Friday, October 18, 2019

Joshua Ojo's Epic "Sango" is Spellbinding!


Joshua Ojo is a much-admired Nigerian filmmaker, writer and actor. He is best known for his highly commendable works such as Suzanne Wenger, Berger and Dagrin.


Earlier in the year, Joshua Ojo Wrote and Directed the high budget movie, Efunsetan Aniwura, which tells the story of the second iyalode of Ibadan. It is a story of the strongest and wealthiest Yoruba woman in Yoruba history and is due to hit the cinemas very soon.
Joshua Ojo's works have been characterized by a strong connection to history with an effort to infuse visual and poetic beauty in his stories such as Fuji House of Commotion and Tightrope. He has written, produced and directed a variety of movies, series and TV commercials. His films are known for its detailed attention.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

How Drylab Works Best For Filmmakers' Success



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Drylab created the metadata tagged OnSet dailies during the filming of «Catch22» by George Clooney. We love this photo by Phillipe Antonello. Director of photography: Martin Ruhe.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Why Drylab is Becoming Popular Among Filmmakers



Feedback selection from Drylab users.

In their own words, why directors and producers love it:


“I am one of the founders of Drylab. I chose to do it because I needed better tools to make better films and TV series. Today we use Drylab on all our productions. We are currently filming “Wilderness” for HBO, and both the client and the creatives on set are very pleased with the system. Everybody who gets a chance to use Drylab becomes loyal users”.
-  Stein Bruno Kvae, SF
Norway/Paradox, Kongens Nei, 1000 times goodnight, Utøya, Cold Pursuit.
Award: Amanda Award for Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release
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From Script Supervisor:
“It takes me just seconds to find the references I need for costume, make up or dialogue. I will never go back to paper.”

– Aslaug Konradsdottir, Script Supervisor, The Hurt Locker, Beforeigners, Kontiki.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Alice Wins "American Hero Dog" of the Year Award


Alice Wins "American Hero Dog" of the Year Award

Antonio Reese’s service dog Alice has been named 2019 Service Dog of the Year. PHOTO CREDIT:
Kentucky.Com.

Dog That Serves as a Lifeline to Seriously Injured Boy Wins Nation's Top Title of "American Hero Dog" at the 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®

The 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards (left to right): Deputy John Forlenza and Dax, American Hero Veterinarian Dr. Terry Morris, American Hero Veterinary Nurse Angel Martin, Dawn Rudolph and Leader Dog Lady, American Humane President & CEO Robin Ganzert, PhD, James Denton, Lydia Crochet and Jeanie, Caroline Zuendel and Sgt. Yeager, Lori Wells and Piglet, Anna Barbosa and Gus, Antonio with Tara Murillo and 2019 American Hero Dog Alice PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Steinberg/Invision for American Humane/AP Images.

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

What Can Netflix and Showmax Offer More than 90 Million Muslims in Nigeria?


Which of the most popular streaming services have TV series, shows and movies for the over 90 million Muslims in Nigeria?

Netflix and Showmax are competing for the millions of cable TV lovers in the most populous country in Africa with a population of over 197millon people and Nigeria has the largest Muslim population in sub-Saharan Africa and the majority are Sunnis. But do they have considerations for them in their programmes?
Netflix and Showmax are competing for the best #Nollywood movies, but I have not seen them competing for the predominantly Muslims #Kannywood movies. They forget that the acquisition of good Muslim TV series, dramas and shows can attract millions of subscribers to them.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Happy World Smile Day 2019

Photo Credit:123RF.


Happy World Smile Day 2019

World Smile Day is a day when people are encouraged to not only put a smile on the faces of their fellow man, but also to treat them to acts of kindness. This day is celebrated on the first Friday in October and has been officially celebrated since 1999. Today, not only do millions of people participate by putting smiles on the faces of their fellow human beings on this day, but there are also many events held all over the United States and the world to celebrate this day.

History
The historical roots of this day can be traced to Worcester, Massachusetts in 1963. This is when a commercial artist named Harvey Ball created what would now be known as the smiley face; An image that had instant commercial success and quickly became recognizable all around the world. While Harvey Ball was pleased with the success of the smiley face, he was also concerned that the real meaning behind it was lost on the general public. It was this concern that inspired him to create World Smile Day.

Harvey believed that the smiley face had no political, religious or geographic limitations placed upon it. He felt that people shouldn’t either, at least for one day of the year. So he created this day as a day that people can be kind to each other and make each other smile. In 1999, he started the first ever World Smile Day in Worcester, Massachusetts and from there it has spread throughout the world.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Wale Ojo's Directorial Debut Pulls Crowds in Nollywood



Femi Jacobs holds the audience captive.


See the photos of fast rising #Nollywood stars, Nunnsi Ojong and Susan Festus with Nancy Isime and Femi Jacobs, Wale Ojo, Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima and others at the world première of the captivating romantic comedy, "Don't Get Mad, Get Even" held Sunday evening of September 29, 2019 at the Silverbird Cinemas in the Silverbird Galleria on the Victoria Island of Lagos, Africa's largest megacity.
Other celebrities at the event included, Africa's leading action hero and ambitious filmmaker, JLeo Uche and popular comedian, Funny Bone.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Norway Tops 10 Countries Of Organic Traffic Visitors To TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla


#Norway Tops 10 Countries Of Organic Traffic Visitors To TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla

1. Norway

2. United States

3. Nigeria

4. Russia

5. Germany

6. United Kingdom

7. Unknown Region

8. Australia

9. India

10. Egypt

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Classic Epic of the Month: Saladin: Battle of Hattin



The Battle of Hattin (Arabic: معركة حطين‎) took place on 4 July 1187, between the Crusader states of the Levant and the forces of the Ayyubid sultan Salah ad-Din, known in the West as Saladin. It is also known as the Battle of the Horns of Hattin, due to the shape of a nearby extinct volcano.


The Muslim armies under Saladin captured or killed the vast majority of the Crusader forces, removing their capability to wage war. As a direct result of the battle, Muslims once again became the eminent military power in the Holy Land, re-conquering Jerusalem and most of the other Crusader-held cities. These Christian defeats prompted the Third Crusade, which began two years after the Battle of Hattin.
Published on Nov 17, 2018.

Monday, September 23, 2019

We Celebrated the Diamond Birthday of Ben Akabueze!


The talk of the town in Lagos, Africa's largest megacity is the 60th birthday celebration of Pastor Ben Akabueze Sunday afternoon at the Harbour Point on Victoria Island. Pastor Akabueze, the Pastor-in-Charge of Lagos Province 39 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) is currently Director General of the Budget office for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was a former CEO of NAL Bank Plc (now Sterling Bank Plc) and two terms Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget with the Lagos State Government. The celebrations of his Diamond birthday started last week from Thursday, September 19 in Abuja to Sunday, September 22 in Lagos.
The celebration in Lagos attracted many dignitaries and leaders in Corporate Nigeria, including Managing Directors and CEOs of top banks; pastors in the RCCG; top ranking government officials and celebrities from the Nigerian entertainment industry. I saw popular singer, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, winner of the first season of Project Fame West Africa, best known for his hit single "Kukere"; fast rising young filmmaker, JLeo Uche, director of the most anticipated sci-fi epic in Nollywood, "The Legend of Gatuso" and the beautiful Nollywood actress, Nunnsi Ojong known for her lead roles in several TV series; as Prisca in "Dereal Don", Pamela of "Exit Plan" the movie,Victoria in "Game Over", Martha in "The Rift", "Family Forever", MTV Shuga, Season 4 and also Barrister Linda in "Scream" YouTube series by Soulmate Studios.

JLeo Uche congratulating Ben Akabueze.
JLeo Uche and Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.
Nunnsi Ojong and Nathaniel Bassey.
Nunnsi Ojong and JLeo Uche.
Nunnsi Ojong and Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.
Nunnsi Ojong.

The guests received blessings from the ministrations of pastors and popular gospel musician, Pastor Nathaniel Bassey sang special songs and played his trumpet in thanksgivings and appreciation of the great things Almighty God has done for the celebrant. Others extolled his dignity, humility, integrity and nobility as a Christian minister, economist and accomplished public official. With his wife Ngozi and two daughters by his side, he cut his birthday cake and danced with the guests. Every guest received a gift bag of his books and a special sermon on DVD with enough to eat and drink. I gave him one of the best biographical books on Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye authored by Mr. Bisi Daniels.


Friday, September 20, 2019

And I Met Prof. Wole Soyinka Again


And yesterday I met the great literary icon, Prof. Wole Soyinka again.
We have met before on three different occasions. Our first meeting was at the public presentation of a small book of original poems at the Nimbus Art Gallery on Maitama Sule Street, off Awolowo Road in South-West Ikoyi, Lagos; the second meeting at the prize giving event of the annual Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by the Nigeria LNG Limited when my friend, Adeleke O'Adeyemi, aka "Mai Nasara" won the coveted prize of US$100, 000 for his children's book, The Missing Clock and our third meeting was some years ago at Freedom Park at an event organised by CNN award winning journalist, Tolu Ogunlesi.
The first black Nobel laureate in Literature knows me as the author of The Prophet Lied which he has read. I met him at the Freedom Park on the Lagos Island, Africa's largest megacity before my important appointment with the famous Remi Vaughan-Richards, one of the leading award winning female filmmakers from Nigeria. Fast rising Nollywood filmmaker, Jleo Uche, director of the most anticipated new films in Nigeria, "The Trip To Libya" and sci-fi epic, "The Legend of Gatuso" was with me when I bowed my head to greet the lion of African literature as he was discussing with the highly regarded Jahman Anikulapo, Executive Director, iREP Film Festival, Programme Chairman, Committee for Relevant Art, CORA; Progranne Head, Culture Advocates Caucus, CAC, organisers of WordSlam and former Editor of the Sunday Guardian.

Remi Vaughan-Richards.
Jahman Anikulapo.
JLeo Uche.


The appointment with Remi was to discuss new film projects. We discussed reminiscences of her famous parents, the famous British-Nigerian architect, Alan Vaughan-Richards and Ayo Vaughan-Richards (née Vaughan) a nurse who was the daughter of a hotelier from the James Churchill Vaughan family of Lagos.






Sunday, September 15, 2019

2020 Sony World Photography Awards


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Saturday, September 7, 2019

50 Garlands for Ebubeogu as He Joins the Golden Club!


50 Garlands for Ebubeogu as He Joins the Golden Club

- By Ingram Osigwe

The golden club is a prestigious one.The club is golden and prestigious because admission is done by nature.It is free provided nature and life permit.

A good, kind and large hearted man has just been admitted into the Club.He is the Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Tiger Foods, Onistha.He is Chief Celestine Ebubeogu (Ide Akokwa).He has just turned 50, the age of qualification for membership.

Audun Vaaler Brings Drylab To Nollywood



Audun Vaaler Brings Drylab To Nollywood

Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, CEO
of International Digital Post Network Limited and Publisher/Editor of the #NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series with Audun Vaaler, CEO at @drylab R&D AS Oslo Area, Norway on the opening day of 2019 annual Nigerian International Film Summit/NITV Summit at the Alliance Francais/ Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Drylab is launching in Nigeria to improve the quality of Nigerian TV and film productions in global standards.


Fast rising Nollywood director, JLeo Uche with Audun Vaaler. JLeo's new film, the SciFi epic, "The Legend of Gatuso" is currently the talk of the town.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

And Azia Stood Still For Bestman


And Azia Stood Still For Bestman

- By Ingram Osigwe

The late Chief Bestman Clement Obiefoka Onyedi was no monarch while alive but his burial spelt royalty.His family, friends, well wishers and indeed his community, Azia accorded him a kingly farewell.
It was one burial that will remain etched on the minds of the people for a longtime.
If the dead could send words of appreciation to the living, there is no doubt that Chief Onyedi would have since done so.He would have sent words of effusive gratitude to all those who emptied into Azia, a sleepy town in Ihiala local government area of Anambra state on August 23, 2019 to give him a befitting burial.
Indeed, Azia stood still for a good man. A man who contributed immensely to the peace and development of the town, an industrialist and philanthropist who lent his shoulders to those in need.
From the requiem mass which was officiated by the Archbishop of Nnewi Arch diocese,Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke and many other catholic priests, to the burial site and then to the beautifully decorated entertainment tents, it was a sea of heads and eulogies all the way.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Stop Promoting Mediocrity in Nollywood


STOP PROMOTING MEDIOCRITY IN NOLLYWOOD

The ingenuity of videographers in Nigeria produced the phenomenon of #Nollywood that was defined by guerrilla filmmaking with no budget or low budget. These cheap videos built the first and largest indie film industry in Africa.
You don't have to break the bank to make a hit movie that will make you smile to the bank. The phenomenal paranormal horror film, "The Blair Witch Project" shot 20 years ago in 1999 was made with only US$60,000, but grossed about US$249 million worldwide.
What matters most in filmmaking is not the size of your camera, but the size of your imagination.

Monday, August 5, 2019

The First Official Trailer of "The Legend of Gatuso", Action Fantasy Film from Nollywood



The Legend of GATUSO: A New Film From Nollywood


"The Legend of Gatuso" is the most anticipated new film from Nollywood.

This new action and SciFi fantasy film is ready for release in 2019.
The film is by Africa's number one action hero, J Leo Uche from #Nollywood
https://www.instagram.com/jleouche/


The Synopsis:
A child of prophecy is born with a great destiny and mission to bring peace and balance to mankind, but the evil Fire nation wants to rule and conquer the world. Fire lord in his desperate moves to kill the child decided to burn down villages and hold them captive, Only Gatuso The child Avatar can stop this evil in a fight to save mankind.

J Leo Uche is one the fastest rising ambitious young filmmakers in Nigeria, action actor/director, a stunt director, a producer who was born and raised in Lagos, Africa's largest megacity.
A five times national champion in martial arts, a martial arts expert and trainer .

His new action thriller, "A Trip To Libya" exposes the local Nigerian link to the international Mafia controlling the sex trafficking of Nigerian girls and women to Libya for the illegal prostitution rings in Europe.
View the trailer on
https://youtu.be/AZP-1HQZPEs

Filmography:
Rough chase,
Unges War,
Dangerous Men,
Spirit of the Jungle,
Systemic Lies,
The Unknown,
Sarafina's Nightmare,
Wrong Idea,
A Trip To Libya.

Subscriptions for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and others Should Be Reduced by 100%



The subscription fees of top digital TV streaming platforms from #Netflix to #Hulu are too much and can be reduced by 100%.


There is something missing in all the OTT networks streaming videos that can increase their subscribers by 50 - 100 percent. But they are either clueless about it or prefer not to include this most interactive feature that will attract millions of millennials.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Modupe Susan Garland Has Won the 2019 Miss Earth Nigeria



Modupe Susan Garland has won the 2019 Miss Earth Nigeria.
She was crowned by her predecessor, the Miss Earth Nigeria 2018, Miss Maristella Okpala at the grand finale held on Saturday, August 3, at the Mega 1 Events Place in Lekki, Lagos. The pageant is one of the three largest pageants in Nigeria while the international one is also one of the three biggest pageants.


Miss Earth is an annual event designed to empower women who are role models and also to maintain environmental friendliness. “Miss Earth pageants strongly believed in being socially responsible for our immediate environment. Unlike other pageants that raise queens, Miss Earth pageant believed in raising ambassadors that will pioneer sustainable development in their environments,” Ibinabo said.

“Every year the winners of the beauty pageants (4 in number) will represent the four main elements of the world each which includes Water, Air, Fire and Earth with the aim of promoting environmental awareness,” said Ibinabo Fiberesima.

About Miss Earth Nigeria
Miss Earth Nigeria is an annual national beauty pageant in Nigeria to select its representative to the international Miss Earth pageant.
The pageant, with the theme "Beauties for a Cause" is organized by AMC Productions, and began sending representatives to Miss Earth a year after the international pageant was established in 2001.

President
Ibinabo Fiberesima

http://www.missearthnigeria.com/

Contact@missearthnigeria.com
Tel: 08032625066, 07034688064 , 08033029401

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Orlando Martins and 60 Years of TV in Nigeria and Tropical Africa


Orlando Martins and 60 Years of TV in Nigeria and Tropical Africa

I have been busy since last week in a
film and music studio for complete film and music productions in Lagos, Africa's largest megacity, centre of #Nollywood, the first indie film industry and entertainment capital of the continent. I am also working as the publicist for the upcoming action and fantasy thriller, "The Legend of Gatuso", a phenomenal groundbreaking film in Nollywood by the fast rising young director, Leo J Uche, the number one action hero in Africa.


We have just completed the first official trailer.