the world to suffer.
No child asked to be born poor.
So, it is best not to have children in poverty.
It is not by force to have a child.

Anyone who cannot provide three square meals a day should not have children.

Our children deserve good food, safe house, health care and good education.

Beggars who have children and use them to beg on the street are insane and should be arrested and taken to mental health centres to protect and save their innocent children from being harmed and from the risks of infections and other dangers.

Please, let us protect and save our children.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Indo Nigerian Film Association Moves Further Under ICMEI

Indo Nigerian Film Association Moves Further Under ICMEI

NOIDA, India, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
INFA-Indo Nigerian Film Association is one of the first organizations created by Marwah Studios in international relations chapter, ample has been done since that time. It has given opportunity to Sandeep Marwah, President AAFT, to visit Nigeria twice as a state guest and he visited Lagos, Abuja, Jos and Kano state during these visits.

The Holy Land Tour with Pastor Chris: A Major Success for the Christ Embassy Church

The Holy Land Tour with Pastor Chris: A Major Success for the Christ Embassy Church

LAGOS, Nigeria, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Christ Embassy's Man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has concluded the 2018 Holy Land Tour. The church planned out the trip meticulously for the benefit of believers of Jesus across the world.

Hundreds of the Pastor's followers joined him on this spiritual visit to Israel and Jordan. Each day on the itinerary was filled with sightseeing of holy places, to both Christians and Jews. The tour followed the journey Christ took in the Bible and scripture, allowing participants to walk in His footsteps and learn from His glory.

LoveWorld incorporations were overwhelmed by the warm welcoming they got from the Jewish Land. Jews and Christians alike were delighted for the visit of Pastor Chris, highlighting the close connection Evangelicals have to the Holy Land and its people.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Nollywood Film Week at the University of Port Harcourt

Time Table for the University of Port Harcourt's Nollywood Film Week.

Morning Session:
Tuesday, May 22.Lecture:
History of Nollywood - by Dr. Uwah. 9am. Introduction to Speech Techniques by Magret Ukwu. 1Oam.
Acting Techniques by Columbus Irosoanga.1O: 3Oam.
Rudiments & Basic Principles of Film Directing by Dr. Chika Onu. 11am.
Directing Actors on Set by Andy Amenechi.
12 noon.
Speech Acting Techniques by Dr. Clive Krama. 12 noon.

All these are the major courses taking place in various venues.

Afternoon Session:
Non Verbal Acting Techniques by Dr. Ovunda Ihunwo. 2pm.
Syndicate Courses in costume, makeup, set, film lighting, screenplay, camera/editing.

- By Dr. Chika Onu, Chairman, LOC.